ONC is pleased to announce details regarding 2017 player selection for all levels (15U, 16U, 18U). Tryouts will begin in August, with player selections being finalized in September.
- 15U (players born May 1, 2001 – Dec 31, 2002)
- 16U (players born May 1, 2000 – Dec 31, 2001) *
- 18U (players born May 1, 1998 – Apr 30, 2000) *
* Players born between May 1/01 – Dec 31/01 that are age eligible for both the 15U & 16U programs will be randomly assign to an age group for tryouts once registration numbers and composition is determined.
Players born in 2003 are welcome to try out for the 15U team, however our league places severe restrictions on the number of players born in 2003 that can be selected.
Overview: The tryouts will run from August 23 – September 7, please see below for schedule details. Players will have an opportunity to attend 4 sessions (pending weather) in their age group between Aug 23 and Aug 30, after which time releases will commence. Every attempt will be made to have a player released in person at a tryout session so feedback can be provided. Selection for the 2017 teams will be finalized by September 7. Evaluation of players will include the opportunity for assessment via workouts and specific drill work, coupled with live play in game situations.
Wed. Aug 24 5:45pm – 7:30pm Workout Hamilton Yards
Thu. Aug 25 6:30pm – 8:00pm Workout Heritage Park
Sat. Aug 27 10:00am Inter-squad w/16u Hamilton Yards
Mon. Aug 29 6:00pm – 7:30pm Workout Lytle Park
Wed. Aug 31 5:45pm – 7:30pm Workout Hamilton Yards
Wed. Sep 7 5:45pm – 7:30pm Workout Hamilton Yards
Wed. Aug 24 7:30pm – 9:00pm Workout Hamilton Yards
Thu. Aug 25 7:45pm – 9:30pm Workout Heritage Park
Sat. Aug 27 10:00am Inter-squad w/15u Hamilton Yardss
Mon. Aug 29 7:30pm – 9:00pm Workout Lytle Park
Wed. Aug 31 7:30pm – 9:00pm Workout Hamilton Yards
Wed. Sep 7 7:30pm – 9:00pm Workout Hamilton Yards
Any 18U player interested in being considered for 2017 but will be away at school for evaluations should state their interest by August 19th to Rob Rathwell firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue. Aug 23 6:30pm – 8:00pm Workout Heritage Park
Thu. Aug 25 7:00pm vs. McGill Univ. Montreal
Sat. Aug 27 10:00am – 12:00pm Workout Heritage Park
Tue. Aug 30 6:30pm – 8:00pm Workout Heritage Park
Wed. Sep 7 TBD Workout Hamilton Yards – Cage
Tryout Registration: $25 Please make cheque payable to ‘ONC Baseball’. E-transfers are accepted to email@example.com. Payment is non-refundable.
Please complete the two forms attached (WAIVER-ONC,
135 Rothesay Drive
Kanata, ON, K2L1P2
You can email your intent to this email, but registration is not confirmed until payment is received.
2017 Program: Players selected to the 2017 program will commence preparation for next year’s season in mid-September with a fall program of practices & games through early October, and with winter workouts beginning in January. We participate in the AAAA Premier Baseball League of Ontario (PBLO), the province’s original and longest-running elite baseball association for high-performance athletes for league play in May and June, and in selected tournaments in Canada and the USA in July and August.
¨ Fall Segment: September – October weekly practice and minimum of 2 weekends of games/tournament
¨ Winter Segment: January – April, primarily at the Bell Sensplex fieldhouse (w/batting cage & mounds, and room for long toss)
¨ PBLO game schedule: May and June with double headers Saturday & Sunday
¨ 4-5 selected showcases/tournaments – July and August
¨ May – early August: weekly field practice schedule (average – 2 per week)
Fees & Funding: ONC has established sponsorships which subsidize program costs. Given the timing of the availability of many key program cost elements, the fees have been estimated and are presented as a range. In early March, once the fall and winter programs are reviewed, summer requirements are further refined and the league schedule and tournament/hotel bookings are finalized, the specific fee will be determined.
The below fee ranges includes all 3 segments of the 2017 program, Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer. A payment structure will include options to spread out payments over the relevant period.
¨ 15U : $2500-$3000
¨ 16U/18U: $3800-$4300