2018 Tryouts

2018 Player Selection

ONC is pleased to announce details regarding 2018 player selection for all levels (15U, 16U, 18U).  Tryouts will begin in August, with player selections being finalized by September.

Eligibility:

  • 15U (players born May 1, 2002 – Dec 31, 2003) *
  • 16U (players born May 1, 2001 – Dec 31, 2002) *
  • 18U (players born May 1, 1999 – Apr 30, 2001)

* Players born between May 1/02 – Dec 31/02 that are age eligible for both the 15U & 16U programs will be randomly assigned to an age group for tryouts once registration numbers and composition is determined.

Players born in 2004 are welcome to try out for the 15U team, however our league places restrictions on the number of players born in 2004 that can be selected.

Overview:      The tryouts will run from August 21 – August 30, please see below for schedule details. Evaluation of players could include workouts and specific drill work, coupled with live play in game situations, however, there is no guaranteed number of sessions. Player releases could take place at any time throughout the tryout period. Every attempt will be made to have a player released in person at a tryout session so feedback can be provided. Selection for the 2018 teams will be finalized by August 31st.

Schedule:  

15U Evaluations
Date Time and Type Location
21/08/2017 15U workout 6 – 7:30pm Lytle Park
22/08/2017 15U workout 6 – 7:30pm Heritage Park
24/08/2017 15U workout 6 – 7:30pm Heritage Park
26/08/2017 Intersquad with 16U
Group A         2pm – 4pm
Group B      4:30pm – 6pm
Hamilton Yards
27/08/2017 Rain date Hamilton Yards
28/08/2017 15U workout 6 – 7:30pm Lytle Park
29/08/2017 15U workout 6 – 7:30pm Heritage Park
16U Evaluations
Date Time and Type Location
22/08/2017 16U workout 8 – 9:30pm Heritage Park
23/08/2017 16U workout 6 – 7:30pm Hamilton Yards
26/08/2017 Intersquad with 15U
Group A         2pm – 4pm
Group B      4:30pm – 6pm
Hamilton Yards
27/08/2017 Rain date Hamilton Yards
29/08/2017 16U workout 7:30 – 9pm Heritage Park
30/08/2017 16U workout 6 – 7:30pm Hamilton Yards
31/08/2017 16U workout 6 – 7:30pm Heritage Park
18U Evaluations
Date Time and Type Location
21/08/2017 18U workout 8 – 9:30pm Lytle Park
23/08/2017 vs. Carleton University 8pm Hamilton Yards
26/08/2017 18U workout 10am – noon Hamilton Yards
27/08/2017 Rain date Hamilton Yards
28/08/2017 18U workout 8 – 9:30pm Lytle Park
30/08/2017 vs. Carleton University 8pm Hamilton Yards
31/08/2017 18U workout 8 – 9:30pm Heritage Park

**Any 18U player interested in being considered for 2018 but will be away at school for evaluations should state their interest by August 19th to Ernie Schroeder e.schroeder@hotmail.ca

Tryout Registration:    There is no charge for Tryouts. Please complete the two forms (Tryout Registration, ONC Waiver)) and email/send (address below) to Registrar at mel.schroeder@hotmail.ca by AUGUST 17th.

ONC Baseball c/o Melonie Schroeder
8222 Nashdale Drive
Metcalfe, ON K0A 2P0

You can email your intent to this email (mel.schroeder@hotmail.ca) but registration is not confirmed until forms are received.

2018 Program:           Players selected to the 2018 program will commence preparation for next year’s season in early 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. All PBLO members are recognized affiliates of the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) which allows our players to be eligible to tryout/participate in OBA Special events such as the Ontario Cup and Canada Summer Games.

  • Fall Segment: September – October weekly practice and minimum of 2 weekends of games/tournament
  • Winter Segment: January – April, 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 passed on through reduced players’ fees. 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 2018 program, Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer.  A payment structure will include options to spread out payments over the relevant period.

  • 15U :          $3000-$3500
  • 16U/18U:   $4200-$4700

 

Yours in Baseball,

Ernie Schroeder