What happens if we can’t make a game?
Let the team manager know as soon as possible and they will factor this in to the line-up.
When do the kids play?
The younger ones, under 10’s play Saturday mornings – assemble at 8am for an 8.30 start. For the older ones, 10’s and 11’s, the games are held as a Friday twilight game. Depending on the venue these start at 5.30pm (home games) or either 6pm and 6.30pm for away games. 6.30 is pretty rare.
Is there mid-week training?
Yes. Coach will facilitate a time with the team. The game only goes for an hour so the extra effort really allows the kids to develop their skills and learn the plays of the game. These run from 45 minutes to 1 hour.
What if we can’t make a training session?
Typically this is not an issue but coach will always appreciate being made aware to better allow them to plan for the session.
How long does the game go for?
One hour with a half hour beforehand to warm up and allocate the playing list.
How do I get in contact with the coach or manager?
The manager will organise for everyone’s contact details to be shared amongst the team post Team Allocation Day.
What if my kid doesn’t like it part way during the season?
Sorry…. Tee-Ball is a commitment for the season and your team needs you!
Is Tee-Ball safe?
Compared to many other sports it’s one of the safest, however, we understand accidents can happen. First aid kits are held at each venue and we appreciate being made aware of any adults with medical training who may be willing to lend a hand, just in case.
Are there food and drinks available at the venues?
Most fields have a canteen selling snacks and drinks, however, they are not guaranteed so a water bottle is a must.
Should I bring a chair to sit on?
Unless you want to sit on the grass.
Is there any shade at the venues?
If you want to stay close to the action then no. The games benefit from being played in the cooler part of the day so a hat typically does the trick.
Should I label my kids gear?
Yes, but not the teams shirt – these need be handed back at the end of the season and these are already coded to each kid. Don’t forget the glove!
Do I need to bring food?
Not really. The game only goes for an hour but it can get warm in summer so make sure you bring a nice cool water bottle for you and the kids.
Does the club have any social events?
Yes, there is an end of season wind up for everyone to participate in. This is planned during the season so you’ll hear more closer to the date. We’ve found that some teams enjoy organising the occasional pizza delivery post-training so the kids can have a play and the grown-ups a chat over a drink or two.
Do all the kids get a fair go?
Yes, all player positions are rotated during the game and on a weekly basis. Everyone has equal opportunity, including when batting.
Are there play-offs and a final?
No, the focus is not on winning. Results will be published for the teams on the website but they will not be reflected in a ladder style. Again, the emphasis is on fun and development.
Got any other questions?
When: 3-5pm 16th September 2017
Where : Marmion Reserve, Melville
Come down to Allocation Day to pick up your uniform and equipment needs, and most of all - find out who your team mates will be!