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Comets Newsletter - 12 Sep

2019-20 Baseball Season Starts this weekend!


Teams have been formed for the 2019-20 Summer Baseball Season! It is still not too late to register. We still have space in the following teams.
 
Hawk Ball (Under 7)
Little League T-Ball (Under 8)
Little League Machine Pitch (Under 10)
Rookie Live (Under 11)
Little League Minor (Under 12)
Little League Junior (Under 14)

Please share this message with parents and players who may be interested.

The 2019-20 Summer Baseball season is scheduled to start on Friday 13 September. That is only a little over a week to go!

Our junior teams have been formed, but it is not too late to sign up to join one of our teams. Follow the registration instructions below. 

Ground Allocations for Majors Bay on 13-14 Sep


Working Bee this Saturday 7 Sep


We had a wonderful turnout to our Working Bee last Saturday. A big thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped out. A lot of work was done preparing Diamond 3 for the season ahead.

Have you registered yet?

Online registration is now open for the 2019-20 Summer Baseball season.

Concord Baseball Club run junior teams in the Ryde Hawks Baseball League and adult teams in the Pacific Coast Baseball League. 

To register please use the link below.
https://reg.sportlomo.com/club/baseballaustralia/baseballnsw/bnswpcbl/concordbaseballclub 

For more information please go to our website.
www.concord.baseball.com.au


Notes

  • Members are advised to login using a desktop device or laptop
  • The discount code section in the payment page is not for active kids voucher. There is a separate manual process described below.

Uniform Shop Opening Times

Please be advised that the Uniform Shop will be open for business Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in September (6.30 - 8.00pm). In addition, the shop will be open on Muster Day, Saturday 7 Sep (1.00-2.00pm).

Details
  • Tue 17 Sep (6.30 - 8.00pm)
  • Wed 18 Sep (6.30 - 8.00pm)
     
  • Tue 24 Sep (6.30 - 8.00pm)
  • Wed 25 Sep (6.30 - 8.00pm)

Results Coordinator

 

Please remember that you need to submit your results to the Results Coordinator to ensure the smooth running of our competition.

All teams whether home or away ensure that you sms your team's game results to 0413 728 860 by Saturday before 3pm. Please include the following details: Division, Away Team and score, Home Team and score. (e.g. Under 8 T-Ball South, Concord 12 def Boomers 5)

If you are the home team you also need to email a legible photo of your results sheet to baseballresults@itdriven.com.au. Please make sure that these forms are filled out correctly. Date, away team name, home team name, (colour) division, age group, winning team, first and last names of all players and signed by both coaches and umpire.


Have you got your Active Kids Sports Voucher yet?


The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program.

Parents, guardians and carers can apply for two vouchers valued up to $100 per calendar year for each student enrolled in school.
The voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.

The voucher can be used at any time during the calendar year it was issued.

To apply for a voucher go to https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-active-kids-voucher

Our club is a registered provider, search for "Concord Baseball Club Inc." 

Please be advised that the online registration system is not able to automatically apply the active kids voucher. The club has a manual process in place. Once you have your active kids voucher you will need to supply the club with the 16-digit code. The club will then submit the code through NSW Service and reinburse the $100 back to our members. Please send through details to concord.baseball@gmail.com

Lastly, the discount code section on the payment page of our online registration is not for Active Kids Vouchers. Please follow the manual process above.

BBQ Duty

 
The committee appreciates the work done on the BBQ and thanks all those that help, whether they are rostered on or asked to assist. Without this method of raising funds, the committee would need to resort to higher fees, selling raffle tickets and asking for a significant amount of financial support. Please note that this helps the club keep fees low and helps fund equipment. At the end of the day this will affect your pocket, so keep up the good work!
 
Round BBQ Duty
Rd 1 - 14 Sept Committee
Rd 2  - 21 Sept Committee
Rd 3 – 12 Oct Concord LL JD2
Rd 4 – 19 Oct Concord St Pats LL JD3
Rd 5 -  26 Oct Concord LL Minor
Rd 6 – 02 Nov Concord St Pats LL SD3
Rd 7 – 09 Nov Concord Rosebank LL JD3
Rd 8 – 16 Nov Concord Rosebank LL SD3
Rd 9 – 23 Nov Concord Rosebank Bigs D3
Rd 10  -  30 Nov Concord LL T Ball
Rd 11 -  07 Dec Concord St Pats Bigs D3
Rd 12 -  14 Dec Concord LL Zooka 2
Rd 13 -  01 Feb Concord LL SD1
Rd 14 – 08 Feb Concord LL JD1
Rd 15 – 15 Feb Concord LL Majors
Rd 16 – 22Feb Committee
Rd 17 – 01 Mar Committee
Rd 18 – 08 Mar TBA
Rd 19 – 15 Mar TBA If Reqd
Rd 20 – 22 Mar TBA If Reqd
 
 
Starts at 8.30am and finished at 12.30pm each Saturday. Please organise helpers from the team to cover all time slots.
  • It is recommended that there are at least two working the BBQ at all times, one to cook and one to serve.
  • Canteen Manager will answer and questions or resolve any issues during Saturday.
  • All equipment and food will be organised by the Canteen Manager and made available by the start of Saturday.
  • Where games are washed-out, then teams may be allocated to another day; however this will be confirmed.
Coaching Courses
All coaches this season need to be qualified (even Level 1 would do). If a coach attends a course for coaching accreditation and passes the receipt onto RHBL they will be reimbursed to the full amount. Coaches are advised to check the BNSW Website for available Level 2 & Level 3 Courses. RHBL will run another Level 1 Course if required so a minimum certification can be obtained.

Representative Programs
For immediate release to ALL teams/eligible age groups the following PDP Trial/Program Information.
Information and registration for the Player Development Trial/Program (PDP) is now available. RHBL runs representative programs for the following age groups.
 
Little League.
Junior League.
Senior League.
Rookie Reps
Intermediate League

Information is available on the RHBL website.
Should you have any questions or need further information please do not hesitate to contact Mel Goodrich via email.
 
Other Reminders
  • With the commencement of the 2019-2020 RHBL season it is a timely reminder that the RHBL Code of Conduct be read by players, officials and spectators alike. The code can be found on the RHBL Website and a reminder that a ground marshall will be roaming the grounds keeping an eye on spectator behaviour.
     
  • A reminder also of the yellow cards issued by umpires against team coaches should the spectators supporting a particular team direct any verbal abuse to any player, umpire or official. A first yellow card offence and the team manager is confined to the team dugout. a second yellow card offence in the same game and the coach is ejected from the game.
     
  • Catchers throat guards - it is an RHBL directive that all catchers masks are to have throat protectors. Any team, who's catcher does not have a face mask throat protector, will result in the entire team not being able to play.
     
  • Illegal Bats - It is the teams coach and manager's responsibility to ensure that legal equipment is being used. Hence if an illegal bat is discovered before the game it will be removed from the dugout and not used in the game. If a bat is discovered to be illegal just after the batter has used the bat in play, time will be called, the bat removed and written up in the match report and the batter will be given out. Continual offences will result in a RHBL disciplinary hearing against the team coach, manager and player.
Draws, Standings and other information
The season draws have been uploaded on http://www.allprosoftware.net/RHBL2019
A reminder that the is only V1 of the draw. There will be gradings and redraws in some divisions so please only concentrate on the first 5 rounds for now. And please check the draw regularly as there are changes from time to time.

Lastly, the RHBL Website contains information on all league policies, codes of behaviour, rules and other documentations..
 
  • Club Photos
    Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Wed 30 Oct 2019 (extra)
     
  • Club Tournaments
    Ultimate Zooka Bash (Sun 1 Dec 2019)
    Concord Classic IL (Sat 25 Jan 2020)
     
  • Uniform Shop Open
    Tue 10 Sep (6.30 - 8.00pm)
    Wed 11 Sep (6.30 - 8.00pm)
    Tue 17 Sep (6.30 - 8.00pm)
    Wed 18 Sep (6.30 - 8.00pm)
    Tue 24 Sep (6.30 - 8.00pm)
    Wed 25 Sep (6.30 - 8.00pm)
     
  • Season Dates
    Season start: 13/14 Sep 2019
    Last game before school holidays: 20/21 Sep 2019
    Restart: 11/12 Oct 2019
    Last games before Xmas: 13/14 Dec 2019
    Restart: 31 Jan/1 Feb 2020
    Grand Finals: 13/14 Mar 2020
    Spare Grand Final 20/21 Mar

Need more information?

For more information on player registrations please contact

Alison Massey (Junior Coordinator): 0412 438 114
Tony Solano (President):0402 892 280
Daniel Arregui (Coaching Coordinator): 0414 216 326
Club e-mail: concord.baseball@gmail.com
Club Website: www.concord.baseball.com.au

End of Season Jobs

As we head toward the end of the season here are a few reminders for coaches and managers.
  • Uniform Shirts
    Managers are asked to collect the playing shirts and return them to the club canteen. Please put them in a plastic bag and label them.
     
  • Kit Bags
    Coaches are reminded to please leave their kit bags at the end of the season in the storeroom.
     
  • Presentation Day
    Please remind parents about Presentation Day on Saturday 6 April (3-5 pm)

Finals Baseball at Majors Bay

This weekend there are a number of semi-finals being played at Majors Bay Reserve. Come on down and cheer on the Mighty Comets!

Fri 1 Mar 6:30pm Little League Majors Concord v Greenway
Sat 2 Mar 8:30am Little League Bigs D3 Rosebank v Greenway
Sat 2 Mar 11:00am Little League Senior D3 St Pats v Fivedock

Concord Baseball Club Representative Players




Concord Baseball Club would like to congratulate the following players who have been selected in the various Ryde All Star teams.

Ryde Senior League All Stars
Nick Bottaro
Matt Cecere
Kobi Slaats
Charlton Hindmarsh

Ryde Junior League All Stars
Liam Wingrave 
Kevin Orchard
Ethan Norum-Smith
Giovanni Dehuff

Intermediate League All Stars
Daniel Bruce
Armani Zepeda 
James Fergusson 
Tim Massey

Ryde Major League All Stars
Miguel Nixon
Christian Lane
Daniel Thwaites
Alasdair Ballantyne 
Jake Smith
Matthew Harris

And congratulations should also go out to our Concord coaches who helping out with these teams

Matt Nixon
Jordan Livian
Paul Slaats

"Hard On You"

 
We continue to hear reports of the comment "Hard On You" being made at matches. Our association is working hard to remove this from the game and have put in place a process for dealing with such calls, which may result in the team coach being issue a yellow warning card.
 
Please be aware that remarks such as "Hard on you" indirectly meant for the umpire or any remarks indirectly made towards the opposing pitchers will end up in a yellow card being issued to the team coach which means he/she is confined to the dugout for the remainder of the game. A second yellow card will result in the coach being ejected from the field. RHBL now require ground marshals to walk the grounds while games are being played. Such remarks as mentioned above may result in the ground marshal issuing a warning to the parent / supporter on top of the yellow card being issued to the coach. Also the ground marshal may request the parent / supporter to leave the grounds should the comments continue after a warning has already been issued

Wet Weather Policy and Game Cancellations

In the event of inclement weather your manager will advise cancellations via Team Stuff as soon as the information is available.  This can be as late as 7:30am on game day.  RHBL will be advertising field closures on their website for your reference.  It is the Home Team’s responsibility to advise the visiting team if the game is cancelled. 

A list of contacts for each team can be found on the RHBL website or by following the link https://www.rhbl.com.au/hawks-juniors/competition/club-contacts

Failure to notify will result in a forfeit by the Home Team.

Umpires Coordinator News


Concord Baseball Club pay our Junior Blues for umpiring home games. This season the Umpire fee was included in your child’s registration. The club pays the Umpires direct.

John Bottaro our Umpires Coordinator will be organising Umpires for all home games unless told otherwise. If you have any special requests please contact John on 0409044927 or jbottaro@bigpond.com. 


RHBL News
 

With the finals series starting in some divisions this week coaches and managers are reminded to check the draws carefully. These have been some changes to cater for this, including some time changes to allow for potential tie breakers.

Reminders
Check Diamond allocations at the Home Ground Canteen. The game time will be correct but the Diamond may be different from the Draw.

TO READ THE DRAW
* On the League Schedule the team on the right side is the HOME team
* On the Team Schedule vs means you are the AWAY team, blank means you are the HOME team
 
Draws
Coaches and managers are asked to check the RHBL draw carefully. Check Diamond allocations at the Home Ground Canteen. The game time will be correct but the Diamond may be different from the Draw.
https://www.rhbl.com.au/hawks-juniors/draw

Website
The RHBL website https://www.rhbl.com.au also contains important links such as the competition rules and other documents, codes of conduct and representative opportunities.

This is the gold medal game. Game moved into extra innings. In the bottom on the 7th (game time 2hrs 55min), Concord is 1 behind, runners on 2 and 3 with two out.

Dan Thwaites comes to the plate and hits a cracker.........

Thank you Gabbie Smith for the video.

Have you registered yet?

Coaching Courses
All coaches this season need to be qualified (even Level 1 would do). If a coach attends a course for coaching accreditation and passes the receipt onto RHBL they will be reimbursed to the full amount. Coaches are advised to check the BNSW Website for available Level 2 & Level 3 Courses. RHBL will run another Level 1 Course if required so a minimum certification can be obtained.

Representative Programs
For immediate release to ALL teams/eligible age groups the following PDP Trial/Program Information.
Information and registration for the Player Development Trial/Program (PDP) is now available. RHBL runs representative programs for the following age groups.
 
Little League.
Junior League.
Senior League.
Rookie Reps
Intermediate League

Information is available on the RHBL website.
Should you have any questions or need further information please do not hesitate to contact Mel Goodrich via email.
 
Other Reminders
  • With the commencement of the 2019-2020 RHBL season it is a timely reminder that the RHBL Code of Conduct be read by players, officials and spectators alike. The code can be found on the RHBL Website and a reminder that a ground marshall will be roaming the grounds keeping an eye on spectator behaviour.
     
  • A reminder also of the yellow cards issued by umpires against team coaches should the spectators supporting a particular team direct any verbal abuse to any player, umpire or official. A first yellow card offence and the team manager is confined to the team dugout. a second yellow card offence in the same game and the coach is ejected from the game.
     
  • Catchers throat guards - it is an RHBL directive that all catchers masks are to have throat protectors. Any team, who's catcher does not have a face mask throat protector, will result in the entire team not being able to play.
     
  • Illegal Bats - It is the teams coach and manager's responsibility to ensure that legal equipment is being used. Hence if an illegal bat is discovered before the game it will be removed from the dugout and not used in the game. If a bat is discovered to be illegal just after the batter has used the bat in play, time will be called, the bat removed and written up in the match report and the batter will be given out. Continual offences will result in a RHBL disciplinary hearing against the team coach, manager and player.
Draws, Standings and other information
The season draws have been uploaded on http://www.allprosoftware.net/RHBL2019
A reminder that the is only V1 of the draw. There will be gradings and redraws in some divisions so please only concentrate on the first 5 rounds for now. And please check the draw regularly as there are changes from time to time.

Lastly, the RHBL Website contains information on all league policies, codes of behaviour, rules and other documentations..

Need more information?

For more information on player registrations please contact

Alison Massey (Junior Coordinator): 0412 438 114
Tony Solano (President):0402 892 280
Daniel Arregui (Coaching Coordinator): 0414 216 326
Club e-mail: concord.baseball@gmail.com
Club Website: www.concord.baseball.com.au
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