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General Information (Baseball)

Spring 2019 Baseball Commissioners:

Rookies - Zack Gilreath - 423-284-9296

5/6 - Wade Parsons - 813-410-4710

7/8 - Seth Roberts - 423-645-7625

9/10 - Kermit Purcell - 423-785-6799

11/12 - Mark Smith - 423-309-1820

Ooltewah Youth Association supports 3 seasons of Baseball: Spring, All-Stars, and Fall.

Our Spring season begins with evaluations in late February for age groups 5/6, 7/8, and 9/10.  Rookies begin in mid-March while 11/12 evaluations take place in mid-March after Middle Schools select their teams.  13/14 year olds play in the Summer.  The Spring season ends before Memorial Day.  No players are "cut" in the Spring.  Everyone who signs up, plays.  Evaluations are held so Coaches can try and draft equal teams.  There are no evaluations for Rookie League, which is for 3 & 4 year olds, since many of these players have never played before.

Our All-Star season begins with try-outs in late April.  Teams begin competition Memorial Day weekend and generally finish at the State Tournament shortly after Independence Day.  Teams that reach World Series eligibility begin play in late July.  "Cuts" are made for All-Star teams, which can vary in number of players.  Some teams select 10, some select 13.  That decision is up to the Head Coach.  The All-Star team Head Coach is voted on by Spring season Head Coaches.

Our Fall season begins right after Labor Day and end near Halloween.  No evaluations are held and no players are "cut."  5/6 and 7/8 play without umpires, while 9/10 and 11/12 play with one umpire to call balls and strikes.  Games are similar to scrimmages, allowing time outs for instruction.  Coaches are encouraged to rotate players into new positions every inning.

Spring Baseball registration fees* include a hat and jersey:
  • $60 - Rookie League (T-ball for 3 & 4 year olds)
  • $110 - Coach Pitch (5/6 & 7/8 year olds)
  • $110 - Minor League/Kid Pitch (9/10 year olds)
  • $120 - Freshman League (11/12 year olds)
  • $120 - Sophomore League (13/14 year olds)
  • $65 - Fall Ball
  • $300 - Fall Travel (13/14 y/o)
  • *Registration fees listed here are for cash/check.  We charge a 3% fee to pay by credit card. Rookie League registrations must be done in person during our sign-up periods at Walmart. We do this so parents new to our program can ask questions and for Coaches/Board Members to help determine whether a 3 year old is ready for the program.

    Proof of Insurance for 2019 Teams

    2019 Spring Baseball Directors:
    Kenny McElroy - SPRING BASEBALL
    Cell: (423) 240-0595

    Cell: (423) 645-2929
    [email protected]

    2019 Fall Baseball Directors:

    Joe Legge - FALL BASEBALL
    [email protected]

    Registration Listing

    OYA Baseball 2019

    Ooltewah Youth Association offers 5 division of baseball each Spring.  We have Rookie League T-ball for 3/4's, Coach Pitch Baseball for 5/6's & 7/8's, and Kid Pitch Baseball for 9/10's & 11/12's. 13/14 year old baseball begins in late May/early June.

    Monitor and for updates on age group evaluations.  Evaluations will be held at East Hamilton Rec Park, aka Little Debbie, at a date to be determined during the week of February 18th. There are no evaluations for Rookie League. 11/12 evaluations are TBD as we wait for Middle School cuts.

    Evaluations are not try outs.  They are meant to provide every Coach an equal opportunity to evaluate a player prior to age group drafts.  While it doesn't always work out, the goal is to create parity between teams, so that no one team ends up stacked.

    There is a league-wide work day in February at East Hamilton Rec Park from 9am until done. Parent labor is more than appreciated. Practices will begin shortly after that date.  The season consists of roughly 12 regular season games and 2 tournaments, one home and one away.  Regular season games are played 3 nights a week and on Saturdays.  Not all teams play every week day, but all teams play Saturday. . Teams play until eliminated.

    13/14 Year Olds

    Registration closes on 05/18/2019 at 12:00 PM
    Season Dates: 06/01/2019 to 07/01/2019
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    14/15 Year Olds

    Registration closes on 05/18/2019 at 11:00 PM
    Season Dates: 05/31/2019 to 07/06/2019
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