The 2016 Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball program offers co-ed baseball to children and youth from ages 4 through 18.
Teamwork, baseball skills, and outdoor fun for all who participate. All players share playing time in a non-threatening environment.
Rules are geared for age group and level of play. They are generally the same age group based rules used across North America, except we put an emphasis on sharing playing time.
Players should bring their own mitts. Non-metal baseball cleats are helpful at the higher levels, but not required. Athletic supporters are recommended, but required only for the catcher position.
All players receive a team uniform (hat, jersey and pants), team & individual picture, and end-of-season trophy.
All coaches are volunteers, who are trained and screened.
All games will be officiated by umpires with at least OBA level 1 umpire certification.
AGE GROUPS for the 2016 House League Baseball Season
Tee Ball division is for players born in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
Rookie Ball division is for players born in 2007 and 2008
Mosquito division is for players born in 2005 and 2006
Peewee division is for players born in 2003 and 2004
Bantam division is for players born in 2001 and 2002
Midget division for players both in 1998, 1999 and 2000
Most games are on weekday evenings. Schedules for each division are available on the schedule page.
Tee Ball Division games are played in Art Eggleton Park. The two Tee Ball diamonds are located in the park that is south of Bickford Park on Harbord Street between Grace Street and Montrose Avenue.
Rookie Ball, Mosquito, Peewee, Bantam and Midget Division house league games are played at Christie Pits and Bickford Park.
(directly across from the Christie station bordered by Bloor, Christie, Crawford, and Barton).
NOTE: some practices might be at Bickford Park.
The Rookie Ball, Mosquito and Peewee Divisions play primarily on the smaller Christie Pits baseball diamonds at the north/central portion of the park in between the Maple Leafs’ diamond and the swimming pool area. Diamond #2 is the more northern of these diamonds, closest to Barton Ave. Diamond #3 is located south of #2, immediately east of the swimming pool. Some Mosquito Division games will be played at Bickford Park during the season.
The Bantam & Midget Divisions play on the larger Intercounty Baseball League Toronto Maple Leafs diamond (a.k.a. Dominico Field/Diamond #1) located in the northeast area of the park.
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