2017 Tryouts

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.


15U Evaluations

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

16U Evaluations

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

18U Evaluations

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 oncrob@rogers.com
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 milink@sympatico.ca.  Payment is non-refundable.

Please complete the two forms attached (WAIVER-ONC,

Tryout Registraion 17)and email to Rob Rathwell at oncrob@rogers.com , or send/drop off with payment by AUGUST 19th.

ONC Baseball
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