Rule Changes Effective 2016

Softball

  • 12U Pitching Distance - pitching distance will be 40 feet 
  • 12U Innings Played - games will consiste of 5 innings 
  • Player Releases - Teams will be allowed 5 players who require releases (2017 teams will be allowed 3 players requiring releases)

Baseball

  • Player Releases - Teams will be allowed 5 players who require releases (2017 teams will be allowed 3 players requiring releases)

Reporting Dates

  • Preliminary League Application - April 1
  • Baseball and Softball Regional and State Tournament Requests and Bids - May 10
  • Baseball and Softball League Application with rosters - June 1
  • Softball Qualifier Reporting Date - June 17
  • Baseball Qualifier Reporting Date - June 24
  • State Softball Tournaments - June 23-26
  • Baseball Regional Tournaments - July 5-9
  • Baseball State Tournaments - July 12-16

 

OK Kids Annual Meeting Agenda

Agenda for Annual Board Meeting

Hilton Garden Inn – Oklahoma City Airport

801 S. Meridian Ave., Oklahoma City, OK  73108

Sunday, January 31, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Minutes of Annual Board Meeting of January 25, 2015
  4. Approval of Financial Statement
  5. Proposed Rules Changes
    1. Player Releases—Limit the number of player releases to three per team.  (Tabled from 2014 Board Meeting and 2015 Board Meeting.)
    2. Softball 12U Pitching Distance—Change the pitching distance to 40 feet from 43 feet.
    3. Softball 12U Game Length—Change the number of innings to five from seven.
    4. OK Kids Representative at State Tournaments—See attached.
    5. State Tournament Dates—End by July 3, move everything up two weeks.
    6. Regional and State Tournament—Make all playoff tournaments Thursday through Sunday.
    7. Pitching “Relax” Rule—Eliminate this rule.
    8. Player Releases—Eliminate the release rule or limit it based on school class.
  6. Old Business
    1. Review fourth year of softball competition.
    2. Review recent history of number of registered teams.
    3. Review new procedure of not mailing coaches packets.
    4. Review having only a Prep State Tournament and discuss elimination of Preps.
  7. New Business
    1. Discuss conducting only State Tournaments for softball again for 2016.
    2. Discuss the possibility of requiring all softball teams to be a member of an OK Kids league or requiring that non-league teams have girls from only one school.
    3. Discuss the possibility of requiring bids to host a softball state tournament in future years.
    4. Set softball reporting date—June 17
    5. Set softball State Tournaments—Thursday through Sunday, June 23-26.
    6. Set league reporting date—June 24
    7. Set playoff tournament dates—Regionals (July 5-9), State (July 12-16).
    8. Select Gary D. Rader Volunteer Award winner(s).
    9. Other discussions as necessary.
  8. Comments from the Board
  9. President’s Comments
  10. Adjournment

Agenda for Annual Meeting

Hilton Garden Inn – Oklahoma City Airport

801 S. Meridian Ave., Oklahoma City, OK  73108

Sunday, January 31, 2016 – 2:00 p.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Introduction of the Board
  3. Election of Officers
    1. Vice President
    2. Board Member
  4. Announcement of Gary D. Rader Volunteer Award
  5. Discussion and Possible Vote Regarding Proposed Rules Changes
    1. Player Releases—Limit the number of player releases to three per team.  (Tabled from 2014 Board Meeting and 2015 Board Meeting.)
    2. Softball 12U Pitching Distance—Change the pitching distance to 40 feet from 43 feet.
    3. Softball 12U Game Length—Change the number of innings to five from seven.
    4. OK Kids Representative at State Tournaments—See attached.
    5. State Tournament Dates—End by July 3, move everything up two weeks.
    6. Regional and State Tournament—Make all playoff tournaments Thursday through Sunday.
    7. Pitching “Relax” Rule—Eliminate this rule.
    8. Player Releases—Eliminate the release rule or limit it based on school class.
  6. Points of Emphasis for 2016
    1. Preliminary league applications to be submitted no later than April 1.
    2. Leagues to submit all necessary paperwork in order to protect player and team eligibility.
    3. Local organizations to emphasize Prep participation.
    4. Encourage local softball teams and leagues to play OK Kids Softball.
    5. Number of baseball teams in 2015 was the most in the last four years.  Combined, softball and baseball teams were the most since softball was started.
  7. 2016 Reporting and Tournament Dates
    1. Preliminary League Application Deadline—April 1, 2016.
    2. Baseball and Softball League Application Deadline—June 1, 2016.
    3. Softball Qualifier Reporting Date—June 17, 2016.
    4. Baseball Qualifier Reporting Date—June 24, 2016.
    5. State Softball Tournament Dates—June 23-26, 2016.
    6. Baseball Regional Tournament Dates—July 5-9, 2016.
    7. Baseball State Tournament Dates—July 12-16, 2016.
  8.  Closing Comments
  9.  Adjournment

 

OK Kids Annual Meeting - January 31

The annual OK Kids meeting will be held January 31 at 2:00.  The location of the meeting is the Hilton Garden Inn, 801 S. Meridian, Oklahoma City.  The agenda will be posted prior to the meeting date.

Congratulations 2015 State Champions

Softball 

8U - Durant Pink Pirates

10U - Canute Trojanettes

12U - Stroud Lady Tigers

14U - Canute Trojanettes

Baseball

Coach Pitch - Stilwell Bombers

Peewee - Noble Cubs

Midget - Woodward Travelers

Preps - Panama Boomers

OK Kids Baseball Association, Inc.

The purpose of this organization is to promote the playing of amateur baseball and softball, to coordinate and standardize the activities of various organized leagues and to develop future citizens with the proper attitude toward life.

If you have questions regarding any OK Kids rule please feel free to contact the OK Kids office by phone or email.  The OK Kids email address is:  okkidsbaseball@cotc.net.

If you would like a tournament posted on the website, please email the information to the OK Kids office.  It will be posted as soon as possible.

 

2015 Rule Changes

  1. Limit the number of releases allowed by each team - tabled until 2016
  2. Regional and State Tournament packets will not be mailed - coaches will need to download the information from the OK Kids website.
  3. The OK Kids president will determine if the Prep age group will have regional tournaments based on the number of teams participating.  If there is not enough teams needed for regionals, the Prep age group will participate in only a state tournament.
  4. Coach Pitch Regional and State Tournaments will be shortened to three days instead of one week.
  5. Preliminary League Application due April 1.
  6. Leagues should submit all necessary paperwork to the OK Kids office to protect player and team eligibility.
  7. Local leagues should emphasize participation in Preps.
  8. Encourage local softball leagues to participate in OK Kids Softball.