The GBL Competition Committee would like to thank all Clubs and players who participated in
sharing feedback for the GBL 2018/2019 summer junior baseball competition.
We have analysed the feedback and please find following a summary of that information.
We received 116 replies – which comprised mix of mainly parents (67%), volunteers (41%) and
coaches (26%). With 31% of the respondents having at least two family members involved in our
Most respondents want a single season (82%) with respondents playing across all age groups Under
20’s through to Little League.
NUMBER OF GAMES
The majority of respondents were satisfied with the number of games and the number of home
games provided (score of 7 out of 10).
MID WEEK GAMES
Half the respondents were in favour of mid-week games and half the respondents were against
DOUBLE HEADER GAMES
55% of the respondents were in favour of double header games while 45% of respondents were
against double header games.
SHOULD THE GBL JUNIOR COMPETITION HAVE MORE THAN 2 DIVISIONS?
65% of the respondents were against the GBL junior competition having more than 2 divisions.
The greater majority of respondents thought timely scheduling was the greatest challenge last
season (35%) closely followed by recruitment of umpires (25%).
Individual comments highlighted clashed between the GBL competition and the Gold Coast junior
60% of the respondents replied they did not think any rules needed to be reviewed.
Multiple comments regarding the PONAG system, Regions not fielding teams at the State Titles,
Finals wash outs, maximum fielders allowed on field to be 9, and comments relating to pitchers and
catchers playing restrictions