2021 Pre-Season – Juniors

Welcome to the 2021 winter baseball season! To the parents and players who are returning from season 2019, and also to the many new parents and players who are keen to play baseball this coming season. I’m sure we are all especially excited about 2021 after missing all of 2020.We are gearing up for a big season with our new club rooms and training facilities.

Come and Try Days: Will be held on Sundays the 14th & 21st of March at Loyola Reserve at 10.30am.

Registration and Uniform Fitting Day: Will be held on the 28th of March at Loyola Reserve at 10.30.

Take this opportunities to meet, new team mates, people from the club and your coaches.

Registrations: please see either Anne-Marie O’Brien junior committee or Gemma Stanfield club secretary for assistance in online registrations and fee structures.

Playing uniform/merchandiseWe will be holding a uniform fitting/registration day for all juniors. In addition uniform and merchandise can be purchased from the club by seeing a member of the committee, EFT is our preferred method of payment by cash will be accepted.

Some important training information is below:

  • Tee Ball will commence Saturdays (tee ball kids don’t train mid week).
  • Rookie Ball, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 games commence on Saturday 24th April
  • Under 17’s – training with the senior squad 
  • Training for Rookie Ball, Under 13 and Under 15 

We are extremely lucky to have some of the most experienced junior coaches available details around training dates and times will be advised shortly. 

 

We will be adopting a new approach to training. Similar to the summer rep squad training, we will pool coaching knowledge and available adults and split the kids into groups depending on numbers. We can then plan stations where kids will get specific support around throwing mechanics, fielding, tee work, hitting in the cages, hitting live, pitching and catching. Every 10-15 minutes, the kids will rotate stations in their group. We will look for parents of all skill level to assist at times, and can accommodate any capacity or skill level of the parent! It will also allow for Club Coach Jarryd Rogers and other senior players who attend at times to work with kids on their areas of expertise.

TeamApp: If you aren’t on the WBC TeamApp group, please download Teamapp via https://www.teamapp.com/clubs Search for the Watsonia Baseball Club, ask to Join as a Senior/Junior player, noting your child’s name in the request, and once approved a few hours later by one of the committee, allow push notifications under NEWS. Whilst I will email when I can if it is absolutely pouring during the day and training may be cancelled, we will also push late changes via TeamApp. Any problems, please ask after training next week.

WBC CommitteeThe 2021 AGM will be advertised as soon as we are confident of being able to host the required number of people due to restrictions. If you have interest in being a part of the committee, either senior or junior, please feel free to email or call me to discus, or email Club Secretary Gemma Stanfield via watsoniasecretary@gmail.com

Finally don’t forget if you bring a friend down who joins, you both get $50 off your fees (not applicable for tee ball).