If you are looking for a Club for your child to play baseball in a safe, friendly, family environment with a strong cultural backdrop and that boasts a proven track record in developing players then you have found the right Club.
Ever since the Club was formed we have always had a focus on developing and maintaining a strong junior program. Waverley Baseball Club is renowned throughout the Country for its junior development program, which starts at T-Ball from 5 years old and extends through the various age levels to Under 18.
It is a well earned reputation as the Club places significant emphasis on teaching, coaching and managing young players realise their potential.
Waverley Baseball Club boasts more than 20 players who have progressed through its junior program and have graduated to represent Australia in senior national and international competition. A similar number have emerged from our junior program to sign professionally with a Major League Baseball team in the United States while about 50 players have moved through our junior program to attend College in the United States. It is a record that has no peer.
However, let there be no mistake about this, the Waverley Baseball Club loves success… but we will not sacrifice our fundamental principles of player development to achieve it!
Coupled with its formidable tutelage across all age groups is the facilities offered at our Napier Park headquarters, once again unrivaled.
We’d love to have you join our great Club.
At Waverley we have a culture of success, but not at the expense of enjoying ourselves also. After-game events and meals after some training sessions allow players and supporters to bond together and feel part of a club, not just an individual.
We provide opportunities for players to compete at their own level. Details of our Summer and Winter programmes are detailed below.
Our Summer and Winter coaches (Adam Bright and Luke Hughes respectively) have both played baseball for Australia and professionally in the US. They bring with them a wealth of experience.
Our grounds are well maintained and we have batting tunnel and weight room facilities to help you build your strength and skills.
We field ten Senior teams in the Victorian Summer Baseball League providing opportunities for men and women of all abilities.
The season runs between early October and March, with a break across Christmas/New Year.
Our men’s teams play a mix of Saturday and Sunday matches (other than the Masters who play on Monday evenings).
Our Firsts also play some mid-week games.
Our Women’s teams play on Saturdays.
Our junior programs provide opportunities for girls and boys of all skill levels to learn how to play baseball in a safe and supportive environment.
We field the following teams in the Baseball Victoria inter-club junior competitions:
These games are played on Sunday mornings between 9am and 11am.
We run a separate internal competition for our less-experienced juniors on Friday evenings between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. These matches use modified rules which allow our players to learn the basic skills of baseball, while avoiding some of the more difficult aspects (such as having to throw a strike!).
On Saturday mornings between 9am and 10:30am we run a t-ball program for 5-8 year olds where we teach the basic skills of baseball in a safe, non-competitive program.
Waverley fields 3 senior and 3 junior teams in the Melbourne Winter Baseball League. Our winter coach is Liam Evans. Liam also coaches our Summer U/18 State team.
The senior teams play in A, A Reserve and EE grades.
In juniors we field 1 x U15, 1 x U13 and 1 x Rookie Ball teams.
All matches are played on Saturdays, with the juniors playing in the morning and the seniors in the afternoon.
The Melbourne Winter Baseball League, http://www.mwbl.com.au/ starts in April and continues until September.
U13 Minors, U13 Majors, U15 Minors, U15 Majors and U17 teams play Saturday mornings. 8am to 11am
Seniors play Saturday afternoon.
To participate in our baseball programs you will need to be registered. (Refer FEES & REGISTRATION below)
The basic requirements for participation are:
Waverley Baseball Cap (Purchase from the Club)
Baseball Cleats (Only Seniors can wear Metal Cleats) or Moulded Sole Football Boots
White Baseball Pants
Playing shirts are supplied by the club up to U16 age groups. U16, U18 & Seniors must purchase a playing top.
All necessary bats, balls, helmets and catching equipment is supplied by the club, along with all of the required equipment for setting up the playing field, scoring and umpiring etc.
Insurance is compulsory and must be paid directly to Baseball Victoria.
Details of the insurance cover provided via the Baseball Victoria registration fees are specified on the Baseball Victoria website.
It should be noted that: Waverley Baseball Club Inc. does not provide any insurance of any nature for members and/or players at any time. It is recommended that players and members establish their own insurance covers for personal accident, non-Medical, salary benefits and loss of earnings etc.
A link to the Baseball Victoria payment portal for insurance is available from our Fees page.
If you would like to register your interest in playing baseball at the Waverley Baseball Club, then we would be only to pleased to answer any of your concerns.
You can contact us here.
Secretary: Adrian Dunn
Phone: 0438 983 388
Waverley Baseball Club
PO Box 3146
WHEELERS HILL VIC 3150
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