The team registration link should be available by March 8. Before you begin the registration process you will need the following information:
1. League Name
2. Name and Contact information of League President
3. Team Name
4. Name of Head Coach
5. Head Coach contact information
6. All necessary information for each player (Legal name, birthdate, physical address, school)
7. Credit card to pay $25 registration fee. (The board voted to collect the fees from each team when the register beginning in 2021)
OK Kids Changes for 2021
The following changes were made at the Board of Directors Meeting and the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
All team registrations must be made on-line and a fee of $25.00 per team submitted at the time of registration. Leagues will no longer pay league dues to OK Kids as the team dues will cover the previous league dues. The $25.00 fee is non-refundable if the team folds.
Bids are now required to host the Softball State Tournaments in the 8U, 10U and 12U age groups. The maximum bid is $2,000.00.
The 15u Junior High Baseball (formerly Preps) State Tournament will be held the week of June 21-27. The actual dates will be determined by the participating teams.
The championship format for the State Baseball Tournaments has been changed. Both the winner and runner-up of each bracket will advance to a four-team single elimination tournament Championship Bracket. Last year, the two bracket winners played a two-of-three championship series.
Releases are no longer required for players that are not eligible for a team under the school or residence rule. To be eligible for a team, a player must play for a team where he/she attends school or a team nearest his/her residence. That part of the rule stays the same. However, instead of being allowed three players requiring releases, a team may have up to three “at large” players that do not meet the school/residence rule. The “at large” players do not require releases as in the past, but they must reside in the county of the team or a contiguous county. In other words, the “at large” players do not need a release, but they must come from the team’s county or an adjoining county.
Teams may register with OK Kids and be eligible for the playoffs if their league does not play this season due to COVID. This is the same procedure used last year. However, if a team’s league does play this season, the team must be a member of that league and cannot just register without playing in their available league.
Items Tabled Until 2022
Any changes in the pitching distance for 10U and 12U baseball were tabled until 2022. The Board of Directors will receive input and address any possible changes again next year.
Points of Emphasis for 2021
Teams should have enough players on its roster to be able to play in the playoffs in July, even if player(s) are injured or leave the team. In the past for example, teams have rostered only 10 players, but at playoff time one has a broken arm and one is on vacation, leaving the team with only eight players and unable to play.
Leagues must notify the OK Kids office of their league officers so we have a contact person we can reach.
Gary D. Rader Volunteer Award
Phil Wilkerson of Coalgate was selected at the Gary D. Rader Volunteer Award recipient.
Guidelines for the 2020 OK Kids Baseball Association Season
May 11, 2020
OK Kids intends to play the 2020 baseball and softball seasons, as outlined below, if conditions allow. This decision is based upon Oklahoma’s “Open Up and Recover Safely” plan published on April 22, 2020. Phase 2 of the plan, effective May 15, states that “organized sports activities can reopen and operate under proper social distancing and sanitation protocols.” Phase 3 of the plan, proposed for June 1, states that summer camps (church and school) can open.
The safety, health and well-being of all of our participants, players, coaches, umpires, parents, guardians and volunteers, is our top priority. OK Kids understands the need to return to a sense of normal life, therefore we are hopeful to play this season. To assist us in accomplishing this, we have reviewed guidelines and decisions of USSSA, Little League Baseball, Babe Ruth League, Pony League Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball among others. While many of these organizations have canceled their national and international tournaments, they are planning on proceeding with regular league play and some state tournaments.
If OK Kids determines that conditions are not safe for play in 2020, OK Kids reserves the right to cancel the season at any time. Additionally, if OK Kids determines that the participation in any particular age group is so small as to create a financial hardship for OK Kids, then we reserve the right to cancel the playoffs for that particular age
The link for team registration is located below. Registration should be completed before teams play a league game. Changes to rosters are allowed until midnight on May 1.
The Registration "Home" is not currently available.
The Registration "Home" is not currently available.
Baseball and Softball Team Registration - by 1st league game
League Registration - April 1
Baseball and Softball Roster Changes - May 1
Regional and State Tournament Bids - May 10
Softball Qualifier Reporting Date - June 19
Softball State Tournament - June 23-27
Baseball and T-Ball Reporting Date - June 26
T-Ball Playoff Dates: Regional July 1-3; State July 8-10
Prep (15U) State Tournament - June 28-July 2
Baseball Regionals - July 5-10
Baseball State - July 13-17
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
P.O. Box 367 Stroud, OK 74079
Phone: 918-987-1120 Fax 918-987-1119
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