Q. As a parent my time for sport is limited; how long will I spend at baseball games and how long will my child be in the sun during summer?
A. T-Ball and 3-pitch games are scheduled to last approximately 1.5 hours. Even older age groups in junior baseball are scheduled to last only 2 hours. Compared to other bat and ball games which go for up to 6 hours a day, baseball is a family friendly game.
Q. My child already plays football or some other winter sport. How would my child be able to play another organised sport?
A. Baseball is a summer sport. A child is able to play soccer, rugby, hockey or AFL during winter and baseball during summer. Our Junior Baseball season starts after the September school holidays.
Q. Baseball is not a mainstream sport in Australia. What development opportunities will my child have in baseball?
A. Baseball has State and national governing bodies - Baseball Queensland and Baseball Australia. This provides players at Pine Hills Lightning Baseball club the opportunity to represent at a regional level (Brisbane Metros), for Queensland (Bandits Juniors) and for Australia. Baseball Queensland also has the high performance Brisbane Bandits Baseball Academy.
Q. Baseball is not a mainstream sport in Australia. What life opportunities will my child get from baseball?
A. Australia has many players in the American professional baseball leagues. Many Australian junior players have also secured baseball scholarships at US Colleges/Universities.
Q. How big is Baseball at Pine Hills?
A. Pine Hills Lightning Baseball Club has around 290 members and teams throughout all age groups. Juniors start from age 5+ all the way through to Seniors.
For the (2021/22 season) the planned age groups are; T-Ball (U8) from age 5+, Rookie Ball (U10- Little League), Major/ Minor Little League (U12), Junior League (U14), Senior League U16, U18, Seniors/Masters & Womens.
Q. Our family budget is limited. How much will it cost for my child to play baseball?
A. Junior Baseball is a very cost effective sport for Boys and Girls to play.
Still have questions?
Please contact the recruitment officer David Everett on
Email: email@example.com or Mob: 0402 893 722
Registration Fees: Up to $290 Full Season (includes club shirt for a new club player's parent)
Give it a go: $40 (3 week introductory program) - includes a free glove
Uniform: Shirt $45 and Hat $25
Uniforms - can be purchased/ordered at Sign On days or through this link.
Tee Ball is designed to introduce young players up to eight years of age to the game, who are looking for a fun activity, learn and practice skills that develops their movement vocabulary.
Tee Ball players hit the ball off a batting tee and the rules may vary from region to region or club to club to ensure the participant’s needs are met.
Played on a field size of - Pitching 46 ft; Base Paths 60 ft
Ball used – Safety ball/Reduced Injury Ball/Compression ball.
Planned activities for learning skills & game sense
6 a side teams, with all players rotating through the batting order & each fielding position
No scores – emphasis on FUN
Easy to coach
Baseball uses a Age Matrix to determine which age group applies. Players who have a baseball age of 4, 5, or 6 will play Tee-ball (the matrix makes this easy to determine).
All new players signing on with Pine Hills will receive a free glove.
Saturday morning - interclub games with teams from other Brisbane Metro Region Clubs. Games are played at four clubs (Pine Hills, Windsor Royals, Hendra All Stars & Carina Redsox), based on a Metro Region draw. Click here to see the field locations.
Training - A training afternoon (1 hour) will be scheduled for each team.
(Children who have already played T-ball for one or two seasons may prefer to play Rookie Ball)
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.