2020 Junior Update

Welcome to Saints Baseball Club for junior season 2020. 

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, all club activities are suspended until 31st May.  This includes games, trainings, social events and gatherings at the club.  This is by direction from State Body Baseball Victoria.

Saints look forward to getting on the field as soon as restrictions are lifted, and the junior season structure is established. 

Saints offer junior baseball and teeball for 4yo to 16yo girls and boys.  We welcome returning and new players to Saints and encourage them along to try baseball. Saints field teams in all age groups being Teeball, U12, U14 and U16 as offered by the league.

Saints home ground is at Geelong Baseball Centre diamonds 3 & 4, this is the all synthetic field and grass field on the East side of Waurn Ponds creek.

Saints trainings are at our club grounds on Wednesday afternoons at our club grounds from 4.30pm to 6pm.  New players are welcome to try training without commitment to play.

Saints junior players enjoy more than just on field action at the club. During the season, our program includes Hot Dog Nights, Movie Nights, club functions such as Trivia Nights and end of season presentation nights.  We encourage siblings to enjoy these events also with the players and families having a fun time at the ball club.

Key information to start the season:

Training for 2020 season will be announced soon as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and the season structure is announced.

For more information you can access club details from our Team App site or you can email ebsaintsbc@gmail.com

Saints Team App - https://eastbelmontsaintsbaseball.teamapp.com also available on smart phone Apps

Regards,

Chris Rickard

Junior Coordinator

East Belmont 'Saints' Baseball Club Inc.

2017 JUNIOR TRAINING START-UP

Welcome back to another season of winter junior baseball with Saints Baseball Club. Saints are preparing for the coming season and we welcome all players whether returning or new to the club.

Saints U12 and U14 players will start training on Wednesday 22nd March from 4.30pm to 6pm.
The U16 players can start training anytime now by joining the senior training sessions as listed at the bottom of this notice.

The age groups for this year will remain the same as last year – being U12, U14 and U16 with the age cut-off date at 30th April. That is, if you turn 12yo on or before 30th April you’ll play U14, if you turn 12yo after 30th April you’ll play U12. 
During the training sessions we can work out the best age group for you to play in.
Saints will field teams in all age groups and where playing numbers allow we will enter additional teams in that age group.
The U16 competition is pending club entry numbers. Clubs need to players to confirm their intent to play.

The GBA will also provide a Teeball season and Saints are looking forward to our youngest Sainters enjoying a season of teeball. Teeball will be targeted at 5 to 8yo’s although new 9yo’s can be considered for teeball also (but encouraged to play u12s).
The details for the Teeball program are being planned now and will be announced soon. Teeball players won’t train on Wednesday nights, they will participate on Saturday mornings with the start date to be confirmed. We’ll provide more information for the teeball players as soon as it becomes available. 
Can all interested Teeball players please reply email to register your interest to play.

Key information to start the season:
• U12 and U14 Training Starts: Wed 22nd March at 4:30pm to 6:30pm and continues each following Wednesday
• U16 Training joins Senior Training
• Teeball, start-up details will be announced shortly
• Season Starts: Saturday 22nd April.

 

Senior Training Schedule through March:

• Friday 10th March, 6pm – Conditioning, throwing, BP

• Sunday 12th March – NO TRAINING

• Tuesday 14th March, 6pm start - BP

• Wednesday 15th March, 6pm – BP, Infield & Pens

• Friday 17th March, 6pm – NO TRAINING

• Sunday 19th March, 10am – Full training

• Tuesday 21st March, 6pm start - BP

• Wednesday 22nd March, 6pm – BP, Infield & Pens

• Saturday 25th March, Time TBA – Interclub scrimmage & Training

• Sunday 26th March, 12pm – NO TRAINING

• Tuesday 28th March, 6pm start – To Be Advised

• Wednesday 15th March, 6pm – To Be Advised

• Thursday 30th March, 6pm – BP (Batting Practice)

                Followed by A Grade Team selection for Round 1 Double Header Sat 1st April


I am in the process of assigning team coaches now. If senior players can assist any of the teams it would be a great help. Over recent years we’ve been fortunate to have Saints members with children in teams to cover the coaching, this is not the case in some age groups this year. Help would be appreciated from current senior players especially those who’ve been thru Saints junior teams and coached by other senior players. This is rewarding to work with the kids and a great way to give back to the club. Please let me know if you can help on Wednesday trainings and/or Saturday games.

Good luck to all the players, have a great season.

Regards,
Chris Rickard 

2016 Representatives

U18 BV State Teams:
Emerson Rickard (U18 Blue)

GBA Representatives:
U18 - Bradd Mann
Sean Talbot (Assist Coach)
Phill Northfield (Head Coach)

U16 - Eugene Gay

U14 - Brody Stokoe
Cooper Rickard
Hayden Quottrocelli
Josh Smith

U12 - Harper Rickard (MVP)
Chris Rickard (Head Coach)