OBGC BASEBALL

 Fall 2019

OBGC Travel Baseball

OBGC has one of the most successful travel baseball programs in the state of Maryland. We offer a variety of opportunities for players in age groups U8 through U14. Our teams are highly competitive and successful locally, regionally and in some cases nationally.

 

Seasons/Practices: Travel teams generally practice twice per week and play games in season on no less than two days per week (generally a weekday and a weekend day). In most cases games are played within a 30-45 minute travel distance from Olney. The younger age groups play a large majority of their games at Olney Manor Regional Park. Travel baseball is extremely competitive and there is no guaranteed playing time. However, most coaches make every effort to play all of the players on their roster in each and every game. All-Star players play house baseball twice per week (Monday –Saturday) and come together as a team to compete in travel ball on Sundays.

Game and Practice locations: Travel baseball players play their games principally at Regional Baseball Fields and Parks throughout Montgomery County. Travel teams may also play some small number of their games at OBGC’s Community Park. Teams competing in the MMTA play home games in Olney or, if away, at the host team’s field (generally within a 30-45 driving distance from Olney). Practices are held at local ball fields in the Olney area.

Coaches: Our travel program is built on our ability to teach our children and we are always looking for exceptional baseball coaches at the youngest age group (U8). All head and assistant coaches are required to pass a background check, attend a mandatory baseball clinic that is hosted by our OBGC Baseball program and attend NYSCA training in order for them to qualify for the Club’s liability coverage. Travel players receive exceptional coaching and training.

Playoffs/Tournaments: Post-season playoff play is based on the individual teams’ regular season performance/record and is not guaranteed. Our travel teams play in various invitational/pay to play tournaments at the discretion of the individual team coach/manager. Most tournaments are played pre-season, Memorial Day and at the completion of the spring season/league playoffs (i.e. throughout the summer)

 

Contact Information: If you have any questions at all concerning travel baseball, please contact Al Bidwick (Travel Baseball Commissioner) at abidwick@bidwick.com or by phone 301-924-6480 x250.

 

T-BALL - Fall 2019

Registration deadline is September 1st

T-Ball is a program for kids enrolled in kindergarten and 1st grade only.

T-ball teams will be formed in late March first and coaches will contact their players via email and/or telephone by September 10th. Teams will be assigned one practice during the week and one game on Saturday in September and October.  

The weekday practice will most likely be a different day every week and start at 5:30 pm or 6:00 pm. Saturday game times will be 9:00 am, 10:15 am, 11:45 am and 1:30 pm.  Weekday practices and Saturday game times will change from week to week.

   Other questions can be directed to  baseball@obgc.com.

 

Tee-Ball Coaching Guidlines

League Rules Documents

T-Ball Rules

Bronco Rules

Pinto Rules

Mustang Rules

Pony Rules

Colt Rules

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBGC House Baseball

Spring 2019

 

Registration deadline is Sunday, March 

 

OBGC offers house baseball for boys and girls in school grades kindergarten through eighth grade.  There are six different age/grade divisions, most being two year programs. 

 

All baseball divisions are open to boys and girls.  There is minimum playtime for players in all divisions and maximum inning limit at individual positions at the younger age divisions.  Players bat every game in a continuous batting order.  The emphasis is for the boys and girls to have fun while learning baseball.  All games and practices are held within three miles from the center of Olney (Rt. 108 and Georgia Avenue).

Birthdates are not relevant when registering for OBGC house baseball.  Leagues are formed based on the school grade which the child is enrolled.

LEAGUE

SCHOOL GRADE

PITCHING

BASE/MOUND DISTANCE

Shetland

Pre-K - 1st

T – Ball

50 / 25

Pinto

1st – 2nd Grade

Machine

60 / 44

Mustang Machine

3rd - 4th Grade

Machine

60 / 44

Bronco

4th - 5th - 6th Grade

Player

70 / 48

Pony

7th - 8th Grade

Player

80 / 54

Colt

9-12th Grade
Player

90/60

Seasons/Practices:  The house program has a spring and fall season.  The spring season runs from April to early June.  It is the coach’s discretion as to how many practices they will have, but we recommend one per week so that skills can be taught for the player's development.

T-ball / Shetland:  Teams will hold one practice during the week with a game on Saturday in the beginning of the season.  Later in the season there will be two games per week instead of one practice.

Coaches:  We are always looking for good coaches for our children.  All head and assistant coaches are required to pass a mandatory background check and participate in a computer NYSCA training course.  Our coaches are the backbone to all of the Club's programs and whose attitude and approach are appropriate for the level and goals of any particular sport.

End of Season Single Elimination Tournament:  To promote players learning the game of baseball and enjoying the experience of playing, standings are not kept during the regular season.  All teams make the playoffs, win - loss records are irrelevant for seeding.

Equipment:  OBGC provides each player with a uniform consisting of a team shirt and hat.  The only equipment a player must bring is a fielding glove.  Boys fielding the catcher position are required to wear an athletic protector/cup.

Baseball Bat Restrictions

  • Shetland, Pinto & Mustang must use 2 1/4" barrel bats, no weight restrictions

  • Bronco & Pony may use 2 1/4" or 2 3/4" barrel bats, no weight restrictions

  • Colt must use a minus 3 bat with a 2 5/8" barrel as required in high school baseball

 

Contact Information:  If you have any additional questions about the BASEBALL PROGRAMS, please contact us at baseball@OBGC.com, or see the specific contact information below.  If you have questions about REGISTRATION, please contact obgcadm@OBGC.com.

Thank you and enjoy the season.

House Baseball Commissioner: Brad Scott (baseball@obgc.com)

                         

 

 

 

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