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Fall Ball 2017

Updated Sunday June 25, 2017 by OYO.

OYO offers one the largest Fall Ball program in Central Indiana for baseball and softball players. We welcome players from the local community and from Central Indiana community as far east as New Castle, as far north as Kokomo, as far west as Avon and as far south as Columbus. Founded in 2008, the program has continued to grow each year and we now offer 10 divisions representing more than 50 teams and 600 players during each of the past three seasons.

Our Fall Ball program begins with practices in mid- August and culminates with a single-elimination, one-day tournament in early October. Teams are offered one Sunday and one weeknight practice in August until the games begin on August 27, 2017. Team schedules will be released on or around August 15, 2017.

All teams play doubleheaders on Sundays, except for Junior Rookie. After games begin, teams continue their weeknight practices, which are optional for players. All games and practices are conducted at OYO – or OYO-approved facilities – only.

Online registration is open for all our Fall Ball leagues.  The 2017 registration fees are $95 for players who will be in our 12 and under leagues and $110 for those in Babe Ruth or 14U/16U Softball.  After July 31, fees will increase $15 per player.  Please note, six of our 10 divisions reached maximum capacity before our early registration deadline last season.  So, it is important to register early to secure your ballplayer's roster spot!

Schedule for Fall Ball 2017  

  • July 31 -- Early Registration Ends
  • July 31 -- Head Coaches Selected, Notified
  • August 3 -- Coaches Orientation, Player Ranking Review (coaches only)
  • August 7 -- Rosters Released, Team Assignments Announced to families
  • August 13 -- Practices Begin
  • August 15 -- Game Schedule Released
  • August 20 -- Field/Park Prep (Noon-4 p.m.)
  • August 25 -- Team Uniform distribution
  • August 27 -- Games Begin* (played weekly on Sundays thru September 24)
  • September 3 -- Games are played on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend
  • September 10 -- Picture Day
  • September 10 -- Tournament Drawing
  • September 17 -- Picture Day (rain date)
  • September 17 -- Final Tournament Schedule posted
  • September 24 -- Mandatory Pre-Tournament Meeting for Coaches
  • October 1 -- Single-Day Elimination Tournament
  • October 8 -- Single-Day Elimination Tournament (rain date)

* Denotes any Sunday games that are canceled due to weather or poor field conditions will be rescheduled for the following Saturday at a time TBA.

‚Äč**Although we do our best to adhere to our posted schedule, OYO reserves the right to change dates if necessary.

What Divisions Are Offered -- and What Divisions Is My Ballplayer Eligible For?

OYO will once again offer 10 divisions for the 2017 Fall Ball season. See the grid below for divisions available. If any division fails to meet minimum player registrations to form a competitive league, then OYO will offer a refund for those players registered for a league not formed. Players should register for divisions based on their age as next year to gain some ealry experience for the upcoming season. 

Registration guidelines are as follows:

  • Baseball: player's age as of April 30, 2018
  • Softball: player's age as of January 1, 2018
 BASEBALL  Ages  Cost**
 Junior Rookie  6 (co-ed)  $70
 Rookie  7-8  $95
 Minor  9-10  $95
 Super Major  11-12  $95
 Junior Baseball 13-14  13-14  $110
 Junior Baseball 15-16  15-16  $110

 

 SOFTBALL  Ages  Cost**
 8U Softball  6-8  $95
 10U Softball  9-10  $95
 12U Softball  11-12  $95
 14U/16U Softball  13-16  $110

** Denotes all fees will increase by $15 per player after July 24, 2017. 

Multi-Tasking Activities Shouldn't Be a Problem for Fall Ball

And once again, for those who are considering playing other sports or activities such as soccer, flag football, dance, gymnastics, etc., our Fall Ball program format is uniquely positioned to do both.  Our schedule involves games on Sundays only and optional weeknight practices so that players can minimize the conflicts and maximize their experience in all their activities.

Got Questions?  We Have the Answers!

If you have a question about the league your child should participate in this fall, then please contact one of our league vice presidents:

If you have a registration-related question, please contact one of the following OYO Board Members:

Information for families seeking financial assistance or payment plans may be found here.  Any questions or concerns should be sent to the OYO Treasurer

Only individual player registrations are accepted. No team registrations are allowed for OYO Fall Ball.  To learn more about Fall Ball, contact any Executive Board Member.




COMMENTS
This article has 2 Comments.
Mike Gill commented on June 9, 12:23pm
"What leagues are available for fall ball?"
angela snyder commented on July 3, 1:12pm
"Where's the easy button for registration???"
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