2021 Winter Junior Baseball for boys and girls

Ideal for boys and girls aged 7-17 in Banyule (including Lower Plenty, Montmorency, Greensborough, Greenhills, Diamond Creek, Briar Hill), Nillumbik (Diamond Creek, St Helena, Eltham, Hursbridge), Whittlesea (Doreen, Epping, Mernda, Mill Park, South Morang, Thomastown, Wollert) and Manningham councils (Bulleen, Doncaster, Ringwood, Templestowe)  in Victoria! Players from 

Click here to register to join our training sessions. NOTE: It is compulsory to register to train due to COVID regulations. Any player who has not registered to train will not be allowed to train. There is no cost to register to train. Registration details for playing will be released once we have more information. 

The Roadrunner Junior baseball program offers boys and girls and their families the opportunity to be part of the Research Lower Plenty Baseball Club, which has been since 1955.

Our program provides a not so obvious benefit for you as a parent to be introduced to the club and The Research Way. It is important to understand the club is 100% volunteer-run. Our greatest strength is the breadth and depth of the fantastic volunteers who coach, organise and administer our club. This is the heartbeat of our club, the experience and the connection our club creates. 

The Winter Season runs from April - August, with one mid-week training and one game/week, played Saturday mornings at 9am. 

Training Days and Come and Try Days

All interested families are invited to come down to any training session to learn more about the club. Rather than run a dedicated come and try day, we invite new families to join us for a training session (at no cost), so they can get a feel for the club and the environment. 

Click here to register to join our training sessions. NOTE: It is compulsory to register to train due to COVID regulations. Any player who has not registered to train will not be allowed to train. There is no cost to register to train. Registration details for playing will be released once we have more information. 

FIRST TRAINING SESSIONS

Under 11 and 13-year-olds: Wednesday, April 7th, 530pm - 7 pm
Under 15 year-olds: Tuesday, April 6th, 530pm - 7 pm
Under 17 year-olds: Thursday, April 8th, 530pm - 7 pm (our under 17's train with our senior players. It is a very welcoming and supportive environment, so even if you are new to the sport, you will fit right in)

Location: All training is held at our home baseball field - Glenauburn Park, Lower Plenty on Cavanagh Road, Lower Plenty - click here for google map.

The training schedule for the remainder of the year will be: 

  • Under 11's and Under 13's train on Wednesdays from 530pm - 7pm. 
  • Under 15's train on Tuesdays from 530pm - 7pm.
  • Under 17's train with our seniors on Thursdays from 530pm - 7pm. 
  • All training is held at our home baseball field - Glenauburn Park, Lower Plenty on Cavanagh Road, Lower Plenty - click here for google map.
  • For more information, Contact Chris Fisher at rlpbc@outlook.com or 0407 858 629

Games

  • Our first game of the season will be Saturday, April 24th, 2021
  • Games are played on Saturday mornings and start at  9am. We ask for all players to be ready for a warm-up at 815am or as advised by the coaches. 
  • Junior baseball games typically take 1.5 hours and end by 10:30am.
  • Location:
    • U11’s – Elder Street Reserve, 4 Manfred Street, Watsonia (hosted at the Greensborough Baseball Club)
    • U13’s – Mill Park Recreation Reserve. Morang Drive Mill Park
    • U15’s – Home and Away series against other clubs in the North East. 
    • U17’s – Home and Away series against other clubs in the North East.

 

Who can play?

  • Any family, boys, or girls looking to be part of a great sport and a great family club.
  • It does not matter where you live – you can join our club. We typically have players from many suburbs, including Montmorency, Lower Plenty, Research, Eltham, Briar Hill, Greensborough, Rosanna, Macleod, Viewbank, Hursbridge, Epping, South Morang, Doncaster and Mill Park.
  • For more information, Contact Chris Fisher at rlpbc@outlook.com or 0407 858 629
Parent Involvement - Parent coaches, assistants and team managers are required for each team. Parents will also be placed on a roster system to assist with various tasks throughout the year and are asked to help set up and pack up the field and equipment each week. 

 

Inclusions and costs

Registration fees include three portions – club fees, Baseball Australia and Baseball Victoria Fees.

Cost*

Club Fees

  • $165 Juniors
  • $180 Juniors Playing Seniors (if you are 14 or older, you can choose to play both juniors and seniors)

Club fees cover the provision of equipment,clubroom facilities, ground hire, and incidentals such as participation trophies for younger players.

*There is also a mandatory Baseball Aust/Baseball Vic component that also needs to be paid to cover all necessary insurances:

  • $95.00 For Juniors who play Juniors and Seniors during the Winter 
  • $50.00 Juniors Play Senior - Summer/Winter
  • $86.00 for juniors playing winter season in U13/U15/U17 leagues
  • $41.00 for juniors who played Summer and Winter season this year
  • $35.00 for juniors who are U11 for the winter season

Our preference would be for you to pay your club fees on the Sports TG Registration System, you an do this by following this link https://regoform.mygameday.app/?fbclid=IwAR0IOjucFb54CqTkUYnBSPaUwPgpk6VQqBtmZOaJkRCZy3PiIvyr6GtQisU#/registration-form/?orgId=0012800001KoiLZAAZ&formId=nBRxEQ5tThlvWqE0hS. However, if you prefer you can pay your club fees directly to our bank account. Note you will still have to pay your Baseball Australia and Baseball Victoria fees through the SportsTG system

Account name: Research Lower Plenty Baseball CLUB
BSB: 633-000
ACCT: 141426064
Please use "Fees & Surname" in the description 

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Baseball Victoria and Baseball Australia Fees must be paid through the Sports TG Registration System, you an do this by following this link https://regoform.mygameday.app/?fbclid=IwAR0IOjucFb54CqTkUYnBSPaUwPgpk6VQqBtmZOaJkRCZy3PiIvyr6GtQisU#/registration-form/?orgId=0012800001KoiLZAAZ&formId=nBRxEQ5tThlvWqE0hSIf you do not register through the Sports TG system, you will not be allowed to play (as per BA and BV rules). 

 Uniforms

Club tops and hats can be purchased from the club in the clubhouse.

White baseball pants are required (cricket pants are fine too). If you want to go all-in, you could also grab a maroon baseball belt and maroon socks.

All players are required to wear a protective cup, and all players are required to purchase their own helmet. Helmets can range from $30 and up. 

Pants, other uniform pieces and equipment can be purchased at stores such as Ausport, K2 or Fielders Choice.

We always have been and will continue to be a not for profit club. All funds generated through grant applications, fundraising, sponsorships are reinvested back into the club for the benefit of our members.

Our Coaches

  • Qualified adult baseball coaches (most are Level III accredited) who are current and experienced baseball players and/or coaches.
  • Place emphasis on team, skill and individual development. They are there to build the confidence and life skills of your children using baseball as its framework.
  • Are mandated to have Working with Children Accreditation. No exceptions.

Would you like to be added to our database to find out more about our Summer Junior and Tball Smash Program?

  • We also run a summer baseball program, including Tball Smash (5-8-year-olds), Friday Night Baseball (9-12 year olds) and Little League competitions for children 8-18.
  • If you are interested in receiving information about our summer program (which starts in September), please email rlpbc@outlook.com.

For more information about our winter junior baseball program, please use the contacts below: 

The 2020 fixture is not yet available, but will link through to the Melbourne Winter Website when the fixture is released