Little League no longer runs a program past the Senior division. However, local Little Leagues have created an Ottawa area league to offer boys and girls between 17 and 19 years old a place to play. The 2017 season saw 6 teams formed– South Ottawa, Carleton Russell, Mississippi, 2 East Nepean teams, Ottawa West. The 2018 league had 7 teams – South Ottawa, Glebe, Mississippi, 2 each from Ottawa West and East Nepean.
The format is a three month season which runs from mid May to early August, inclusive of playoffs. There are two games per week – one home and one away with playoffs and a City Champion. There are NO provincials nor national level competitions. It was becoming increasingly difficult for teams to find players available for long trips away for competitions.
Registration is open to any player in the age range – technically there are no boundary restrictions. However players are asked to register in the league closest to them. Players who turn 17 before September 1, 2019 and turn 20 after September 1 are eligible to play for the 19U team.
Registration for the 19U level are being accepted now and will be handled by Art Weston directly. Registration forms are available upon request from Art Weston at firstname.lastname@example.org and payments made by electronic transfer to email@example.com. Preference will be given to returning OLLB registrants before it becomes available to interested players new to Orleans and out of boundary players. Orleans Little League registrations for all other levels are currently open on the OLLB website.
Cost for registration will be set at $300 per active player. These fees will cover the anticipated costs for insurance, league registration, umpires, equipment and field rentals. Any excess funds will be returned to players at the end of the season.
Scheduling and location of the games will be determined at a later date. 19U level utilizes wood bats only.