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OMGAA House Rookie League – Ages 8-9

House Rookie Ball (Ages 8-9 as of May 1)

House Rookie ball is intended as a player’s first introduction to baseball.  It is not a travelling team program.  Rookie teams will be made up of players who are ages 8-9 as of May 1 (typically 2nd and 3rd graders), though exceptions can be made for kids not yet 8 by May 1 who are currently in 2nd grade so they can play with their grade. All players will go through an evaluation of basic baseball skills and then will be split into two divisions based upon their evaluation scores.  Both divisions are kid pitch.  Bases are set at 60’ and the pitcher’s mound at 40’. 

Evaluations are on April 7, 2018.  Exact tryout times are posted on OMGAA House page. Evaluations are made by third parties (not coaches), generally last about 1 hour, and are closed (parents and other spectators are not permitted to observe the evaluations).  If you try out for the Storm travelling team and do not make the team, you must still do the House evaluations.  Your registration for Storm will automatically be transferred to House (less a Storm tryout fee) in that situation.

For evaluations, please bring your own helmet and glove.  OMGAA does not supply bats, so you are encouraged to bring your own bat.  If you do not have one, your child can ask to borrow from another child at the tryout.  Do not wear a hat, helmet sticker, or anything else that has the OMGAA "Storm" name or logo.

Games will generally be either on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays depending upon the division in which your child plays (based on tryouts), at either 5:30 pm or 7:00 pm.  It is quite likely there will be variances from that schedule, but we try to have some consistency.  Many teams across ages and leagues use the fields so scheduling with absolute consistency is extremely difficult.  Games will be played on Saturdays or Sundays occasionally (for opening weekend, all-star break, and possibly end of season tournament), but possibly more often, such as to make up rain-out games.  Practices are at the coach's discretion but, in general, will be twice a week, on days, times, and locations chosen by the coach.

Weather permitting, the season is expected to start in late April or early May and end before July 4.  

You can make a play with request with your registration, but we cannot guarantee they will be honored as teams are formed based on tryout results.

 

OMGAA Minor League - Ages 10/11

OMGAA Minor League (Ages 10/11; currently in 4th and 5th grade)

The Minor League is intended as the next step in a player’s development after Rookie Ball. Players in the Minor League will be current 10 year olds along with some 11 year olds based on skill level determined by independent pre-season evaluations. Player age levels are determined by age on 4/30/18, however current 4th graders born after 4/30/08 are allowed to sign up if you prefer. Bases are set at 65’ and the pitcher’s mound 46’. All games will be played in Maple Grove and the season runs from late April to the end of June. Evaluations are on Saturday April 7, 2018 and teams will be balanced based on the results.      

Games will be generally be in the evenings on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays depending on which division your child plays in. Games may be played on Saturdays or Sundays occasionally (opening weekend, all-star break, and end of season tournament), but possibly more often if required to make up rained-out games. Practices are at the coach's discretion but generally once or twice a week.

OMGAA Major League - Ages 11/12

OMGAA Major League (Age 11/12; currently in 5th and 6th grade). 

The Major League is intended as the next step in a player’s development after Minor League. Players in the Major League will be current 12 year olds along with some 11 year olds based on skill level determined by independent pre-season evaluations. Player age levels are determined by age on 4/30/18. Bases are set at 65’ and the pitcher’s mound 46’. All games will be played in Maple Grove and the season runs from late April to the end of June. Evaluations are on Saturday April 7, 2018 and teams will be balanced based on the results.     

Games will be generally be in the evenings on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays depending on which division your child plays in. Games may be played on Saturdays or Sundays occasionally (opening weekend, all-star break, and end of season tournament), but possibly more often if required to make up rained-out games. Practices are at the coach's discretion but generally once or twice a week.

 

All Star Teams

There will be Rookie, Minor and Major League All Star teams who will participate in an All-Star Game and Home Run Derby.  These teams will be put together by player and coach recommendation.

 

Babe Ruth – Ages 13-15

13U League

The 13U League plays league games on fields with bases at 75’ and the pitching mound at 52’.  Teams will be formed using an equidraft system based on player evaluations and will be made up of players who are no more than 13 years old as of May 1st.  Games may be played against teams from surrounding communities. The end of season tournament champions will have their entry fee into the MN State Rec Baseball tournament paid for by OMGAA.

14/15U League

The 14/15U League plays league games on fields with bases at 90’ and the pitching mound at 60’ 6”.  Teams will be formed using an equidraft system based on player evaluations and will be made up of players who are no more than 15 years old as of May 1st.  Games may be played against teams from surrounding communities.  The end of season tournament champions will have their entry fee into the MN State Rec Baseball tournament paid for by OMGAA.

 


House Girls Fast Pitch (Softball) Program Overview

D2: Grades 2 & 3-Machine Pitch

The D2 level will focus on the basic fundamentals such as throwing, catching, hitting, fielding, and base running.  Coaches will use a spring loaded machine to deliver pitches at a reasonable speed to encourage players to make contact with the ball and for players to field the ball.  Teams may practice 1-2 times were per week and have 1-2 games per week.  Games may be played against other communities and require travel to those communities.  Generally, games will be played on week nights.  Practices will begin in early May. Games will begin in mid-May.  The season concludes with an end of season tournament on July 14 with the Plymouth/Wayzata Youth Softball Association.

D3:  Grades 4 & 5-Player Pitch

The D3 level will continue to build players’ basic fundamental skills and understanding of game situations.  Additionally, this level will work to develop pitching and catching.  Teams may practice 1-2 times per week and have 1-2 games per week.  Games may be played against other communities and require travel to those communities.  Generally, games will be played on week nights.  Practices will begin in early May. Games will begin in mid-May.  The season concludes with an end of season tournament on July 14 with the Plymouth/Wayzata Youth Softball Association.

D4:  Grades 6 & 7-Player Pitch

The D4 level will continue to build players’ basic fundamental skills and understanding of the game.  Players at this level will continue to work on pitching and catching.  Teams may practice 1-2 times per week and have 1-2 games per week.  Games may be played against other communities and require travel to those communities.  Generally, games will be played on week nights. Practices will begin in early May. Games will begin in mid-May.  The season concludes with an end of season tournament the week in mid to late July

D5:   Grades 8-12-Player Pitch

The D5 level will continue to build players’ basic fundamentals.  The objective is to provide players a platform to continue to play fast pitch in a fun and competitive environment.  Teams may practice 1-2 times per week and have 1-2 games per week.  Games may be played against other communities and require travel to those communities.  Generally, games will be played on week nights.  Practices will begin in early May. Games will begin in mid-May.  The season concludes with an end of season tournament in mid to late July

 


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