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 launched a Prep/Grade 1 mini session alongside our normal program.
Our tee ball location
Merri Park, cnr Sumner Ave & St Georges Rd, Northcote.
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
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
Westgarth Baseball Club received a grant from the Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy community bank for the purchase of $1,000+ new tee ball equipment for season 2017. This equipment is still in great condition for the 2019 season.
Key dates (2019)
Tee ball will be return 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 23 April – Term 2 starts
- Sunday 12 May – Week 1
- Sunday 19 May – Week 2
- Sunday 26 May – Week 3
- Sunday 2 June – Week 4
- Sunday 9 June – no session (Queen’s Birthday)
- Sunday 16 June – Week 5
- Sunday 23 June -Week 6
- Sunday 30 June – no session (First weekend of school holidays)
- Sunday 7 July – no session (Middle weekend of school holidays)
- Sunday 14 July – no session (Last weekend of school holidays)
- Sunday 21 July – Week 7
- Sunday 28 July – Week 8
- Sunday 4 August- Week 9
- Sunday 11 August – Week 10 (Includes medal presentation)
- 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 4.
Registration & player fees
Player fees for the season are $40 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.
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.
Dean Perry Mobile 0419 357 403 Email firstname.lastname@example.org