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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.

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LL Hawk Ball

Simon Brown
0416 277 379

Nicole Turner
0416 277 379
LL Tball

Cam Kraus
0435 366 881

Daniela Foote
0423 107 755
Wednesday 4.45pm - 5.30pm
LL Zooka

Dan Draper
0409 074 260

Lisa Merrell
0413 022 524
Wednesday 4.45pm - 5.45pm
LL Minor

Nathan Self
0417 766 826

Shane Merrell
0412 442 947
Tuesday 4.30pm - 5.30pm
LL Senior

Greg Chavez
0402 241 139

Nico Donaldson
0411 256 219
Wednesday 4.30pm - 5.30pm
LL Bigs - Red

David Blunt
0417 677 593

Nicola Drake
0410 502 152
Thursday 5.00pm - 6.00pm
LL Bigs - Blue

Alex Thompson
0421 726 710

Scott Paulson
0407 920 007
Thursday 4.30pm - 5.30pm

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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 Allan Reynolds. We will pay for your courses and uniform, including protective gear. Without umpires, we do not have a game.