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OMYBS Competitive Program Rules & Regulations

Note:  These rules apply to all of the following competitive team formats.  Please refer to the Competitive/Select Program FAQ document for more details.

1.       Select teams that are formed to play in the GBBA tournament after the conclusion of the regular REC season.

2.       OTM teams that are formed to play in the 11 & 12-year-old OTM league at OMBYS.

3.       Select teams formed to play outside of the REC, GBBA or OTM programs that would like to utilize OMYBS facilities.

1.      General Competitive/Select Coaches Requirements

1.1.    The head coach must sign and agree to the Competitive Team Coach’s Code of Conduct.

1.2.    The head coaches must complete the online concussion training and return a copy of the certificate to the Director of Competitive Baseball before they will be given field access.

1.3.    Coaches of teams with any player not registered for Spring REC & OTM baseball, must show proof of team liability insurance before practice can begin.  A team with 100% REC players or any registered team in the OTM programs will be covered under the OMYBS insurance.

1.4.    Coaches must agree to a background check.

1.5.    Teams are able to begin practicing per the field availability guidelines below as long as they have completed all of the registration requirements.

2.      Competitive/Select Roster Requirements

2.1.    Teams that wish to participate in the post-season GBBA tournament, please refer to the GBBA rules to ensure the required number of REC participants for each age group.

2.2.    Competitive/Select teams may include players who are not currently registered in the OMYBS REC program.  All players not actively participating in the REC program are still required to pay a Field Fee to be determined by the board based on the current REC registration fee minus the cost of REC uniforms, in order to be able to participate in practices on OMYBS fields.

2.3.    It will be up to coaches/parents to form Select teams.  OMYBS does not have an official role in forming these teams expect for the post-season GBBA teams (see 2.4).

2.4.    For Select teams that wish to participate in the post-season GBBA tournament at ages 6-8, there is no limit on the number of teams OMYBS can form at each age group and OMYBS will help facilitate forming as many teams as possible for each age group. 

2.4.1.    OMBYS will communicate with parents prior to April 1st to determine the total number of players in each age group that would like to participate in the GBBA program. 

2.4.2.    This list will be provided to the coaches interested in forming GBBA teams.  It will be up to the coaches in each age group to form individual teams.  In order for a team to be formed, there must be a coach willing to volunteer and a minimum number of players interested in playing. 

2.4.3.    If after all interested coaches have formed teams there are still players who expressed a desire to participate on a GBBA team who have not been selected, OMYBS will reach out to the parents of those players to see if any parent would like to coach a GBBA team for the remaining players.

2.5.    For ages 9 and above, individual coaches/parents may form Select teams at any point before or during the season.  OMYBS may help facilitate the formation of additional teams for entry in the GBBA tournament if needed.

2.6.    11 & 12-year-old teams that wish to participate in the OTM program are formed by coaches prior to the registration process and will register for that program as a complete team.  The head coach will contact OMYBS, provide his complete roster and request to participate in the OTM program.

3.      Competitive/Select Practice Field Availability (Ages 6-8)

3.1.    Field availability in the 6-8 age group will be prioritized for the REC program and for teams made up of REC participants that wish to play in the post-season GBBA tournament.  As a general rule, no field access will be granted for other Select teams in this age group.

3.2.    OMYBS will make field space available for coaches interested in forming a GBBA team, and any participant that is interested in participating on a GBBA team beginning on the first Sunday after the opening game of the regular season.  From this date through April 1st, select activities are limited to Sunday afternoon and must be in a clinic/evaluation format open to all interested players.  It will be up to the REC coaches in each age group to determine if they will run clinics prior to April 1st & to organize these activities.

3.3.    Although not required, it is recommended that the coaches in each age group meet prior ot April 1st and discuss the formation of select teams.  OMYBS and the appropriate Age Group Director can help facilitate this discussion if necessary, but it is up the coaches to select the GBBA team.

3.4.    GBBA teams officially register with OMYBS for post-season field access beginning April 1st and will be allowed Sunday afternoon only practice times for the final weeks of the REC season.

3.5.    REC make-up games will always take precedence over GBBA team practices.

3.6.    After the REC season is concluded, GBBA teams will have equal access to the fields in May, June, July, and August for a TEAM fee of $100/per month.

4.      Competitive/Select Practice Field Availability (Ages 9-12)

4.1.    After the REC season is concluded, Select teams will have equal access to the fields in May, June, July, and August for a TEAM fee of $100/per month.

4.2.    During the Spring REC season, Select teams consisting of current REC program participants will be given first priority for practice space on Sunday afternoons. 

4.3.    During the Spring REC season, Select teams which are not made up of current REC program participants will be evaluated for field space if it is available after allocating field space to REC teams and Select teams made up of current REC participants.  It will be up to the OMYBS Board to determine if additional field space is available and allocate it to requesting Select teams. 

4.4.    After the REC season is concluded, Select teams will have equal access to the fields in May, June, July, and August for a TEAM fee of $100/per month.

5.      Fall Select Field Access For All Ages

5.1.    Fall Select teams can have equal access to OMYBS facilities during the months of Sept, Oct, and Nov for the same price as FALL REC participants, but are not required to participate in the OMYBS Fall REC program.

5.2.    Fall SELECT teams that are not part of the REC or OTM programs do not receive uniforms, baseballs, or umpires.

5.3.    OMYBS does recommend that all upcoming 7 and 9 Year olds to participate in the OMYBS REC fall program because of the change to coach pitch and kid pitch respectively.

6.      Miscellaneous

6.1.    OMYBS may host in-season and/or post season tournaments at any OMYBS facility and/or field.  During those events, Select teams may not be permitted to use the fields.

6.2.    Select teams must purchase their own equipment for use in post season play.  **This includes, but is not limited to catcher’s gear and heart guards.

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