Oak Hill Youth Sports Association
 

Spring 2019 Registration Early Bird Pricing

Early Bird Pricing ends January 19th - your player must be registered and paid to be eligible for this special pricing.

WeeBall - $60/ 6U - $155/ 8U - $175/ 10U - $195/ 12U - $215/ 14U - $235

Not sure what age division your child in is? Click Here!

Add a player decal for only $2 when you register!

Having problems registering? Have questions? Need to speak to a board member or commissioner? 

Walk Up Registration 

Saturday January 19th - 10AM to 2PM

Front Office @ OHYSA Complex

For Spring 2019 OHYSA will use the age cut-offs of 4/30/2019 for Baseball and 12/31/18 for softball. Please read the notice below regarding this age determination change. FOR BASEBALL ONLY - any player with a SUMMER birthday, you may complete this form AFTER you register to request to be manually moved to one age division older than the division in which the system will automatically register you. FOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL - please complete the SAME FORM if you are requesting a move from WeeBall to 6U , or from 6U to 8U.

If you are NEW to OHYSA and have questions about tryouts, draft, practice & game schedules and other general information, please read our NEW TO OHYSA? page. This gives an overview of our organization and what you can expect for your player.

Still have questions after reading through that page? Contact the commissioner specific to your player’s age division. All our Board and Commissioner contacts can be found on the Contact Us page.

Interested in coaching a team? OHYSA is a fully volunteer organization and relies on parents and community members stepping up to coach teams. Visit our Be a Coach page for more information.

OHYSA actively encourages sponsorship of area businesses and other corporate sponsorships. Ideally located on a major section of US Hwy 290, and with near constant flow of hundreds of daily visitors, your company’s logo is ideally placed for immediate visual recognition. For information about the demographics of our league and available sponsorship packages, visit our Sponsorship page today! 

Spring 2019 Season Key Dates

The following dates are the currently approved for the spring season and are subject to change: 

  • 1/19 Walk-Up registration - Early-bird pricing ends
  • 2/1 Coaches meeting (Week of - exact date still TBD)
  • 2/2 Tryouts
  • 2/10 Alternate Coaches Meeting
  • 3/2 First games/BB Opening day
  • 3/3 SB Opening day
  • 3/15-3/24 Spring break no games
  • 4/5 Golf tournament (tentative, no games if yes)
  • 4/7 Picture day
  • 4/13-14 SB Midseason Tournament
  • 4/19-4/21 Easter Weekend, no games or practices
  • 5/24-5/27 Oak Hill Invitational
  • 6/1-6/2 CENTEX

 

Age Eligibility Rule Change

On November 26, 2018, your Board of Directors held its annual Rule Change meeting to consider changes to the rules contained in the OHYSA Blue Book. One of the rule changes submitted for consideration related to the Age Eligibility cutoff date for baseball players. After learning of a decision made by Centex, the program where our all-stars play, just a few days prior to our rule change meeting, the OHYSA Board voted to follow the age cutoff date as used by Centex which is April 30, beginning in Spring 2019. Further information regarding this decision may be found below.

As many of you know, OHYSA adopted a rule change in the Fall of 2016, affecting the age cutoff, that changed the date from April 30 to August 31. This rule change was based on a change being implemented by PONY, our affiliated governing body at that time, as well as by Little League. Both of those national organizations currently use the date of August 31 to determine age eligibility for baseball players. The OHYSA board adopted a plan to roll out the change in phases, with it being fully implemented in the Fall of 2018.

Thereafter, OHYSA decided to take our softball program out of PONY affiliation in 2016, due to problems related to the inconsistent administration of their program by their governing members. With continued problems in the baseball program related to PONY, your board of directors made the decision to terminate our entire affiliation with PONY, and instead participate in Centex All-Star play for our baseball league in 2017.

With guidance from Centex directors, as to the direction Centex was heading in regard to the age eligibility date, the OHYSA board was confident that the rule change 2 years ago was the correct move. Then, just prior to our annual Rule Change meeting on November 26, Centex held a vote on the age cutoff issue, and suffice to say that we, as well as many members of Centex who had also made the change, were surprised to see the vote go in favor of the April 30 cutoff date.

Nothing about this process was easy. From the time the original decision was made in Fall 2016, through the roll-out period, and through final implementation, your board of directors, commissioners, and coaches spent many hours discussing, researching, debating and deliberating the right move for our league. However, as a result of the recent vote by Centex, we have voted to follow the Centex rule, so that our players remain on a level playing field with their competition in the Centex All-Star program.

As a result of our vote on November 26, future changes of age eligibility will follow the Centex rule, or whatever other affiliated all-star program we may follow at that time. 

OHYSA Board of Directors

 

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