25 August 2017

2017/18 Season Scoring Clinic's

2017/18 Season Scoring Clinic. If you are keen to learn how to score or improve your skills, the 1st of 5 sessions will be held on Saturday 9 September 2017.
Are you interested in learning how to score for Little League, 4th, 5th or 6th Grade?
Clinics will be run on 12 October (Thursday) or 16 October (Monday)

The ACT Baseball Umpires Association is holding courses for 'New' and 'Returning' umpires in preparation for the upcoming 2017/18 baseball season.
Level 0 - (new umpires)
When: Wednesday 13 September 6:30pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Aranda Fire & Rescue Station, Bindubl Street Aranda
followed by an on-field practical session on Saturday 16 September at Narrabundah Ballpark 10:00am - 11:30am
Returning umpires
When: Friday 15 September 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Aranda Fire & Rescue Station, Bindubi Street Aranda
followed by an on-field refresher session on Saturday 16 September at Narrabundah Ballpark, 10:00am - 12:00pm.
Please register your interest by email to secure your spot at: generalmanager@actbaseball.com.

“Come & Try Baseball”

“Come & Try Baseball” with Vikings at Viking Park, Erindale.
 Baseball is a fun sport and a great way to promote active & healthy team play for boys & girls from 5 to 17. No experience necessary just a willingness to give baseball a try. 
 Come along on 
Wednesday 6 September 3:30 - 5:30pm; or 
Saturday 9 September 12:30 - 2pm.
These sessions will be run by our Junior Club Coach, Erni Rauter.
 All new and returning players and coaches are welcome to participate.
 We will have a free sausage sizzle at the end of our Saturday session.
 We are looking forward to seeing you all there.

Vikings Baseball

22 August 2017

Expression of Interest In New Vikings Players Socks

Hello all 
Just a follow up on our recent email relating to our two new playing sock designs that Tuggeranong Vikings Baseball Club are keen to order for the 2017-18 season.
We are keen to finalise our order as soon as possible to ensure our socks will arrive early in our season. To that end please place your order as soon as possible, as the manufacturer requires minimum numbers. They are good quality socks which are currently being used in the Australian Baseball League. As 2018 is also our 40th Anniversary year, purchasing a pair of socks would be a worthwhile momento of our club. 
Once the club has an indication of the numbers required a price can be set, but at this stage price is in the vicinity of $25 to $30 per pair.
Please contact me at bdsherer@iinet.net.au nominating your size, numbers and contact details.
Brad Sherer

Junior Competitions – Age Groups & Eligibilities Season 2017/18

Junior Competitions – Age Groups & Eligibilities Season 2017/18
Baseball Canberra has adjusted the date used to determine the age qualifications from what was used last season. This change was brought about to align our Canberra competitions to the age groupings applied to Little League competitions across the country by Baseball Australia.
The table below highlights the months and year a player is born against which Division/Age Group they would be eligible to play:
U7 Little League Regulation TBall
U9 Little League Minor Machine-pitch
U11 Little League Major Player-pitch
U13 Little League Player-pitch
U15 Junior League

U17 Senior League

Juniors “Hard 90” IT's Back

Vikings Juniors Preseason Development Training – “Hard 90”
When: We anticipate starting 4:45 till 6:00pm Wednesday 13 September, (subject to field availability) then every Wednesday until either you move across to a team and or the season commences (likely to be Saturday 14 October).
Who: “Hard 90” sessions are open to all current & potential Vikings Junior players & parents who are keen to help out coaching or would just like to be involved with the Junior Club.
Cost: No cost, the sessions are for the benefit of anyone wanting to play baseball in the Tuggeranong Valley with Vikings.
Wear/Bring: Glove, hat, drink bottle, protector & bat – if you have one; Red top or Vikings training top, grey baseball pants or black shorts; Moulded boots, runners or Cleats if u15 or above.
If you have any questions, please contact the Club at vikingsbaseballtuggeranong@gmail.com

Junior Club Coach

20 August 2017

Host an Import Player for Season 17/18

Becoming a Vikings Baseball Host Family 

Vikings Baseball Club are currently seeking interest from host families for the upcoming 2017 / 2018 season. The Committee is currently discussing the merits of having Import Players, the cost and the benefits they may bring to our club.

To assist your committee with their deliberation we would like to hear from you NOW if you would like to become a Host Family.

As a host family you would provide
·  A bedroom
·  Access to a bathroom
·  Meals as required; and
·  A welcoming environment.
The duration of their stay would be from approx. September 2017 through to March 2018.

As a host family, there are many rewards this service can bring to your family such as excellent mentors and role models for young children and teenagers. Our imports would have also played competitive baseball for most of their life and have the skills and knowledge that I am sure can only benefit the players in your family.

If you have any questions you can email vikingsbaseballtuggernong@gmail.com or call me on 0409 994257

Thank you for your consideration to host a Vikings Player.

Mark Dawes