What league do they play out of?
What city do they play out of?
Whose the main contact?
What age groups?
Any thing else anyone can share would be great.
Thanks for the help
Any thoughts to where ball is going in Ontario? ECPL, PBLO, Fergie Jenkins, OBA. Where is the best ball being played u14, u16, u18?Is oba still the route at younger ages?
Thanks for the reply. That is my thinking too in regards to playing u13 and paying big$, driving etc. When they are 16+ it seems a player has to go to PBLO if they want to play ball at a higher level though, would you agree? Playing OBA only takes one so far is what i gather, especially in small centers. Do you agree?
Thanks very much for your insight. I never heard of the showcases. I will google them.
The Ontario Expos are a great organization for teaching baseball, respect and competition to young men and ball players. I would highly recommend the program. They have some top notch instructors coming in for 2014 (Jamie Romak, Adam Stern, Chris Robinson etc). My son plays for the 12u program and they have won one tournament and finished 2nd in two others in their first threetournaments of the season so they also put a great team together.
Thanks for the info. Where will they be based out of in regards to practices next season? Are they running more than one u12 and u13 or just one for each age group? Would the level of ball be equal to AAA/ Badgers?
The 12u program will be based out of London in 2014. The 13u, 14u, 15u, 16u programs will be primarily based out of the region that most players are closest to on that team, so it is kind of up in the air at the moment until try outs are complete, but they will remain in the south western Ontario area for sure. London, Guelph, Cambridge, Brantford, Woodstock etc are all possibilities at this time.
The teams would be AAA level in OBA classification standards, and yes, they are comparable to the badgers, and in some age groups, are better than the badgers and other similar programs like ontario prospects, fieldhouse pirates, ontario nationals etc.
The Expos are also looking at getting their own facility, so it is a program that is young but very up and coming.