Last Updated: April 11, 2015

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  • 2015 Season is HERE!!!
  • Online Registration still available
  • TEAM ROSTERS HAVE BEEN POSTED
  • PRACTICE TIME SLOTS POSTED

The 2015 OAYL T-Ball Season is HERE!

 

UPDATE (04/08/2015):

Field Cleanup:  Sunday, April 12, 12:30p-???

If you can come, great! – be prepared to get dirty

 

UPDATE (03/31/2015):

ROSTERS ARE POSTED

PRACTICE SCHEDULE POSTED

 

 

This website will be the source of much of our updates throughout the season.

Check back often for updates.

 

 

OAYL 2015 Practice Times
  Practice slots are 1 hr in duration - ALL practices at Ridgeview/Fanelli Field  
  Practices scheduled to Begin April 6 and End on May 8    
  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
5:30p Prof School Photo Ken's Tires St Clair & Associates Thomas Pharmacy  
6:30p Alpha Distribution Kreitzer Sanitation DH Moore Roofing Sheila's Floral Gallery  
           
           
  SATURDAY SUNDAY      
8a Prof School Photo        
9a Kreitzer Sanitation        
10a Thomas Pharmacy        
11a Ken's Tires        
12p Sheila's Floral Gallery        
1p Alpha Distribution        
2p St Clair & Associates        
3p DH Moore Roofing        
4p          
5p          
6p          
           
           
  TEAM COACH PHONE EMAIL  
  Alpha Distribution Derek Varney (484) 788-9107 dcv1981@hotmail.com  
  DH Moore Roofing Dean Schuster (570) 985-6987 deanschuster@hotmail.com
  Ken's Tires Jesse Zimmerman (570) 237-0534 ac5601@yahoo.com  
  Kreitzer Sanitation Troy Daubert (570) 294-1474 tdaubert@wholsen.com  
  Profl School Photo Megan Foose (570) 573-9478 meganheffron@yahoo.com
  Sheila's Floral Gallery George Strause (610) 698-9141 gtskls1@aol.com  
  St Clair & Associates Rachal Ortiz (570) 789-4169 rortiz4777@gmail.com  
  Thomas Pharmacy Brian Baldwin (570) 294-3889 bbaldwin@benesch.com

2015 Tentative Season Schedule (VERY TENTATIVE)

Updated 03/29/15

Our tentative season schedule is as follows:

·   Early March – Registration Deadline

·   Mid-March – Head Coaches select Teams (you will be notified by your coach)

·   Week of April 6 – Practices Begin (field & weather dependent)

·   May 9, Saturday (TENTATIVE) – Opening Day (this is the highlight of the season)

·   Week of May 11 (TENTATIVE) – Games Begin (once games begin, there are no more practices)

·   May 25, Memorial Day, 8a – generally no games are held Memorial Day Weekend (May 22-25), but all teams are invited to march in the Orwigsburg Memorial Day Parade.

·   Mid-June (Saturday or Sunday) – Closing Ceremonies/Player Recognition Day (trophies & movie)

 

Practices and games are generally limited to 1 hour in duration.

 

Once practices begin, each team will practice once during the week (M-Th, either 5:30p or 6:30p) and once on Saturday (anywhere from morning to mid-afternoon) – so, 2 practices a week.

 

Once games begin, practices will end.  Each team will generally play once during the week (M-Th, 6p) and once on Saturday (anywhere from morning to mid-afternoon) – so, 2 games a week. There might be exceptions if we have an odd number of teams.

 

Fridays and Sundays are generally reserved for makeup games.

 

 

What to expect

Updated 03/24/15

Every coach is different, so each coach might have their own special ways of managing their teams.  But, generally speaking, all your child will need to bring to practices are:

·      Glove

·      Water Bottle/Drink

 

SHOES – We do not require baseball cleats be worn, but they are permissible.  NO METAL SPIKES are allowed.  Some kids will wear their soccer shoes.  Others just wear old playground shoes.  DO NOT have them wear brand-new school sneakers – the infield dirt tends to discolor sneakers when the ground is wet.

 

HELMETS & BATS – The league has many batting helmets and bats of various sizes and of decent quality for your child to use, so you will NOT need to bring your own.  However, some kids will bring their own helmets & bats, and that's fine.

 

UNIFORMS – Uniforms will be distributed just before games start (around late April).  Our uniforms consist of a shirt and a hat (true for both players and coaches).  We do NOT supply baseball pants or socks.  Kids can wear whatever they desire on their legs – baseball pants, shorts, sweat pants, etc.  If you are going to purchase new baseball pants, we suggest a gray color.

 

FACILITIES – We have no running water, but we will have a portable toilet onsite for practices and games.  The Concession Stand will only be open during games, selling mostly chips, snacks, candy and cold beverages.  Occasionally there will be pizza slices for purchase.

 

FIELD OF PLAY – Only coaches who are cleared by the league are permitted on the field during practices and games.  Each player MUST wear a heart-guard chest protector whenever they are on the field.  These are provided by the League.  No player is permitted to swing a bat outside the fenced area/field of play.

 

WHATEVER YOU BRING – PUT YOUR NAME ON IT, especially hats, gloves, water bottles, and anything you want back if lost.

 

EXPECT TO HAVE FUN!!!

 

 

 

Registration Fees

Updated 01/19/15

Our fees are the same as last year (the only difference being a $1 transaction fee for online payments).  Please select one option for each child participating (A, B or C for the First Child; D or E for each subsequent child):

 

First Child

            Option A:         $50 Fee

            Option B:         $30 Fee + $30 Fundraiser (3 Lotto Calendars) = $60

            Option C:         $70 Fundraiser (7 Lotto Calendars)

 

Subsequent Child

            Option D:         $20 Fee

            Option E:          $30 Fundraiser (3 Lotto Calendars)

 

ALL MONEY (including fundraiser portion) is due at time of registration. 

 

ONLINE PAYMENTS ARE NOW ACCEPTED!!!

You can pay online using a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) or your PayPal account.  All online transactions are subject to a $1 transaction fee to offset the costs OAYL incurs for offering this service (3.9% + $0.30 for each transaction).

 

However, if you prefer to pay by Cash, Check or Money Order, please make payable to: "OAYL" and mail registration fees to:

OAYL

PO Box 72

Orwigsburg, PA 17961

 

Or, you may bring fees to In-person Registration.

 

Players are NOT eligible to participate until appropriate payments are made.

 

Coaches Wanted!!

Updated 01/19/15

As you can imagine, we are a high-turnover league.  As such, we are ALWAYS looking for parents willing to be head coaches and assistant coaches.  If you are considering either, please check the appropriate box on your child's registration form or email Brian Baldwin at bbaldwin@benesch.com.  We are still determining which head coaches will be returning.  However, we are always looking for more Assistant Coaches.

 

Please note that all assistant and head coaches and volunteers must be willing to consent to a criminal background check and must be willing to provide additional personal information (driver's license info, etc.).

 

All accepted coaches will receive a uniform shirt and hat for wear during the games.  To offset the coach uniforms costs (~$20 for shirt & hat), we request a $5 donation per assistant coach.  This is a request, and is NOT MANDATORY.  You can include this donation with your online registration payment.

 

Questions????

Email OAYLtball@hotmail.com

Thanks!

 

Follow us on Twitter!!

Updated 01/19/15

Don't feel like constantly checking our website for updates?  Wondering if today's practice or game will be canceled due to weather?

Then follow us on Twitter (@OAYLtball) for immediate updates and important information!  Click the "Follow" button in our Twitter feed below!

 

 

Please note that we are not affiliated with either Orwigsburg Little League or Orwigsburg Area Girls Softball.  Although most of our kids "graduate" to these two, outstanding leagues, we are an independent organization relying on our own funding sources.  Being independent also means our kids are not subject to strict rules regarding residency or age (within safe reason). 

Every kid that wants to play deserves to play!


UPCOMING PRACTICES & GAMES

Saturday,  Apr 18
2015 OAYL
PRACTICE Professional School Photography 8:00am T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Kreitzer Sanitation 9:00am T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Thomas Pharmacy 10:00am T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Ken's Tires 11:00am T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Sheila's Floral Gallery 12:00pm T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Alpha Distribution 1:00pm T-Ball Field
PRACTICE St Clair & Associates 2:00pm T-Ball Field
PRACTICE DH Moore & Co Roofing 3:00pm T-Ball Field
Monday,  Apr 20
2015 OAYL
PRACTICE Professional School Photography 5:30pm T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Alpha Distribution 6:30pm T-Ball Field
Tuesday,  Apr 21
2015 OAYL
PRACTICE Ken's Tires 5:30pm T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Kreitzer Sanitation 6:30pm T-Ball Field
Wednesday,  Apr 22
2015 OAYL
PRACTICE St Clair & Associates 5:30pm T-Ball Field
PRACTICE DH Moore & Co Roofing 6:30pm T-Ball Field
Thursday,  Apr 23
2015 OAYL
PRACTICE Thomas Pharmacy 5:30pm T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Sheila's Floral Gallery 6:30pm T-Ball Field
Saturday,  Apr 25
2015 OAYL
PRACTICE Professional School Photography 8:00am T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Kreitzer Sanitation 9:00am T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Thomas Pharmacy 10:00am T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Ken's Tires 11:00am T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Sheila's Floral Gallery 12:00pm T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Alpha Distribution 1:00pm T-Ball Field
PRACTICE St Clair & Associates 2:00pm T-Ball Field
PRACTICE DH Moore & Co Roofing 3:00pm T-Ball Field
Monday,  Apr 27
2015 OAYL
PRACTICE Professional School Photography 5:30pm T-Ball Field
PRACTICE Alpha Distribution 6:30pm T-Ball Field

For a complete schedule listing, click here!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday,  May 9
OPENING DAY 9:30am T-Ball Field
Monday,  May 25
Orwigsburg Memorial Day Parade 8:00am Memorial Bldg

For a complete calendar listing, click here!