Hello parents, players, and volunteers.

The New Board and Executive

During our Annual General Meeting, the 2021 Board and Executive were elected. They will continue the dedicated efforts of the prior Board and Executive. After making the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 season, we have been busy preparing for a new season in 2021 that we are all looking forward to. Thank you to everyone that expressed your ongoing support and understanding in the decisions we made last season.

We could use your help.

If you have time to dedicate to the League, we can find a role for you that fits. Our volunteers help keep our costs reasonable and more importantly, their effort and innovation improve the baseball experience for the players and parents.

Beyond our expected League needs through the Board and coaching, we have committees working on pandemic protocols; facility improvements; and the 2022 Minor District tournament we are hosting to name just a few. Even a few hours a season helps. Please reach out.

2021 Season Registration

Online registration for the 2021 House League program will be available starting November 15th, 2020. Fees for 2021 have been frozen at the 2020 level until January 15th, 2021 as a thank you to the community (Major and Minor $225.00/ T-Ball and Coach Pitch $195.00). After that date, the rates will transition to $249.00/$219.00

We know 2020 continues to be a challenging year and sports organizations need to find ways to manage their leagues amid the pandemic. Our Board will guarantee refunding your entire registration fee if we cancel the 2021 season prior to our scheduled Opening Day ceremonies in early May 2021.

So why register early? We are planning to provide an enjoyable 2021 season with no restrictions or limitations. However, given the ongoing COVID-19 situation we can’t ignore that current or new limits will be mandated. We may be restricted in the number of players we can accommodate for the 2021 season. Take advantage of the early bird registration to avoid any potential disappointment should player limits be required. Early registration numbers in the winter allow us to start creating a League schedule; secure sponsorship support; maintain diamond time; and order needed supplies so they are ready for opening day. Lastly, you can save a few bucks.

What’s New for 2021

Little League Canada meets regularly and at their most recent roundtable one of the new rules implemented for the upcoming season will impact players intending on playing select baseball within our League. Little League organizations can no longer support in teams hoping to play exhibition or tournament games involving the Ontario Baseball Associations. This is a Little League Canada decision and we will comply in order to ensure our Little League Charter is not revoked. All programs including Ancaster Little League will be required to comply. The change has already prompted active discussions to create more tournament play within the Little League program across Canada. There are approximately 40 Little League tournaments throughout Ontario already identified.

COVID-19 Pandemic

While we are uncertain as to what the status of the pandemic will be in the new year, please be assured that the Board and Executive continue their commitment to provide a safe program for players, fans, and volunteers. We continue to monitor the developments and we will ensure that prior to the start of any 2021 baseball activities, Dundas Little League will be in full compliance with all the required COVID-19 protocols mandated by our government and Health professionals.

Stay healthy and safe and continue to take care of one another.

Gabriele Settimi Ron Scott
Dundas Little League President Dundas Little League Vice President

2021 Registration is NOW OPEN!

Great news everyone! Registration for the 2021 season is now open, and if you sign up between now and February 15th, you can guarantee yourself the 2020 rates. After Feb 15, rates will be rising.

Your registration will be guaranteed towards a full refund up until opening day in early May in the event something unexpected happens.

To know what age group you will be in, please refer to the Little League age chart: https://www.littleleague.org/downloads/2021-baseball-age-chart/

Get signed up now to make sure you have a spot!

Welcome to the 2021 Season!

Hello all Dundas Little League Families!

On September 26, the Dundas Little League held its Annual General Meeting via virtual channels. The meeting was a great success, focusing on plans for our 2021 season. Our new year began on September 27th with the following Board and Executive Members:

President, Gabrielle Settimi, re-elected to a two-year term
Vice-President, Ron Scott, continuing a two-year term
Secretary, Robin Harding, re-elected to a two-year term
Treasurer, Anita Meyer, continuing a two-year term
Facilities Superintendent, Dave Aquilina, re-elected to a one-year term
Safety Officer, Krista Broderson, was once again elected to the position for 1 year.

Executive (all elected to one-year terms): Major Convenor – Paula Hrycenko Minor Convenor – Courtney Burlock Coach Pitch Convenor – Caroline Reid-Westoby T-ball Convenor – Tom Adams Information Officers – Rob Emery, Shawn Paithouski Sponsorship – Neil Fitzpatrick Equipment Manager – Matt Ertl Player Agent – Rob Emery

We are still looking for an Umpire-in-Chief, Umpire Scheduler, Training Coordinator and Concessions Manager. Let us know if you have skills to offer.

We are hard at work preparing for the 2021 season! It will be an amazing amazing year all around for both our House League and very successful All-Star programs. If there is an area that you want to help with or have any suggestions to share, we want to hear from you!

Registration information is in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay classy, Dundas!

Annual General Meeting for 2021 Season

Good Day, everyone.
We hope you have had a fun and safe summer, and that you are getting comfortable with the return to school.  Although we did not meet in person for baseball this summer, our Board and Executive have kept the wheels turning to prepare for a fabulous 2021 season, and for our annual fall AGM.  The AGM is slated for 27-Sep at 6pm and all are welcome. The AGM will be held online, through MS Teams and we plan to keep it to an hour.  Please let our Secretary, Robin Harding, know if you would like to join us and she will coordinate your attendance (dllthesecretary@gmail.com).  

Our agenda includes voting for open Board and Executive positions, so we hope you will consider volunteering some time.  We need to fill the following vacancies to keep our programs running:
– Umpire in Chief / Scheduler- Park Superintendent- T-Ball Convenor- Concession Manager- Player Agent- Training Coordinator

Please feel free to reach out to any of our current Board or Executive members  for more information on these roles (contact info on our website).  And please send a note to our Secretary, Robin Harding (dllthesecretary@gmail,com) if you can offer up some time to volunteer.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 27th!

Gabe Settimi President, Dundas Little League

New DLL Concussion Protocols

Dundas Little League Commitment

The safety and well-being of the players is of utmost importance to us at the Dundas Little League. We will train and provide resources to coaches, players and parents to recognize the seriousness of concussions and how we can properly deal with them.

Please visit our Concussion Protocol and Concussion Management tabs for more information.

Story of Rowan’s Law

Rowan Stringer’s story

Rowan Stringer

Rowan’s Law was named for Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player from Ottawa, who died in the spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed). Rowan is believed to have experienced three concussions over six days while playing rugby. She had a concussion but didn’t know her brain needed time to heal. Neither did her parents, teachers or coaches.

Rowan’s Law and Rowan’s Law Day were established to honour her memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety.

Visit Ontario’s page on Rowan’s Law here.