OKC Broncos 7U
Spring 2019 Team Info
The OKC 7U Broncos coaching staff is excited about our upcoming spring season for 2019. We are continuing to expand the opportunities and experiences for each of our players. We will have a spring training program beginning in January to help improve fundamentals and develop new skills, as well as more events and planned activities to build up player and family relationships within our Broncos community.
As always, our goal is to use baseball as a tool to develop young men. The OKC Broncos program places a strong emphasis on fundamental skills training, teamwork, and character development.
Spring Training begins 1/17
Dates: Thursdays 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
Location: Storm Sports Facility – 100 N Rockwell
Spring Training will be a time where we focus on improving basic fundamentals and developing new skills. This will mean different things for each player, but ALL players of all skill levels will benefit greatly from this indoor workout time. The skill sets our players need to compete at the next level are expanding rapidly, and Spring Training is an opportunity for them to develop away from the pressure of games during the season.
Key Dates (subject to change)
January 17 Spring training begins
January 29 Parent meeting – 1st player fee payment due
February 9 Coaches Clinic
Mid February Outdoor practices begin (subject to weather)
Early March Rosters published (If necessary two teams will be created)
Mid March PCO preseason games
April-June PCO regular season
Late May Broncos Family Day with High School Team
Mid August Fall outdoor practices begin
Sept/Oct Fall season
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, contact Coach David.
Parent Meeting – January 29
Save the date! Our Parent Meeting will be at 6pm on January 29th at Metropolitan Baptist Church (7201 W Britton Rd.)
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 Coach David before January 22 to make alternate arrangements.
Costs & Fees
Player Fee: $150
For Spring/Summer 2019 – half due January 29, balance due February 28
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
Cost varies; existing uniforms may be reused. Complete uniforms for new players will likely run between $75-100.
Minimum Required Equipment (purchase on your own)
Baseball Glove ($30-$100+) – Every player must have their own baseball glove – not a t-ball glove.
Cleats ($10-$50) – rubber baseball cleats, can be found at sporting goods stores.
Protective Athletic Cup – can be found at sporting goods stores.
Baseball bat – for practicing at home and use during games
Baseball bag – Convenient for transporting and storing all equipment in one place
Helmet – shared team helmets also available
Ask a coach for recommendations on any equipment purchases.
Ages & Team Rosters
In Spring 2019 we will have 1-2 teams in the 7U age group, depending on the number of players interested in playing. Any 6U players who are ready move into coach pitch a year early are welcome to play 7U baseball, subject to space availability.