Juniors

We are a community baseball club - with our players competing at all levels from the local CSJBA competition and up.
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Registration for the 2023/24 Summer Season has now closed.

The age groups your child can play in, depending on what we call their League Age (not actual age), are below:

  • League Ages 4-6 can play in T-Ball Minors.
  • League Ages 6-8 can play in T-Ball Majors.
  • League Ages 8-10 can play in Little League Machine Pitch (Zooka).
  • League Ages 10-12 can play in Little League (live pitch).
  • League Ages 12-14 generally play in Junior League.
  • League Ages 15-16 play in Senior League.

For further information regarding League Ages, please see the Age Matrix for the 2023-24 Season from Baseball NSW below.

Uniform requirements for Junior players

For information about our uniform, including where to get various bits and pieces, head to our uniform page.

What ages can children play at?

Children can start from age 3.5 playing T-Ball, provided their date of birth complies with the Baseball NSW Age Matrix (see adjacent).

We adhere strictly to the guidelines and regulations set out by Baseball NSW, this includes only allowing kids to play that fall under the ages set out in the Age Matrix Matrix which is administered by Baseball NSW – you can review the 2023/24 Baseball NSW Age Matrix.

If your child is older than the ages contained in the matrix, then they can play in one of our Senior teams. Unfortunately if your child is younger than the dates set out in the matrix, we look forward to welcoming you to Arncliffe Scots next year!

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Game draws or schedules

There are no draws currently available. However, you can review the competition schedule for the upcoming season. Note the season starts the second weekend in September.

You can regularly access the draws, during the season, via the CSJBA website.

We would encourage you to review these regularly, as they can and will change, as the need arises. Note that often the draw is released a week at a time or a few weeks at a time.

Parent helpers

We cannot exist without volunteers and we’re a family, all in this together! Part of having your child involved in a team sport, is being a good role model for them.

At all home games at Phil Austin, we ask each team to provide someone to assist with the Canteen and the BBQ. Often this can be split into smaller shifts, enabling everyone to catch a part of the game as well as helping out.

We also ask parents and guardians to help out with training and on game days, whether this is through scoring, managing, base coaching or helping get kids out on the field.

It is not fair to expect that the team manager abandon kids on a game day and man the canteen or bbq, they need to be in the dugout managing the kids. Unfortunately, this has often been the case.

Please remember that our Coaches are all volunteers and often have kids in your child’s team as well.

What’s the CSJBA?

Arncliffe Scots Junior teams play in the Cronulla Sutherland Junior Baseball Association or CSJBA competition during the summer months.

There is currently no winter season, as kids tend to play other sports such as soccer during the colder months of the year.

Some of the Clubs that participate in the CSJBA comp are:

  • Cronulla Sharks (Sylvania)
  • St George Juniors (Lugarno)
  • St Pats (Sutherland)
  • Bonnet Bay Beavers (Bonnet Bay)
  • Jannali Comets (Jannali)
  • Yarrawarrah Tigers (Yarrawarrah)
  • Giants (Taren Point)
  • Illawong Marlins (Illawong)
  • Bosco Braves (Heathcote)
  • Eastern Suburbs Dolphins (Botany)

This does mean you will sometimes have to travel to games across the St George and Sutherland areas to play, as not all games are at Phil Austin.

About Scots Baseball

Established in 1913, Arncliffe Scots Baseball is a club that has been a fixture in the local sporting scene for well over 100 years.

With a large membership of senior and junior players, we’re a family-friendly club that believes in a love of baseball and a fair go for all.