Juniors

Fixtures for 2020/2021 Season

Links to the draws will be available here once they have been finalised.

Please note: Rapids does not have any control over draw release dates. 
We appreciate your patience in this regard.

It is anticipated that the following game dates will apply:
LeaguePre-ChristmasNew Year
T Ball & Rookie BallFri, 9th Oct 2020 – Fri, 11th Dec 2020Fri, 29th Jan 2021 – Fri, 26th Mar 2021
All other GBL Junior LeaguesSat, 10th Oct 2020 – Sat, 12th Dec 2020Sat, 30th Jan 2021 – Sat, 13 Mar 2021
Depending on finals, Junior GBL games could continue until Saturday, 27th March 2021.

If you are going away on holidays or if there is a particular game that you will not be able to attend, please advise your manager as soon as possible. In the event of illness or injury, we ask that you also contact your manager.

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Team Selection and Grading

T Ball Air

Upon registration, players are sorted into teams according to date of birth. 

T Ball and Rookie Ball teams are created based on a variety of factors, but we can generally accommodate specific requests if you need your child to be with a friend or family member - make sure you let us know when registering.

Before the beginning of the season, we will be running a grading session for our Little League and Junior League players. Dependant on player numbers, this year we will run a skills testing and game play day to give the coaches the opportunity to test all the players' skill level and experience.

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Training

T Ball  CoachPlayers are expected to attend weekly training sessions. Our coaches are accredited and will assist your child to develop their baseball skills during the course of the season. In the event that your child is not able to attend, we ask that you contact your manager or coach to advise same.

Due to the current renovations of our clubhouse and facilities, training for the junior and women teams will be held on the adjoining rugby fields, with access via the first entrance into Les Hughes Sporting Complex. As we are sharing these fields with our rugby neighbours, we need to change up our training days.  We will confirm all training days and times when we have confirmation of numbers and in consultation with coaches.  Please understand that we also need to take our COVID-19 plan into consideration and limit the numbers of people present at training and stagger the start times to allow for cleaning.  

The following is an indicative plan only:
T Ball & Rookie BallTuesday4:30 - 5:30pm
Little LeagueThursday4:30 - 5:30pm
Junior LeagueThursday5:45 - 7:30pm
Senior LeagueThursday5:45 - 7:30pm

Training days and times may need to change, depending on the number of registrations. Once numbers have been finalised, we will confirm days and times with players and families.

Please remember to bring your drink bottle, glove and protective cup.

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Game Times

Alice

Game start times can vary each week, the following is a guide only:

T-Ball approx. 1 hour, Friday from 6pm

Rookie Ball approx. 1 ½ hrs, Friday from 7:15pm

Little League approx. 2 hours, Saturday typically 8am

Junior League approx. 2 hours, Saturday typically 10:30

Senior League approx. 2 hours, Saturday 12:30pm

Please see our calendar for specific game times each week.

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Junior Bat Regulations

For further details, download the Baseball Australia Bat Regulation Policy.

BA  Junior  Bat  Regulations
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Last updated 11 Mar 2020
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