The 2020 Pony Girls Futures Program is off to a terrific start, with 49 girls ages 10-14 participating in the eight-week development season.
Formerly known as the Youth Girls Development Program, Pony Girls Futures gives junior players the chance to grow and develop on and off the field as they learn more about the sport and their athletic abilities. In this all-girls environment, game scores are not kept, so coaches can introduce players to different positions and give them the chance to try pitching, catching and fielding.
Players are split into four teams, train once a week and play games on Sunday afternoons, following the Spring Training sessions to start the season at the Baseball Park. They are led by four capable coaches: Conor Lourey, Andrew Cooke, Andy McDonough and Mel Edgar.
“We are pleased to have a great group of girls for the Futures program and it’s awesome to see their progress and how much fun they are having on the field," Baseball WA Participation Program Manager David Hayes said. "We look forward to the rest of the year and encouraging these awesome athletes to keep working hard at their goals.”