Q: Do I have to play at a specific playground?
A: ODC Baseball is open to all residents of Owensboro/Daviess Co. There are four independent playgrounds that make up ODC teams. If you live within the defined boundaries of one of those four playgrounds than you must play at that respective playground unless a transfer is approved by the playground president. If you live outside one of those boundaries than you can sign up at any of the four playgrounds. Softball is available only to those girls living within the respective playground boundaries unless a transfer is granted.
Q: If I live outside of a defined playground boundary do I get to pick where I play?
A: You can signup at the playground that you prefer to play at but you may get transferred to another playground based on team counts and players needed to fill teams.
Q: What is the difference between Cal Ripken and Little League?
A: Until you get to the Major division, there really are no significant rule differences. Once you get to Major, there are key differences. Cal Ripken moves the pitcher mound back 4 ft. to 50 ft. compared to Little League remaining at 46 ft. Base paths extend to 70 ft. as opposed to 60 ft. By extending base paths, Cal Ripken introduces lead-off/steal to the players. Both Cal Ripken and Little League introduce drop third strike and infield fly rules to players.
Q:What divisions are available for my child to play?
A: There are 5 baseball divisions and 5 fastpitch softball divisions. Baseball offers T-ball (3-4 yr. olds), Peanut (5-6 yr. olds), Rookie (7-8 yr. olds), Minor (9-10 yr. olds), Major (11-12 yr. olds). Fastpitch softball offers 8u, 10u, 12u, 14u, and 16U divisions.
Q:What is the Peanut division?
A: Peanut is open to both boys and girls ages 5-6 yrs. old. The goal of Peanut is to introduce basic rules and fundamentals to the players. Coaches will pitch 3 pitches to the batter. If a batter does not make contact with the coach's pitches, they will have two attempts to put the ball in play from a T. The goal of Peanut is to get all players engaged into the game.