PROGRAM UPDATE (18/6/21) Please be advised that due to the registrations that have taken place, Pro-League 2021 will be run in a two-day per week format for players aged 13 to 16 yo. This will also replace the Futures program which will no longer be run as a separate program. Registrations for 2021 have closed.
Overview Pro-League is designed to provide players with a high level coaching experience and enhanced match play. Players who would benefit from additional coaching, a higher level of coaching and / or opportunities associated with an additional match schedule are the targets of this program. The key objective is to provide opportunity and skill enhancement to as many players as possible.
Term of Membership Once selected into their teams, players will remain members of their franchise until they no longer meet the eligibility criteria of the program.
Program Outline - PRO LEAGUE MAJOR The primary program - for players who have turned 16, 17 or 18 prior to 1 September 2021. Where needed, 15 year olds who nominate can be drafted in the Major program to fill all squads.
Term 3, 2021 – programs for each franchise may be extended at the discretion of the individual coaching staffs. Team coaching and scouting staff for each franchise. Dedicated strength and conditioning staff. Minimum of three sessions per week.
Expert skills training sessions for each franchise with the first week dedicated to simulating professional spring training. Further expert skills sessions throughout the program. Dedicated weekly session for each franchise on strength and conditioning.
Minimum of six weeks (two/three games per week) of games per franchise.
Tuesdays – two team single game – two teams skills/s&c
Thursdays – two games involving all teams
Saturdays – each team plays one game and has a skills session
PRO-LEAGUE FUTURES The secondary program - for players who have turned 13, 14 or 15 prior to 1 September 2021. Where needed, 15 year olds who nominate can be drafted in the Major program to fill all squads. Term 3, 2021 – program for individuals. Dedicated coaching and strength & conditioning staff. Minimum of two sessions per week.
All players will participate in the following:
Tuesdays – special skills training plus strength & conditioning
Saturdays – players will be allocated to teams each week and play games
New Membership Cost and Inclusions
Game day costs – umpires, venue hire and match balls.
MAJOR - $450 ($400 for returning players) - new players receive team cap, team playing jersey, team hoodie.
FUTURES - $200 - new players receive program hoodie, cap and training tee.
Payment Date $200 non-refundable deposit paid at registration (via online portal) – balance due prior to commencement of program. Access portal via the Pro-League’s Facebook page.
As stated under each program outline above.
Players who age out of the program can be offered an extended membership at the discretion of the program’s on field coordinator.
Any member of the current season’s Women's Open State Team.
The program management reserves the right to add other criteria from year-to-year as needed.
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