Baseball

Girl throwing baseball

Baseball is a bat and ball game played between two teams consisting of nine players each, who take turns batting and fielding. The basic fundamentals of the game involve throwing the ball, hitting the ball and catching the ball. The objective of the game is to score more runs than the opposing team.

Benefits

  • Aerobic workout
  • Increase hand-eye coordination and motor skills
  • Improve teamwork and leadership skills
  • Make new friends

Equipment

A pair of long white baseball pants, sports shoes or baseball cleats (plastic studs for juniors) and a glove. Your club will provide you with information about your team uniform (playing shirt and hat) for the season, and some  clubs provide teams with an equipment kit which consists of baseballs, batting helmets, bats and catcher’s gear that all players can use.

Seasons / typical registration periods

Baseball in Australia is a year round sport that consists of summer and winter playing seasons. The summer season starts in September-October and the winter season in April-May.

To check with your state or local club for what competitions are available in your area and for registration dates visit Baseball Australia's Find-A-Club tool.

Approximate participation costs

To find out the cost of participation visit your local club. All clubs have ‘come and try days’ prior to the season starting which is a great chance for interested players to visit get a first-hand fun experience on what Baseball is all about.

Levels of competition

All levels of competition are open for girls to participate in. You can start with the  modified entry level program Aussie T-Ball  and then transition into the Little League Player Pathway and then into senior competitions.

Baseball organisations

Baseball Australia by state

Social media

Facebook

@BaseballAustralia

Twitter

@BaseballAust

@TeamAusBaseball

Instagram

@baseballaustralia

Upcoming events

The National Youth Women's and Open Women’s Championships are held in April and this showcases the best female ball players in the country. This is held at Narrabundah Ball Park in Canberra.

Open Women's 15 to 22 April 2017

Youth Women's 14 to 19 April 2017

Similar options

Volleyball, softball and tennis.