Can my child be placed on a team with one of their friends?
Oakville Little League allows friends to request to be placed on the same team together, but there is no guarantee that it will be approved. Players are distributed among teams based on a skill ratings to ensure competitive and balanced teams. For returning players, their rating is based on ratings supplied by their coach at the end of the previous season. For new players, the League normally holds a couple of Player Evaluation days before team rosters are finalized. This balancing process helps to promote even and competitive leagues.
If my child is unhappy with the team they are placed on, can they switch teams?
Only in extreme cases does the League allow children to switch teams after the teams have been formed. Such requests must be made in writing to Oakville Little League’s VP of Baseball Operations. Approval requires extenuating circumstances, so any request is highly unlikely to be approved, and in most cases, we will ask the player remains with their team. Team balance is established early on, and changes of this type are difficult, if not impossible to implement without upsetting the balance that has been established.
If my child decides to quit, is it possible to get a refund?
Please see our Registration Page for more details.
Can I keep my child down in a lower division or bring him/her up a division a year early?
Oakville Little League strongly supports age appropriate competition and development. Oakville Little League does not allow players to move up a division or to play down a division to develop additional skills without approval from the VP of Baseball Operations. The only time an adjustment may be made is when there is a safety risk to a player playing in their age appropriate division. At that time, a parent request needs to be made to the VP of Baseball Operations. A decision will be made whether to allow the player to play down.
Are there any rules around minimum playing time?
In all divisions, coaches are encouraged to utilize OLL Fair Play Model to try to ensure that all players play an equal number of innings and bat an equal number of times. There are minimums for innings played in all divisions. Refer to the OLL Fair Play Philosophy posted on the Oakville Little League web site.
Who do I contact if I have a problem that needs to be resolved by the League?
If at any time you have a issue you feel needs to be addressed or just want information, you can e-mail the league’s VP of Baseball Operations. However, please first discuss any concerns with your child’s Team Manager, then with the Division’s Convenor. The VP of Baseball Operations and Convenors can be contacted via our Contact Us page. You are also welcome to attend a Board meeting and express your concerns directly to the Board with prior approval from the President.