Baseball Queensland Programs

High Performance and Athlete Development

High Performance Pathway schedules, delivers and provides leadership to Athlete
and Coach Development within Baseball Queensland.

Designing a Long Term Athlete Development framework provides stability and continuity
whilst creating an optimal learning environment for athletes and coaches within our pathway.

VISION:

To be the benchmark High Performance Baseball program in Australia developing National ready talent for International and professional competition

PHILOSOPHY:

Athlete – focused

The Individual Athlete is our focus. 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 Framework. A big part of this process involves our coaches developing techniques to effectively train and coach our athletes.

Process – oriented

Understanding of a Long Term Athlete Development framework forms the 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 developmental milestones. Measuring and monitoring athlete progressions along with assessing delivery and programming planning to achieve optimal holistic outcomes.

Performance Pathway Framework

SportAUS ATHLETE DEVLOPMENT FRAMEWORK
(FTEM) https://www.ais.gov.au/ftem 

PRIMARY COACHING COMPONENTS

(Refer to Guiding Principles to QLD Coaching)

• Create Optimal Learning Environment
• Promote Core Values
• Develop the Individual Athlete
• Oversee Athlete Management Systems
• Provide Education and Support for Post Paying

Performance Pathway Framework

T1

T2

T3

National and State Performance Squads

• LTAD Framework for HP athletes
• Assistance with personal growth and maturation
• Support social aspects and individual development with the peers
• Develop skill and knowledge
• Appropriate periodization for Bench Mark Events (Nationals, International, College, ABL etc.)
• Athlete management using modernised technology
• Access to Driveline TRAQ, Motus Throw, Blast Motion and Rapsodo technology

Cost – $800

Age Group
• 2nd year Under 16 to senior athletes

No. Athletes
• 20 – 25

Criteria
• Selection in Australian Representative Teams
• Nationally Identified / US College Very Good and above

Timeframe
3 – 4 on field sessions per week

National Performance Squad
• Preparation for International/ Baseball Australia Event

State Performance Squad
• May to February
• Off Season June to August (16 weeks)
• Pre Season September (4 weeks)
• In Season October to February (16 weeks)

T3

State Development and Emerging Squads

• Foundation stages of High Performance
• Assistance with personal growth and maturation
• Support social aspects and individual development with the peers
• Early stages of preparation for Australian Championships
• Preparation for State Titles
• Extended period of observation for QLD representation
• Access to Rapsodo Technology

Cost – $450 includes program shirt and cap.

Age Group
• 2nd year Under 16 and Under 18 athletes

Timeframe
2 on field sessions per week
• July to September
• 9 weeks

Development Squad

No. Athletes
• 30 – 35

Criteria
• Identified Athletes Solid Average and above

Sessions
• 1 x midweek, 1 x weekend

Emerging Squad

No. Athletes
•35 – 40

Criteria
Identified Athletes
Average and above

Sessions
• 1 x midweek (split venue), 1 x weekend

T3

Female State Development Squad

• Foundation stages of High Performance
• Assistance with personal growth and maturation
• Support social aspects and individual development with the peers
• Early stages of preparation for Australian Championships
• Preparation for State Titles
• Extended period of observation for QLD representation
• Access to Rapsodo Technology

Cost – $350 includes program shirt and cap. 

Age Group
• 2nd year U16 – Open age athletes

No. Athletes
•20-25

Criteria
• Identified Athletes Solid Average and above

Timeframe
2 on field sessions per week
• August to September
• 6 weeks

Development Squad
• 1 x midweek, 1 x weekend

T3

QLD Representative Teams

• LTAD Framework for HP athletes
• Assistance with personal growth and maturation
• Support social aspects and individual development with the peers
• Develop skill and knowledge in a team environment
• Appropriate periodization for Australian Championships
• Optimal Performance at Australian Championships
• Access to Motus Throw, Blast Motion, Rapsodo and BQ AMS Technologies

Cost – Tournament Levy

Age Groups
• U16
• U18
• Open Women

Criteria
• Selected athletes to compete at Australian Championships

Time frame
U16 and U18
• Preparation October to January
• Championships January

Open Women
• Preparation January to March
• Championships March/April (Easter Break)

T4

T5

Athlete Development Programs

• Entry Level to BQ High Performance Pathway framework for athletes and coaches
• Program design tailored for each age group
• Assistance with personal growth and maturation + onfield testing session. 
• Support social aspects and individual development with the peers
• Develop individual skill and knowledge
• Develop game situational awareness
• Flexibility to meet family demands

• Regionally delivered

 

Registration link will be available shortly

Cost – $200 includes program shirt and cap. 

Age Groups/ Programs
• Little League
• Junior League
• Senior League

Time frame
1 on field session per week
• July September
• 6 weeks

Locations
• Gold Coast
• Brisbane West/ South
• Brisbane Metro/ North

T4

T5

Girls Athlete Development Program

• Entry Level to BQ High Performance Pathway framework for athletes and coaches
• Program design tailored for young female players
• Assistance with personal growth and maturation
• Support social aspects and individual development with the peers
• Develop individual skill and knowledge
• Develop game situational awareness
• Opportunity to play multiple positions
• Enter into tournaments

Cost – Tournament Levies

Age Groups
• Little League
• Junior League

Time frame
• Preparation for tournament/ competition
Tournaments/ Programs
• Timberjacks (July)
• Pre season (August)
• Gold Coast Classic (January)
• Div II State Titles (Easter)

SUPPORTERS and PARTNERS

• Queensland Government
• Queensland Academy of Sport
• Baseball Australia
• BQ Regions
• Australian Catholic University
• Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy
• Qscan
• Acceleration Australia
• Rapsodo
• Driveline
• Base 2 Base
• Blackchrome