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:

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?

Siblings participating in the Spring Program who are in the same age division, will be placed on the same team if requested (or not on the same team, if you prefer!).  Please inform when you register the siblings.

With respect to friends participating in the Spring Program, we understand that it makes it easier for families to carpool, so a request can be made for friends to be together. A link to a “friend request” signup sheet will be posted when registration opens.  Please note, however, that because we have to ensure we have balanced teams (in terms of skills and numbers), and because several divisions also have tiers for players with different levels of experience, it is often not possible to accommodate requests. Safetyfairness and the balancing of teams have to be considered first.

In the Summer Competitive leagues, teams are created based on experience and ability, and for the safety of the players and to abide by Little League International rules, it is very difficult to arrange for friends or siblings to be together. A request can be made to the division convener at the time of registration.

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

In a very few, exceptional situations, 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. But this is allowed only rarely, and only at the discretion of the conveners and coaches, once they have evaluated the player’s strength, size and ability and assessed how it affects the overall balancing of teams. Again, safety is our number one priority and always takes precedence over other factors.

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, for more information about our GLL Reach Out program.

What if I’d like to help coach?

Visit our Coaches’ Corner page for more information.  Please note that all our coaches are required to have a Police Record Check (PRC). Visit our Coaches’ Corner page and scroll down to “Criminal Record Check” for instructions on the PRC process.

Are there other volunteering opportunities with Glebe Little League?

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