Glebe Little League Coach’s Corner

Resources for Coaches

Understanding the Rules

Target Skill Drills

Forms and Checklists

Being a Baseball Coach for GLL

Win or lose, we believe that good baseball coaching is one of the key ingredients for a good baseball experience for our players.

Glebe Little League is trying to find and develop the best baseball coaches. If you have a positive attitude, good communication skills, and you are willing to learn and improve, we want to hear from you.

We need many baseball coaches for our spring season. If you have never coached baseball before, we will let you know about baseball coaching seminars that you can attend prior to the start of the spring baseball season. Glebe Little League will also organize some baseball coaching events prior to and during the baseball season to allow our baseball coaches to meet and exchange ideas about their baseball coaching experience. We will also schedule joint practices where new coaches bring their team to practices organised and run by experienced coaches – part of our train the trainer program.  If you are a new baseball coach with Glebe Little League, we will do our best to provide you with support and advice.

For a primer or refresher on the Rules of Play, please see the set of Little League University videos on the Umpire Resources section of the GLL Umpiring Page on this Web Site.

Please review our Codes of Conduct for coaches, parents and players.  This is mandatory since the template for Concussions Protocols is listed on that page.  Coaches are also to review in detail the Concussions section (Rowan’s Law) on the Parents Portal Page. Coaches are to review these policies with players and parents at your first practice of the season. 

You can apply to be a head baseball coach or assistant baseball coach by this Coaching Application link.

Vulnerable Sector Check

Baseball coaches are required to obtain and provide a Vulnerable Sector check. If you already have one (perhaps obtained through your role with another organization), please scan and forward a copy to safety@glebelittleleague.ca as of March 1.

If you do not already have a Vulnerable Sector Check, this is the process:

  1. Go to the Ottawa Police Services website at  www.ottawapolice.ca
  2. Read the Process and what information is included in a Vulnerable Sector Check
  3. Download this Glebe Little League letter. The vulnerable sector check is less costly with this letter.
  4. Either Apply online through the Apply Now button or follow the procedures to submit the application in person.
  5. Scan the Application in process receipt proving you have started the process and send to safety@glebelittleleague.ca and submit the receipt for costs to the GLL Treasurer.
  6. When your approved form is mailed back to you (about eight weeks), please scan and email it to our Safety Officer at safety@glebelittleleague.ca.

If you have submitted a police check or Vulnerable Sector Check to Glebe Little League within the past three (3) years, you do not have to submit a new one so long as you have continuously volunteered. We will honour the balance of a police check from another organization, to the maximum of three (3) years, if you volunteered continuously there. If you are returning to volunteering after a break of any duration, or your records check is out of date, you will need to obtain a new Vulnerable Sector check and submit it.

Tournament Play – District / Provincial/ National

2020 Dates

Final schedules for districts will be posted on the D6 website approximately 3 weeks before the start of competition.  The below chart provides the planned locations and expected dates prior to that time.  Please note that start and end dates can easily vary by a day or two depending on the number of leagues that enter teams and due to rain during the competition.  Teams can expect to play games on any days during the date range.

D6 Districts — ESTIMATED START DATES – COULD VARY IF NOT ALL LEAGUES ENTER A TEAM
End dates could be extended due to rain delays. 

Date sensitive players should talk to VP Operations, Division Convener, or Head Coach.

2020 D6 District Competitions ANTICIPATED start/finish dates as of Feb 18/2020 Estimated
Start Date
Estimated
Finish Date
Senior League: Hosted by  TBC – likely Orleans at Heritage week of Jun 22 week of Jun 29
Junior League: Hosted by TBC – likely SOLL at Milks approx. Jul 4 approx. Jul 11
Intermediate League – Hosted by TBC approx. Jul 4 approx. Jul 11
Little League (Majors): Hosted by  TBC – Likely GLL approx. Jul 10 approx. Jul 17
Minor League: Hosted by TBC approx. Jul 11 approx. Jul 18

** Add 3 days to end dates in case of rain delays

 

Provincials   2020   Minor Major Intermediate Junior Senior  
Expected Dates Sat 1 Aug –  Fri 7 Aug
Travel: Fri 31 Jul
Sat 25 Jul-Fri 31 Jul
Travel: Fri 24 Jul
 Sun 12 July- Sat 18 July
travel:  Sat 11 July
Tues 21 Jul-Mon 27 Jul
travel: Mon Jul 20
  Mon 6 Jul – Sun 12 July
travel: Sun 5 Jul
 
2020 Host D4 –  Timmins area East Nepean  TBA D8 – Pembroke area East Nepean  

 

Canadians   2020  Minor Major Intermediate Junior Senior  
2020Travel Dates n/a Tues 30 July Wed 22 July Sat 27 July Fri 12 July  
Host n/a Victoria TBC Lethbridge Sydney Mines, NS  

Tournament Play
“Tournament Play” is a term used by Little League to describe the District, Provincial, National and International series of games which start in July.  Some leagues refer to their teams that compete in these Playdowns as the “A team”, “All-Star team” or their “tournament team”. The Ontario LL site gives a good explanation about how tournament play works. www.llontario.ca

GLL traditionally enters teams in Minor, Major, Junior and Senior Playdowns.  Tryouts for the tournament team take place in early June.  Please put the dates in your calendar – anyone wanting a spot on a team must be assessed and is expected to attend.

District competition against our fellow D6 teams begins in early to mid-July.  Provincials happen in mid-July followed by Nationals in August. Seniors start and finish earlier — districts begin during the last week of June with provincials in early July and Nationals mid-July.

Exact tournament start dates are only known after leagues commit to sending teams, the deadline for which is the end of May.  Tournament formats (ie: round-robin/double elimination) also depend on the number of teams.  Players trying out for the tournament team who are date sensitive should discuss with the coaching staff or league convenor.

The successful team then moves on to compete at the provincial level which involves traveling to the Ontario host city.   While the district contributes toward the cost of player and coach transportation to cities that are at a distance from Ottawa (Toronto, Windsor, Thunder Bay area), parents should be aware that much of the cost of attending provincial and national competition falls to them, primarily for accommodation and food.

Major, Intermediate, Junior and Senior teams will continue on to the Canadians (National level) should they win Provincials.  The path for the Major Division ultimately leads to the Little League World Series in Williamsport in August. Junior and Senior divisions ultimately lead to a World Series competition in the USA.  Minor teams do not have play beyond provincials.