Our Programs

Glebe Little League is a not for profit organization run completely by volunteers. We offer baseball programs for girls and boys from age 4 to 18. 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 our boundary map on the Where We Play page.

The Little League program assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. If it isn’t fun, it isn’t Little League.

Our league is committed to the development of skills, attitude and sportsmanship in players and coaches. The goal is to create a love for the game in everyone involved. Glebe Little League is dedicated to promoting the game by helping players succeed in learning and playing the game. Coaches will be respected and supported as they develop their skills as coaches and leaders.

In order to participate in one of our programs, players must either reside or attend a school within our boundaries. We welcome players from many areas stretching from the Glebe Annex to Beacon Hill. Please check our boundary information if you’re not sure if you’re in our catchment.

Spring “House League” Program

The following is an overview of the spring programs – additional information is on the Spring page. The spring program begins in May and for most divisions runs until the end of June. Big League runs until early August. Teams play a 10-12 game schedule and there are playoffs in every division except T-Ball and Rookies. Every player receives a team shirt, pants and ball cap.

The goal of spring ball is to provide a safe, fun, developmental environment for players, coaches and umpires. All players are assigned to a team – there are no “tryouts” – only sort out evaluations which help form fair and balanced teams as much as possible. Players are asked to attend one evaluation session so that their skill level can be assessed. Our programs are tiered into two levels at in the major and junior divisons.

Rules of equal play are mandated and designed to ensure all players have fun and enjoy a positive experience in our league. Players are entitled to equal playing time and will be rotated fairly through all playing positions. Spring ball involves learning the rules, skills and strategy of baseball as well as reinforcing fair play, good sportsmanship and dealing with competition with a positive attitude.

Our coaches are volunteers who put a great deal of time and energy into coaching our teams. We consider it a privilege to be involved with children in a coaching role. Training clinics are provided by the league and many of our coaches have played the game. Parents and players must keep in mind that coaches are learning as well and are not perfect. People interested in undertaking the privileged position coaches enjoy, should indicate this when registering their children and plan to attend the coaching clinic in mid-April. Details will be posted as soon as they become available.

Because our league relies on volunteers, parents are expected to support their child’s experience by volunteering in some capacity.

Summer Competitive Program

The following is an overview of the summer programs – additional information is on the Summer page. The Summer baseball program builds on the Spring program, providing an opportunity to play in July and August. The program is open to all of our Spring players.

Divisions: ROOKIE, MINOR, MAJOR, JUNIOR, SENIOR

In these divisions Glebe plays in the Ottawa Summer Interlock league with teams from other Ottawa area Little Leagues in District 6 (Carleton Russell, Prescott Russell, South Ottawa, Orleans) and District 2 (Ottawa West, East Nepean, Kanata).

Each age division will typically form either 1-2 summer teams, however if there is enough interest we will attempt to field enough teams to meet the interest.

Registration is requested PRIOR to tryout sessions. Players may not register at the tryout sessions. Refunds will be available to players who for whatever reason decide to withdraw from summer play prior to or during the tryout process, and for up to 3 days after notification of tryout results.

If there are more players interested than can be accommodated in Glebe, we will refer players to other leagues that have space available. Every effort will be made to place all players who wish to play summer ball on a team. While we try to include as many players as possible, it can be necessary to release players. Usually this will be due to numbers, for example 17 registrants which is too many for one team but not enough for two.

Fall Ball

The following is an overview of the fall program – additional information is on the Fall page. The Fall Ball program begins in mid August and for most divisions runs until mid-October. Teams play a 10-12 game schedule and there are playoffs in every division except T-Ball and Rookies. Every player receives a team shirt and ball cap.

The goal of fall ball is to provide a safe, fun, developmental environment for players, coaches and umpires. All players are assigned to a team – there are no “tryouts” – only sort out evaluations which help form fair and balanced teams as much as possible. Players are asked to attend one evaluation session so that their skill level can be assessed. Our programs are tiered into two levels at in the major and junior divisons.

Rules of equal play are mandated and designed to ensure all players have fun and enjoy a positive experience in our league. Players are entitled to equal playing time and will be rotated fairly through all playing positions. Fall ball involves learning the rules, skills and strategy of baseball as well as reinforcing fair play, good sportsmanship and dealing with competition with a positive attitude.

Our coaches are volunteers who put a great deal of time and energy into coaching our teams. We consider it a privilege to be involved with children in a coaching role. Training clinics are provided by the league and many of our coaches have played the game. Parents and players must keep in mind that coaches are learning as well and are not perfect. People interested in undertaking the privileged position coaches enjoy, should indicate this when registering their children and plan to attend the coaching clinic in mid-April. Details will be posted as soon as they become available.

Because our league relies on volunteers, parents are expected to support their child’s experience by volunteering in some capacity.

Winter Skills

The following is just a very brief summary of the winter program – additional information is on the Winter page. Winter Ball is a fun way for players to learn and maintain skills during the winter months. It consists of a weekly skills session at an indoor facility in Vanier. The skill-level and age groups depend entirely on demand, from year to year. Details are announced in early to mid-December.