Chelsea Baseball Club Summer Head Coach EOI

Chelsea Baseball Club is on the move and looking for expressions of interest to become our club coach for the 2017/18 Summer Season.

With a long standing history in the sport Chelsea Baseball Club was founded back in 1949.
Located at the new HD Bert Pavilion at Edithvale Recreation Reserve our facilities are second to none. Comprising of new club rooms, canteen, change rooms, new scorers box, and one of the best diamonds in the association the lucky candidate has the World at their feet.

We have worked hard over the past 5 years and are now seeing reward for effort with the club facilitating and fielding a T-Ball program, junior program, senior men’s program, master’s program and potentially a women’s program within the next 2 seasons.

Chelsea has had a long history of success and in recent years our success has been rebuilding our club off the field.  We are now looking for a club coach that can take us to the next level on field with the full backing and support of the Committee.

We are seeking change within our club and we want you!

We believe our coach will provide coaching and mentoring for all players as well as empower both senior and junior coaches throughout the club to follow his / her philosophy, tactics and methods.

We are seeking an individual who can commit their time and energy to the Club
Other duties are as follows –

  • Recruitment / maintaining of players
  • Creating a winning culture
  • Match selection for all senior teams in conjunction with team managers
  • Maintaining our junior program to promote and retain junior talent
  • Upholding our Code of Conduct
  • Attending club functions

Remuneration can be discussed with the right candidate.

Written applications for the position of Summer Head Coach at the Chelsea Baseball Club close on Friday 21 July at 6pm. If you feel you have the necessary skills and attributes or you require further information for this position we encourage you to write to or contact Tony Firman, President, on 0419 999 323.

Rep Team Tryouts

General Information:

  • We are still looking for scorers for these tournaments (with the exception of the Senior team).  Please email with your expression of interest.
  • For all juniors, no DBA gear is to be worn at tryouts, and minimal club gear is requested

Eligibility Criteria (as per BV)

  • A player is eligible to take part in any match in the respective age groups provided they are under the age of, 12, 14, 16 or 18 years on the 31st of

December in the year of the competition.

  • The minimum age that a player must have attained for participation in age groupings are as specified below:

Age Group          Minimum Age

Under 12            8 years of age

Under 14            11 years of age

Under 16            13 years of age

Under 18            15 years of age

  • For a player to be eligible to compete, they must have played in at least one more than half the games available in their respective local League fixtures to each junior championship.

Selection Criteria (as per DBA)

We ask that all those trialling attend a minimum of 2 of the three tryout sessions that will be held.

Prior commitments such as representative baseball, and medical/illness reasons are acceptable, but you must advise our Rep Team Co-ordinator Fiona Glover via email ( if you are unable to attend for any reason.

We will provide future tryout dates in the coming weeks as provided by the coaches.

Best of luck to all those trialling, and here’s to a successful State Winter Championships for all age groups.

Seniors and Under 23s
Championship Team Tryout Date Time Location
Saturday 10th – Monday 12th June at Geelong Seniors Tuesday 16th May 6-8pm Berwick
Senior Coaches: Sunday 21st May 9.30-11.30am Berwick
Blake Cunningham and Mark Jones Sunday 28th May 9.30-11.30am Berwick
Under 23s Tuesday 16th May 5.30-7.30pm Frankston
U23 Coaches: Sunday 28th May 11.30am-1.30pm Frankston
Ben Laux and Daniel Webster Wednesday 31st May 5.30-7.30pm Frankston
Under 18s
Championship Tryout Date Time Location
Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd July at Geelong Sunday 21st May 12-2pm Dandenong
Coaches: TBA
Paul Rutgers and Theo Rutgers TBA
Under 16s
Championship Tryout Date Time Location
Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th July at Wangaratta Sunday 21st May 9.30-11.30am Cheltenham
Coaches: TBA
Chris Anderton and Nick Coy TBA
Under 14s
Championship Tryout Date Time Location
Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd July at Frankston Sunday 21st May 9-11am Dandenong
Coaches: TBA
Jade Hough and Dan Linton TBA
Under 12s
Championship Tryout Date Time Location
Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th July at Bendigo Sunday 21st May 10am-12pm Dingley
Coaches: TBA
Brent Riddiford and Ash Riddiford TBA