What We Do
The East Bay Oaks were founded in 2016 with a simple goal: to support young female athletes in their efforts to play baseball. Many girls find themselves the only female athlete on their local team. More often, many more girls are herded into softball — a sport historically designed to keep girls separate from their male baseball teammates. Our goal is to give female athletes support if they are interested in continuing to play baseball. We accomplish this by practicing in the spring and summer months. We coordinate our schedule so that female athletes can play in their local little league. We host an annual girls' baseball tournament each June in the Bay Area. And we field a team to attend the nation's largest girls' baseball tournament, led by the organization Baseball For All. As we do all this, we aspire to carry out the following mission.
The East Bay Oaks Girls Baseball Club is a nonprofit organization that supports female athletes as they learn the sport of baseball. The Oaks are defined by our determination to push for equity and integration across baseball.
The Oaks commit to:
• Focus on player development when we instruct, practice, scrimmage and play. We encourage skill building for every girl in our program.
• Showcase female leadership across the organization as a model for our players.
• Fight for equity in baseball through integration of players into local co-ed leagues — an experience that starts in t-ball and continues into adulthood.
• Ensure every player has the opportunity to learn and thrive by embracing a fair play philosophy.