Hello OMGAA families,
I hope this letter finds you and your families safe. I am writing this letter to give you all an update on the 2020 OMGAA softball and baseball season. We as a board have been in close communication with MYAS, MBL and MN Softball as these are the leagues in which our travel teams play within. MYAS published a statement on June 2nd, stating that they are cancelling the June portion of the 2020 season. Unfortunately, this means that OMGAA will be following their lead and cancelling our spring/summer season. We will now work diligently towards offering an extended fall season, which will begin in July. Many details around this are unknown at this point (length of season, number of games, etc.). The link to the statement from MYAS can be found below.
What does this mean for our OMGAA families?
OMGAA will be issuing refunds to all our members that have paid their registration fees for the 2020 season. These refunds will take 2-3 weeks to process.
OMGAA will be opening a new registration for this ‘new’ season soon.
Boys Storm teams: Teams have not yet been formed. *** There will be no tryouts on June 5-10th as stated previously. Boys travel tryouts/team formations remain TBD. We hope to add more clarification and a plan for this in the coming days. Our initial thought process is - If the dial opens enough by June 15th, our goal is to conduct tryouts and/or team formations the week of June 15 – 21. If the dial doesn’t open enough by June 15th and we are unable to safely conduct tryous, we may have to use scores from 2019 (with accommodations/exceptions made for those players without 2019 scores).
Girls Fastpitch Storm: Teams have been formed – these teams will likely remain unchanged for the ‘new’ season (slight adjustments may be made based on numbers).
Boys house baseball: Teams have not yet been formed – more details to come on player evaluations and team formations.
Please watch your email for more information, details and a new registration link.
We are grateful for your support and appreciate everyone’s flexibility as we are working in unchartered territories. We want to get our players and coaches on the field as soon as we can and are working hard everyday to ensure we can execute this safely.
The Osseo Maple Grove Athletic Association (OMGAA) is a volunteer organization that was formed in 1974 to provide excellent baseball and softball opportunities within the Osseo and Maple Grove high school attendance areas.
Within our website, you can find everything you need to know about OMGAA and the programs offered.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of our OMGAA programs, please contact the appropriate Director, via hyperlink below, or Click Here to send us a message.
Boys Rookie Baseball (ages 8-9) House Director: Aric Stienessen
Boys House Baseball (ages 10-12) Director: Caleb Johnson
Boys House Baseball (ages 13-15) Director: Brandon Jackson
Boys Storm Travel Baseball (ages 9-14) Director: Jan Plaude
Boys Storm Travel Baseball (ages 15-18) Director: Tom Cary
Girls House Fastpitch (ages 8U-16U) Director: Holly Jenson
Girls Storm Travel Fastpitch (ages 8U-18U) Director: Cassy Ludwig
Adaptive Softball Director: Mike Parenteau
OMGAA ACADEMIC Scholarship PROGRAM
The OMGAA Academic Scholarship Program was established in 2004. In 2009 the Scholarship was renamed in honor of Michael Parenteau, former President and long time board member.
Scholarships are awarded based on ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE without regard to athletic achievement.
Since May of 2004, the OMGAA Academic Scholarship Program has awarded over $20,000.00 in scholarships to graduating area seniors from public and private schools that have played at least two seasons in an OMGAA program with at least one being while attending school as a freshman, sophomore or junior.
Applications for the OMGAA Academic Scholarship Program must be submitted by March 31st and graduating seniors are encouraged to apply. Application forms may be downloaded here.
2020 OMGAA Baseball and Fastpitch (traveling and house leagues) DIBS PROGRAM:
The DIBS volunteer program is designed to help OMGAA families carry out the various tasks and duties needed to give our players a great experience this season. The intent is to build an OMGAA community based on volunteerism and service. We ask each family to give 3 hours of service to various events throughout the year. Past years have seen great participation during the early parts of the season, but we really need help with tournaments and events later in the season.
OMGAA offers (and needs your help with) a variety of programs and leagues for both in-house and travel baseball and fastpitch. We encourage you to serve DIBS hours outside of your player's league! DIBS hours are good for the entire OMGAA organization. If your player plays travel fastpitch, your DIBS hours can be served in baseball or house fastpitch. Or vice versa - we encourage you to help wherever you can!
*3 hours per player or 6 hours per family (with 2 or more players)
*$200.00 buyout per family- if you choose this option, you will not be required to do DIBS hours.
* HEAD COACHES ARE EXEMPT FROM DIBS. Assistant coaches will be required to fulfill dibs hours.
*DIBS Deposit Check - each OMGAA family will be required to give their head coach a DIBS deposit check in the amount of their buyout. If you elect the buyout, OMGAA will deposit the check. If you do not elect the buyout, we will hold that check and destroy it once your DIBS requirement is met.
*Watch for DIBS opportunities and information on how to sign up for DIBS hours soon after registration
***PLEASE NOTE ROOKIE LEAGUE EXCEPTION: DIBS Checks for the Rookie League will be collected at evaluations.
Feel free to send us team pictures, special moments or exciting news you would like shared on social media with the OMGAA Community. Email pictures with with descriptions to Olson@Omgaa.org
15U STORM Travel Baseball and 16-19U Rec League Registration Is Now Open!