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Last update: Wednesday April 16, 2014 07:18am
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*New*  Late mail-in registration is now open.   Please see what leagues are still open and how to squeeze in the door for the remaining few spots we may have open

The 2014 ROSL Scholarship Application is now available to all ROSL High School Seniors who would wish to apply.   More information on this below 

2014 Royal Oak Baseball Spring mini-camp in April just added. 

Looking for softball umpires for our 2014 season which starts in late May.  More info on this below



2014 Mail-In Registration is Open!!!

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Walk-in Guaranteed Placement registration for the upcoming 2014 ROSL season has come to an end.  Sorry we missed you but it may not too late to get into ROSL for the upcoming 2014 season.  So what have you been waiting for?  Over 1,000 players cannot be wrong so let's register!

Important Mail-in Registration information:
2014 ROSL registration mail-in forms are now available at:
     * Senior Center - 3500 Marias.  Just SE of the Royal Oak High School 
     * Salter Center - 1545 E. Lincoln.  On Lincoln 1 block West of Campbell Road
 
                                        *  Royal Oak Parks & Rec. 1600 N. Campbell.  Across from Keller Elementary School

Mail-in registration is "First come - First served" so the postmark date is really, really important.  Depending on the league and player space availability you may be shut out if you wait too long so please do your best to get them in asap so not to miss out.  Leagues may close before Mail-in registration ends so please check back here often for the latest in league availablity
before sending your registration work in.

So who can play in ROSL?  First you need to be 5-18 years old as of May 1, 2014  Still ok? Then all you need to be is a Royal Oak or Clawson city resident, or attend a Royal Oak school (schools of choice), or attend a school that resides in Royal Oak or Clawson. 

Baseball / Control Pitch / T-Ball:           League Status
   * T-Ball ages 5 - 7                 Open

   * Control Pitch ages 7 - 9          Open 
   * Freehan ages 9 - 11               Open

   * Kaline ages 12 - 13             *CLOSED*
   * Harwell ages 14 - 17            *CLOSED* 

Softball:                                       League Status 
   * Freshman Slow-Pitch ages 8 - 11 *CLOSED*

   * Junior MOFA softball ages 14U     Open
   * Senior MOFA softball ages 18U     Open


Please read the mail-in registration information carefully before mailing in your registration form.  Registration forms that are incomplete may be delayed in processing.  If you should have any questions please contact roslregistration@yahoo.com to have your questions answered.

Mail-in registration for remaining open leagues (above) ends no later than May 15, 2014



 ROYAL OAK SANDLOT LEAGUE

17th Annual Invitational Baseball Tournament

Thursday July 31 – Sunday August 3, 2014

Memorial Park – Royal Oak, Michigan

 

AGE GROUPS:  11U - 13U - 16U

Player age cut-off date is May 1, 2014

 

Tournament cost: $475.00

Early Bird Special!!!! Enter by May 1, 2014:  $425.00

 

Tournament and Registration information can be found at the link to the left below


Handout: 2014 ROSL Baseball Invitational

2014 ROSL Scholarship Application is now available!!

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The Royal Oak Sandlot League (ROSL) is proud again this year to offer our annual one-time scholarship award of Seven Hundred Fifty ($750.00) dollars to one woman and to one man who best represents the scholastic, community and leadership values that ROSL strives in all of our players.

Are you a Senior in High School graduating this year? Have you participated and registered through ROSL a minimum of two (2) full seasons in the Royal Oak Sandlot League? If so, you've made it to 1st base but you do have a ways to go before Saturday April 26, 2014 when applications are due.  I wouldn't wait too long to apply as you are going to need letters of reference, your transcript and you'll need to answer an essay question which is going to take some deep ROSL thought (but we know you'd be up to the challenge).  Hey! we're talking $750 which should cover a course, ok..... maybe a book or two, ok.... maybe parking for a year but you need to remember when rosl_dan was in school a credit hour was $21.50.  No, Moses was not in my classes... but I did walk up hill, both ways, in the rain and snow, and "yes" I was grateful too! 

Please see the link below to the left on what you need to do to apply.   Questions?  Easy one... just send rosl_dan@yahoo.com  an email and your question will be answered asap.


Handout: 2014 ROSL Scholarship Application

Royal Oak Spring Baseball Mini-Camp

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Calling all players!

Let's play some baseball this spring and get better at your game!  Whether you are just beginning to play or have experience this is the camp for you!  Camp is open to all Boys & Girls Grades 1 - 6.  This program is run by the Head Coach of ROHS baseball and his team. 

Royal Oak High School Varsity Field (Normandy Avenue) 
April 8th, 9th and 10th.  9:30am to noon each day


Need more information on this exciting event?  Please download the registration form to the lower left for more on this and how you can get in.  You do not need to be a Royal Oak resident or attend a Royal Oak school to attend


Handout: 2014 ROHS Spring Baseball mini-camp flyer

ROSL 13U Baseball Tournament Team Tryouts

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Calling all 12 and 13 year olds who are interested in playing on the ROSL Tournament baseball team in 2014.  Tryouts will be coming soon but Manager Jim Clemens is calling on his baseball warriors now so you need to get on his list asap.  Manager Jim can be reached at jamesaclemens@aol.com or (248) 709-0858.

Hope to talk to you soon!  - Manager Jim Clemens



ROSL is looking for Softball umpires

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ROSL is looking for qualified baseball and fast-pitch softball umpires for our upcoming MOdified FAst-pitch (MOFA) season.  MHSAA certification is preferred but not required based on experience.  Must have your own equipment (if behind the plate) and a strong knowledge of baseball or fast-pitch softball rules.  We welcome  high school upper class and college level students who would like getting experience in umpiring.  Paid training will be provided on getting up to speed on league specific rules.

Games start the last weekend in May and end the last week of July.  These are compensated positions (1099 if over $600) with most games Monday - Friday nights starting after 6pm.   Background checks will be done on all umpires that are accepted into ROSL

Interested?  Please send an email to rosl_dan@yahoo.com and let's talk.  Good money and a good time since MOFA is built around our players and having a fun & enjoying a competitive game of softball.  Now really? How cool is that!

Hey look?  I guess the next web-segment talks about MOFA softball.  Read on! 



2014 ROSL MOdified FAstpitch (MOFA) FAQ and rules

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Does this sound like you?
*  Like the challenge of playing Fast-pitch softball but tired of not starting games or sitting on the bench?
*  I play Fast-pitch softball but I would like to work on my game over the Summer and have a little fun along the way?
*  Never played Fast-pitch softball but would really like to see what it is like?
*  In Middle School and would like to be ready for High School tryouts next year?
*  ROSL Slow-pitch softball is BORING.  I want to bunt, steal bases, learn baseball coaching signs, spit (optional), etc...

Like local travel ball?  How does Royal Oak, Clawson, Madison Heights and Berkley sound for starters (not all leagues)

Well MOFA softball might be just what you are looking for.  Our Senior (18U) and Junior (14U) leagues are based on "play up" ability and wanting the challenge of playing with the best and having competative fun along the way

Interested?  Please see the link to the lower left where we have the 2014 softball FAQ and the 2014 MOFA background and rules.


Handout: 2014 Softball FAQ and MOFA rules

But are you on ROSL Dan's list?

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Craig's list is ok if you are looking for a job.  Angie's list is great if you'd like to clean up from the job you found on Craig's list.  ROSL_DAN's list?.... you need to read on. 

ROSL has a text message distribution list in the event of games being rained out and letting everyone know what is going on before the season starts.  ROSL Memo to you: It's Tuesday... you look outside at 4pm... it's raining on and off all day but not that hard...  So you ask yourself.... Is there a game tonight?  Will my coach call me in time?  What if the coach calls my home and I am not there to get the call?  Do I need to record Hillbilly Handfishing?  Easy answer as let ROSL _Dan's list  take care of it for you.  Besides it saves time and trouble as ROSL_Dan has learned recently that this thing called "texting" may catch on some day. 

As of now we have over 1,000 1,100, 1,300, 1,400, 1,500 people on the text distribution list and it is working out MARVELOUS.... So you are saying "How do I get in on this cool, leading edge, ROSL text messaging thing?".  Great question so here is what you need to do.  Send a text message to 2482278075 with only one word in the message being "ROSL".  You will then be added to the ROSL text distribution list for rainouts, standing updates and anything else that everyone needs to know. 

We need to tell you the "Standard text messaging rates will apply" but you already new that.  Now really?  This is really "too smooth to move" where you and your players can bond over a rainout moment?  Wow! I really need to stop watching Dr. Phil I guess.



Follow us on Facebook

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Once again this year you can follow us on Facebook and be part of the growing ROSL Facebook family.  Friend us at "Royal Oak Sandlot League" today.  You can even write on our wall if you'd like since you were not allowed to write on walls when you were 4 years old with the crayons your Grandmother gave you for your birthday.  I hope you do understand today when Grandmother went home after your 4th birthday she was really getting back at your mother for doing the same thing when your mother was 4 years old and writing on Grandmother's walls with crayons.  Grandmother's love paybacks... they sit back waiting... waiting.... waiting... then one day WHAM! crayons for your birthday.  Now you know why Grandmother's giggle... and that's the reason we love them.



Get off the sidelines and get into the game!

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Ad-Hoc positions available for interested volunteers wanting to promote Royal Oak Youth Baseball / Softball. Interested parties should forward an email containing an attachment listing background in youth sports along with the area of interest in which you are able to volunteer to roslkim-league@yahoo.com. After the board of directors reviews the submissions a response will be sent to the sending parties email address.

Maybe the ROSL Board is not for you, however, you would like to be one of our team manager's or coaches this season.   Please bring this form to one of our registration dates, or scan and email it to the email above, or drop it in the US mail and we'll get back to you shortly. 


Handout: ROSL Team Volunteer Form

Does this work for you?

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A website is only as good as the information it provides in a timely manner. Your comments are always welcome. Please drop me a note on what you'd like to see and us ROSL folk will see if we can make it happen. In any case please bookmark this page as you just don't know what will change from day to day (updated M-F).

Dan Lawrence's email: rosl_dan@yahoo.com



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