The 2021/22 Roadrunner Summer Baseball for boys and girls aged 9-13

 

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 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.

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The table below outlines what program options exist for your child(ren) based on their age.

 

Age

Age requirements

Program Options

Start dates

5-8 years

For anyone aged 5-8

Tball Smash

(Glenauburn Park)

Fridays;

29 October 

9-12 years

For players born between 1 September 2009 - 30 August 2013

 

Little League Club Team

 

Friday Night 

Instructional 

Games

(Glenauburn Park)

Little League teams: 8 September

 

Fridays: 29 October

12-13

For players born between 1 September 2008 - August 31, 2009

Intermediate Club Team

Intermediate League teams: 8 September

 

Fridays: 29 October

 

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9 to13-year-old overview

Below is an overview of the options available to families with children aged 9-13. As you scroll down, you'll learn about each option. If there are any questions please feel free to reach out to us at rlpbc@outlook.com or call AJ on 0423 782 970

 

Options

Format

Cost

Days and times

OPTION 1

Little League/ Intermediate League and Friday Night Instructional

$165 + Baseball Australia and Baseball Victoria Fees

Wednesday Training: 5:30 pm - 7 pm

 

Friday Night - 530 pm-7 pm

 

Sunday morning games: 9 am-11 am

OPTION 2

Friday Night Only

$125 + Baseball Australia and Baseball Victoria Fees

Wednesday Training: 5:30 pm - 7 pm

 

Sunday morning games: 9 am-11 am

OPTION 3

Little League/ Intermediate League Only

$165 + Baseball Australia and Baseball Victoria Fees

Wednesday Training: 5:30 pm - 7 pm

 

Sunday morning games: 9 am-11 am


 

OPTION 1: Little League/Intermediate League and Friday Night Instructional League

 

If you haven’t already, click this link to register your interest and receive updates as we approach the first day of training.

 

This option allows girls and boys to play in our club team in the Victorian Summer Baseball League’s competition against other clubs AND for players to play on Friday Nights in our Instructional League. 

 

Details include:

  • The Little League/Intermediate League competition focuses on providing players with the chance to play in a league with baseball’s “proper” rules.

  • For Little League age players, there are two divisions - Little League Minor and Little League Major. Little League Minor is typically for newer players to the game. Little League Major team comprised of the advanced players. Coaches will allocate players to teams in the pre-season.

  • For Intermediate aged players, there is one competition. We also have the option for Intermediate aged players to play in Little League if the league is more appropriate for their skill level. 

  • Little League and Intermediate League cater for all skills and experience levels. We have many new to the sport play on these teams and have a blast. 

  • Friday Night Instructional league provides your child with the chance to participate in “training” games - which consists of a modified version of baseball to develop confidence and knowledge, with coaches sharing tips and hints to improve throughout the games.

Training: 

  • Training begins on WEDNESDAY, the 8th of September 2021, at Glenauburn Park, Lower Plenty, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.

 

Little League And Intermediate League Games

  • Home and away games on Sunday mornings (8 am warm-up, 9 am game time start) at Glenauburn Field in Lower Plenty or somewhere nearbynearby (we are awaiting council ground allocations)

  • We will play teams from Preston, Essendon, Fitzroy, Newport, Werribee and Port Melbourne Baseball Clubs throughout the season. The good news is that it’s only a 30-minute drive via the Western Ring Road on a Sunday morning for the far west clubs.


 

Inclusions and costs for Little League and Friday Nights

All fees cover insurance, facilities, equipment and other costs to run the club throughout the summer. 

All families will also have access to our new indoor batting cage (subject to availability).

Due to the potential impacts of COVID19, if making total payments for club fees is going to be a challenge, we can work with you. We DO NOT want kids to miss out 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

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.

 

OPTION 2: Friday Night Instructional Training Games

If you haven’t already, click this link to register your interest and receive updates as we approach the first day of training.

  • Your children will participate in what we call "training" games

  • Children will play a modified version of baseball to develop confidence and knowledge, with coaches sharing tips and hints to improve through the game. 

  • Kids are assigned to teams and get a playing top. Coaches or pitching machines will pitch to players to build up everyone’s confidence and ensure everyone gets to hit.

  • Quite simply - this is a fantastic experience for the kids and families. The environment is welcoming and relaxing. 

  • Roadrunner Tball Smash is also played at the same time at Glenauburn Park. There is a park for younger children, and many families bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets to enjoy a great family night out.

  • Kick back and relax, and don't worry about dinner. We have a brand new clubhouse that will offer great meals (tacos, pulled pork and 'slaw, and other yummy options are regularly on the menu).

Inclusions and costs for Friday Night Instructional Training Games

There are three types of fees - club fees, Baseball Victoria and Baseball Australia fees.

Club fees ($125+GST) cover the following:

  • Playing top

  • Facilities, equipment and other costs to run the club throughout the summer

  • Team Photo 

Baseball Australia & Baseball Victoria (~$75)

  • Insurance, state and national administration costs

We always have been and will continue to be a not for profit club. All funds generated through grant applications, fundraising, sponsorships are reinvested 100% back into the club for the benefit of our members.

 

 

OPTION 3: Little League or Intermediate League only

If you haven’t already, click this link to register your interest and receive updates as we approach the first day of training.

 

This option allows girls and boys to play in our club team in the Victorian Summer Baseball League’s competition against other clubs. 

Details include:

  • The Little League/Intermediate League competition focuses on providing players with the chance to play in a league with baseball’s “proper” rules.

  • For Little League age players, there are two divisions - Little League Minor and Little League Major. Little League Minor is typically for newer players to the game. Little League Major team comprised of the advanced players. Coaches will allocate players to teams in the pre-season.

  • For Intermediate aged players, there is one competition. We also have the option for Intermediate aged players to play in Little League if the league is more appropriate for their skill level. 

  • Little League and Intermediate League cater for all skills and experience levels. We have many new to the sport play on these teams and have a blast. 

  • Friday Night Instructional league provides your child with the chance to participate in “training” games - which consists of a modified version of baseball to develop confidence and knowledge, with coaches sharing tips and hints to improve throughout the games.

Training: