Playing in the OBA

Associations Related to BDBC

Ontario Baseball

OBA (Ontario Baseball Association) https://www.baseballontario.com

  • The main governing body for baseball in Ontario.

OBA Affiliate Associations:

NCOBA (National Capital Ontario Baseball Association) http://ncoba.ca

  • Our affiliate.  Due to the limited number of teams in NCOBA, NCOBA teams play with other neighbouring affiliates to form reasonable playing loops to allow for more competitive baseball.
  • BDBC Minor Bantam teams and above will likely play in the EOBA, either fully, or partially with a local NCOBA loop depending on the number of NCOBA teams at each level. There are not likely to be enough NCOBA teams to form an independent local loop.  NCOBA Bantam and Midget teams have played in the EOBA loop for the last 2 seasons, and it offers good competitive baseball. Past NCOBA teams have generally finished in the upper half of their respective divisions.
  • BDBC Mosquito and Peewee teams will likely play in in a combined loop with ABEO. This has been the structure for the last couple years as there are not likely to be enough NCOBA teams to form an independent loop.  If there are enough teams, a NCOBA only loop could be formed, play with EOBA could also be possible if a joint loop with ABEO is not formed.

EOBA (Eastern Ontario Baseball Association) http://eoba.net

Baseball Quebec

Baseball Quebec  http://www.baseballquebec.com

Baseball Quebec Affiliate Associations:

ABEO (Gatineau) http://abeobaseball.ca

Age Categories

CategoryAge group
8U T-Ball8 and under
9U Rookie Ball9 and under
10U Minor Mosquito10 and under
11U Mosquito11 and under
12U Minor Peewee12 and under
13U Peewee Girls13 and under
13U Peewee13 and under
14U Minor Bantam14 and under
15U Bantam15 and under
16U Bantam Girls16 and under
16U Minor Midget16 and under
18U Midget18 and under
21U Junior21 and under
WomenUnlimited
Senior Men22+

* Players may play in an older age category.
** Girls playing in the mixed categories may play 1 year younger.

Diamond Sizes

SeriesPitching DistanceBase PathRECOMMENDED GUIDELINES
Outfield Fence
LeftCentreRight
Regulation60’6”90’0”325’400’325’
Bantam Girls55’0”82’0”300’365’300’
PeeWee50’0”75’0”270’335’270’
PeeWee Girls50’0”75’0”270’335’270’
Mosquito44’0”65’0”235’290’235’
Rookie Ball44’0”65’0”235’290’235’
T-Ball50’0”60’0”215’265’215’

 

PDF: Diamond size excerpt from OBA Constitution with field diagrams. (usefull to have for field preparation/line marking etc.)

Bat Information

Official OBA bat rules:  Baseball Ontario Bat Rules  NOTE: BDBC plays rep level ball, so only the "REP BAT RULES" apply.

The following is our enhanced version of the rules, for official rules, see above link. If you have any questions about bats, please contact us to get clarification, BEFORE purchasing bats.

For Mosquito:

  • Any certified bat (USSSA BPF 1.15, USA Baseball) is allowed.  The official rules use the word "metal" but composite bats meeting the rest of the requirements are commonly used.
  • Most players use 2 5/8 diameter bats.
  • Wood* bats are also allowed, although very few players at this age use them due to the higher weights.  Even designated wood bat tournaments often have exemptions from wood for Mosquito.

For Peewee:

  • Any certified bat (USSSA BPF 1.15, USA Baseball) which is drop 10 or less is allowed.  The official rules use the word "metal" but composite bats meeting meeting the rest of the requirements are commonly used.
  • Most players use 2 5/8 diameter bats.
  • Wood* bats are also allowed, although few players this age use them in game except in designated wood bat tournaments.

For Minor Bantam and above:

  • Only wood* bats may be used.

* Wood bats include: bamboo bats and wood composite bats. Wood composite bats include wood bats with fibreglass sheathing and wood barrelled bats with composite handles.