Oakville Little League Set to Host Little League District Championships
Oakville Little League will be the host of the 2014 Minor (10U) and Major (12U) District Championships at Cornwall Park from July 5th – 11th.
The District Championship play downs are the start of the Little League tournament season where teams across their Districts play for the right to represent their District at the Provincials. In the Major division, the winner of the Provincials advances to the Canadians representing their Province for the right to represent Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport Pennsylvania.
The Minor and Major Districts typically are hosted by separate leagues within the District. This year, the leagues decided to award Oakville the opportunity to host both the Minor and Major Districts which will be played during the same week at Cornwall Park where Oakville has two prestigious diamonds.
“We are delighted to be hosting the Minor and Major Districts” said John Sweeney, President of Oakville Little League. “This tournament provides us an opportunity to showcase the fine young athletes from the seven leagues that make up District One in Ontario, as well as, providing the opportunity to showcase the beautiful Town of Oakville and Oakville Little League.”
“Our objective is to make this combined tournament one that every participating player remembers for a long time” added Steve Bagnell, Tournament Chair. “For many of these young people, competing in this tournament will provide them an experience of a lifetime. Win or lose, we want the players to always remember the time they spent in Oakville in 2014, the fond experience and fun they had, the friendships they made, and the hospitality of Oakville.”
“This event is a major undertaking for our League and can only be successful with the generous support of our volunteers and the Oakville business community” said John Mooney, Vice President of Baseball Operations for Oakville Little League. “We are currently in the planning stages and are looking for volunteers and sponsorship to help support this event.” The league is becoming well known for hosting major tournaments with a focus on putting on the best tournament week for the players.
For 75 years, Little League has been a place for families to come together, enjoy our nation’s pastime and provide a safe, fun and healthy setting for boys and girls to play baseball and softball. Oakville Little League provides a unique opportunity for our area children to learn the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and dedication while being a part of the world’s largest youth sports organization. Little League has always relied on the dedication of its volunteers, and, for the past 75 years, these millions of adults have provided a great sporting and community experience for players, parents and neighborhoods around the world.
About Little League®
Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 of other countries. In 2014, Little League is celebrating its 75th Anniversary of developing major league people.
The Oakville Little League All-Star/Select program is a complement to the OLL House League program. It is designed to provide baseball players a chance to compete at a higher level with teams from various parts of Canada and the United States. As with all Little League organizations world-wide, all players in the Select/All-Star program must also participate in the House League.
The Oakville Little League Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of the following as Manager for the 2014 OLL Whitecaps All-Star/Select Teams:
The Board, Executive, and Volunteers of Oakville Little League Baseball wish all the Whitecaps coaches the best for the 2014 season.
For more information about the OLL Whitecaps All-Star /Select program, contact the Little League office at (905)-827- 1831, Email at
Oakville Little League set to host the
2014 Ontario Senior League Provincials
Preparations are underway as the league gets ready to host the 2014 Ontario Senior League Provincials starting Mid- July at Glen Abbey Park. There will be six to eight teams participating in the tournament for the right to represent the Province at the 2014 Senior Canadian Championships in Victoriaville Quebec.
“We are delighted to be hosting a Provincial Championship after taking last year off in hositng a Provincial Championship” said John Sweeney, President of Oakville Little League. “This tournament provides us once again an opportunity to showcase the fine young athletes of Oakville and from across the Province, as well as, providing the opportunity to showcase the beautiful Town of Oakville and Oakville Little League.”
“I am excited about the opportunity to coach the team but also to provide our Whitecaps with an opportunity to compete in the provincials for the right to represent Ontario at the Canadian Senior League Championships this summer” said John Leedham, head coach of the host team Oakville Whitecaps.
“Our objective is to make this tournament one of the best hosted tournaments in Ontario in 2014” added Sweeney, “For many of these young people, competing in this tournament will provide them an experience of a lifetime. Win or lose, we want the players to always remember the time they spent in Oakville in 4, the fond experience and fun they had, the friendships they made, and the hospitality of Oakville.”
Stay tuned to the web site for additional information
Adam Fedoruk Bursary Application Information
Oakville Little League is pleased to publish the 2nd annual Adam Fedoruk Bursary Application.
The Adam Fedoruk bursary has been developed in memory of Adam who was a young baseball player in Oakville Little League (OLL) that lost his life in a house fire in 1998. Every year since Adam passed away, OLL has run a tournament in Adam’s memory called the Adam Fedoruk Memorial CAN/AM Tournament.
The Adam Fedoruk bursary will be granted to recognize an outstanding individual who exemplifies the same qualities that Adam exemplified as an individual and an athlete.
This bursary will be awarded to a player who has played in OLL for the previous three (3) years and is enrolled in our Senior or Big League divisions. The player must be attending a post-secondary institution during the upcoming year.
To access the application document which contains all of the informaiton required to submit an application, please click here.
Oakville Little League Introduces New Summer Camp for 2014
Oakville Little League has introduced a new summer camp for the 2014 season. The camp is geared towards players 12-15 years old. This camp compliments our very succesful summer camp run for the kids between 7 & 12.
This new camp is a three day camp run by Pro Teach Baseball. Pro Teach have been a partner of Oakville Little League for many years running our younger player summer camp program. The leaue has recieved very positive feedback from parents and players with regards to our summer camp which is why the league has decided to expand it to the older players.
The camp will be run at Glen Abbey Diamond located 1415 Third Line from July 7th - 9th. The camp hours will be from 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Below is a description of what to expect at the camp along with what equipment is required by the player.
1. Camp Instruction provided by Pro Teach Baseball
2. Instruction on fundamentals of baseball as well as skills needed for a larger diamond
3. Instruction is intended for the typical house league level player
4. Lunch break and pother refreshment breaks throughout the day
5. Washrooms and idoor shelter at Glen Abbey Recreation Centre
6. Early drop off or late pick up not available
Players should wear proper baseball attire recommended, pants, hat and cleats. Players require a glove and batting helmet. Bats will be provided but players can bring thier own bat.
It is strongly recommended that you bring adequate amount of water for the day. The league will have a room available in the Recreation Centre to store player lunches, drinks and belongings while on the diamond.
To register for this camp, please click here.
An Open Invitation to all Little League Junior, SOBA & OBA ‘A’ Bantam Baseball Team Managers and Coaches
On behalf of Oakville Little League we would like to invite you to play in the 2nd Annual Canada Day Classic Tournament June 27th to June 29th.Our expectation at Oakville Little League is that the Canada Day Classic will become one of the premiere baseball tournaments in Southern Ontario. Oakville Little League recognizes the need for an elite and competitive tournament for players age 13 to 15. Game MVP’s will be recognized for their sportsmanship, team play, and display of skill. The tournament champion will receive a trophy to keep that they can bring back to their home association.
The tournament is open to all Little League Junior, SOBA and OBA ’A’ Bantam teams or lower. Teams from across Ontario, Western New York and Michigan, regardless of national affiliation are welcome to apply. Our hope is to provide the highest level of competition in a fun, friendly and family-oriented setting. Any teams with players born prior to 1999 are not eligible. We look forward to hosting up to 16 teams. Last season we only took 12 teams, even though we had over 20 teams send in applications. Don't delay if you are looking for a great tournament.
The tournament is played in Oakville, Ontario. Oakville is located on the shores of Lake Ontario and conveniently situated on the QEW Highway. We are less than 30-minutes west of downtown Toronto and just 45 minutes from the United States border crossing at Lewiston, New York.
The Tournament format is as follows:
All teams are guaranteed to play three (3) games
Each team will play their first game on Friday
Teams will play down in their respective pools. Top teams will advance to the semi-final round
Semi-Final & Championship Game will be played on Sunday
Maximum number of games will be five (5)
If you are not a local team and are travelling a distance we encourage you to use the Holiday Inn & Suites Oakville @ Bronte as your hotel of choice. A limited number of rooms have been blocked off at a discounted price for tournament teams. For more information, please click here and when making reservations, please reference the Whitecaps Canada Day Classic to get the tournament discount.
If you are interested in registering for this tournament, please download and complete the registration form and send it to Oakville Little League as soon as possible. To access the form, please click here.
Deadline for registration is June 8th, 2014
If you have any questions contact us via email at
We are looking forward to hosting you at The Canada Day Classic Tournament.
OLLB Fieldhouse 905-827-1831
Major League Baseball Skills Competition Coming back to Oakville Little League in 2014
Oakville Little League is excited to announce they will be hosting the local round of the Major League Baseball® PitchHit&Run competition presented by Scotts. This competition will be open to all children in Oakville regardless of whether they play in Oakville Little League or not.
The event will be held on Saturday, May 10th from 4PM-7PM at Cornwall Park. Rain Date will be Sunday, May 11th 4PM - 7PM
John Sweeney, President of Oakville Little League said “We are extremely happy to be partnering once again with Major League Baseball and Scotts to sponsor the local level of the 2014 Major League baseball PitchHit&Run Competition.
Oakville Little League hosted this event in the past and in fact in 2007, Oakville Little League was proud to be the league that sent a young twelve year old athlete to the Sectionals in Vaughn and the Regionals at the Rogers Centre where he won in his age group. This athlete had the opportunity to compete in the National Championships at the 2007 MLB ALL-Star Game in San Francisco where he also won in his age category. He became the first Canadian athlete to be crowned as the MLB PitchHit&Run Champion. This is a record that will stay with this individual forever.
The mission of PitchHit&Run is to encourage youth participation and emphasize the “FUN” element of baseball competition, something Oakville Little League is also striving for. It is also great opportunity for youth of Oakville to have fun, showcase their baseball skills and participate for a chance to make it to the Toronto Blue Jays PitchHit&Run Finals at the Rogers Centre and possibly the MLB Finals at the 2014 Major League All-Star Game® in Minnesotta.”
PitchHit&Run is the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball. More than 560,000 kids across the North America, ages 7-14, will participate in this year's program. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete; free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball skills of pitching hitting and running.
The participants pitch to a strike zone target from a 45 feet distance, hit off tee for distance and accuracy and race in a timed sprint from second base to home plate. PitchHit&Run is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasizes the “FUN” element of baseball competition.