Age and skill requirements for each Division are listed below. By registering your son/daughter, please recognize the commitment you and your child are making to OBA. In all Divisions, players are requir ed to attend two practices a week and two games on the weekends; sometimes there might be a game during the weekday. At the Bronco and Pony levels, the time requirements are even greater. If there is a conflict with other activities, you need to adjust your schedule to work around the OBA practices and games. Once teams are selected, roster changes are not allowed.
Many parents wonder whether their child is ready for the next Division in OBA. To help you better understand where your child stands, or where they need more development, below are the minimum skills requirement for each Division of OBA.
OBA uses an April 30th cutoff to determine each player's effective age, rather than a calendar year or the player's grade in school. Players will be placed in a division based on their age on April 30th of that season.
|Age on April 30||7-8||9-10||11-12||13-14|
|Basepath||60 ft||60 ft||70 ft||80 ft|
|Pitching Mound||38 ft||44 ft||48 ft||54 ft|
|Pitchers||Coach Pitch||Player Pitch||Player Pitch||Player Pitch|
|Teams Formed By||Draft||Draft||Draft||Draft|
|Dropped 3rd Strike||No||No||Yes||Yes|
Birthdates: For the 2020 season, children born between 5/1/2011 - 4/30/2013
Goals in Pinto
From a baseball development standpoint, the primary goal of the Pinto program is to prepare players to enter the Mustang Division. As such, the OBA Pinto program is designed to help players develop the following skills:
Birthdates: For the 2020 season, children born between 5/1/2009 - 4/30/2011
Goals in Mustang
Birthdates: For the 2020 season, children born between 5/1/2007 - 4/30/2009
Goals in Bronco
Birthdates: For the 2020 season, children born between 5/1/2006 - 4/30/2007 (and player must have entered 7th or 8th Grade in September 2019)
Players should have all the skills listed at the Bronco level and be able to do the following: