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Important Dates

7-24-2017

League registration for the 2018 season will open. At this time new teams will be able to post try-outs by following the outline of try-out and emailing it to the league. We will post.  Teams with questions can contact the league for additional information. We are working at this time on a new website and are experiencing a delay. This new website will have advance features and communication tools for our teams and players. 





Past Dates

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.  





League News

2018 Registration opening soon

The 2018 season registration will open soon. Over the last several months the league has been working hard on building a new website. At this time we are in final testing of the system. We have partnered with Sports Engine, the leader in website design for youth athletics. Our goal is to have the system open within the next few days. Registration and posting will be the only items at this time available. The entire system such as coach management and administrative systems will be up prior to August 15. If coaches are in need of posting tryouts, simply follow the tryout outline and email the league, we will have it posted for you.  Please remember you are limited to one post per team at a time and you must be playing in the league. 

 

 

 




Mid-Year Letter

Coaches and Parents:

It is time for our mid-year letter prior to the push of the season finale. 

First, thank you for your patience in working with the umpire situation.  It is mind-boggling to think about, but there are 700 fewer Ohio High School licensed umpires in 2017 then there were in 2015.  This is one of the reasons we felt a larger impact than normal in April-May timeframe when the umpires are trying to cover all the high school games as well as all of ours.  Thank you for working with us all on this issue.

Second, we have had more pitch count issues than in past years to investigate.  We are still looking at a few which may result in forfeits.  To avoid these problems:

A.    The part of the pitch count rule that allows a pitcher to complete a batter, is designed for a pitcher who has hit his max pitches for the day.  IT DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY OTHER PITCH COUNTS. SO, IF YOUR PITCHER STARTS A BATTER WITH 16 PITCHES AND ENDS THAT BATTER WITH 21 PITCHES, HE MUST HAVE 1 DAY OF REST, EVEN IF YOU REMOVE HIM AFTER THAT BATTER; EVEN IF YOU STATE YOUR INTENTION TO REMOVE HIME.  ALL PITCHES COUNT AND SHOULD BE NOTED ON YOUR PITCH COUNTS.

B.   Have your scorekeepers check each other after every inning.

C.   Input, or check on the input, your pitchers pitch counts within 24 hours of the game.  IF there is a question, discuss with the opposing coach and/or contact Gregg Beemer at 937-307-7988 immediately.

D.   Remember that all pitch counts are PER DAY SO CAN BE USED IN TOTALITY FOR A DH; A PITCHER CANNOT RETURN TO PITCH IN A GAME ONCE REMOVED AS THE PITCHER.

E.   Remember that a Day of Rest is a Calendar day and begins with the day AFTER HE PITCHED.

F.    IF an opposing coach notifies you that he believes a pitcher is not eligible, and you pitch that pitcher anyway be aware that if indeed it is found that the pitcher was not eligible, you may suffer a forfeit.

G.   Contact the league if you have any pitch count questions.

H.   Parents please pay attention to your son’s pitching and do not allow any coach to use them more than reasonable based on the information in the pitch count rules from the USA baseball.

Third, as the year end approaches here are some things to remember:

A.     Follow the reschedule protocol as closely as possible to insure that the league knows you did all you could to reschedule games.

B.    Please reschedule games, and be responsive to each other during this hectic time.  Return phone calls, texts and emails as soon as possible.

C.   Age 8, 9, 10 the Dayton Dragons Night is June 22nd; Standings will be taken as of the end of June 18th for this purpose as we need some time to put this great event together.  There will be more information coming to you in the next several days on Dayton Dragons Night.

D.   Ages 11-12 your season ends for purposes of the Year End Tournament as of June 24th; you may continue to play league games beyond that date.  The Tournament will be June 27-29th at Action Sports.  A letter outlining the Tournament will be out this week.

E.    Ages 13-14 your season ends for purposes of the Year End Tournament as of July 8th; you may continue to play league games beyond that date.  The Tournament will be July 11-13th at Action Sports.  A letter outlining the Tournament will be out soon.

Lastly, Bats:

We have previously announced that several bats were being ruled illegal.  If you have purchased one of the bats below, here is an informational video about how you can get your bat replaced promptly.  

This announcement comes from USSSA and Demarini directly.

 

Coaches:

Here is the list of recall bats from Demarini, we also have a link to help players and parents get the bats replaced as soon as possible.


Video to get recall bat replaced

http://usssa.com/baseball/#/?gdSport=11

 

List of bats recalled

http://web.usssa.com/usssa/usssa-general/Withdrawn&Non-CompliantBaseballBats.pdf
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Rules from USSSA  if needed

http://web.usssa.com/usssa/usssa-general/2017BBRulebook.pdf

 

Additionally, the 2018 season will introduce the new bats for all 8-14u teams dictated by USA Baseball.  We have included an article on this on the website and sent it out earlier in the year.

 

Do your best to get all of your league games completed.  Respond to emails, texts and phone calls promptly.  Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Wade Westfall, President

Gregg Beemer, Baseball Operations




Illegal Bats

Coaches and Parents:  

 
We have previously announced that several bats were being ruled illegal.  If you have purchased one of the bats below, here is an informational video about how you can get your bat replaced promptly.  
This announcement comes from USSSA and Demarini directly.

Coaches:
Here is the list of recall bats from Demarini, we also have a link to help players and parents get the bats replaced as soon as possible.

Video to get recall bat replaced

List of bats recalled
Rules from USSSA  if needed

Thanks



Rolling Bats

Coaches, Parents and Players:

 
I am appalled that we even have to address this issue.
 
However, it has come to our attention that some teams/parents may be rolling bats.  Rolling bats is a process designed to artificially "break-in" bats in the hopes of improving he spring off of the bat.  IT may or may not include shaving the bat or attaching items inside the bat to help the trampoline effect.  
 
First, this process is illegal in the Midwest Ohio Baseball League.  Any parents, coaches or teams who are caught doing this will be dealt with very severely.  The League rules revert to NFHS rules where there is not specific rules on a topic such as bat rolling.  We will now clearly update the specific rules to address this issue which has not been a problem in past years.
 
Secondly, coaches, your insurance protection may very well be compromised in the event that a rolled bat is used in an incident which causes damage to a player.  You are taking on significant personal liability if you knowingly allow a player to use an altered bat.
 
Third, rolling bats will likely void your warranty with the manufacturers.
 
Below is an article that clearly lays out the high school rules which are also the Midwest Ohio Baseball rules on this issue.
 
http://www.justbatreviews.com/bat-shaving-and-rolling-illegal/ 
 
IF you are using rolled bats, stop immediately.
 
Wade Westfall
President
 
Gregg Beemer
Baseball Operations



Error in Mid-Year Letter: Now Corrected

 11-12u Coaches:  Please be aware that your regular season will end as of June 24th.  I inadvertantly put the wrong date into the Mid-Year Letter Below.

8-10u Coaches:  Please be aware that your regular season will end as of June 18th.   I inadvertantly put the wrong date into the Mid-Year Letter Below.

Both Dates have now been corrected.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Gregg Beemer




USSSA Banned Bats

Coaches:

Click here to view the USSSA banned bats notice.




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! 

   




Welcome to the 2017 Season

Click here to view the “Welcome to the 2017 Season” letter. 




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!




MOBL Background Verification Guide

 Background verification has changed for the 2017 season: 

• Login to your MOBL account
• Click "Background Verification" from the left side menu
• Click the link to download or print the background verification document
• List coaches and any adult with close and consistent contact to your players on the form.
• The document contains two links for the DOJ Sexual Predator Registry Site, use either one to check the status of each name you list on the background form.
• Once verified, sign the background verification form and upload it to the same "Background Verification" page. Uploads should be in JPG or PDF format and no more than 1mb in size.
 
Please direct all questions to Help@Midwestohiobaseball.com
 
We are looking forward to a fantastic and safe 2017 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.




2017 League Meeting Agenda

 Click here to view the MOBL 2017 New Coach Agenda.




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.




MOBL 2017 SEASON

Click here to view the “2017 Pre-Season” Letter.




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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