Legionaires believe achieving lasting success is simple. Do things the right way. Focus on fundamentals, honesty, integrity and consistent hard work. Be a quality person on the diamond and away from the park. We believe in climbing the ladder of success one rung at a time. When Legionaires leave our program, they know they have earned their baseball success and are extremely prepared for the next step.
Our program seeks to deliver an outstanding Elite level baseball experience at an affordable rate for parents. Teaching the game the right way and knowing when players move on that their future coaches will state "this player was coached well and taught to play the game the right way". Our teams are proud members of the Premier Baseball League of Ontario (PBLO). With a rich history of college placement and MLB draft selections, the Premier Baseball League of Ontario has one of the most decorated track records of any amateur baseball league in North America.
The PBLO is made up of the following like minded Elite programs: London Badgers, Sarnia Brigade, Ontario Yankees , Ottawa-Nepean Canadians, Oshawa Legionaires, Sudbury Voyageurs, Tecumseh Thunder, and Midwestern Ontario Bearcats. The Premier Baseball League of Ontario is proud to showcase Canada's most decorated amateur atheletes across the 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U levels. Together, PBLO member franchises provide amateur players with the resources and playing platform required to live out their collegiate and professional dreams. Complete overview below at the end.
Our program is based on building a wide base of skills. We do this by playing a challenging, competitive schedule each season that includes a development fall season, PBLO regular season and play-offs as well as a tough US Showcase tournament schedule, creating a strong team environment for players to compete with other like-minded players to challenge them while providing a top notch coaching staff that is passionate about every player showing continuous improvement to move to the next level in baseball.
LEGIONAIRES Staff and Facilities
Our coaching staff ensures fundamentals are sound while continually assessing what each player needs to reach their full potential. Our program also offers a unique benefit by providing certified coaching staff as well as specialized coaches for hitting, catching, speed & agility, pitching, strength and education. Legionaires players and teams benefit from playing out of one of the top ball parks in the province (Kinsmen Stadium) as well as training out of the outstanding Oshawa Civic Fieldhouse Facility. It's all about the little things including home game experience that includes, PA announcer, scoreboard, music between innings and walk up songs, on site batting cage, tand eam clubhouse with stalls. While pre-game MLB style batting practice prior to each DH enhances development and the big league experience.
Our players want to continue their baseball careers eventually playing college ball and of course dream of professional baseball. We support them by having them fully prepared to get to that level and stay there by teaching our players how to be prepared for the college baseball recruiting process and beyond in order to enable them to make the best decision possible for their future baseball careers. Our experience based approach helps deliver these outcomes. we provide a College Education consultant to all teams to educate and support our players and parents about the college process and path.
We want the absolute best for our players and our organization works hard to provide it to each one of our players by living our philosophy, providing a top-shelf coaching staff and the equipment and facilities to help them every step of the way.
OVERVIEW OF OUR PROGRAM
PBLO, Fall/Off-Season/Spring Training/League Play/Travel
The Oshawa Legionaires compete against other top elite teams across the province, as part of the Premier Baseball league of Ontario (AAAA).
All Legionaires Elite teams play a full "Fall Ball" schedule 12-18 games, beginning after the Labour Day weekend, playing and practicing through until the Thanksgiving weekend. Our teams undertake a full schedule that includes two practices per week and 4 games per weekend. Opponents include PBLO teams and US competition during fall US Tournament play.
Mid-October to December 1st all players are on shutdown rest period. We encourage high school sports activities be permitted.
December to April consists of indoor team workout sessions. Includes Drive LIne Arm Care program.
2x weekly (weekdays) 3hr team practices at theOshawa Civic Fieldhouse, customized facility for our teams with dual batting tunnels, 4 portable pro mound stations, custom plyo walls, andJ-band stations and all pro on field screens.
March Break: Florida Spring Training
16U & 18U = 10 days/9 nights in Florida getting on-field reps/playing top competition. 14U & 15U = 7days/6nights in Myrtle Beach getting on-field reps/playing top competition
Accomodations, transportation, most meals and training facility costs included in team fees.
NCAA/MLB Spring Game included. Universal Studios Orlando team excursion and beach time scheduled.
PBLO LEAGUE PLAY
The PBLO Regular season runs from the first weekend in May until the final weekend in June, 4 games each weekend which allows for a 28-32 game Ontario schedule. League Championship takes place in later July.
In July, our Legionaires teams begin their US travel season - each age-level competes in at 3-4 US-based tournaments, generally running Thursday through Sunday (4-5 game guarantee). This provides our players with valuable exposure to college coaches, competition against high-level programs, and valuable experience learning about travelling as a team and the associated responsibilities. Travel costs during the season are the responsibility of each player/parent(s). Past Tournament destinations have included: Notre Dame University, Michigan University, University of Louisville, University of Pittsburgh, Xavier University, University of Cincinnati, Wright State University, University of Akron, Bowling Gren State University, Canisius College, Butler University, Northern Kentucky University, Niagara University etc.
SPECIAL PLAYER OPPORTUNITIES
The Legionaires program is fully supportive of our athletes playing on both the Ontario Youth Team and the Junior National Team when opportunities present themselves. We also encourage and are supportive of players taking part in special baseball experiences such as invites to PBR All-star events and showcase teams, MLB Scout teams, Showcase camps at MLB spring training sites and elite showcase events held in the USA. All of these opportunities involve time missed from our Elite program but we understand the importance of the experiences these events and teams provide for our players.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH OUR PROGRAM
FALL COMPETITION IN USA * WINTER STRENGTH TRAINING with ETS
PBR ONTARIO SCOUT DAY * INDOOR WORKOUTS * DRIVE LINE ELITE ARM CARE PROGRAM
FULL PRACTICE GEAR * BACKPACKS* CUSTOM TEAM HELMETS * TEAM HOODIES * COLLEGE PLACEMENT HELP
PBLO AAAA REGULAR SEASON & PLAY-OFFS * CERTIFIED COACHES * AMAZING HOME STADIUM
USA COLLEGE SHOWCASE TOURNAMENTS * HOME & AWAY UNIFORMS/HATS + CAMO UNIFORM