One final reminder that Baseball WA is accepting nominations for Champion Schools Tee-Ball and Baseball Competitions through Friday 30 June.
Schools are encouraged to learn more and nominate for this year’s events by the end of this week:
Help us celebrate the past and build a brighter future for baseball in WA. Please donate to the Baseball WA Heritage Museum or Grassroots Development Funds.
WA baseball wouldn't be possible without the support of our amazing community. This month, we invite all baseball families, past and present, to make a voluntary, tax-deductible donation to the Baseball WA Heritage Museum or Grassroots Development Funds.
Any support, whether big or small, will help us honour the past and build a brighter future for baseball across the state.
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.
Baseball WA is pleased to announce the 2023 Showcase will now be conducted as a Showcase Combine, a variation of the previous Showcase we’ve run before, spanning over three days from 22-24 September.
The venue for the event will remain at Empire Ballpark. During the combine, participants will undergo various player assessments, including testing and both live and simulated game play. This serves as a crucial baseline assessment for players as they commence the season.
We invite all players within the following age ranges to register and take part in the 2023 Showcase Combine:
Under 16’s State Team: Birth Years 2008 – 2009
Under 18’s State Team: Birth Years 2006 – 2007
It is highly recommended that all players aspiring to try out for the U16 or U18 State Teams attend this combine however, this Showcase is not limited to only players who want to try out. Players may simply want to prepare for the season and understand their testing metrics. The data collected from all components of the event will still play a significant role in those pursuing the team selection process.
To ensure that all participants are adequately prepared and equipped for success, we have organised a free pre-season workshop. This workshop will be conducted by Andy Kyle and Johnny Ogilvie on Saturday 5 August at Empire Ballpark. The workshop will provide players with a comprehensive 6-week preparation program to ensure they are fully ready for the combine in September or the summer season ahead.
Please see below details for the workshop and the combine:
Workshop: Saturday 5 August @ Empire ballpark
Combine: 22, 23, 24 September @ Empire Ballpark
Cost: $150 per player (+fees and charges)
Inclusions: Pre-Season Workshop, Combine Testing, Shirt & Cap
Register here: 2023 Showcase Combine
If you have any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baseball WA is excited to announce the 2023/24 Pony Girls programs as we continue to prioritise female participation with a pathway from entry-level baseball to a more advanced junior baseball environment.
“It’s been fantastic to see the success of our Pony Girls programs in recent years, and we are pleased to once again offer dedicated development opportunities to our junior girls, helping to prepare them for adult women’s baseball,“ BWA Participation Manager David Hayes said. “We can’t wait for Pony Girls League and Futures to start later this year as we plan for a big summer of baseball.”
Pony Girls League
The BWA Pony Youth Girls Baseball League (PGL) will offer all females of League Age 13 to 16 the opportunity to play in a "league of their own" (age cutoff of 31 August 2024). 17 year-olds who are not registered with a club are also encouraged to participate. Games will commence in mid-November and conclude prior to Easter.
Pony Girls League provides teenage girls with a competitive game environment to compete, participate and develop. Whilst winning and losing is part of any league, this program focuses primarily on individual enjoyment and improvement.
Our 2023/24 Pathway Clubs include Willetton, Kelmscott, Braves, Kalamunda, Carine, Wanneroo and Morley.
PROGRAM COST: $150 – includes program cap, playing tee, usage of Empire Ballpark and equipment. Clubs may add their own fee to cover club costs such as game balls and umpires, etc.
Pony Girls Futures
The Baseball WA Futures (PGF) is an ideal way for female players to grow and develop their skills in an all-girl environment. The program is for female athletes aged 10 through 13 years old. 9-year-olds not otherwise playing baseball are also encouraged to register. This season, Futures will run for the same period as League, with a mid-November start and finishing before Easter.
Game scores are not kept allowing coaches to put players in positions to gain valuable experience that girls often miss out on if only playing Saturday juniors - including pitching, catching and key infield positions. We highly recommend this program to girls playing junior baseball, girls coming out of or currently playing tee-ball or softball, and girls who have not played diamond sports before or have not played for some years.
Our 2023/24 Pathway Clubs and regions include West (Carine), North-East (Wanneroo, Morley), South-West (Braves, Willetton), and South-East (Kalamunda, Kelmscott).
PROGRAM COST: $150 – includes program cap, think.again training tee, usage of uniform top, payment to team coach, usage of Empire Ballpark and equipment. Clubs may add their own fee to cover club costs such as game balls and umpires, etc.
Read more details on our website and stay tuned for Pony Girls registration which will open later this year.
Wanneroo Giants are headed to the Junior League World Series!
This talented group of 12 to 14-year-old baseballers were thrilled to bring home the 2023 Australian Junior League Championship after an action-packed week in Adelaide.
The Giants put together a 6-0 campaign with 65 runs scored and 25 runs given up throughout the tournament. Their dominance continued into the gold medal game where Wanneroo held on for a 3-2 win over Adelaide Marlins.
After clinching the Australian Championship, Wanneroo will continue training in preparation for their next stop: the Junior League World Series in Taylor, Michigan, USA from 13-20 August.
“We are incredibly proud of these juniors who have continued to develop their skills through hard work on and off the field,” BWA Participation Manager David Hayes said. “Many of these players were on last year’s Intermediate League team that represented Australia at the World Series. What an incredible opportunity they have to continue chasing their baseball dreams this year.”
“We congratulate everyone involved on an amazing AJLC performance and we can’t wait to see what the World Series has in store.”
Stay tuned for more updates from Wanneroo Giants Junior League as the World Series draws closer.