Oakland Youth Baseball: Welcome


Sunday, December 28
NEW DIVISIONS FOR OYBL 2015

This year OYBL will change how its divisions are structured.  We will now have 4 distinct divisions grouped by age.

  • 11-12 Little League Division

  • 9-10 Little League Division

  • 7-8 Coach Pitch Division (this division will be the closest thing to what was the Minor League)

  • 4-6 T-ball Division( T-ball will no longer be a coach pitch option, it will strictly be T-ball only)

Players that are 10, 8 & 6 yrs old will have the option to be considered to play up in the higher divisions.  These players will only be selected if our #’s allow it and the player is willing to play up.  We expect very few if any 10 yr olds to be drafted up.  We do however expect and encourage a large # of 8 yr olds to be drafted up a division.  6 yr olds will basically have the option to either play Tball or Coach Pitch at the parent’s discretion.  We would encourage any 6 yr old that has never played T-ball to play 1 year of T-ball before joining the Coach Pitch Division.

All 8-12 yr old players will need to tryout for the 9-10 & 11-12 Little League Division however; ALL PLAYERS will be selected to their age group.  Everyone MAKES a team.  The entire league will be redrafted.

The decision to change our league was not taken lightly.  The change was discussed by current and former board members and coaches for months.  The main reasons to make this change-

  • Player Safety- children playing within their own age groups

  • Everyone makes a team- 12 yr olds that didn’t make Little League had no outlet to play baseball and players will no longer have to travel to the northern end to play Little League baseball

  • Player Development- Younger players will be able to contribute and gain meaningful play time at all levels

If you have any questions regarding the new divisions or any other league matter, please contact Joe Healy, jhealy1414@yahoo.com or 301-616-9053.

 



Sunday, December 28
2015 REGISTRATION INFO

Forms may be mailed to:  OYBL, PO Box 213, Oakland, MD 21550- Mail Deadline is February 20, 2015.

 

In person Registrations will be held at the Oakland Armory on the following dates:

 

February 14, 2015- 9am-3pm (tryouts for Little League Divisions 9am-11am only)

February 21, 2015- 9am-1pm (tryouts for Little League Divisions 9am-11am only)

February 22, 2015- 11am-2pm (tryouts for Little League Divisions 12pm-2pm only)

 

All new & returning Little League players ages 8-12 will need to tryout for the 2015 season at the times highlighted above; all players will be selected to play in their age group unless they are drafted up a division

 

11-12 & 9-10 divisions will be drafted on March 1, 2015 in the upstairs office over the SHS auxillary gym.  11-12 draft at Noon, 9-10 draft at 4pm. 



Sunday, December 28
2015 PRESEASON WARM UP NIGHTS AT THE OAKLAND ARMORY

The league has reserved the gym at the Oakland Armory every Friday beginning January 16, 2015-February 6, 2015 from 7pm-9pm.  Any player that will be 8-12 yrs old is welcome to come out and get warmed up for the tryouts and upcoming season.  We encourage players to come to any and all warm up nights.  We also encourage all coaches to come out and help and scout the players prior to the draft.

This will be a structured environment that will include throwing, fielding and light batting practice.

This is free of charge to all 8-12 yr olds and is being sponsored by TEAM ONE AUTO MALL.



Wednesday, September 10
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Tuesday, December 30
Shop Amazon and raise money for OYBL

By clicking on the link above and choosing Oakland Youth Baseball as your charity, Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to our league.  Every $10,000 spent on Amazon would result in $500 donated to our league.

 

 



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