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 2014-07-12: ROOKIE TOURNAMENT IN ORLEANS JULY 26 Orleans Red Sox are hosting a one-day Rookie tournament on July 26th and they still have a few spots open.

Doug Schulz
Manager - OLLB Rookie Canadian Red Sox


A Rookie game last night was lucky enough to have South Ottawa's Umpire-in-Chief as a volunteer. He reported several things to me, and it was clear from that that I need to post some clarifications.

  1. Little League rules do apply in Rookie. Yes, we have some local rules on top of them, but the green book still applies. In the example from last night, players must not wear jewelry. Rule 1.11(j) "Players must not wear jewelry such as, but not limited to, rings, watches, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, nor any hard cosmetic/decorative items. This rule applies regardless of the composition of such jewelry, hard cosmetic item or hard decorative item. (EXCEPTION: Jewelry that alerts medical personnel to a specific condition is permissible.)". Even if you think this is silly, I consider this to be a safety issue *and* I want kids to start following the rules now so they don't have any surprises when they move to Minor in the future.
  2. At rookie, we use adult volunteer umpires for the most part. This is because we have a shortage of "real" adult umpires, and I am not sure that using Major or Junior age youth umpires would help us. However, we do expect "umpire decorum" to be followed. The home plate umpire is the umpire in chief. However, this does not give him or her the right to unilaterally over-rule a call made by the base umpire. If either umpire makes a call, he/she may decide to discuss it with the other umpire, and decide to uphold or reverse his/her own call. But one umpire does not over-rule the other.
  3. We do allow two adult base coaches (in additional to the coach who is pitching). We have even allowed an adult outfield coach (as long as they stay well back out of play) for the defense. There must be at least one adult in each dugout at all times. Other adults/coaches must stay out of the playing area, including out of foul territory (please use good judgment if there are no fences - stick behind a line running through the dugout.) No sitting on an upside-down ball bucket outside the dugout and in foul territory.
  4. Coaches must not instruct the opposing team's players. In the case last night, a coach told an opposing player that he/she could not stand in the (potential) base path of a base runner. This is not true. Certainly a defensive player who is not making a play on the ball can't block or interfere with a runner. That is, if they aren't making a play, they must give the runner the right-of-way. But it doesn't matter where the fielder is standing at the moment of the pitch (unless he/she is right beside a base runner, blocking them from getting off the base -- that is not allowed).
  5. There is a Little League Lightning Protocol. We follow it. No exceptions. The International version is in Appendix A of the Official Rules. The Canadian version can be found in the Interlock Rules document for divisions beyond Rookie.

Thank you for your co-operation. And I hope to have a Rookie Convener in place soon.


Before you can do anything, you need (a) an account, and (b) to be on your team's contact list.

Head Coaches should ask their Convener to assign them as the Head Coach of his/her particular team. If you do not already have a D2 web site account, he/or she will make it for you.

Head Coaches can then add Assistant Coaches, Team Admin, and Scorekeeper. Any of those people should be able to add the roster and enter game results.

Checking your contact info: Please check if the emails and phone numbers for you are correct. If you need to change, you can change info yourself by clicking on the 'Edit' link next to your name (on any Contacts page you appear on). Your account name is shown at the top of the page, and is normally the first initial of your first name and your last name, eg: jdean, but thare are exceptions. If you have forgotten your password, you can click the "I forgot my password!" button at the bottom of your page. This will send an email to the address list in your profile, with a link and instructions to reset your password. If that info is no good, you will need yout Convener's help to set it. Due to a 'gotcha' in the system, never try to change your password and your contact data at the same time. Do password first, submit it, then do the data change, and submit it. Or vice versa.

Adding asst coaches and score keepers etc: Once the head coach is added, he/she can add asst coaches and their info by clicking on 'add first asst coach'. This takes you to a page with a filter that lets you search for accounts already on the D2 system. You can enter first or last name in the search filter.(For ex: if I enter 'Adams' and press filter it lists 'Clark Adams' and 'Matthew Adams'.) if the name/account does not exist, you will need to add a new user account, (Click the "Add New User" link, follow the instructions on that page, and then return to the filter box and button and try again. You should now be able to assign the person as an assistant coach. Repeat these steps for other team roles as well. Remember when you add a new user, please always use the first letter of their first name, and last name as the account name. If there are name conflicts, (i.e Andrew Smith and Anthony Smith), you may use extra letters such as antsmith for the second Smith. When adding adults' contact info, use their whole first name in the First Name box. When adding youths to your roster, we will ask you to use only first initials. This helps protect our children.

Adding players to your roster: As above you can add players to the roster. From your team's page, click the "Edit/View Roster" link. For players who already played in spring or summer interlocks their names should be in the system already. All you need to do for them is to search for their name, select them and assign the jersey # and save. Please mark all kids as eligible to pitch, unless the kid is an overage player playing in a lower division.(eg. a 15 yr old in a 13-14 division). If a player is not listed, you need to add the player first into the system before adding to the roster. You will need their DOB as well in order to add their names into the system. This is needed to confirm age eligibility. Rosters need to be locked before you can enter game results. Rostered players need to have uniform numbers in order for the roster to be locked. You can use bogus numbers and change them later, even when the roster is locked.

How to enter your game results will be posted in a day or two.

 2014-06-22: BIG LEAGUE:

Introducing your 2014 Ottawa West Crusaders:


Coaching Staff: The Crusaders will now begin preparations for the 2014 Big League Provincials, hosted District 5 (Windsor), starting Wednesday 2 July.

Practice Saturday June 21, 10 to 1 at Upper Kinsmen and Sunday June 22, noon to 3 pm


FYI: You can now access Districts schedules thorugh the "D2 Districts 2014" button at the top of this page.

All of this year's Districts are 3 team round robins. A-B-C draws were done by your League Presidents last March.

If this seems odd to you, rest assured this is an approved Little League format, including Tie-Breakers.

Treat these schedules as DRAFTS for now. The dates are pretty solid, but the times may change. There may even be a field change here or there.

We are in need of Tournament Directors (basically the P.A. person, Official Score, and Official pitch counter) at many levels. One person could do two of those jobs at the same time. If you would like to vounteer in your league, please talk to your League President or to your DA.


Kanata Little League is hosting its second annual Kanata Capital Cup Tournament! It will be held the weekend of August 15 to 17, and will include a Home Run Derby.


This came to us from the City of Ottawa in the form of a letter, which Matt Adams paraphrased for us here, generated because of complaints of the people who live near Grenfell Park in East Nepean. However, I think we should apply this wherever we play.

Thank you for your co-operation.

 2014-05-22: BAT CLARIFICATION: Apparently there is some confusion about which bats are illegal and which aren't.

Forget what you have heard at some clinic you attended, or from your local sports store, or read on a web site somewhere. The only thing relevant is Official Rule 1.10.

1.10 - The bat must be a baseball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards.

Little League (Majors) and below: it shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter (2 and 1/4) inches in diameter. Non-wood bats shall be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less.
EXCEPTION: Little League (Majors) and below, for regular season play and Tournament, composite barrel bats are prohibited unless approved by Little League International. A list of approved and licensed composite barrel bats can be found on the Little League website at

Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League: it shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. All composite barrel bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. If a 2 and 1/4 barrel bat has no composite materials, it may be used provided it is labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less. (NOTE: Solid wooded barrel bats do not require a BPF label.)

Senior/Big League: it shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

In all divisions, wood bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding sixteen (16) inches (18 inches for Intermediate (50-70) Division/Junior/Senior/Big League Baseball) from the small end. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.

NOTE 1: Intermediate (50-70) Division/Junior/Senior/Big League: The 2 and 3/4 inch in diameter bat is not allowed in any division.

NOTE 2: The traditional batting donut is not permissible.

NOTE 3: The bat may carry the mark "Little League Tee Ball."

NOTE 4: Non-wood bats may develop dents from time to time. Bats have cracks or sharp edges, or that cannot pass through the approved Little League bat ring for the appropriate division must be removed from play. The 2 and 1/4 inch bat ring must be used for bats in the Tee Ball, Minor League and Little League Baseball divisions. The 2 5/8 inch bat ring must be used for bats in the Intermediate (50-70) Division, Junior, Senior and Big League divisions of baseball.

NOTE 5: An illegal bat must be removed. Any bat that has been altered shall be removed from play. Penalty -- See Rule 6.06(d).

Jim's note: There is no "drop 3" requirement for Junior and below. However, in the case of composite bats at any level, if they have a BBCOR stamp as they must, then they won't have a drop bigger than 3, so don't worry about it. The message is that we aren't looking for "drops". We are looking for composite barrel bats to have a BBCOR label.

And one more thing from
Can a bat with a 2 1/4 inch barrel be used in Junior League Baseball and Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division?
Yes, but not all 2 1/4 inch bats can be used. If a bat's barrel has no composite materials in it, it may be used in the Junior League Baseball and the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Divisions, provided it is labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less, and meets the standards for length, handle diameter, etc. (NOTE: Solid wooden barrel bats do not require a BPF label). But if the bat has composite materials in the barrel, a 2 1/4-inch barrel MAY NOT be used; only a 2 5/8-inch BBCOR bat may be used. This means you may not use a BBCOR approved 2 and 1/4 composite bat, if there is such a thing.


This year's tournament will be the weekend *after* the August long weekend. Play begins on the afternoon of Friday, August 8th, and Championships will be on Sunday, August 10th. Again this year, age groups are Rookie, Minor, Major and Juniors.

The entrance fees for 2014 are:
   + Minor/Major/Junior $395 (no requirement to provide any new baseballs);
   + Rookie $295 (no requirement to provide any new baseballs)

For more information, contact Sharron Ladouceur. She's the Registrar for the Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament. Her phone number is 613-324-5751.

For more info, see more here...

 2014-02-26: LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES BUS TRIP Friday August 22 - 25, 2014

In support of East Nepean Little League's hosting of the 2015 Little League Canadian Championships, ENLL is having a couple of fundraisers. In this one, welcome aboard the 10th anniversary of East Nepean Little League getting to the Little League World Series bus trip to Williamsport PA! Friday August 22 - 25, 2014

Come and experience a worry free trip to Williamsport PA on a highway coach from Barrhaven to Williamsport. Also celebrate 75 years of Little League Baseball ( in 2014.

You will get a reserved seat to watch the International Final on Saturday August 23, a reserved seat to watch the American Final on Saturday August 23 and a reserved seat to watch the Championship Game of the 2014 Little League World series on Sunday August 24.

We will be staying 3 nights at New Columbia Comfort Inn just south of Williamsport.

The bus leaves Barrhaven at 9am Friday August 22 and returns to Barrhaven on Monday August 25 approx 7pm. Explore the newly renovated Little League Museum , the Little League complex, the Mountaineer restaurant and attend the championship games.

I urge you to support the 2015 Canadian Championships and this fundraiser. I will be there, for my first trip to Williamsport. Will you? see more here...

 2010-03-30: WHAT LEAGUE AM I IN?: We get this question from new Little League families quite a bit. To help answer this question, I have put together a map of the Little League boundaries for District 2 (Ottawa West out to Arnprior) and District 6 (Ottawa East out to Hawkesbury). It's a Google Map, so you can zoom in to your residence and discover which boundary it lies inside. You can click this link or click the "see more here..." link, and find out what your League is, and get its web site address as well. see more here...

Last updated: 21-Jun-2014 15:17:02