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Important Dates

3-15-2018

League Requirements Due. All coach administration should be completed at this time. Insurance, birth certificates, coach background checks, player/parent contracts should be uploaded.  Any questions contact league. 


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

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 availability and dates able to play with rain dates factored. 


2-17-2018

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


2-15-2018

Final Divisional and Regional Splits Sent to Coaches.  


2-12-2018

Appeals for Divisional Assignments (if any)


2-9-2018

Last Day to Submit Petitions for Dvisional Assignments 


2-6-2018

Preliminary Age Group Assignments have been sent to coaches for review. 


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





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


League News

Update

Coaches

We all know it has been a difficult early spring. We are looking at options and impacts of extending the season. We expect to announce something May 1st.
In the meantime here are some ideas to help:
1.  If you are playing league teams in tournaments those games can be counted as league games if both teams agree.  Many tournament directors will put teams in pools to arrange this if you ask.
2.  If both teams agree, you could play 2 5 inning games as a DH in order to get in games.
 
These are two ideas to help in this difficult season.



Weather

Coaches:

The league has been in existence (as Midwest Ohio and Dayton Metro) since 1989 without any actual written rule regarding "too cold to play".  
 
With temps in the 30's & wind chill making in the 20's, please remember, that your first duty is for the physical care of your players.  
 
Additionally, we need to understand the long term potential impact of kids playing in that kind of weather, hitting a pitch poorly and getting a stinger, potential arm damage...kids will not really think that playing in those conditions is fun.
 
Also, playing in extreme conditions puts bats at risk.  I believe that none of you want to answer the question about who is paying for that $300 bat that just shattered?
 
We cannot legislate everything, espcecially in view of the wide range of locations our teams play, the various times teams would have to make a decision on play/no play, whose thermometer do you use......
 
Please use common sense to get us thru this unusual spring cold spell.  
 



2018 Season Opening Day Letter

 Coaches,


Welcome to the 2018 season. It is difficult to see through todays' snow how many games will be played on this opening weekend of the Midwest Ohio Baseball season. Please stay in touch with the opposing team, as well as the umpires, regarding any weather-related delays etc. Recognize that many times umpires have multiple games scheduled on a weekend and you cannot automatically assume that they can umpire your game if start times need to be pushed back.

Please enjoy the Opening Day and remember it is always about kids playing baseball.

ADMINISTRATIVE

PRIOR TO YOUR TEAM PLAYING

Your team MUST be insured. Your team's insurance certificate must be uploaded to your coach administration system under insurance on the website if you did not purchase through the league. If you did, the certificate should be already uploaded.

Every player on your roster must have returned their signed electronic contract. Each players' birth certificate must be uploaded to the website. Each of your coaches must have returned their signed electronic contract. Each and every coach must have their own concession certificate uploaded to the website.... this is a State of Ohio Law. You should print your concussion certificate as there is no direct connection to send it to MWOB. It must be printed and uploaded.

The medical release forms are for you to keep. You should have them with you at all times the team is together: practices, games, meetings.... anytime. We once had a kid have to go to the hospital for falling down the stairs at a meeting.... thankfully they had the medical release and he could be treated.

There are on-line tutorials to help with each section.

Your team is not legal until every box is green.

It is important to note especially that playing games without player contracts and coaches contracts means that those individuals are NOT covered by any insurance issued through the Midwest Ohio Baseball League and thus, any potential liability etc. could fall on the head coach. Please do not play games without having these items completed for your own benefit as well as the league. Obviously, games played without completion of these requirements will be considered forfeits.

Other items to remember:

ONE RULE CHANGE: For ages 8-11, there is a 2 hour and 15-minute time limit for the 2018 season. No new inning may start after 2 hour 15 minutes. Innings started prior to the time limit may be completed. Be aware that some fields may also impose their own separate time limits which must be adhered too.

Lindsay's Law: We are sending more information about Lindsay's Law separately. This is important information for coaches and parents alike. This information and sign off was a part of the coaches and parents/players contracts. Please read and adhere to all other requirements for Lindsay's Law.

 

GAME MANAGEMENT

1. Catchers must wear the hockey type mask and helmet combo.

2. Umpires are to be paid at the Pre-Game Plate meeting. Each team should split the umpire cost at each game to assure that umpire cost is split fairly. Some organizations are beginning to use an on-line Ref-pay system in coordination with the umpire schedulers. This will also count as the teams paying the umpire at the plate. Those teams will tell you that is how the umpires are being paid from them and the umpires should also be aware of it. Umpires are to be paid: $40 (8u); $55 9-11u 6 innings single umpire); $60 (12u 7 innings single umpire); $55 per umpire minimum 2 per game for $110 total (13-14u two umpires).

3. IF you are using the Umpire Scheduler, all your umpires are Approved Umpires. All Ohio High School certified umpires are approved and do not have to go through any approval process. However, if you are not using either Jim Heatherly or Bob Juliano to schedule your games, and are not using Ohio High School certified umpires, you must have your umpires approved prior to the 2018 season. Send an email to: bobjuliano@dayton.net with the contact information for your umpires (or an umpire scheduler) and Bob will check them and put them on the approved list. IF they are NOT on the approved list they ARE NOT APPROVED. Use of unapproved umpires may result in forfeits or other sanctions from the League.

4. League games are ALL games indicated through the letter/email outlining the geographical divisions where the League told you how many games to play. Those dictated games are ALL League games. ALL OTHER GAMES ARE NON-LEAGUE GAMES. Only League games are counted for League standings, end of season tournament and Dayton Dragons game attendance. IF you are playing both League and Non-League games, simply determine and agree in WRITING which game will be your league game. Absent any emails or other written confirmation of an agreement, the first game played (or the first two if two are required for League play) will be considered the League game. Please communicate clearly on this issue.

5. In the event of an ejection, BOTH teams are to report it via email.

6. The time to add players to your roster has been extended to June 15th to assist in completing the season.

7. There is an entire standalone outline of the pitch count rules but for clarification purposes a "Day of Rest" is defined this way: A day of rest is a full calendar day and not a 24-hour window. Therefore, if a player pitches a noon game on a Saturday and is subject to two days' rest, then his required days of rest are Sunday and Monday and he is eligible to pitch again on Tuesday. Many times we are asked if he can rest 48 hours and pitch again on Monday evening (effectively 52-56 hours of rest). This DOES NOT satisfy his rest.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:  In a previous email we erroneously reported that pitch counts applied to both league and non-league games.  Pitch counts apply only to League games. Pitch counts do not apply to tournaments or non-League games even if these non-League games involve two MWOB teams.  However, we strongly encourage both parents and coaches to adhere to the pitch counts as much as possible.

8. Please have your scorekeepers coordinate about pitch counts each inning and after the game so they are kept correctly and everyone stays in agreement throughout the game.

9. Review the frequently asked questions and rules to help you understand both the rules and the intent of the rules.

10. Remember that the entire purpose of the league is for kids to play baseball. Always keep the kids in the forefront of your thoughts and decisions and everything will go well.

Good luck this season.

Wade H. Westfall
President



Youth Baseball Day

 

Dayton Flyers Baseball is proud to be hosting 3 special Youth Baseball Days this upcoming season. Each of these days will provide opportunities for the teams to interact with the Flyers Baseball squad along with our Coaches. 

Saturday, March 31st at 1 PM vs. George Washington 
After the game, we will have a meet and greet session with the team. You will be able to get autographs and pictures with your favorite players! 
 
Saturday, April 21st at 1 PM vs. St. Bonaventure 
After the game, you will be able to go onto the outfield and play catch with your team! We will also have an opportunity for autographs and pictures with the players. 
 
Saturday, May 12th at 1 PM vs. Rhode Island 
After the game, the players and coaches will host a FREE, 30 minute clinic for all the Youth Baseball Players in attendance. This is an awesome opportunity to interact and learn from Division I Baseball Coaches and Players! 
 
If you are interested in bringing your team out to ONE or ALL of the Youth Baseball Days, please email Ryan Phillips at phillipsr4@udayton.edu for more details. 

ALL DAYTON FLYER HOME BASEBALL GAMES ARE FREE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC! 

FOR ALL THE UP TO MINUTE INFORMATION ON DAYTON FLYERS BASEBALL, FOLLOW THEM ON TWITTER @DAYTONBASEBALL



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 Instagram. We look forward to interacting with everyone this season! 

   




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.




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!




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

 




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.




League Meeting Information

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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.




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.




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. 




2018 Team Registration Closes January 31,2018

 

Click HERE to register for the MOBL 2018 season. 

 




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