01 October 2016

Seniors Training tomorrow 10-1230

Seniors training this Sunday from 10-1230, lets get down to Viking Park. Session only a week away against the Bears @ Majura

29 September 2016

Due to Weather limited Training Tonight

Due to Weather limited Training Tonight
Limited training session tonight due to field condition, So in saying that batting cage available and the outfield should be available for a light throw. Would like players to remain off the infield so that we don't damage the new growth coming through.

27 September 2016

URGENT - We need you!



Vikings Baseball Needs Your Help by Hosting an Import Player
The Vikings Baseball club currently have 2 International Baseballers arriving early October to be a part of our First Grade Team and help with our Junior Development, one player has already been placed with a host Family, whilst our host family for our second player have had to pull out. 

So with two players on their way and only one host family you can understand that as a club we need your help. The duration of their stay would be from approx. October through to March 2017.

The Committee understands that hosting an import player is a lot to ask of just one family so we are open to the idea of splitting the hosting between 2 or 3 families with a minimum of 8 weeks in one home, so as to broaden the players experience and not to place as much onus on families.

The benefits for you and your family are many, if you have a son or daughter who plays baseball the mentorship will be invaluable. Import players have played competitive baseball for most of their life and have baseball and life skills and knowledge that can have many benefits and also friendships and bonds that will last many years to come.

Import players are introduced to the Club and potential Host Families and are required to sign an Agreement with Vikings Baseball before they arrive in Canberra. Host families provide a bedroom with a bed and easy access to a bathroom facilities, access to your home with their own keys and to provide meals as required. Beyond that we only ask that you provide a welcoming environment and simply make them feel like they are at home. Of course if this is something you feel would be helpful or assist you in hosting a Vikings Import Player the Committee is happy to discuss and details added to the arrangement between the player, host family and the Club for their stay.

The Club assist the player in pursuing employment opportunities and has a car which is available to the player drive in the Canberra area. Whether employed of not, the player is expected to make a financial contribution to their Host Families for costs incurred during their stay. Also, the Club this year is in a position to assist Host Families with some financial costs incurred of hosting if you would like more information on this please contact our President Mark Dawes on email: vikingsbaseballtuggeranong@gmail.com

Seniors Training Tonight

Seniors training is on every Tuesday and Thursday
4:45 to 6pm
Don't forget to have your Rego form hand in as the club will be nominating teams for this season.

Under 17's Training has moved to Wednesday afternoons

21 September 2016

Today's Training at Viking park Cancelled

All Junior training at Viking Park today have been Cancelled

U15 and U17 will have a training session this Saturday  the 24th from 11 to 1230

Seniors will train also this Saturday from 1 to 3pm

20 September 2016

Under 13 Training Update

Due to the high likelihood of rain, 

training for the Under 13’s will be postponed on Wednesday 21 September.

We will run a voluntary training session in the last week of school holidays to kick off the season for those who are available

 on Wednesday 5 October. 

Normal training will commence Wednesday 12 October with our first game still scheduled for Saturday, 15 October.

19 September 2016

"Hard 90" Today 4:30 @ Viking Park

"Hard 90"
Junior Development
Training 


The "Hard 90" Development Training is a step-by-step and age group specific sessions with the aim of maximising abilities to contribute to Vikings team play. Its focus is on fun but challenging drills and it will cover warming up, throwing drills; fielding work; outfield play; baserunning; situational hitting & positional play. 

When: Preseason junior development training will start 4.30 – 5.45 Monday 5 September at our Viking park diamond, and run on each Monday during September (12/9, 19/9, 26/9). Our junior coaches are getting themselves organised. Details of team practices will be posted on the Club Blog in the coming weeks. 
Who: The training is open to all Vikings juniors, potential players who would like to ‘come & try’ and parents who want to brush up on coaching approaches. 
Cost: No cost, training is provided for the benefit of Club players. 
Wear: Vikings training top or red shirt, grey baseball pants or black shorts, Vikings hat, baseball cleats or runners, protector, Vikings hoodie or jacket, drink bottle
Season start: The first pitch of the junior season is Saturday 15 October. 

If you have any questions before the first practice on 5 September, drop an email at vikingsbaseballtuggeranong@gmail.com
Erni Rauter
Club Coach – Player & Coach Development