In the Spring of 2018 the 13 - 15 year old Senior House Leagues were renamed to honor one of the founding members of OMGAAA, Donald Mehus, who passed away on February 15, 2018.
Don was born in Fargo/Moorhead in November of 1929 and was raised on the family farm in Leonard, ND. He went to school typically on his horse Ned. He played baseball, basketball and track (ran the 440-yard dash). He went to college at the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND where he studied electronics. He married Charlotte Christensen (Doran, MN) in 1951, and lived in Fargo/Moorhead for a short time. He moved to White Bear Lake in 1957, as he changed careers to life insurance (Mehus & Associates). In White Bear Lake he was deeply involved in youth sports (baseball and basketball), scouting (Pack Leader), church and taught Dale Carnegie courses. Don and Char had two boys, and two girls, and they too were involved in sports and community programs. His desire to move back to the country hit him in 1970, and he moved to 5 acres in Maple Grove (when Maple Grove was “country”), where he not only took up hobby farming, but jumped back in to the youth sports programs, OMGAA. He continued his civic, scouting, community and youth sports involvement well after his children had grown and left the programs. He was totally committed to the future of young people and he always knew and greeted his children’s friends.
Parents and Players,
Registration is now open for the 13U and 14/15U House Baseball season! Please sign up soon as Evaluations are quickly approaching.
Registration closes on Saturday, March 31, 2018!
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Location: Maple Grove Dome
Frequently Asked Question:
Does my player need to attend House evaluations if he attended the Storm Traveling tryouts?
Answer: Yes, we use a different scoring system in the Sr. House League and we like all players to have scores in that system as our coaches conduct a draft process the week after tryouts to select teams. Every attempt is made to balance teams, and having scores helps us to accomplish this goal.
Get Your Dibs Hours - Requirement is 4 hours/credits for House players!!
Coaches will collect checks from all families at the start of the season for the Dibs dues. Once you complete your 4 hours, the league will destroy your check. Checks will not be cashed until the end of the season and only for those families who did not complete their Dibs hours or did not pre-pay through registration to forgo Dibs requirements.
Here's an excellent opportunity to earn some of those Dibs hours that are required this year. Parents are encouraged to click on the Dibs tab at the top of the web page to sign up for 13U and 14/15U Evaluations as well as any other opportunities to help get your hours.
Dibs for Evaluations: Parents may not sign up for a volunteer slot during their player's evaluation time as parents are not allowed in the dome at that time. Parents must sign up for one of the slots for the other age group. Ex: If your player is registered for 13U, you would need to choose a time slot under the Dibs for 14/15U evaluations.
Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity early in the season so you don't run the risk of running out of opportunities to earn those hours.
In this year's registration form, you will once again have the ability to make a friend request. Please understand that we will do our best through the draft process to accommodate a family's request; however, requests are not a guarantee. Our goal is to ensure all kids have a fun and enjoyable experience, so we advise our coaches to draft balanced teams. We do allow coaches to choose their assistants and to draft the team as they see fit. In addition, we allow coaches to trade players prior to the end of the draft.
If you have a strong interest in your athlete playing with a particular friend or coach, please reach out to the coach to communicate your interest or volunteer to assistant coach prior to April 8th.
Due to the complexity involved in drafting teams, and the impact player transfers can have on multiple players and teams, friend requests will not be granted after teams are drafted.
Director - Sr. House Leagues