2023 EAP (Brisbane & Gold Coast)

2023 EAP (Brisbane & Gold Coast)

2023 EMERGING ATHLETE PROGRAM

Designed to lay the foundation for aspiring athletes who align with Baseball Queensland’s Performance Pathway, the EAP program aims to enhance the skills and development of players from Little League to U18.

Under the guidance of Nick Bachono, Player Development Coordinator at Baseball Queensland, the Emerging Athlete Program will provide participants with targeted improvement strategies tailored to their individual needs. By focussing on enhancing baseball tools and fundamental movement patterns, this comprehensive program will propel young athletes on a trajectory of continuous growth and progress. 

The EAP is dedicated to delivering targeted instruction, and to achieve this, participants will be divided into groups based on their age and skill level. This grouping strategy ensures that each athlete receives instruction tailored to their specific needs and progress.

The program encompasses a wide range of baseball training components, including speed, agility, throwing, infield and outfield drills, hitting, and strength and conditioning. These comprehensive sessions aim to improve fundamental skills, enhance overall performance, and foster well-rounded athleticism.

 

BRISBANE NORTH

Dates: Saturdays From 29th July – 16th September 2023
Time: 9am-11:15am
Location: Narangba Baseball Club

BRISBANE CENTRAL

Dates: Saturdays From 29th July – 16th September 2023
Time: 9am-11:15am
Location: All Stars Baseball Club, Hendra

BRISBANE SOUTH WEST

Dates: Saturdays From 29th July – 12th August 2023
Time: 9am-11:15am
Location: Wests Bulldogs Baseball Club, Darra

Dates: 19th August 2023
Time: 9am-11:15am
Location: TBA

Dates: 26th August – 16th September 2023
Time: 9am-11:15am
Location: Indians Baseball Club, Runcorn

GOLD COAST

Dates: Saturdays From 29th July
Time: 2pm-4:15pm
Location: Robina Baseball Club

Dates:  5th August – 16th September 2023
Time: 2pm-4:15pm
Location: TBC

 

 

 

Schools Recruitment Workshop

Schools Recruitment Workshop

Baseball Queensland would like to invite you to our Schools Recruitment Workshop, aimed at informing and assisting clubs with pre-season school engagement programs and promoting Baseball in our local communities.

If your club is interested in participating in the pre-season school’s recruitment drive, please pass this invitation on to the relevant person at your club (recruitment co-ordinator or interested party).   They are welcome to attend in person, or online via the Teams link provided.

For the NQ clubs, we will hold another workshop closer to your pre-season window.  However, you are more than welcome to tune in online.

 

Date: Tuesday, June 11th

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Baseball Queensland Office – Sports House Milton (Level 2 – Meeting Room 3)

Join the meeting now

Meeting ID: 425 003 665 805

Passcode: U9wF6L

Queensland Coach EOI

Queensland Coach EOI

Baseball Queensland is inviting coaches to submit their expression of interest for vacant positions within our Performance Pathway Framework.

Baseball Queensland (BQ) is the peak body for the administration of the sport of baseball in Queensland. The objective for which the Association is established and maintained are to govern, promote, encourage, support, and improve the sport of baseball in Queensland.

Our aim is to ensure a standard of compliance is met when appointing coaches within the BQ Pathway framework.

 

 

    BQ adopts the following philosophy towards athlete development:

ATHLETE-FOCUSED

Athletes are the focus of the program. Aim to provide tailored development models, communication, and learning styles to achieve an optimal holistic outcome.

COACH-LED

Providing a structured skill acquisition plan provides stability and continuity whilst creating an optimal learning environment for all athletes and coaches within our Pathway Programs. A big part of this process involves our coaches developing techniques to effectively train and coach our athletes.

PROCESS-ORIENTATED

Understanding of a Long-Term Athlete Development framework forms our foundation so that coaches can begin and/ or continue to explore coaching methodologies that are age and gender appropriate.

PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN

Striving towards athletes reaching their development milestones. Measuring and monitoring athlete progressions along with assessing delivery methods and program planning to achieve optimal holistic outcomes.

All vacant positions can be found under each program below:

Position:  Program Coach (multiple positions)
Timeframe:  July-September
General Responsibilities:  Assist with on-field delivery

Position:  Program Coach (multiple positions)
Timeframe:  July-September
General Responsibilities:  Assist with on-field delivery

Positions:  Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Pitching Coach, EO
Timeframe:  October-January  (AYC early January TBC)
General Responsibilities:  Team Selection,  Prepare team to compete at AYC,  Travel with Team to AYC

Positions:  Assistant Coach, Pitching Coach, EO
Timeframe:  October-January  (AYC early January TBC)
General Responsibilities:  Team Selection,  Prepare team to compete at AYC,  Travel with Team to AYC

Positions:  Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Pitching Coach, EO
Timeframe: December-Easter  (AYWC Easter break 2025 TBC)
General Responsibilities:  Team Selection,  Prepare team to compete at AYWC,  Travel with Team to AYWC

Positions:  Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Pitching Coach, EO
Timeframe: December-Easter  (AWC Easter break 2025 TBC)
General Responsibilities:  Team Selection,  Prepare team to compete at AYWC,  Travel with Team to AWC

Positions:  Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Pitching Coach, EO
Timeframe: December-Easter  (AWC Easter break 2025 TBC)
General Responsibilities:  Team Selection,  Prepare team to compete at AYWC,  Travel with Team to AWC

TBA

TBA

TBA

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

HEAD COACH
ROLE DESCRIPTION

A coach in any BQ Pathway Program, at any capacity, is a very important role model for the young athletes either selected on a team and/ or program. They are responsible for setting the culture of that program in line with QLD ideals. As such they need to lead by example in all areas of behaviour both on and off the field, particularly in relation to fair play, respect (for the game and all those around it), and set appropriate examples for factors relating to the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products.

Primary Purpose

The Head Coach is responsible for contributing to the successful delivery of QLD program. This includes coaching and coordination with Performance Program Manager (PPM) as well as developing and implementation of a comprehensive program in preparation for and managing throughout the Australian Championships.

 

Download the full role description & responsibilities pdf here

 

ASSISTANT COACH / PITCHING COACH
ROLE DESCRIPTION

A coach in any BQ Pathway Program, at any capacity, is a very important role model for the young athletes either selected on a team and/ or program.   

They are responsible for setting the culture of that program in line with ideals.  As such they need to lead by example in all areas of behaviour both on and off the field, particularly in relation to fair play, respect (for the game and all those around it), and set appropriate examples for factors relating to the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products. 

 
Primary Purpose 

The Assistant Coach and Pitching Coach are responsible for contributing to the successful delivery of QLD program. This includes the implementation of a comprehensive program in preparation for and coaching throughout the Australian Championships.  

 

Download the full role description & responsibilities pdf here

EXECUTIVE OFFICER
ROLE DESCRIPTION

A coach in any BQ Pathway Program, at any capacity, is a very important role model for the young athletes either selected on a team and/ or program.   

They are responsible for setting the culture of that program in line with ideals. As such they need to lead by example in all areas of behaviour both on and off the field, particularly in relation to fair play, respect (for the game and all those around it), and set appropriate examples for factors relating to the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products. 

 
Primary Purpose 

The Executive Officer is responsible for contributing to the successful delivery of QLD program. This includes the implementation of a comprehensive program in preparation for, managing all off field matters (coaching if in dual role) throughout the Australian Championships. 

 

Download the full role description & responsibilities pdf here

PATHWAY PROGRAM COACH
ROLE DESCRIPTION

A coach in any Pathway Program, at any capacity, is a very important role model for the young athletes either selected on a team and/ or program.   

They are responsible for setting the culture of that program in line with BQ ideals.  As such they need to lead by example in all areas of behaviour both on and off the field, particularly in relation to fair play, respect (for the game and all those around it), and set appropriate examples for factors relating to the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products. 

 
Primary Purpose 

Responsible for contributing to the successful delivery of Pathway Programs. This includes the implementation of a comprehensive Athlete Development Program.  

 

Download the full role description & responsibilities pdf here

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Tournament Advisory Panel Expression of Interest 2024

Tournament Advisory Panel Expression of Interest 2024

BQ Tournament Advisory Panel Expression of Interest

Baseball Queensland is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from members who would like to contribute to the preparation and planning of tournaments in QLD.

The BQ Tournament Advisory Panel (TAP) will work within the Game Development portfolio to prepare and plan all aspects of QLD Baseball tournaments.

The TAP will provide current knowledge and practices using community people to support the high-standard delivery of tournaments administered by BQ with responsibilities to include

 

  • Event Management
  • Age Groups
  • Tournament Budget
  • Tournament Rules
  • Tournament Systems
  • Officials
  • Host Venues
Baseball 5 High School Tournament

Baseball 5 High School Tournament

Baseball 5 Tournament at Runcorn State High School

Calling all high schools! Runcorn State High School is buzzing with anticipation for its upcoming Baseball 5 tournament on the June 20th, 2024. Step into the thrilling world of Baseball 5, an innovative and dynamic twist on traditional baseball. Designed for accessibility and excitement, Baseball 5 promises a fast-paced and engaging experience for players and spectators alike, regardless of skill level. This tournament isn’t just about competition—it’s about camaraderie, teamwork, and the joy of the game.

Baseball Queensland is extending a special invitation to all high schools to participate in this exciting event. As part of the tournament preparation, schools will have the opportunity to engage in a pre-tournament Baseball 5 session, designed to help teams learn, practice their skills and get ready to hit the field with confidence.  Don’t miss this chance to give Baseball 5 a go and showcase your school’s talent and teamwork on the field.

 
For more information and to register your school’s interest, please contact Sam Cawdron at sam@baseballqld.asn.au.

For the event page and FAQ’s, visit:  Baseball 5 High School Tournament

 
Event:  Baseball 5 High School Tournament
Location:  Runcorn State High School, Runcorn QLD 4113
Date:  20th June 2024
 
 
Participation Details
The tournament welcomes schools at no cost, fostering inclusivity and participation among high school students of all ages.  Teams will be divided into two pools, Years 7-9 and Years 10-12 with schools eligible to enter two teams per pool.  Each team requires five players on the court, with substitutes allowed, ensuring a dynamic and engaging gameplay experience. Furthermore, the presence of a school teacher throughout the day is mandatory, ensuring supervision and support for all participants.
 

To learn more about Baseball 5 visit: Baseball 5 or watch training tutorials on YouTube: Baseball 5 Training Videos.

 
Baseball 5 High School Tournament

Baseball 5 High School Tournament

Event:  Baseball 5 High School Tournament
Location:  Runcorn State High School, Runcorn QLD 4113
Date:  20th June 2024

Runcorn State High School, is hosting an exciting, fast-paced Baseball 5 tournament on the 20th of June at their indoor sport facilities. 

BQ is offering a Baseball 5 session for all schools involved in the lead up to the tournament.

For more information or if your school is interested in participating, please email Sam Cawdron at sam@baseballqld.asn.au

FAQ’s
What does the BQ B5 session mean?
If you register for the tournament, Baseball Queensland (BQ) will come to your school and deliver a B5 session. This session covers the basics and helps your teachers prepare.

Does it cost money?
No, it is free to enter and participate.

Age Group
High school students (no minimum age), as long as they attend high school.

How many people do you need?
Five players on the court, with substitutes allowed.

Does a teacher need to be there?
Yes, a school teacher must be present for the entire day.

What if we’ve never played before?
Visit BQ’s B5 training resources and drills to get up to speed.  Or see the resources below: What is Baseball 5?

Time of the tournament
Duration of games: Games are typically 20 minutes.
Format: The day will feature a competitive round robin, followed by a final series. Each team will play a minimum of five games.
Schedule: The day runs approximately from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, including lunch breaks, activities, and prizes.

What is Baseball 5?
This “simple” version of baseball and softball will target mostly young people, especially in dense, highly populated areas were practice of the traditional game faces limitations. The potential to expand our sport is tremendous. With Baseball5™, WBSC intends to build a bridge that will spread and connect our sports around the world.

For more information, visit: https://baseball.com.au/baseball5/
Watch B5 Training Tutorials on YouTube: Baseball 5 Training Videos

2023 EAP (Brisbane & Gold Coast)

Ignite Your Baseball Journey with our Emerging Athlete Program (EAP)

Join us in the 2024 Emerging Athlete Program and take significant steps forward in your baseball journey.

Registration portal now open, for dates and times for your region, see the table below:

Dates: Begins 31st July

Location:  Mudjimba baseball club, 701 David Low Way, Pacific Paradise QLD 4564

Time: Wednesdays 4:30PM – 6:30PM

 

Dates: Begins 27th July

Location: Redcliffe Padres, Redcliffe

Time:  Saturdays, 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Dates: Begins 27th July

Location: All Stars, Bannister Park, Hendra

Time: Saturdays 9:00AM-11:00AM

Dates: Begins 27th July

Location:  TBC

Time: Saturdays 9:00AM-11:00AM

Dates: Begins 27th July

Location:  TBA

Time:  Saturdays 9:00am – 11:00am

Dates: Begins 27th July

Location:   All Stars, Bannister Park, Hendra

Time:  Saturdays 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Baseball Queensland is thrilled to announce the return of its highly successful Emerging Athlete Program (EAP) for a second year, commencing at the end of July this year.

This seven-week initiative is your opportunity to join a community dedicated to high-quality baseball development and to take your skills to the next level.

The Baseball Queensland Emerging Athlete Program (EAP) is designed to develop young athletes aged 10 to 16 who are aiming to progress in Baseball Queensland’s Performance Pathway. The program provides comprehensive training in essential baseball skills such as speed, agility, throwing, infield and outfield drills, hitting, and strength and conditioning. Each session is crafted to offer personalised coaching, helping every young athlete maximise their potential.

With training sessions held across multiple locations, including the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast, the program is accessible to aspiring baseball stars from all over South-East Queensland.

This year’s program features exciting new developments, including a dedicated youth female stand-alone program, ensuring that our talented young female athletes also receive focussed training and support.

Based on participant feedback from 2023, the program will now feature reduced session sizes to provide more personalised coaching, better support, and effective communication with players and parents. A wider variety of engaging drills, including game-like scenarios and skill-specific activities tailored to different levels, will be introduced to ensure continuous improvement and maintain interest. Additionally, expert guest coaches will be invited to offer specialised one-on-one training in skills such as pitching and batting, along with motivational talks to inspire participants.

One participant shared, “The program was amazing, ALL coaches went above and beyond expectations. The children learned a lot from the program and it was an enjoyable experience for players and parents.”

Join us in the 2024 Emerging Athlete Program and take significant steps forward in your baseball journey.

Registration and more details to come, including dates, times & location.

QLD Masters Tournament Survey

QLD Masters Tournament Survey

We’re conducting a survey on the 2024 QLD Masters Tournament

 
We’d love to hear what you have to say.
 
It’s a chance for you to share your opinions and help us shape these events in the future.
 
We understand that filing out surveys can be a bit tedious, but it should take less than 10 minutes to complete.
 
Your feedback is anonymous and will be kept confidential, and your participation is greatly appreciated.
 
The survey will be open until Friday, 7th June so please share your thoughts before then.
 
Thanks for helping us to make these events better.
National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

This week, we gather to honour the exceptional souls who illuminate the world of baseball with their selfless dedication and unwavering passion! Without YOU, our fields wouldn’t be as vibrant, our games wouldn’t be as electrifying, and our community wouldn’t be as tightly knit.

From the coaches who shape our players’ skills to the umpires who ensure fair play, from the scorers meticulously recording every moment to the snack bar helpers fuelling our spirits, and from the devoted team parents to the remarkable BQ board members and advisory panel members guiding our path, each of you is a beacon of light in our baseball family.

If you feel the call to join this extraordinary league of volunteers and leave your mark on the world of baseball, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local club today! There’s an irreplaceable magic in the bond we share, and there’s always room for more kindred spirits to enrich our community.

This week, we celebrate the unsung heroes whose tireless efforts, boundless enthusiasm, and steadfast commitment infuse every inning with joy and every victory with meaning.

THANK YOU for being the heart and soul of our beloved sport.

Together, we’re not just hitting it out of the park—we’re changing lives and shaping futures!