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Macquarie Saints Baseball club participates in the Ryde Hornsby Baseball League (for junior competitions) and the Pacific Coast Baseball League (for senior competitions).

Division 1 Teams for 2014/15 Season 

CONGRATULATIONS to the following players on their selection into our Division 1 teams for the 2014/15 Season.  All other players will be contacted by 15th September in regards to their team placement.
 
LITTLE LEAGUE MAJOR (U12)
After careful consideration and discussion of the results of the Little League Major team (U12) trials the club has decided it is in the best interests of the players not to enter a team in the Little League Major Division 1 Friday night competition.  An email has gone out to the relevant Little League players with more information.
 
LITTLE LEAGUE JUNIOR (U14) - DIVISON 1 TEAM
Luke Greenland
Willis Gunesekera
Andrew Johnstone
James Kardachi
Peter Katsiavos
Luke Livian
Liam Merriam
Peter Renouf
Yuta Sugimoto
Grayson Thomas
 
LITTLE LEAGUE SENIOR (U16) - DIVISON 1 TEAM
Matthew Allen
Jack Deed
Lachlan Giulieri
Daniel Greenland
Samuel Henson
Lucas Masina
Rachel Nicoll
Sarah Nicoll
Nicholas Papadopoulos
Peter Rubie
Keita Sugimoto
 

Ryde Hawks Baseball League Little League (U12) Player Development Program 

The RHBL Rep Program is running a nine (9) week ‘SPRING TRAINING’ development program for players eligible to participate in the upcoming RHBL Little League club competition and 2015 Little League Tournaments. For more information and to register see flyer here
 

Ryde Hawks Baseball League Little League (U14) Player Development Program 

The RHBL Rep Program is running a nine (9) week ‘SPRING TRAINING’ development program for players eligible to participate in the upcoming RHBL Little League Junior (U14) club competition and 2015 Little League Tournaments. For more information and to register see flyer here
 

Umpiring Level O - Orientation to Umpiring 

It is an RHBL requirement that ALL teams have a designated umpire. Junior Blues are ONLY provided if available.
 
This course will introduce you to the responsibilities, skills and rules of baseball umpiring. Instruction will be by ABF Instructors to the standards required by the Australian Baseball Federation. There is no assessment, however there will be some practical instruction during which participants will be introduced to umpiring techniques.
This course is the minimum level of training our umpires should have to officiate at our games. At completion of the course participants will be registered with the Level O qualification. 
PARENTS are encouraged to attend this course.
 
As part of Macquarie Saints "Junior Blues" program  Players 12 yrs and older are encouraged to attend - a good way for them to earn a bit of pocket money!
 
VENUE:
     ELS Hall - New Sports Centre and Diamond
     Kent Road
     North Ryde,  NSW

DATES:
       Monday 15th September

       6:30 pm Registration for a 7.00 pm start.

COST:
       $25.00 per person

REQUIREMENTS:       

No special equipment required.Participants will be involved in some light physical activity. Please wear comfortable clothing which will allow for some running, bending etc.

REGISTRATION and PAYMENT:
All attendees must register individually. If you are from Ryde Hawks Baseball League or one of the clubs, please select the Ryde Hawks registration type. A special arrangement has been made for your payment. If you are not from Ryde Hornsby, please select the "Outside" registration option.
Click the "Register" button to register. Where payment is required, you will require either a Paypal Account or Credit Card to complete registration.

If you have to return to complete registration or payment, please ignore the warning about duplicate registration. The same email address may be used for multiple registrations.
 
Registrations will close 2 days prior to the course.
 
A copy of the ABF Rulebook is available via this link.  Copies of the Rule book will also be available on the night for $15. 
 
Register on the Baseball NSW Umpires web page http://members.nswbua.org/event-1745511
 
 

How To Score Courses 

Please see below information on upcoming scoring courses. Scoring is a great way to learn more about the game of baseball and you get the best seat in the house to watch your team play! It is an RHBL requirement that ALL teams have at least one designated scorer.

The NSW Baseball Scorers association will be holding their annual HOW TO SCORE clinics on the below dates.

All how to score clinics are held at Sports House Sydney Olympic Park, Entrance: Figtree Drive (take driveway to left of building with NSWIS sign. Enter the building upstairs via the front doors. You can get your parking ticket validated at the meeting).

BEGINNER LIVE BALL SCORING
September 16, 2014
6:30PM-9:00 PM
Sports House Homebush ARAFURA ROOM

This session will be conducted for the benefit of Scorers new to Baseball as well as those who may be 'graduating' to Live Ball from T-Ball (or Machine Ball).
'Experienced' Scorers (those who have Scored in previous Seasons - Juniors or Seniors) who wish to refresh the basics are most welcome to attend. Scorers who have not yet received any formal training are strongly encouraged to attend. This session would also be beneficial for all those 'back-up' Scorers

INTERMEDIATE LIVE BALL SCORING
September 23, 2014
6:30-9:00 PM
Sports House Homebush ARAFURA ROOM

This session we touch on the Basics of scoring with Questions and Answers before progressing to some of the finer points of Scoring.
An Informative session for those Scorers who have scored before and would like to clarify some points you may not have been scoring correctly - things you have been guessing, or may have been taught incorrectly in the first instance

ADVANCED LIVE BALL SCORING
September 30, 2014
6:30-9:00 PM
Sports House Homebush ARAFURA ROOM

This session will be conducted for the benefit of Scorers who are ready to concentrate on the finer points of scoring.
* Ideal for those who are contemplating sitting for accreditation
* Scorers who have scored for a number of years but not yet received any formal training are strongly encouraged to attend.
* Interactive session so please bring a list of questions.

BEGINNERS LIVE BALL SCORING
October 7, 2014
6:30-9:00 PM
Sports House Homebush ARAFURA ROOM

For those who may have missed the first Beginner Live Ball night.

T-BALL (PRE-LIVE BALL) SCORING
October 7, 2014
6:30-9:00 PM
Sports House Homebush CORAL ROOM

Also known as How To Score - Beginners - Pre Live Ball (T-Ball)
This session will be conducted for the benefit of Pre Live Ball (T-Ball) Scorers who are new to scoring.
'Experienced' Scorers (those who have Scored a season of T-Ball) who wish to refresh the basics are most welcome to attend.

If you have any queries, please contact our Scorer's Co-ordinator, Janine Hunt jhunt2502@yahoo.com

 

Masters Competition fully subscribed 

There is now a full team for the Club's Masters Competition. 

2014 Try Baseball Day - 31st August 2014 12pm-2pm 

Our Try Baseball Day is on Sunday 31st August between 12pm and 2pm at Pioneer Park so if you’re feeling a bit rusty, we’ll have plenty of activities on hand, including batting and pitching areas.

Come along to join in the fun and bring a friend who doesn’t play baseball.

Download the flyer here

 

Pre-Season Grading and Assessment - 31st August 2014 

Pre-Season Grading will be conducted at Pioneer Park on Sunday 31st August 2014.   
 
During Grading the following skills will be assessed:-   Batting, Catching, Outfield, Running, Pitching/Throwing
 
Eligible Players who are registered for the following teams are encouraged to attend our grading days so coaches are able to assess their skills & ability for placement into the appropriate Major (Div 1) or Minor (Div 2/3) teams.
Any player who does not wish to grade will be placed into a "Minor" division team. 
 
Little League Minor Rookie players (old U11) are NOT required to attend grading even though they may be born in 2004/2003.
 
Year of Birth
Age as at 31/12/2014
Teams
Old Age Group
Bib Sign On
(Please make sure you are on time!)
2004 or 2003
10 or 11 years
Little League Major/Minor Team
was U12's
1:30pm sharp
*2002 or 2001
12 or 13 years
Little League Junior - All Divisions
was U14's
1:30pm sharp
2000 or 1999
14 or 15 years
Little League Senior - All Divisions
was U16's
2:10pm sharp
 
 *Players with DOB 1/5/2002 – 31/12/2002 may trial for Little League Majors for 2014/15 season ONLY.  Please be aware that if they do not successfully grade into the Little League Major Team they will need to play in their true age Junior League (Junior League players are not eligible for Little League All Star Selection)
 
Please make sure your child is registered prior to attending grading for insurance purposes.  Register here
 
If your child is unable to attend grading or if you are unsure whether your child needs to grade please let me know asap!
 

2014-15 Summer Season Rego NOW OPEN 

The following table shows the different teams a player could potentially play in. Please be aware that selection into some teams requires grading. If you are unsure which competition to register your child in please contact our Juniors VP Nicole Hansl on 0413 431 519 or macquariesaintsjuniorsvp@gmail.com

Competiton
Basic Description
Eligible Age/s
as at 31/12/2014
2014/15 Summer 
Registration Fee
Hawk T-ball
(UNGRADED)
Simplified non-competitive T-Ball  introducing
baseball to younger players. 50' diamond.
1 hour game played Saturday Mornings
5 years - 2009
6 years - 2008
$100.00
Little League T-ball
(UNGRADED)
T-Ball played on a 50' diamond.
1 hour game played Saturday Mornings.
7 years - 2007
$105.00
Little League Minor Machine Pitch
(UNGRADED)
Machine Pitch baseball played on a 60' diamond.
1¼ hour game played Saturdays Mornings
  8 years - 2006
  9 years - 2005
10 years - 2004
11 years - 2003
$120.00
Little League Minor
Rookie Live
(GRADED)
Div 2/3 (Minor Rookie) Introduction to Live Ball
baseball played on a 60' diamond.
1½ hour game played Saturday Mornings.
9 years - 2005
10 years - 2004
11 years - 2003
$150.00
Little League Minor Live
(GRADED)
Div 2/3 (Minor) Live Ball baseball played on a 60' diamond.
1½ hour game played Saturday Mornings.
10 years - 2004
11 years - 2003
$150.00
Little League Major
(GRADED)
Division 1 (Major) Live Ball baseball played on a 60' diamond.
2 hour game played Friday Nights.
10 years - 2004
11 years - 2003
  12 years - 2002*
$150.00
Little League Junior
(GRADED)
Live Ball baseball played on a 80' diamond.
Division 1(Major) plays  2 hour games on Friday Nights.
Div 2/3 (Minor)  plays 1¾ hour games on Saturday Mornings.
12 years - 2002
13 years - 2001
$170.00
Little League Senior
(GRADED)
Live Ball baseball played on a 90' diamond.
Division 1 (Major) plays 2 hour games on Friday Nights.
Div 2/3  (Minor) plays 2 hour games on Saturday Mornings.
14 years - 2000
15 years - 1999
$185.00
Little League Big
(GRADED)
Live Ball baseball played on a 90' diamond.
2 hour games on Saturday mornings.
16 years - 1998
17 years - 1997
18 years - 1996
$185.00

 *Players with DOB 1/5/2002 – 31/12/2002 may trial for Little League Majors for 2014/15 season ONLY.

 

New look Saints uniform now available 

At the end of last year the Executive Committee began the process of reviewing the Saints uniforms. Our aim was to modernise the design and bring the Junior and Senior uniforms into line to give the whole club a cohesive look. A survey was sent to all members of the club with the results due last December. This survey yielded a tie between option 1 and option 3. Samples of both options were produced. The Executive Committee then reviewed these samples along with the current senior and junior uniforms taking the best elements of each to finalise the new design:



The rollout of the new shirts will occur in two phases:

  • First phase - rollout of shirts to the senior players in the Winter 2014 season. These shirts can be purchased through the Saints Store.
  • Second phase – rollout of shirts to senior and junior players in the Summer 2014/15 season. These shirts can be purchased at the time of registration.

The Executive has managed to secure sponsorship from the Ranch for the new shirt allowing us to subsidise the price of the shirt for returning players. New players will be required to pay full price.

For the first phase in the rollout, players can have a name printed on their shirt as part of the production process. They can also nominate their preferred uniform number. In the event that more than one request is received for a particular number, then preference will be given to the player that currently has the number.

When ordering shirts, please enter the Size, Name and Number into the Comment field on the order form. The shirts are a generous fit in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL. The Name is the name to be printed on the back of the shirt. The Number is the requested uniform number.