Falcons

-The Oak Park Falcons is a travel softball program sponsored and subsidized by the OPYB/S House Leagues. The Falcons program provides an affordable, partial year (or “travel-lite”) alternative to the year round travel club options currently available to OPYB/S softball players.

-Oak Park Falcons is an OPYBS-sponsored travel softball program that will provide an affordable, partial year participation alternative to year-round travel clubs for OPYBS softball players.

-Players must play in OPYBS House League to be eligible.

-Tournament schedule is driven by the House League schedule. House League commitments and participation remain the priority.

-OPYBS will provide a subsidy to help defray the costs of participation.

-Age and squad levels will be determined from year to year based on interest.

-The Falcons will play no more than six (6) tournaments per season.

-Off-Season Tryouts and practices will begin no sooner than March.

-There shall be no required overnight travel.

-All selected tournaments will be within one hour and 20 minutes from Oak Park.

-Tournaments for any team will not be scheduled more than two weeks in a row.

-In most cases, tournaments selected will be over weekends – Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

-This is competitive tournament play. Players are not guaranteed a minimum number of innings per game.

-Participation in all practices and tournaments is expected.

Information for 2017

Last year, we fielded one team at the 9U, 10U and 14U and two teams at the 12U level. In 2017, we expect to have the same number of teams in addition to the 14U Falcons Extreme (full-time travel team).

Participation in OPYBS-sponsored open gyms and clinics in January, February and March are encouraged.

Tryouts are scheduled for March 11th and 12th for 12U and 14U (participation is mandatory both days). Tryouts for 9U and 10U are scheduled for April 22nd and 23rd (participation is mandatory both days).

No tournaments will be scheduled July 4th weekend or after the last weekend in July.

Register here.

For additional information, please contact:
Dane Rankin, Falcons Co-General Manager – dsr.opybs.falcons@gmail.com Michelle Brandt, Falcons Co-General Manager—optreasurer@opybs.org Matt Kemper, OPYBS VP of Softball—vpsoftball@opybs.org

2017 Falcons Tryouts

March 11, 2017

12u: 2-4pm

14u: 4:30-6:30pm

and

March 12, 2017

12u: 12-2pm

14u: 2:30-4:30pm

at the OPRF Fieldhouse

9u and 10u try-outs to be held in April; look for announcements from OPYBS

Register here.

For more info see OPYBS email or contact Matt Kemper Softball VP: vpsoftball@opybs.org

2017 Tentative Tournament Schedule

9U Price

May 19-21 Oswego Outlaws – Oswego – (10U C-Level) June 23-25 Glen Ellyn Allstar Tournament
July 7-9 Algonquin’s USSSA Tournament of Allstars C/AS July 14-16 – Oak Park Falcon Fest (C-Level)

10U Sullivan

May 13 – Sycamore Girls’ Softball Moms Rock RR (Strictly C)
May 27-28 – Algonquin Aces Memorial Weekend Bash (USSSA C-Level) June 16-18 Seminole West Chicago Softball Slugfest (B/C/AS) June 23-25– USSSA Class C State Tournament/Skokie
July 14-16 – Oak Park Falcon Fest (C-Level)

12U Carlin

April 29 (PM requested) – St. Charles Angels Round Robin
May TBD – RR (TBD)
May 27-28 – Algonquin Aces Memorial Weekend Bash (USSSA C-Level)
June 1-4 Rockin Summer Spectacular – Roselle (B-Level)
June 23-25– USSSA Class C State Tournament/Skokie
July 14-16 – Oak Park Falcon Fest (C-Level)
July 18-24 USSSA National Championship (if eligible) – Rockford – B (To be Confirmed)

12U Lundt

May 13 (PM requested) – Sycamore Moms Rock RR

June 3-4 – Sandwich Summer Slam (USSSA C-Level) June 16-18 Seminole West Chicago Softball Slugfest (B/C/AS) July 7-9 Algonquin’s USSSA Tournament of Allstars C/AS July 14-16 – Oak Park Falcon Fest (C-Level)
July TBD Date and Tournament TBD

14U Endless

April 29 – St. Charles Angels Round Robin – PM request
May 13 – Sycamore Mom’s Rock RR
May 27-28 – Algonquin Aces Memorial Weekend Bash (USSSA C-Level) June 8-11 – Glen Ellyn Invitational (B/C Level)
June 23-25 – USSSA Class C State Tournament/Skokie
July 14-16 – Oak Park Falcon Fest (C-Level)
July 19-23 – Carol Stream Gold Medal Softball Tournament (C/All Star)

2017 Falcons