Summer Update, New Apparel, Come ‘N’ Try, T-ball, Coach’s message
Latest news from Waverley Baseball Club
October 13, 2021 Edition
A word from the President
Things are starting to warm up … literally and figuratively. There’s a lot of information in this Diamond Digest about:
Roadmap to getting the Summer season up and running
Junior Come ‘N Try update
Women’s Come ‘N Try update
Call for T-ball players
Message from our Senior coach – Adam Bright
Provisional Division 1 fixure*
Advertisement for a coach for our Senior Winter teams
Working with Children Check reminder
* As you will see in the roadmap to opening, the dates set for commencing training and playing are contingent upon Victoria hitting its vaccination targets by certain dates. We have not yet been advised whether vaccination will be compulsory for players and officials, however we do encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as possible, and to talk to your GP if you have any concerns about getting vaccinated.
We just released our summer range of apparel. You can order from our new online shop by clicking here. We have included some examples below. There are other designs available from the shop.
I look forward to seeing you all down at Napier Park in the not-to-distant future.
Stay well, and Go Wildcats
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Summer Season Update: Roadmap to Opening
Here is the latest update from Baseball Victoria
Baseball Victoria continues to plan for the resumption of community sport and we are expecting to start the 2021/22 VSBL season on Saturday 13 November 2021. This date is based on Victoria’s Roadmap and subject to change depending on Victorian Government restrictions and how soon the state reaches its vaccination targets that will allow for a return to training and competition.
As Victoria makes progress toward vaccination targets, here’s a reminder of the key roadmap milestones and dates in our current plans, which will be used to confirm the VSBL season schedule in the coming weeks.
If we achieve 70% of eligible Victorians fully vaccinated by 26-29 October:
Yes: Training commences weekend of October 30-31 with a planned 13 November start date for matches*
No: Training commencement is delayed and matches will resume 4 December
* If we achieve 80% of eligible Victorians fully vaccinated by 5 November
Yes: proceed with 13 November start date
No: training may commence with 4 December start date, or if there is still no training, push back to a January VSBL start
Monash Council, our landlord, is still awaiting clarification regarding the parameters of participation density & spectators as well as use of the Clubhouse and changerooms. Preliminary information indicates that there will be strict limits on spectators and access to the clubrooms and changerooms.
Summer fees consist of two components.
Baseball Victoria ‘Capitation’ fee: Covers player insurance while playing and training as well as administration costs for Baseball Victoria and Baseball Australia. This fee MUST be paid before you can can start playing with Waverley. BV has not yet finalised their capitation fee, but have provided indicative values. Once the cost is finalised we will publicise the website link you must use to pay your BV capitation fee.
Waverley Baseball Club membership fee. This fee allows us to operate the club and pay the various costs associated with playing. These costs include:
Ground rental (payable to City of Monash)
Baseball Victoria Team entry (payable to BV for each team we enter in the competition
Insurance on our assets
BV Capitation Fee
Junior male playing Senior also
Junior female playing Senior also
The costs of keeping your club running are significant. You can assist us by paying your WBC Fee promptly. When finalising your payment please note the name of the player in the Additional Notes section at the checkout. If you are having difficulty paying your fees please contact Adrian Dunn to discuss the situation.
Assistance for children on Health Card or Pensioner Concession Card
There is some assistance available for children aged 0 to 18 and named on a valid and issued Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and Medicare card. Find out if you can apply, what costs are covered and how much can be reimbursed by looking at the Active Kids program.
The Club will have for sale a WBC designed face mask and gaiter. These can be ordered in the coming weeks.
All Senior and top-end Junior players must wear masks when training and playing.
Everyone must sign in using the QR code signs that are posted around Napier Park every time they enter the grounds.
You can purchase WBC Masks and Gaiters from our Online Shop by clicking here.
A message from our Senior Coach: Adam Bright
After such a long time sitting and with a very short period between starting formal training and the start of the season it’s important that you start doing some conditioning work now to start getting the body active again.
With only about 2 weeks of training prior to the season, your success and injury prevention this season will come from what you do now in your own time to get ready for the season.
I suggest you get the legs moving by jogging. You also really need to be throwing and swinging a bat. The clubrooms are still locked down, so you don’t have access to the gym or other facilities however if you are fully vaccinated you can exercise outdoors with up to 4 other fully vaccinated adults, from a total of two households (including your own), once per day. You can spend up to 4 hours outdoors, for exercise and outdoor socialising in limited groups combined, each day.
I’m looking forward to seeing everybody at training as soon as it’s permitted.
Junior Tryouts and Come & Try day
The tryouts and Come and Try days for Under 12/13/14/16 will be on Sunday October 31.
We encourage you to register your interest by filling in the form on this page. By doing this we can keep you up to date with all the latest developments.
We are always looking to build our Junior programme. Please forward this email on if you have any family or friends who may be interested in playing baseball.
This is the draft fixture for the Firsts. It is subject to change. Fixtures for other teams will be available closer to commencement of play.
Winter team coach advertisement
As you will know, Luke Hughes has returned to Perth and will not be available to coach our Winter teams next year. We are advertising for a new coach and welcome applications from both inside, and outside WBC.
Waverley Baseball Club is seeking expressions of interest for the position of coach of its Senior teams in the 2022 Melbourne Winter Baseball League.
Ideally, but not exclusively, the successful applicant would be a playing coach.
Requirements of the role include:
Excellent communication skills and an ability to work with players of varying abilities
Able to plan and oversee a structured training and development program
Ability to balance success in games with development of players’ skills and confidence
Attract new players to the club
Current Working with Children Check Certificate
The Blackcats field four Senior teams in the MWBL as well as junior teams.
Remuneration: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications and enquiries to email@example.com
Applications close SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021
We strongly encourage all of our coaches and team leaders to achieve a level of coaching certification.
The three-tiered USA Baseball model provides coaches across Victoria and the rest of Australia with a high-quality resource to develop their knowledge under a new partnership.
This new certification replaces BA’s coaching accreditation. Coaches who have undertaken the Baseball Australia national coach accreditation scheme will have their certification recognised through to its expiry.
They will have six months from the time of it expiring to transition to the USA Baseball Coaches Certification Program.