8U and 12U Red Storm Tryouts Set for This WeekendUpdated Tuesday May 14, 2019 by OYO.
At OYO, we offer a wide range of programs to help players of all levels of skill, interest and passion experience more baseball and softball. As a registered family, you're already participating in our primary and most popular program -- Spring Ball recreational league. However, we also offer a rec all-star/travel program for all our rec league baseball and softball players who are seeking even more baseball and softball development and competitive game opportunities against teams from across Central Indiana.
From experience, we know when families hear "rec travel" the misconceptions quickly follow. We'd like to set the record straight on our travel program before you and your ballplayer miss out on a tremendous opportunity this spring and summer.
RED STORM BACKGROUND
Our softball travel program is named the Oaklandon Red Storm. Our RT squads are the same as "all-star" teams selected in other leagues. The minor difference is these teams are formed during the practice season. Then, they practice or play games on Sundays during the recreational league season before coming together to play in local tournaments against similar clubs from other regional youth baseball and softball programs in June and July. A typical RT Red Storm regular season runs from late May through mid-July in which the team will practice 1-2 times per week and participate in approximately 3-5 tournaments (again, all in Central Indiana).
Only those players who play in our recreational program can tryout for and be selected to play for the RT Red Storm. These teams do require families to pay an additional fee to participate, and those fees vary from team to team.
RED STORM TRYOUT OVERVIEW
To be eligible for an age group in Red Storm, the player must not be older than the team's age as of January 1, 2019. Attendance is mandatory at a minimum of one tryout, unless other arrangements have been made with the team's coach prior to the tryout to schedule an alternate time. There is no fee to participate in tryouts.
Players should arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled tryout time and should not wear any hats or uniform apparel affiliating them with any past travel team involvement (at OYO or elsewhere). However, a team-branded batting helmet is acceptable.
The 8U RT Red Storm Co-Coaches are:
The 12U RT Red Storm Coach is:
|TEAM||TRYOUT DATE 1||TRYOUT DATE 2||FIELD|
|08U Red Storm||May 18 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.||May 19 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.||8|
|12U Red Storm||(already held)||May 19 | 3-5 p.m.||9|
Thanks for your continued interest in OYO. We appreciate you choosing OYO as your place for baseball and softball! We look forward to seeing you and your ballplayer at tryouts.