U12 Co-Ordinator: Michael Formosa
Registration Fees: $450 Full Season 2021/22
(includes club shirt for a parent for all new players to the club)
Uniform: Overshirt $50, Undershirt $40 and Hat $36
Uniforms - can be purchased/ordered at Sign On days or through the link
White pants, cleats, belt, socks to be sourced outside of the club.
Baseball uses a Age Matrix to determine which age group applies. Players who have a baseball age of 10, 11, or 12 will play Little League Majors (the matrix makes this easy to determine).
The Greater Brisbane Leagues (GBL) will be playing all junior competitions by the playing rules detailed in the 2019 Little League Baseball Official Playing Rules.
LITTLE LEAGUE Eligibility
• 1 Division for Little League, Junior League and Senior League club comp qualification with a second ‘Rams’ division for Div II (Div II participants will not qualify for Tournament All Star Team)
Players are eligible for selection to regional representative teams (or Charter All Star Teams in Little League terms) to represent their community at State Titles and potentially win the right to progress through the tournament season from State Titles to National Titles and the Little League World Series.
For a player to be eligible to play for their Region’s Tournament team, that player must participate in their Region’s Little League Competition.
NB: In order to qualify for your Region’s Little League team a player must play 60% of the games in their qualifying league, in Division 1
Played on a field size of - Pitching46 ft; Base Paths50 ft
Ball used – Standard 9” baseball
Tournaments for this group:
David Nilsson Little League State Championships (traditionally held Easter school holidays)
Australian National Little League Championships (traditionally held June)
Little League World Series (August)(USA)
Girl’s Friendship Series
Further information about participation pathways can be located on the Baseball Queensland website:
All Little League games are played on a Saturday morning and children are required to wear full baseball uniform.
Grading - for this competition will occur on the Club’s Spring Training Days – keep an eye on Facebook for details.
Training - Each team will be allocated a regular weekly afternoon training session, based on coach & field availability.
Extra skills clinics - will be scheduled during the season for all players in the Little League age group.
Little League , Junior League and Senior League will be graded into one of two divisions for each age group, and if more than 1 team in any division, teams will also be as even as possible.
Spring Training commences in August. It is crucial players attend all spring training and all juniors attend their grading day so that a fair assessment of their skills can be made, and team allocations can be done. Some age groups may continue to train in squads to better gauge player abilities before being allocated into equal strength teams.
Your child needs:
1) a protector
2) Baseball glove/mitt,
3) Batting Helmet
4) Grass shoes/sneakers (or cleats for Rookie Ball up, rubber to Senior League.)
5) All players must wear the full baseball uniform at games.
Each training he/she will need to be in suitable baseball training clothes & have water.
Each game he/she will need to have water and have sunscreen applied.
LL/JL/SL it is strongly requested that at least one parent attend training/games to support their children.
At a club level - “Facebook” is Pine Hills Baseball Club’s primary resource for information sharing. We will advertise events (social and fundraising), sponsors, wet weather information, and other important information about the club, Brisbane Metro Region and Baseball Queensland.
“Emails” are the secondary resource when more in-depth information is to be shared e.g. how to register and changes to competition structure
At a team level - Download “Team App” Coaches and team managers will share notices of team training, team events, washouts and photo schedule.
We hold one compulsory club fundraiser - Other optional fundraisers may be held during the season (e.g. raffles, pie drives, trivia nights, etc)
Where does the money go?
Sign on fees only cover approximately 2/3 of the costs of running the club. i.e. grounds & facilities costs (water, maintenance, mower, repairs etc), insurance and affiliation fees from BQ (Baseball Qld), ABF, & Metro Region, equipment & balls, lights & electricity, trophies, team photos, training clinics for coaches, scorers and umpires, paying specialists to come in and run clinics and administration overheads. Our compulsory club fundraiser helps contribute towards capital works to benefit all our players.
JUNIOR PLAYER FEES
Sign-on Fees are ALL inclusive. Uniform costs are separate.
Families who anticipate difficulty paying all fees at Sign-on must organise a payment plan which is available here (club fees only).
Players are not able to take the field either practice or playing until they become a financial member of the club.