OHYA Difference

Our teams will compete with other area schools in the Western Baseball Conference. 

 

The OHYA difference for Baseball:

 

At OHYA, we recognize the importance of our role in developing your youth athlete. All coaches and assistants will complete concussion training and be background checked to ensure your child’s safety. We work with best-in-class organizations to provide training for our coaches. We are thrilled to offer LOCAL games through the Western Baseball Conference. We strongly believe that you don’t have to travel all over the Tri-State to play high quality baseball. The WBC has multiple divisions and teams are placed appropriately to give them the best chance to play against similar talent levels. We offer common sense pitch counts that are stratified based on the number of pitches thrown for the number of days rest, assuring the safest conditions for our athletes.  We have easy, on-line registration and fundraising opportunities to assist you in offsetting up to 100% of your registration fees.

 

We believe the best way to learn is by doing. At OHYA we have guaranteed playing time. 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.

 

We also believe it's important for players to have a variety of opportunities at various age levels. 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. 

 

Below is an explanation of what each age level has to offer and the cost to play that level. When selecting an age group, use your child’s age as of May 1*. Players may play with older kids, but not with a younger group.

 

5* and under- $55

*5U Players need to be 4 by January 1st per WBC league rules and insurance requirements.

 

This instructional league will play approximate 10-12 games. “Pitch and Tee” players will have an opportunity to hit off the Coach for a limited number of pitches before a tee is used. Players will receive a uniform shirt to keep, but pants will need to be purchased separately.

 

7 and under- $70

This instructional league will play approximate 12 games PLUS an optional post season tournament! All pitching will be done by the Coaches! A huge benefit for the WBC is that they don’t allow inconsistent pitching of 6 and 7 year olds to slow down games, jeopardize the batters safety, and cause batters to form bad habits like swinging at bad pitches, lunging swings, or just taking everything. Coach pitch allows batters to make quality swings at quality pitches in a safe manner. Players will be provided a uniform shirt to keep, but pants will need to be purchased separately.

 

9 and under- $115

Full baseball without stealing (non-select only), approximately 12-16 games PLUS a post season tournament!!!! A huge benefit of the WBC league is eliminating “a walk is a triple” from the 9u games. A huge problem at the younger levels, stealing too early reduces middle infield play, as there are rarely chances for force outs and double plays, and encourages poor base running techniques. Players will receive a jersey and hat, gray pants will need to be purchased separately.

 

11 and under- $120

Full baseball utilizing the high school rules as the default rule book, approximately 12-16 games PLUS a post season tournament!!!! This allows kids to begin playing by the same rules they will see in high school. With multiple divisions, kids will face similar talent levels, offering them the best opportunity to develop. Players will receive a jersey and hat, gray pants will need to be purchased separately.

13 and under- $150

Full baseball utilizing the high school rules as the default rule book, approximately 12-16 games PLUS a post season tournament!!!! This allows kids to begin playing by the same rules they will see in high school. Local games against high quality opponents!!!  Players will receive a jersey and hat, gray pants will need to be purchased separately.

 

15 and under- $150

Full baseball utilizing the high school rules as the default rule book, approximately 12-16 games PLUS a post season tournament!!!! This allows kids to begin playing by the same rules they will see in high school. Players will receive a jersey and hat, gray pants will need to be purchased separately.

 

For more information on The Western Baseball Conference visit www.cincywbc.org

 

8-15U Select/Elite Baseball (starts at $280)

In addition to everything offered at the corresponding age level above, Select/Elite baseball is determined by a tryout conducted in July. Select/Elite will play in the most competitive division the WBC has to offer (National) with a larger game schedule and, depending on the desire of the coach, play in the SWOL or play additional games/tournaments. This is the BEST competition we have to offer. 

Players will receive a jersey and hat, pants will need to be purchased separately.

 

For any additional questions, please contact our Baseball Coordinator, Jason Korb, at OHYABaseballCoordinator@gmail.com We look forward to serving your family and giving your child an unparalleled baseball experience.