Baseball WA is pleased to open expressions of interest for players wishing to try out for the Under 16 and Under 18 State Teams.
Although Baseball Australia has yet to finalise the host state of the U16 and U18 Australian Youth Championships to be held in January 2023 (approximately 7-15 Jan), BWA is preparing for tryouts in the coming weeks.
"It is a tremendous honour to represent your state on the national stage and compete against the best players from around the country," Baseball WA CEO Lachlan Dale said. "Our WA players had the chance to compete in the Rays Showcase over the past two years in the absence of the AYCs, which we believe has expedited player development and performance. We would like to thank the key staff both on-field and off-field for delivering this program, and we encourage players to take advantage of this opportunity to represent on the WA State Team."
The U16 and U18 State Teams will again be led by head coaches Kent Fitzgibbons and Leigh Moyle, respectively. After being appointed in 2021, Leigh was unable to lead the team as the national championships were cancelled due to COVID. We look forward to him and his team showcasing our best talent at the Australian Youth Championships. Fresh off a bronze medal finish at the recent U16 Youth Championship held in July, Kent will again lead the charge for this young and exciting group.
Expressions of interest are now open for players who want to try out, with session dates and locations to be communicated in the coming weeks. Please click on the links below to register:
Baseball WA - 16 State Team
Baseball WA - 18 State Team
Please note these are the last years of each age group that are eligible: U16 - 2007 and U18 - 2005. Competing players must be under the specified age for the particular program being staged at 31 December of the preceding year. Example: Under 16 players who turn 16 on 31 December is not eligible, whereas a player who turns 16 on 1 January is eligible for the Under 16 AYC.