The 2019/20 Roadrunner Summer Junior Baseball Program

FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

 

Families from all suburbs in Melbourne are invited to join this great junior sport, 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 8-15.

Scroll down for more information - if you’re child is older, the information will be further down.

 

For girls and boys aged 5-8

 

Visit www.tballsmash.com.au to learn more. Tball Smash begins on Friday October 25th at 530pm.

 

For girls and boys aged 9-12

 

The Roadrunner Friday Night Instructional League is the next step for 8-12 year old boys and girls following Roadrunner Tball Smash. Details include:

  • We play games (kids are assigned to teams and get a team top) with coaches providing instruction before, during and after the games.
  • Coaches pitch to the children so their confidence develops early on.
  • 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.
  • Kids can be up to 12 years of age, regardless of their birthdate.
  • Quite simply - this is an awesome experience for the kids and families. We also have The Bullpen - an outdoor area for the parents (and kids if they aren't running around) to congregate and relax from the full on week they just had. Cool drinks are available too!

 

Training

Training is optional for Instructional League players. Details include:

TUESDAY nights (beginning 22 October 2019).

5:30p - 7:00pm

Family Environment

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!

Inclusions and costs

Club fees cover the following:

  • Playing top. If you require a club hat, we have them available at the clubhouse and you can purchase one at training or Friday night. 
  • Facilities, equipment and other costs to run the club throughout the summer
  • Team Photo 

Baseball Australia & Baseball Victoria

  • Insurance, state and national administration costs

Club Fees $100+GST.

Baseball Australia/Baseball Victoria ~$100.

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

Uniforms

Club hats can be purchased from the club in the clubhouse.

 

White baseball pants are required (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.

 

Pants, other uniform pieces and equipment can be purchased at stores such as Ausport, K2 or Fielders Choice.

 

Location

All games and training are hosted at our home field is located at Glenauburn Park, Lower Plenty on Cavanagh Road, Lower Plenty click here for google map. 

 

Click here to register your child  (it works best if you use google chrome as your browser)

 

 

 

Little League Baseball Program - for girls and boys age 9-12 (born between 1 September 2007 - 30 August 2011)

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.

Program details include:

  • 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. Little League Minor is typically for newer players to the game. Little League Major team comprised of the advanced playersCoaches will allocate players to teams in pre season.

Training

  • Training will take place on TUESDAY nights from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.
  • Training begins on Tuesday the 3rd of September 2019.

Games

  • Home and away games on Sunday mornings (8 am warm up, 9am game time start);
  • Throughout the season we will play teams from 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).

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)

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

Baseball Australia fees are usually around $50; the same with Baseball Victoria.

Friday Night Instructional Baseball League participation.

Club fees will be $165+GST.

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

Uniforms

Hats and playing tops can be purchased from the club in the clubhouse.

 

White baseball pants, a maroon baseball belt and maroon socks are required to be purchased. These can be purchased at stores such as Ausport, K2 or Fielders Choice.

 

All players are required to wear a protective cup and we recommend for all players to purchase their own helmet.

 

Location

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 another park (last year we held them at Malcolm Blair Reserve in Montmorency).

 

Click here to register your child  (it works best if you use google chrome as your browser)

 

 

 

 

For girls and boys aged 12-14  (born between 1 September 2005 - 30 August 2007)

Intermediate and Junior League is for boys and girls aged 12-14 representing our club on Sunday mornings in intra club competition.

Training

  • Training will take place on WEDNESDAY nights from 5:30pm - 7:15pm.
  • Friday night training will commence on Friday October 25th, from 545pm-7:15pm.
  • The first training take place on on Wednesday the 4th of September 2019.

Games

  • Home and away games on Sunday mornings (8 am warm up, 9am game time start);
  • Throughout the season we will play teams from 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.

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)

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

Baseball Australia fees are usually around $50; the same with Baseball Victoria.

Club fees will be $165+GST.

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

Uniforms

Hats and playing tops can be purchased from the club in the clubhouse.

 

White baseball pants, a maroon baseball belt and maroon socks are required to be purchased. These can be purchased at stores such as Ausport, K2 or Fielders Choice.

 

All players are required to wear a protective cup and we recommend for all players to purchase their own helmet.

 

Location

All games and training are hosted at our home field, located at Glenauburn Park, Lower Plenty on Cavanagh Road, Lower Plenty click here for google map. 

 

 

Click here to register your child  (it works best if you use google chrome as your browser)

 

 

 

 

For girls and boys aged 15-16 (born between 1 September 2002 - 30 August 2005)

At this stage it is unknown if we will have enough players to field a team in this age goup...we really hope we do. All details will be similiar to the ones for 13-14 year olds. If you're interested, please email us at rlpbc@outlook.com 

 

 

 

 

Our Coaches

  • Are qualified adult baseball coaches who are current and experienced baseball players and/or coaches. A number of our coaches have played in state programs, are Level III accredited and also have kids themselves so understand to balance the teaching of skills and ensuring the kids have a fun experience.
  • Place the emphasis on team, skill and individual development. They are there to build the confidence and life skills of your children using baseball as its framework.
  • Have Working with Children Accreditation.

 

 

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