WOBA PROGRAMS (Western Ontario Baseball Association)


2018 WOBA League Season

To be eligible to play in a particular age category, a player must be born during the year indicated beside such category or during any subsequent year:

7U Minor Rookie Ball 2011-2012

9U Rookie Ball 2009-2010

11U Mosquito 2007-2008

13U Peewee/Peewee Girls 2005-2006

15U Bantam 2003-2004

18U Midget 2000-2002

WOBA Programs

The WOBA offers various graduated levels of baseball for kids of all ages and caliber to enjoy.  These programs are run by volunteers at a reasonable cost and make it affordable so that everyone can participate. 

  Many local centers have implemented Baseball Canada’s Rally Cap program. This teaches the young beginner the very basics of baseball in action packed, loads of fun sessions.  Proper ball grip, throwing technique, batting stances and even learning how to slide are taught by knowledgeable volunteers.

   WOBA’s Tier 2 program is currently run for the youngest ball players.  This program focuses on FUN and development. Kids learn the game with the use of a pitching machine and develop skills at the Minor and Major Rookie age divisions (9 and under) in a semi competitive setting. A year end tournament in August celebrates their accomplishments.

  The Tier 1 Major Rookie program is a more competitive league.  Players continue to develop and sharpen their skills while enjoying a more competitive atmosphere.  Many of these Tier 1 Major Rookie teams roster with Baseball Ontario and play at additional OBA tournaments throughout the summer. This program also has a yearend tournament in August.

  Every player who registers to play baseball in WOBA participates in league play.  Players looking to play rep level competition may tryout for their local OBA team.  If their local Centre does not have a rep team they may try out for a rep team in another nearby local within the WOBA.  OBA has their Provincial year end championships on labor Day weekend. 

  Select baseball is a program for travel teams that do not roster OBA but would still like to play competitive baseball.  Select has their own Provincial year end championships on Labor Day weekend.

  The WOBA 'Bulls' Program is ideal for ball players looking for a higher caliber and more competitive level of baseball in addition to their local rep teams.  Players must conform to player eligibility in order to participate and play on this team.  This enrichment program does not not play a set league schedule but rather is a tournament only team playing at ‘AA’ and ‘AAA’ tournaments during the summer.  Dave Reid is the Bulls GM  and can be contacted via the Bulls website www.wobabulls.com

  The WOBA now offers opportunity for its players to try out for the London Badgers 'AAA' program.  These teams play a full league schedule and participate in tournaments in Ontario and the US.  WOBA, LDBA and the London Badgers have a Memorandum of Understanding whereby WOBA players may try out for the Badgers without a release.

  Every other year the WOBA has tryouts for a Bantam team that participates at the Ontario Summer Games.  Next set of Games will be held at London in August 2018. Information regarding tryouts will be posted on the WOBA’s website www.wobabaseball.ca.

  Local centers also provide winterball programs, inter-squad rookie house-league,  baseball camps, coaching clinics and invitational tournaments for various age groups.  Contact your local executive for details.

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