Here are some common teeball and baseball FAQs about playing with the Castle Hill Knights.
Common T-ball questions
Tee-ball is an introductory version of baseball. It is used to introduce children between the ages of 5-8 to the game of baseball. Its a great way for children to develop hand-eye coordination and ball skills.
The main difference between Tee-ball and baseball is that a “tee” is used to hit the ball into play. As baseball involve hitting of a pitched ball, the stationary tee makes it easier for young children to hit the ball and engage with the game. The ball in Tee-Ball is also slightly softer, making it safer for children to field.
Fielding positions in Tee-ball are generally the same as baseball.
Tee-ball age groups and below commence October.
Junior Baseball and Modball for U9 age group and above start a little earlier in mid-September; the summer season finishes at the end of March. All games are played on Saturday morning at either 8.30 or 10.30 at various grounds throughout the Hills district. For more information, visit Competition Info – Juniors.
Yes! Castle Hill Knights Baseball club provides ‘Try Tee-ball and Baseball’ days in August at Castle Glen Reserve for just this purpose. They are lots of fun! Like us on Facebook so you get notified of our ‘Try Tee ball and Baseball’ dates once they are set. On the days, your child needs only wear sport shoes and sports gear. Everything else will be provided for.
It’s recommended that children begin when they are attending primary school. The club has found that children younger than 5 have a harder time grasping the game. Tee ball officially begins at the 7U level, the club caters for younger kids by grouping them in different divisions between the ages of 5 to 7 years. There are also competitive t-ball divisions for 8U. For more information visit Competition Info – Juniors.
Castle Hill Knights play in the Hills Junior Baseball association. The competition structure, age groups and key dates/times for Juniors are described in more detail on the Competition Info – Juniors page.
Every Castle Hill Knights team trains once a week and these training sessions are held at Castle Glen usually after school. The exact time and day of your team’s training will be up to your coach, who will try to pick the most suitable for all attendees.
Ultimately, it is in the best interest of your child that they attend training. If your child cannot make the allocated training session, please contact your coach to determine the best course of action. Worst case, it may be that the club would need to find another team which would better suit you child’s needs each week.
Absolutely! Our goal is to ensure your child’s experience with baseball is an enjoyable one. Where able, we will always try to place kids with their friends to ensure they are as content as possible.
A game’s duration is around 1.5 hours and starts at either 8:30am or 10:30am on Saturdays, depending on the draw for that day. Usually, the team is expected to turn up 45 minutes prior to the start of a game for practice and warm up. (eg. players should arrive at 7:45am for an 8:30am start).
The cost varies per competition / age group. Your child will need a Castle Hill Knights baseball cap, uniform shirt, white long pants and green belt and a groin protector (optional). Tee-ball players can wear a comfortable pair of sneakers or football boots. Mod and Live ball players would need to purchase baseball cleats separately. Uniforms can be purchased on registration days or from the canteen. A glove will be included the ABL start-up kit for most of our new U8 players or we recommend visiting Red Stitches who have a great range of equipment to choose from. As for everything else, like balls, etc, the club provides the rest of the equipment.
Each player will need a hat, player shirt, belt and baseball pants. All uniform items can be organised through our uniform shop.
Common Baseball questions:
The Knights play apart of the Hills Juniors Association and the Sydney Metro Baseball league.
During summer, the Junior and Senior season generally runs from September to March, with a break for the summer school holidays.
In Winter, our Seniors team play during winter from April to August.
You can register to play baseball for Castle Hill Knights Baseball club online. A link will be added to our website’s homepage when registrations are available or your can contact our Registrar.
Yes, there will be grading prior to the start of the season for Juniors. While most programs are open to all players in the specified age range, regardless of skill level, grading is required for team formations.
Baseball games in Castle Hill Knights Baseball club are typically scored using standard baseball scoring methods, with runs and innings counted. For more information about scoring, visit here.
Absolutely, girls are encouraged to participate in Castle Hill Knights Baseball club. The program is open to all children of all genders in the specified age range.
Baseball is an outdoor sport and can be affected if weather is too wet and closes the fields or too hot and unplayable.
In case of bad weather during baseball games, the umpire will make the decision whether to cancel the game. Parents and players will be notified of any changes by your coach.
Your team’s coach will inform you about any changes about your game or practises. It is also a good idea to follow CHBC on Facebook.
Yes, Castle Hill Knights Baseball club offers additional programs, such as our Winter Development program, advanced skill clinics and school holiday camps throughout the year. News will be posted onto our website and Facebook pages.
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