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OFTEN IMATATED, NEVER DUPLICATED! WE ARE ORIOLE PARK BASEBALL ASSOCIATION

We are and continue to be the premier baseball association not only on the Northwest Side of Chicago but in the entire country!

Raffle Tickets/End of Year Picnic

Congratulations 2023 raffle winners!

Joe Kelly, Michelle Cecchin, Lyons Family, and Shelly Tracey.


OPBA has once again provided raffle tickets to families in an effort to help offset the cost of the registration fees.  You sell the tickets, you keep the money, and turn the raffle tickets into the green bucket located on the front desk in the Oriole Park Field house.  All tickets need to be turned in by July 24, 2023.  Once the bucket is gone, it is gone!

We will unfortunately not be having our picnic this year (sad we have not had one since COVID, Chicago Park District requesting permits, and the lack of volunteers), so we will be drawing the raffles winners at the field house the week of August 7th.  A more specific time and date will follow regarding the drawing.

 

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What time is it?? Time to start planning for your 2024 Baseball Season!

Welcome to the 2024 Oriole Park Baseball/Softball Season where we are home to the largest baseball/softball program in the city of Chicago and the largest single unit program in the country!  Just ask the 1500+ kids and their families that participate every season how they like us!!!

*CALENDER UPDATE 2024 SEASON* coming Soon...

Registration will open on December 1st, 2023.  There is limited space so register early, guarantee your player a spot in the league, and enjoy the early bird discount that ends Dec. 31, 2023.    Please contact the commissioner of boys baseball-Lenny or commissioner of girls softball- Keith at opba606@gmail.com for possible openings in each division.  The first game is typically the last week of April and last game is, including playoffs is typically completed no later than August 1st.

**Please note that OPBA has the right to refuse annual membership registration for any season to all that apply at the sole discretion of the OPBA.....We will be considering conduct on the field, off the field as well as social media use of both the families and players.  Processing of registration payment does NOT indicate acceptance into the program.  Once payment is received, OPBA reserves the right to provide a full refund (processing fees included) 30 days after receipt of application and payment.

Refund policy 2024 Season:

Please note that a full refund (less processing fees) will be provided upon request prior to Jan 1st, 2024.  50% refund (less processing fees) will be provided upon request prior to March 1st, 2024.  No refunds available after March 1st, 2024 for any reason.

 

Free Winter Clinics 2023-2024 Season

Free Winter Clinics open to all levels of softball and baseball!  These Free clinics run from November 2023 thru January 2024

Location: Oriole Park Field house Gym

Summary: Free Winter Skills clinics for Baseball and Softball are open to all kids in current grades 2nd thru 8th.  These clinics are provided by the volunteers of the Oriole Park Baseball Association and are led by former professional and college level players/coaches as well as assisted by high-school and even some grammar school level players/coaches.

Schedule is below/no sign up needed for any sessions:

Girls softball: 

Sat, 11-11-23 @ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sat, 11-11-23 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sat, 11-18-23 @ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sat, 11-18-23 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sat, 12-2-23 @ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sat, 12-2-23 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sat, 12-9-23 @ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sat, 12-9-23 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sat, 12-16-23 @ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sat, 12-16-23 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sat, 1-13-24@ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sat, 1-13-24 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sat, 1-20-24@ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sat, 1-20-24 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sat, 1-27-24 player evaluations 

Sat, 2-3-24 player evaluations 

 

Boy's Baseball: 

Sun, 11-12-23 @ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sun, 11-12-23 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sun, 11-19-23 @ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sun, 11-19-23 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sun, 12-3-23 @ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sun, 12-3-23 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sun, 12-10-23 @ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sun, 12-10-23 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sun, 12-17-23 @ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sun, 12-17-23 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sun, 1-14-24@ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sun, 1-14-24 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sun, 1-21-24@ 9:15am-10:30am (2nd-4th grade)

Sun, 1-21-24 @ 10:45am-12:00pm (5th-8th grade)

Sun, 1-28-24 player evaluations 

Sun, 2-4-24 player evaluations 

Evaluations will take place the weekend of 1-28-24 and 2-4-24: More information to follow.  All players registered for the PeeWee, Midget and Pony divisions will be required to attend (Schedule to follow)

 

 

Girls Divisions

T-Ball (Boys&Girls)  4-5 years old*Must be at least 4yrs old as of March 31st, 2023
Instructional grade K-1st
Girls Jr Pee Wee grade 2nd
Juniors grade 3rd-4th
Minors grade 5th-6th
Majors grade 7th-9th

Boy's Divisions

T-Ball (Boys&Girls) 4-5 years old*Must be at least 4yrs old as of March 31st, 2023
Instructional K-1st grade
Boys Junior Pee Wee 2nd grade
Pee Wee 3rd-4th grade
Midget 5th-6th grade
Pony 7th-8th grade
Colt/Connie Mack call for availability

Field Maintenance

Coaches, Parents, Volunteers and Players:

After each field use, please be sure to rake in low spots, put bases away in the field gang boxes and place orange plugs back in the base anchors.  Be sure to just backfill (not rake) the pitching mounds and batters boxes.

Thanks for all you do!

Thank you to all of our OPBA Sponsors

We thank you for supporting our program and we ask that all of our OPBA families support our sponsors!

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    2023-2024 CALENDAR SNAPSHOT *(DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

    11-11-23: Free Winter Clinics open

    11-14-23: Pre-order uniforms ordered for 2024 season

    12-1-23: Registration Opens

    1-10-24: Equipment inspection and order placed

    1-27-24, 1-28-24 / 2-3-24, 2-4-23: Player evaluations

    3-2-24 & 3-3-24: PeeWee, Midget and Pony drafts completed by this date

    3-6-24: All coaches selected and provided rosters

    3-10-24: All coaches to contact their rostered players (families)

    3-13-24: All sized uniforms submitted / sponsors go to print

    3-22-24 thru 3-24-24: (TBD) Dicks's Sporting Goods Discount: All OPBA registered families and friends can receive 20% off the entire store!

    *4-6-24: Mandatory coach's clinic. Field preparations start/equipment hand out

    *TBD: All Star Dog's team pictures

    *4-11-24: All fields open for use*pending weather*

    4-18-24: Meet the coach night for Tball, Boys & Girls Instructional division*Oriole Park Field house gym: 6:00pm-6:45pm Tball / 7:15pm - 8pm Boys and girls Instructional.

    4-19-24 thru 4-21-24: Dick's Sporting Goods 20% discount

    4-21-24: Final 2024 season schedule published/uniform hand out to coaches*uniforms TBD

    4-22-24: Season officially opens!!

    *TBD: OPBA picture days/ Rosemont Dome Days(TBD)

    TBD- midget and pony divisions only- Field day with the Chicago Dogs. 8:30a check in- 9a- noon training

    *TBD: Oriole Park Night out at the Chicago Dogs Game

    *6-14-24: Season ends...../ playoffs

    *Second week of July equipment turn in

    2023 Bat Rule

    T-ball through PeeWee

    • USA stamped bats - Barrel size no bigger than 2-5/8"
    • USSSA stamped bats - Barrel size no bigger than 2-1/4"
    • Wood bats

    Midget

    • USA bat - Barrel size no  bigger than 2-5/8"
    • Wood bats

    Pony 

    • USA bat - Barrel size no bigger than 2-5/8" 
    • BBCOR bats
    • Wood bats

    Colt

    • BBCOR only (Aluminum)
    • Wood bats

    Note: If a player uses an illegal bat during play, a dead ball will be called and the batter will be called out.  If after a play is completed, the bat is found to be illegal, the batter is out and the base runners will return to where they previously were.  The opposing team would have until the next pitch is thrown to make a claim of an illegal bat.

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    Thank You!

    Thank you to all of the men, women and children of our great neighborhood who make this program a reality.  Let's show the city why we are #1!

    COACHES: PLEASE BE SURE TO GIVE WAY TO ANY AND ALL MAINTENANCE CREWS ON FIELDS WHEN REQUESTED-THANK YOU!

     

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    Looking for 2024 Sponsors!!

    This league does not exist without the great families and sponsors of our neighborhoods!  We NOW have averaged over 1200 players registered annually for our house league.  We have the great families---WE NOW NEED GREAT SPONSORS TO SUPPORT CHICAGO'S LARGEST YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE!


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    2018 OPBA Bat Rule