Baseball?

Here over the next few weeks we will introduce informative info snippets on what baseball is, and how you can help your child train at home. You do not need to be familiar with baseball and the objective is to try and give parents enough knowledge to help be a part of the training and game play as possible.

To start off here are a few videos to give an simple overview of the game. In the future we will have more info and videos rules, game play, equipment maintenance and more.

 

 

Tee Ball

Tee Ball is a modified form of baseball which allows our younger folk to enjoy the thrill of the hit and run of baseball.

  • There is no pitching in Tee Ball, instead the ball is struck off a "tee" which is adjusted to each batters height.
  • The ball used is a Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) ball.  It's also smaller in size (8½")than the normal baseball.
  • For under 8's the diamond is reduced in size to a bit more than half full size (50ft vs 90ft).
  • For under 9's the diamond is reduced in size to two thirds of full size (60ft vs 90ft).
  • The number of runs allowed in any one innings is limited to six. This ensures that no game becomes one sided.
  • The game is limited in its duration to one (Under 8) and one and a half hours (under 9).
  • Bats, balls, helmets and catchers kit are provided for each team by the club.


Zooka ball/Machine Ball

Zooka/Machine Ball, like Tee Ball is a modified form of baseball which builds on the skills learned in Tee Ball, and takes your child another step closer to baseball.

  • There is no pitching in Soft Toss, instead the ball is "pitched" from a "Zooka" pitching machine.  This ensure that a consistent pitch is delivered to the batter.
  • The ball used is a Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) ball.  It's also smaller in size (8½")than the normal baseball.
  • The diamond is reduced in size to two thirds of full size (60ft vs 90ft).
  • The number of runs allowed in any one innings is limited to six. This ensures that no game becomes one sided.
  • The game is limited in its duration to one and a half hours.
  • Bats, balls, helmets and catchers kit are provided for each team by the club.


Junior Baseball

Junior baseball is played to a modified set of rules that are designed to ensure that each age group has the potential to maximise there development and enjoyment of the game.

  • For Under 12's (Little League minors & Majors) the diamond is reduced in size to 70ft between bases.
  • For Under 14's the diamond is reduced in size to 80ft between bases.
  • For Under 16's the diamond is the full size of 90ft between bases.
  • All age groups above minors use a standard baseball.
  • Age groups and grades within groups have varying pitching distances.
  • The number of runs allowed in any one innings is limited to six. This ensures that no game becomes one sided.
  • For Under 12's and 14's the game is limited in its duration to one and a half hours.
  • For Under 16's the game is limited in its duration to two hours.
  • Bats, balls, helmets and catchers kit are provided for each team by the club.

Game times

Under 8              8:30am

Under 9              10:30am

LL Minor - MP    8:30am

LL Minor - LP      10:30am

LL Major              8:30am

Intermediate      10:30am

Junior League     8:15am

Senior League    10:30am

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