Summer Baseball

Summer Competitive Baseball

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 who reside or go to school in our catchment area – a map is on the Where We Play page.

In general, your child must participate in their designated age division as Little League International rules are very strict for the summer competitive season for most divisions. 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 baseball 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 baseball team but not enough for two.

In the summer divisions, Glebe plays in the Ottawa Summer Interlock baseball 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 or maybe 3 summer baseball teams, however if there is enough interest we will attempt to field enough teams to meet the interest. There are no set nights for summer ball however baseball games are held during the week with occasional weekend games when necessary due to field availability.

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.

2019 Fees

Rookie: $120

Minors/Majors: $180

Junior/Senior: $180

Fees cover summer play in the interlock schedule. Baseball players at the Minor level and above will be expected to pay additional team fees 0 for the apparel package. For All-Stars, there may also be additional fees for one extra tournament.

Note: GLL will ensure that any player that wishes to play, regardless of personal or family financial circumstances, be able to play. See information under “Fee Subsidies” on the Registration Page for details.

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Apparel Program

As mentioned above, there is  an additional cost for summer apparel that varies widely by Division. Details will be provided buy your Division Convener once we know how many teams will be fielded at each division level.

Tournament Teams

Glebe will field Tournament baseball teams at Senior, Junior, Major, and Minor levels.  The Tournament Teams represent our league in the World Wide Little League Baseball Tournament which starts with the District 6 playdowns and continues on to Provincial, Canadian and World Series Championships for the successful teams. Players on this team need to be available and committed to many baseball practices in preparation for district competition and are expected to be available for all district, provincial and national baseball games. Parents/players will be asked to sign a commitment letter to ensure a full understanding of the required commitment.

In order to be eligible for selection to a Tournament baseball team, players must have played in 60% or more of the regular season scheduled baseball games in that same division of play (not including playoffs). They must also meet residency requirements.

Tournament teams will also participate in the Summer Interlock Baseball League with other teams from their Divisions in the Ottawa Area. The summer baseball league has 2 games per week, one home and one away plus tournaments on some weekends.

Summer Program Summary

The GLL Summer Little League program is our competitive city-wide program for Rookie, Minor, Major, Junior and Senior divisions. The Summer Interlock season starts July 1 and finishes by mid-August with the Interlock Playoffs to follow. Detailed information is provided below.

Only players who were registered with GLL in the spring and who played in at least 50% of the spring games are eligible to play in the summer. Exceptions can be made with approval from the D6 Administrator. Please contact the GLL Registrar if you are looking for an exemption from this rule.

Registration details:

  • TBALL- should we decide to run a T-BALL session in the summer, it will have an open (on-line) registration.
  • ROOKIE to SENIOR – players will register based upon an expression of interest – Registration is open now.

Further Information

The Division Conveners at each age level within the GLL have already reached out to potential coaches, parents and players within their respective Divisions to solicit interest in Summer Ball 2019.  If you have expressed interest, you should expect further information within the next week or so.

If you need further information on any GLL Summer Ball program offered in any GLL Division, please contact the President of Glebe Little League, Allan Martel at allanmartel@allanmartelconsulting.com.

T-Ball Division:

If there is sufficient interest, we will run a T-Ball session during the summer.  A survey of parents will take place soon to determine the level of interest. More details will be provided prior to the end of the spring session. The Summer T-Ball fee will likely be the same as the Spring season fee.

Rookie Division:

  • David Pierce, Rookies Division Convener, sent an Email to all registered Rookies Division parents on June 6, 2019 soliciting their interest in participating in GLL Rookies Summer Ball in 2019.
  • As I understand the current situation, there has been a modest expression of interest mostly from lower-skills level players.
  • If there are about 15 players interested in Summer Ball, then GLL will enter a National level team into the interlock schedule for 2019.
  • All players must have played at least 50% of the Spring Ball games in 2019 to be considered for a summer team.
  • These players represent GLL in the Summer Interlock Program where they play competitive teams from other leagues within Ottawa’s Districts 2 and 6.
  • Parents should be aware that Summer Ball games will take place at various diamonds in and around Ottawa not just at Brantwood.
  • All games are coach pitch and are played Mondays through Thursdays and possibly Sundays. The schedule is 2 games plus intermittent practices/ week throughout the season.

Minor Division

  • Most summer teams are selected via a mix of the Convener’s assessment of Spring Ball performance, Spring Sort Outs and Summer try outs.
  • A player must have played at least 50% of Spring Ball games to be considered for a summer team.
  • For 2019, at the Minor level, there will be one Tournament (“All-Star“) team and one “National” team.
  • Players on the Tournament (“All-Star“), and “National” Interlock teams represent GLL in the Summer Interlock Program where they play competitive teams from other leagues within Ottawa’s Districts 2 and 6. The schedule is 2 games plus 1 practice/ week throughout the summer.
  • The Tournament team represents GLL in District playoffs and, possibly, at regional provincial national, and international tournaments.

​As is typical for competitive teams, additional expenses will be incurred to cover tournament costs and possibly other team activities that are over and above summer registration fees.  The Minors Convener and the Head coaches will be able to advise parents of the additional fees associated with participating on Tournament teams.

Major Division:

  • Most summer teams are selected via a mix of the Convener’s assessment of Spring Ball performance, Spring Sort Outs and Summer try outs.
  • A player must have played at least 50% of Spring Ball games to be considered for a summer team.
  • For 2019, at the Major level, there will be two teams in summer play:, Tournament (“All-Star“), and one “National” tier team.
  • Players on the Tournament (“All-Star“), and National tier Interlock teams represent GLL in the Summer Interlock Program where they play competitive teams from other leagues within Ottawa’s Districts 2 and 6. The schedule is 2 games plus 1 practice/ week throughout the summer.
  • The Tournament team represents GLL in District playoffs and, possibly, at regional provincial national, and international tournaments.

​As is typical for competitive teams, additional expenses will be incurred to cover tournament costs and possibly other team activities that are over and above summer registration fees.  The Majors Convener and the Head coaches will be able to advise parents of the additional fees associated with participating on Tournament teams.

Junior Division:

  • Most summer teams are selected via a mix of the Convener’s assessment of Spring Ball performance, Spring Sort Outs and Summer try outs.
  • A player must have played at least 50% of Spring Ball games to be considered for a summer team.
  • For 2019, at the Junior level, there are 2 teams in summer play:, a Tournament (“Canadian“) team and a “National” tier team.
  • Players on the Tournament (“All-Star“), and National tier Interlock teams represent GLL in the Summer Interlock Program where they play competitive teams from other leagues within Ottawa’s Districts 2 and 6. The schedule is 2 games plus 1 practice/ week throughout the summer.
  • The Tournament team represents GLL in District playoffs and, possibly, at regional provincial national, and international tournaments.

As is typical for competitive teams, additional expenses will be incurred to cover tournament costs and possibly other team activities that are over and above summer registration fees.  Head coaches will be able to advise parents of the additional fees associated with participating on Tournament/Travel teams.

Senior Division:

  • Most summer teams are selected via a mix of the Convener’s assessment of Spring Ball performance, Spring Sort Outs and Summer try outs.
  • A player must have played at least 50% of Spring Ball games to be considered for a summer team.
  • For 2019, at the Senior level, there are 2 types of teams in summer play: a Tournament (“Canadian” ) tier team.
  • Players on the Tournament Canadian team represent GLL in the Summer Interlock Program where they play competitive teams from other leagues within Ottawa’s Districts 2 and 6. The schedule is 2 games plus 1 practice/ week throughout the summer.
  • The Tournament team represents GLL in District playoffs and, possibly, at regional provincial national, and international tournaments.

As is typical for competitive teams, additional expenses will be incurred to cover tournament costs and possibly other team activities that are over and above summer registration fees.  Head coaches will be able to advise parents of the additional fees associated with participating on Tournament/Travel teams.

Holidays

It is understood that summer time brings family holiday time, and we realize players are likely to be away for some games, perhaps even a couple of weeks at a time.  This should not stop you from registering your child.  You will be asked to indicate known/expected vacation times during the process to help us plan team rosters with vacations in mind.  We try to have an adequate number of players per team so that holiday absences are not problematic.

All Star level players must be available for tournament playdowns (districts, Provincials, etc.)  dates and we expect players on these teams to plan their holidays around these times.  Unavoidable absences must be disclosed and discussed with the team manager and league representatives.

Equipment/gear required:

  •  Baseball glove is required
  •  Running shoes are acceptable; but many kids prefer baseball cleats
  •  Athletic support (“cup”) for all players
  • GLL provides a few bats to each team. If players have their own, they are encouraged to bring them
  •  GLL provides a few batting helmets to each team. Again, if players have their own, they are encouraged to bring them.
  • GLL provides catching equipment for each team