Glebe Little League is a not for profit organization run completely by volunteers. We offer winter skills training, spring house league, Extended Spring League (NEW), summer competitive, and fall ball baseball programs for girls and boys from age 4 to 18. Girls and boys can play together at all levels. 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.
Winter Baseball Academy – Skills Training
Rookie, Minor and Major players who register for Spring Ball get access to the new GLL Winter Baseball Academy training sessions at no extra charge. Our Glebe Baseball Academy is a fun way for players to learn and maintain baseball skills during the winter months. Winter baseball skills training consists of weekly skills sessions
on Saturdays at Samuel Genest High School on Carson’s Road, beginning on January 11th through late April 2020.
Spring “House League” Baseball Program
The following is a brief summary of the spring baseball program – additional information is on the Spring page. The spring baseball program begins in May and for most divisions runs until the end of June, except for 19U which runs until early August. Baseball teams play a 10-12 game schedule and there are playoffs in every division except T-Ball and Rookies. Every baseball player receives a team shirt, and ball cap as part of their baseball participation fee. See the Spring page for a lot more detail.
Extended Spring Baseball – NEW for 2020
Extended Spring Baseball will take place in June and July as an alternative to our competitive Summer Ball program. Extended Spring Baseball is all about fun and developing further the skills acquired in Spring Ball. There are no Sort Outs, no try outs, no travel to distant fields and no tiering of teams. Everyone who regsters plays in the at the same level within their Divisions.
Additional Information is on the Extended Spring Baseball page.
Summer Competitive Baseball Program
The following is a brief summary of the summer baseball program – additional information is on the Summer page. The Summer baseball program builds on the Spring program, providing an opportunity to play baseball in July and August. The baseball program is open to all of our Spring players.
Divisions: ROOKIE, MINOR, MAJOR, JUNIOR, SENIOR
In these baseball 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 summer baseball teams, however if there is enough interest we will attempt to field enough baseball teams to meet the interest. If there are more baseball players interested than can be accommodated in Glebe, we will refer players to otherbaseball 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.
Fall Ball Baseball Program
The following is a summary of the fall baseball program – additional information is on the Fall page. The Fall Ball baseball program begins in mid August and usually runs until mid-October. Teams play a 10-12 game schedule and year by year the divisions offered depend on demand and the number of volunteers.
The goal of fall ball baseball is to provide a safe, fun, developmental environment for baseball players, coaches and umpires. All baseball players are assigned to a team – there are no “tryouts” – only sort out evaluations which help form fair and balanced baseball teams as much as possible. All baseball players are asked to attend one evaluation session so that their skill level can be assessed. Our baseball programs are tiered into two levels at in the major and junior divisions.
All – Girls League
All Girls League – Rookie, Minor, Major Divisions
GLL supplied several players to an Ottawa West team in 2019 and their experience in the all girls league was a roaring success. This year we are offering All-Girls baseball again and we may even generate enough interest to form GLL teams. If not, we will try to have GLL players accepted on to other Association teams in South Ottawa or Ottawa West.
Here are the program details. Clearly, girls like baseball and enjoy a girls only opportunity. Fun with friends (old and new) is a key, but girls want to develop their skills as well.
Rookie – 7,8 yrs old
MInor – 9,10 yrs old
Major – 11, 12 yrs old
Please note that age determination is based on a cut off date of August 31 as prescribed by Little League. To verify your child’s league age, check the age determination chart.
Sunday April 26 – South Ottawa Clinic – Indoor location this year – space confirmation pending, stay tuned
Sunday May 3 to Sunday June 21 – Games 1:00pm or 3:00 pm (excludes Sun May 17 long weekend) for GLL players playing on South Ottawa amalgameted teams.
Saturday June 27 – end of season tourney
Girls do need to register in their appropriate Division. Girls electing to play All-Girls baseball will be rostered on to All-Girls teams, likely amalgamated with South Ottawa or Ottawa West. However as always, girls are welcomed and encouraged to play in our co-ed program in addition to or instead of the all – girls program.
All skill levels are welcome – there will be girls new to baseball at all levels. We expect to have teams from South Ottawa, Ottawa West and Kanata again this year, and are hopeful that other leagues such as Glebe may form team or contribute players. South Ottawa home games will be mainly at Kilborn for minor and major, and at Canterbury for rookies. We will communicate details on Ottwaw West amalgamated teams soon.
In rookie, coaches will pitch to the players – players will also have the option to hit off a tee. Each player receives 5 pitches or 3 swinging strikes from the coach pitcher, whichever comes first. This format will ensure that all players hit the ball. At minor and major, we use a modified format which provides flexibility between a player pitch format and either machine pitch or coach pitch.
All GLL players will receive a Glebe baseball cap, a GLL dryfit jersey, a team photo and a participation award. Players must wear long pants, not shorts and a jill (female version of a jock). Baseball pants are preferred – track pants or loose fitting pants are acceptable (not jeans) . Sturdy running shoes are to be worn – rubber cleats work well.
Friend requests are accepted based on each league’s friend request policy – one request per player on a reciprocal basis. Please read the South Ottawa policy if you plan to make a request.
As always, our ability to form teams depends on registration numbers and availability of coaches.
Questions can be directed to our All Girls league director, Camielle Lang.