As the baseball season kicks off, we have received many inquiries to use the Pitch Count app.  We are excited to announce that the app are now open for Beta testing this spring and summer. 

Please be aware that the apps are built around the 2020 Pitch Count rules but will allow you to continue counting beyond the limitations of the rules.   

In order to gain access to the apps and begin tracking pitches, you will need to submit your roster to Baseball Ontario via the current roster submission procedure and the roster will have to be approved by your Affiliate Registrar.   

Once complete, your roster will be uploaded into the Pitch Count and Mobile Coach apps which will trigger an email to the coaches to create a username and password for the apps.  One password will unlock both apps. 

During this Beta phase, we ask that you please direct any questions, comments, bugs, or feature requests to mobilecoach@baseballontario.com and we will address them as quickly as possible. 

The Pitch Count and Mobile Coach account set up is triggered by the upload of your roster into the Pitch Count system. Once you submit your roster, it must be approved by your Affiliate Registrar. As soon as it is approved and received by the OBA office with a valid email address attached to the coach, it will be uploaded into the system and you will receive an email to sign up. 


PRESS RELEASE: February 22, 2019

COACHING TOOLS ON THE GO, NOW IN YOUR POCKET

Baseball Ontario launches two new apps to support Coaches in 2019 

CAMBRIDGE, ON - Baseball Ontario (OBA) is proud to announce the launch of two highly anticipated apps that will bring coaching baseball in the province to a new level.  With new arm care initiatives taking effect in 2020, it was necessary to develop tools for coaches to navigate player development and keep Ontario ahead of the game.  Both apps are available to both iOS and Android users.

“With the changes to our provincial Arm Care program coming in 2020, it became evident that we needed to create tools to help our coaches,” said Baseball Ontario President, David Huctwith.  “The Pitch Count and Mobile Coach apps will give Ontario coaches a competitive advantage through our partnership with USA Baseball and will allow us to effectively protect players from injury.”

Pitch Count App

The Baseball Ontario Pitch Count app is an innovative tool that allows coaches to effectively manage their pitching staff by tracking each pitch thrown in a game. 

With the Pitch Count app, users will be able to:

  • Track pitches live in-game.
  • Enter pitch counts after the game or add appearances from non-OBA games.
  • Manage the rest and recovery of pitchers.
  • Check the availability of the pitchers on a game-to-game and day-to-day basis.
  • View pitch counts of any pitcher in the province from any device.

The Baseball Ontario Pitch Count application is free to all users, however, only registered coaches will enter and change pitch count data.

OBA Mobile Coach:

The Baseball Ontario Mobile Coach is a revolutionary tool that aims to simplify practice planning for baseball coaches at all levels. With a library full of drills for every player on the field and the ability to add your own drills, creating practice plans has never been so easy and accessible. Baseball Ontario Mobile Coach offers a variety of tools and resources to help you plan an effective practice.  Through our partnership with Baseball USA, we are now able to provide Ontario coaches with a comprehensive skill and drill set that will enhance the coaching experience and improve the game.

Key features of the Baseball Ontario Mobile Coach include the ability to:

  • Create practice plans using drills from the drill library.
  • Browse the drill library for skill specific drills and videos.
  • Use practice plans created by Baseball Ontario and Baseball USA.
  • View and complete skill-specific and culture-based courses.


While the Baseball Ontario Mobile Coach application is free to all users, registering with Baseball Ontario provides coaches access to all of the tools, including saving practice plans and accessing them on any device.

ABOUT BASEBALL ONTARIO

The Ontario Baseball Association, otherwise known as Baseball Ontario, is the provincial governing body for amateur baseball in Ontario.  Baseball Ontario was founded in Hamilton in 1918 and is a member of Baseball Canada.  For more information about Baseball Ontario, please visit www.baseballontario.com 

BASEBALL ONTARIO TECHNICAL CONTACT:

 

Mary-Ann Smith
Director of Operations
maryann@baseballontario.com 
519-740-3900 

 

BASEBALL ONTARIO MEDIA CONTACTS:

David Huctwith                                                      
President                                                               
David.huctwith@baseballontario.com                    
     
Mary-Ann Smith
Director of Operations
maryann@baseballontario.com 
519-740-3900     

 

Links to apps: 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.baseballontario.mobilecoach 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.baseballontario.pitchcount

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baseball-ontario-mobile-coach/id1451836827?mt=8 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baseball-ontario-pitch-count/id1441676633?ls=1&mt=8

 


New in 2020, Baseball Ontario will introduce new pitching rules to better protect players.

Pitchers shall be limited to the number of pitches thrown in a single day as outlined below. Pitchers are required to rest in accordance with the chart below as determined by the total number of pitches thrown on any one calendar day. 

11U-Mosquito

13U-PeeWee

15U-Bantam

18U-Midget

21U-Junior

Rest Required

1-25

1-30

1-35

1-40

1-45

None

26-40

31-45

36-50

41-55

46-60

1 day

41-55

46-60

51-65

56-70

61-75

2 days

56-65

61-75

66-80

71-85

76-90

3 days

66-75

76-85

81-95

86-105

91-115

4 days

75

85

95

105

115

Daily Maximum

For the complete set of 2020 Arm Care Rule Changes, as well as the 2019 rules, please visit the Constitution Page of our site.

2018 AGM Arm Care Presentation