Become a Registered Baseballer
How to find a club/competition near you!
So you're interested in playing baseball but don't know where or how to start? We have tried to break the process into a step by step guide so that you can easily find a baseball club in your area. . .
Step 1: What is your closest league, association or Tee Ball Centre?
Baseball Victoria provides an online search of all our affiliated baseball associations, leagues and Tee Ball centres. All you need to do is enter your post code and it will provide you with a list of your closest leagues, associations and Tee Ball centres including the venue address and contact numbers. CLICK HERE to search.
Step 2: Contact your local League/Association
In order to find a local club you will need to contact your local League/Association. They will be able to provide you with a list of the clubs that play in their competitions. They will also be able to tell you the days and/or nights that they run their competitions and provide you with a range of basic details. CLICK HERE for club details. CLICK HERE for Leagues/Association details.
Step 3: Contact your local Club
Last part of the simple process is to contact some of the local clubs that have been given to you by their League/Association. Some examples of questions you might ask clubs which may help you choose the right one for you or your child are:
- What day and time is training? This is to ensure it fits in with other commitments.
- Where is training held?
- How much are the membership fees?
- Is there a uniform? What is the cost?
- What are the club colours?
- Can you provide some equipment to learn with before buying my own? Most clubs can provide loan fielding gloves, bats, helmets and catcher's safety gear.
- Does the club have any development programs other than playing on offer, such as scoring, umpiring or coaching?
All the best and good luck with your baseball!
Registration is now available!
Application for registration with the Australian Baseball Federation (ABF) can be done through a local club. Registration Forms can be obtained in hard-copy from an affiliated club or the Baseball Victoria office, or download a printable version of the Registration Form from the Baseball Victoria website - CLICK HERE. Registration is valid from September to August.
Manual registration forms must be clearly completed and submitted to your Club Secretary or Membership Registrar with the prescribed membership fee applicable to your category. Retain the original stamped and signed form once receipted by the club official to enable participation until such time you receive your membership card.
For general membership enquiries, please contact Baseball Victoria on (03) 9645 8000 during business hours or email email@example.com.
Benefits of Registration
- All registration types provide the opportunity to participate in a challenging, healthy and fun sporting activity with the social benefits associated with involvement in a sporting club environment.
- A full playing registration allows you to participate in any competition, tournament or program run under the auspices of the ABF including Baseball Victoria, Clubs or sanctioned event coordinators and compete in all levels of baseball including club, state and Australian championships and if selected, to represent your State or Australia. Participation structured to your ability and fitness level through graded competition.
- Recognises your involvement with an affiliated club, and through this club, the opportunity to participate in coaching clinics and obtain training programs from qualified coaches accredited under the ABF/ASC National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.
- Provides third party (public liability) insurance and a limited personal accident insurance for all members, officials and volunteers, at any time when participating in baseball activities conducted under the auspices of the ABF (including Baseball Victoria) – including organised or endorsed training programs. For insurance policy details, CLICK HERE
- Entitles you to the right to compete against other baseballers who are free from the use of performance enhancing drugs. NB: as a registered player, you can be drug tested at any time.
- Your involvement as a member of the ABF and its affiliates, including Baseball Victoria, is protected by the regulations and policies of the ABF as encompassed by:
- The Constitution, By-Laws and Technical Regulations
- The Code of Conduct and Member Protection Policy
- The Anti-Doping Policy
- The ABF is authorised by the International Baseball Federation to issue international sanctions to members and affiliates to enable participation in the sport overseas.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does registration cost?
The ABF issue a price list to Baseball Victoria (and other States) for the following categories:
- Under 18
- Under 16
- Under 14
- Little League
- Under 10
- Under 8
Within each category, the ABF then has the following breakdowns:
- myRewards levy
- Little League levy
Each State Association will then pass these costs, plus an additional amount to be retained by the State, to the clubs. The clubs in turn factor these costs into their overall costs to formulate a Fee to be paid by the player to their club.
How do I become registered?
Application for registration with the ABF can be done through a local club. Registration Forms can be obtained in hard-copy from an affiliated club or the Baseball Victoria office, or download a printable version of the Registration Form from the Baseball Victoria website - CLICK HERE.
Do I get a Card to show that I’m registered?
At this stage, the ABF does not issue a card, however this is currently under review.
When does my registration start and finish?
Registration is valid from September to August. The ABF consider all registrations ended on 31 August of each year, regardless of when you commence your registration. Baseball Victoria recognise that many players will potentially only use 6 months of their registration and therefore have reduced its component of the registration fee accordingly.
What does the myRewards and Little League levies cover?
myRewards is a scheme introduced by the ABF to provide discounts to various retail purchases with partners of the ABF. Contact the ABF for further details.
The Little League levy is an additional payment made by Under 12 players to contribute towards the ABF's registration, participation and obligations towards Little League Baseball.