Played on a standard adult diamond 90ft (27.4m), this is a competitive grade which serves as preparation for future senior players such as the Premier and Premier Reserve grades. The Big League caters for all levels of players with games providing a real test of skill.
Games are played on Saturday afternoons at 2:00 pm and take around 2.5 hours. Currently our Senior League grade teams will travel throughout the season for competition games to other clubs within Auckland.
The Big League will train twice a week and players are expected to attend team trainings. At this age players should also take responsibility to develop their skills away from structured trainings and work hard to develop their game. Training will held on a Tuesday and Thursday evening at Stafford Park. (TBC). Training times to be confirmed soon.
The Auckland Baseball competition season starts Saturday 30 October 2021 and will continue through to Christmas, recommencing early January through to March 2022. Club pre-season training will start early October (dates to be confirmed).
To register in the Big League you will need a date of birth between 1.9.2002-31.8.2005 (19 years old or younger at 31.8.22).
Fees are payable once registered and prior to being placed in a team. All fees must be paid by 1 October 2021. If you pay yur fee before Friday 10 September 2021, you will be eligible for an Early Payment Discount of $15. Information regarding fees can be found here.
Players will need their own baseball glove.
Suitable shoes. Most players in this grade wear soft moulded touch/soccer type shoes or baseball cleats.
A box or athletic protector is required for all our male baseball players.
Grey baseball pants. These can be either full length or knee length with long black socks.
Black socks and a black belt.
Club cap. These can be purchased from the club.
You will be provided with a team playing shirt to use during the season.
All other equipment such as bats, helmets, and field gear will be provided.