2020 OLLB Scholarships

EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

1. The OLLB Education Scholarship is designed to assist OLLB players and ex-players with educational expenses and to promote the OLLB as an organization which fully supports the combination of sports and advanced education. The scholarship has a value of $500.00 and is paid from interest earned on OLLB reserve funds.

2. Monies which were transferred to OLLB in trust from the Hitmen Baseball Club on its demise will fund a second identical scholarship, entitled the Hitmen Baseball Club Education Scholarship.

3. It is anticipated that the two scholarships will be awarded each year, capital permitting. To be eligible to receive a scholarship, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria outlined below.

ELIGIBILITY

4. The following are the criteria for Applicants to be eligible for an OLLB Scholarship:

a) Applicants must be have been Player Members of OLLB for a minimum of two seasons.

b) Applicants must be entering their first year of post-secondary education.

c) Applicants must be enrolled in a university/community college recognized by the Association of Universities or Colleges of Canada (www.aucc.ca) or Association of Canadian Community Colleges (www.accc.ca) . OLLB may also consider first year attendance at a foreign university or college.

APPLICATION

5. The following items make up an application:

a) An official transcript of marks from the most recent or last completed year of education. (40% of total score)

b) A 750 – 1000 word essay on the effects that Little League Baseball had or will have on the applicant, his/her motivation and his/her achievements in life. Essays will be judged on content and presentation (40% of total score)

c) A statement by the applicant explaining why he/she should be awarded the scholarship and discussing his/her goals for future education and career path. This statement will be evaluated on content and presentation (20% of total score).

6. Applications will be accepted up to and no later than December 18, 2020  by email to Manager – Scholarship Program.

Successful candidates will be chosen by the OLLB Board of Directors and notified by telephone from the Board. An award cheque will be presented upon the successful applicant enrolment at a recognized post-secondary institution. Applicants will not be informed of their specific ranking, and the decision of the OLLB Board shall be final. There is no appeal process.

7. Questions should be forwarded to the President or the Manager – Scholarship Program.

2021 Summer Coaching Applications

Orleans Little League is now accepting applications for individuals who are interested in coaching All Star or Canadian level teams for the Summer 2021 season. 

COACH PITCH (ages 7 and 8)

MINOR (ages 9 and 10) MAJOR  (age 11 and 12) JUNIOR (ages 13 and 14) SENIOR (ages 15 and 16) Coaching candidates at this level must demonstrate the following to be considered:

  • Baseball knowledge gained through your experience in baseball, either as a coach, player or official
  • Coaching knowledge gained through your experiences in coaching baseball or other sports
  • The ability to work with similar age groups as required by the position (in sports, volunteer organizations or professionally)
  • The ability to handle similar levels of competition (in baseball or other sports)
  • Enthusiasm to teach and develop our elite players
  • Commitment level – through personal time available

The selection committee will also focus on your overall coaching philosophy. You are encouraged to outline your philosophy and approach in your submission.

Deadline for application is December 18, 2020. Please send your resume, along with a cover letter which highlights your coaching philosophy and three references to Allan Tremblay

Where required, interviews may be requested by the selection committee.

May 19, 2020 – OLLB COVID-19 Update

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Just a quick message to make sure you are all well, and to let you know we are still here for you. We are working hard to get programs prepared for when we are able to use the fields again. With the news from Little League Headquarters that no districts, provincials, nationals or world series would be played this year, it was very tough for us all to take. Rest assured that we will be prepared to have a modified season beginning in July for everyone, and are working on the possibility of having extra games for those who would like more. With the news from the province that more businesses and a few activities opening this week, we are confident and patient that baseball will be back this summer, with additional safety guidelines that we will be provided by Little League Canada and our levels of government.

Also, a quick reminder that should you require a refund of your fees, please email our registrar at orleansbaseballregistrar@gmail.com.

We thank you for your patience and wish you all the best.

Stay safe.

Rob Lay, President, on behalf of the board of directors

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Juste un petit message pour nous assurer que vous allez tous bien, et pour vous faire savoir que nous sommes toujours là pour vous. Nous travaillons activement à la préparation des programmes pour le moment où nous pourrons à nouveau utiliser les champs. Avec la nouvelle du siège de la Petite Ligue selon laquelle aucun championnat de district, provincial,  national ou série mondiale ne sera joué cette année, cela a été très difficile pour nous tous. Soyez assurés que nous serons prêts à avoir une saison modifiée à partir de juillet pour tout le monde, et nous travaillons sur la possibilité d’avoir des matchs supplémentaires pour ceux qui en voudraient plus.Avec les nouvelles de la province selon lesquelles d’autres entreprises et que quelques activités ouvriront cette semaine, nous sommes confiants et patients que le baseball sera de retour cet été, avec des directives de sécurité supplémentaires qui nous seront fournies par la Petite Ligue du Canada et nos niveaux de gouvernement.

Nous vous rappelons également que si vous avez besoin d’un remboursement de vos frais, veuillez envoyer un courriel à notre secrétaire d’enregistrement à orleansbaseballregistrar@gmail.com.

Nous vous remercions de votre patience et vous souhaitons tout le succès possible.

Soyez prudents.

Rob Lay, président, au nom du conseil d’administration 

COVID-19 : April 30 update


Today, Little League International (Canada) officially canceled it’s 2020 World Series along with all it’s Regional Championships tournaments.  Despite this unfortunate news, it is our intention that once we are able to participate in baseball activities we will have a modified season for kids of all levels and abilities. We are constantly having discussions with leagues in our city to devise ways to create a fun and safe season for our kids, once governing officials feel it is safe to do so.

Aujourd’hui, la Petite Ligue Internationale (Canada) a officiellement annulé ses séries mondiales 2020 ainsi que tous ses tournois de championnats régionaux.  Malgré cette malheureuse nouvelle, nous avons l’intention, une fois que nous pourrons participer aux activités de baseball, d’avoir une saison modifiée pour les enfants de tous les niveaux et de toutes les capacités. Nous discutons constamment avec les ligues de notre ville afin de trouver des moyens de créer une saison amusante et sûre pour nos enfants, dès que les dirigeants estiment qu’il est possible de le faire en toute sécurité.

COVID-19 – April 15 update


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Hello Orleans Little League Members,

As we are all experiencing, our new normal right now changes daily with COVID19. These changes continue to have an effect on our ability to provide a Little League season for 2020, however we do remain confident and optimistic that we will be able to provide a modified season for our members. At this time we are not able to clearly define what that season will look like, but it is our expectation to provide “something” once we are given the go ahead from the city, as well as the Provincial and Federal which in all reality will be no earlier than July.

We are currently looking at the possibility of running a modified instructional season in July and August as well as providing the ability for travel teams to be formed which could play against other organizations outside of the Little League umbrella. Our goal is to ensure that any of our members who want to play baseball will have the ability to do so. We have no official decision on how we are planning to proceed and will not be able to make a decision until we get more information from the city on field availability, and the clearance from all levels of government.

We do know that under the current circumstances families may also be under financial pressures and may need to ask for a refund. If that is the case, please email our registrar at registrar@orleanslittleleague.ca to request a refund. As a community based organization, we fully understand the financial impact this is having on families.

Having said that, at this time we intend to keep everyone who has registered as being registered for the upcoming 2020 season. By doing so, this will allow us to move quickly when we are given the go ahead to get back on the field, instead of having to open up registration again. OLLB is requesting that, if at all possible, you hold off on refund requests while we continue to review possible scenarios for this season.  This will help us to both guarantee your spot and limit the administrative time and cost associated with processing refunds.

Our focus has always been, and continues to be on the health and wellness of our members and their families. Please know that the Board continues to monitor this situation extremely close and we will continue to provide updates as needed.

Sincerely,

Rob Lay, President

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Bonjour aux membres de la Petite Ligue d’Orléans,

Comme nous le vivons tous, notre nouvelle normalité change quotidiennement avec COVID19. Ces changements continuent d’avoir un effet sur notre capacité à fournir une saison de Petite Ligue pour 2020, mais nous restons confiants et optimistes quant à notre capacité à fournir une saison modifiée à nos membres. Pour l’instant, nous ne sommes pas en mesure de définir clairement à quoi ressemblera cette saison, mais nous espérons pouvoir fournir “quelque chose” une fois que la ville nous aura donné le feu vert, ainsi que le provincial et le fédéral, ce qui, en réalité, ne sera pas avant juillet.

Nous étudions actuellement la possibilité d’organiser une saison d’instruction modifiée en juillet/août et de permettre la formation d’équipes de voyage qui pourraient jouer contre d’autres organisations en dehors du cadre de la Petite Ligue. Notre objectif est de faire en sorte que tous nos membres qui souhaitent jouer au base-ball aient la possibilité de le faire. Nous n’avons pas de décision officielle sur la façon dont nous prévoyons de procéder et nous ne pourrons pas prendre de décision tant que nous n’aurons pas obtenu plus d’informations de la ville sur la disponibilité des terrains et l’autorisation de tous les niveaux de gouvernement.

Nous savons que dans les circonstances actuelles, les familles peuvent également être soumises à des pressions financières et peuvent avoir besoin de demander un remboursement. Si c’est le cas, veuillez envoyer un courriel à notre bureau d’enregistrement à registrar@orleanslittleleague.ca pour demander un remboursement. En tant qu’organisation communautaire, nous comprenons parfaitement l’impact financier que cela a sur les familles.

Cela étant dit, nous avons l’intention, pour l’instant, de garder tous ceux qui se sont inscrits comme étant inscrits pour la prochaine saison 2020. Cela nous permettra d’agir rapidement lorsqu’on nous donnera le feu vert pour retourner sur le terrain, au lieu de devoir de nouveau ouvrir l’enregistrement. L’OLLB demande que, dans la mesure du possible, vous suspendiez les demandes de remboursement pendant que nous continuons à examiner les scénarios possibles pour cette saison.  Cela nous permettra à la fois de garantir votre place et de limiter le temps et les coûts administratifs liés au traitement des remboursements.

Notre priorité a toujours été, et continue d’être, la santé et le bien-être de nos membres et de leurs familles. Sachez que le Conseil continue à suivre cette situation de très près et que nous continuerons à vous fournir des mises à jour si nécessaire.

Sincèrement,

Rob Lay, Président

Au nom du conseil d’administration

COVID-19

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Orleans Little League Members,

One of the most important roles that Little League International provides is its guidance in ensuring that the health and welfare of its most vulnerable members, its young players, is top of mind. It goes without saying that as an organization, Orleans Little League (OLLB) and its Board of Directors also shares in carrying out this fundamental role.

This week Little League International provided further recommendations to local Little Leagues with respect to their operations and the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently Little League International is recommending that all local Little Leagues suspend all Little League activities until May 11th.

Obviously the first question that many of you will be asking is “How does this affect us?” and that is a very valid question to ask. Currently the OLLB Board of Directors is working to determine what this means in terms of our evaluations and both our Spring and Summer seasons. While we do not have any concrete plans for evaluations at this time, when it comes to our spring season, which usually starts the 1st week of May, we do feel that this delayed start should have very little impact for us. Our reasoning lies in the fact that over the last couple of years we’ve had to move back our start date for our spring season because the City of Ottawa has not allowed us access to the fields until well into the 2nd week of May. In terms of the Summer season currently we are not expecting any changes to that season.

Rest assured that the Board is monitoring this situation extremely closely and will continue to provide updates as needed. We are also in close contact with other Little League organization in our district to ensure that we are all approaching this in a similar fashion.

Sincerely,

Rob Lay
President
On behalf of the Board of Directors

For up to date information from Little League International please read https://www.littleleague.org/player-safety/coronavirus-update/

Membres de la Petite Ligue d’Orléans,

L’un des rôles les plus importants de la Petite Ligue Internationale est de veiller à ce que la santé et le bien-être de ses membres les plus vulnérables, les jeunes joueurs, soient une priorité. Et qu’en tant qu’organisation, la Petite Ligue d’Orléans (OLLB) et son conseil d’administration participent également à l’exécution de ce rôle fondamental.

Cette semaine, la Petite Ligue Internationale a fourni des recommandations supplémentaires aux Petites Ligues locales en ce qui concerne leurs opérations et l’épidémie de COVID-19. Actuellement, la Petite Ligue Internationale recommande à toutes les Petites Ligues locales de suspendre toutes leurs activités jusqu’au 11 mai.

Il est évident que la première question que beaucoup d’entre vous vont poser est “Comment cela nous affecte-t-il ?” et c’est une question très valable à poser. Actuellement, le conseil d’administration de la OLLB travaille à déterminer ce que cela signifie en termes d’évaluations et de saisons de printemps et d’été. Bien que nous n’ayons pas de plans concrets pour les évaluations pour l’instant, en ce qui concerne notre saison de printemps, qui commence généralement la première semaine de mai, nous pensons que ce début tardif devrait avoir très peu d’impact pour nous. Notre raisonnement repose sur le fait qu’au cours des deux dernières années, nous avons dû repousser la date de début de notre saison de printemps parce que la ville d’Ottawa ne nous a pas permis d’accéder aux champs avant une bonne partie de la deuxième semaine de mai. En ce qui concerne la saison d’été, nous ne prévoyons actuellement aucun changement pour cette saison.

Soyez assurés que le Conseil suit cette situation de très près et continuera à fournir des mises à jour si nécessaire. Nous sommes également en contact étroit avec d’autres organisations de la Petite Ligue dans notre district pour nous assurer que nous abordons tous la question de la même manière.

Sincèrement,

Rob Lay
Président
Au nom du conseil d’administration

Pour obtenir des informations actualisées sur la Petite Ligue Internationale, veuillez lire https://www.littleleague.org/player-safety/coronavirus-update/

2020 Coaching Applications

Orleans Little League is now accepting applications for individuals who are interested in coaching All Star or Canadian level teams for the Summer 2020 season.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for leading the Winter training sessions which begin in January at their selected team level as applicable.

 

COACH PITCH (ages 7 and 8)

MINOR (ages 9 and 10)

MAJOR  (age 11 and 12)
JUNIOR (ages 13 and 14)
SENIOR (ages 15 and 16)
Coaching candidates at this level must demonstrate the following to be considered:
  • Baseball knowledge gained through your experience in baseball, either as a coach, player or official
  • Coaching knowledge gained through your experiences in coaching baseball or other sports
  • The ability to work with similar age groups as required by the position (in sports, volunteer organizations or professionally)
  • The ability to handle similar levels of competition (in baseball or other sports)
  • Enthusiasm to teach and develop our elite players
  • Commitment level – through personal time available
The selection committee will also focus on your overall coaching philosophy. You are encouraged to outline your philosophy and approach in your submission.

Deadline for application is Friday, November 22, 2019.

Please send your resume, along with a cover letter which highlights your coaching philosophy and three references to vpbaseballops@orleanslittleleague.ca

Where required, interviews may be requested by the selection committee.