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Oak Hill Community Youth League

FAQs

New for 2021 - game scheduling

New this year, we are planning to schedule games only Monday through Friday.  We will also make every attempt possible to play rain/weather make up games during the week as well.  Saturdays will only be used in the event that the season is seriously disrupted by a large number of weather related delays and reschedules.

Registration Questions


When is registration this year?

Online registration is open each year from the middle of January through the middle of February, please see the league calendar link above for the specific dates this year.  Please make sure you register your children before the deadline.  We will not be able to accommodate late sign ups once teams are filled and created based off of the number of head coaching volunteers we receive.  Please consider volunteering to be a head coach, we are often short volunteers, and the more head coaches we have the more (smaller) teams we can create and the more opportunity we will have for more participants.

Is there still an option to sign up onsite this year?

There is currently not a planned onsite registration option.  We strongly encourage you to complete your registration and payment options on the website.  Our website provider has a great plan in place for mass refunds for all participants in the event of an unavoidable mass cancellation.  Tracking, writing, mailing, and recording paper/check refunds is extensively more difficult and allows for more errors and delays.


Does the OHCYL offer any discounts to multi-child families?


There are no discounts offered to multi-child families at this time.


Does my child have to attend Oak Hill to play in the OHCYL?

Our recreational league is open to all age eligible children regardless of school system or residence, all children from all area school systems are welcome.  Please visit the all stars tab on this page for participation requirements that are different than our recreational league.

What are the age requirements at the various divisions of the OHCYL?

OHCYL adheres to all rules set by the Indiana Town and Country baseball organization in regards to age limits for our various divisions.  The general rule is that for boys and tee-ball, your child's "playing age" is the age of your child on April 30th, and for girls softball, your child's "playing age" is her age on January 1st of the current calendar year.

Age group information is as follows:

Tee-ball - Tee-ball is for children ages 4-6 and your child's playing age is their age on April 30th.  While we appreciate your interest and your enthusiasm for baseball if you have a child who is 3 on this date or has a birth date that is close to the cut off, but in this case we ask that you join us next year when your child has turned 4.  This is for the safety of your child, the other children on the team, and so that all parents, kids, and coaching volunteers will have a positive first experience with the game of baseball.

Boys 8U machine pitch - This division has a majority of participants who are boys age 7-8, but it is very common to have 6 year old boys included as well.  First, we ask that your child has played two years of tee-ball already to move up at age 6.  Second, you know your child much better than anyone else.  The speed of the baseball coming out of the machine and the ball in play in the field is much different and much more aggressive than tee-ball.  This difference can impact a 6 year old at different levels, depending on their athleticism, attitude, personality, etc.  We ask that you please consider all factors when choosing tee-ball or 8U machine pitch for your child.

Boys 10U little league - Boys ages 9-10.

Boys 12U little league - Boys ages 11-12.

Boys JH baseball - Boys who are in the 7th and 8th grade, and 6th grade boys who are 13 on or before the April 30th cutoff.

Girls 9U softball with machine - This division has a majority of participants who are girls age 7-9, but it is very common to have 6 year old girls included as well.  First, we ask that your child has played two years of tee-ball already to move up at age 6.  Second, you know your child much better than anyone else.  The speed of the softball coming out of the machine and the ball in play in the field is much different and much more aggressive than tee-ball.  This difference can impact a 6 year old at different levels, depending on their athleticism, attitude, personality, etc.  We ask that you please consider all factors when choosing tee-ball or 9U machine pitch for your child.

Girls 12U softball - Girls ages 10-12.

Girls JH softball - Girls who are in the 7th and 8th grade, and 6th grade girls who are 13 on or before the January 1st cutoff.

What will the procedure be in the event the season is disrupted by the pandemic?


We will make every effort to play the season.  In the event that there are health guidelines in place preventing us from playing, there are some varying refund possibilities depending on the situation.  Once the season begins, we will not be able to issue refunds.  There are a number of purchases that need to happen to run the league properly that do carry costs that cannot be recovered.  We will do our best to play the season while also being fiscally responsible to everyone involved.

Questions for During the Season

Is there an app for the league?

Yes, search the app store on your phone for "gamechanger team manager."  Login to the app with the same email you used to register on this website.  You will see your child's team schedule and be able to communicate with the team and the coach.

Where does the league operate?

All of the 12 and under activities (practices and games) take place at the complex behind Sweetser Elementary School.  Boys junior high home activities take place at Swayzee West Park, along with travel games against area opponents.  Girls junior high home events will take place on the Oak Hill High School softball field, with travel for away games.

When does the league schedule run?

Youth practices will typically run during the month of April.  Games will begin around the beginning of May, and run through the middle of June.

What does the schedule of games/practices look like for a typical week?

Your child might have 1-3 practices or games in a given week, so the most typical would be 2 games or practices in one week.

What equipment is required for my child to participate?

Your child will absolutely need a baseball glove to play.  Baseball pants are preferred at all age groups above tee-ball.  If you do not want to purchase baseball cleats, tennis shoes will be completely fine.  A bat and a helmet are great to have, but we understand not everyone will be able to provide all these items.  If you are able to provide your child any equipment beyond a glove, a helmet is a great choice and would be preferred due to the possible health and sanitary concerns of kids sharing helmets between one another in the dugout.

Are there any bat rules or requirements?

The only age group required to adhere to any bat rules or regulations is boys baseball.  We follow Indiana Town and Country bat rules, which can be found here and are updated as needed.



Please check back to this page often during the online registration window - it will be updated many times with much more information.


Field Status

Closed Closed

FFBT Complex (03:01 PM | 04/22/20)

Open Open

Field 1 machine pitch (08:01 PM | 03/15/21)

Open Open

Field 2 little league (08:02 PM | 03/15/21)

Open Open

Field 3 softball (08:02 PM | 03/15/21)

Open Open

Field 4 tee-ball (08:02 PM | 03/15/21)

Open Open

Diamond 1 machine pitch (11:56 AM | 06/11/21)

Open Open

Diamond 3 softball (11:56 AM | 06/11/21)

Closed Closed

Swayzee West Park (03:01 PM | 04/22/20)

Closed Closed

Field 6 JH baseball (03:01 PM | 04/22/20)

Closed Closed

OHHS Girls Softball Complex (03:01 PM | 04/22/20)

Open Open

Field 5 JH softball (08:02 PM | 03/15/21)