Welcome to OYA Baseball. Our Spring Baseball is for ages 4 thru 17. Registration opens in January thru March 1st. You can register online using the Register Online tab on the left bars of the website.
SPRING BASEBALL – Practices start in April with games May-June. Usually 2 games per week, weekdays 5:45pm or 8:00 pm and Sat am or early afternoon.
Practices run from about 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours depending on the Coach. Shetland practices/games are 1 hour. For Shetland, Maverick and Pinto, weeknight Games start at 5:45 and on the weekend Games start at 10:00, 12:00 or 2:00 Games run about 1:45 to 2:00 hours.
Shetland - Ages 4 and 5. Coach pitch with a soft center ball. 50' bases. Our hope is to provide the structure to these young ballplayers and create good muscle memory by teaching proper fundamentals and technique. Games/practices are played at the Orland Parks. Shetland games/practices are 1 hour. Season starts in May.
Maverick - This division is for 1st graders or advanced Kindergarteners still developing their skills. At this age, we will introduce kid pitching. There will be a NO WALK rule meaning the coach will pitch to the batter once the pitcher throws 4 balls. This division will also use a soft center ball to minimize the risk of injury. The season will be around 13 to 15 games. 38' pitching mound and 55' bases.
Pinto - Pinto is for 2nd graders or advanced 1st graders. The ball at this age will be an official baseball, not a soft center putting an emphasis on the more advanced players. Please make sure that your child can now protect himself and has been affiliated with organized baseball before choosing this division. The season will be 16 games or so and will feature the option of July All Star play for those interested in try-outs. Pinto is still for developing our young ballplayers and reinforcing sound fundamentals, so while scores are kept there are no playoffs or standings kept. The July All Stars will be the 1st opportunity of playing games that provide emphasis on the final score. The pitching mound here will be 40 feet. 10 players defensively, no stealing, no walk rule (coach pitch after 4 balls). 50' bases.
Mustang - Mustang is for 3rd and 4th graders. Stealing is allowed but no lead offs. This is the 1st age that actually keeps standings and conducts play-offs. In this division, we play 60’ bases and a 44’ pitching mound distance.
Bronco - Bronco is for 5th and 6th graders. Between 6 and 10 teams are formed. This level adds full stealing and balk rules, and dropped third strike rule. 70' bases.
Pony - Pony is for 7th and 8th graders. Between 6 and 10 teams are formed. Full baseball rules apply. 80' bases.
If you can Coach please email ASAP.
Sign-up online at OYABOYS.ORG.