29 September 2014

Training this week

Training Schedule this week is as follows:

Seniors & Women: 
Tuesday and Thursday 5pm

Juniors: Sunday 
U14, U16 & U18 from 10am to12pm
U8, U10 & U12 from 12:30 – 2:30pm
Check back for an update on U14s training details.

22 September 2014

Schedule - Sunday 28th September

10.00am-12.00pm - U14s/U16s/U18s training

12.30-2.30pm - U8s/U10s/U12s training

1.30-3.00pm Sunday Alan from Canberra Clothing

Please note: Hats will be back in stock on Sunday for those people still waiting.

Don't forget to check back regularly to see updates to our calendar


A heartfelt congratulations goes out to our very own Tarryn & Sean Guinard, who announced today that they are expecting "Baby-G" on 15 March 2015 - Spectacular news! 

18 September 2014

21st Sept - Junior training & clothing sales

For all those needing pants/socks/belts/boots/gloves, Canberra Clothing Company will be at Viking Park on Sunday 21st September, from 12pm.

There will also be junior training from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Please bring glove, water bottle and cap.

New "collisions at home plate" rule

ACTBA adopts MLB's official "Collisions at home plate" rule.


1.      A runner attempting to score may not deviate from his direct pathway to the plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher (or other player covering home plate). If, in the judgment of the Umpire, a runner attempting to score initiates contact with the catcher (or other player covering home plate) in such a manner, the Umpire shall declare the runner out (even if the player covering home plate loses possession of the ball). In such circumstances, the Umpire shall call the ball dead, and all other base runners shall return to the last base touched at the time of the collision.
Rule 7.13 Comment:  The failure by the runner to make an effort to touch the plate, the runner's lowering of the shoulder, or the runner's pushing through with his hands, elbows or arms, would support a determination that the runner deviated from the pathway in order to initiate contact with the catcher in violation of Rule 7.13. If the runner slides into the plate in an appropriate manner, he shall not be adjudged to have violated Rule 7.13. A slide shall be deemed appropriate, in the case of a feet first slide, if the runner's buttocks and legs should hit the ground before contact with the catcher. In the case of a head first slide, a runner shall be deemed to have slid appropriately if his body should hit the ground before contact with the catcher.
2.      Unless the catcher is in possession of the ball, the catcher cannot block the pathway of the runner as he is attempting to score. If, in the judgment of the Umpire, the catcher without possession of the ball blocks the pathway of the runner, the Umpire shall call or signal the runner safe. Notwithstanding the above, it shall not be considered a violation of this Rule 7.13 if the catcher blocks the pathway of the runner in order to field a throw, and the Umpire determines that the catcher could not have fielded the ball without blocking the pathway of the runner and that contact with the runner was unavoidable.

Reminder: Working with Vulnerable People

Important Reminder! 

In line with the ACT's working with vulnerable people laws, ACTBA has now mandated that all junior coaches/team managers must complete their registration by 31st December 2014.

This is a simple process, free of charge to volunteers. Visit the Office of Regulatory Services WWVP page for instructions.

Umpiring - seeking expressions of interest

Vikings Baseball needs more umpires

We are seeking expressions of interest for Level 0 umpires.

If you think you might be interested, please send your name to our club email address so that we can work out numbers: vikingsbaseballtuggeranong@gmail.com.

You will be contacted when we have worked out dates.


Winner of the 2013/14 Season Raffle was Jason Hooper!

17 September 2014

ACTBA News - Junior Women’s Four Week Comp Registration Now Open

As some might have seen on the ACTBA website, they are trying to get a 4 week junior women's comp up and running this season. The age range that has been set is 12-16. Players under the age of 12 will be assessed on an individual basis.
Click through to ACTBA for more information: 


12 September 2014

Important things to remember

Remember to regularly check our calendar, as it is frequently updated.
If you use Google Calendar, you can even add our calendar to your list of calendars. Click for instructions. Our calendar name/address is vikingsbaseballtuggeranong@gmail.com

Registration Day
Don't forget, tomorrow (Sat 13th), 11am-2pm is our final registration day.

NB: Players will not be allowed to turn up to the first game and register on the day, so please make sure you come along and get yourselves registered tomorrow. Players who have not registered and paid will not be able to take the field when it comes time to play in October. This will be strictly enforced this season.

Training Days
Tuesday 16th is cancelled due to the big FFA Cup (soccer) game at Viking Park
Thursday 18th is our next training session for seniors and women

Scoring Clinics
Scoring Clinics start tomorrow 13/9 - click for more info
Refresher Clinics start 17/9 - click for more info

Committee Meeting
7pm Wednesday 17th, downstairs at Vikings Club Erindale

Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) 
For anyone who is working with juniors, checks must be done by 31st December. Click for more info.

11 September 2014

Scoring: Refresher Clinics

Refresher Clinic, 2 sessions:

Wednesday 17th & 24th Sept
at Narrabundah

Contact: Vicki Beard (0409 325 763) Vicki.beard@hotmail.com

Covers areas which seem to cause the most confusion, and will be directed at people who can already score, not beginners.


NB: Those who wish to learn to score, please CLICK HERE to check out the details of the upcoming scorer's clinics. First session is this weekend!

08 September 2014


Don't forget next Saturday 13th is our final registration day. Come on down to Viking Park to get signed up and/or purchase gear. Canberra Clothing Co will be there to sell you pants, belts, socks and gloves.

NB: Players who have not registered and paid will not be able to take the field when it comes time to play in October. This will be strictly enforced this season.

If you have shirts from previous seasons, it would be appreciated if you could return them as a matter of urgency. We have a shortage of shirts due to people not returning them.

Pre-season Training
There will be training on Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm. Sunday's pre-season training is now finished.

Committee Meeting 
7pm Wednesday 17th September