U16s Co-Ordinator : Natalie Gardiner 0431 287 489
Registration Fees: $485 Full Season 2020/21
(includes club shirt for a parent for new sign ons)
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, sox to be sourced outside of the club.
Junior Gameday Shirt, club cap, white baseball pants, baseball glove, protective cup, sneakers or moulded cleat shoes.
AGE CUTOFF DATE
Baseball uses a Age Matrix to determine which age group applies. Players who have a baseball age of 15 or 16 will play Senior League (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 Baseball Official Playing Rules.
This year the Greater Brisbane Leagues (GBL) junior season will be delivered as one season with a break in the middle for the Little League Eligibility. The Little League Eligibility will be run by the Metro region, and be run during December and January. The GBL season will run from 10th October 2020 through till early March 2021. Finals will be played in the following weeks.
Will begin on the 10th October 2020
Season will break in November for the Little League Eligibility competition.
GBL Season recommences early February 2021 and runs through till early March with finals to follow after.
There will be a total of 16 games for the season.
Possible double header weekends.
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).
This division of Little League supports the same tournament participation pathway as the Little League Majors Division. Players are selected to regional representative teams to represent their community at State, National and International tournaments culminating with a Senior League World Series.
NB: In order to qualify for your Region’s Senior League team a player must play 60% of the games in their qualifying league, in Division 1.
Played on a field size of - Pitching distance 60 ft 6 in; Base Paths90 ft
Ball used – Standard 9” baseball
Tournaments for this group:
Senior League State Championships (Jan 2020)
Senior League Australian National Championships
Senior League Asia Pacific Regional Championships
Senior League World Series (USA)
Girl’s Friendship Series
Further information about participation pathways can be located on the Baseball Queensland website.
All Senior League games are played on a Saturday morning and players 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.
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 trainings 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.
Saturday August 17th - Working bee at the club
August – Spring training (watch facebook for updates)
Saturday 10th October – 1st Fixtures for Junior League commence
“A Saturday night” in early December – Bandits Club night (date to be confirmed)