Program Overview


Teamwork is a priority!

In the expansion year, players will be asked to attend a tryout evaluation.  Only 4 teams will be created at each of the three levels. Players that stay in the program year over year will return to the same team!  Same uniform, same coaches if they are returning, same group of friends.

 

Player Development is a priority!

Training by former NCAA member will be provided to all teams and divisions.  This will allow the consistency of coaching across age groups in a single year, as well as for each player year over year.  Coaches will be NCCP trained and expertise will be brought in to expose players to a top training experience.

 

Leadership is a priority!

Sports is a great environment for instilling leadership skills in youth players.  Not for just one or two nominated as the captain, or to have them just show up at a plate meeting.  Having a integrated program of various ages and commitment levels forms a matrix multiplier of opportunities.  We don't want teams of followers, we want teams of leaders!

 

South Bend OBA has been established as a program to provide baseball opportunities for players of all ages.  Our intention is to provide teams at the following ages groups. The following age divisions and teams are expected in the inaugural year:

 

Divisions

Birth Years

Rep Teams

Select Teams

House Teams

Pitching Distance

Bases Distance

15U Bantam

2004/2005

1

   

60

90

13U Peewee

2006/2007

1

varies

4

50

75

11U Mosquito

2008/2009

1

varies

4

44

65

9U Rookie

2010/2011

1

   

Machine

60

 

At each age division there are various programs offered.  One major distinction between these programs in addition to the level of play is the duration in which they run and how those teams are formed:

 

Programs

Training Season

Playing Season

Team Formation

Rep A/AA

Feb-April

May-August

Tryout process to invite players at the Rep competitive level.  Baseball experience required.

Select*

May/June

July/August

Players are Selected from those wanting to continue into the summer vs other select teams.

House A

April

May/June

March Evaluations, spots are limited to 4 teams per division, ball experience is helpful.

* Select players are 'selected' from the house league teams.  

WANT TO
GET IN THE GAME?

Tell your Team Manager to turn
RAMP Team on!

RAMP Ads

Do you want to reach thousands of users across hundreds of Minor Sports Association websites? Advertising with RAMP has never been easier! Get in touch with us now to discuss your needs.