- T-Ball Registration has now closed
- OPENING DAY POSTPONED to Sat, June 2, 11am-2pm
- Games have started!!
- Check back often for updates
The 2018 OAYL T-Ball Season is here!
May 22 Game between Stein's & RWBA has been RESCHEDULED for June 1, 5:30pm
May 22 Game between Stein's & RWBA has been CANCELLED due to rain
Opening Day POSTPONED until Sat, June 2, 11am-2:15pm
GAME SCHEDULES ARE POSTED!
OPENING DAY Info Posted
Memorial Day Parade Info Posted
OPENING DAY – Saturday, May 19, 11am-2pm
Rain Date – June 2
Registration is now closed
We are still accepting lotto calendars (but past drawings will not count)
Lotto calendars are DUE MONDAY, APRIL 30. Go to FORM > HANDOUTS/INFO to download them.
This website will be the source of much of our updates throughout the season.
Check back often for updates.
Our season schedule is as follows:
April 23 – Practices Begin (field & weather dependent)
May 21 – Games Begin (once games begin, there typically are no more practices)
June 2, 11a – Opening Day Festivities (this is the highlight of the season!!!)
May 28, Memorial Day Parade, 8a – generally no games are held Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-28), but all teams are invited to march in the Orwigsburg Memorial Day Parade.
Late June – Closing Ceremonies/Player Recognition Day (trophies & movie)
Practices and games are generally limited to 1 hour in duration.
Once practices begin, each team will generally practice twice a week.
Once games begin, practices will end. Each team will generally play twice a week.
It’s been tradition that the OAYL T-Ball teams walk in the Orwigsburg Memorial Day Parade. The players walk as teams and each team gets a turn carrying the OAYL banner.
Orwigsburg Memorial Day Parade, May 28
Gather at Orwigsburg Memorial Building parking lot at 7:45am. Parade starts at 8am.
The route is typically begins at the Memorial, down to the blinker, turn right onto E Market thru the Square to Franklin, turn left, then left onto Independence, and left on S Warren back to Square
Wear your team shirts & hats (Coaches too)
Feel free to bring or add any patriotic accessories
NO CLEATS (wear sneakers)
At the conclusion of the parade, there will be a brief Memorial Day ceremony on the Square. We won’t be a part of the ceremony, but I encourage you to stay. This is a good opportunity to show our thanks and support for our armed service members past and present, especially those that gave their life in service to our country.
It’s also a great opportunity to show our thanks to our League team sponsors by parading around in our uniforms.
Hope to see you all there!
Rain Date #1 – Sat, June 2, 11a-2:30p
Opening Day is a fun-filled day of activities and competition.
NO baseball games will be played, so kids – DO NOT bring gloves, helmets, or bats. No need to wear chest protectors/heart guards.
Players and Coaches – Wear Your Uniforms!
PLAYERS SHOULD ARRIVE AT 10:45am. Our Program will begin promptly at 11:00am, and your child definitely does not want to miss the beginning. Many kids think Opening Day is the best part of the season.
Programs will be available at the Concession Stand during the event. Within the program will be the schedule of events. During Opening and Closing Ceremonies, only players and coaches are permitted on the field. However, during the other events and competitions, you are more than welcome to follow your players as they progress through day. But please be cognizant of your surroundings – Players will be running the bases and balls will be thrown. REMINDER: These are 4-7 year olds – ACCURACY is still developing. If someone yells "heads up", your best bet is to not do that.
Your child can bring their own drinks/snacks if they wish. However, our Concession Stand will be open throughout the event for purchases of drinks, snacks, candy, pizza, and hot dogs. And each T-Ball Player will receive 1 Free Hot Dog & 1 Free Drink. [Please note the Concession Stand may close momentarily during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.]
Built into the schedule is a 15-min Concession/Break period. This would be a great time for your player to get their free hot dog & drink, and will also be a good time to get autographs by a Reading Fightin Phils mascot.
Also built into the schedule are two sessions in the Bounce House. While your team is in the Bounce House, siblings are welcome to join the players. But PLEASE remind the older siblings to watch out for and HELP the younger Players and kids. After all, this day is for the Players. It is also the time when we need 2 parents from that team to man the Concession Stand. Please volunteer.
The Team Relay Race toward the end of the day is a Team competition with the winning Team receiving a free pizza party. There are also 4 individual competitions throughout the day with winners receiving medals: Speed Run, Long Throw, Speed Throw, and Accuracy Throw. The top 3 girls and the top 3 boys in each category will receive medals. HOWEVER, your child will only receive 1 medal even if they finish 1st in each category. Our goal is to spread the medals around as much as possible. Also note that NOT everyone will receive a medal at the event. Don't get discouraged. During our Closing Ceremonies in June, EVERYBODY receives a trophy.
At the end of the day and after the Players have had an opportunity to take one, siblings make take home 1 balloon.
The purpose of the day and the League is to have fun! Hopefully everybody will!
IF INCLEMENT WEATHER OR POOR FIELD CONDITIONS EXIST, Opening Day might be postponed. The League will try to make the GO-NO GO decision the Friday before the event if the forecast is poor. Any postponements will be posted on this website and via Twitter. You will also hear directly from your coach. If you do NOT hear from your coach or do not see a postponement notice, assume that Opening Day is on as planned. If there is conflicting information provided, listen to your coach.
Rain Date #2 – Sun, June 3, 1p-4:30p
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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!