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About OLL!
Who is Oakville Little League? PDF Print E-mail

 

Oakville Little League is the largest youth baseball organization in Oakville. In 2013, there were over 1,050 young people playing in 9 age divisions, on over 100 teams, including 12 All-Star teams.

 

The League has been providing the youth of Oakville with opportunities to develop citizenship, discipline, teamwork, and physical well-being through baseball, since 1992.

 

 

 

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Oakville Little League is recognized as having the best, highest caliber, fair-play and fun house league baseball programs in Oakville. The Oakville Little League philosophy is one of house league first. Every All-Star player must also play in the house leagues in order to qualify for the All-Star team. Our experience has been that having the best players participate in house league helps the average player improve faster as they have players they can emulate. For the better players, participation in house league provides leadership opportunities they may not otherwise experience.

 


 
Oakville Little League Mission Statement PDF Print E-mail

Winning CelebrationThe mission of Oakville Little League is to provide the youth of Oakville with opportunities to develop citizenship, discipline, teamwork, and physical well-being through baseball.

Our goal is the all-round development of young people not just baseball players. Baseball just happens to be the vehicle used to develop life skills that extend beyond the game.

 


 
Fair Play Philosophy PDF Print E-mail

Oakville Little League has adopted a Fair Play philosophy that emphasizes there are two considerations more important than winning: that kids play Little League to participate and to enjoy the game.

This notion of Fair Play is a universally understood concept, which underpins all the house leagues of Oakville Little League. Without fairness, the game is devoid of any meaning or purpose. Worse still, it can be a detrimental experience for its participants.

The Oakville Little League Fair Play philosophy is also one of respect for others, and respect for the game. It is an agreement, between all of those involved in Oakville Little League (players, coaches and parents) on the values and lessons that we want the Little League experience to teach our children, and ourselves.

The Oakville Little League Fair Play philosophy starts with the simple rule that in every game, in all divisions, regardless of skill level, every player must play equal time in the infield and in the outfield.

 OLL Fair Play Philosophy

Playing fair also has to do with respect and making choices. As we interact with each other in a game, or as spectators, we must regularly consider and define what we think is right and what is not. As our children interact with each other in games and practices, their ability to make good choices about fair play issues matures along with their ability to think and learn about what makes for a rewarding and fulfilling life in society.  At all times everyone involved is expected to respect the opposition, the officials and the rules of the game. Bending the rules and foul play are unsporting and ruin the enjoyment for all involved. This type of behavior by players, coaches or spectators will not be tolerated.

All participants in the game are expected to maintain their dignity whether they are winning or losing.  Coaches and parents are expected to lead by example.  If you are winning, don’t run up the score.  Manage the game so that both you and your opponents can maintain their dignity.

The final and probably most important aspect of the League’s Fair Play philosophy is that everyone remains calm at all times no matter what happens. Players, coaches and umpires are human and errors are going to occur.  If everyone stays calm the game is much more enjoyable for all involved. Most important in this respect is that abuse of players and umpires will not be tolerated.  Remember after all, it is just a game played by young people, officiated by volunteers and that every team makes the playoffs.

Everyone has a Role

Everyone has a role to play in fostering a fair play and fun environment for our children.  Play your part – play fair.

Coaches should:

  • Emphasize the guidelines of fair play to all players
  • Make sure all players know the rules
  • Keep their emotions in check
  • Accept all calls by the umpires
  • Ttry not to influence them umpires
  • Speak out against violence, poor behavior and cheating.

Players should:

  • Understand the rules before starting the game
  • Play fair and within the rules
  • Respect umpires by not challenging their calls
  • Keep their emotions in check
  • Respect their opponents

Parents and supporters should:

  • Respect the umpires and their decisions
  • Keep their emotions in check
  • Encourage the players to play fair
  • Support their team in a positive manner

 
Board of Directors and Volunteers PDF Print E-mail

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONTACT INFORMATION

The following is a listing of the hard working, dedicated people who make up the Board of Directors and volunteer positions that are key to the success of Oakville Little League. All of these volunteers can be reached by leaving a message at the Oakville Little League Office at 905-827-1831 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 


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Office Hours PDF Print E-mail

clockOakville Little League office is located in the Fieldhouse at 425 Cornwall Road  and during the offseason, we will be open on Tuesday evenings from 7PM - 9PM and Saturdays from 9AM to Noon.We may be at the office on other evenings but please call before droppping by the office. Our office telephone number is 905-827-1831.


 
Contact OLL PDF Print E-mail

If you have any questions pertaining to Oakville Little League feel free to drop by the Fieldhouse, call us or send us an email at one of the links below.

OLL Fieldhouse

OLL Fieldhouse

 

 

425 Cornwall Road

Oakville, ON L6J 7S8

PhonePhone

905-827-1831

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289-295-0278

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Communications

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T-Ball Inquiries

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Volunteer Information

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Whitecaps Program Information

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Treasurer 

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Registration Refunds

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T-Ball Division PDF Print E-mail

TballT-Ball is the second level of play in Oakville Little League for young players primarily ages 5 and 6 who have played Blast Ball or who are new to the game of baseball. The primary focus of T-Ball is to teach children, coaches and parents the fundamentals of baseball setting the foundation and preparing them for Coach Pitch.

T-Ball is intended to be a fun, non-competitive skills development program. Game scores and individual team standings are not recorded. Players will be exposed to the basics of baseball including hitting, catching, throwing and base running. All players on the defensive team play in the field at the same time and every player hits every inning.

There is one practice per week on Saturday (maybe Sunday depending of field availability).  Games are played on Monday to Thursday evenings.  Each teams will play 1-2 games a week . Participation trophies are given to all players at the end of the season. The season starts with an Opening Day weekend in early May and culminates in a T-Ball Gala Day on a weekend in late July.

 


 

 

 
Blastball Division PDF Print E-mail

blastballBlastball, the introductory program of Oakville Little League, was developed as a fun way to teach all five fundamentals of baseball…hitting, throwing, catching, fielding and running for the young player ages 4 and 5. Simplicity and continuous action is what makes BlastBall so much fun. There are no complex rules, no umpire is required, and you don’t even need to have a baseball glove.

BlastBall is played with a “soft” ball and a moulded bat for optimum safety. The batter hits the BlastBall off the BlastTee and runs to the BlastBase, which “honks” when stepped on. If the batter reaches the BlastBase (which is the only base used) before a defensive player either catches the BlastBall in the air or fields it and yells “Blast”, he scores a run. It’s fast, it’s fun, everyone hits every inning, and the kids really learn the game of baseball properly.

Parents will love the game because of the continuous action. Kids will no longer be coming home with their pockets full of rocks and dandelions! BlastBall “Game Day” includes a period of instruction followed by an action packed game all completed within 1 ¼ hours. Games are usually held on the same day each week (Wednesday) culminating with a season ending Blastball Gala and Awards Day.


 

 
Rookieball Division PDF Print E-mail

RookieballRookieball is a developmental division and is composed of mostly 8 year old children, with some 7 and 9 year-olds in the division based on ability.

All players are evaluated prior to team formation in the areas of hitting, catching, throwing, and base running. Each player is assigned an individual skill and overall rating. Once the assessment is completed, balanced teams are formed based on player assessment ratings and then teams are assigned to a Manager and Coach.

At this level the games begin to conform to baseball with one exception, there is no pitcher, instead, the hitting team’s coach feeds balls into a pitching machine that pitches the ball between 35 and 40 miles per hour. The bases are 60 feet apart and the pitching machine distance is 46 feet. The defensive team places 9 players in the field and all roster players bat whether assigned to a field position or not. Game scores and standings are recorded.

Each child must play a minimum of three innings in a six-inning game. Division rules are in-place to encourage player rotation in a variety of positions. This is an extremely fun age for children's baseball as they develop and refine their baseball skills. They begin to learn how to hit a fast moving ball, play catcher, steal bases, play the outfield, hit the cutoff man, and maybe even turn the double play. Rookie Ball is a semi-competitive Division, however, coaching emphasis is upon player instruction and development. The First place team receives medals. Upon completion of the regular season which begins annually on the first weekend in May, a post-season playoff tournament is held. The top 4 teams from this tournament play games and receive trophies on OLL’s Championship Day usually held on the last weekend in August.


 
Minor A Division PDF Print E-mail

Minor A DivisionThe Minor A Division is primarily for players 9 years old, with some 8 and 10 year olds depending on ability.

Minor A is also considered a developmental Division with an increased level of competitive play compared to the Rookie Ball Division. Coaches’ are again encouraged to emphasize player instruction and development. This is the first year where live pitching is introduced with player’s pitch to the opposing team. Each player must play a minimum of three innings in a six-inning game, based on the OLL Fair-Play model. Nine players are assigned to field positions each inning, and all roster players bat whether assigned to a field position or not. Game scores and standings are recorded.

The First place team receives medals. Upon completion of the regular season, a post-season playoff tournament is held. The top 4 teams from this tournament play games on Championship Day and receive trophies.

For the more talented player, additional opportunities to participate in a competitive environment will be provided via an organized All-star/Select program. To be eligible for the All-star/Select program players must also play in the house league program.


 
Minor AA Division PDF Print E-mail

minor_AAMinor AA is the second level in the Minor Division. Players are predominantly 10 years old, with some 9 and 11 year olds based on ability. The division plays the same rules as Minor A. All players on the team bat in a continuous batting order. Each player must play a minimum of three innings in a six-inning game, based on the OLL Fair-Play model. Coaches focus on developing individual and team skills to field a competitive team and prepare them for the Major Division. Game scores and standings are recorded.

The First place team receives medals. Upon completion of the regular season, a post-season playoff tournament is held. The top 4 teams from this tournament play games on Championship Day and receive trophies.

For the more talented player, additional opportunities to participate in a competitive environment will be provided via an organized All-star/Select program. To be eligible for the All-star/Select program players must also play in the house league program. The Minor AA All-stars compete in District play downs for the right to participate in the Ontario Little League Provincial Championships.


 
Minor AAA Division PDF Print E-mail

minor_AAAMinor AAA is the higest level in the Minor Division. Players are predominantly 11years old, with some 10 and 12 year olds based on ability. The division plays the same rules as Minor AA. All players on the team bat in a continuous batting order. Each player must play a minimum of three innings in a six-inning game, based on the OLL Fair-Play model. Coaches focus on developing individual and team skills to field a competitive team and prepare them for the Major Division. Game scores and standings are recorded.

The First place team receives medals. Upon completion of the regular season, a post-season playoff tournament is held. The top 4 teams from this tournament play games on Championship Day and receive trophies.

For the more talented player, additional opportunities to participate in a competitive environment will be provided via an organized All-star/Select program. To be eligible for the All-star/Select program players must also play in the house league program.


 
Major Division PDF Print E-mail

Major DivisionMajor is a division for players ages primarily age 12 with some players age 11 based on ability. Each player must play a minimum of three innings in a six-inning game, based on the OLL Fair-Play Model. All players on the team bat in a continuous batting order. Coaches focus on developing individual and overall team skills.

Game scores and standings are recorded. The First place team receives medals. Upon completion of the regular season, a post-season playoff tournament is held. The top 4 teams from this tournament play games on Championship Day and receive trophies.

For the more talented player, additional opportunities to participate in a competitive environment will be provided via an organized All-star/Select program. To be eligible for the All-star/Select program players must also play in the house league program. The Major All-stars compete in play downs for the right to represent Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.


 
Junior Division PDF Print E-mail

Junior DivisionThe Junior Division is a division for players age 13 and 14. Players are introduced to a variety of new rules and skill requirements. Bases are lengthened to 80 feet, and the pitching mound is at 54 feet. Players are allowed to adjust at their own pace and in a protected environment but managers and coaches should set high standards of achievement. It is here that some very successful Little League players may have difficulties with the positions that they previously believed that they had mastered. The coaching objective is to help with this transition while insuring that the confidence that the player possessed in Little League is preserved. Player abilities are now easier to analyze, and those players that previously were thought to be among the best, may now be replaced by other players whose development was slower than the others.

Each player must play a minimum of four innings in a seven-inning game, based on the OLL Fair-Play Model. All players on the team bat in a continuous batting order.

All games are played at fields in Oakville with some games being played under the lights.  Game scores and standings are recorded. The First place team receives medals. Upon completion of the regular season, a post-season playoff tournament is held. The top 4 teams from this tournament play games on Championship Day and receive trophies.

For the more talented player, additional opportunities to participate in a competitive environment will be provided via an organized All-star/Select program. To be eligible for the All-star/Select program players must also play in the house league program. The Junior All-stars compete in play downs for the right to represent Canada at the Junior League World Series. 


 
Senior Division PDF Print E-mail

seniorThe Senior Division is a division for youth ages 15 to 18 years old.

The typical player that continues to participate will have mastered most of the skills and mental requirements that have been introduced and reinforced over the past 8 or 9 years. Players continue to play various positions based on the Fair Play model. All players on the team bat in a continuous batting order. It must be realized however that many of the players will have limitations of ability. It is ever important to remember that this is a recreational baseball program and it is important to develop the personal and baseball skills of players of all abilities.

All games are played at fields in Oakville, with some of the games played under the lights.  Game scores and standings are recorded. The First place team receives medals. Upon completion of the regular season, a post-season playoff tournament is held. The top 4 teams from this tournament play games on Championship Day and receive trophies.

For the more talented player, additional opportunities to participate in a competitive environment will be provided via an organized All-star/Select program. To be eligible for the All-star/Select program players must also play in the house league program. The Senior All-stars compete in play downs for the right to represent Canada at the Senior League World Series.