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Part-time Travel

All players who participate in Part-time travel must also play in-house baseball.  The emphasis for part-time travel will be on the development of the players and their enjoyment of the game. 
 
Try-outs
  • Late January - February each year
  • In the batting cages
  • Player evaluations for hitting, fielding, throwing and pitching are done by the OFBA Board.
  • Age levels;
    • 8U – player must play 2nd year Pinto In-house 
    • 9U – player must play 1st year Mustang In-house 
    • 10U – player must play 2nd year Mustang In-house 
    • 11U – player must play 1st year Bronco In-house 
    • 12U – player must play 2nd year Bronco In-house 
    • 13U – player must play 1st year Pony In-house 
    • 14U - player must play 2nd year Pony In-house 

Manager Selection

  • Intent letter submitted to OFBA Board before February.
  • OFBA Board will interview and select Manager prior to the try-out. 
  • Manager will be present at the try-outs and will select the team.

 

The season
  • March - Team Practice begins in the Batting cages.
  • April through June – Games on Wednesdays and Sundays.  In-house games are not scheduled on these days.
  • July - reserved for tournaments
  • Travel to local Chicagoland towns to play other Part-time travel teams.
  • Limited number of games to protect the young players arms from injury.
Costs
  • Approximately $150-$200
  • Uniforms, League fees, Umpires, Equipment.

Part-time Travel Rules

    All Ages

Full-time Travel

All players who participate in Full-time travel do not play in-house baseball, part-time travel or July all-stars.  The emphasis for full-time travel will be on the development of the players to play against other very competitive travel teams, the enjoyment of the game and to be ready for high school baseball. 

 
Try-outs
  • Late July or early August each year
  • Player evaluations for hitting, fielding, throwing and pitching are done by the OFBA Board.
  • Age levels;
    • The Full-Time Travel Blue Demons must consist of OFBA players for age groups 9, 10, 11 and 12. A team may recruit up to 2 non OFBA players to fill the team.
    • 13U – Open tryout, but 50% of players must have played in OFBA the previous season.
    • 14U – Open tryout, but 50% of players must have played in OFBA the previous season.
Manager Selection
  • Intent letter submitted to OFBA Board before August.
  • OFBA Board will interview and select Manager prior to the try-out. 
  • Manager will be present at the try-outs and will select the team.
The season
  • August through October - Team Practice outside (at Managers discretion).
  • November through March – Team Practice in the batting cages.
  • 9U - 12U - Play 45 – 55 games and travel to other baseball organization and play against very competitive full-time travel teams.
  • Some out of state/overnight travel to tournaments.
    • 12U - team will travel to Cooperstown, New York and play in the Cooperstown Dream Park tournament.
    • Extensive Fundraising will be done to travel to Cooperstown.
  • 13U & 14U - Play 50 – 60 games and travel to other local baseball organizations and play against very competitive full-time travel teams.
  • Some out of state/overnight travel to tournaments.
Costs
  • Approximately $800-$1000
  • Uniforms, League fees, Tournaments, Umpires, Equipment.

 

Full-time Travel Rules

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