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Ocee Park Athletic Association (OPAA) sponsors youth
T-Ball and Baseball programs for boys and girls ages 4 to 16 years old.
Since our founding in 1993, OPAA has enjoyed many years of recreational
and competitive baseball. We offer multiple levels of play in many age
groups and welcome all into our program. OPAA leagues play and practice
at Ocee Park (a City of Johns Creek park) located on Buice Road in Johns
Creek, GA. OPAA's Board of Directors, managers, coaches and many others are volunteers who are dedicated to OPAA's vision and mission.
Ocee Park Bat Policy for
"It is the policy of Babe Ruth League, Inc. to assure the
safety of all participants. Accordingly, Babe Ruth League, Inc. reserves the
right to ban any equipment, including bats, at any time, including during the
season, based upon a change of existing policy and/or upon new information made
available to Babe Ruth League, Inc."
Baseball Division (4-12) The bat may not exceed 33"in length, and the bat barrel may
not exceed 2¼" in diameter. Only 2¼" barrel non-wood bats marked BPF
1.15 will be allowed. Wood 2 ¼" barrel bats are allowed.
Baseball Division (13-16) The bat may not exceed 34" in length, and the bat
barrel may not exceed 2 5/8" in diameter. All aluminum/alloy barrel bats
and all composite handle (only) aluminum/alloy barrels are allowed. Only
composite barrel bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 will be allowed. Wood
barrel bats conforming to the specifications of Official Baseball Rule 1.10 are
Please link to '2014 Spring Rec Baseball' (top left) for further detail Ocee Park Softball is now Johns Creek Softball
OPAA has partnered with the City of Johns Creek and Newtown
Recreation to form the “Johns Creek Softball” program. This partnership is
focused on growing the current recreational softball program. The program
will be managed by Newtown Recreation but teams will practice and play at both
Newtown park and Ocee Park– some games are played at other local parks through
the inter-park league as is the case today. We are working with local
softball coaches to provide clinics and other developmental opportunities for
Registration for Johns Creek Softball will be managed
through Newtown Recreation and is now open – go to www.newtownrec.com
We are excited about this partnership and hope it will bring
about increased participation and improved development opportunities. For
additional information, contact Brandon at Brandon@newtownrec.com.
Which baseball program is best for you (Fall Developmental or Spring Competitive)?
Fall season is considered instructional in addition to recreational. Everyone from the seasoned veteran to the absolute beginner fits in the fall program. During fall, an emphasis is placed on instruction and player development.
Scores are not kept as competition is valued less than development.
Equal playing time, building confidence and learning the game are the
fundamental elements of the fall program.
Spring competitive season is structured toward the experienced player who wants traditional competition, advanced development and aspires to reach higher levels of game play.
As most players in spring have several seasons of experience, the
beginning player may struggle in the older age groups. Safety is also a
concern in spring as the skills of many players is high enough to
generate unsafe situations for the beginner. Please contact us to
find out which program is right for your child and make sure you offer
your beginner supplemental training if you place them in the spring
competitive league (ask us how by contacting an OPAA board member
Select programs are available for qualifying individuals in the summer and spring seasons. Spring select teams are chosen via objective 3rd party assessors (without input from the OPAA or other interested parties). Assessments are open to everyone, though only a small percentage are selected to play at this level. Ocee Park also offers a travel baseball program for those who desire the highest level of competition.
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Safety Bulletin From Johns Creek PD
The Johns Creek Police Department (JCPD) has passed along the following safety tips:
-Take valuables out of your vehicle before going to the park -If you must leave something in your car, lock it in the trunk and disable the trunk release button. -Always roll up your windows and lock the doors and set the alarm -Do not leave property unattended at the park -Be aware of your surroundings and be extra careful when wearing headphones or talking on your phone -If you see someone or something that is suspicious immediately call 9-1-1
The OPAA manages Ocee Park Athletics as a 100% volunteer organization. Our sponsors help us keep the park running at a higher level. Your generous donations help with park improvements and equipment, special events and generally improving the experience for our youth athletes. Please help those who are helping us by thanking these sponsors for their generosity.
Considering a sponsorship of the park? Please link to the sponsorship tab to download a packet. We offer $250 Minor League, $500 MVP, $1,000 Major League, $2,500 All-Star and $5,000 World Series packages.