Age: 8 to 18 year-olds (through a tryout process each fall for the following season)
Season: mid-May to early-September
Game frequency: 20-28 game regular season; 2-3 Rep tournaments; Provincial Championships
Practice frequency: 1 practice per week
Winter workouts: 1 per week, beginning in the fall/winter following try-outs
Players must register and attend try-outs each fall with coaches determining the team for the following season (e.g. 2017 fall try-outs for the 2018 baseball season)
In the Rep program, the “Clarington Orioles” are members of the Eastern Ontario Baseball Association [EOSBA] and the Ontario Baseball Association [OBA].
The EOSBA includes teams from Pickering to the west, Kingston to the east and Ottawa to the north. All games are scored and use officials (Umpires).
Our goal is to develop elite baseball players, but more importantly to develop good people. We take pride in how we are perceived on and off the field as we represent Clarington both at home and when visiting other centers.
Notes about tryouts: each year in September/October, players have the opportunity to tryout for Elite, Rep and Select programs. Each of these programs offers a more competitive level of baseball, beginning with Select and reaching Elite, and each has limited space. Players are selected based on skill to represent Clarington as “Orioles”. The registration fee for tryouts is good for all levels (Elite, Rep and Select) and teams.
To get the most from tryouts:
- Attend all tryout dates for a team that you can – this provides the most opportunity for a player to demonstrate their skills.
- Attend tryouts beginning with the highest level of baseball based on the players age (e.g. start at Rep Tier 1 for Mosquito, then Tier 2, then Select) to provide the most exposure for the player and ‘practice’ for how tryouts are organized and run.
- If you are released from a team, proceed to the tryout for the next lower level in your age division.
- If you are not selected for any of the teams, keep practicing, keep developing and try again for the following season…a lot of development and growth can occur in a season.