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Pre-season timing

ITEM DATE
Registration ends (EXTENDED) June 1
Coaches meeting and orientation TBD
Coaches issued rosters TBD
Schedules Released online TBD
Deadline for Coaches to connect with team TBD
Regular Season start (uniforms handed out) TBD

How will COVID-19 affect the 2021 season?

Please note that Baseball Oshawa continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and--as with our 2020 season--is committed to providing a safe environment for kids to play that adheres to provincial requirements.

As we move closer to the season, our regular May start will now shift to a possible June/July start. When the schedule is confirmed, we will communicate to all registered players and their parents/guardians, as well as provide updates here on our website.

When does the season start? 
The Season typically starts the week following the Victoria Day long weekend. No events are held on the holiday Monday. UPDATE: a revised schedule will be provided shortly after we learn more about the Province's post-lockdown measures.

When does the season end? 
House League typically ends on different dates in mid-August (COVID-19 dependent). Playoff schedules will be confirmed and posted along with the league schedules on our website during the regular season.

Can my child play “up” a division?
Players may play in a division no more than one year older than their year of birth. For example, a Mosquito-age player born in 2008 who wishes to play in Peewee may do so, while a Mosquito player born in 2009 may not. Note that players born in 2010 wishing to play in Mosquito are permitted to do so, however are not able to pitch during games or practices. All requests must be submitted by email, prior to April 15th, to the House League Director. Note that for 2021, consolidation of divisions is a strong possibility and will mean that some age groups will play together.

Can my child play "down" a division to play with their sibling/friend?
We do not allow children to play down a division. Rare exceptions to this rule will be at the discretion of the House League Director.

What if my child has never played organized baseball before?
No problem! Experience is not necessary. House League is all about playing the game as a team, with the comfort of developing skills at an individual pace. All teams, no matter the age, typically have players who are new to the game. 

How many games & practices will the teams play?
Teams will play 17-20 regular season events, dependent on the number of teams in the division. This will consist of 12-15 games and 2-5 practices. Teams typically play at least 2 playoff games. Please note that these figures are subject to COVID-19 considerations.

When will I hear what team I am on?
You will hear what team your child has been placed in early to mid-May. UPDATE: please stay tuned as we wait to revise our schedule. This page will be updated and all registered players will receive an email once a revised plan is in place.

2021 Nights of Play

Division Birth Year Level Rate Nights of Play Start Time
5U — Tee Ball 2016-2017 Tee Ball $165 Tuesday 6:30pm
7U — Tyke 2014-2015 Pitching Machine $185 Monday & Wednesday 6:30pm
9U — Rookie 2012-2013 Pitching Machine $220 Tuesday & Thursday 6:15pm
12U — Mosquito 2009-2011 Live Pitching $255 Monday & Wednesday 6:15pm
16U — Bantam 2005-2008 Live Pitching $255 Tuesday & Thursday 6:15pm

When are team photos taken?
Team photos are scheduled later in the season. Parents/guardians will be notified. 

I have an issue with my child's coach. What should I do?
Please discuss with the coach first, in a non-argumentative manner. If you are not satisfied with the outcome, please reach out directly to the Division's Convenor. The Convenor will discuss with the coach and yourself, and possibly the House League Director, as necessary. We will ensure any actions will be communicated to you.

At what parks will my child play?
A great number of diamonds are used for Baseball Oshawa House League games during the summer in the City of Oshawa. Play for each team will not be dedicated to one particular diamond; this is standard for minor baseball. Parks used in the city include: Knights of Columbus (3 diamonds, primarily Minor Tee Ball, Tee Ball, Minor Rookie Ball and Rookie Ball), Iroquois Shoreline Park (Grandview north), Glen Stewart Park, Alexandra Park #1, Sherwood Park (Wilson north of Taunton, and other parks, as required.  Mosquito, Peewee, Bantam and Midget divisions will play at a variety of parks including Lakeview #3, Lakeview #2, McLaughlin Field and Ritson Field. UPDATE: assigned diamonds are subject to change. 

My child is doing really well. Are there opportunities for them to play more competitive baseball?
Each September we have open tryouts for all Rep and Select teams.  Times and locations are posted on our website in late August.

How many coaches are there per team?
Each team has, at minimum, one head coach. Coaches are encouraged to reach out to team parents at the beginning of the season to recruit 1-2 assistant coaches.   

What is Select?
Baseball Oshawa offers a level of baseball called Select for House League Players at the Mosquito, Peewee and Bantam levels for players interested in playing a little more baseball at higher level as well continuing to play in our House League. The Select team will also inter in a couple tournaments and there is a SOBA Select Championship teams can qualify for.

You must play in our House League full-time in order to be eligible to tryout and make one of our Select teams.

There is a team fee of $215 for Select. Open tryouts have a cost of $20, which covers all tryouts.

Mailing Address
Attn: Bryan Howcroft, Treasurer Baseball Oshawa
1274 Tallpine Ave
Oshawa ON L1K 0G3