QLD State Team Selection Policy

QLD State Team Selection Policy

During the week following the conclusion of 2019 State Titles we will be announcing our QLD State Teams. BQ have released their new QLD State Team Selection Policy in addition to one of the assessment tools that will be used when evaluating athletes.

This year we will be announcing the U18 Final Team + Shadows and the U16 squad of 30 players during the week following their State Titles. The U16 squad will be reduced to the Final Team throughout November.

In addition to announcing our QLD Teams, we will be selecting a Development Team from the players available in the U16 and U18 age groups that will tour Japan in 2020 June/ July school holidays. This Team will have access to all resources used in the State Program (Rapsodo, Blast, Driveline etc.) with their program commencing at the end of the Summer Season.

To view the QLD Team Selection Policy Click Here

QLD Scouting Document

Coaching appointments for U16 and U18 Queensland State Teams

Coaching appointments for U16 and U18 Queensland State Teams

Baseball Queensland is proud to inform that the Coaching appointments have been made for the U16 and U18 Queensland State Teams.

We appreciate all those who applied for roles and were impressed by the high-level coaches who applied across all the positions.

Field Manager
 – Dan Wilson
Assistant Coach – Adam Pearce
Pitching Coach – Jamie Knight
Assistant/ EO – Martin Waters

Field Manager – David Badke
Assistant Coach – Gareth Jones
Assistant Coach – Keith Suthers
Pitching Coach – Scott Porter

More information about the Australian National Championships in the coming months.

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/

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


  • Assistant Coach
  • Pitching Coach
  • Executive Officer


  • 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

Female Development Program – Events

Female Development Program – Events

Baseball Queensland is excited to announce our calendar of event for the next 6 months for our Female Development Program. Below is the list of events that we are committing players and teams to.

Timberjacks Tournament
We are aiming to put teams in the Little League, Junior League, Senior league age groups at this years Timberjacks Tournament played in Lismore, NSW.
Prep: 23rd and 30th June
Tournament: 12th – 14th July

JL and LL Female Development Program
(6 weeks)
All Stars Baseball Club
25th August, 1st, 8th, 15th,
22nd, 29th September

LL Girls NZ Series
We are excited to partner with a touring New Zealand female Little League team and to host a tournament weekend.
Location of this tournament will be decided shortly.
Tournament: 4th and 5th October

U16 + U18 state titles

This year we are aiming to include a female team in both U16 and U18 State Titles. The under 16 State Titles will be played in Cairns and U18s will be held at
U18: 21-24 Sept
U16: 27 – 30 Sept

Women’s State Titles
Last year we hosted our very first Women’s State Titles. This year we are aiming to grow our state titles with more female participants than ever before. This is a fantastic tournament for beginners to advanced players and was a great experience for all who played last year.
Open Women: 13-15 Dec
Youth Women: 16-17 dec

Gold Coast Summer Classic
We will be submitting teams into the annual Gold Coast Classic Tournament to kick off 2020!
Prep: 22nd and 29th December 2019
Tournament: 3rd – 5th January 2020

For more information on individual events, the development program and opportunities to be involved please email Shayne Watson. shayne@baseballqld.asn.au



On behalf of Baseball Queensland, I would like to acknowledge Queensland’s Open Women’s team for their performance and competitiveness at the 2019 Australian Open Women’s Championships.

Through the collective efforts of all, including the coaching staff lead by Ms Lisa Norrie, you, the players, have shown great tenacity, discipline, and team spirit, and you have set a solid foundation for the future growth of women in Baseball in Queensland.

It is with great honour that we acknowledge your achievements, you have made us all Queensland proud!

As CEO of Baseball Queensland, a special thank you also to the coaches, staff, families, and players. You have represented Queensland well at this year’s Australian Open Women’s Championships.

“Building a Better Future for Baseball.”

Paul Gonzalez
Baseball Queensland