LL MINOR TRIALS

Trials for the 10-11 age Representative team, formally known as Minor LL, will commence on Saturday 1st February, 2020 at Castle Glen 4 commencing at 1:15pm sharp.

The age range for this Competition is slightly different to that of the Hills’ Competition. The eligible age range is September, 2008 to August, 2011. To be eligible to trial players must be playing in a ‘live ball’ Competition, Bergan, Leonard or Catt Leagues.

There is confusion re the eligibility of nine year olds to play. My guess is that this will be their final year of eligibility.

Hills will enter two teams in this Competition, the teams will be of equal strength. Only 12 players will be selected in each team. This is a ‘trade off’ between two less players having the opportunity of selection and greater participation for the 24 selected players. Otherwise, the minimum participation in LL Championships is one ‘At Bat’ and one Fielding Innings. There is no use thinking that this won’t happen to your child because it most probably will.

Players are required to pre nominate to trial. Nominations to johnyardhere@yahoo.com.au, information required is Player’s Name, DOB, Club and two preferred playing positions. Pre registration by 29th January, 2020.

Players who have changed Clubs or Associations, without changing Residential Address and do not have ‘Friendship Status’ under the Hills Rules are ineligible to trial. Players with dual Membership with two Associations may also be ineligible to trial.

Date of State Championship is 16th to 19th April, 2020 at Aquatic Reserve, French’s Forest. Cost is estimated at $120. There is no National LL Championship for this age

Players who unsuccessfully trialled for LL Representative team are eligible for Selection.

This will be Hills’ most competitive age this Season as there a number of age eligible players to trial who are already playing in both Divisions of Catt League (13U)

JUNIOR TRIALS

Trials for the Junior LL Representative team will commence on Sunday 2nd February, 2020 at Castle Glen 1 commencing at 1:00pm sharp.

The eligible age range is September, 2005 to August, 2008. To be eligible to trial players must be playing in either Hay or Street Leagues and played 60% of the scheduled games (estimated at 12).

Hills have to enter two teams in this Competition, the teams will be of equal strength. Our initial aim it to have competitive teams for the LL State Championship as we can control those costs.
I fully understand the Financial demands of participating in LL National Championships, especially for those players who have attended both the LL and Intermediate National Championships in the last two years. With that in mind, Hills will not insist on either team attending the National Championship if it qualified. That decision will be made by the successful team.

Should we have insufficient players to form two teams (minimum of 24) then we will not enter one team in the State Championship as, based on last year, the team would not be included in the main draw. Last year’s experience in the Junior LL Loser’s Pool was unsatisfactory.

Please note that the minimum participation in LL Championships is one ‘At Bat’ and one Fielding Innings.

Players are required to pre nominate to trial. Nominations to johnyardhere@yahoo.com.au, information required is Player’s Name, DOB, Club, two preferred playing positions. Pre registration by 29th January, 2020.

Players who have changed Clubs, without changing Residential Address and do not have ‘Friendship status’ are ineligible to trial. Players with dual Membership involving two Associations may also be ineligible to trial

Date of State Championship is 10th to 13th April @ Aquatic Reserve, French’s Forest. Cost is estimated at $120.

The National LL Championship for this age will be held between 5th and 9th May, 2020 in Adelaide. The estimated cost for that Tournament is $2,300

J Yard

INTERMEDIATE TRIALS

Trials for the Intermediate LL Representative team will commence on Sunday 2nd February, 2020 at Castle Glen 4 commencing at 1:00pm sharp.

The eligible age range is September, 2006 to August, 2009. To be eligible to trial players must be playing in either Division of Catt League and played 60% of the scheduled games (estimated to be 12).

Hills will enter two teams in this Competition, the teams will be of equal strength.

Players are required to pre nominate to trial. Nominations to johnyardhere@yahoo.com.au, information required is Player’s Name, DOB, Club, two preferred playing positions. Pre registration by 29th January, 2020.

Players who have changed Clubs or Associations, without changing Residential Address and do not have ‘Friendship status’ are ineligible to trial. Players with dual Membership with two Associations may also be ineligible to trial.

I hear the rumours as to who is not trailing. Our initial aim is to enter two competitive teams in the State Championship, where we can control the costs. The decision as to whether we compete in National LL Championship would be made later should either team qualify.

Should we have insufficient players to form two teams (minimum of 24) then we will not enter one team in the State Championship as, based on last year, the team would not be included in the main draw. Last year’s experience of playing in the Loser’s Pool was unsatisfactory.

Please note that the minimum participation in LL Championships is one ‘At Bat’ and one Fielding Innings.

Date of State Championship is 10th to 13th April @ Aquatic Reserve, French’s Forest. Cost is estimated at $120.

The National LL Championship for this age will be held between 26th and 30th May, 2020 in Mildura. The estimated cost for that Tournament is $2,300