INFORMATION FOR NEW PLAYERS
Club Vision and Mission
To build and develop the sport of baseball within
our community, and become one of the top baseball clubs within WA.
To promote a positive and competitive baseball
experience to players of all skills and experience, enabling them
to reach their fullest potential both on and off the baseball
We treat all players, coaches, officials and volunteers with
fairness and respect, and value their contribution
to provide a competitive, fun and safe environment for baseball
respect and comply with the rules and laws of the game of baseball
We meet the highest ethical standards and transparency
Registrations are open online from early August each year, closing
in late September.
Please ensure that you register early to
secure a place in our teams.
Teams are limited to 12 players
each, and those late to register may not secure a team place.
you miss out on a place, we will put you on our team list in case
a spot later becomes available.
The club holds an Introduction to Baseball session in
August/September each year for those players who are:
• From Teeball
• or want to try before you buy
Dates for these sessions will be available closer to
the time. Check back on this website, Facebook or register your
interest through our team app.
COMPETITION LEAGUE AGES
The 2016-17 season, Little league age chart age limitations are
|Little League Major & Club Championship
||9 to 12 years old inclusive
|Little League Minor – player pitch (PP)
||8 to 11 years old inclusive
|Little League Minor – machine pitch (MP)
||7 to 10 years old inclusive
||11 to 13 years old inclusive
||12 to 14 years old inclusive
||13 to 16 years old inclusive
||15 to 18 years old inclusive
Player Uniforms & Equipment
Each player/parent is responsible for the Club
issued jersey and must be returned to the club at the end of the
season, please take care of your jersey!
Even though there is a lot of accessories to the baseball uniform, the only mandatory parts are the following:
1. A Wembley Baseball Cap ~$35 (These are imported from the U.S and are high quality, and can last 3 to 5 years.
3. A glove. Gloves can be reasonable or very expensive. It is suggested to visit www.fielders.net or www.batcavesports.com.au and try out a glove.
3. A black training shirt or a Wembley Training Shirt (~$25). The Wembley training shirt can be purchased from the club. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Machine wash, LINE DRY!!!
|White Pants If
pants are really stained, soak in Napisan overnight then
into a hot wash the next day.
grey pants for training
Team training is normally twice a week and normally
expected to start from the 1st week in September. Players are
expected towear full training uniform, including long pants. On
hot days it is up to the team coach to determine if shorts can be
||BL, JL, IL & MP teams
||Wembley Sports Park
||LL, SL teams & (MP game)
||Wembley Sports Park
Junior Development Sessions
Our Junior Development Coach holds training sessions on the alternative training days throughout the season. These practical sessions focus on specific skills for players including Pitching, Catching and Hitting.
The sessions are free, and are optional, but are highly encouraged.
If you have a skill you need to work on, these are the sessions to attend.
In addition to the Junior Development Sessions, the club also focuses on providing short theory sessions prior to training from 4.30pm to 5pm. Depending on numbers, these sessions focus on specific skills, player positions, and game strategy using a threory based approach. Where possible videos are shown to players to demonstrate what is being learned.
Players must RSVP through our TeamApp to attend these sessions, please visit TeamApp and select Junior Development Sessions or Junior Development Theory Sessions to attend
All Little League, Junior League, Senior League and
Big League games will be played on Saturdays.
Proposed game times are:
Little League games at 10am
Senior League Games at 12.30pm
Intermediate Games at 12.30pm
Junior League Games at 3.30pm
Big League Games at 3.30pm
Little League Machine Pitch games are played on Wednesday at 5pm.
Volunteering at the club
We always need volunteers at the club. You don't
need to be a committee member to be a volunteer, we have lots of
jobs to suit.
If you are interested in managing or coaching a team, scoring or
anything else, please let us know: email@example.com
The Club opens nominations for coaching positions in
July. All coaches will have appropriate accreditation (or working
towards) from Baseball WA (which requires completion of theory and
practical assessments) and have completed appropriate probity
around working with children.
All coaches are to abide by the Coaches code of conduct located here. If you would like to investigate
coaching a team please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club streamlines and provides a transparent team
Unfortunately, the club must submit team submissions
to Baseball WA by the 31 August each year. This limits the time we
require to evaluate players and place them in appropriate teams,
and so the player evaluation period is normally conducted in early
Player selection will be tasked to a coaching
committee, made up of the intended coaches for the season. This
gives each coach input into where juniors are placed.
Players will be placed in teams after consideration of the
• Past performances
• Positions played
• Team dynamics
• Behavioural issues
• Individual player requests
We will continue to attempt to adhere to player preferences when
placing kids, as described in the team selection policy, which can
be found here
Club Ball is our social and casual level of baseball
for our junior players and is played on a Saturday. The focus for
club ball is on development and participation. Players are
encouraged to play competitively; however the focus is not on
winning but rather on skills development, fitness, inclusion and
Club Championships is a series of games between
clubs, where players are exposed to a higher level of competition,
usually a round of 5 games, with finals played in the new year. In
comparison to club ball, where development and participation are
the main focus, the Club Championships is more focused on
competition and attempting to reach the finals. This competition
is run on Sunday mornings.
All players are also encouraged to play at a state
and national level within the Eastern Phantoms Charter. The Eastern Phantoms
Charter is the amalgamation of Wembley, Perth and Morley
Baseball Clubs and is represented by the team name, Eastern Phantoms.
The Eastern Phantoms is a team selected from eligible
players from each club. Players are required to attend tryouts and
the best from each club are chosen to represent the Eastern Phantoms team at the state championships, and if successful there
at the national championships. Tryouts are required to become a
team member of the Eastern Phantoms. Team selections for LL, JL
and SL start in early November.
Please see the team selection policy for more information on the
selection process here