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2020 OYO Programs | Come Learn All About It

As the Fall Ball season concludes and the winter doldrums await is your ballplayer already anxious to get back on the ballfield? Well, OYO is ready to make it happen again soon! Following a brief offseason break thru December, we will offer for ballplayers in just about any age group and from any baseball/softball program…
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Tournament Notes | Be in the Know

Sunday, September 29, marks the sixth and final Sunday of games at OYO. We are excited to end our 12th annual Fall Ball season with a fun single-elimination tournament featuring all 51 of our teams this season. As we prepare for Tournament Sunday, here are some very important reminders: Different Set of Game Times | Please read…
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Fall Ball 2019 Tournament Schedule and Brackets Now Posted

The official 2019 Fall Ball Tournament brackets are now available for all divisions. Download the bracket directly from your team’s schedule in LeagueApps and begin plotting out your team’s path to the championship game.  If you have any questions about the tournament, please check with your coach or your league commissioner. Download the 2019 Fall…
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Players Play, Coaches Coach and Fans Cheer

With great anticipation, all our coaches, players and fans are entering the final weeks of our Fall Ball season, including the OYO Tournament. The excitement and enthusiasm are on the rise. This is the time of year where teams can showcase what they have learned on the ballfield but also where coaches and parents can…
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Your Opinion Counts! OYO Satisfaction Survey Starts September 23

The Oaklandon Youth Organization is committed to providing you a quality baseball and softball experience for your ballplayer and family. To better deliver the value and service you expect, we want to understand your overall experience and identify areas you recognize needing improvement. We have had a great turnout this season for our Fall Ball…
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Join the 2020 OYO Board and Make a Difference

The OYO Board of Directors is working hard to make a difference for each and every ballplayer, including your own! And, there are still several positions seeking a nominee, so jump in and volunteer! The 2019-20 OYO Board consists of 40 volunteers, who work tirelessly to uphold The OYO Way and continue to grow our…
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Introducing the 2019-20 OYO Board of Directors

Congratulations to all 2019-20 OYO Board Members! On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, the current OYO Board elected a new slate of board members to help continue serve the OYO families in 2020 and beyond. This board of 35 volunteers will work tirelessly to uphold The OYO Way and continue to grow our program to serve…
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Coaches’ Corner: Three Timely Reminders

Our 2019 Fall Ball coaches are doing a phenomenal job with all our teams and players. The emphasis on teamwork, player development and The OYO Way is on display at all our practices and games. As we enter the stretch run of our 12th Annual Fall Ball Season, here are three important reminders for all…
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Smile! Fall Ball Picture Day Set for September 8

Team and individual pictures for our fall season will be taken on Sunday, September 8, 2019, so mark your calendars!  You can find out when your ballplayer’s team is scheduled for pictures below. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your time slot to keep us on schedule. With the help of OYO players and parents, coaches,…
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Fall Ball Tournament Schedule Coming Soon!

The official 2019 Fall Ball Tournament brackets will be available starting Wednesday, September 11. The schedules were completed by a random draw executed by the LeagueApps scheduling software. Now, our volunteer board members are reviewing the brackets to ensure time and field space accuracy before releasing the final schedules When the tournament brackets are released,…
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Only Six Board Positions Available for 2019-20 OYO Board of Directors | Act Now to Join!

With the 2019-20 OYO Board of Directors elections set for Tuesday, September 10 (at 8 p.m. at Jenn Park), we’re seeking just a few more volunteers to join our Board of Directors to continue our success into our 45th season. If you enjoy giving back to the community and teaming up with friends from throughout…
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Help Us Help You! Please Keep Cart Paths Clear!

We’re excited to have so many fans and parents joining us during the first two weekends of the season. The standing-room only cheering sections have provided true encouragement for our ballplayers. We also realize the hot, sunny, weather conditions leave us all seeking some shade and cover. We encourage and welcome families to bring their…
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OYO Reminders for Fall Ball Game Days

As we gear up for our 11th Annual Fall Ball Season, there are a handful of reminders to help improve your overall experience and increase the safety of those around you. Please read below for details about OYO house rules for the game season, time limit policies, Weatherline usage, no pets policy, parking guidelines, vehicle…
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Be in the Know This Fall | The OYO Weatherline

At OYO, we have the official OYO Weatherline to communicate important cancellation information. The Weatherline is used exclusively for game days, work days and travel tournament details. It is not used for rec league practice decisions. All practice decisions are left to the coaches. Please check with your coach to determine if you are or are…
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Labor Day Weekend Game Reminders

First and foremost, Labor Day signifies the last official weekend of the summer and, as such, it is also a time to continue to be diligent with our safety. As you travel to friends and family, spend time outside, attend BBQs, or simply go swimming, boating, fishing or camping, we wish you a safe and…
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2019 Game Schedules Now Available

The game schedule for your ballplayer’s team is now available in LeagueApps. To access the game schedule for one player or multiple players in your family, simply follow these basic steps. Visit the OYO website at www.oyoball.org Click “Manage Parent Account” (link in upper right corner) and login Click “My Schedule” (last item on menu…
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Less Than 20 Roster Spots Remain | Promote and Register Today!

Courtesy of a late rush and some more coaches stepping up to take a team, we’re expanding our Fall Ball program again for the 2019 Fall Ball season. Tell your friends, classmates and neighbors there’s still space for them this fall. Register online today and join a team for practices starting August 11! Please note,…
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Save Big During OYO Shopping Day at DICK’S This Saturday (Aug. 17)

Great News! Our friends at DICK’S Sporting Goods are hosting the OYO Shop Day again this season. Join us this Saturday (August 17, 2019) and show your support for OYO and receive a 20 percent in-store discount throughout the store, not just the baseball and softball merchandise. This is the perfect time to purchase new gear — pants,…
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Come One, Come All! Park Prep Days on Saturday and Sunday

As we prepare to open our 12th season of Fall Ball at Veterans Memorial Park, we are encouraging all our families to come out and make a difference. As an all-volunteer organization, OYO relies on and needs the support of all our families to help ensure our park is prepared and ready for Opening Day.…
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Fall Ball Team Assignments and Info Now Available (for most divisions)

The OYO 2019 Fall Ball Season is now officially underway. Thanks to the remarkable work of our volunteer baseball and softball commissioners, we have secured coaches for all teams (except one…and more on that in a moment), ensured we developed fair and balanced rosters, granted as many requests as possible and finalized practice schedules for…
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Fall Ball Coaches Meeting | Thursday, August 1

OYO will host its annual Fall Ball Coaches Meeting and Player Ranking Review on Thursday, August 1 at 7 p.m. at Jenn Park (10450 East 63rd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46236).  This is an important meeting as we blend a handful of coaches familiar with OYO’s policies and expectations with a wide-range of talented coaches from surrounding…
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Junior Baseball Reconfigured for Fall Ball Season

The OYO Executive Board and Junior Baseball Commissioner have been monitoring the registration trends in the Junior Baseball divisions. Our original plans called for offering separate divisions for the age groups 13-14 and 15-16. For a little perspective, from years 2009-2013, we offered one division for all Junior Baseball players ages 13-16. Then, from 2014 through…
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14U FTT Red Storm Softball Tryouts Announced

The 14U OYO FTT Red Storm Softball team will be holding tryouts this coming Wednesday, July 31, and Friday, August 2.  Tryouts will take place from at Veterans Memorial Park — the home of the Oaklandon Youth Organization — from 6:30-8 p.m. both evenings on Field 6. For more details about the tryouts, please contact…
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Guarantee Roster Spot for Fall Ball Today

Once midnight strikes at the end of Sunday, July 28, OYO will set team limits for the 2019 Fall Ball season. And, that means the roster spots will become extremely limited in each division, if any are even available. Don’t settle for a waiting list spot, act today to be sure your ballplayer takes the field…
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2020 FTT Travel Tryout Schedule Announced

Make plans to participate in the tryouts for one of our full-time travel baseball tryouts coming later this month. OYO offers two types of travel programs for baseball and softball. Our teams, sport the nicknames Bombers (baseball) and Red Storm (softball). For both baseball and softball, we offer rec travel teams and full-time travel teams. Tryouts for the 2020 Full-Time Travel…
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Don’t Miss Out on the Action: Register for Fall Ball Today

With the spring season coming to a close, many players and families are already asking how they can continue their season. While we may not have a July option for our families not participating in rec travel, we do have a Fall option that begins in mid-August. Fall Ball registration is now open. Learn all about our 2019…
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Calling All Coaches | OYO Fall Ball Needs You

Being a head coach at OYO is one of the most rewarding and memorable volunteer opportunities we offer! Fall Ball registration is open and our registrations are outpacing past trends showing we have hundreds of ballplayers anxious to get back out to the ballpark for the start of our 2019 Fall Ball season!   As a…
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Fall Ball Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

Support OYO and hundreds of ballplayers this fall with your sponsorship — and get some timely marketing benefits, too! We’re looking forward to an exciting Fall Ball season. As with each season, we’re also in need of growing our support from the business community to ensure all our teams are supported by a team sponsor. For those…
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2020 FTT Bombers, Red Storm Coaching Updates

The Oaklandon Youth Organization offers competitive, full-time travel teams for baseball and softball. The programs are divided into Oaklandon Bombers (baseball) and Oaklandon Red Storm (softball). Coach Applications | If you’re interested in applying for one of the full-time travel head coaching positions for the 2020 season, then please complete and submit the online head coach application and acknowledgement…
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Calling All Co-Ed Softball Players!

OYO offers an adult co-ed softball league during our fall season as well. This slow-pitch softball league for any male or female ages 18 and older. Our co-ed softball program accepts individual player registrations as well as team registrations. The cost to participate is $50 per player. However, our co-ed softball league also accepts full-team…
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Tournament Brackets Now Available for Junior Baseball, 14U/16U Softball

The official 2019 Spring Season Tournament Brackets are now available for our Junior Baseball and 14U/16U Softball divisions. Download the bracket for your team and begin plotting out all the paths your team might take. If you have any questions about the tournament, please check with your coach or your league commissioner. Please note, these brackets are…
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9U Bomber Bash | June 20 – 23

9U Bomber Bash – June 20-23 There is still room to for your team to participate in the 9U Bomber Bash to be held at the OYO fields in Veterans Memorial Park, 12150 E 62nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46235. Team fee $350 No gate fee Guaranteed 3 games (2 pool followed by single elimination bracket)…
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DICK’S Sporting Goods Savings Opportunity

From our friends at DICK’S Sporting Goods… DICK’S invites you to take part in our Spring Baseball/Softball Appreciation Weekend, June 21st – 23rd, and save 20% off your in-store purchase. This is a great opportunity to purchase any of the baseball or softball items needed for the all-star/tournament season, as well as any summer seasonal…
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18th Annual David Manlove Invitational Tournament

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, 38 baseball teams from around Central Indiana gathered at OYO fields in Veterans Memorial Park for the 18th Annual David Manlove Invitational Memorial Tournament. Fortunately, the weather was perfect for baseball! David was one of OYO’s own who lost his battle with addiction. David’s life continues to touch others through…
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2019 Bat Policy Announced for Baseball Divisions

As many returning families may know, the youth baseball bat industry underwent a significant change in 2018 with the introduction of the USABat Standards. During last season, the OYO Board board took a conservative approach of grandfathering many previously permitted baseball bats into the OYO leagues for the entirety of the 2018 season. At the…
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2019 Bomber Bash 12U Tournament

Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st, 2019 The Oaklandon Bombers 12U team is hosting the Bomber Bash 12U Tournament on Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st, 2019.  Our team is new team to Oaklandon this season and we are looking for teams at the A/AA level to join us for end of the season event.  All…
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Be in the Know This Spring: The OYO Weatherline

At OYO, we have the official OYO Weatherline to communicate important cancellation information. The Weatherline is used exclusively for game days, work days and travel tournament details. It is not used for rec league practice decisions. All practice decisions are left to the coaches. Please check with your coach to determine if you are or are not having…
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Come Share Your Talents | Four Open Board Positions

As our Spring Season winds down and our Fall Ball season is on deck, we are looking to complete our roster of volunteer board members to create a memorable experience for all our families each and every season. The OYO Board of Directors works tirelessly behind the scenes to make a difference for each and…
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Important Reminder about Vehicle Security

As you prepare to come to the ballpark today, next week and for future seasons, we want to remind all our ballplayers and their families to utilize basic safety practices to minimize vehicle break-ins and theft while enjoying a ball game. Please keep all valuables (such as phones, purses, electronics, equipment and other personal belongings)…
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