Registration is now OPEN!

2022 season registration is now open and ready for you. 2021 rates are on-going until Jan 1, 2022, at which time there will be an increase. There will also be another increase on Feb 16, 2022, and registration will be cut off as of April 15, 2022. This will allow us the opportunity to get teams, uniforms and volunteers ready for our best season yet!!!!!!!!

Make sure to check the Little League Age Chart to determine which age group your child will play in. You can find the chart HERE.

Annual General Meeting Announcement

To our dear baseball families.

What a fabulous season it has been!  Players, coaches and families have been all smiles on the fields this summer and it is so nice to be back together.  Our Coach Pitch, Minor and Major divisions still have a couple more weeks of play and will end with a house league tournament on Sep 24-26.  Go teams go!


Before then, we have our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 18-Sep at 9:00am.  All are welcome!  This is a meeting where we review our season and start planning for next year. 

We also elect our Board and Executive positions.  We cannot run our League without these volunteers and have a number of positions to fill for 2021-2022, so please consider putting your name forward.  Roles are listed on our website (http://www.dundaslittleleague.com/about/executive-team/) and our President and Secretary are happy to take questions about what each role entails. 

Please feel free to reach out to them at dundaslittleleaguepresident@gmail.com (Gabe) or dllthesecretary@gmail.com (Robin). 

The AGM will be run through MS Teams and we will aim to keep it to one hour, so please let Robin know if you would like an invite – dllthesecretary@gmail.com.


Hope to see lots of you there!

2021 Return to Play Initiative

Dear Dundas Little League families,


Dundas Little League’s Board of Directors are very pleased to provide our initial Return to Play breakdown based on the current situation.
All of our plans and protocols are subject to evolving provincial, regional, and health regulations dealing with COVID-19. As we receive
announcements we will be doing our best to alter schedules and our programand update you through the website.


10 Person Training Program
We are planning to commence with the “10 Person Training” sessions on June 21st, 2021. Our Vice President and Convenors are currently sorting out the cohorts and teams based on our current registrations and keeping with the current provincial announcements. You will be notified once your child is placed on a team and then put in contact with your player’s coach.


Refunds and Registration Deadline
June 21st will also be the final day to register fully for the League this year. We need to finalize our numbers to ensure that cohorts can be regulated and the necessary equipment made available. Full registration refunds are available to any family as long as we receive
notice prior to June 21st, 2021 at 9:00 am. After that date, no refunds will be provided UNLESS we are unable to provide any programming at all due to a change in the provincial, regional and/or health guidelines. If you wish to unregister your child please send an email to BOTH our Treasurer(dllthetreasurer@gmail.com) and VP (dllvicepresident@gmail.com).


Insurance Coverage
Please be mindful that as we proceed forward, our Insurance coverage does not indemnify you should your child contract COVID-19 during League operations. Additionally, we will all need to work together at the ballpark to ensure that mandated health protocols are all followed. City audits could result in the Leaguebeing suspended. Tickets or levies issued by the City to any spectator at the ballpark are
the responsibility of the spectator.


Games
Currently, games are not permitted. We are proceeding with a skills based season, but will be prepared to play games when provincial, regional, and health regulations permit. Our plans include a game schedule that will commence on July 5th, 2021 if those approvals are in place. If we can’t commence games by that time, we will simply keep adjusting the start date based on the latest information.


Questions
We will be providing an opportunity for anyone interested (registered with the League or not) to meet virtually on WEDNESDAY June 16th, 2021 @7:00 pm. It will be an opportunity to hear the latest updates from us directly. There will be an opportunity to ask questions or seek clarifications on the Return to Play. Please email Robin atdllthesecretary@gmail.comto be provided an invite to the meeting.


Coaches
In keeping with our bylaws and expected COVID regulations, no one is to be on the field with the players except for coaches who have provided their security and volunteer forms to our Safety Officer prior to June 21st, 2021. These are mandatory and no exceptions will be made. Safety comes first. If you intend on being considered for a coaching position, you should contact the Convenor of your division
or our Safety Officerat dllsafetyofficer@gmail.com. There will also be a mandatory virtual coaches meeting on THURSDAY June 17th, 2021 @ 8:00 pm which will review our most recent Return To Play document and basic coaching expectations. Ideally, we need three coaches for each team. So please consider signing up to be a Coach. A Coach needs to have a basic understanding of the game and a
willingness to share their time; you don’t need to know it all to add value to our League. Please email Robin at dllthesecretary@gmail.com to be provided an invite to the meeting.


The Great Outdoors
Have some extra time and want to volunteer? We could use your help getting the fields ready. Please contact our Parks Superintendent
Dave at daveaquilina@gmail.com.


We remain thankful for your continuing patience and understanding throughout this process.


Gabriele Settimi
Dundas Little League President p

Ontario District 1 information release

To all Little League Ontario District 1 Players, Parents, Umpires, Volunteers, Sponsors and Fans.

On May 20, 2021, the Ontario Government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, released its “Road Map to Reopen”. There is now a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the province wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators.

Based on the current trends in key health indicators, including the Provincial Vaccination Rate, Ontario expects to enter Step 1 of the road map on June 14, 2021.

So, what does that mean for our Little League Programs?

If all goes well and an announcement is made, a date will be determined when all leagues should be allowed to have up to 10 persons on a diamond for training sessions only.

In the meantime, all Little League Executives are continuously working very hard to make sure we all have clear direction, proper guidelines and protocols in place to protect everyone during this unprecedented 2021 Little League Baseball season.

The province will remain in each step for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. If at the end of the 21 days and all the vaccination thresholds have been met, along with positive trends in other key public health and health system indicators. Only then will the province move to the next step.

To be clear, if all goes well, entering Step 2 should be announced after July 5th, 2021.

Step 1: 60 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose.

Step 2: 70 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 20 per cent vaccinated with two doses.

Step 3: 70 to 80 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 25 per cent vaccinated with two doses.

Here is the link to more detailed information – https://news.ontario.ca/…/bac…/1000159/roadmap-to-reopen.

Your local league and their websites can provide you with more information as they finalize their plans to hopefully enter into step 1.

May 26 Update

Hello Dundas Baseball families.

We would like you to know that we are currently planning for our upcoming season. With that in mind, we are monitoring the provincial governement and the reopening plan that is being proposed. Currently we are ready to begin our program, with a few days/weeks notice, once we are given the go ahead.

There will undoubtedly be some maneuvering and adjustments needed, and we must also work with our partners at the city of Hamilton to secure our permits to let us use the parks. Once those are in place we will get the kids out on the field for some training exercises for likely a couple weeks. Games should follow after that.

The tentative schedules that were posted on this site, were designed with best case scenario in mind, and we will make adjustments as we go. We still maintain that we will take the schedule until the fall, later then years past, to make up some of the time missed.

We are committed to providing the community with the best possible baseball, fun and excitement, and most importantly, safe environment for all.

Keep checking back for more updates as we can provide them.

Ron Scott

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