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OBA Registration

Spring 2019 registration will open on Friday December 7 at 9:00 am.  

All players that register within first 48 hours of opening will receive two (2) tickets to the May 10th A's Fireworks game!


Link will be active at 9:00 am on Friday December 7, 2018

Opening Day is December 7

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Spring 2019 Registration FAQs

When will registration open for Spring 2019?

Registration for the 2019 Spring season will open December 7.  If you are new to OBA please be sure to join our mailing list to be informed of all OBA dates and events.


What Division should my child play?
OBA is a Pony baseball league. Pony uses an age-based, rather than a grade-based baseball selection criterion for divisions. OBA uses April 30th as the cutoff date for each year, so a child's each on April 30th of the season determines their effective age. Players should play in the division that matches their age level regardless of grade.

Age cutoffs for the 2019 season:

  • Pinto (7 & 8 year-olds):  birthdates between May 1, 2010 – April 30, 2012
  • Mustang (9 & 10): birthdates between May 1, 2008 – April 30, 2010
  • Bronco (11 & 12): birthdates between May 1, 2006 – April 30, 2008
  • Pony (13 & 14): birthdates between May 1, 2003 – April 30, 2005. In addition, Pony players must be entering either 7th or 8th grade.


What defines a returning OBA family?
A child who played OBA baseball in Spring 2018. 


If we miss the priority registration period, is my returning OBA player still guaranteed a spot?
No. Only players who register during the priority registration period are guaranteed a space. We encourage players to register after the priority registration period, but we do not guarantee that spaces are available and assign those spaces on a first come, first served basis.


Why does OBA require 75+% commitment level for practices and games?
OBA is a committed baseball experience for those that want to develop and improve their skills. The players, managers, coaches and parents expect OBA to offer a strong and competitive experience and this is accomplished through the commitments of all parties.


What is the Mustang commitment level?
The Mustang commitment level is much greater than that at the Pinto level.

  • Teams likely will be selected in late January and practices will likely start in the beginning of February.
  • We hold two practices a week for each team. Prior to daylight savings these practices last for one hour each. During daylight savings, practices expand to 1.5 hours each.
  • There are typically two games each weekend, one on each Saturday and Sunday.
  • The season will likely include 14-16 games and is followed by a double elimination playoff tournament.
  • During the registration process, parents will be asked to acknowledge and agree to the commitment level.


What is the Pinto commitment level?

  • Pinto requires a strong commitment to baseball, but also serves as the introductory experience to OBA.
  • Teams likely will be selected in late January and practices will likely start in the beginning of February.
  • We hold two practices a week for each team. Prior to daylight savings these practices last for one hour each. During daylight savings, practices expand to 1.5 hours each.
  • There is typically one game each weekend
  • The season consists of 8 or 9 games followed by a double elimination playoff tournament.
  • During the registration process, parents will be asked to acknowledge and agree to the commitment level.


Can my child play up to the division above his age group? 
Occasionally OBA receives requests for players to play in a division above their age group. OBA will make VERY RARE exceptions for players in the Bronco and Pony divisions who wish to ‘play up’ a division if they demonstrate advanced skills and that doing so does not significantly impact the OBA experience for others.  


Can my child play in the division below his age group? 
OBA cannot accommodate players wishing to play down a division.

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POST REGISTRATION. WHAT NOW?

I’VE REGISTERED MY PLAYER, WHAT’S NEXT?
Once OBA has received your registration form and payment, you have completed the registration process for your child.  Here’s what happens next:
 
 
EVALUATIONS/TRYOUTS
Your player will be evaluated for his/her Division.  Each Division requires a certain minimum skill level to ensure player safety and to help create a positive experience for all players. 
Review the minimum skills required for each Division
Find out the day/time for your player’s evaluation.  Please mark that date on your calendar!
 
 
TEAM ASSIGNMENTS
Once evaluations/tryouts are complete, players are selected for teams.  Please note that TEAM ASSIGNMENTS ARE DONE ON A DRAFT BASIS.  This means that requests for players to be placed with friends, or teams with players primarily from one school cannot be accommodated. 
 
Once teams are selected, your player will be contacted by his/her Manager.  Your Manager will provide you with your team’s practice and game schedules, distribute uniforms, and communicate any other team particulars. 
 
Your Manager will also distribute a Medical Release form, which you must complete in order for your child to play. 
 
 
PCA WORKSHOPS
OBA supports the philosophy promoted by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).  The goal of PCA is to create a playing environment that is emotionally rewarding for your child. 
 
All parents are strongly encouraged to attend the parent workshops.  If you are new to OBA, it is especially important that you attend a workshop so that you better understand what OBA expects from the behavior of its coaching staff, players and parents.
 
Find out more about PCA
Look-up workshop dates and mark your calendar! 
 
 
OPENING DAY
Always the first Saturday in March, this marks the start of the OBA Spring Baseball season!  Your player will take individual and team pictures, and participate in the Opening Day Ceremony with their team.  There are games, raffles, food and fun for all!  Bring your whole family!
 
ONGOING COMMUNICATIONS
Your Manager, together with the OBA Website and OBA's Facebook page, will be your sources for OBA communications.   The OBA Website contains information about OBA’s Code of Conduct, teams, game schedules, field closures, field locations, event schedules and more. 
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT OBA IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE, EXCEPT FOR NGIN, OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION PROVIDER.  Once you’ve submitted your registration form and payment, you have completed the registration process.  OBA does not endorse other websites, except for those associated with our Sponsors.
 
For more information about OBA Sponsors or to become a Sponsor

Registration Steps

 As the shirt says, "Baseball is life. The rest is just details." Well, here are some baseball details on getting your child involved with OBA! Start by determining your player’s League Age. This is their chronological age on April 30. For example, if a player turns 10 on April 20, he would be considered league age 10, since he is 10 on April 30. If he turns 10 on May 15, he would be considered league age 9, since he is 9 on April 30. Then look in the table below in the row labeled “Age on April 30” to find the correct division.

 

  1. Read the Code of Conduct agreement. When you submit your registration, you - agree to this Code of Conduct
  2. Review the Postive Coaches Alliance (PCA)
  3. Review minimum skill requirements for your player's division 
  4. If your division has reached capacity, simply register for the Waitlist for that division
  5. Mark your calendar for the evaluation dates
  6. Post Registration, click here.