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Important Dates

08/20/2014

Registrations for the MOBL 2015 season are available here. 





Past Dates

July 15, 2014

Registration For New Teams Now Available Here


July 7,8, 9 & 10

End of Season League Tournament 13 & 14 U Age Groups


July 6, 2014

End of Season 13 & 14 U


June 30, 2014

Dayton Dragons Award Night

8,9 &10 

Sportsmanship Award


June 23-26

End of season tournament 11&12U canceled due to weather 


June 22, 2014

End of Season 11-12U


June 16-19, 2014

End of season tournament for 8,9 & 10 


June 26, 2014

End of Season 8-9-10 U


March 22, 2014

2014 Season Opens


June 24,25 & 26 2014

End of Season Tournament for 11 & 12 U Age Groups

 


March 16, 2014

All league requirements due.  All documents, parent/player contracts, birth certificates, coaches information, concussion certificates, league insurance and rosters should be uploaded and completed at his time.  



Coaches should be working on administrative duties such as concussion certification for all coaching staff, uploading of birth certificates, team roster, player/parent contracts.  League administration is working at this time on divisional and age group assignments.  All product orders for registration, insurance, One Call Now, baseballs and umpire assigners service should be placed at this time and paid for.   


February 24, 2014

League/Game Scheduling Meeting

League Meeting

Baseball Pick up

Location: Dayton Marriott (Tent area behind hotel)

1414 S. Patterson Blvd.  Datyon, Ohio 45409

Age Group/Time:

6-6:45pm: 8 & 9 U

7-7:45pm: 10 & 11 U

8-9pm: 12,13 & 14 U


February 20, 2014

Age group, regional split and divisional assignments.  Coach contact information. Teams at this time are cleared to contact and start scheduling games. 


February 9, 2014

Last day for petitions to league for re-assignment of Division


February 5, 2014

Division Assignments


January 26, 2014

Registration Closes for 2014 Season


Registration Open for 2014 Season



           REGISTER  HERE


January 15, 2014

League fees due.

Leagues fees increase effective January 16,2014, For late registrations. 


November 24, 2013

New Team League Meeting Will be held this coming Sunday November 24, 2013

Date:11/24/13

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Centerville High School (Central Theater) 

If you have any questions please contact us at 937-672-1260





From the President

Coach & Player Banned for Life

 Coaches, parents and players:


We recently received information concerning the potential that a coach in the Midwest Ohio Baseball League had fraudulently altered a birth certificate.  Following our own investigation, we have confirmed that this violation occurred and impacted both the 2013 and 2014 seasons.   As a result, the following actions have been taken regarding the coach, the player involved, the team and the organization:

The Coach of the 2013-2014 Miami Valley Heat team, Mark Eldridge altered the birth certificate of his son Logan. 

Mark Eldridge is hereby Banned for Life from coaching, managing, administering or any other non-parent involvement with ANY team in the Midwest Ohio Baseball League. 

Logan Eldridge is hereby Banned for Life from playing in the Midwest Ohio Baseball League.

All wins and championships, both league and tournament, are hereby stripped from the 2013 and 2014 Miami Valley Heat teams.  The records of the Midwest Ohio League will note the reason for vacating these wins and championships.

The Miami Valley Heat organization has cooperated fully with our investigation.  They have agreed to, and are already implementing, the following sanctions:

1.  The Miami Valley Heat will fully support and enforce the Lifetime Bans for both Mark Eldridge and Logan Eldridge.
2.  This team will be disbanded.
3.  All 2015 Miami Valley Heat players will be required to submit original, certified birth certificates.
4.  The Miami Valley Heat will be contacting each and every National affiliation and each tournament venue from these seasons, and vacating all wins and any championships.
5.  On their website, and in any and all promotion of their organization, including but not limited to any and all tryout postings, the Miami Valley Heat will cease to use this team in any way.  Additionally, any historic records of this team must include a notation that all wins and any championships were vacated due to the unethical use of an illegal player.
6.  The Miami Valley Heat will return any team trophies and awards received from the league for this team during 2013 and 2014.

The Midwest Ohio Baseball League considers the altering of birth certificates the "betting on baseball" of youth sports.  There has been, and will be no tolerance for such activity.

Sincerely,

Gregg Beemer, Vice President Operations
Wade Westfall, President








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MOBL Team Registration is Now Open

New or returning teams can now register for the MOBL 2015 season here




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 apphrehend 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.

 




Dayton Sting 10u Black

Congrats to the Dayton Sting 10u Black, D1 North and Midwest D1 Tournament Champions!

Dayton Sting Black




Gem City Throwbacks 14u

 Congratulations to the Gem City Throwbacks 14u!




Troy Rampage

 Congrats to the Troy Rampage for going 4-0 and winning their first tournament!




2014 Season is Officially Over

Thursday July 10 the season officially ended for 2014. The board at this time is working on restructuring and getting ready to open registration for 2015. 

Needless to say the 2014 was a tuft one to get in with all of the bad weather. We thank all of those coaches for getting their games in and for being understanding and flexable with the end of season tournaments that the league offered this year. 

We have appointed a 20 member advisory panel to work on two major issues for next year. The first, getting a system put in place to address teams not getting all of their games in/ those teams avoiding playing all of their games. The second, to look at our end of season award/tournament structure. Any input or feed back from the coaches is always welcomed. Please put them in a form of an email and send them to me personally at wade8276@yahoo.com. 

I am also at this time working on getting refunds sent out to all teams due one for the end of season tournament. These should be processed and mailed by July 15. Thank you for your understanding. 

Once again, thank you being apart of youth athelics in the Miami Valley and Midwest Ohio Baseball League. 




Dayton Dragons Night

Our up coming Dayton Dragons night is Monday June 30th.  This is apart of our awards program for the league.  All 8, 9 & 10-U age group/divisional winners receive up to 15 tickets for the Dragons Lair for players and coaches only.

This year the league has decided to open it up to all teams in 8, 9 & 10-U age groups.  Tickets can be purchased for payers and coaches at a cost of $10.00 per ticket.  

Parents, family and fans are also welcome to join us.  We have 380 tickets reserved in section 116 and plenty of lawn tickets.

Coaches, this is a sold out game and all additional ticket request is first come first serve.  All tickets must be ordered through the league and not the Dragons organization.

Here is the procedure that we will follow to handle the tickets.

  1. Check with your team today and see how many player & coaches tickets you need. Place order ASAP.    
  2. Check with your parents and families on additional tickets.  Seats are $10.00 lawn tickets are $8.00. This includes a Dayton Dragons hat with each ticket.
  3. Collect your money. 
  4. Once order is placed please avoid changing order.
  5. Email me at wade8276@yahoo.com with team name, head coaches name and amount of tickets needed.
  6. I will call/email you to confirm order.
  7. Monday night between 5:30-6:15 pm coach (or team rep) will bring exact amount of money in the form of ONE CHECK or cash and will meet in front of the main ticket/corporate office at the Dragons field. Checks made out to Midwest Ohio Baseball or MWOB (Cash is preferred)
  8. Gates open at 6 and game starts at 7.
  9. Line up for on Field parade in center field Dragons lair at 6:15.
  10. ALL PLAYERS ARE TO BE IN UNIFORM team banners are allowed on field for parade.
  11. At 6:45 If you are a league/divisional winner your team will also receive their league medals that night.  Only League/divisional winners will receive medals.

In addition to countless Dayton Dragons gifts such as posters, bobble heads, t-shirts and signed baseballs; three players will be chosen, one from each age group, to throw out the first pitch of the game.  Kids will also be chosen to participate in the on-field skits, behind the scenes private tour of the Dayton Dragons facility and meet and greet with Dragons players.  All teams will participate in a parade on the Dragons Field prior to start at the game. Needless to say this is a great night and for some a once in a life team event.  Remember this is a first come first serve with limited amount of tickets.




Revised Year-End Tournament

Revised Year-End Tournament Format

Please remember that tournament director has authority at any time to modify tournament format. 

Beginning in 2014 the Midwest Ohio Baseball League is proud to expand our Year-End Tournament and revise the format.

Currently, the top 4 teams (ages 11-14) from each age group and each division are invited to an all-expenses paid year-end tournament.  The top teams ages 8-10 are invited to attend the MWOBL night at the Dayton Dragons.

Beginning with the 2014 season, we will invite ALL teams (8-14) to determine at registration whether or not they wish to participate in a Year-End Tournament for a nominal fee.   This fee will be collected at registration and will be non-refundable after May 31st so that teams have an incentive to participate.  THOSE TEAMS THAT FINISH IN THE TOP 4 SPOTS (WHO WOULD HAVE PARTICIPATED USING THE OLD FORMAT 11,12,13&14 only )WILL HAVE THOSE FEES REFUNDED if they do not win tournament.  The format will be single elimination.  Cost will be $55 for 8&9u, $80 for 10 &11u, $95 for 12,13 & 14.  Higher seed will be host and provide a field until the final two games.  Umpire scheduler, umpires and baseballs and championship game locations will be provided by the league along with awards for Tournament Champion and Runner-Up.

What has been changed? The board will be offering an end of season tournament for All Teams to participate at for the upcoming 2014 season.
 

How will it work? At registration, you can chose to participate in the end of season league tournament for a nominal fee. (Fees offset umpire, assigner fees, baseballs, awards and championship games field rental expenses) This is a no thrill tournament offer, with league picking up a substantial part of the cost.

 
What is the pricing? 8 & 9- U $55.00 10 & 11-U $80.00 12, 13 & 14-U $95.00
 

What will be the format? It will be a single elimination tournament. Top 4 teams in each age group/divisional split in league play (standings) will receive a first round bye. The top seeded team will host the game (provide field) until the final two games in which the league will provide fields at a central location, as in years past.


This is open to all teams no matter how we finish in the league season? Yes
 

What if I am one of the top teams in age group will it cost me anything? No. Your tournament fee paid at the time of registration will be refunded to you. As in years past, the league has always offered an end of season tournament for those top teams. This new format is simply to expand the end of season tournament to give all teams the opportunity to participate.

 
Do I have to participate? No. This is an option at registration. We expect most, if not all teams to enjoy this very inexpensive way to end the season, but it is not mandatory. This will also offset any issues that arise when one or more of the top teams bail at the end of year and chooses not to play in the tournament.

 
What happens if I sign up at registration and at the end of the season my team is unable to play or we change our minds? Cancellation will be accepted until May 31 with full refunds.

 
What do I do now if I registered and want to participate in the end of season tournament? Today we will have a sign up in your store account for you to add it to your order. We will send out an email to all teams that has registered for the 2014 season today with a link to add. If you have not yet registered for the upcoming season do so now, you will find it as a pop-up option during the registration process.
 

What about the Dayton Dragons Night for 8, 9 & 10 U top teams? Nothing will change. The league will still be offering the top finishers in each age group/divisional split the award night.

 
I confused or have more questions. Simply call me at 937-672-1260 if you have any questions at all.
 




Changes to League Rules

Coaches: There were some changes to the league rules which were discussed but apparently not properly uploaded to the rules section. These changes are being implemented immediately. Implementing them now will have no effect on those few games that have already been played and they are important to improve the play and administration of the league. Full details are on the website as the rules have been updated to reflect these changes.

Click HERE to see a summary of rule changes.




Season Opens March 22, 2014

Coaches, the 2014 season will open March 22. Registration is now open for 15-18 U teams. 15-18U wanting to play this year need to contact the league to make arraignments for registration.  

All league requirements will be due March 16, 2014.

If you have a field location that is not on the list please email it to the league and we will post. We need a name and physical address of field location.  

 




2013 Highlights

On June 25th, Midwest Ohio Baseball took our 8-9 & 10 u division winners to the Dayton Dragons baseball game. Teams enjoyed private tours, first pitches, the Dragons Lair, a parade on the field and medals were awarded. A good time was had by all! On July 8, our 2013 Sportsmanship Award winners, the Beavercreek Soxs D-1 team coached by Clay Bissett, were awarded a fun filled night at the Dragons game.  The players, coaches and parents enjoyed a tour behind the scenes of the Dayton Dragons field, a private double suite with food and drinks, awards, first pitch of the game and just an all round great night.  This award was chosen by our umpires from feed back on behavior, attitude and sportsmanship of the players, coaches and fans.



We are working on the upcoming dates for the 2014 season, any rule changes, admistration and budget needs.  At this time, team registration is open. We will be conducting a team survey this coming week. Please feel free to send us any comments or concerns you may have on any issues. Thank you for being apart of the Midwest Ohio Baseball League and another great year of baseball being played in the Miami Valley. 

Wade & Gregg 




Coaches should be working on administrative duties such as concussion certification for all coaching staff, uploading of birth certificates, team roster, player/parent contracts. All product orders for registration, insurance, One Call Now, baseballs and umpire assigners service should be and have been delivered. 




Coaches:
Each team in the league has their own goals and objectives.  We attempt to find a balance for our league schedules, whenever possible, to match and meet the needs of as many teams as possible.  We are hopeful that this years scheduling will meet the needs of nearly all teams.

In order to make certain that the contact information stays up to date, we DO NOT provide a contact list.  Everything is driven to the website to help simplify every ones life.  As a logged in user, you will have access to all the contact information for the teams in your age group.

Remember, all contact information is expected to be kept confidential and is not to be shared with anyone. Failure to do so may lead to league sanctions, penalties and possible termination from the league.  

All of the games indicated by league are League Games and should be marked as League Games on your schedule in order to properly appear in the league standings. 
You may play as many other games with league teams as you wish.  Those games, along with any games with outside teams, are Non League Games.

Some of your divisions may include geographical splits. Do not take take geographical literally, for it is only meant to be a separation tool and not a indicator of where you are located.

Remember the scheduling meeting is next Monday February 24 and we encourage you to attend and complete this process in one night.  However, you are free to schedule prior if you wish.

We look forward to seeing you all Monday at our scheduling meeting and let's hope for a break in the weather to play ball.

Wade Westfall & Gregg Beemer

MWOB

 




Online Payment

Coaches; 

The  MOBL secure online payment system is now live.

You are able to pay order fees with credit card directly on our website.

To pay online:

1. Log in to your account.
2. Click on Order History
3. Click on the order number you would like to pay online
4. Click on the Pay Online button

The site will walk you through inputting your information for payment.

Once the transaction goes through the MOBL website and The transaction service will email you a confirmation email.
The order will be mark paid and you will be finished.

If you have any questions contact us at help@midwestohiobaseball.com

Thanks,

The MOBL




League Fees Due

Coaches,

League fees are due January 15,2014Registration closes January 26, 2014

Payment can be made by mail or on line by credit card.




Age groups, number of games, divisional and Age Group Assignments

Coaches, Due to a number of duplicate teams and incorrect registrations we are running into an issue posting divisional brackets.  We are working on cleaning up the issues and will post as soon as possible.  The age group, number of league games and divisional /regional splits have been completed. All information should be good to go and posted on website before or on the 21st.  We are sorry for the delay, but to avoid more issues we are working hard to make sure it goes out correct the first time. Once information is received, you are free to start scheduling games.  

This is a reminder that our league scheduling meeting is this coming Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Dayton Marriott.  We will send out age group times shortly. For those of you who ordered baseballs, you will pick up your orders at that time.  

Final orders for all items must be placed at this time and paid for.  If you are part of an organization sending in payment for all teams and orders please make sure that you have arrangements with the league. 




Minutes From New Team Meeting

Coaches,

New Team meeting was held last Sunday Night.  Click below for minutes of the meeting.

Our next meeting will be held after the first of the year.  Keep an eye on the website. We are working on a coaches clinic. 

 

GET MINUTES HERE




8/26/13 - MOBL database rolls over to 2014 season

Coaches,

The system has officially rolled over to the 2014 season. All 2013 accounts and stats have been archived. Full registration is open to all teams, returning teams and new teams for 2014.

PRE-REGISTERED TEAMS:
If you are a pre-registered team that has an active account, (meaning you sent your new team fee in ) you can upgrade your pre-registered account to a full account by registering as a returning team. Any team that pre-registered and did not pay the pre-registration fee have been deleted. If you have been deleted - to fully register for the 2014 season simply click on new team during the registration process.

REGISTER FOR 2014

-MOBL




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. 




Information on what you need to do for the new 2014 requirements

Coaches,

We have been receiving some questions so I am addressing them in this email to clear up what the new requirements are and  what is needed from you.

1. Coach Contracts: Each coach is required to have an electronic contract on our system agreeing to the MOBL rules for coaching in the league. This system works exactly like Player contracts do. Automatically send an email out to your assistant coaches (entered in the manage assistant coaches section) with the coach contract tools provided. This will send the information required for your assistant coaches to fill out their contract and send them a link for Ohio Concussion Training.

2. Ohio Concussion Certification: This toolset works just like the Player Birth Certificate Uploads. You are able to upload a certificate for each of the coaches associated with your team or they are able to upload it themselves when they fill out their coaching contract. If they do not have their certificate when they fill out the coaching contract the can return later to the link in the email sent them byt the system and then upload their certificate with the file uploader tool at the bottom of their contract. Like I stated before, as a Head Coach you are able to upload the certs for them as well. Click on the Concussion link in the requirements section to the left.

3. Background Checks: To be compliant for background checks all you need to do is have your information and your assistant coaches information entered. Name, birthdate, email, phone numbers, address, etc... The league will submit the information once it is all received. If there is any problem you will contacted privately. The middle initial and the birthdate fields are new, so be sure you fill those out if you already haven not.

Have a safe and fun season,

the MOBL




Updates on Issues the Board is looking at

Coaches, the board has been meeting over the past few weeks looking at a number of issues.  First the end of season league tournament has been reformatted.  That information was just sent to you. We also have the insurance prices wrong on the website. This is being adjusted today. The price of insurance will be less. The wrong pricing was rolled over from late registrations from last year. Teams that have already registered, we will go in and adjust your order and send you an email.

We are also working on offering on line payment system. In the past we offered pay-pal, but due to the outrageous fees ($4,000+) to process payments we went to excepting mail in payments only to save the league money and avoid raising league fees. You are still able to send in check, or money order but on line payment system is being worked on as we speak and it should be fully operational by mid-week.  

As always, we need your feed back, 

Wade Westfall & Gregg Beemer 




League Action

 
Coaches
In the 2013 season, we suspended an assistant coach for following, harassing, threatening or making to feel threatened an umpire to the parking lot.  It is never appropriate for a coach, parent or player to follow an umpire from the field or harass them in any way.  This assistant coach was suspended for the rest of the season and will be on probation for next season.

 
We will not tolerate this type of behavior and any threatening of umpires. 

 
Additionally, the headed coach is responsible for his coaches, players, and to a lesser extent, the parents.  The head coach was also suspended for two games for the failure to control his coach.

 
Remember that you have a responsibility for your own conduct, as well as those under your control and that you are here to mentor young men as well as teach baseball.
 
Wade Westfall   Gregg Beemer

 




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