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Club Update

To all Castle Hill Knights players, parents, supporters, sponsors and committee members

Castle Hill Knights Baseball Club is adhering to guidelines of Baseball NSW (see attached) and Hills Baseball Association has recommended.  As a result;

1. There will be no grand finals played this weekend. All games are cancelled.

2. There will be no Hills Little League, Junior League, Senior League or Minor League training. Training cancelled to further notice. All State Little League tournaments have been postponed.

3. There will be no Senior Winter League baseball before May 2nd. Please let our seniors VP know if you’re playing via email but do not pay your registration yet.  For those that have already paid, please contact Pat if you have any questions.  Further notice will be provided on season start dates as the situation becomes clearer.

4. Knights Under Lights winter development program is not meant to start until the beginning of May, however we feel it best to advise that the program is currently on hold.  Further notice will be provided on this program as the situation becomes clearer.

5 . There is to be NO group training of any baseball teams at either Castle Glen or Knights field.

6 . The Castle Hill Baseball presentation day is postponed until further notice.

7. The Castle Hill Baseball AGM is postponed until further notice.

Stay tuned to our club Facebook page as we will have excellent stories and great baseball tidbits to share with you. Plus, we will keep you posted with what’s happening in the future.
Finally, thank you for a wonderful summer season for our seniors and juniors. 

BNSW COVID-19 Update

Enjoy your families.

Castle Hill Baseball Committee.

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

Teams Update (Live Ball Only)

For 10’s and up ONLY (Not TeeBall)

We will be finalising our teams shortly and most coaches should have their team lists sent to them by tonight. 
REMINDER – You need to be REGISTERED to be allocated into a team

We are hoping teams can begin their own training sessions ASAP, however we may continue to do age based training for some groups for the rest of the week. Posts will go up daily with info relating to age based training

We are looking for a Coach for our 17U Div 2 Team – if anyone knows anyone that would like to coach please let me know.

We also need a few players for our 11/2’s team which only has 7 players – spread the word! 

2019/20 Grading info and Age matrix

Grading and Age brackets for 2019/20 Season

 **Please read carefully**

There has been some changes made to some age brackets.


Online Registrations should be live as of the 1st of August (link will be published later)

We are asking that players PRE- register before grading.
Players will be assigned a team after completing the official online registration.

PRE REGO HERE

Players MUST ONLY attend the grading session that corresponds to their DOB.
Any player attending the incorrect session will be asked to leave and attend the correct session.
Please do NOT assume you are playing up an age bracket.
This is important for us to correctly grade each age bracket.

Reference your child’s D.O.B and attend the relevant session.

Grading Days are as follows:
We are asking that players attend BOTH grading days.

Monday 5th of August and Monday 12th of August
Big League: League Age 17/18

Players born between – 1/9/2001 and 31/8/2003
Venue
: Knights Field, Fred Caterson Res
Time: 6pm – 8pm

Monday 5th of August and Monday 12th of August
Senior League: League Age 15/16

Players born between – 1/9/2003 and 31/8/2005
Venue
: Knights Field, Fred Caterson Res
Time: 6pm – 8pm


Friday 2nd of August and Friday 9th of August
Intermediate League: League Age 13

Players born between 1/9/2006 and 31/8/2007
Venue
: Knights Field, Fred Caterson Res
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Arrive 30 minutes prior to register for bib number


Friday 2nd of August and Friday 9th of August
Junior League:
League Age 13/14
Players born between 1/9/2005 and 31/8/2007
Venue
: Knights Field, Fred Caterson Res
Time: 6pm – 8
Arrive 30 minutes prior to register for bib number


Sunday 4th and Sunday 11th August
*Due to the large volume of players we are expecting we have decided to break up the age groups for Sundays into time slots*
Under 10’s: ModBall
Players born between 1/1/2010 and 31/12/2011
Venue: Knights Field, Fred Caterson Res.
Time: 3pm – 4:30pm
Arrive 30 minutes prior to register for bib number

Sunday 4th and Sunday 11th August
Little League Minors: League Age 10/11

Players born between 1/1/2009 and 31/12/2010
Venue: Knights Field, Fred Caterson Res.
Time: 4:30pm – 6pm
Arrive 30 minutes prior to register for bib number

Sunday 4th and Sunday 11th August
Little League Majors: League Age 11/12
Players born between 1/9/2007 and 31/8/2009
Venue
: Knights Field, Fred Caterson Res
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Arrive 30 minutes prior to register for bib number

**PLEASE USE THE SOCCER CAR PARK – DO NOT DRIVE AROUND TO KNIGHTS FIELD**

Teams and coaches will be finalised on Sunday 18th of August

Live Ball Competition starts on the 13th/14th of September.

If there are any questions regarding grading or your child’s ability or you can’t make grading, you must  email Matt Watson –
vpjuniors [@] castlehillbaseball.com.au