8U RT Red StormUpdated Tuesday June 12, 2018 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.
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 softball programs in June and July. A typical RT Red Storm regular season runs from April through July in which the team will participate in 4 to 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.
Mark your calendar now so you don't miss out on the opportunity to represent OYO as an All-Star this spring and summer!
2018 RED STORM TRYOUT SCHEDULE
All age groups -- which have coaches secured -- will conduct tryouts on two Sundays in April. If either date is canceled due to rain or poor field conditions, a make-up tryout date will be scheduled. If weather does not cooperate, then alternate dates or locations will be announced.
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, 2018.
Below is the tryout schedule, coach information and field assignment for each age group. If the weather is questionable on Sunday, please check with the rec travel coach for details.
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.
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.
8U RED STORM: Kaci Miller | email@example.com
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 in early April.
For more information about our rec travel/all-star program, contact: