Fall, 2020 Updates

New Fall Updates

Fall Season Updates

To safely administer the fall season, there will be several modifications as compared to previous seasons.

New updates:

  1. Safety protocols for Players, Coaches and Fans.
  2. Limited capacity compared to a normal fall season.
  3. Mandatory coaching training zoom meetings for each level. Our goal is to ensure that each player has a coach that is equipped to run a fun, engaging practice.
  4. Decreasing the game length and meetings per week to (2) max.
  5. Increase practice onboarding time to allow for more individual instruction prior to game play. 
  6. Modified game rules to allow for more action.  Examples include starting at bats with 1-1 counts, or limiting to 4 pitches at the Coach Pitch level.
  7. Game day gatherings will be spread out to allow for the complex to empty prior to the next game blocks.

Coach Development

Training will be a mandatory requirement for all coaches.  Training goals will include:

  • League wide Covid-19 safety procedures and policies on August 31 from 7pm – 8pm.
  • Positive Coaching Alliance seminar on September 13 from 7pm to 8pm.
  • Zoom – Pre season practice planning session for each league.
  • Zoom  (½ hour – 45 minute) coaching clinics focused on specific areas of the game (ex: Infield play, Outfield play, Pitching daily routines, catching routines, pre-game batting practice).

Divisional Season Agenda Changes

6U – Tee Ball level.  Pod setup.

8U – Coach Pitch.  

  1. (2) engagements per week.  
  2. Increase the onboarding period before games start to 5 practices prior to the first game, which would happen at the end of week 3.
  3. The first practice will be 90 minutes long.  Other practices will be 60-75 minutes long, with access to cages and field space. 
  4. Game time to decrease to 60 minutes max, with a ½ hour warm up period.
  5. Recommend having a continuous season lineup. With this approach, if a game ends with the #7 batter on deck, the #7 batter would then lead off the next game.  

10u – level.  Increase the duration of the onboarding period for Pitchers and Hitters prior to live situations. Visit the 10u page to find the recommended season schedule. 

12u – 14u – 18u level.  Opportunity for more practice/field time prior to first game. 

*Updated, August 17, 2020.

Oak Hill Safety Protocols

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

A great deal of the success of our season relies on parents and families taking proactive responsibility for their player’s health. Now, more than ever, decisions you make for your child will affect other people’s children as well.

To that end, when we say that parents are responsible for screening (1) their player; and (2) their household members who will be attending games, our expectation is that you take this as seriously as we have taken the many, many steps necessary to even be able to offer this season.

*Update, May 25:

Spectators at practices/games are no longer required to wear a mask in the bleachers.

Fully vaccinated individuals may resume normal activities without wearing a mask – this includes players, coaches and umpires.

Please note: if you are unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated following your 1st vaccine dose, you should continue wearing a mask per CDC guidelines.

For any issues, please email [email protected] and include (1) the player’s name, (2) playing division, (3) team name. You should also contact your coach to let them know your player will not be available for game day.

Updated: May 25, 2021

Oak Hill Daily Checklist

Spring Registration Open

Fall Registration Open

Fall Registration Open

Registration Instructions for Fall 2020

It is extremely important that you follow all steps and read all information. Our typical registration process has changed in order to accommodate COVID-19 processes.

  • In order to follow best safety practices, every division of play will have firm capacity limits. These capacities are irrespective of playing age within a division.
  • For Fall 2020 the Baseball age cut-off is 4/30/2021. For Fall 2020 the Softball age cut-off is 12/31/2020. Your child’s playing age is determined by their actual age on that date. They will be placed automatically into the correct division. There will be no movement (aka playing up) between age divisions.
  • There is NO WEEBALL this Fall – there will be no playing up into 6U as an alternative to Weeball.
  • Do to capacity limits there will be no “buddy” requests in 6U.
  • Any 18U baseball players MUST already have been invited to a specific roster prior to registering. If you do not know what this means, then please do not register your child for a HS age team.
  • Please make sure that ALL address and contact information in your parent and player profiles is correct and up-to-date. This is vitally important in the event contact tracing becomes necessary.
  • When going through the registration module you will need to answer a series of questions for each player detailing your educational plans for the Fall semester. It is important that you answer these as completely as possible. Not every division will be using the typical assessment and draft process this season. Your answers will assist in the process of team creation which limits potential exposure to your children and other players.
  • For FALL 2020 there will be A NO-REFUND POLICY. We recognize that not all details about the season or health protocols are available, and while we wish they were ready for release, the reality is that we need the information from registration in order to determine our process by playing division. If you are uncomfortable with this, please do not register for the season.
  • WE WILL NOT HOLD SPOTS without payment. Our registration consists of a module that walks you through entering or updating your information, and a secure online Square store for payment. The registration module generates a confirmation email with the subject line “Welcome to OHYSA” and details of your registration, including the URL for payment.  The online store generates an email receipt showing the amount paid and a receipt or ticket number. You must receive BOTH for registration to be complete.
  • If you requested a credit of your Spring fees, please pay your Fall fee to complete your registration. Your credit amount will be refunded against that payment.
  • There may be situations where multiple siblings within the same family may not all be able to register due to differing capacity limits and how fast specific divisions fill. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all players if this occurs.
  • There will be no walk-up registration – all registrations must be completed online.
  • There will be no cash or check payments – all payments must be made using credit or debit online.
  • There will be no option for payment plans.
  • Cost: $150 per player.
  • Registration requires agreement with the COVID-19 WAIVER.

Please refer to these step-by-step instructions for completing registration for both new and returning families to resolve any issues or answer questions. If you still have questions or issues, email [email protected].

If you are NEW to OHYSA and have questions about tryouts, draft, practice & game schedules and other general information, please read our NEW TO OHYSA? page. This gives an overview of our organization and what you can expect for your player.

Still have questions after reading through that page? Contact the commissioner specific to your player’s age division. All our Board and Commissioner contacts can be found on the ABOUT page.

Interested in coaching a team? OHYSA is a fully volunteer organization and relies on parents and community members stepping up to coach teams. Visit our Be a Coach page for more information.

OHYSA actively encourages sponsorship of area businesses and other corporate sponsorships. Ideally located on a major section of US Hwy 290, and with near constant flow of hundreds of daily visitors, your company’s logo is ideally placed for immediate visual recognition. For information about the demographics of our league and available sponsorship packages, visit our Sponsorship page today!