Games are run by the GBL (in accordance with Baseball Queensland). Home games are played mostly at our club’s Preston Road (Carina) fields. Team Sizes are 9 on the field plus bench players up to 10 or 11 players 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 Little League Minors 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 (2018/2019 Season):

Baseball uses a “baseball age” matrix to determine which age group applies. Players who have a baseball age of  10, 11, or 12 will play Little League (the matrix makes this easy to determine).

Training:

Wednesdays 5:15pm-7pm

Training will commence mid August with first games played on October 6.

Games:

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

In Little League, all pitching is by opposition players with most normal baseball rules applicable – except runners are not allowed to take a lead. In Little League Bandits games, 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 Leagues 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.

The season usually consists of 9 to 10 Saturdays in School Term 4 with another 6 to 7 Saturdays in Term 1 after school returns from the Christmas break. There are no games or training during school holidays.

Equipment Required:

Junior Gameday Shirt, club cap, white baseball pants, baseball glove, protective cup, sneakers or moulded cleat shoes. Click here for more information about uniforms.

Game Volunteers:

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

TEAM ALLOCATION:

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

Little League 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.

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