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2017 Important Dates

Mar 25 2nd Walk-in Reg
           Alder 10am-1pm
Apr 01 HL Playwith Req Deadline
Apr 02 Mosq Pitching Clinic
Apr 23 Mosq Pitching Clinic
May 06 Umpire Clinic
May 10 Coaches Meeting
May 12 HL Team Lists Posted
May 23 HL Begins
May 27 Opening Day
Jun 10 Picture Day @Westside
Aug 19 Closing Day

2017 Mosquito Pitching Clinic

Next session April 2 3pm @ Westside Secondary Gym

To help players transition from Rookie to Mosquito, we are continuing our popular House League pitching & catcher training program this year. This program is free and open to all registered 2017 Mosquito players - you must have your 2017 registration ID with you to attend. All sessions in this program run indoors at Westside High School Sundays @ 3pm for the dates listed in the Important Date section. For questions regarding this program, families can email us at admin@playbaseball.ca and use the subject Mosquito Pitching Clinic - make sure to include your 2017 registration ID number.

2017 Umpire Clinic

The umpire clinic will be held Sunday May 6 at Westside from 9-4pm. As per Baseball Ontario's regulations, to remain active all umpires must re-certify each year. To register for the umpire clinic, please access your umpire profile page here  on the Baseball Ontario website and select Development and 2017 Umpire clinics - then select the Orangeville Clinic number U17-52 (should be posted by March 6). For first time umpires, you need to create a profile first, then you can register. Cost this year is $30 for L1 and $50 for L2 payable at the clinic - cash only.

House League Equipment Needed

Players must have their own batting helmet and glove. Baseball shoes, plastic bottom cleats or running shoes can be used. Hats, jerseys, pants (except Tball) team bats, etc are provided by the league. Uniforms are handed out before your first game on Opening Day.

2016 Tax Receipts

Click Here for 2016 Tax Receipts

Reg and Player IDs are contained within your either of the two or three registration confirmation emails, sent when you registered, plus contained on the registration page you printed at the time of registration. If you registered in person during a walk-in session, you received 2 confirmation emails with this information showing registration and payment received. To find either of your received automated emails sent after your registration, search all your your emails for sent from "admin@playbaseball.ca" or "info@playbaseball.ca". Most people find these emails in the Junk folders.


Weather Alert System

All weather cancelations decisions are made at 5Pm each day. Notifications of weather cancelations are done ONLY by our Weather Alert System. It sends out text messaging at approximately 5:20-5:30 pm. You must sign up to the weather alert system each year to receive the Weather Alert text messages. You will NOT receive phone calls or emails regarding weather cancelations.

New Jr Rookie Format For 2017

Orangeville Minor Baseball Has redesigned the Jr Rookie division! Click here to go to the Jr Rookie home page for more information.

2017 House League Play Nights

Division
Year
Night
T-Ball
2012-13
Tues
Jr.Rookie
2010-11
Thurs
Rookie
2008-09
Tues/Thurs
Mosquito
2006-07
Mon/Wed
PeeWee /
Bantam
2002-05
Mon/Wed
Midget /
Junior
1996-01
Mon/Tues

2017 Fees

In 2013 we had to increase our fees for the first time since the end of 2008. Every year the league's costs have increased, plus over the past 3 years, PST / GST is now charged to the league on all activities, insurance, fields, equipment etc. For a comparison, 2013 fees at neighboring centers are as follows:

Bolton: Tball $180.00
Bolton: House $220-230
Brampton: Tball $125.00
Brampton: House $175.00
Georgetown: Tball $150.00
Georgetown: House $220.00

Division
Year
2016 Fees
T-Ball
2012-13
$110.00
Jr.Rookie
2010-11
$140.00
Rookie
2008-09
$165.00
Mosquito
2006-07
$165.00
PeeWee
2004-05
$165.00
Bantam
2002-03
$165.00
Midget
1999-01
$165.00
Junior
1996-98
$165.00
Select All-Star
All
+$TBD
Select Loop
All
$450

Lost & Found

Click here for a list of lost or found items at any of our parks or events

Click here to email us with a description of an item or piece of equipment lost at Springbrook Park or via webmail to lost-found@playbaseball.ca

 

2017 Baseball Season Information

Online Registration is open, Pitching + Ump Clinic info now posted.

Update & Complete Your Play-With-Requests BEFORE Apr 1st

This year everyone will create a login account using a verified email and password. Once the email is verified, you will be able to log into the system and continue with registration. In order to make the system simpler and easier to use, you will be able to view your registrations, modify play-with requests and print 2017 tax receipts (after June 15th) from inside the system without having to locate your registration numbers or receipts. (this will not apply to earlier tax receipts which must be access via the previous method). If you don't receive your verification email link, check your Junk/Spam folders and then follow instructions on the login page.

Play-With-Requests: To Finish or Update your House League Play with Requests, login to your member dashboard, select Manage Registrations and then view or update the play with requests as required. Updates are permitted until April 1. For Rookie, Mosquito and PeeWee/Bantam, you must enter the Player ID for the play with request. The system will show you a Red/Yellow or Green status depending if your Play With Request is completed and reciprocated by the other player. Only completed (Green) Play With Requests will be used when team building starts after April 1. For further information, read the Play With Request Policy below and see the Red/Yellow & Green explanations in your Manage Registrations dashboard.

Pay By Credit Card, Interac ePay or Mail In Cheque. Credit Card registrations must be paid at time of registration - so have your information ready. All CC payments are processed by Paypal - we do not take CC info over the phone.

You will recieve an email confirmation usually within 24 hours. If you don't see it, please check your Spam folder or email us at admin@playbaseball.ca

  

New Play With Request Policy:Over the past few years we continue to have large groups of players requesting to play on the same team, these requests have occasionally exceeded the size of the actual team. This has made team formation extremely difficult and divisional team balancing almost impossible. The OMBA supports the concept of limited play-with requests because we are rural league and there are legitimate reasons like car pooling requirements that we try to accommodate as much as possible. However team balancing within a division is the primary consideration. Effective this year, families will be allowed to make 2 play with requests per player. For a play with request to be valid, the parent or guardian must update the registration prior to April 1, with the 2017 player ID number as well as the name. The other player must make the same request and have entered the cooresponding player ID number in their own registration. If play with requests are not "mutual" in this way (meaning both players request each other) then the play with request will not be used in team formation. Please note that siblings or coach / assistant coach pairings also count as 1 of each player's play-with request. Play with requests must be received and updated with the requested players ID number before April 1st, requests after this will not be processed. Exceptions to this limitation is as follows: 3 siblings within the same age division, and this does not apply to Tball, Jr Rookie or the Midget / Junior division.

Walk-in Registration Schedule.Two walk-in registrations will also be held. For families new to our club, almost all the information you will need is posted here on our homepage. Please note that we have no deadline for registrations, divisions are closed when they become full. Since most of our members register online, it is possible that some divisions may no longer be available by the 2nd walk-in registration session.

All The Information You Need: The information regarding age divisions & play nights is posted on the right hand side of this page.

All the important season dates (practices start, team list posting, Opening / Closing Day etc) are posted on the left hand side of this homepage.

Copies of last year's schedules for all divisions are left online (under schedule option) so you can see what a typical schedule looks like (will be essentially the same each year other than Team Names / Numbers and some field changes). Fields can be found under the Map & Forms menu option.

Equipment and uniform info is listed on the left side of the homepage.

You will not receive emails from the league (except for registration confirmations). We post all the necessary information on the homepage as per the important date schedule so we don't have to worry about emails winding up in people's junk mail folders and being missed.

Team lists are posted here on the date listed in the Important Dates. Coaches may or may not contact players prior to the 1st Practice / Meet the coach session. The schedule and location for the Meet the Coach sessions will be posted on the homepage as per the Important Dates schedule.

After you register & receive your registration confirmation, check the website weekly and watch for updated announcements.

Bengals Strike Twice
Bantam & PeeWee1 Bengals are 2016 YSBA Select Champs

Our Bengals have brought home 2 YSBA's Dvisional Championships this year - out of the 3 divisions we compete within.

2017 Rep / Select Team Info

Contact the team coach for questions or further information or email us with any questions to rep-select@playbaseball.ca

Division
Year
Coach Email
Rookie
2008-09
Mosquito
2006-07
PeeWee
2004-05
Minor Bantam Rep
2003
Bantam Select
2002-03
Midget Select
1999-01

Orangeville Minor Baseball Association

O.M.B.A. is a member of the York Simcoe Baseball Association and the Ontario Baseball Association and is proud to provide quality baseball programs to Orangeville area youth ages 4-21 years old. This year we have programs for Boys & Girls in T-Ball, House League, Select and Rep levels.

We are pleased to announce that will be increasing the number of Rep & Select teams and looking forward to a great summer of fun

There will be lots of updates to this web site,so please come back soon and contact us with your suggestions.