Youth Female Event Launched – Barclay Cup.

Youth Female Event Launched – Barclay Cup.

Baseball Queensland is excited to join fellow States in announcing the launch of a new event for youth female participants. State and Territory Associations have been invited to enter up to two teams in the 2022 Barclay Cup, which will take place at Surfers Paradise Baseball Club on the Gold Coast from 25 September through 1 October 2022.

A combined group of State participation managers created the Barclay Cup as a brand new national event for youth girls in honour of Jacinda Barclay, who sadly passed away in 2020.

Jacinda’s mother, Deb Barclay, says her daughter would be so proud of this tournament and the continued success of women’s baseball in Australia.

“Jacinda lived her life with an open heart. She would be tickled pink and absolutely humbled by this auspicious honour bestowed upon her. Jacinda always strived to inspire girls and women from all walks of life to participate in one of the sports she loved, that being baseball.”

“What made a tournament stand out next to none for her was the desire to challenge yourself, weaving in camaraderie, friendships and creating incredible memories. Something Jacinda would live by is it’s better to look back on life and say, ‘I can’t believe I did that’ than to look back and say, ‘I wish I did that'”.

Rather than a state team v state team event, this tournament will encourage participation by welcoming multiple teams from each state depending on interest levels – each State and Territory Association is invited to send two teams.

State participation managers are working to confirm the finer details, however the total cost per player is expected to fall within the $300-$400 range (plus uniforms). Coaching staff and training schedules will be confirmed in the coming months, too.

All female players who are currently League Age 13 through 16yo are eligible. Each State/Territory will seek expression of interest to participate. We will communicate directly with those who have registered, including information on tryouts.

“This is an exciting opportunity to provide more female youth participation opportunities while honouring an exceptional international athlete in Jacinda Barclay,” Baseball Queensland CEO Gareth Jones said. “We hope this event inspires and engages the next generation of female athletes and contributes to a bright future for women’s baseball.”

Baseball QLD History Page

Baseball QLD History Page

Queensland Baseball Association 
Year Champion Runner’s up Notes
1932 Eastern Suburbs Valleys
1933 Valleys (U) Greys
1934 Valleys (U) No finals
1935 Eastern Suburbs No finals
1936 Boomerangs Valleys
1937 Holeproof Ravens
1938 Valley West Brisbane
1939 Valleys Boomerangs
1940 Valleys-Wests Brisbane University
1941 No games : war years No Play
1942 No games : war years No Play
1943 No games : war years No Play
1944 No games : war years No Play
1945 No games : war years No Play
1946 Brown and Broad
1947 Brown and Broad
1948 University
1949 Windsor Engineers
1950 University
1951 Windsor Engineers White Sox
1952 Windsor Engineers Truck and Tractor
1953 Windsor Engineers Postal Institute
Metropolitan Baseball 
Year Champion Runner’s up Notes
1954 Truck and Tractor Windsor Engineers
1955 Vogue Green Western Suburbs
1956 Vogue Green Souths
1957 Souths Vogue
1958 Vogue Souths
1959 Vogue Athletics
1960 All Stars Vogue
1961 Victory/Souths All Stars
1962 Victory/Souths All Stars
1963 Victory/Souths Windsor
1964 Victory/Souths Mount Gravatt Eagles
1965 All Stars Athletics
1966 Mount Gravatt Eagles Victory/Souths
1967 Ipswich Musketeers Mount Gravatt Eagles
1968 University All Stars
1969 All Stars Mount Gravatt Eagles
1970 All Stars Windsor
First summer Season 1970/1971 All Stars Mount Gravatt Eagles
1971/1972 All Stars Ipswich Musketeers
1972/1973 Mount Gravatt Eagles Windsor
1973/1974 Athletics Ipswich Musketeers
1974/1975 All Stars Athletics
1975/1976 Windsor All Stars
1976/1977 All Stars Windsor
Brisbane Baseball Association 
Year Champion Runner’s up Notes
1977/1978 Windsor Wests
1978/1979 Windsor All Stars
1979/1980 Windsor Wilston Grange
1980/1981 Windsor Wilston Grange
1981/1982 Wests Bulldogs All Stars
1982/1983 Wests Bulldogs North star
1983/1984 Wests Bulldogs North star
1984/1985 Wests Bulldogs Runcorn Indians
1985/1986 Ipswich Musketeers
1986/1987 Ipswich Musketeers
1987/1988 Ipswich Musketeers Wests Bulldogs
1988/1989 Ipswich Musketeers Carina Redsox
1989/1990 Wests Bulldogs Ipswich Musketeers
1990/1991 Runcorn Indians
1991/1992 Runcorn Indians
1992/1993 Runcorn Indians
1993/1994 Runcorn Indians
1994/1995 Runcorn Indians
1995/1996 Runcorn Indians
1996/1997 All Stars
1997/1998 Runcorn Indians
1998/1999 Pine Rivers Rapids
1999/2000 Windsor Royals
2000/2001 Ipswich Musketeers Beenleigh Hawks
2001/2002 Indians Windsor Royals
2002/2003 Wests Bulldogs Surfers Paradise
Greater Brisbane League (GBL)
Year Champion Runner’s up Notes
2003/2004 Surfers Paradise Windsor Royals
2004/2005 Redlands Rays
2005/2006 Surfers Paradise
2006/2007 Surfers Paradise
2007/2008 Indians Redcliffe Padres
2008/2009 Surfers Paradise Indians
2009/2010 Wests Bulldogs Windsor Royals
2010/2011 Pine Hills Lightning Windsor Royals
2011/2012 Surfers Paradise Windsor Royals
2012/2013 Windsor Royals Redlands Rays
2013/2014 Windsor Royals Redcliffe Padres
2014/2015 Windsor Royals Redcliffe Padres
2015/2016 Windsor Royals Ipswich Musketeers
2016/2017 Windsor Royals Ipswich Musketeers
2017/2018 Surfers Paradise Windsor Royals
2018/2019 Windsor Royals Ipswich Musketeers
2019/2020 Pine Hills Lightning Redcliffe Padres No Grand Final due to COVID
2020/2021 Windsor Royals Redcliffe Padres
2021/2022 Pine Rivers Rapids Redlands Rays

 

BQ Volunteer Historian : Garry Haylock : biggazza01@hotmail.com

Baseball Queensland builds staffing structure.

Baseball Queensland builds staffing structure.

Baseball Queensland have begun the search for staff to take on some of the roles identified as required to achieve the organisation’s strategic outcomes determined by the recently released Strategic Plan.

The roles currently available are the Administration Officer and Digital Media Manager as advertised on Seek.

Clubs and Regions are asked to please promote these roles through their media channels.

Applications for the these roles will close on 18 July 2022.

The Board plan to meet with the Regional Representatives on 16 July to further detail the Strategic Plan and aligned Organisational Structure, including additional roles that will be released shortly.

Queensland Schools Baseball Championships 9-12 June.

Queensland Schools Baseball Championships 9-12 June.

Queensland Schools Baseball will hold their U18 and U14 State Championships this weekend (9-12 June 2022) at Indians Baseball Club – Wakerley Park, Dew St. Runcorn.

An U18 and an U14 Schools Baseball State Team will be identified on Sunday at the conclusion of the event with the U18 team set to compete at the U18 National Schools Baseball Championships in August.

The draw can be accessed from this link:
https://www.baseballqueensland.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/QSB-Championship-Draw.docx

2022 Athlete Development Program – Registrations OPEN

2022 Athlete Development Program – Registrations OPEN

Registrations are OPEN. Click on the link at the bottom of this page to register online.

Baseball QLD will open registrations for 2022 Athlete Development Program. This program is designed and delivered for players of all abilities in the up and coming 2022/ 23 Little League, Junior League and U16/ U18 Age Groups. This 7 week program will commence 30th July and will be delivered in two locations – Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Gold Coast will be similar to last year and delivered on Sunday’s. However, times and locations are yet to be confirmed.

Brisbane will be split over two locations and scheduled for Saturday’s. Times are listed below with sessions being held at Indians Baseball Club for the first 3 weeks followed by All Stars Baseball Club for the last 4 weeks.

Baseball QLD High Performance Manager, Shayne Watson says “Following the success of last years program, I am expecting another big year for this program”. He continues “This program is affordable and convenient for any member who wishes to participate”. This Program will be delivered at two centres located at Gold Coast and Brisbane (Venues to be confirmed shortly) and will be delivered by Region coaches. Watson says “Baseball QLD has an enormous depth of coaching and coordination with our Regional Directors of Coaching is strong within our community”.

The Athlete Development Program is the foundation level of our Performance Pathway framework. Below is a quick overview:

Program Time Frame – 7 weeks

  • 30th July – 11th September
  • Indians Club: Weeks 1 – 3
  • All Stars Baseball Club: Weeks 4 – 7
    • Saturday’s – LL: 9am – 130am, JL & SL: 12:30 – 3:00pm
  • Gold Coast =
    • Sunday’s times and locations yet to be confirmed

Cost and Schedule of Benefits – $275

  • Program Shirt
  • Program Cap
  • 6 Week Structured Development Program (1 x on field session per week)
  • Exit Testing Session (1 x on field showcase testing session)
  • Arm Care Program
  • General Strength and Conditioning Program
  • Accredited Coaches
  • Baseball Queensland Athlete Monitoring System Profile
  • Access to modernised technology equipment (on field testing session)

>>……….CLICK HERE TO REGISTER……….<<

Baseball Queensland builds staffing structure.

2022/ 23 QLD Coaching Positions- EOI

Baseball QLD has opened EOI for vacant QLD Team coaching positions. A coach in any BQ Performance Pathway Program, at any capacity, is a very important role model for the athletes either selected on a team and/ or program. They are responsible for setting the culture of that program in line with Baseball QLD ideals and implement strategies for ongoing player development following a long term athlete development framework.  As such they need to lead by example in all areas of both on and off the field.

Click here for QLD Coach Selection Criteria and Position Descriptions

Click here to submit your online expression of interest

For additional information please contact Shayne Watson, High Performance Manager, shayne@baseballqld.asn.au

Vacant Positions

  • Youth Women’s/ BQ Girls Development Program
    • Head Coach/ On Field Coordinator
    • Assistant Coaches
  • U16’s
    • Head Coach
    • Assistant Coach
    • Pitching Coach
    • EO
  • U18’s
    • Assistant Coach
    • Pitching Coach
    • EO
      • Note: Due to COVID Head Coach two year term was extended to 2023 U18 AYC
  • Open Women’s (Marron and Development Team’s)
    • Head Coach x 2
    • Assistant Coach x 2
    • Pitching Coach x 2
    • EO x 2

Notable Timelines to Consider 

  • Performance Squad On Field Sessions
    • July – September, 2022
  • Youth Women/ BQ Girls Development Program
    • Barclay Cup – September School Holidays, 2022
    • Div II State Titles – Easter School Holidays, 2023
  • U16/ U18
    • Showcase Event – September School Holidays, 2022
    • Australian Youth Championships – January, 2023
  • Open Women
    • State Titles – Late December, 2022
    • Australian Women’s Championships – Easter, 2023
Baseball Queensland builds staffing structure.

2022 U16 QLD Final Team

Congratulations to the 20 players selected in the U16 QLD Team. This team will compete at the up and coming U16 Australian Youth Championships, 4th – 9th July hosted by Redcliffe Leagues Padres Baseball Club.

Click here for U16 QLD Roster

U16 QLD Team

Albury, Ethan
Amiet, Cooper
Blackman, Logan
Dingli, Hayden
Duke, Caleb
Durrington, Max
Iddon, Ty
Jones, Lachlan
Kiddle, Liam
Komene, Rodney
Leggett, Zac
Maher, Michael
Mochizuki, Riku
Pietsch, Charlie
Polidano, Will
Ramirez, Juan
Romero, Rubens
Scott, Jake
Strickland, Max
Wise, Tyler

PLAYER and COACH EOI’s for FUTURES LEAGUE OPENS

PLAYER and COACH EOI’s for FUTURES LEAGUE OPENS

COACHES :: Baseball Queensland in partnership with the Brisbane Bandits seek expressions of interest for suitably qualified coaches for the 2022 opens Futures League.

This years Futures League will run from Friday 29th July playing two games per week on Tuesday and Friday nights concluding in early September.

Coaches will need to hold current coaching accreditation at level 3 or USA B and a current blue card. Expressions of interest with a brief overview of coaching experience can be submitted to glen@baseballqueensland.com.au for consideration by the Futures League committee along with the BQ and Bandits high performance teams.

Expressions of interest will close at 17:00 on Friday July 8th.

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PLAYERS :: Baseball Queensland in partnership with the Brisbane Bandits asks all players interested in competing in the 2022 opens Futures League to register for the draft.

2022 brings a change to the format with opens Futures League games being played twice per week and the league being finished prior to the start of the GBL season. Games will be played on Tuesday and Friday nights commencing Friday 29th July and concluding early September.

Along with the change of timing and game scheduling the age bracket has been widened to allow each team to have three players over the age of 25 to assist with keeping the competition at a high level and providing more mentoring opportunities to younger players.

Expressions of interest will close at 17:00 on Tuesday July 12th.

 

  • Please note: As these competitions finish after the current BA/BQ Membership expires on 31 August, 2022, players must be registered for 2022-2023 and paid with BA/BQ by September 1, 2022 to be eligible to play in the last rounds in September including the championship and third-place games. This is for insurance reasons

>>>::::::::::::::::::CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR EOI::::::::::::::::::<<<

PLAYER and COACH EOI’s for FUTURES Junior/Senior LEAGUES

PLAYER and COACH EOI’s for FUTURES Junior/Senior LEAGUES

Baseball Queensland is excited to present the 2022 JL and SL Futures League competitions.

Available to all Queensland players in the JL and SL age group, the 44-player, four-team competition runs for six weeks ( 9 Games Total )  . 1 game a week for 3 weeks then 2 games a week for 3 weeks and finishing Saturday, 10 September. Wednesday games start at 7pm and will rotate across four venues spread out across the Brisbane and Northern Gold Coast areas. Saturday games will start at 9am for JL and 11:30am for SL and will also rotate venues.

Futures League: Junior League Division 

JL Age Group According to BQ Age Matrix

Born between Sept 1, 2008 and August 31, 2010

 

Futures League: Senior League Division 

SL Age Group According to BQ Age Matrix

Born between Sept 1, 2006 and August 31, 2008

 

Structure:

4 teams of 11 players in each comp, two coaches per team.

Venues:

EOIs being received now, but plan is to have games rotate across Brisbane and Northern Gold Coast.

 

Process:

Observation and Draft: 30/31 July (TBD)

Players notified of selection: August 1-2

First game: Wednesday, August 3

 

Uniforms:

This year, FL jerseys and hats for the JL and SL competitions will be supplied with costs built into player fees and partially offset by sponsorships.

 

Cost:
(TBD) Likely between $150 and $200 for jersey, hat and 12 games.

 

Other:

  • Players may PONAG up to JL from the LL age group or JL to SL Futures with permission of Baseball Queensland and competition coordinators. However, natural-age players will have first priority.

 

  • Pitchers limited to 40 pitches, six outs or 2 innings.

 

  • Single-inning batter limit of 7 batters (same as last year).
  • Please note: As these competitions finish after the current BA/BQ Membership expires on 31 August, 2022, players must be registered for 2022-2023 and paid with BA/BQ by September 1, 2022 to be eligible to play in the last three rounds of the comp (3, 7, 10 Sept), including the championship and third-place games. This is for insurance reasons

>>>::::::::::::::::::CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR EOI::::::::::::::::::<<<

Women coaches, we want to hear your stories.

Women coaches, we want to hear your stories.

Women coaches, we want to hear your stories.

Women coaching at representative levels are encouraged to take part in an AIS survey by June 19, aimed at improving representation and experiences in Australian sport.

Part of the wider Gender Diversity Project, the AIS Women in High Performance Coaching Project seeks to understand the incentives, motivations and barriers encountered by women coaches in Australia, ultimately helping to inform strategies and interventions for positive change.

Women coaching at city, regional, state, national and international representative levels are invited to participate in the survey, which is completely anonymous. Share the link with your own networks so we can encourage as many women coaches as possible to share their stories and have input.

Click here to complete the survey.

Please help us reach the target of 200+ responses. The more responses we have, the more depth we have for the narratives around the experiences of women coaches.

Any support and assistance you can provide in sharing this would be appreciated.