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Senior LL Trials

Trials for the Hills Senior LL team will commence at Knights Field on Sunday the 14th February, 2021 commencing at 1:00pm, they will continue for probably two weeks.
The age range for Senior LL from 1st September, 2004 – 31st August 2006.Hills will be required to enter two teams in this Competition Players must pre-register for all trials.
Registration is to include player’s name, DOB, Club and two preferred playing positions.
The registration is to be forwarded by email to johnyardhere@yahoo.com.au by Thursday 11th February.
If you have already registered there is no need to re register
To be eligible players must not have changed Clubs or Associations since Season 2019/20, unless providing documented change of Residential Address. Those players who have formal acknowledgement of ‘Friendship status’ are exempt of this Rule.
Players must have played a minimum of 60% of the games drawn in the current Hills Competition.
The situation with Junior LL remains unresolved although we are hopeful of being allowed to enter one team in Junior LL.
The better players in Junior LL may consider trialing for Senior LL as a ‘possible alternative’ Senior LL, that said they would have restricted Pitching limits
If a player misses a trial the selection process will be that if a player ranked above them is cut, then so so will the player who has missed the trial.
It is mandatory that all Parents attending any trial, or any game in Hills sign in on using the Club’s QR Code.
Coaches have not yet been appointed for any of the teams.

John

Hills Intermediate Trials

Trials for the Hills Intermediate LL team will commence at Castle Glen Reserve on Sunday the 7th February, 2021commencing at 1:00pm, they will continue for possibly two weeks.

The age range for Intermediate LL is LL  1st September, 2007 and 30th August, 2010

Players must pre-register for all trials.
Registration is to include player’s name, DOB, Club and two preferred playing positions. The registration is to be forwarded by email to johnyardhere@yahoo.com.au by Thursday 4th February.

To be eligible players must not have changed Clubs or Associations since Season 2019/20, unless providing documented change of Residential Address.
Those players who have formal acknowledgement of ‘Friendship status’ are exempt of this Rule.
There is a significant change to LL Rules this Season. Players are now longer required to play in a particular Charter to be able to be eligible for selection in a particular LL team.
The only requirements now are that players are the eligible age and they have played a minimum of 60% of the games drawn in the current Hills Competition. Players cannot trial for more than one aged team.
Should a  player miss a trial the selection process will be that if a player ranked above them is cut, then so so will the player who has missed the trial.
It is mandatory that all Parents attending any trial, or any game in Hills sign in on using the Club’s QR Code
Coaches have not yet been appointed for any of the LL teams
John

Winter Grade Announcement –

We are very pleased to announce the following update for our venture into Sydney Winter Baseball League.

Our 3rd Grade Coaching Staff is as follows:

Head Coach: Craig Cusbert
Craig, better known as Cussy – has represented Australia in the U19’s and Men’s team, played in the ABL (Sydney Blues), Australian School Boys, NSW 18’s and 16’s as well as playing 1st Grade for Manly for many years.
He grew up playing Junior Baseball for Carlingford Baseball Club where he is still heavily involved with the club.

Assistant Coach: Eddie Seda
Eddie played baseball for North Central Texas College (Co-captain 1997-98) a Div 1 NJCAA College, he also represented Puerto Rico in the American Legion National Championships U18s in North Carolina in 1996.
He has also played in both the Sydney Summer and Winter State Leagues and currently has been coaching for Castle Hill Baseball Club for several years.

Assistant Coach: Scott Downey
Scott has played NSW State league for 15+ years – suiting up for Manly, Ryde-Eastwood and Baulkham Hills.
He has coached from the Little League level up to his current coaching gig at Baulkham hills as an Assistant 2nd Grade Coach
Scott also hails from the mighty Carlingford baseball Club.

Development Coach: Jack Dormor
Jack grew up playing for Castle Hill Knights (11 years) and has also represented Hills Baseball Association for several years.
He has represented NSW in both the 16’s and 18’s as well as playing for Baulkham Hills 1st Grade in State League.
Jack is taking on this role to further his coaching career.


If you would like to register your interest in playing Winter Grade with the Knights please complete this form HERE

Any other enquiries – please email Matt Watson


Life Memberships

Congratulations to David Francis and Joe Mahoney for being awarded Life Membership of CHBC yesterday at Knights Field.

Dave and Joe have both gone above and beyond to serve the club over many years and this award is truly well deserved.

Joe and Dave both played for the Knights as Juniors and have also Coached Junior Teams over a number of years, worked on the grounds and everything in between – not to mention they are still active members of the Mighty Knights Baseball Community.

It was my privilege to present you with your Life Memberships guys.

On behalf of CHBC – Thank You for everything you have done for our Club.

Regards,
Matt Watson
President CHBC.