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Ages 5 thru 16
2018 season: Registration opens February 1
Wait list will begin March 2


OYAA Rec Baseball partners with Babe Ruth League for the AAA Minors, Majors, 13-15, and 16-18 age groups for the 2018 season.

2018 AA Minors, AAA Minors & Majors will open our season the week of May 14, 2018. The end of season tournament will conclude June 30 with a make-up date of July 1, 2018.
Check back often for 2018 season dates.

2018 T-ball and Rookies opening day is Sunday, May 20. There will not be any games Memorial Day weekend in T-ball and Rookies. Season ends June 30. Rookies have a end of season tournament June 30, 2018. Make-up date is July 1. Weekend games are played on Saturdays except opening day. Expect one weekday game every week and at least one Saturday game.  Check back often for 2018 season dates.

2018 Babe Ruth 13-15 teams start after May 20. The team(s) will be playing against other area rec teams. Check back often for 2018 season dates.

COACHES' TRAINING SCHEDULE:
January - March - Check the Rec Baseball Coaching Tab
Mandatory coaches meeting forT-ball and Coach pitch (8U) Feb 1 at 7P at Orange MS cafeteria
UMPIRE TRAINING
March - Check the Rec Baseball Umpire Tab
T-ball (6U) $100
Rookies (8U) - $110
AA Minors (10U) - $135
Cal Ripken AAA Minors (10U) - $150
Cal Ripken Majors (12U) - $160
Babe Ruth 13-15 - $200
Babe Ruth 16-18 - $200

Scorecard

Field Map

Link for info about Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball:
https://www.baberuthleague.org/



These are exciting times for OYAA Rec Baseball. Give us a go. We know you'll approve of what we're teaching our ballplayers.

REGISTRATION STARTS FEBRUARY 1, 2018 AND ENDS MARCH 1, 2018

Log into your OYAA account and register:  https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=192179i

REC BASEBALL INFO  fb.me/OYAARecBaseball

2018 Registration runs February 1 - March 1

- Players in AA, AAA, & Majors are chosen to teams through a draft. Players need to attend one evaluation session in order to be evaluated.

REFUND POLICY:  Registration Dates, Wait List Dates and Refund cut-off dates for ALL programs are shown in the Program Dates/Policies document Calendar (click to view).
 
Mandatory coaches meeting forT-ball and Coach pitch (8U) Feb 1 at 7P at Orange MS cafeteria
WINTER INDOOR TRAINING
  for registered OYAA Rec Baseball players ages 9-12 (player who will be playing AA, AAA, and Majors).

When:  Sundays starting mid February through the end of March, 2018.
-- 9 & 10 year-olds [AA & AAA Minors]
-- 11 & 12 year-olds
Where:  Stars Indoor Sports, 6124 Busch Blvd, Columbus
 The cost is $10 per session. Please pay in cash at the door.
Note:  This is not included in rec baseball registration fees. We are going above and beyond what is expected of a rec baseball league. The coaches are extremely excited to be able to offer such a unique opportunity.
* Be sure to email Tom Bee at tbee@oyaa.org with any questions.

OYAA Rec Baseball has teamed up with The Anywhere Ball company. Click this link https://rtm.isrefer.com/go/AWB/OYAA/ to go to our linked website and purchase a dozen or two balls for your kids for batting practice. Click here for an informational flyer about The Anywhere Ball: OYAA will get a credit towards the purchase of The Anywhere Ball for use by our teams for practices.
OYAA Rec Baseball days out with The Columbus Clippers - watch for the 2018 dates
  • For ages 9-12, teams are formed through a draft.
  • Teams for T-ball and Rookie are formed by school attendance areas as much as possible. Requests, though not guaranteed, are considered in team formation. 

LOCATION GUIDE:

ACES = Alum Creek Elementary School - 2515 Parklawn Dr, Lewis Center
FTES = Freedom Trail Elementary School - 6743 Bale Kenyon Rd, Lewis Center
HES = Heritage Elementary School - 679 Lewis Center Rd, Lewis Center
LP = Liberty Park - Home Rd, Powell
SMS = Shanahan Middle School - 814 Shanahan Rd, Lewis Center
SRES = Scioto Ridge Elementary School - 8715 Big Bear Ave, Powell

    Liberty Park, Scioto Ridge ES and Shanahan MS have multiple diamonds at their locations. Click HERE for a field map.

2018 Age Chart
determined by birthdate

T-Ball (6U):            May 1, 2011 - May 31, 2013
Rookie (8U):          
May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2011
AA Minors & AAA Minors (10U):  May 1, 2007 - April 30, 2009
Majors (12U):        May 1, 2005 - April 30, 2007
 

AGE GROUP DESCRIPTIONS

T-Ball
 - 6U - $100
T-ball Division Coordinator - Ty Sonagere

This is the introduction to baseball in a fun, safe, and supportive team environment. Players are placed on a team by OYAA according to their schools. Teams can expect to play one weeknight and one Saturday game per week. Fridays and Sundays are used strictly for makeup games.

  • Practices start 4/30/18
  • Games start 5/20/18 (1st weekend games will be on a Sunday; remaining weekend games are on Saturdays).
    (games will not be played Memorial Day weekend)
  • Fridays and Sundays are generally reserved for make-up games.
  • 1 weekday game and 1 Saturday game over 5 playing weeks for up to 10 total games.
  • The last scheduled game will be the week of 6/25/18.
  • It is being discussed about having an end of season round robin tournament on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Watch for more info at the beginning of May.


T-Ball Rules click here

Rookies - 8U - $110

Rookies Division Coordinator - Jamie Holdren

This will be the coach pitch division. Coaches will continue teaching the fundamental skills necessary for further development of the young ball player. The Rookie division does not have a player draft. Players are placed on a team by OYAA according to their schools. Teams can expect to play one weeknight and one Saturday game per week. Fridays and Sundays are used strictly for makeup games.

  • Practices start 4/30/18
  • Games start 5/20/18 (1st weekend games will be on a Sunday; remaining weekend games are on Saturdays).
    (games will not be played Memorial Day weekend).
  • Fridays and Sundays are generally reserved for make-up games.
  • 1 weekday game and 1 Saturday game over 6 weeks with up to one doubleheader - up to 13 total games.
  • The last scheduled game will be the week of 6/25/18.
  • The end of season tournament will be played June 30, 2018 (all games in 1 day - kids love it). July 1, 2018 is reserved for a make-up date.
  • The All-star doubleheader will be Sunday, July 8, 2018.
  • Watch for information on the Legends of Baseball Classic for OYAA registered players taking place on multiple dates after July 10 and into August. This is after the normal league schedule so there is a participant fee per game played.


Rookie Rules click here

AA Minors - 10U lower division -  $135
AA Minors Division Coordinator - TBD after evaluations
      
Players in AA, AAA, & Majors are chosen to teams through a draft. Players need to attend one evaluation session in order to be evaluated.

     During the February registration period all 10U players will register for AA Minors.
Players are expected to attend one of the evaluation sessions at the end of March and first week of April. Players are separated into AA or AAA after the evaluations. Teams are chosen through a draft after the winter/spring evaluations.
     The AA Minors affords those players whose baseball skill sets develop at a different pace the opportunity to enhance their skills and to fall in love with the game. This will be competitive because players with comparable skill sets will be playing against one another. The focus is to introduce strategy and team play with further refinement of the fundamental skills of baseball. Played on 60' bases and 46' mounds. Teams can expect to play one weeknight and one Saturday game per week. Plan on up to two doubleheaders. Fridays and Sundays are used strictly for makeup games. 

  • Practices start after April 14, 2018.
  • Games start May 20, 2018 (1st weekend games will be on a Sunday; remaining weekend games are on Saturdays). Fridays and Sundays are generally reserved for make-up games.
  • 1 weekday game and 1 Saturday game over 6 weeks with at least one doubleheader - up to 14 total games.
  • The last scheduled regular season game will be the weekend of June 23 & 24, 2018.
  • The end of season tournament will be played the week of June 25, 2018 with the semi-final and championship games played on Saturday, June 30, 2018. July 2, 2018 is reserved for a make-up date.
  • The All-star game is played after July 4, 2018.
  • Watch for information on the Legends of Baseball Classic for OYAA registered players taking place on multiple dates after July 10 and into August. This is after the normal league schedule so there is a participant fee per game played.


AA Minor Rules click here

Cal Ripken AAA Minors - 10U upper division - $150
AAA Minors Division Coordinator - Dave Dargatz

  • Practices start after April 14, 2018.
  • Games start May 20, 2018 (1st weekend games will be on a Sunday; remaining weekend games are on Saturdays). Fridays and Sundays are generally reserved for make-up games.
  • 1 weekday game and 1 Saturday game over 6 weeks with 3 doubleheaders - up to 17 total games.
  • The last scheduled regular season game will be the weekend of June 23 & 24, 2018.
  • The end of season tournament will be played the week of June 25, 2018 with the semi-final and championship games played on Saturday, June 30, 2018. July 2, 2018 is reserved for a make-up date.
  • The All-star game is played after July 4, 2018. The two All-star teams are comprised of players who will not be playing on the Cal Ripken Tournament Team. This gives another 24 ballplayers the recognition of their great season by playing in the All-star game.
  • Cal Ripken AAA Minors will have a 9U and a 10U Tournament Team that will participate in the Cal Ripken tournament trail and the possibility of two out of league tournaments. Both the 9U and 10U Tournament Team will be comprised of the 12 top players, as chosen by the coaches, in both age groups. There will be a fee for players chosen to the Tournament Teams to cover the expense of their uniform. For any player chosen to the Tournament Team, there will be a mandatory parents meeting to discuss what is involved in the special distinction their ballplayer has earned. These games will be played after July 4. The Cal Ripken World Series takes place after August 1, 2018. Regional and World Series qualifying teams require out of state travel.
  • For players not on the Cal Ripken Tournament Team, watch for information on the opportunity to play more games in the Legends of Baseball Classic. These games are for OYAA registered players taking place on multiple dates after July 10 and into August. This is after the normal league schedule so there is a participant fee per game played.


AAA Minors Evaluations for 2018 Season:
  During the February registration period all 10U players will register for AA Minors.

Players already on a AAA team do not need to register again. You are already assigned to your team.

Evaluations
Players are expected to attend one of the evaluation sessions at the end of March and first week of April. The AAA Minors Division is made up of the top 72 10U players after the fall and spring evaluations. The 72 players are drafted to 6 teams. Players are separated into AA or AAA after the evaluations. After the 2017 fall evaluations and draft, 36 players were drafted onto 6 AAA Minors teams for the 2018. The remaining 36 players will be drafted to the 6 AAA Minors teams after the winter/spring evaluations.

What is AAA Minors?
This will be a more competitive brand of baseball for players with more developed skills with the division limited to 6 teams. The focus is to introduce strategy and team play with further refinement of the fundamental skills of baseball. Games are played on 65' bases and 46' mounds. Teams are chosen through a draft. There will be 2 or 3 games per week, including an occasional Saturday doubleheader. Rosters are capped at 12 on each of the 6 AAA teams, so attendance at all games is strongly encouraged.

Each player must register and attend a tryout in the fall or early spring to be considered for a AAA Minors Team. Those who defer or those who tryout and are not drafted will get a second chance in the early spring evaluations. When registration opens February 1, 2018, all 10U players will register for AA Minors. In April, 2018, there will be 2 evaluation dates for all 10U players. Each player must attend one session. The remaining AAA Minors roster spots will be chosen after the spring evaluations. Players who did not attend the evaluations or were not drafted to a AAA team will play in the AA Minors Division. If your ballplayer is chosen to a AAA team, there will be an additional cost which will be set at the next OYAA Board meeting in December.

THE SCOOP ON AAA MINORS:  Does your baseball player play multiple sports? Does your family have multiple children playing multiple sports? Does your ball player play travel soccer, basketball, lacrosse? Then OYAA has the baseball program for your serious athlete. OYAA Rec Baseball offers an upper level baseball program for your 9 and 10 year-old athlete (cannot turn 11 before May 1, 2018). We call it AAA Minors. Please read on for the complete scoop.

In professional baseball, AAA baseball is one step away from the Major leagues and AA baseball is two steps away from the Majors. Generally, AAA players have more advanced baseball skills compared to AA players. OYAA offers our version of AA & AAA Minors baseball. We separate the serious athlete and more competitive baseball player into our AAA Minors division.

The purpose of separating the 9 & 10 year-old players into two divisions is to create a more competitive balance and to allow players with comparable skill sets to compete against one another. We offer evaluations to figure out at which level the ball player should be playing. The AAA Minors players will be chosen from the 10U evaluations

The AA Minors division is comprised of players who weren't chosen in the AAA Minors draft or players who did not go to any of the evaluation sessions.

The coaches for both AAA Minors and AA Minors are chosen from parents who have volunteered during the registration process.


Cal Ripken Majors
 - 12U - $160
Majors Division Coordinator - TBD

  • Practices start after April 14, 2018.
  • Games start May 20, 2018 (1st weekend games will be on a Sunday; remaining weekend games are on Saturdays). Fridays and Sundays are generally reserved for make-up games.
  • 1 weekday game and 1 Saturday game over 6 weeks with 3 doubleheaders - up to 17 total games.
  • The last scheduled regular season game will be the weekend of June 23 & 24, 2018.
  • The end of season tournament will be played the week of June 25, 2018 with the semi-final and championship games played on Saturday, June 30, 2018. July 2, 2018 is reserved for a make-up date.
  • The All-star game is played after July 4, 2018. The two All-star teams are comprised of players who will not be playing on the Cal Ripken Tournament Team. This gives another 24 ballplayers the recognition of their great season by playing in the All-star game.
  • Cal Ripken Majors will have a 11U and a 12U Tournament Team that will participate in the Cal Ripken tournament trail and the possibility of two out of league tournaments. Both the 11U and 12U Tournament Team will be comprised of the 12 top players, as chosen by the coaches, in both age groups. There will be a fee for players chosen to the Tournament Teams to cover the expense of their uniform. For any player chosen to the Tournament Team, there will be a mandatory parents meeting to discuss what is involved in the special distinction their ballplayer has earned. These games will be played after July 4. The Cal Ripken World Series takes place after August 1, 2018. Regional and World Series qualifying teams require out of state travel.
  • For players not on the Cal Ripken Tournament Team, watch for information on the opportunity to play more games in the Legends of Baseball Classic. These games are for OYAA registered players taking place on multiple dates after July 10 and into August. This is after the normal league schedule so there is a participant fee per game played.

  
Players in the Majors Division are chosen to teams through a draft. Players are expected to attend one of the evaluation sessions at the end of March and first week of April.

This division plays on 70' bases and 50' mounds. The players in this age group really start to understand the game and it shows on the field. Teams are chosen through a draft. Registration begins in February
. Fridays and Sundays are used strictly for makeup games.

Majors Rules click here

FOR 2018, ALL STAR TEAMS WILL BE FORMED IN THE ROOKIES, AA MINORS, AAA MINORS, AND MAJORS DIVISIONS. A SEPARATE TOURNAMENT TEAM WILL BE FORMED IN THE ROOKIES, AAA MINORS, AND MAJORS DIVISIONS. THESE TOURNAMENT TEAMS WILL PLAY IN ONE OR MORE REC BASEBALL TOURNAMENTS IN THE MONTH OF JULY. IF YOUR BASEBALL PLAYER IS CHOSEN FOR THE TOURNAMENT TEAM, THERE WILL BE A SEPARATE FEE INVOLVED WHICH WILL INCLUDE A UNIQUE JERSEY AND HAT.


Babe Ruth 13-15 - $200

Registration is open to anyone playing middle school baseball, travel ball, or wanting to continue playing the game they love. Who knows who is going to be the next late bloomer? Any child in the Olentangy School District is eligible to play. Our first game will be around May 30 and the last game will be around July 20, 2018.

Practices will start at the conclusion of the Olentangy Schools' middle school baseball schedule. There will be two to three games per week with the possibility of a tournament outside the Olentangy District.

Babe Ruth 13-15 will have a Tournament Team that will participate in the Babe Ruth tournament trail. The Tournament Team will be comprised of the 12-14 top players, as chosen by the coaches. There is also the possibility of having separate 13U and 14U teams. There will be a fee for players chosen to the Tournament Teams to cover the expense of their uniform. For any player chosen to the Tournament Team, there will be a mandatory parents meeting to discuss what is involved in the special distinction their ballplayer has earned. These games will be played after July 4. The Cal Ripken World Series takes place after August 1, 2018. Regional and World Series qualifying teams require out of state travel.

Babe Ruth 16-18 - $200 

Registration is open to anyone playing high school baseball, travel ball, or wanting to continue playing the game they love. Open to students within the Olentangy School District. If your child lives outside the Olentangy School District, contact the rec baseball commissioner for guidance. Our first game will be around May 30 and the last game was around July 20, 2018.

Practices will start at the conclusion of the Olentangy Schools' baseball schedule. There will be two to three games per week with the possibility of a tournament outside the Olentangy District.

PRACTICE MATRIX FOR 9-12 DIVISIONS:


If you would like to reserve field space at one of the OYAA fields, contact the OYAA Rec Baseball Commissioner, Tom Bee at tbee@oyaa.org about being added to the schedule. OYAA Rec Baseball has priority at Scioto Ridge fields #2 & #3, Freedom Trail, Shanahan MS #2, Alum Creek Elem and Liberty Park fields 3 & 4. We look forward to working with others and being a vibrant part of our growing community. Here is the link:  OYAA Rec Baseball 9-16 Master Schedule

Updated 12/26/2017
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