2019 2020 Roadrunner Junior Program

Families from all suburbs in Melbourne are invited to join, including but not limited to Montmorency, Lower Plenty, Research, Eltham, Briar Hill, Greensborough, Rosanna, McLeod, Viewbank, Epping, South Morang, and Mill Park.

We have teams for boys and girls ages 8-16 - Friday Night Instructional, Little League Minor, Little League Major, Intermediate, Junior and Senior League.

 

The Roadrunner Friday Night Instructional League is the next step for 8-12 year old boys and girls following Roadrunner Tball Smash. Children may choose Tball Smash or Instructional league depending on their interest and skill level. Ideally children will have the concept of how the game works and be able to throw the ball 10-15 metres and catch the ball thrown to them.

The league features optional training on Wednesday nights and parent pitch games on Friday nights. Friday nights feature four teams and focus on playing “real” games of baseball with modified rules and coaching as the games take place.

The Friday Night Instructional League is designed to be a family night at the ballpark.Roadrunner Tball Smash is played at the same time, there is a park for younger children, the canteen is open, the BBQ is working overtime and many families bring the lawn chairs or picnic blanket to enjoy a great family night out!

Players participating in Friday nights can also choose to play in our Little League Minor or Major teams.

Click here to register if you want your child to play Friday Night Instructional League ONLY

 

Little League is for boys and girls aged 9-12 (see information matrix below for details) players wishing to represent our club on Sunday mornings in intra club competition. The focus of the competition is to introduce players to playing proper rules of baseball. There are two divisions - Little League Minor and Little League Major. We have one Little League Major team comprised of the advanced players, and Little League Minor teams for those who do not wish to play or are not named to the Little League Major team.

Depending on numbers, we will enter either one or two teams into the league. Details of this program include:

  • The first pre season training will take place on Tuesday 27th of August. Training will continue on every Tuesday nights from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
  • Home and away games on Sunday mornings (8 am warm up, 9am game time start) against other clubs in our charter;
  • Our charter consists of Preston, Essendon, Fitzroy, Newport, Werribee and Port Melbourne Baseball Clubs. The good news is that for the far west clubs, it’s only a 30 minute drive via the Western Ring Road on a Sunday morning.
  • Proper baseball rules – the children will be pitching and hitting according to the proper baseball rules.
  • Boys and girls may play in both the Instructional League and the Little League  teams (as per the age requirements outlined in the information matrix below). Note you once you register for Little League, you will be automatically registered for Friday Night Instructional League.

Email rlpbc@outlook.com to register your interest to join our program!

 

Intermediate and Junior League is for boys and girls aged 12-14 (see information matrix below for details) representing our club on Sunday mornings in intra club competition. This is the first time we will have a team in this age group and we are really  excited to enter into this league!

Details of this program include:

  • The first pre season training will take place on Tuesday 27th of August. Training will continue on every Tuesday nights from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
  • Home and away games on Sunday mornings (8 am warm up, 9am game time start) against other clubs in our charter;
  • Our charter consists of Preston, Essendon, Fitzroy, Newport, Werribee and Port Melbourne Baseball Clubs. The good news is that for the far west clubs, it’s only a 30 minute drive via the Western Ring Road on a Sunday morning.
  • Proper baseball rules – the children will be pitching and hitting according to the proper baseball rules.
  • Home and away games on Sunday mornings start at 9am and we ask that players arrive ready to go by 8am. 
  • Our charter consists of Preston, Essendon, Fitzroy, Newport, Werribee and Port Melbourne Baseball Clubs. The good news is that for the far west clubs, it’s only a 30 minute drive via the Western Ring Road on a Sunday morning and we minimise the number of times we need to go over there. Carpooling is encouraged!

Email rlpbc@outlook.com to register your interest to join our program!

 

Our Coaches

  • Our head coaches are qualified baseball coaches who are current and experienced senior baseball players.
  • We place the emphasis on team, skill and individual development. Our coaches are there to build the confidence and life skills of your children using baseball as its framework.
  • All coaches are mandated to have Working with Children Accreditation. No exceptions.

 

Uniform Requirements

 

  Friday Night For games For training
Uniform required for training and games

Protective cup;

Maroon baseball belt (optional)

Maroon baseball socks (optional)

Club playing top (available to purchase from the club)

Hat (available to purchase from the club)

White baseball pants;

Protective cup;

Maroon baseball belt;

Maroon socks

Club training top (available to purchase from the club)

Hat (available to purchase from the club)

White baseball pants;

Protective cup;

Maroon baseball belt;

Maroon socks
       

 

Click here to register for Friday Night Instructional League ONLY

To play in the club teams on Sundays, email rlpbc@outlook.com. 

For more information:

Call AJ on 0423 782 970
Email AJ on rlpbc@outlook.com
Check out our Facebook Page – Research Lower Plenty Junior Baseball Club

 

Registration fees

Registration fees include three portions – club fees, Baseball Australia and Baseball Victoria Fees.

Club fees cover the provision of tops (which are yours to keep), equipment, club room facilities leased through Banyule City Council, Food License, electricity and incidentals to create the best experience possible for all participating families.

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 the club for the benefit of our members.