FUTURES LEAGUE

FUTURES LEAGUE

Futures League is a term three development opportunity designed to nurture emerging talent across various age groups, from 12 to 30 years old. It complements BQ’s performance pathways by including players from the BQ Athlete Development and Performance Programs, as well as those selected through an open Expression of Interest process.

The Futures League features Open’s, Open Women’s, U14, U16 and U18 competitions. Using modified rules tailored to enhance skill development and strategic understanding, the Futures League provides a focused and supportive environment for growth. Beyond players, the program also offers significant development opportunities for coaches, officials, and scorers, creating an inclusive ecosystem that benefits all aspects of the game.

This holistic approach ensures a seamless progression through BQ’s performance pathways, preparing the next generation of baseball talent in Queensland and fostering a comprehensive growth environment for all participants.

FUTURES LEAGUE OVERVIEW

Competition Dates:

Sundays from 11 August to 8 September

Age Range:

Players born between 01/01/2011 – 31/12/2012

EOIs Close: 

30 June, 2024

Competition will feature doubleheader Sundays (10 games) over five consecutive weeks. To ensure that all interested players are eligible to be drafted into a team, the program will aim for multiple divisions. Each division will have four teams of 11 players selected through a draft format. A minimum of 22 players will be required to form a second division and draft in U14s.

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Competition Dates:

Sundays from 18 August to 15 September

Age Range:

Players born between 01/01/2009 – 31/12/2010

EOIs Close: 

30 June, 2024

Competition will feature doubleheader Sundays (10 games) over five consecutive weeks. To ensure that all interested players are eligible to be drafted into a team, the program will aim for multiple divisions. Each division will have four teams of 11 players selected through a draft format.  A minimum of 22 players will be required to form a second division and draft in U16s.

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Competition Dates:

Sundays from 18 August to 15 September

Age Range:

Players born between 01/01/2007 – 31/12/2008

EOIs Close: 

30 June, 2024

Competition will feature doubleheader Sundays (10 games) over five consecutive weeks.  To ensure that all interested players are eligible to be drafted into a team, the program will aim for multiple divisions. Each division will have four teams of 11 players selected through a draft format.  A minimum of 22 players will be required to form a second division and draft in U18s.

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competition Dates:

Tuesday and Friday nights from 13 August to 13 September

Age Range:

Players 16-26 years

EOIs Close:

30 June, 2024

The draft will feature teams selected from players 16-26, plus three out-of-age players per team.

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Competition Dates:

Friday nights from 16 August to 13 September

Age Range:

Players 15-30 years

EOIs Close:

30 June, 2024

The draft will feature teams selected from players 15-30, plus two out-of-age players per team.

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THE ASH ANDERSON CUP

Each year, this memorial trophy is awarded to the winning teams in all Futures League age groups and competitions. It honours former Queensland player Ash Anderson, who tragically passed away in a car accident in 2021.

Ash was involved in the Baseball Queensland Performance Pathway Programs and was a member of Surfers Paradise and Beenleigh Hawks Baseball Clubs throughout his junior playing career.

Following a successful QLD Showcase event, Ash was selected in the 2021 U18 QLD Team and went on to be selected in the U18 National Training Squad.

Ash, you are always with us out here on the baseball field.

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