This page contains information about Oakville Little League’s House League program and Challenger Baseball program. Information about the Oakville Whitecaps All-Star program can be found here.

House League

House League game schedules

DivisionPlayer Date of BirthSeason LengthGame Days*Fields*
Learn to PlayJan 1 to July 31, 2017May to early JulySat a.m.Cornwall
T-Ball MinorSept 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2016May to early JulySat a.m./ p.m.Cornwall
T-Ball MajorSept 1, 2013 to Aug 31, 2015May to Labour DaySat p.m./ Sun a.m.Cornwall
MinorSept 1, 2010 to Aug 31, 2013May to Labour DayMon/ Wed/ FriCornwall + TBD
MajorSept 1, 2008 to Aug 31, 2010May to Labour DayTues/ ThurCornwall + TBD
JuniorSept 1, 2006 to Aug 31, 2008May to Labour DayMon/ WedRiver Oaks South & Glen Abbey
SeniorSept 1, 2003 to Aug 31, 2006May to Labour DayTuesGlen Abbey
*Game days and fields are subject to # of teams and allocation of team permits.

Learn to Play division (born Jan 1 to July 31, 2017)

  • The introductory division to our T-Ball Program.
  • Children are taught baseball fundamentals using a structured, skill-based approach.
  • No complex rules, no umpire required, and you don’t even need a baseball glove.
  • Skills are taught using a “soft” ball and a molded bat for optimum safety.
  • Sessions last 90 minutes and consist of skills training followed by a fun game giving players a chance to practice what they learned.
  • The season concludes with a Learn to Play Gala and Awards Day on the July long weekend.

T-Ball Minor (born Sept 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2016)

  • Children are taught baseball fundamentals using a structured, skill-based approach.
  • Intended to be a fun, non-competitive skills development program.
  • Game scores and individual team standings are not recorded.
  • All players on the defensive team play in the field at the same time and every player hits every inning.
  • Combined practice and game on the weekend.
  • The season concludes with Participation trophies given to all players on the July long weekend.

T-Ball Major (Little League age 6 & 7)

  • Major T-Ball teams will have a practice mid-week at a park to be assigned and one game on the weekend at the Cornwall diamonds.
  • Participation trophies are given to all players at the end of the season.

Minor (Little League age 8, 9 & 10)

  • Players are assigned to one of two divisions based on pre-season evaluations: Minor National or Minor American.
  • Minor National uses a pitching machine.
    • Players get used to seeing a ball pitched with a fair degree of consistency.
    • Players develop confidence to face balls pitched to them.
    • Consistent pitch delivery helps develop good batting skills.
  • Minor American uses live pitching.
  • All players on the team bat in a continuous batting order.
  • OLL Fair Play Model applies – each player plays a minimum of 3 innings in a 6-inning game.
  • Playoff tournament held at end of regular season. Top 2 teams in the tournament play on Championship Day and receive trophies.

Major (Little League age 11 & 12)

  • Players are assigned to one of two divisions based on pre-season evaluations: Major National or Major American.
  • Major National is for players ages primarily age 11 with some players age 12 based on ability.
  • Major American is for players ages primarily age 12 with some players age 11 based on ability.
  • All players on the team bat in a continuous batting order.
  • OLL Fair Play Model applies – each player plays a minimum of 3 innings in a 6-inning game.
  • Playoff tournament held at end of regular season. Top 2 teams in the tournament play on Championship Day and receive trophies.

Junior (Little League age 13 & 14)

  • Junior players are introduced to a variety of new rules and skill requirements, such as lead offs, base stealing, balks, on deck batters and much more.
  • Players are assigned to one of two divisions based on pre-season evaluations and start of season exhibition games: Junior National or Junior American.
  • Junior National is for players ages primarily age 13 with some players age 14 based on ability.
  • Junior American is for players ages primarily age 14 with some players age 13 based on ability.
  • Bases are lengthened to 80 feet, and the pitching mound is at 54 feet.
  • Coaches help with the transition to the bigger field while ensuring that the confidence that the player possessed in Little League is preserved.
  • All players on the team bat in a continuous batting order.
  • OLL Fair Play Model applies – each player plays a minimum of 4 innings in a 7-inning game.
  • Playoffs begin in August with a minimum of 3 round robin games, with the 2 top teams playing on Champions Day.

Senior (Little League age 15, 16, & 17)

  • Players are assigned to teams based on coach’s and convenor’s evaluation from the previous season. New players to OLL are evaluated in the off season.
  • The Senior Division IS NOT subdivided into National or American league. It plays as one league.
  • The Senior Division is for Little League age 15, 16 and 17.
  • Field dimensions are regulation Major League Baseball size, 90 feet bases and 60 feet, 6 inches pitching mound.
  • Coaches help with the transition to the bigger field while ensuring that the confidence that the player possessed in Junior is preserved.
  • All players on the team bat in a continuous batting order.
  • OLL Fair Play Model applies – players continue to play various positions.
  • Playoffs begin in August with a minimum of 3 round robin games, with the 2 top teams playing on Champions Day.

Challenger Division

Summary

  • Games and events are non-competitive with the focus being on having fun.
  • Games are played at Cornwall Park Sunday afternoons.
  • Season starts on May 23rd and ends with Championship Day on Aug 22nd.
  • Teams are grouped into 4 age groups based on the Little League International Age Grid:
    • T-Ball (up to age 6)
    • Minor (age 7-10)
    • Major (age 10-12)
    • Senior (age 13+).
  • All players are provided uniforms

2021 Challenger division registration

  • The non-refundable registration fee is $20 per player.
  • The online registration system will select the correct Challenger Division age bracket based on the birth date entered.

Register here: Challenger Player Registration.  For returning families, use your 2019 or 2020 registration log in information. 

Challenger division volunteer coaches needed 

Oakville Little League is an organization designed to build good citizens through the game of baseball. The league relies on a devoted legion of adult volunteers to help ensure that the organization remains structured and runs smoothly.

Our league runs a Challenger division which has grown over the past five years from 40 players to over 150 players. We are looking for adult volunteers and coaches to help us provide a great experience for these kids throughout the summer. You will find this a very rewarding experience working with children who want to learn and grow within the sport. No experience is required to become a volunteer and most of the volunteer opportunities require little or no training.

If you are interested in getting involved and making a difference for the young athletes in this division, please send an email to ChallengerSports@jolc.ca