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We appreciate all of the interest in our baseball and softball programs...In order to see if there is a spot available in a division please contact the appropriate divisional director.

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OPBA 

2020 Season

Welcome to the 2020 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!

Registration will open on December 1st, 2020 and will be limited due to capacity challenges.  This will be a first come/first serve process that will take place via on-line registration on this website.  Further notifications and information will following leading up to the event.

Schedules will be released the week of April 15th- tball will play on Saturdays at 9am and all other divisions will be scheduled on all weekdays at 5:45pm and Saturdays at various times.  Sundays are not meant for scheduled house league games but will be utilized if need be for make up games.  Make up games and times are determined by the OPBA board and will be assigned within 72 hrs of rainout (goal).  *Please note that all schedules are subject to change prior to the season starting!  

Boy's Divisions

T-Ball (Boys&Girls) 4-5 years old
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

Girls Divisions

T-Ball (Boys&Girls) 4-5 years old
Instructional grade K-1st
Girls Jr Pee Wee grade 2nd
Girls 10U grade 3rd-4th
Girls 12U grade 5th-6th
Girls 14U grade 7th-8th

Looking for 2020 Sponsors!!

This league does not exist without the great families and sponsors of our neighborhoods!  We NOW have averaged over 1500 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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    2020 Mandatory Baseball Evaluations PW, Midget and Pony Divisions ONLY

    Our 2020 Baseball player evaluations for the house league are mandatory (must attend one session) in an effort to rate all players participating in the PW, Midget and Pony Divisions only.  These evaluations take place in the Oriole Park field house gym in an effort to create a competitive division at each of these levels.  Each player evaluation will take approximately 15-20 mins from the time they start until the time they finish:  Please see below for dates and times by division and first letter of last name of player registered for that division.  First come-First serve.

    Saturday Feb. 22nd: PeeWee Division ONLY- Times are by first letter of last name:  (A-L: Check in will start at 9:00am and close at 10:30am.)  (M-Z: Check in will start at 10:30am and close at 11:30am)

    Sunday Feb. 23nd: Midget & Pony Division ONLY- Times are by first letter of last name:  (A-L: Check in will start at 9:00am and close at 10:30am.)  (M-Z: Check in will start at 10:30am and close at 11:30am)

    Saturday Feb. 29nd: Midget & Pony Division ONLY- Times are by first letter of last name:  (A-L: Check in will start at 9:00am and close at 10:30am.)  (M-Z: Check in will start at 10:30am and close at 11:30am)

    Sunday March 1st: PeeWee Division ONLY- Times are by first letter of last name:  (A-L: Check in will start at 9:00am and close at 10:30am.)  (M-Z: Check in will start at 10:30am and close at 11:30am)

    Calling All Coaches!! Mandatory Coaching Certification for the 2020-2021 Seasons

    It is with great pleasure the OPBA is introducing mandatory certifications for our entire volunteer coaching staff.  We are here to support each and every volunteer coach in our program.   We are providing this certification free of charge to all of our coaches for the 2020 Season.

    *MAKE UP DATE

    February 16, 2020 @ OP Gym-

    Sessions: 1pm-2pm (All divisions) 1hr 15min session.

    Topics covered: Intro to league, sports engine, how to communicate with parents/directors, goals and objectives of each division and how they tie into each other, intro to drills from very basic to intermediate, intro to pitching (break out group boys and girls) and intro to field maintenance and responsibilities.

    Free Winter Clinics- Last weekend to participate before evaluations!!

    Free Winter Softball and Baseball Clinics are Back!!  These free clinics are provided by the volunteers of the OPBA who have dedicated their time in an effort to provide top level training for both girls and boys of our community.

    The Free Winter Clinics will take place at the Oriole Park field house in the gym.  Please find the below schedule for details.  (Each player is asked to sign in prior to each session and provide a signed waiver and emergency contact information).  Please arrive 10 mins prior to your session as it is a first come, first serve clinic and doors will close to the session 5 mins after the starting time listing below (safety reasons).

    Girl's Softball: 2/15

    1st thru 4th grade from 9:15am until 10:45am

    5th grade thru 8th grade from 11:00am until 12:30pm

    Boy's Baseball: 2/16

    1st thru 4th grade from 9:15am until 10:45am

    5th grade thru 8th grade from 11:00am until 12:30pm

    2020 Bat Rule

    T-ball through Midget

    • USA stamped bats - Barrel size no bigger than 2-5/8"
    • USSSA stamped bats - Barrel size no bigger than 2-1/4"
    • 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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    2019 Bat Rule for OPBA

    Bat Rule is as follows:
    Tball through BJPW - Barrel size no bigger than 2-1/4" - USA and USSSA with 1.15bpf stamp allowed
    PeeWee and Midget - Any USA bat with barrel size up to 2-5/8" and any USSSA bat with 1.15bpf stamp up to 2-1/4" barrel size
    Pony - Any USA bat with barrel size up to 2-5/8" and any bat with a BBCOR stamp.
    Any drop can be used.

    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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