Frequently Asked Questions
We hope you find these helpful, if you have anything
Registration and Teams
At the trial game set for September, a copy is sufficient for viewing by our Registrar.
The season starts 15th September 2018 and regular season finishes late February. Semi-finals are usually in March.
No games are played during school holidays or Christmas holidays.
Under 7 and 8 – 1 hour.
Under 9 and 10 – 1 hour 15 min.
Under 11 and 12 – 1 hour 30 min.
Under 14 – 1 hour 45 min.
Under 16 – 2 hours.
Most games are played on Saturday mornings. Last season the early games started at 8.30am, the latest game started at 11.00am. The top division (Div.1) plays on Friday nights.
Around half the games will be played at Timbrell Park, other games will be away (approx. 10 games). Our Under 6 and Under 7 teams will be playing in a competition with nearby clubs to minimise travel. Under 8,9 and 10 play in the Southern Division which means they don’t travel any further than North Ryde or Macquarie. The Ryde Hawks Baseball League (RHBL) is a North Ryde based competition although the furthest club is in Hornsby area.
Most teams train one afternoon per week, this will depend on the availability of the coach.
The Baseball NSW age categories extend from 1st September to 31st August the following year. A full list is available on the Juniors Fees Information page.
Provisional teams will be formed by 29th August , coaches will be assigned prior to this. If vacancies exist late registrations may be accepted after this date.
Of course. All help is appreciated. The trial game would be a good time to volunteer your assistance. There are other jobs too which you can volunteer to do.
A manager is required for each team, who needs to organise a scorer. This manager can be a parent; the scorer can be the manager or rotated by the parents.
The home club organises the umpires. Five Dock have a squad of umpires that will be assigned to home games at Timbrell Park. This could be an older teenager who holds a Class 0 umpiring certificate.
Yes, occasionally. All help is appreciated.
Yes, the coaches are required to rotate the children as part of their development especially in pre- and early teens. Some players will excel at more specialised roles (e.g., pitching) and will work with their coach and team in leading in such roles. However, there are limits on pitching and catching to help to share the roles. Players are not forced into any roles or playing positions. However, all players bat.
Any soccer/football style boots with plastic studs. No metal studs or cleats are allowed. Baseball shoes are called cleats.
Socks and belt are available from the canteen, $15 each. Long white pants, can be purchased from the following baseball retail stores:
Diamond Sports: Unit 1/2a, Newton Rd, Blacktown.
Diamond One Baseball: Shop 1, 156 The Boulevarde, Miranda
Elite Sports: 51 Birch St, Condell Park.
Red Stitches: 6/5 Sefton Road, Thornleigh.
A shirt will be provided as part of registration. If available they will be handed out on trial game day, otherwise handed out prior to the first game.
Gloves for Under 7’s and U8’s T-Ball are provided in the kit. These are not to be taken home. For all other ages, a glove is required for the opposite hand that they throw. A reasonable glove can be purchased for around $50. A good glove will last for years and makes catching easier. However, you also need to consider your child’s growth before making major purchases.
It’s a good idea to get advice before buying a glove. And remember, the glove for the opposite hand to the one you or your child uses to write with or to throw.
Caps can be purchased from the canteen for $20. Caps are to be worn in every game as they are considered to be an important part of the uniform.
No. Helmets, bats and catcher’s gear are provided as part of each team’s kit.