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Important Dates

1-31-2018

Registration closes for for 2018 season for age group(s) 8,9,10,11,12,13 &14

All league fees and payments due. 

Age Groups 15 & 16-18 close April 1, 2018


2-6-2018

Preliminary Age Group Assignments sent to coaches 


2-9-2018

Last Day to Submit Petitions for Dvisional Assignments 


2-12-2018

Appeals for Divisional Assignments (if any)


2-15-2018

Final Divisional and Regional Splits Sent to Coaches.  


2-17-2018

Coaches Contact Information and League Game Requirements sent to Coaches.  Scheduling is open. 


2-19-2018

 

League Scheduling Meeting/Baseball Pick-Up

Location: Dayton Marriott

1414 S. Patterson Blvd

Dayton, Oh 45409

Time:

8 & 9U: 6-6:45pm

10&11U: 7-7:45pm 

12,13 & 14U: 8-8:45

Coaches need come prepared with field availbility and dates able to paly wth rain dates factored. 


3-1-2018

League Requirements Due 


3-24-2018

Opening Day


6/16/2018

End of Season for 8, 9 & 10 U 


6/21/2018

Dayton Dragons Night 

Age Gropus: 8,9, & 10 


6/23/2018

End of Season 11 & 12 U


7/7/2018

End of Season 13 & 14 U 


July 10,11 &12 2018

End of Season Tournament 13 & 14 U


June 26,27,28 2018

End of Season Tournament 11 & 12U





Past Dates

12-17-2017

League Team Meeting

League meeting for new and returning teams.

Date:12-17-2017

Time: Softball Informational Meeting: 5:00pm

 New Teams Baseball: 6:00pm

 Returning Teams: 7:00pm

Location: Cenetrville High School 

This an opportunity for coaches to meet the administration of the league and be informed on the upcoming season. 


9-1-2017

New Website will be open. League contract and coach admistration is open.

Players are able to be signed.

Try-Out postings available.


7/11/2017 - 7/13/2017

End of Season Tournament

13 & 14 U


7/8/2017

End of Season

13 & 14 U


7/3/2017 - 7/8/2017

Mandatory Make-up week for age groups 13 & 14. Teams are not to schedule any games during this time frame. Any regular league games not made up prior to end of season may result in league dictating make up date/locations.  So, please get games rescheduled and completed.


6/27/2017-6/29/2017

End of Sesaon Tournamentt

11 &12 U


6/22/2017

Dayton Dragons Night / Awards

8, 9 & 10 U age groups


6/19/2017-6/24/2017

Mandatory Make-up week for 11 & 12U age groups.  Teams are not to schedule any games during this time frame. Any regular league games not made up prior to the end of season league will dictate date of make up during this time. 


6/24/2017

11 & 12U End of Season Extended


6/18/2017

End of Season for 8,9 & 10 U age groups.


6/12/2017

8,9, & 10 U End of Season


3/25/2017

League Requirements Due


3/25/2017

Opening Day


2/20/2017

League Scheduling Meeting/Baseball Pick-up

Location: Dayton Marriott

1414 S Patterson Blvd

Dayton, OH  45409

Times:

8 & 9U: 6-6:45pm

10 & 11U: 7-7:45pm

12,13 & 14U 8-8:45pm


1/31/2017

Late/Final Registration and league fees due

15 % increase in league fees due to late registration


2/17/2017

Final Age Group and Regional Splits now Available 


2/13/2017

Last Day To Submit Petitions for Divisional Assignments 


8/1/2016

Registration is now open for 2017 season.  


6/15/16

 End of Season 8,9 & 10


2/10/16

Last day to submit petitions for divisional assignments.


2/10 - 2/12

Appeals for divisional assignments (if any).


3/25/16

Opening Day


3/20/16

League requirements due.


6/16-6/19

Mandatory League Make-Up for 8,9,&10


1/31/16

Late/Final registration and payments due.
7/4/16

End of Season 13 &14


7/5 - 7/9

Mandatory Make - up week 13 & 14


6/23/16

Dayton Dragons Night Awards night for 8, 9 & 10


6/20 - 6/24

Mandatory Make-up week for 11 & 12


6/19/16

End of Season 11 & 12


2/5/2016

Preliminary Age Group Assignments sent to coaches


2/8//2017

Preliminary Divisional / Regional Assignments


2/1/2017

Registration is now closed for the 2017 season for age group(s) 8,9,10,11,12,13 & 14

15 & 16-18 are able to register by contacting the league.  





Midwest Ohio Youth Sports Leagues ...."A Better Way to Play"


League News

2018 Team Registration now OPEN

Click HERE to register for the MOBL 2018 season. 

 




MOBL Reminders

  • League fees are due no later than 1/31/2018. 
    • Please submit payment by check, money order or electronic bank check (with order #) to Midwest Ohio Baseball, PO Box 1485 Piqua, OH 45356
    • Online credit card payments will not be accepted this season due to prohibitive processing fees and security concerns. Electronic bank checks are accepted through your bank's bill pay service.
  • Team insurance will not be implemented until league fees are paid, policies expire at the end of the calendar year.



Birth Certificate Transfers

Due to technical circumstances out of our control, birth certificates will not be transferred from the 2017 season upon registration. Returning coaches will need to upload the birth certificate of each player to the coach management system in your MOBL account. Transfers will resume for the 2019 season. Please contact Help@MidwestOhioBaseball.com with questions.




Midwest Ohio Baseball 2017 Year End Letter

Coaches and Parents:

 

The 2017 season has now come to end effective with August 31st when our contracts end for 2017.

 

The teams in the league played more than 10,000 games involving more than 3000 players.  We are proud to report that there were a very limited number of ejections and issues requiring significant administrative attention.

 

The vast majority of our players, coaches, and parents understand that the purpose of the League, and everything that is done, is for young people to learn about life and become better baseball players and better people.  This should drive all that we do within the League.

 

Contract Date for Midwest Ohio Baseball

 

We have a universal start date for our Midwest Ohio Baseball League contracts so that everyone is on the same schedule.  This prevents a team from trying to corner the market on players simply by having early tryouts and forcing players and parents into swift decisions without allowing other teams tryouts. 

 

The purpose of the universal start date is to eliminate or at least reduce the pressure on families to commit and commit now without the opportunity to see what else is out there.  This is the only method we know to reduce this pressure on families.  People should have the opportunity to go through the tryout process without feeling substantial pressure to sign on the dotted line.

 

Frankly, if families who commit to play for your team in July or August, cannot abide by that commitment for the next month or so, than they are not really committed to your team.

 

You may have whatever internal paperwork or agreements you want, but the league contract will be available for everyone on September 1.  These contracts are valid from September 1 to August 31st or the last day of the teams’ scheduled season, including any end of season tournaments or World Series events.

 

Bat Restriction Clarification for 2018:

 

USA Baseball has been the governing body for amateur baseball.  And until now, all associations, affiliations and leagues have followed their guidance and implemented their suggestions.  With the proposed bat rule changes effective 2018, many of us understood that the move was based on player safety. 
Thus, almost all organizations of all kinds, except USSSA, lined up initially to follow USA Baseball.

Since then we have learned that the move was NOT player safety related and there is a significant split among organizations regarding bat rules.

The Midwest Ohio Baseball League will allow both the USSSA, USA and BPF 1.15 bats whose markings are permanent and made by the manufacturer for league play in 2018.

 

Attached is a much more detailed bat regulations report which will be put into the League rules effective September 1, 2017.

 

Please review the attached carefully.  The challenge for teams, coaches, and parents will be to conform to the various bat rules at tournaments etc. until a unified position is taken.

 

Website:

 

We tried to move to a Sports Engine website, but after two months of working with them, it became obvious that their current platform, which is great for teams, was not able to be adjusted to be a coach driven platform.  We believe that having the process in the hands of coaches, rather than players and parents. 

 

We have offered to assist Sports Engine in producing a coach driven, league based platform by working together.  However, until they have a platform that allows all of the coach and league administrative functionality that we need, we will not be able to move forward with them.

 

Thank you to those who recommended Sports Engine.  They have a terrific team/organization platform but just could not adjust it to meet our needs.

 

We have revised and are in the process of updating the current Midwest Ohio Baseball website.

 

The website is up and running right now.

 

Returning teams may access the site with your logins and passwords from 2017.  New teams should click on the new team registration and complete it to gain access to the site.

 

Player contracts can now be sent to players.

 

All important dates are on the website or will be updated shortly.

 

We are in process of merging the pitching and bat rules into the total rules and working to make the wording on the rules more easily understandable.  Those changes will be updated, along with sections of the website, over the next few weeks.

 

The website will be operational throughout these updates.  Please check it regularly for information.

 

We look forward to a productive, fun and exciting 2018 season.

Sincerely,

Wade Westfall, President

Gregg Beemer, Baseball Operations

 




League Meeting Information

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Lets Be Social!

When was the last time you told your child, "I love watching you play"? As the Spring season kicks off, we would like to challenge all youth sport parents to watch this video. Also, we know that the majority of you are on your phones when reading this email so hop on over and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and coming soon... Instagram. We look forward to interacting with everyone this season! 

   




Miracle League Field Closer to Reality

In case you haven't read Nancy Bowman's Dayton Daily News article about the Mircacle League, you can check out this great cause by clicking here.

The Miracle League of the Miami Valley can be contacted via Facebook at www.facebook.com/miracleleagueofthemiamivalley.

National Miracle League information is available online at www.miracleleague.com.




Ohio Concussion Certification

Ohio Concussion Certification Link:

 

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

 

All coaches must take the video course, then provide their certificate for upload to your MOBL account. Thanks!




Fraudulent Raffle

We have recently become aware that someone is fraudulently selling raffle tickets for a Harley using the name of Midwest Ohio Baseball.  This is NOT a league sponsored raffle.  We are working with law enforcement to apprehend the responsible party.  If you have bought any of these tickets, or have any information please contact Wade Westfall via email at: wade8276@yahoo.com.

 

Thank you.




Midwest Ohio Softball League

 The Midwest Ohio Softball League will hold its inaugural season in the spring of 2018. In affiliation with the Midwest Ohio Baseball League, the Midwest Ohio Softball League was formed to serve the local youth looking for a more competitive environment.

The format of the organization will enable coaches to develop their players’ skills to prepare them for successful high school, and potentially, college competition. Thus, the format is designed to allow youth in the area the opportunity to play the highest appropriate level of competition available.

The league is broken into four age groups: 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, and 14 and under. This allows our players to be pushed by competition to be the best they can. The league will continue to try to meet the needs of the coaches, players and parents who love baseball.

Membership is selective but may not be discriminatory. Anyone agreeing to these principles is welcome to apply for membership.

For more information please visit: www.MidwestOhioSoftballLeague.com or contact Wade Westfall, by phone 937-672-1260 or email@ wade8276@yahoo.com.




Answers to Common Questions about the League

Recently, Midwest Ohio Baseball performed an extensive telephone survey in order to get your feedback regarding the past season.  We thank the coaches for the very positive responses.  Over the past 10 years, both amateur baseball and Midwest Ohio Baseball League have made significant changes.  Click HERE to see the answers to common questions about the league. 




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