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Updated 4/16/19

At A Glance

EligibilitySchedule Price  Downloads/Reference
Boys ages 5 thru 15
2019 season: Registration opens February 1
Wait list will begin March 2
Babe Ruth 13-15 registration will remain open until April 15. 


OYAA Baseball is a chartered Babe Ruth League for the AAA Minors, Majors, 13-15. That means our tournament teams play in a tournament trail starting with the state tournament.

2019 AA Minors, AAA Minors & Majors will open our season on May 5, 2019. The end of season tournament will conclude at the end of June.
Check back often for 2019 season dates.

2019 T-ball and Rookies opening day is Sunday, May 19. There will not be any games Memorial Day weekend in T-ball and Rookies. Season ends June 29. Rookies have an end of season tournament June 29, 2019. Make-up date is June 30. Weekend games are played on Saturdays except opening day. Expect one weekday game every week and one Saturday game. 

2019 Babe Ruth 13-15
 teams start in mid-May after middle school and freshmen baseball is over. Check back often for 2019 season dates.

COACHES' TRAINING SCHEDULE:
January - March - Check the Rec Baseball Coaching Tab

UMPIRE TRAINING SCHEDULE:
March - Check the Rec Baseball Umpire Tab
$100 - $200, depending on age 





Scorecard

Field Map

National Babe Ruth Website
https://www.baberuthleague.org/

SCHUTT BASEBALL HELMET FIT GUIDE
Fit Guide For Baseball Helmet

Ohio Valley Babe Ruth Website
2019 Regional Tournament Locations

2019 World Series Locations

Registration Dates, Wait List Dates and Refund cut-off dates for ALL programs are shown in the Program Dates/Policies document.

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).

REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2019.

12U Majors hitting league registration opens at midnight on January 18, 2019. Scroll down to Majors section for more info

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

Delaware County Babe Ruth League was officially a success with 5 teams from OYAA (Aces, Dragons, Knights, Coyotes, and Bombers) and 2 from Big Walnut. Scroll down to the Babe Ruth 13-15 section for more info. Season starts after middle school and freshmen baseball seasons.

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


Other Links:
2019 bat info:  http://www.baberuthleague.org/bat-rules.aspx  AND http://www.baberuthleague.org/batter-up/articles/usabat-standard.aspx
MLB Pitch Smart program:  http://m.mlb.com/pitchsmart



Check us out on Facebook at REC BASEBALL INFO  fb.me/OYAARecBaseball

 

----------------------------TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES---------------------------

WINTER INDOOR TRAINING

Who:  All OYAA registered baseball players in 10U (both AA & AAA) and 12U Majors. Registration opens Feb 1.
What:  Indoor baseball training covering hitting, throwing, baserunning, and fielding. We're shaking the winter rust off our players and getting them ready for evaluations at the beginning of April.
Where:  Stars Indoor Sports, 6124 Busch Blvd, Columbus
When:  Sunday February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10
Time:  10U from 1P-3P; 12U from 3P-5P
How many players: Limited to 40 players for each 2 hour session by Stars.
How to sign up:  A SignUpGenius page will be available starting February 1 once Rec Baseball registration opens.
The cost is $10 per session. Please pay in cash at the door.




Note:  AA, AAA, & Majors Indoor Training is not included in rec baseball registration fees. We are going above and beyond what you expect to find in 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 [email protected] with any questions.

2019 Age Chart


BABE RUTH LEAGUE, INC. 
BIRTH CHART FOR 2019 – BASEBALL DIVISIONS


 2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000 
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All player ages are determined by the birth chart shown above. May 1 in any year shall be the deciding date.
Season of 2019:

Cal Ripken – Any player born prior to May 1, 2015 and on or after May 1, 2006 will be eligible for Cal Ripken Baseball League competition.
Any player that turns 4-years-old in the months of May & June of 2019 is eligible to participate in the 4U T-Ball Division.

13-15 – Any player born prior to May 1, 2006 and on or after May 1, 2003 will be eligible for Babe Ruth 13-15 League competition.

16-18 – Any player born prior to May 1, 2003 and on or after January 1, 2000 will be eligible for Babe Ruth 16-18 League competition.

Any player born in 2000, 2001 and 2002 is eligible for Babe Ruth Baseball 16-18 Division.
Players born in January, February, March, and April of 2003 must play in the 16-18 Division.

  • 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.

AGE GROUP DESCRIPTIONS

T-Ball - 4U (Decision on new division coming prior to February 1, 2019) Please check back on January 31.

T-Ball
/Coach Pitch -6U - $100
T-ball Division Coordinator

This is the introduction to baseball in a fun, safe, and supportive team environment. OYAA uses a combination coach pitch and hitting from a tee in 6U. Players are placed on a team by OYAA according to their schools. Teams can expect to play one weeknight (Monday or Wednesday) and one Saturday game per week. Fridays and Sundays are used strictly for makeup games.

  • Registration opens 2/1/2019,
  • Practices start 4/21/2019.
  • Games start 5/19/19 (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 (Monday or Wednesday) and 1 Saturday game over 5 playing weeks for up to 10 total games.
  • The last scheduled game will be the week of 6/23/19.


T-Ball Rules click here

Rookies - 8U - $110
Rookies Division Coordinator

This will be the coach/machine 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 (Tuesday or Thursday) and one Saturday game per week. Fridays and Sundays are used strictly for makeup games. 

  • Registration opens 2/1/2019.
  • Practices start 4/21/2019
  • Games start 5/19/2019 (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 (Tuesday or Thursday) 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 6/23/2019.
  • The end of season tournament will be played June 29, 2019 (all games in 1 day - kids love it). June 30, 2019 is reserved for a make-up date.
  • The All-star doubleheader will be Saturday, July 6, 2019 with the make-up date as Sunday, July 7, 2019


Rookie Rules click here

AA Minors - 10U lower division -  $135
AA Minors Division Coordinator 


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

2019 AA/AAA Minors EVALUATIONS: 
    
Evaluation Session 1:  Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:45 at Scioto Ridge Elem with make-up date in case of rain on Thur, April 4 at 5:45 at Scioto Ridge Elem
     Evaluation Session 2:  Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2:00 at Scioto Ridge Elem with make-up date in case of rain on Sun, April 7 at 3:30 at Scioto Ridge Elem

     During the February registration period all 10U players will register for AA Minors.Players are expected to attend one of the evaluation sessions  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. 

  • Registration opens 2/1/2019.
  • Evaluations first week of April.
  • Practices start 4/17/2019.
  • Games start 5/13/2019 (1st two 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 up to two doubleheaders - up to 14 total games.
  • The last scheduled game will be the weekend of 6/22/2019.
  • The end of season tournament will be the week of 6/24/2019 with the semi-final and final played Saturday, June 29, 2019. June 30, 2019 is reserved for a make-up date.
  • The AA Minors All-star game will be in early July.

AA Minor Rules click here

Cal Ripken AAA Minors - 10U upper division - $150
AAA Minors Division Coordinator - Mike Lame

During the February registration period all 10U players will register for AA Minors. It will be determined based on evaluation scores whether a player enters the AA or AAA draft.

2019 AA/AAA Minors EVALUATIONS: 
    
Evaluation Session 1:  Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:45 at Scioto Ridge Elem with make-up date in case of rain on Thur, April 4 at 5:45 at Scioto Ridge Elem
     Evaluation Session 2:  Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2:00 at Scioto Ridge Elem with make-up date in case of rain on Sun, April 7 at 3:30 at Scioto Ridge Elem

  • Registration opens 2/1/2019.
  • Evaluations first week of April.
  • Practices start 4/8/2019.
  • Games start 5/05/2019 (1st two 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 up to three doubleheaders - up to 17 total games.
  • The last scheduled game will be the weekend of 6/22/2019.
  • The end of season tournament will be the week of 6/24/2019 with the semi-final and final played Saturday, June 29, 2019. June 30, 2019 is reserved for a make-up date.
  • The AAA Minors All-star game will be in early July.
  • 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 and any tournament entry fees. 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.
  • 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 2019 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. 

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 10U baseball program for your serious athlete called Cal Ripken AAA Minors.

Q:  How do I register my son for AAA Minors?
A:  Log into your OYAA account to register your son to be evaluated. There is no cost to be evaluated. You only pay if your son scores high enough to be drafted to a AAA Minors team.

Q:  WHAT IS AAA MINORS?
A:  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. The neat thing about AAA Minors is that all games are played in the Olentangy School District against their friends and it is a very competitive brand of baseball. Travel baseball players are also welcome to come be evaluated and play in our league. The tournament all-star teams will get to play in the Cal Ripken State Tournament. They win that, they move on to the regional tournament. They win that, it's on to the Cal Ripken World Series. Our 9U team were the Ohio Champions in 2018.

Q:  WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AA MINORS AND AAA MINORS SINCE THEY ARE BOTH 10U (9 & 10 YEAR OLDS)?
A:  Both AA & AAA are a competitive brands of baseball because players of equal skill sets are competing against one another. AA Minors is for players new to baseball, slower to develop the baseball skill set, and players less serious about baseball. Whereas, AAA Minors is for players with more developed baseball skills and are willing to practice more. Teams are established after evaluations with the division limited to 6 teams of up to 12 players. 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.

Q:  HOW DOES MY SON GET ON A AAA MINORS TEAM?  
A:  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 and are not evaluated in August or those who tryout and are not drafted will get a second chance in the early spring evaluations. When registration opens February 1, 2019, all 10U players will register for AA Minors. In April, 2019, 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. AAA Minors does have a higher cost than AA Minors. 

Q:  WHAT DO BENEFITS DOES MY SON GET BY PLAYING AAA MINORS?

A:  He gets to play with and against his friends (and new friends) playing very competitive baseball. He gets to be around other baseball athletes who love baseball just as much as him and want to improve their game as much as him. They get fall baseball training along with a couple scrimmages before they go into November and December baseball hibernation. They have the opportunity to make a 9U or 10U OYAA Lobos Tournament team with the privilege to play in several July post season tournaments including the Cal Ripken Ohio Tournament. We offer winter training starting in mid-February.

Q:  WHY SEPARATE THE PLAYERS INTO TWO DIVISIONS:
A:  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 August and March/April evaluations.

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 skilled baseball player into our AAA Minors division.

Spring 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 66 to 72 10U players after the fall and spring evaluations. The players are drafted to 6 teams. After the fall evaluations and draft, 30 to 36 players will be drafted to 6 AAA Minors teams. The remaining players will be drafted to the 6 AAA Minors teams after the winter/spring 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.

 
AAA Minors rules click here


Cal Ripken Majors
 - 12U - $160
Majors Division Coordinator - Dave Dargatz
     
Cal Ripken Majors 12U

     Evaluation Session 1:  Scioto Ridge Elem, Tuesday, April 2 at 5:45. Warm-up 5:45 to 6:00. Game plan is to be done between 7:45 and 8:00. Make-up date is Wednesday, April 3 also at SRES at same times.

     Evaluation Session 2:  Scioto Ridge Elem, Saturday, April 6 at 10:00. Warm-up 10:00 to 10:15. Game plan is to be done between 11:45 and 12:00. Make-up date is Sunday, April 7 at 1:00 at SRES.

2019 EVALUATION DATES ARE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL, 2019.
  • Registration opens 2/1/2019.
  • Evaluations first week of April.
  • Practices start 4/8/2019.
  • Games start 5/05/2019 (1st two 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 up to three doubleheaders - up to 17 total games.
  • The last scheduled game will be the weekend of 6/22/2019.
  • The end of season tournament will be the week of 6/24/2019 with the semi-final and final played Saturday, June 29, 2019. June 30, 2019 is reserved for a make-up date.
  • The Majors All-star game is played after July 4, 2019. 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 other postseason 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 and tournament entry fees. 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, 2019. Regional and World Series qualifying teams require out of state travel.
  • Majors players 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 during the 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 with fun, competitive, quality (most the time) baseball. Registration begins February 1, 2019 and closes March 1, 2019. Fridays and Sundays are used strictly for makeup games.

Majors Rules click here

FOR 2019, ALL STAR TEAMS WILL BE FORMED IN THE ROOKIES, AA MINORS, AAA MINORS, AND MAJORS DIVISIONS. THE OYAA LOBOSTOURNAMENT TEAMS WILL BE FORMED IN THE 8U ROOKIES, 9U & 10U AAA MINORS, AND 11U & 12U MAJORS AGE GROUPS. THE LOBOS TOURNAMENT TEAMS WILL PLAY IN THE CAL RIPKEN STATE TOURNAMENT AND IN ONE OR MORE LOCAL 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 for Babe Ruth Division open February 1, 2019 and is open until April 15, 2019

Registration is open to anyone that turns 15 prior to May 2, 2019 (see age chart). This could be some sophomores, all freshmen, 8th graders, and 7th graders. Our inaugural 2018 season was highly competitive. Travel ball players are welcome to play. You get to play with against your OLSD classmates and other area friends. If you love baseball and you are the right age, we want you playing baseball with OYAA Babe Ruth Division. Who knows who is going to be the next late bloomer? Our first game will be in May after school baseball is over. The last game will be around July 12, 2019.

There will be up to 17 games scheduled with two to three games per week with an end of season league tournament.

Babe Ruth 13-15 will have a Tournament Team(s) called OYAA Lobos 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 the possibility of having separate 13U, 14U & 15U teams. There will be a fee for players chosen to the Tournament Teams to cover the expense of their uniform and any tournament entry fees. 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 Babe Ruth World Series takes place after August 1, 2019. Regional and World Series qualifying teams require out of state travel.

FIELD MATRIX FOR OYAA BASEBALL:

If you would like to reserve field space at one of the OYAA fields, contact the OYAA Rec Baseball Commissioner, Tom Bee at [email protected] 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 Master Schedule

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