Games are run by Baseball Queensland with clubs from Beenleigh to Ipswich to Narangba. Home games are played on the main diamond or the clubs Preston Rd fields. Team Sizes are 9 on the field plus bench players up to 10 or 11 in total. This is the first level of baseball where children are separated into two groups based on their skill level, Little League Bandits & Little League Rams.

This is also the first level where a semi-competitive environment is introduced with scores recorded and finals played however the emphasis is still on skill development and equal participation. Although players are rotated though a variety of positions throughout the season this age group sees children starting to focus on more specific roles within the team.

Little League Rams plays with the same modified ball as Rookieball to improve confidence and reduce injuries. Whilst players still pitch to the opposition the rules are modified to assist game play continuity and player enjoyment, this is achieved with no “base on balls”. After four balls the batter hits the ball off the tee.

Age (2017/2018 Season):

Training:

Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm

Training for the pre-Christmas competition will commence mid August with first games played on Oct 7.

Games:

Saturday mornings , usually at 8am, occasionally 10:15 for a 2hr game.

Modified Baseball to the rules as per Little League international. All pitching by opposition players with most normal baseball rules except runners are not allowed to take a lead. Normal baseballs are used for the first time.

Some Little League Bandits players will receive an invitation to participate in the Carina Leagues Redsox Elite Academy Squad. This is the also the first opportunity for exposure at a representative level. Carina RedSox is one of four members of the Brisbane Metro Association which enters teams in the State Championships each year and who often progress to the Australian National Little League Finals.

Equipment Required:

Team Shirt, white baseball pants, baseball glove, protective cup, sneakers or moulded cleat shoes.

Game Volunteers:

Coach, Assistant Coach, Scorer (Skilled), Umpire (Qualified), Canteen

Season played in two competitions:

The season is divided into two competitions – pre-Christmas and post-Christmas with both competitions ending with a finals series. The pre-Christmas season usually consists of 9 to 10 Saturdays in School Term 4 and the post-Christmas season will be played over another 9 to 10 Saturdays in Term 1 after school returns from the Xmas break. Typically, there are no games or training during the Xmas school holiday period.

If you have any questions about playing Junior baseball with the Carina Redsox, please feel free to contact our Junior Vice President .

TEAM ALLOCATION:

Teams from U8 to Little League Rams are selected as evenly as possible.

Little League Bandits to U20 are selected on players ability. This will remain the responsibility of the Junior Development Officer and coaching staff. Teams will consist of no more than 12 players.