The Minor League (or 10 and under) grade is the first introduction to real baseball. The game is played on a smaller 60ft (18.2m) base path distance and a 42ft (12.8m) pitching distance. The grade provides players with the first opportunity to face live pitching and do all the things MLB stars do, pitch, catch and hit home runs. The Minor League is a non-competition grade which encourages equal participation for all players and promotes enjoyment of the game whilst developing the necessary skills.
Games are played on Saturday morning and take approximately 2 hours. Our home games are played at Albany Domain with a start time of 11:00 am. Away games are played throughout the season at other clubs within Auckland. Away games usually start at 9:30 am.
The Minor League grade will train once a week on Thursday's at Albany Domain. All Minor League teams will train from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm.
Our season starts Saturday 30 October 2021 and will continue through to Christmas, recommencing late January through to March 2022. Club pre-season training will commence early October (dates to be confirmed)
Update 30 November 2021: Minor Leage has now started training. Training currently Thursday's 5:30 - 7:00 pm and Saturday mornings 8:30 am - 10:00 am.
Auckland Baseball competition games now scheduled to start at the end of January 2022. Club local games will be played prior when Covid-19 conditions allow.
To register for the Minor League you will need a date of birth between 1.9.2011 - 31.8.2013 (10 years old or younger as at 31 August 2022).
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 your 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. If you need help deciding on the best glove size to purchase, your coach can help.
Suitable shoes. Most players at this age use sneaker type shoes, or any shoe that enables field and running work without slipping. Touch rugby or soccer boots are also ok, as long as they are plastic moulded. Please do not wear any metal studded shoes.
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 through the club - $35.
You will be provided with a team playing shirt to use during the season.
All other equipment such as bats, helmets, catchers gear and field gear will be provided.