Last Updated: 22 May, 2017
 

At what levels of play does the FGBA offer its programs?

The FGBA offers programs to boys and girls aged from 4 years to 11 years at a House League level. 

Where does Forest Glen carry on its programs?

The FGBA carries on its House League programs in the area of Dixie and Burnhamthorpe in east Mississauga. 

Our principal diamonds are located in Forest Glen Park (Glen Forest H.S.) and Gulleden Park.

 

What are the age groupings for the various House League and Select levels?

Players are assigned to teams in both levels by reference to the years in which they were born.  For the 2017 season, the House League levels will break as follows:

      Level                          Age                                                                                       Year of Birth

      BlastBall                     3, 4, or 5 years of age at the end of the calendar year          2012, 2013, 2014

      T-Ball                          6 or 7 years of age at the end of the calendar year               2010 or 2011

      Rookie Ball                 8 or 9 years of age at the end of the calendar year               2008 or 2009

      Tyke                           10 or 11 years of age at the end of the calendar year           2006 or 2007

   

     

At what times do games start?

At the BlastBall level, instruction and games will start at 7:00 PM.

T-Ball, Rookie Ball and Tyke games will start at 6:15 PM.

 

On what days are games played?

Scheduling details for the 2017 season have not yet been finalized.  Current expectations for House League teams are as follow:

      Level                           Game Days

      BlastBall                      Wednesday evenings

      T-Ball                          Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings in May & June, only Tuesday evenings in the summer

      Rookie Ball                 Tuesday and Thursday evenings

 

                       

The MBA is an umbrella organization whose members are comprised of five local baseball associations operating in the City of Mississauga: Forest Glen Baseball Association; Erindale Lions Little League; Mississauga North Baseball Association; Mississauga Southwest Baseball Association; and Mississauga Majors Baseball Association.  The MBA administers Select loops at the Tyke through Junior levels and House League loops at the Bantam and Midget levels. 

What is covered by the registration fee?

The registration fee covers the following:

  • the player's uniform (jersey and cap at the BlastBall and T-Ball levels; jersey, cap and pants at all other levels)
  • 1 individual and 1 team photo, delivered at the season-ending Field Day (additional photos and other related items may be ordered on forms provided by the FGBA -- the costs of these items are payable directly to the photographer)
  • participation award, presented at the season-ending Field Day
  • participation in all regular season and play-off games, including the costs of diamond rentals and umpires' services as applicable.

How can a player be registered?

Registration for the 2017 season is still available for BlastBall (3-5 yr olds) and T-Ball (6-7 yr olds).  Call Lorry 416-668-2725 to arrange registration after May 10th.

Those who may need assistance with the registration fee may find support through the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program.

What equipment must be supplied by the player?

The FGBA provides all field equipment such as bases and training equipment, and most team equipment, including bats, practice balls, game balls, catcher's gear and batting helmets.  However, only a limited number of shared batting helmets are provided to each team.  A player may prefer to supply his or her own batting helmet (preferably black in colour), which should be a CSA-approved, two ear-flap helmet.  Chin straps are required for all levels up to and including the Pee Wee level.

At the BlastBall and T-Ball levels:

  • Each player must supply his or her own fielder's glove. 
  • The diamond infields are not grassed.  Each player should wear long pants (preferably black) to practices and games for protective reasons.
  • Each player should wear good running shoes to practices and games.  Baseball shoes may be worn, but are not necessary at these levels.  However, metal spikes or cleats are not permitted.

At the Rookie Ball and older House League levels:

  • Each player must supply his or her own fielder's glove.
  • Each player should wear athletic support/protection (jock/jill).
  • Baseball shoes are recommended.  However, metal spikes or cleats are not.

 

Are tryouts required in order to be assigned to a team?

Tryouts are not required for House League players.  All registered players will be placed on a team, subject to the availability of roster spots, in the order of the date of paid registration.  Players at all levels of skill are welcome at House League -- no previous baseball experience is necessary.