FEES & GAME INFORMATION
Registration Fees (please note all fees include mandatory insurance & multiple association fees)
TBALL & MINOR LEAGUE SKILLS COACHING & PARENT INVOLVMENT
Tball and Minor league have appointed, qualified skills coaches for training sessions held Tuesdays or Thursdays, this coaching is included intheir fees. It's important for the fun and player development in the game that parents get involved game day management. On game days we let the players play without telling them what to do etc, we want them to figure out the game. All parents need to do is get them organised.
Payment of Fees
New Players or single season players
Fees can ONLY be paid using the online registration system (Baseball Australia Registration) with full payment at time of registration.Fees include insurance which is mandatory before any player can participate in games or training sessions. If you have any difficulty using the online registration system please let us know so we can help.
Payment of Fees for Existing Players who register for summer season and play the following winter season.
If you were registered for the Summer Competition, payment can be mad eeither online (choose exisitng player) or made directly to the Runaway Bay Baseball Club Bank Account. Please use your surname followed by your birth year as the reference when making this payment.
For example, Will Smith born in 1973 would transfer $150 with a reference of smith73
Account: Runaway Bay Baseball Club Inc
Bank: Bendigo Bank
Season from Start to Finish
The summer season starts normally the first Saturday in October and finshes March including finals. There are no junior games played during school holidays
Winter Season runs April to September
All uniform items must be paid for prior to them being taken. The club has an EFTPOS machine to take payments at the club.
The wearing of a protective box for men or women is recommended for all players. Other items such as bats and helmets are supplied by the club in the form of a team kit. If the player wishes to use their own bat or helmet ensure that all items are labelled or engraved with the name/phone number and the bat is regulation size.
The club recommends that players do not bring their own baseballs to training as they seem to always get lost!
It is at the coaches discretion as to whether training will be cancelled in the event of wet or inclement weather. In the event of training cancellation, this will be done via Team App. Please ensure you have Team App on your smartphone.
On game day the club’s ground curator will determine if the field is playable or not and advise coaches should wet weather be an issue. This process is conducted 2 hours before the first game is scheduled to start, so coaches will not have information prior to the 2 hour mark regarding ground closure. Each club in the GCBA is responsible for notifying the opposing club if their field is closed and upon notification the coach will contact players/parents. Ground closure messages are notified via Team App.
Mandatory insurance is included in the registration fees. Please note that there is no ambulance cover in this policy. All senior players are encouraged to take out loss of income insurance for themselves personally. PLEASE NOTE: that without insurance coverage players are not permitted to do any on field training or game play. Once fees are paid which includes the insurance coverage players are free to train and play.
All players will have a training session during the week. Training sessions usually last for approximately 2 hours. Training days for each team can be found on the clubs website home page throughout the course of the baseball season.
The canteen is an integral part of the club and is one of our most important revenue sources. The revenue gained from the canteen will go back into the club to fund things such as new equipment and facilities. Any and all help in the canteen is gratefully accepted and will only have to do so for approximately an hour. The canteen will be open from 8am on game day and close after the last scheduled game.
Baseball is a summer sport and in Queensland summer is hot and the sun is very strong. The club recommends that all players apply sunscreen prior to the game to prevent sunburn. It is also advisable to apply or have handy insect repellent as summer also means mossies and flies. A water bottle is essential for all players.
Field Marking/Ground Set-Up
On game day at our home ground the coach/s that are scheduled to play the first game are required to setup the ground for play. This includes marking the lines on the playing diamond, putting rubbish bins out, setting up scorers tent, putting out chairs at the dugouts and canteen. This is a lot of work for the coach to do in the limited time before the game starts, as well as warming up the team and getting line-ups and score books completed. The club asks that parents come to the ground to help the coach, the coach will be able to give an indication of what time they will begin setting up.
Should you have any concerns with an on-field issue you must contact the correct person to have the issue resolved. Please speak initially with the teams coach first and discuss the issue, however, if this does not resolve the issue you approach the Junior Coordinator. If your issue is an off-field one, you please contact the clubs committee first.
You should be aware that there are risks of injury associated with playing baseball, as there are with most sports.
As with all junior sporting clubs, our club relies on sponsorship to continue the club’s growth. If you are able to help the club with sponsorship please see the committee for a sponsorship package. Money from sponsorship will go towards uniforms for Aussie TBall and Rookie ball grades, as well as equipment and resources for the whole club.
It is at the coaches discretion as to whether training will be cancelled in the event of wet or inclement weather. Your team coach will have a system of advising parents if training is cancelled, either by FACEBOOK or the Runaway Bay Dol[phins TEAM APP. On game day the club’s ground curator will determine if the field is playable or not and advise coaches should wet weather be an issue. This process is conducted 1-2 hours before the first game is scheduled to start, so coaches will not have information prior to the 2 hour mark regarding ground closure. Each club in the GCBA is responsible for notifying the opposing club if their field is closed and upon notification the information will also be posted on the clubs Facebook or Team app.
The club has the latest insurance information from the ABF. Please note that there is no ambulance cover in this policy. All senior players are encouraged to take out loss of income insurance for themselves personally. PLEASE NOTE: that without insurance coverage players are not permitted to do any on field training or game play. Once fees are paid which includes the insurance coverage players are free to train and play.
Approximately 2 weeks after the end of the Junior Season the Club will host a Presentation Day. The date and venue will be advised toward the end of the season.
Any relevant information regarding our club and baseball as a whole can be found on our website at www.dolphinsbaseball.com. Remember to visit our website to find out about all the latest baseball updates, results, draws or upcoming events that may be happening within the club.
The Club will endeavour to have various fundraising activities throughout the season. Please support the club in these fundraising activities as any money raised will be put straight back into the club in order to keep the facilities and equipment current and safe.
Smoking Near Children
Since 1 January 2005, smoking is illegal within 10 metres of children's outdoor playground equipment situated at a place that is ordinarily open to the public. Please be mindful of the affects that passive smoking can have on children and move away from the playing/canteen areas while smoking.
VOLUNTEERS / COACHES AND SCORERS
Volunteers play a vital role in the running of our club. There are many different tasks that a volunteer can perform, these include, coach, scorer, umpire, canteen, coach support at training and on game day.
As with any club assistance is always sort and we would ask that you please lend a hand during the season in any of these essential volunteer positions. If you can help please let the Committee know.
Coaching, How to get your Coaching accreditation and what levels are available?
Any person coaching in a Queensland affiliated baseball competition must have the appropriate accreditation:
The first step is completing the free Australian Sports commission's online "General Principles Beginning Coaching " assessment
Level 1-2 accreditation; TBall and Minor Ball coaches.The Level 1 Coach Accreditation Course is compulsory for any head coach, who coaches Baseball i.e. Little League to Senior Baseball inclusive.
Level 3-4 accreditation; Littlle League and above , Level 4 is the highest accreditation available in Australia and eligible to coach across all levels in Australia
Detailed information on coaching accreditation is available at; http://tinyurl.com/zrojdlp
Scorers are required for every level of baseball. There are different levels for different grades of baseball. The levels of scoring are as follows:
For persons with no baseball scoring background to introduce them to the basics of baseball scoring to enable them to score a game at the entry club level.
For persons wishing to score on a more regular basis, expanding their scoring ability and knowledge of scoring techniques whilst complying with the rules of baseball scoring including:-scoresheet competency, symbols, introduction to colours and basic statistics, interpretations eg wild pitch/ passed ball, hit/error etc
An official accredited scorer is required for teams in competitions from Little League to Senior league.
Aussie Tball and Rookie ball do not require an official accredited scorer.
All umpires from Little League to Senior Baseball must minimally hold the Level 0 Umpires Accreditation Rules of baseball require the home team to provide the home plate umpire and the away team to supply the base umpire.
Code of Conduct
All players, spectators/parents and club officials are required to adhere to the Baseball Queensland and club Codes of Conduct. Breaching these codes can be costly to both you and the club.
It is a legal requirement that all volunteers such as coaches, scorers, canteen staff or anyone that assists with children to obtain a Blue Card. The Blue Card is free to all volunteers, all you need to do is complete the Application form and return to the club Secretary. Forms can be obtained from the club or at www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au/.../bluecard/applications
The coach will have the team warm up prior to the game so on game day all players will need to be at the game at least 60 minutes prior to the start of the game, complete with uniform, glove, cap, water bottle & sunscreen. Should your youngster not be able to play it is important to notify your coach if possible 24 hours before hand. If a team has 7 players or less then they cannot play and the team forfeits. With notice the coaches in many cases can make adjustments so that the team can still play which is great for all the other players on the team. Should a team forfeit the club gets hit with a financial penalty from the GCBA.