BASEBALL & SOFTBALL


  • spring 2021 | Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth: For players who are baseball 13U, 14U, and 15U (players born between May 1, 2005-April 30, 2008). Teams compete on 90-foot base paths and at 60’6’’ pitching distance, playing against other towns. Due to Covid restrictions, players must supply their own gloves, helmet and bat (BBCOR or USA Baseball). One to two practices a week with one game on the weekend.

    Registration is first come, first served. The first 13 players will have a roster spot and subsequent registrations will be added to a waiting list. If a minimum of 24 players register for an age group and additional coaches are identified a second team will be formed.

    This program’s success is dependent on receiving enough volunteer coaches! Please let us know if you can head or assistant coach this spring!

    REG DEADLINE | March 1st

    +$30 Late Registration | March 2 onward

    Age Groups | 14u & 13u

    Practices | Expected to Start Mid-April

    Evaluation Date | This age group does not have to evaluate

    Want to be a uniform Sponsor for the 2021 season?

  • spring 2021 | Majors – 70ft

    Majors | 70 foot: Recommend for players who are baseball 12U, baseball 11U (players born between May 1, 2008-April 30, 2010)—and some baseball 10U* (players born between May 1, 2010-April 30, 2011) who attend evaluations and are found to be a fit at this level. Players compete on a field featuring 70-foot base paths and a pitching distance of 50-feet, learning pickoffs, leadoffs, stealing, and the skills needed to succeed on a larger field. Due to Covid restrictions, players must supply their own gloves, helmet and bat that must be USA Baseball approved. One to two practices a week with one game on the weekend. *Kids who are baseball 10U should register at minors and attend evaluations for both minors and majors—if they wish to be considered at this level.

    This program’s success is dependent on receiving enough volunteer coaches! Please let us know if you can head or assistant coach this spring!

    REG DEADLINE | March 1

    +$30 Late Registration | March 2 onward

    Age Groups | 12u & 11u

    Practices | Expected to Start Mid-April

    Evaluation Date | March 21st; Time TBA 

    Want to be a uniform Sponsor for the 2021 season?

  • spring 2021 | Minors 

    Live Pitch Minors: Recommended for players who are baseball 10U and baseball 9U (any player born between May 1, 2010-April 30, 2012) and some baseball 8U and 7U (any player born between May 1, 2012-April 30, 2014) who attend evaluations and are found a fit for this level. Players compete on a field featuring age-appropriate 60-foot base paths and a pitching distance of 46-feet, building and refining their fundamental skills while beginning to understand game strategy and learning the art of pitching and playing catcher. Due to Covid restrictions, players must supply their own gloves, helmet and bat that must be USA Baseball approved. One to two practices a week with one game on the weekend. *Kids who are baseball 8U should register at coach pitch and attend evaluations for both coach pitch and minors—if they wish to be considered at this level.

    This program’s success is dependent on having enough volunteer coaches! Please let us know if you can head or assistant coach this spring!

    REG DEADLINE | March 1

    +$30 Late Registration | March 2 onward

    Age Groups | 10U & 9U

    Practices | Expected to Start Mid-April

    Evaluation Date | March 21st; Time TBA

    Want to be a uniform sponsor for the 2021 season?

  • spring 2021 | coach pitch

    Coach Pitch: Designed for players who are baseball 8U and 7U (any player born between May 1, 2012-April 30, 2014) and baseball 6U (any player born between May 1, 2014-April 30, 2015) who have already played tee-ball or have mastered the baseball skills at that level. This division utilizes coaches as pitchers to allow for more hittable balls and more action in the field. Participants continue to develop fundamental skills—hitting, catching, and throwing—while batting through the entire lineup in games. Due to Covid restrictions, kids must supply their own gloves, helmet and a bat that must be USA Baseball approved. One to two practices a week with one game on the weekend.

    This program’s success is dependent on having enough volunteer coaches!  Please let us know if you can head or assistant coach this spring!

    REG DEADLINE | March 1

    +$30 Late Registration | March 2 onward

    Age Groups | 8U & 7U

    Practices | Expected to Start Mid-April

    Evaluation Date | March 21st; Time TBA

    want to be a uniform sponsor for 2021?

  • spring 2021 | T-Ball

    T-Ball: Ballplayers, roughly between the ages of 4 and 6, learn hitting and fielding fundamentals in a supportive team environment. Participants hit the ball from a batting tee, height-adjusted for a level swing, batting in order through the lineup for the entire game. The primary goal is teaching kids the basics of the game—and having fun! Due to Covid restrictions, players must supply their own gloves, helmet and bat. One to two practices a week with one game on the weekend.

    This program’s success is dependent on having enough volunteer coaches!  Please let us know if you can head or assistant coach this spring!

    REG DEADLINE | March 1

    +$30 Late Registration | March 2 onward

    Age Groups | 4-6 year olds

    Practices | Expected to Start Mid-April

    Evaluation Date | No Evaluation for T-Ball

    want to be a uniform sponsor for 2021?

  • spring 2021 | softball

    Historically, ORYA has not had enough local interest to create softball teams. However, we want to change that! We are offering this no-charge registration to gather information on local demand for a softball program. Once ORYA knows what kind of demand is out there at the different age groups we will work with local coaches and coordinators to create options for our players. This could take the shape of teams with league play, local skills sessions or local practices in addition to playing with our Softball partners in Barrington.

    By registering you are just signifying your interest in local softball. You can still register for ORYA Baseball and/or Barrington Softball. If a local softball program moves forward any fees paid to ORYA Baseball can be transferred or refunded.

    This program’s success is dependent on having enough volunteer coaches!  Please let us know if you can head or assistant coach this spring!

    REG DEADLINE | February 1

    Options | 8U, 10U, 12U

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  • Why is there a recreational fee difference between each town?

    When ORYA receives funding from the communities we serve, it directly subsidizes the participation of our in-house, recreational programs for members of that specific community. The differences between each residency-rate is a direct reflection of the expected or actual funding from each community in the budgeted year. If one community has a lower player fee, it means that community has chosen to reduce your participation fee in youth, recreational athletic programs. Travel-based programs are not subsidized by town funding.

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        The Oyster River Youth Association provides inclusive, fair, diverse and developmentally appropriate recreational programs to the youth of Durham, Lee and Madbury, NH. ORYA meets the changing needs of the children and families in our community for sports and recreational activities by acquiring and maintaining facilities, promoting volunteerism and seeking collaborative and strategic partnerships.

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