The Northern Elite Osprey are committed to offering a high quality, but affordable baseball program to residents and visitors to the Northern part of Ontario.
We pledge to give players in our organization every opportunity to compete at the highest level and to develop their skills under the guidance of first rate coaches and instructors.
Below are some excerpts from the EBLO web site which explains what "Elite" baseball is about:
Elite Baseball League of Ontario
In June of 2014, Baseball Ontario announced that four of its affiliated associations had signed an agreement to form a new 18u Midget Elite League (MEL) commencing with the 2015 season. With the success of the league, the “Elite Baseball League of Ontario” has grown to 13 regions, 3 age groups (15u, 16u, 18u) and over 50 teams. In that time the “EBLO” has had over 100 athletes pursue their dreams of playing University and College baseball.
Athletes are given the opportunity to compete at college showcases such as: Perfect Game, Prep Baseball Report, New Era and Ohio Elite Camps. Also, EBLO athletes have the opportunity to play for high profile teams, such as the Ontario Youth Team, Ontario Summer Games and International tournaments.
Baseball Ontario has established the Elite Baseball League of Ontario (“EBLO”) so that Baseball Ontario players can compete at the highest level at the respective age levels. The vision for the EBLO is to offer as competitive a Rep league as possible.
1. EBLO programs are community based alternative to private programs. Players who participate with private teams from leagues such as the PBLO and CPBL may have some playing rights with Baseball Ontario but will not be eligible to play EBLO league games. Players from non-recognized programs are not eligible to be on EBLO rosters.
2. FALL BALL MANDATORY FOR TEAMS/PROGRAMS STARTING SEPTEMBER
· EBLO anticipates supporting 2 late September tournaments.
· Teams are expected to schedule 4-8 additional exhibition games.
3. ELITE DIVISION SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT IN MAY IS A MANDATORY ATTENDENCE REQUIREMENT
4. ELITE TEAMS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND MINIMUM 2 OTHER U.S. SHOWCASE TOURNAMENTS
5. ELITE PROGRAMS MUST OFFER A SPRING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
· This could be through partnership with other programs to ensure a genuine opportunity for Florida training is available.
6. ELITE TEAMS OFFER INDOOR OFF SEASON TRAINING WITH QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS