Welcome back to Eagles Baseball and it’s great to see that we have the numbers for an U17 team this coming season.
Just an update about training and apologies that the communications have been a bit slow, but I assume that you have all just returned from school holidays anyway.
You will be coached the year by the three US imports to the club which is exciting as they bring a wealth of knowledge about the game and terrific enthusiasm as well. Boomer (some of you know him from last year) is returning having won the A Grade MVP for Canberra last year, and Ed Warren and Steve Farkas who are both hard throwing left handed pitchers from North Carolina will be assisting. The guys are new to town so please make them feel very welcome.
As some of you will be playing seniors as well, we have decided to run a dedicated u17 session on Monday nights from 5pm and a second training with the seniors on Thursday nights. If you can only make one session (exams may just pop up) the Monday would be the one.
We don’t have a draw yet so I’m unsure about midweek games etc, but I would expect at the very least there will be 4 clubs fielding teams on a Saturday which is great news.
Having spent the last few years with you guys, I’ll come down and introduce you to the American boys on Monday at 5.
First, welcome to the 2018-19 season of eagles baseball. We have a mix of returning, new and players moving up in age group, so it should be fun.
By way of introduction I am Mark Ballhause, and along with Belinda Hull, we will be the coaches this year. Neither of us have coached baseball before but helped with the U11s last year.
The season is fast approaching, with the first game on 20 Oct (the first Saturday after school goes back). Therefore, it is important that we get some training in, so the boys all meet each other before then.
We have decided to train on Mondays and Wednesdays this year from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. If you can’t make both nights, we would prefer to have everyone at training on Wednesday nights. We intend to use Mondays for skills development, and Wednesdays for skills and gameplay.
Training will start this Wednesday 10 Oct for those that can make it. (Sorry for the short notice). If you can’t make it this week, it is ok as I know it is school holidays and people may not be around. Training for both nights will start next
Last time I checked, the draw had not been finalised yet, but I will send an email out next week with some other details.
We will need to get some parents to help with scoring this year (Belinda was our scorer last year). Belinda and I look forward to meeting and working with you all this year. My focus will be to develop the kids skills…..but most importantly….. to have fun!
If you haven’t check recently, the Junior Training schedule has had a few updates and we encourage to go and have a check.
U13 Eagles Training
Good evening everyone,
Welcome to the new season of Baseball, myself and Matt Cleary will be your coaches.
Training for Under 13’s will be Monday and Wednesday nights from 5:30-6:30pm commencing Monday 8th of October.
Please make sure your child brings a hat and a drink bottle.
We are looking forward to a great season.
Monday Night Meal Ideas
You know, it comes to Monday and you might think, what will we have for Dinner? Well, how about you read on and choose an option provided by one of our sponsors, and in the process, support the club as well.
Option 1: Go out for Dinner
Monday night is Schnitzel Night at Calwell. Grab the family and enjoy a Schnitzel at the Calwell Club (Excluding public holidays)
Option 2: Get takeaway
Pizza Capers Jerrabomberra – Two dollars ($2) from every Large or Gluten Free pizza sold on Monday night, is donated to Eagles Baseball Club
Option 3: Cook something yourself
May we suggest that you visit Jordo’s Chop Shop and pick up some Smoked Bacon Chops, Smoked Back Ribs or maybe some Lamb Cutlets and have a yourself BBQ or just a special dinner.
There will be a Working Bee on Saturday 6th October at Kambah commencing at 10.00am. All are welcome to come and help out fix up ready for the season start.
A draft version of the Junior Training Schedule is now available on the website.
Please keep an eye on this page for updates
The Eagles Comittee would like to present the new Junior Playing Tops which is the other part of the new uniform. This has all been made possible by our sponsors The Calwell Club, oobe, and Pizza Capers Jerrabomberra.
These jerseys will be for the U11 to U15’s junior teams for their playing tops (which the team manager will hand out & collect before & after each game).
For the U17 team, they will use the Senior Jersey as there playing top.
All shirts are made of Cool Weave fabric which will be great for the player during the Summer.
Uniform Day and Come & Try Day – Ron Barnes Ballpark on Sept 15th from 11am
Junior training shirts and caps (both compulsory) will be available to purchase, together with Eagles socks and batting gloves. We will also be sizing U11-U17’s for their playing tops. Registered Seniors may also attend to collect their playing shirts for the season. Caps, socks and batting gloves will be available to purchase.
Also available will be new Eagles Polos and Hoodies (limited stock).
There will be an opportunity for anyone who missed our first Come & Try Day to have a go at baseball, with coaches and players available to assist.
Well what a day this turn out to be. The night before we where a little worried that the showers would stay around, but the sun was out.
Welcome and how can we help you?
We had plenty of committee members, coaching staff, and players there ready to help and they were needed.
We had a good number of people come and enquire and give it a go.
One young lad never tried anything like Baseball before and so his first taste, and all reports he like it. Another was a new family that have just come to Canberra from Canada for the next few years and looking for a team for there son to join. And many more
A few questions
Finding a station to give a go
Having a hit
Waiting for a turn in the batting cage
Hit and run
The sausages from Jordo’s Chop Shop where well received for all who attended, so thank you Jordo’s for supplying them.
We would also like to thank the Calwell Club and Pizza Caper Jerrabomberra for there help promoting this day.
An finally, to all that came and help on the day. You have made this day a success and shown what it is like being part of the Eagle family.
The Eagles Online Registration link is now live.
Please go to the Registration page, reviewed the additional information, and start your registration.