This page contains information about Oakville Little League’s House League program and Challenger Baseball program.

House League

*Little League Age refers to the player’s age on August 31.

House League game schedules

DivisionLittle League Age*Season LengthGame Days**Fields**
Learn to Play4Mid May to late JuneSat a.m.Cornwall
Minor T-Ball5 & 6May to mid JulySat a.m./ p.m.Cornwall
Major T-Ball7May to late AugustTues/Thurs/SatTBD
Rookie Ball8May to late AugustMon/WedTBD
Minor9 & 10May to late AugustMon/ WedCornwall + TBD
Major11 & 12May to late AugustTues/ ThurCornwall + TBD
Junior13 & 14May to late AugustMon/ WedRiver Oaks South & Glen Abbey
Senior15 – 17May to late AugustTuesGlen Abbey
**Game days and fields are subject to # of teams and allocation of team permits.

Learn to Play division (Little League age 4)

Program Objectives

A fun and exciting introduction to t-ball for 4-year-old boys and girls!

  • Learn to Play is an excellent introduction to T-Ball and baseball for young boys and girls, known for the base that makes a distinctive “HONK!” when kids jump on it. The sessions are fast-paced and full of action, perfect for the shorter attention span of youngsters.
  • Learn to Play is very safe because players use soft balls. It teaches fundamentals such as hitting, throwing, base running and fielding focused on a play-based approach that uses creative coaching techniques to captivate imaginations and reduce performance anxiety.
  • Bean bags, tennis balls, moving targets, hunky bases, hula hoops are just a few props used in this fun and dynamic program.

Program Details

  • Small teams to enable the right level of attention to each player (6-8 players per team)
  • 8 weeks program (mid-May to late June)
  • Sessions will be 90 minutes
  • Always on Saturday morning (Time TBD)
  • Cornwall Park

Minor T-Ball (Little League age 5 & 6)

  • This program lasts 10 weeks – from early May to mid-July.
  • Combined practice and game on the weekend.
  • All players receive a uniform (the cost is included in the registration fee).
  • Every player hits every inning.
  • 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.
  • The season concludes with Participation trophies given to all players in mid July.

Major T-Ball (Little League age 7)

  • This program lasts 16 weeks – from early May to late August.
  • One practice mid-week and one game on the weekend, both at a park to be determined.
  • All players receive a uniform (the cost is included in the registration fee).
  • Every player hits every inning.
  • Participation trophies are given to all players at the end of the season.

Rookie Ball (Little League age 8)

  • One game and one practice per week.
  • All players receive a uniform (the cost is included in the registration fee).
  • 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.

Minor (Little League age 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 on Sundays from 1PM to 4PM at Cornwall Park located at 425 Cornwall Road.
  • Season starts in mid May and ends with Championship Day in mid August.
  • 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

2022 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. 

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. The Challenger program runs on Sundays from 1PM to 4PM at Cornwall Park located at 425 Cornwall Road. 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 challenger@oakvillelittleleague.com.