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T-BALL

Teaching basic motor skills while teaching teamwork, inclusion and fair play

Tee-Ball is a modified version of baseball for boys and girls. The game is all about being active and having FUN. The batting team hits the ball of a stationary tee and cannot get out on strikes. A modified ball is used that is softer and slightly smaller than a normal baseball to reduce the risk of injury and build confidence.

This format teaches basic motor skills such as hitting, fielding, catching and throwing, and also introduces the concepts of teamwork, inclusion and fair play. In order to increase participation and skill development team sizes are usually limited to a maximum of 6 to 7 players.

 
AGE (2020/2021 SEASON)

Baseball uses a “baseball age” matrix to determine which age group applies. Players who have a baseball age of  4, 5, 6 or 7 will play Tee-ball (the matrix makes this easy to determine).

 
TRAINING:

Mondays 5:15pm-6:15pm. Training will commence on 31 August 2020. New players are welcome to join after that date – teams are not finalised until closer to the start of the season in October.

 
GAMES:

Generally Saturday mornings at 8:30am or 10:15am for a 1hr 15m game. (There may be occasional Friday night games).

Matches are played against XXX. Home games are played at the club’s fields at Commonwealth Oval. There are no competition points or official score recorded.

The season usually consists of 9 to 10 Saturdays in School Term 4 with another 6 to 7 Saturdays in Term 1 after school returns from the Christmas break. There are no games or training during school holidays.

 
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

Junior Gameday shirt, club cap, grey baseball pants, baseball glove, protective cup, sneakers or moulded cleat shoes. 

 
TEAM ALLOCATION:

Teeball and rookieball teams are selected as evenly as possible.

Little League to U20 are selected on players’ ability. This will remain the responsibility of the Junior Development Officer and coaching staff. Teams will consist of no more than 12 players.

If you have any questions about playing Junior baseball with the Toowoomba Rangers, please feel free to contact our Junior Vice President .