ONC Program (ONC Baseball)

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The Ottawa Nepean Canadians Baseball Club was established in 1970 and offers an elite baseball development program that runs throughout the year.  

The ONC program consists of four parts:

1) Fall Ball - from September 1st to late October, depending on the weather. Teams will train twice a week, play exhibition games,  and play in a tournament. The emphasis of this portion of the program is for coaches and instructors to continue their assessment of the players' areas for development, and to compete against teams they may not see during regular League Play. 
 

2) Winter Training - runs from early January until the end of April.  Twice a week the players will train indoors at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata on skills development, positional play and game play training. The players will attend hitting sessions throughout the week, and have strength and conditioning sessions with our partners, FitQuest. Our pitchers will work extensively with our pitching coordinator, Evan Grills.  Much of a player's development and improvement will occur in this portion of the program. 

3) League Play - runs from May and June.  Our teams play four league games each weekend, for a typical 28 game season. ONC plays in the Premier Baseball League of Ontario, which ensures our teams and players face strong competition and continue their development during League play. Approximately half the games will be held in Ottawa, with the other half being held in various cities across Ontario.

In 2022 and beyond the League will run All-Star games with college and university scouts in attendance. 

Travel costs for league play for the player and parent(s) is responsibility of the family (for example - gas, hotels, meals).

4) US Showcase Tournaments - in July and early August teams will travel to the US to play in four or five showcase tournaments on the weekends.  This is an opportunity to play games against some of the best baseball talent in the US northeast and mid-west. Playing in these events provides our players with exposure to US college scouts from all levels of the NCAA, NJCAA and the NAIA.

At 16U & 18U our teams will twice travel together by bus to a common tournament.  This experience helps prepare them for the personal organization that will be expected of them if they go on to play baseball at the collegiate level. Bus and hotel costs for these shared trips are covered in the team fees. All other travel costs for the player and parent(s) is responsibility of the family.  Teams will also practice once or twice during the week.


After US tournament play, there is a break and then we hold tryouts for the following year's program.


Commitment:

Many of our players participate in other sports.  We encourage this and simply ask that the player communicate with their coach when they may absent from a team activity (training, practice); we would like the players to prioritize their ONC commitments during league play and tournament season.  Like any elite sport, the more time you devote, the greater the development and the higher the performance.



Fees:

For the
2022 program year, ONC's team fees are as follows:

14U & 15U - $3,995
16 & 18U - $4,995

A player who successfully makes an ONC team roster will sent an offer letter, and be asked for an initial payment of $1,000 when they accept their ONC offer. The balance of the team fees are paid in three instalments over the Fall, Winter and Spring.