Tee Ball

13987996_10154387884853688_3221697657463017721_oWhat is tee ball?

Tee Ball is a modified version of baseball. The major modifications include no pitching, hitting the ball off a tee of adjustable height, a reduced time of play, and competing on a diamond which is only two-thirds of the senior size.

The games provide a lot of fun, opportunity for rapid improvement in ball skills, hand-eye coordination and general confidence, as well as fast moving excitement during the game itself.

The Westgarth tee ball program places an emphasis on safe play, having fun and learning new skills.

Our program is suitable for children aged 5 to 10 years. In 2018 we are launching a Prep/Grade 1 mini session alongside our normal program.

Our tee ball location

Merri Park, cnr Sumner Ave & St Georges Rd, Northcote.

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Weekly schedule

Bigger kids

09.45     Arrive, unpack gear, setup

10.00     Start warm up drills

10.10     Skill stations

10.30    Mini game

11.15     Finish, pack away gear

Smaller kids

10.15     Arrive

10.30    Learn tee-ball/baseball fundamentals (hitting with foam bat, catching with soft baseballs, etc)

11.00     Finish, pack away gear

As the season progresses we will extend the session length for the smaller kids

Equipment grant

Westgarth Baseball Club has received a grant from the Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy community bank for the purchase of $1,000+ new tee ball equipment for season 2017. We are fortunate to still have all of this equipment in great condition to use again in 2018.

Key dates (2018)

Tee ball will be held on Sunday mornings throughout term 2 and 3, with the exception of any weekend forming part of the school holidays or part of a long weekend.

  • Monday 16 April – Term 2 starts
  • Sunday 22 April – Week 1
  • Sunday 29 April – Week 2
  • Sunday 6 May – Week 3
  • Sunday 13 May – Week 4
  • Sunday 20 May – Week 5
  • Sunday 27 May – Week 6
  • Sunday 3 June – Week 7
  • Sunday 10 June – no session (Queen’s Birthday)
  • Sunday 17 June – Week 8
  • Sunday 24 June – Week 9
  • Sunday 1 July – no session (First weekend of school holidays)
  • Sunday 8 July – no session (Middle weekend of school holidays)
  • Sunday 17 July – no session (Last weekend of school holidays)
  • Sunday 22 July – Week 10
  • Sunday 29 July – Week 11
  • Sunday 5 August- Week 12
  • Sunday 12 August – Week 13 (Includes medal presentation)

Notes

  • If more than one session is washed out then additional sessions may be added in August subject to ground availability etc.
  • Children are welcome to begin at any time up to and including Week 8.

Registration & player fees

Player fees for the season are $20 per player in addition to the age-dependent registration fee charged by Baseball Victoria.

Equipment including gloves, bats, tees and other training aids will be available for use.

Gear for sale

Junior baseball gloves will be available for purchase for $30.

Other information

A limited canteen will operate each Sunday morning. Hot dogs will be the only hot food available.

Parent participation is welcomed. Please contact Dean if you can help out.

Contact

Dean Perry Mobile 0419 357 403 Email deanperry75@hotmail.com