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Oregon Youth Softball (OYS) Mission Statement

OYS strives to provide a positive, competitive youth softball experience for each player. We are dedicated to the advancement and long-term development of each player to the extent of their dedication and effort.  While winning is a priority in competitive tournament softball, winning will not be placed above good sportsmanship or what is best for the program, team and players.

Tryouts for 2017-18 OYS Competitive Teams: U12, U14, U16 & U18

General Information

Dates:               July 31st (U12 & U14), August 1st (U16 & U18). Make-up for all: August 2nd

 

Registration:    5:30-6:00

 

Evaluations:     6:00-8:00

 

Location:          Brooklyn Legion Park

 

Deposit:           $100 deposit required.  Check made payable to: OGFSA

                          Check shall not be cashed until player acceptance

 

Evaluators:       Potential coaches and individuals brought in from outside of the Oregon program.  No parents allowed. Feedback from current OYS coach will be provided as it relates to attendance and attitude this season.  Team make-up will be determined by Board based on tryout scores and coach input.

 

Team Offers:    Players will have 48 hours from time of invite to accept or reject the offer.  If offer is accepted, the player’s deposit check of $100 shall be cashed to ensure commitment.  If no answer is received, it shall be assumed the player has rejected the offer to play for OYS.

                         

                          If your player does not receive an offer, due to the early date of our tryouts, there will still be time for them to attend other area club try-outs. Board members will be available to discuss ideas and options.

 

Fees:                 Approximate player fees are listed in the details below.  There are opportunities to offset fees through team fundraising.  This shall be a team-driven effort. 

 

Commitment:  It is expected that players make 80% of practices and tournaments.  If player attendance is less than 80%, playing time shall be reduced and other players may be picked up to replace her.  You will pay for all tournaments regardless of attendance.

 

Pre-season       Competitive teams will have practice, workouts and hitting sessions in the

Practice:          winter, based on gym availability. 

 

Other:               Your age group is dependent upon birthday as of January 1st.  For example, you must be 12 or under on January 1, 2018 to play U12.      

 

Players may try out for an age group up.

 

 

U12 Details

TEAM ORANGE: Competitive/Metro

TEAM BLACK: South Central

Tryouts: July 31st (make-up Aug 7th)

Tryouts: July 31st (make-up Aug 7th)

Tournaments: 6-8 spring/summer 2018 with possibility of 1-2 fall/winter 2017

Tournaments: To be determined by team.

Summer League: Metro

Summer League: South Central

Coaching: TBD by team and parent input – possibility of paid coach

Coaching: Parent or volunteer

Approximate Player Fees = $500-700 per player (depending on # of tournaments & coaching decision)

Approximate Fees per Player:

·                 League Fee: $135

·                 Other fees based on tournament selection and parent agreement

 

U14 Details

 

TEAM ORANGE: Competitive/Metro

TEAM BLACK: South Central

Tryouts: July 31st (make-up Aug 7th)

Tryouts: July 31st (make-up Aug 7th)

Team Make-up: Oregon players take priority.  Will fill out roster with out-of-town players as needed. 

Team Make-up: Oregon players take priority.  Will fill out roster with out-of-town players as needed. 

Tournaments: 6-8 spring/summer 2018 with possibility of 1-2 fall/winter 2017

Tournaments: To be determined by team.

Summer League: Metro

Summer League: South Central

Coaching: Paid head coach with parent/volunteer assistant coach

Coaching: Parent

Approximate Player Fees = $700 per player (depending on # of tournaments)

Approximate Fees per Player:

·                 League Fee: $135

·                 Other fees based on tournament selection and parent agreement

 

U16 Details

 

TEAM ORANGE: Competitive/Metro

Tryouts: August 1st (make-up Aug 7th)

Team Make-Up: Open roster including players from outside Oregon

Tournaments: 1-2 fall/winter 2017 and 5-7 summer 2018 at Class A/B depending on team make-up.  Includes a state and national tournament.

Summer League: Metro

Coaching: Paid head coach (OHS Head Coach Sydnee Wyss) and paid assistant

Approximate Player Fees = $700-800 per player

 

 

 

 

U18 Details

 

SW WI: Competitive

Tryouts: August 1st (make-up Aug 7th)

Team Make-Up: Open roster

Tournaments: 5 summer 2018 tournaments including 1 national 

League: None

Coaching: TBD

Approximate Player Fees = $350 per player


 

QUESTIONS?

Contact: Dana Leikness, OYS President

(608) 444-8595

 

oregonyouthsoftball@gmail.com

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