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  • 2016 Season is HERE!!!
  • Registration Deadline: PAST DUE
  • Online Registrations still being accepted

The 2016 OAYL T-Ball Season is HERE!

 

UPDATE (05/03/2016):

OPENING DAY INFO POSTED!!!  

Team Photo Times Announced (Monday, May 9, T-Ball Field)

Game Schedule updates – May 10 game moved to May 11; May 16 time change

 

UPDATE (04/29/2016):

GAME SCHEDULES HAVE BEEN POSTED!!!

REMINDER:  Lotto Ticket Stubs ARE PAST DUE – email stub info to OAYLtball@hotmail.com   

 

UPDATE (04/28/2016):

REMINDER:  ALL COACHES MUST SUBMIT BACKGROUND CLEARANCES BEFORE PARTICIPATING.  Email copies to OAYLtball@hotmail.com

 

 

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

Check back often for updates.

 

 

2016 OPENING DAY – Saturday, May 7, 11a-2:30p, T-Ball Field

Updated 05/03/15

Opening Day is a fun-filled day of activities and competition.  NO baseball games will be played, so kids will NOT need their gloves, helmets, bats or chest protectors/heart guards.  But please wear Uniforms (Coaches too)!

 

PLAYERS SHOULD ARRIVE AT 10:45am.  Our Program will begin promptly at 11:00 AM, 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, 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 4-6 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 the Reading Fightin Phils mascots.

 

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 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!

 

 

 

OPENING DAY SCHEDULE

                   

11:00 AM

 

OPENING CEREMONY & INTRODUCTION OF PLAYERS

 

 

 

 

 

EVENTS

 

Long Throw

Speed Throw

Accuracy Throw

Dunk Tank

Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course

Base Run

Concessions / Break

 

Right Field

Right-Center

Center Field

Left-Center

Left Field (2 parents in Concession Stand)

Infield

 

11:30 AM

 

St Clair & Assoc

Ken's Tires

Alpha Distribution

 

DH Moore

Prof School Photog

Thomas Pharmacy

 

11:45 AM

 

 

St Clair & Assoc

Ken's Tires

Alpha Distribution

 

DH Moore

Prof School Photog

Thomas Pharmacy

12:00 PM

 

Thomas Pharmacy

 

St Clair & Assoc

Ken's Tires

Alpha Distribution

 

DH Moore

Prof School Photog

12:15 PM

 

Prof School Photog

Thomas Pharmacy

 

St Clair & Assoc

Ken's Tires

Alpha Distribution

 

DH Moore

12:30 PM

 

DH Moore

Prof School Photog

Thomas Pharmacy

 

St Clair & Assoc

Ken's Tires

Alpha Distribution

 

12:45 PM

 

 

DH Moore

Prof School Photog

Thomas Pharmacy

 

St Clair & Assoc

Ken's Tires

Alpha Distribution

1:00 PM

 

Alpha Distribution

 

DH Moore

Prof School Photog

Thomas Pharmacy

 

St Clair & Assoc

Ken's Tires

1:15 PM

 

Ken's Tires

Alpha Distribution

 

DH Moore

Prof School Photog

Thomas Pharmacy

 

St Clair & Assoc

1:45 PM

 

TEAM RELAY RACE (Right Field Foul Line)

2:00 PM

 

50/50 RAFFLE DRAWING & AWARDS CEREMONY

 

 

 

 

 

Team Photos – Monday, May 9

Updated 05/03/16

Below is the Team Photo Schedule.  Please report to the T-Ball Field 10 minutes before your scheduled time.  Please also note that there is a game scheduled for that day at 6p.

 

2016 OAYL Picture Times

   

Location:

T-Ball Field

     

Date:

Monday, May 9

     
         

TIME

TEAM

COACH

PHONE

EMAIL

5:15 PM

Alpha Distribution

Derek Varney

(484) 788-9107

dcv1981@hotmail.com

5:30 PM

Thomas Pharmacy

Brian Baldwin

(570) 294-3889

bbaldwin@benesch.com

5:45 PM

Professional School Photography

Sam Betz

(484) 464-8152

betzse@gardnercryo.com

6:00 PM

St Clair & Associates

Tom Bonner

(570) 527-7943

tombonnerjr@gmail.com

6:15 PM

Ken's Tires

Jesse Zimmerman

(570) 237-0534

ac5601@yahoo.com

6:30 PM

DH Moore Roofing

Troy Daubert

(570) 294-1474

tdaubert@wohlsen.com

 

 

Order forms are available from your coach and will also be available at the event.  Photo pricing and package information can be found on our website under "Handouts / Info".

 

 

2016 Season Schedule

Updated 05/03/16

Our 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 4 – Practices Begin (field & weather dependent)

May 7, Saturday, 11a-2p – Opening Day (this is the highlight of the season!!!)

May 9, Monday – Team Photos – check schedule for your team's time slot

Week of May 9 – Games Begin

May 30, Memorial Day, 8a – generally no games are held Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30), 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.

 

 

 

Coaches Wanted!!

Updated 02/15/16

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 and/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 provide copies of the appropriate background clearances in accordance with State law.

 

REQUIRED BACKGROUND CLEARANCES

Per PA Act 153 of 2014, as of July 1 2015, all volunteers must submit copies of the following clearances to OAYL:

 

PA Act 153 of 2014 Clearances (Criminal Background Checks)

Child Abuse History Clearance (PA Department of Human Services)

Criminal History Record Check (Pennsylvania State Police)

FBI Clearance (only required if NOT a continuous resident of PA for last 10 years)

 

All those planning to help coach in any capacity will need to have these clearances.  The good news is that the application fees for volunteers has been waived by the Commonwealth for the state clearances (the FBI clearance fee is NOT waived however).  Copies of the clearances MUST be submitted to OAYL by either emailing them to oayltball@hotmail.com, mailing them to our PO Box, or dropping them off at registration.

 

YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE OR GAMES WITHOUT THE REQUIRED CLEARANCES.  OAYL will notify you when you have been accepted to participate.

 

 

All verified and 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!

 

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Updated 01/19/15

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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!

UPCOMING GAMES

Wednesday, May 4
2016 OAYL
PRACTICE Thomas Pharmacy5:30pmT-Ball Field
PRACTICE Alpha Distribution6:30pmT-Ball Field
Thursday, May 5
2016 OAYL
PRACTICE St Clair & Associates5:30pmT-Ball Field
PRACTICE DH Moore & Co Roofing6:30pmT-Ball Field
Monday, May 9
2016 OAYL
Professional School Photography @ Thomas Pharmacy6:00pmT-Ball Field
Wednesday, May 11
2016 OAYL
DH Moore & Co Roofing @ Ken's Tires6:00pmT-Ball Field
Thursday, May 12
2016 OAYL
Ken's Tires @ Professional School Photography6:00pmT-Ball Field
Friday, May 13
2016 OAYL
Alpha Distribution @ St Clair & Associates6:00pmT-Ball Field
Saturday, May 14
2016 OAYL
St Clair & Associates @ DH Moore & Co Roofing10:00amT-Ball Field
Thomas Pharmacy @ Alpha Distribution11:30amT-Ball Field

For a complete schedule listing, click here!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, May 7
OPENING DAY10:45amT-Ball Field
Monday, May 9
Games begin THIS WEEKT-Ball Field
TEAM PHOTOS5:15pmT-Ball Field
Monday, May 30
Orwigsburg Memorial Day Parade7:45amMemorial Bldg
Saturday, Jun 11
Closing Ceremony (TENTATIVE)

For a complete calendar listing, click here!