Baseball FAQs

  1. What do my fees go towards?  Your fees go towards 100% baseball. Equipment, uniform shirt and hat your child keeps, annual field maintenance, concessions, umpire fees, tournament fees, field rental at Delhi Park and Kuliga Park for practices and games, coach background checks, baseball website, optional player clinics and annual coach clinics. 
  2. Why do costs increase for older kids?  The cost of umpires doubles when the kids reach the 12u/13u (11u for select) level.
  3. Did costs increase from last year (2018)?  Costs did not go up for any age group. 
  4. Why should I participate in fundraisers?  Besides being able to promote your business on our banner to the hundreds of families every weekend or the opportunity to win money, fundraisers help us to make big improvements to our fields. In 2017 at Dulles elementary we replaced fencing, put new benches in the dugouts with new concrete pads, replaced a couple of backstops and added drainage to field 3. In 2018 at Springmyer we plan to correct drainage, pour concrete pads, and correct field topography for the start of our Springmyer beautification project. The community gets to benefit from that work. All of this could not have been possible without fundraising dollars. 
  5. What fundraising opportunities exist for parents to assist with fees?   Please contact Bruce Jones(info under committee) for more details.
  6. Will coaches be required to attain sponsors? At OHYA, we are committed to letting the coaches do what they do best, instruct kids.  Sponsorships are certainly important, as they assist in keeping costs affordable for our parents, but they will not be the responsibility of coaches.
  7. What will the OHYA uniforms look like?  At OHYA, feel strongly about our Oak Hills community and support of our school district.  The uniforms that our teams will wear will proudly be the Oak Hills colors, Red, Black, and White. 
  8. When will practices begin?  Our field permits start on March 1st.  Coaches are free to schedule practices as soon as the weather breaks following that date.
  9. When do games begin?  8u - 15u teams are scheduled to begin 4/6/19, and 5u - 7u teams begin on 4/6/19.
  10. Why is the league 9u, 11u, 13u, and 15u?  The WBC has many smaller schools that have a tough time fielding full teams.  The league is designed to allow those schools more freedom in filling teams.  So 8 and 9 year olds play together, 10 and 11, and so forth.  However, OHYA does NOT have trouble fielding teams.  Our robust registration allows us to, for the most part, roster by 1 year increments.  That DOES NOT mean your 8 year old is facing a team of 9 year olds.  The league has so many teams, that they offer divisions, and those divisions are broken down by average age of the team.  So our 8 year olds are facing other 8 year olds, and our 9 year olds other 9 year olds!  Is that clear as mud!!!  
  11. How much playing time should I expect for my child?  The minimum amount of innings a player will play is three innings in a five inning game and four innings in a six inning game. That means at most a player will sit out only two innings. There are two ways where that may not hold true: 1. If a player is being held out for disciplinary reasons or 2. The game ended early due to weather or 10 run rule took effect
  12. How many positions will my child learn? For 5-7U teams, players should be learning a minimum of 3 positions. 8-15U teams, players should be learning a minimum of 2 positions, not including if they are a pitcher/catcher. 
  13. Refund Policy*
    1. Before February 1st. 100% refund (not including transaction fees)
    2. Between February 1st and February 15th. 50% refund (not including transaction fees)
    3. After February 15th. No refund will be issued (uniforms and equipment will have been purchased) for 8U-14U teams.
    4. After February 28th. No refund will be issued (uniforms and equipment will have been purchased) for 5U - 7U  teams.

*Elite $100 deposit is not refundable