Oak Hill Youth Sports Association

Remembering Stan McDonald

Early Saturday morning Oak Hill sadly lost an integral member of our family, Stan McDonald.

Stan was an energetic presence at the fields, serving as a coach, Board Member, Commissioner and umpire,  regularly walking the complex in his green shirt and canvas slip-on shoes.

Stan was in the middle of his second two-year term as Director of Training. If you attended last month's player clinics, it was thanks to Stan. If your coach passed on tips he picked up at a coaching clinic, that was also thanks to Stan. Every head coach and priority assistant at OHYSA has training certification because of processes that Stan implemented. Stan also stepped up as 12U Baseball Commissioner, recruiting potential coaches, registering players, running tryouts, overseeing draft and All-Star selections and scheduling games and end-of-season tournaments for that league. If a game was short an umpire Stan did not hesitate to jump on the field. If a team was short a coach he picked up a clipboard and got to work.

Because he was Commissioner to an older division his name may not be well-known to everyone, but each player, parent and coach at Oak Hill benefited every practice and every game from his dedicated service to the league. To say the he will be missed does not begin to express how we all feel.

Services for Stan will be held at 2PM, Saturday October 7th, at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church at 5226 W. Wm Cannon Dr (corner of McCarty Lane). Please keep his wife Kelly and sons Hunter and Stanton, as well as all of his family members, in your thoughts.

2018 Rules Submissions

OHYSA local policies, procedures and playing rules are described in our Internal Rules and Regulations document a.k.a Blue Book. The current 2017 Blue Book is available for review at https://tinyurl.com/bluebook16.  

Each fall the Board of Directors accepts, reviews and votes on Blue Book change proposals submitted by dues-paying Association members. If a change is approved, the Blue Book is amended and the change is included for use the following Spring and Fall.

To be accepted the proposal must include:

  1. The page number in the current Blue Book of the rule being changed,
  2. Any section or subsection number or title name to assist with location,
  3. The existing language of the rule,
  4. The language of the proposed change,
  5. A justification of the proposed change.  If a new rule is proposed then (3) can be entered as "NEW LANGUAGE"

Blue Book change proposals can be submitted online at https://goo.gl/forms/tLbQwYjajAeYEaYo2  Only submissions by Association Members will be accepted.  Members submitting proposals will have the opportunity to explain their change and answer any questions about it at the November 2017 Board meeting. (Details to be emailed at a later date)

Please email communications@OHYSABoard.org if you have any questions.

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