Junior League

JUNIOR LEAGUE

MWDBA – Baseball for All Ages

MWDBA
Off-Season Development

MWDBA will conduct an invitational Off-Season Development training program for select Junior League players during July and August.

Cost: $100 per player plus uniform

Representative Development Program

MWDBA will conduct a Representative Development Program from September to December for interested players in the Junior League age group. Selection trials will be conducted in September.

The number of players selected into this program will be determined by player registration numbers, player ability levels and coach availability. This program will include one training session per week and participation in the following tournaments/competitions:

  • BNSW Sydney Cup (October to December) matches are generally conducted on Sundays 11:30am-2pm
  • Eagles Cup (December) this is a 2-day weekend tournament

MWDBA’s focus for the Representative Development Program phase will be player and skill development. Game time will be shared amongst players and coaches will focus on developing player positional and game play skills in preparation for the All-Star Season. Players may be asked to play in positions that they may not regularly play in club games.

Cost: Approx $200 per player plus uniform

All-Star Season

MWDBA will conduct an All-Star Season program from February to May for interested players in the Junior League age group. Players do not have to have been selected in or trialled for the Representative Development Program to be considered for this program, however, it would be deemed beneficial. Selection trials will be conducted in late January and early February.

The MWDBA Junior League All Star Team will train up to 2 times per week and compete in:

  • Practice games against other Associations (March) matches are generally conducted on Sunday mornings
  • Baseball NSW Junior League State Championships – this event takes place during the April School Holidays
  • Baseball Australia National Championships (if the team qualifies) – this event takes place at the end of May and is often interstate

MWDBA’s focus for this All-Star Team will be tournament success and progression to the National Championships. The best players will be selected for the team and will regularly play in positions in the field where they are the strongest players. Players may be asked to play in positions that they may not regularly play in club games. The coach will have the ultimate authority to determine playing positions and the amount of playing time that each player receives (in conjunction with competition rules) during competitions/tournaments.

Cost: Approx $300 per player plus uniform and travel costs if applicable