We hope you will enjoy playing baseball with us!
The Dragons Baseball Club, formed in 2003, is still a relatively new club, but it is gradually expanding. This gives us the flexibility to create teams with all of our players’ needs in mind from the beginner player wanting to try baseball for the first time, to the more advanced player looking to improve their baseball techniques and extend their game to a higher level.
The Dragons play their summer season games with the Manly Warringah Junior Baseball League against five other clubs from September to March as well as considering submitting teams into the Hills Winter League during the winter “off” season from May to July, or conducting winter training when this is not possible. Summer games are played on Saturday mornings at 8.30 or 10.30 and Winter games are played on Sunday mornings at 9.30. Training is organised on weekday afternoons/evenings or Sunday afternoons. In 2013 Dragons also submitted their first “senior” team into the Manly Winter Minor League and are looking forward to continuing this new tradition in subsequent years.
Dragons Baseball Club offers Aussie T-Ball to U6 – U8, T-Ball to U8 – U9, Zooka (machine pitch ball) to U10 and Baseball to U11 – U17 (Little League Minor/Major, Junior League & Senior League), however ultimate grades / divisions offered are dependant on registered players. Dragons offers baseball to both boys and girls of all standards of play from beginners to advanced. We encourage a fun, family atmosphere with all of our teams, and are also able to guide exceptional players onto pathways to high performance baseball.
Being such a young club, we cannot yet lay claim to any major league players, however, watch this space over the next few years – many of our young players are being selected into NSW State and Australian National Teams! Take a look at our website and facebook page for more information.
The club is also extremely proud of the players and their parents who have successfully received their coaching, umpiring and scoring accreditation from Baseball NSW.
Uniform and Equipment
In order to play the game, every player must purchase a uniform. The club’s colours are bottle green and red, as worn in our new distinctive uniform with its “Dragon’s Flame” cap and shirt. These are complemented by the traditional white baseball pants, a red belt and red socks.
Every player must also have a mitt, boots (non metal studs) or sneakers, and a protector (boys only). Some players also have their own bat, but this is not necessary if you are a beginner.
Before you purchase any new equipment please talk to your child’s coach first. Mitts need to be the appropriate size for young players and there are restrictions on bat size and weight for each age division.
Baseball, as do most organised team sports, relies heavily on the support of volunteer parents, and the Dragons are no exception to this. All coaches, managers, umpires, scorers and committee members are volunteer parents. With this in mind, your child’s registration form contains a section for parents to fill in to indicate what kind of help they would be willing to offer their child’s team. Your child will benefit immensely from any involvement you have with their team. Children learn very quickly how to be great team players when they see their parents being great team players too!
Early registration is respectfully requested and encouraged to enable the club to determine team divisions, structure and timely uniform order placement. Thank you for your cooperation.
The majority of communication from the club or your team will be via email or text message so please provide us with your current email address(es) and mobile telephone number(s). If you do not have email or a mobile telephone please make sure we are aware of this when you submit your child’s registration form so that we can make alternative arrangements.