OKC Broncos 5U Tee ball
Spring 2019 Team Info
The OKC 5U Broncos coaching staff is excited about our upcoming spring season for 2019. Each of our players is at a great age to begin exploring the wonderful world of baseball, and we look forward to teaching them the game. As always, our goal is to use baseball as a tool to develop young leaders. The OKC Broncos program places a strong emphasis on fundamental skills training, teamwork, and character development.
Key Dates (subject to change)
February 9 Coaches Clinic – for all parents who will assist with coaching at practices and/or games
Mid February Parent meeting – 1st player fee payment due
Mid February Outdoor practices begin (subject to weather)
Mid March PCO preseason games
April-June PCO regular season
Late May Broncos Family Day with High School Team
Late June/July Final team gathering
Team communication will take place primarily through a platform called Slack. This is how team messages will be sent, but also how you will communicate with coaches (not via text or email). Slack has a web interface, as well as apps for iOS, Android, and desktops. If you have not received an invitation to join Slack, please contact Jessica McAfee at (405) 343-4448.
A note on rainouts: If it’s rainy/wet on game day, please don’t call/text/email your coach or team mom to ask if a game will be rained out. The league determines whether games are played, and they almost NEVER make a decision before 4pm. Your coach or team mom will let you know through Slack if a game is cancelled or postponed. If you don’t hear something, the game is on.
Parent Meeting – DATE TBD
Our Parent Meeting will be at _____________________
This is an important meeting for players and parents and will cover many items for the upcoming season. Player fees and uniform payments will be due that night as well. Make plans for your player and at least one parent to attend. If you absolutely cannot attend, contact _______________ prior to the meeting to make alternate arrangements.
Come to the parent meeting prepared to pay your dues, have your player uniform sized, and bring a copy (not certified) of your child’s birth certificate.
Costs & Fees
Player Fee: $95
For Spring/Summer 2019 – due at team meeting
The player fee covers league fees and goes toward team expenses like practice location rentals, team equipment, events, etc. The team funds may also be used to cover additional expenses, such as tournaments, as funds allow. Player fees are usually significantly less during the fall season.
Need-based or multi-player scholarships may be available – ask a coach
Uniform cost includes hat, jersey, and socks. Everything but pants, which you can purchase on your own at Dick’s, Academy, etc. You will need SOLID GRAY T-BALL PANTS.
Minimum Required Equipment (purchase on your own)
Baseball Glove ($30-$100+) – Every player must have their own baseball/tee ball glove.
Cleats ($10-$30) – rubber baseball cleats, can be found at sporting goods stores.
Baseball bat – for practicing at home and use during games
Baseball bag/backpack – Convenient for transporting and storing all equipment in one place
Helmet – Many players prefer their own helmet. Shared team helmets also available.
Ask a coach for recommendations on any equipment purchases.
Practices will be on Saturday mornings at Metropolitan Baptist Church at 10:00am. The address is 7201 W Britton in NW OKC. The 5U team practices in the open field to the north of the small field closest to the parking lot.
Players must not turn 6 before May 1, 2019