For a number of years Hills has organized an exchange program with Melbourne Baseball Academy for Under 14 players. The program involves a reciprocal visit with Victoria for selected players born between
1st January, 2004 and 31st December, 2005.
This program was originally established following the loss of the Under 14 National Championship some years back.
Expression of interest are invited to participate in this exchange program. The squad will comprise up to 16 players and will need to be available for both the trip to Victoria and for the return visit to Sydney. If you are interested you need should advise your availability for the Melbourne Exchange Squad by 17th November to
J Yard @ firstname.lastname@example.org
As an Association we are totally committed to this program. We see it as an excellent opportunity for the players, especially the players that are too old for Major LL and are the younger players in Junior LL, to develop their skills. You do not have to be an elite player to nominate.
The Victorian Academy has been already training for some time, its Coach is a former USA Major League player.
Games against Victoria in Sydney will be 4th to 7thJanuary, 2018.
We then travel to Victoria between 11th and 14th January.
Cost: We wish to keep the cost of this exchange visit to an absolute minimum. Estimated cost is $600.
The intention is that the costs will be little more than the cost of airline tickets, depending upon what Hills’ uniform items that you already have. The booking of airline tickets is part of our ‘rush’, so as to take advantage of cheaper airline tickets.
The team will be billeted while in Melbourne and we will billet the Victorian team when it visits here.
Coaches: Have not been appointed as yet and probably won’t be prior to the team being announced.