New Team Application (The Premier Baseball League of Ontario)

PrintNew Team Application

An organization wanting to apply for a PBLO franchise should follow the following steps.

Prepare and submit a "Business Plan" detailing the recent history of the organization and demonstrating the following:

  • You are prepared to operate competitive 15U, 16U and 18u teams and have a grass roots source for these players.

  • You have appropriately trained coaches and managers for this level

  • You have access to diamonds suitable for AAAA Midget baseball

  • You have access to an indoor facility (You do not have to own the facility itself.) for off season


  • Your organization has successfully operated competitive teams in recent years. (in the OBA or

    other known leagues)

  • Your organization is sustainable for future years (not put together to "serve a few sons" moving

    through the midget age group)

  • The area of the province your franchise would propose to serve

  • Your franchise would not duplicate or encroach on an area currently served by an existing

    PBLO franchise

  • You understand the PBLO agreement with the OBA to maintain arm’s length relationships with

    14U and younger teams.

  • You understand new franchises are asked to post a $1000 performance bond refundable after

    a two-year probationary period along with a franchise fee covering members equity.

    Your organization should prepare and submit this plan to me ([email protected]) or PBLO Secretary Treasurer Rick Downton ([email protected]). The PBLO executive will review received submissions and those DEEMED REASONABLY QUALIFIED FOR CONSIDERATION will be forwarded to the PBLO full board for review.

    I trust this information is helpful to you and responds fully to your inquiry.

    Linda Lewis Commissioner/PBLO