Frequently Asked Questions

Some frequently asked questions are below with answers as well as some links to help you find more information on this website:

Does a participant need to have played baseball before?

Glebe Little League does not require any previous experience at any level. All of our programs are designed to accommodate players of all levels, including beginners.

What kinds of programs does Glebe Little League offer?

Depending on the level, we offer one or more of the following baseball programs: a spring “house league” type program, a summer competitive program, a fall ball program, and winter skills. Please see the Our Programs section and our Age Groups & Divisions page for more information.

Which Ottawa neighbourhoods does the Glebe Little League cover?

We are proud to serve the communities of the Glebe, Little Italy, Centretown, Lowertown, Sandy Hill, Ottawa East, Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East, New Edinburgh, Lindenlea, Rockliffe, Manor Park, Vanier, and Gloucester. Please check the maps on the Where We Play page if you are not sure if your player can play in the GLL. Players must live or go to school in our catchment to be eligible.

What equipment/gear is needed?

  •  – A baseball glove is required.
  •  – Running shoes are fine; some kids wear baseball cleats but they are definitely not required.
  •  – Athletic support (“cup”) is only required for players interested in playing catcher
  •  – GLL provides bats to each team. But if players have their own, they are encouraged to bring them.
  •  – GLL provides a batting helmets to each team. Again, if players have their own, they are encouraged to bring them.
  •  – GLL provides catching equipment for each team.
  •  – For spring, a team t-shirt, baseball pants and baseball cap are included in your fees
  •  – For summer, some apparel will be provided (details TBD) and team jersey will be loaned (which must be returned at the end of the season).

What type of glove should I get for my child?

This very good article, Everything You Need To Know About Buying a Baseball Glove, provides Little Leaguers and their parents with information on what to look for when buying a baseball glove. As with baseball bats, new glove technology has delivered baseball gloves that not only enhance performance but also are tailored to an individual player’s strengths and their parents budget.

What type of bat should I get for my child?

Bat specifications are dictated by Little League International and may change from time to time. They are specific to each Division. Prior to purchasing bats for your player, please refer to the following link to get the bat specifications for your division to ensure it is in compliance with Little League International rules: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

For more information on approved bats for Little League play, please click here

Where are the fields located?

See the “Where We Play” page.

Where can I park at fields?

See the “Where We Play” page.

Can my child be on a team with his friends or siblings?

Please let the division convener or comms@glebelittleleague.ca know if you want certain players together and they will do their best to accommodate you. But keep in mind that safety and fairness will always be considered first and foremost when forming teams. For friends participating in the Spring Program, we will make every effort to put friends on the same team because we understand that it makes it easier for families to carpool. But because we have to ensure we have balanced teams, it may not always be possible. For siblings participating in the Spring Program, if there are in the same division, we can ensure they are on the same team (or not on the same team, if you prefer! lol). In the Summer Competitive leagues, teams are created primarily based on experience and ability. For the safety of the players and to abide by Little League International rules, it is often difficult to arrange for friends or siblings to be together – but we will always do our best.

Can my child play in a different division than he is supposed to (from his age group)?

Occasionally, players may play up a level if they have sufficient skill and experience, or players may play down a level if they are brand new to baseball or haven’t quite hit their growth spurt yet. But this is allowed only at the discretion of the conveners and coaches, once they have evaluated the player’s strength, size and ability. Again, safety is the number one priority and always takes precedence.

What is included in registration fees?

In addition to the playing time outlined for the program:

  •  – For spring, a team t-shirt, baseball pants and baseball cap are included in your fees
  •  – For summer, some apparel will be provided (details TBD when registration begins) and team jersey will be loaned
  •  – For fall, a baseball cap will be provided (if needed), and a team jersey will be loaned
  •  – For winter skills, no gear is provided

Additional information regarding fees is on our Registration page.

Are there subsidized fee options?

Yes, GLL will ensure that any player that wishes to play, regardless of personal or family financial circumstances, be able to play. Please contact our Vice President, Allan Martel, vice-pres@glebelittleleague.ca for more information about our GLL Reach Out program.

Who should I contact if I’d like to help coach?

Our Coaching Coordinator is Hugo Prud’homme; please contact him by email if you would like to volunteer to coach – hugoprudhomme@gmail.com – and also visit our Coaches’ Corner page for more information.

Are there other volunteering opportunities with Glebe Little League?

There certainly are! Please contact our Vice President, Allan Martel, vice-pres@glebelittleleague.ca to find out the many ways in which you could help.