The 2020/21 Roadrunner Summer Baseball for kids - boys and girls aged 9-12
Families from all suburbs in Melbourne's northeast are invited to join (everyone is welcome, but there may be clubs closer to you if you live in Mornington! LOL). In the past, our club has had families from Montmorency, Lower Plenty, Research, Eltham, Briar Hill, Greensborough, Rosanna, McLeod, Viewbank, Epping, South Morang, and Mill Park participate. We even have one from Broadford as well as Sunshine. Talk about commitment!
We have kids baseball teams for boys and girls ages 8-16. We also have tball for kids ages 5-8. Visit www.tballsmash.com.au to learn more. Tball Smash begins on Friday, November 27th at 530pm at Glenauburn Park in Lower Plenty.
We are excited to offer a number of family fun baseball options as safely as possible. Please note all of the information provided below is based on current government advice and is subject to change. We will do our best to keep everyone updated.
As per DHHS requirements, all players, volunteers and coaches must register here to attend any type of training or trial. There is no cost for this registration and is mandatory. No rego, no play, sorry!
There are three options for families to choose from:
OPTION 1: Friday Nights includes:
Training for Friday Night participants
Additional training is optional for participants and their families. The additional training takes place on:
WEDNESDAY nights (beginning 18 November 2020).
5:30p - 7:00pm at Glenauburn Park in Lower Plenty.
Our Friday nights are designed to be a family night at the ballpark. At this stage, we anticipate hosting this option at Glenauburn Park.
Roadrunner Tball Smash is currently planned to be played at the same time and same location. There is a park for younger children and many families bring the lawn chairs or picnic blanket to enjoy a great family night out!
Inclusions and costs
There are three types of fees - club fees, Baseball Victoria and Baseball Australia fees.
Club fees cover the following:
Baseball Australia & Baseball Victoria
2020 Club Fees $125+GST.
Baseball Australia/Baseball Victoria ~$75 (we are waiting for confirmation on the final fees)
We always have been and will continue to be a not for profit club and all funds generated through grant applications, fundraising, sponsorships are reinvested 100% back into the club for the benefit of our members.
Club hats can be purchased for $25 from the club - ask one of your coaches for more information.
White baseball pants are ideal (cricket pants are fine too). If you want to go all-in, you could also grab a maroon baseball belt and maroon socks. These aren’t mandatory.
All players are required to wear a protective cup and we recommend for all players to purchase their own helmet.
All Friday night activities are currently planned to be hosted at our home field located at Glenauburn Park, Lower Plenty on Cavanagh Road, Lower Plenty click here for google map.
OPTION 2: Little League Baseball Program - for girls and boys age 9-12 (born between 1 September 2008 - 30 August 2012)
Families can also choose for their children aged 9-12 to represent our club in competition against other clubs. Note that players who register for Little League can also play Friday Night Instructional League at no extra cost.
To register for the Sunday teams, please click here.
Program details include:
Inclusions and costs
All fees cover insurance, facilities, equipment and other costs to run the club throughout the summer. All players will also have access to our new indoor batting cage (subject to availability).
Due to the potential impacts of COVID19, if making full payments for club fees is going to be a challenge, we can work with you. We DO NOT want kids not to play because of financial situations. Please talk to AJ or Trudi if you'd like to explore payments options.
Registration fees include three portions – club fees, Baseball Australia and Baseball Victoria Fees.
Baseball Australia and Baseball Victoria fees are approximately $105
Club fees are $165+GST
2020 fees also include J Bands (for arm care), a training top and training shorts.
We always have been and will continue to be a not for profit club and all funds generated through grant applications, fundraising, sponsorships are reinvested back into the club for the benefit of our members.
Club caps can be purchased ($25) from the club - please ask your coach for more details.
Playing tops can be purchased from our online store for $48+GST. We also plan to have tops available to purchase if you join after the order deadline.
White baseball pants (approx. $50), a fielding glove (approx. $50) batting helmet (approx. $50) a maroon baseball belt (approx $10), protective cup (approx $25) and maroon socks (approx $10) are required to be purchased. These can be purchased at stores such as Ausport, K2 or Fielders Choice. We may also have some second-hand items, just ask us and we can see what we have.
Training will take place at our home field, located at Glenauburn Park, Lower Plenty on Cavanagh Road, Lower Plenty click here for google map.
Our Sunday home games will most likely be hosted at Glenauburn Park or another park nearby. For example, last year we held them at Malcolm Blair Reserve in Montmorency.
For more information