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, 2018Mid May to mid JulySat a.m.Cornwall
T-Ball MinorSept 1, 2016 to Dec 31, 2017May to early JulySat a.m./ p.m.Cornwall
T-Ball MajorSept 1, 2014 to Aug 31, 2016May to Labour DaySat p.m./ Sun a.m.Cornwall
MinorSept 1, 2011 to Aug 31, 2014May to Labour DayMon/ Wed/ FriCornwall + TBD
MajorSept 1, 2009 to Aug 31, 2011May to Labour DayTues/ ThurCornwall + TBD
JuniorSept 1, 2007 to Aug 31, 2009May to Labour DayMon/ WedRiver Oaks South & Glen Abbey
SeniorSept 1, 2004 to Aug 31, 2007May 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, 2018)

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 Mid July)
  • Sessions will be 75 minutes
  • Always on Saturday morning (Time TBD)
  • Cornwall Park

T-Ball Minor (born Sept 1, 2016 to Dec 31, 2017)

  • 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

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. 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