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


Trials

Trials for Hills Little League will commence at Corbin Reserve commencing at 9:00am on Sunday the 31st January, 2021 and will continue until the two teams are selected.
Trials for Junior LL will also commence at Corbin on 31st January, commencing @ 1pm. Trials for the two 10-11 teams will be held on Saturday afternoon 6th February, 2021 from 1pm at a venue to be determined
Dates of trials and venues for Senior LL (two teams) and Intermediate LL (one team) will be advised next week.
Players must pre-register for all trials. Registration is to include player’s name, DOB, Club and two preferred playing positions.
The registration for LL and Junior LL is to be forwarded by email to johnyardhere@yahoo.com.au by Thursday 28th January.
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, so if you are age-eligible for two teams, choose wisely.
Exception players born between September, 2008 and August, 2011 can trial for LL AND the 10-11 team. Where there are two Hills teams in the same Charter they will be selected so that they are of equal strength.
Should players miss a trial the selection process will be that if a player ranked above them is cut, then so too will the player who has missed the trial.
I have some doubt whether there will be sufficient players for two equal strength teams in Junior LL. We cannot enter only one team so there would be no team at all.

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

Eligible ages are:
10-11 team DOB range – 1st September, 2009 to 30th August, 2011
LL team DOB range – 1st September, 2008 and 30th August, 2011
Intermediate LL DOB range – 1st September, 2007 to 30th August, 2010.
Junior LL DOB range – 1st September, 2006 to 30th August, 2009
Senior LL DOB range – 1st September, 2004 to 30th August, 2006

John

Sydney Winter Baseball League

We are extremely proud to announce that Castle Hill Knights will be entering into the Sydney Winter Baseball League (SWBL) next Winter – starting in April 2021

Our Winter Grade program will be headed up by Scott Tunkin, who will oversee all aspects of Winter Grade Baseball for the club.
Scott – a Carlingford Baseball Club Junior player – has been involved at the Knights with his kids for 11+ years and is very excited to be the front man for this new venture.

We are asking that players who are interested in playing 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade in 2021 complete this ‘pre rego’ form – SWBL Player Form
Players must be 15 and older to be eligible.

We are also seeking applications for Coaches for all 3 grades.
All Coaching applications must be sent to winterleague@castlehillbaseball.com.au

More information will be posted in the coming weeks in relation to trials, training and registrations.

Let’s do this Knights!