*********SELECT BASEBALL TRYOUT VENUE CHANGE!!********

******DUE TO THE EXTREME HEAT, ALL TRYOUTS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE AIR CONDITIONED SWINGTIME BASEBALL ACADEMY LOCATED AT 6306 HARRISON AVE (ACROSS THE STREET FROM VETERANS PARK, BEHIND PENN STATION)!!******

Overview of OHYA Select Baseball

Oak Hills Youth Athletics (OHYA) offers a great alternative to traditional select teams, with all local games and costs typically much less than other programs.  OHYA Select teams will play 12-15 games in the Cincinnati Western Baseball Conference and play in the WBC tournament at the end of the season. They will also play an additional 10 - 15 games in the South West Ohio League (SWOL) and a few Tri-State area SWOL tournaments.  Total fees for each OHYA select player can range from $280 - $350 depending on tournament entries and umpire costs, which vary depending on age group.  

Registration for 2020 OHYA Select Tryouts

To register for tryouts, please click here

 

All tryouts will be held at J.F. DULLES Elementary fields

Tryouts this year are one day only for each age group. If additional tryouts are needed they will be communicated by age group.

 

**8U parents will be notified of their player's group assignment and arrival time by email

2020 Select Tryout Schedule

LEVEL TRYOUT DATE TRYOUT TIME
8U July 19th Group 1: 5:30pm - 7:00pm Group 2: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
9U July 20th 9:30am - 11:30am
10U July 20th 11:45am - 1:45pm
11U July 20th 2:00pm - 4:00pm
12U July 21st 12:30pm - 2:00pm
13U July 21st 2:15pm - 3:45pm
14U July 21st 4:00pm - 5:30pm

OHYA Baseball Player Selection Committee

  • Members of the OHYA Baseball Committee who do NOT have a child playing Select
  • Committee will be three to five people

Player Evaluations

  • Assessments are done with players wearing numbers, no names provided until selection is complete
  • Evaluations are done by OHYA coaches from different age groups, OHYA committee members, coaches from other organizations (Primarily J.B. Yeager) will also help to evaluate.
  • The Selection committee groups players into "Selected", "Considered", "Passed".
    • Decisions are based on the nameless evaluation sheets.
    • For each team, the selection committee chooses the top 5-8 evaluations. 
    • The Remaining "Selected" and "Considered" list will be provided to the coach to complete their team. Each team will consist of 11-13 players based on the Head Coach's needs. This is done in case the first 5-8 "Selected" do not include needed positional players.
    • Those on the "Passed" list will be contacted by the head coach that they did not make their select team. 
  • Coaches will contact the selected players parents to accept/decline invitation to play OHYA Select.
  • Upon agreeing to play Select, a $100 non-refundable deposit will be collected by an online registration. ****Position on the team is NOT guaranteed until that $100 is paid.**** All players must pay this fee by August 1. There are NO exceptions this year!.

Coaches

  • Coaches are automatically retained unless a reason was provided to not continue. Any new coach will be selected/approved by the OHYA Baseball Committee after an interview process to ensure that coach represents OHYA and our values.. 
  • Those interested in coaching Select should notify Jason Korb The OHYA Baseball Coordinator at OHYABaseballCoordinator@gmail.com  WE CURRENTLY HAVE POTENTIAL OPENINGS AT THE 12U AND 14U LEVEL FOR THE 2020 SEASON.
  • New coaches will be identified AFTER player selections are made to ensure that if a father is interested in coaching, his child made the team on their own merit.
  • Parents may "hold off" accepting a position until a coach is named

2020 Select Coaches

  • 8U -  Pending tryouts, taking applications
  • 9U - Tony Castleman 
  • 10U - James Boeh -Pending - Taking Applications
  • 11U - Bruce Jones
  • 12U - Joe Pollitt - Pending - Taking applications
  • 13U - Tom Streicher
  • 14U - Dave Williamson - Pending - Taking applications

Contact Jason Korb at OHYABaseballCoordinator@gmail.com with any questions or to express your interest in coaching select.