Welcome to the Summer Season of the Sandringham Royals Baseball Club.
The aim of our Junior Program at Sandringham is to provide a pathway for development of baseball skills and development of individuals in all areas of life skills.
We cater for the very youngest players from 5 years of age through to 18 year olds and onto Senior baseball.
Again this year there has been some further improvements made to the Junior Program that will assist in development, provide more opportunity to play if you wish, and if players desire, greater challenges.
We anticipate that games will start on the weekend of October 8th.
The Southern Mariners charter in conjunction with Sandringham Royals will, after a very successful season last year, again give players the opportunity through all age groups from Little League Major onwards the opportunity to compete at the highest level as the Senior League team did last year with a trip to the U.S.A for a World Series tournament.
Sandringham Royals are extremely proud of all the players that were selected for Southern Mariners representation, from All-Star to Minor league teams.
This year our Junior program will comprise of the following pathway:
Players from 5 years of age up to 8 years of age, however players at top of age level may advance to Minor League if deemed competent enough to progress. T-Ball will be played Saturday mornings.
Players from 8 years of age to 11 years of age, ideally suits players that have not had any baseball experience, this level offer coach pitch, modified rules and is played at same centre each Friday night.
Players can progress to next level if deemed suitable.
Traditional baseball for this age group…players must have some understanding and competency of the game, played as home and away on Friday nights. Players can be aged 8-12 years of age.
LITTLE LEAGUE MINOR
Age group 8-12, played Sunday morning home and away, basic level of competency same as Friday nights, players can play either Friday or Sunday or both. Pitching restrictions in terms of pitch counts will be enforced.
LITTLE LEAGUE MAJOR
Age group 9-12 played Sunday morning home and away, for players who display best level of competency in this age group. Players can play Friday night (Minors ) as well as Sunday Little League Majors.
Introduced last year, this of competition is played Friday night on home and away basis, age group 11-14 year olds however 14 year old cannot pitch or catch in this competition.
Pitching distance is 50 ft and base paths are 70 ft.
This league covers the gap between Little League and Junior League for players who may not be physically ready for Junior League Baseball.
Players by age, can play Intermediate (Friday) and Little League (Sunday) or Intermediate(Fri) and Junior League (Sunday)if they choose however must play 80% of Intermediate games to qualify for All Star selection.
JUNIOR LEAGUE MINOR
Players 13 to 15 years of age, played Sunday morning home and away, suit developing players in this age group, with opportunity for advancement to Major league team if performance warrants. Players can play Intermediate (Friday) and Junior League if age qualified.
JUNIOR LEAGUE MAJOR
Same age group as Minor, played home and away on Sunday mornings, most competent players of this age group will play Junior League Major. Players can play Intermediate (Fri) as well as JL Major however can only ever be selected for one All Star team.
Will be traditional under 16 baseball on a State and Metro level played as a home and away competition.
Will be traditional under 18 baseball on a State and Metro level played as a home and away competition.
Baseball Victoria have published an age matrix, which allows you to see which of Little League, Junior League, Senior League/U16 and U18 you are eligible for. It is at: 2017 – 2018 Junior Age Matrix
Note that there is a separate criteria for the Senior League/U16 club based competition, and the Senior League All Star charter based competition.
Sandringham Baseball Club will be conducting Come and Try days on the 1st, 8th and 15th September afrom 5pm to 7:30pm.
For details in relation to the Junior Program at Sandringham Royals Baseball Club contact:
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