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Junior Teams

Please find team details below. Your coach and manager are your first point of contact for any queries you might have.

Team Coach Manager Training
LL Tball Blue

John Gregory
0450 492 344

Johnathan Lee
0404 249 628
Friday 5pm - 6pm
LL Tball Red

Rick Mathot
0402 975 337

Drew Ikin
0432 054 276
Thursday 5pm - 6pm
LL Zooka Pink

Sarah Dahdah
0411 964 095

Donna Selby
0405 313 863
Tuesday 5pm - 6pm
LL Rookie Live Blue

Rod Powell
0411 550 780

Andrew Thrum
0414 244 734
Friday 4.30pm - 6.30pm
LL Rookie Live Red

James Waring
0411 964 095

Justine Reisch
0419 995 566
Friday 4.30pm - 6.30pm
LL Rookie Live White

Josh Toth
0425 262 850

Ryan Petersen
0419 244 142
Wednesday 4.30pm - 5.30pm
LL Majors

Dan Draper
0409 074 260

Meaghan Kaye
0423 710 008
Wednesday 5pm - 6.45pm
LL Juniors

Luis Almenara
0412 131 347

Lisa Merrell
0413 022 524
Thursday 5pm - 7pm
LL Senior

Nathan Self
0417 766 826

Shane Merrell
0412 442 947
Monday 5pn - 7pm
LL Bigs

Gregory Chavez
0402 241 139

Justine Clements
0402 475 616
Wednesday 5pm - 6.45pm

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Safety in the Heat

The following excerpt is from a document on how to play safely in the heat which is available on the Ryde Hornsby Baseball League site. You can click here to view the document in full.

Children and Heat

Children’s bodies are different to adults and they are at greater risk of heat illness.

At an ambient temperature greater than 34 degrees Celsius there is an extreme risk of thermal injury to all children and also adolescent participants.

SMA believes that events and activities involving children and adolescents that are conducted or scheduled for times likely to present conditions where the ambient air temperature is greater than or equal to 34 degrees Celsius should be postponed or cancelled. Once puberty is completed, the WBGT applies.

Drinking water should be provided whenever children are being active. It may be easier to have children accept the need for regular drinking if sports drinks such as Gatorade are provided. Research shows that children will drink more when lightly flavoured drinks or sports drinks are offered.


Dehydration can lead to heat exhaustion. Symptoms of heat exhaustion may include:

  • high heart rate,
  • dizziness,
  • loss of endurance/skill,
  • confusion,
  • nausea,
  • cool skin, but paler than normal,
  • little urine passed, but highly concentrated,
  • cramps (associated with dehydration).

If a player is exhibiting signs of heat stress or heat exhaustion take the following action:

  • remove from the field,
  • lay down in a cool place,
  • give plenty of cool water,
  • If the player is confused or unable to drink water seek medical help immediately.


Severe dehydration may lead to heat stroke which is potentially fatal and must be treated immediately by a medical practitioner. Athletes who keep participating when suffering from heat exhaustion may experience heat stroke.

Heat stroke can still occur even if the athlete has been drinking plenty of fluid. It is important to cool the athlete as quickly as possible.

Heat stroke symptoms include:

  • dry skin,
  • confusion,
  • collapsing.

If a player is showing any symptoms of heat stoke take the following action:

  • Call a Doctor or Ambulance immediately,
  • Remove from the field and lay the victim down in a cool place,
  • Give cool water to drink if conscious,
  • Cool the players by putting in a cool bath, shower or under hose, applying wrapped icepacks to the groin and armpits or use wet towels,
  • Maximise airflow over the player through the use of a fan or fan them with towel.


We are desperate for umpires, particularly at senior level. If interested, please contact our Umpire Co-Ordinator. We will pay for your courses and uniform, including protective gear. Without umpires, we do not have a game.