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Junior Program – 2015/16

Welcome to the 2015-16 Summer Season of Baseball with the Sandringham Baseball Club!

The aim of our junior program is to provide a pathway for development for all aspiring baseballers from beginners to advanced players within a structured club environment.

We cater for T-Ball players in the 5 to 8 year age group, at the very beginning of their baseball journey, through to U18 age level, which will be the final year of junior baseball within the Baseball Victoria Junior Competition.

Age levels of U12, U14, U16 and U18 are offered alternative competition levels, dependent on skill levels of the team participating.

With a revised and improved format, the summer season of Junior Baseball will begin on Friday 9th October for T-Ball and Little League Minor, and 11th October for all other Junior age groups

In accordance with new regulations and compliance with Little League International, Baseball Victoria has joined the rest of Australia in charter-based competition.  The Southern Mariners charter, which Sandringham belongs to, comprises of the following clubs:  Bonbeach, Moorabbin, Cheltenham, Springvale, Chelsea and Berwick.

Sandringham will compete in home and away competitions against these fellow charter teams in Little League and Junior League and T-Ball.

Please note the following team structures.

TEE BALL PROGRAM.

5-8 years of age, boys and girls

Training and games on Friday evenings in line with the next level of Little League baseball, to be primarily at Sandringham Baseball Club

A gala twilight competition will be conducted once a month at a nominated charter club with Chelsea Baseball Club to host the first twilight competition on the 6th November.

LITTLE LEAGUE MINOR

8-11 years of age boys and girls

For those who seek further challenges than TBall, modified rules including “coach pitch” with a rubber safety ball used.

Suitable for newcomers to the game to learn the basic’s…may be older than 8 years of age

Centre at Cheltenham Baseball Club, played Friday nights, with occasional games at Sandringham Baseball Club.

LITTLE LEAGUE MAJOR

9-12 years of age boys and girls, traditional baseball for those who have developed good skillsets

Charter based, on a home and away basis played on Sunday mornings.

Players playing in Little League Major have the opportunity through series of trials to gain selection in Southern Mariners Academy program and eventually All-Star team to play in State Championships. Players will need to compete in 60% of Sunday games to qualify for selection.  An additional fee will apply for those selected to the academy program.

JUNIOR LEAGUE

Traditionally known as U14 baseball, played on Sunday mornings charter based, with players having opportunity to try out for Academy selection then All-Star team. Players will need to compete in 60% of Sunday games to qualify for selection.  An additional fee will apply for those selected to the academy program.

SENIOR LEAGUE

Better known as U16 NOT charter based and played as all Summer baseball previously, State and Metro competition

Will have Southern Mariners ALL-STAR Team selected to compete against other charter teams for Victorian title.

A Victorian State team for U16 will remain at this stage.

BIG LEAGUE

U18 traditional baseball, NOT charter based played on a home and away basis.

In all cases, players capabilities and skill levels are assessed prior to assignment to a particular team in their age group.

As always, we seek assistance from our large pool of player parents. Each team requires assistance in the day to day running of a team, including, scoring, team management, canteen….if you are able to assist in any way please make it known to the coaches, be assured all coaches will welcome your assistance:)

Sandringham Baseball Club will be conducting  Come and Try day on the 5th September and the 12th September 10am-12.00pm  as well as parent information nights on Friday 4th September and the 11th September from 7-8.00 pm at the Tulip Street clubrooms.

We will post any updates to the program on the website on the Juniors Overview page at Juniors Overview

For details in relation to the Junior Program at Sandringham Royals Baseball Club contact:

Rick Wills
juniors@royalsbaseball.com.au or 0416032500

We look forward to seeing you down at the club.

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