Queensland State Team Field Managers Announcement.

Queensland State Team Field Managers Announcement.

Baseball Queensland is pleased to announce the recent appointments of our State Team Field Managers. Following our coach selection criteria, which was implemented two years ago, the Field Manager is appointed on a 1+1 year period. Our Youth Women, U16 and U18 Field Manager’s positions were vacant. Lisa Norrie will continue as our Women’s Field Manager for her second year.

Below are the appointments for 2019/20 representative season:

  • Youth Women: Geoff Wade
  • U16: Dan Wilson
  • U18: David Badke

Baseball QLD High Performance Manager Shayne Watson says “I am looking forward to this year’s program as we build on previous years success with developing our athletes striving for holistic outcomes both on and off the field”.

Applications for other positions are still open with Expressions of Interest closing 12 pm Friday 2nd August 2019. At the completion of this process, the remaining positions will be appointed following consultation with BQ High Performance Manager and respective Team’s Field Manager.

If you are interested in expressing your interest please click on the link provided:  https://www.baseballqueensland.com.au/eoi-for-qld-coaching-vacancies/

2019 / 20 BA and BQ Capitations

2019 / 20 BA and BQ Capitations

Baseball Queensland are pleased to announce the capitation fees for the 2019/20 Season.

We encourage all members, players and parents to read though the document carefully to learn how full season, short season and tournament fees work for 2019/20.

To read the document please click here.

BQ Female Teams Entering U16 / U18 State Titles

BQ Female Teams Entering U16 / U18 State Titles

We are seeking athlete expression of interest for the following:

  • U16 Team – players aged 18 and Under as of 31st December 2019
  • U18 Team – Open Age Group

The first practice session will be held every Sunday from 28th July at Bannister Park, All Stars Baseball Club 9am – 11am with the first two weeks as trail days.

If you would like to express your interest please click on the link below

Register your Expression of Interest today: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BQFemaleU16U18StateTitles

EOI for QLD coaching vacancies.

EOI for QLD coaching vacancies.

Baseball Queensland is inviting coaches to Express their Interest and Register for vacant coaching positions within our QLD Bandits State Teams. BQ strive to deliver programs with holistic outcomes whilst creating an optimal learning environment for our athletes and coaches within our High Performance Pathway Programs.

Vacant Positions

Youth Women

  • Assistant Coach
  • Pitching Coach
  • Executive Officer

U16

  • Assistant Coach
  • Pitching Coach
  • Executive Officer

U18

  • Assistant Coach
  • Pitching Coach
  • Executive Officer

Open Women

  • Assistant Coach
  • Pitching Coach
  • Executive Officer

If you are a coach who wishes  to express their interest and register please follow our two step process:

1. Complete and submit all necessary documents outlined in “BQ Coach Selection Criteria’.
Click here to download BQ Coach Selection Criteria.

2. Complete the online registration process. Click here to access online registration process

Applications close Sunday 21st of July 2019.

If you require additional information please contact Shayne Watson, BQ High Performance Manager shayne@baseballqld.asn.au

Acceleration Partners with Baseball Queensland

Acceleration Partners with Baseball Queensland

Baseball Queensland (BQ) is delighted to announce a partnership with Acceleration. This partnership will see Acceleration engage with BQ through player pathway programs providing strength and conditioning programs.

Acceleration’s vision for Baseball Queensland athletes is to ensure all our athletes become faster, stronger and healthier than in previous years.

Acceleration will be providing sessions within the areas of Speed development, Strength development, Injury reduction sessions, Educational sessions and other holistic physical development strategies for our athletes through the player pathway.

Shayne Watson, BQ’s High Performance Manager, is delighted to be partnering with Acceleration and knows that their involvement will give our athletes a greater opportunity to succeed.

“Continuing and evolving our working relationship with Acceleration, BQ has partnered with this credible organization again this year to assist with the delivery and designing of our Strength & Conditioning Programs throughout the Pathway. Partnering again with Acceleration, but through a long-term agreement, we will have access to their accredited Strength & Conditioning coaches providing opportunities for an increased number of athletes fostering a Long-Term Athlete Development framework. “

Managing Director for Acceleration, Stewart Briggs is excited to grow the relationship with Baseball Queensland and see our athletes grow from strength to strength.

Baseball is dear to the hearts of Acceleration. Not only do we have a player amongst our staff in Daniel Nilsson, but I also have fond memories of training my first US College Conference Championship team with the sport of baseball. I also feel that Acceleration plays a vital role in a development of baseball players, because a baseball player MUST be able to hit and throw a baseball to an adequate level to be able to move up through the ranks of the sport. That probably makes your training sessions with Acceleration one of your most important sessions of the week in terms of improving performance today and into the future. To have the opportunity to work with Baseball Queensland is so exciting because we feel that we can help many young baseball players through the various programs we have organised together.

Baseball Queensland is determined to build a better future for baseball. This begins with having healthy and strong bodies take the field. BQ CEO, Paul Gonzalez knows the impact that quality strength and conditioning can make on the individual athlete.

“Exposing our athletes to industry leaders in strength & conditioning through reputable providers who are passionate about our sport is essential. Our partnership with Acceleration will provide fantastic opportunities for not only the individuals in our player pathway to become better athletes but will see a collective improvement across our representative teams and programs.”

Acceleration begins their involvement with Baseball Queensland’s State Performance Squads this month.

Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy partners with Baseball Queensland

Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy partners with Baseball Queensland

Baseball Queensland (BQ) is delighted to announce a partnership with Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy as BQ’s program operator for athlete wellbeing.

Pivotal Motion has been involved in baseball for many years, working with Windsor Royals and Pine Hills Baseball clubs and former sponsor and physiotherapist with the Brisbane Bandits. Pivotal Motion is a leading voice in the area of sports physiotherapy and creating programs for player physical welfare, injury rehabilitation and athlete development. Bobbie-Jo Strong, Owner and Principal Physiotherapist of Pivotal Motion, is currently the physiotherapist for other high performance teams in QAS Volleyball program and QLD Pirates Volleyball. To date, Bobbie-Jo has achieved 8 Australian League titles over the past 5 years. Pivotal Motion has a strong emphasis on a community approach to sport thus sponsoring 4 local Brisbane sporting clubs including Gaelic football, rugby league, and volleyball.

The partnership between BQ and Pivotal Motion will see programs created to assist players with athlete well-being, striving for holistic outcomes, and will aim to engage with our Pathway programs commencing this year.

 

Shayne Watson, Baseball Queensland’s High-Performance Manager is excited to work with an industry leader to engage with our pathway programs and bring a greater awareness to athlete wellbeing.

 

“Striving for holistic outcomes for our athletes, we have partnered with Pivotal Motion. This will provide guidance for BQ athletes, coaches and parents throughout the BQ Pathway Programs. The health and well-being of our athletes is prioritized as highly as their athletic development and delivered simultaneously for the best possible outcomes of our athletes and their future. I am looking forward to working with Pivotal Motion over the next several years as we develop and deliver this framework.”

 

Bobbie-Jo Strong is excited to bring her expertise and passion to Baseball Queensland.

 

“Baseball is a functionally unique sport.  When I watch baseball, it isn’t just about the runs or pitch count, it is about one’s ability to perform their task to their upmost functional capacity.  Everybody has a unique functional pattern and role to play in baseball.  This is what we need to tap into, to learn, understand and develop a more distinguished outcome for the baseballer.  I see potential for development of medical and academic relationships to assist, improve and differentiate Baseball QLD’s athletes from states.  I believe in all Baseball QLD athletes being catered for regardless of age, tier level or team status.”

 

Working with our Player Pathways is just the beginning for the partnership between Pivotal Motion and Baseball Queensland as there are many opportunities that will be made available to the wider baseball community through a multiple of expressions.

 

Baseball Queensland CEO Paul Gonzalez shared the following:

 

Pivotal Motion has been a strong supporter of Baseball Queensland for many years and it is fitting that as we progress and evolve as a sport, we continue to build long-term relationships with positive like-minded partners.  Pivotal Motion’s vision is to educate their clients and patients on movement that is ideally suited for individual needs.  Baseball Queensland is excited about their approach to health and fitness and look forward to “Building a better future for baseball” moving forward.”

 

We will be seeing more of Bobbie-Jo and the Pivotal Motion team over the coming months at our events and through our social media channels.