Overview of Junior Programs at Cheltenham Rustlers

Cheltenham Rustlers has a proud history of providing a welcoming, fun and competitive junior development program. There are teams for all age groups and we welcome boys and girls from five years old through to 18 years of age. Players have successfully progressed from the junior ranks through to the seniors and many that started as juniors with the Cheltenham Rustlers have had successful careers internationally.

The summer season usually commences in early October of each year with pre-season training starting several weeks before then. The season has a break during the Christmas period and usually finishes in March.

The age categories are set by Baseball Victoria. To view what age group your child can play, please refer to Baseball Victoria’s Age Matrix

Junior development pathway at Cheltenham Rustlers

Name Ages Overview Day of play Contact details for coordinator
Little League T-Ball 5-8 Great starting program to develop confidence and basic skills.
Kids who are at the top end of the age bracket and are competent, may progress to the next level.
Saturday mornings Carolyn Allen
cpallen76@gmail.com
Little League Rookie Ball 8-12 An introduction to baseball for newer/less skilled players Saturday mornings Pia Dunkley
pbdunkley@gmail.com
Intermediate League 11-14 Also known as 50/70 baseball as the pitching and base path distances are longer. Players can now take leads. Friday nights Pia Dunkley
pbdunkley@gmail.com
Little League Minors 8-12 For players with higher skill sets but not quite ready for Majors Sunday mornings Pia Dunkley
pbdunkley@gmail.com
Little League Majors 9-12 For the player looking to play against the best and are considered to be most competent Sunday mornings Pia Dunkley
pbdunkley@gmail.com
Junior League 13-14 State and metro Sunday mornings Teresa Yong
teresakyong@gmail.com
Senior League Under 16 15-16 State and metro Sunday mornings Josie Hill
stevejos@optusnet.com.au
Senior League Under 18 16-18 State and metro Sunday mornings Michelle Ogilvie
michelleog@optusnet.com.au

Mariners

Cheltenham Rustlers Summer baseball competition is a part of the Southern Mariners Charter for Little, Junior, and Senior League Representative baseball.

Mariners provide advanced coaching and representative opportunities through its Academy and All Stars program. For more information, please refer to the Mariners website.