The Baseball WA Rays Showcase is part of the participation and talented pathway, whereby athlete’s tryout to make an age-relevant squad. The showcase will take place during the summer season with dates depending on relevant NYC’s during that calendar year. Objectives:
Promote fundamental skills, game play, tool building and strength and conditioning. Athletes will train and play in a “spring training” type format to learn what it takes to be at the field and compete on a daily basis.
Players will be expected to participate in relevant on-field training sessions and or workshops leading into the event.
Combine- players will go through a combine testing component to showcase their skills either in the build-up or during the event that aligns with Baseball Australia’s protocols. This may include video, running speed via light gates, arm strength, bat speed and any other relevant data or game play metrics.
The showcase will be used for tent identification whereby those with relevant tools or game play will be selected to the High Performance “Futures” pathway.
State Teams or national team squads will be selected from the showcase if it pertains to the relevant Baseball Australia calendar of events.
The Rays Showcase is not just another baseball training camp or a normal National Youth Championship program. Athletes experience day to day life in an elite program supported and endorsed by the Tampa Bay Rays. The schedule mimics their spring training and the start of a minor league season - with a focus on athlete development both on and off the field.
Players will be surrounded by a range of opportunities to enhance their knowledge and abilities in key areas for success both locally and internationally.
The focus of this program is NOT for you sign a professional contract or go to US college, these are just opportunities that will come your way once you learn to: ● Compete fearlessly (even when you are terrified) ● be disciplined ● be organised ● be a great teammate and an even better person.
It will be your job as the player: ● to push yourself and hold yourself accountable when you could easily bluff your coach or yourself. ● To focus on what you can control and execute no matter how tough the situation. ● Use all of the amazing resources around you to improve your approach each and every day.
Goals: ● Learn to thrive in a daily training environment ● Create impeccable habits ● Learn the discipline required of an elite athlete ● Provide support and opportunities to learn ● Have lots of fun
Expectations: ● Commitment - doing the small things each and everyday will yield far greater results than doing the big things infrequently. ● Effort - try as hard as you can even when you think you might fail ● Measure only what you can control - if you can't control it, don’t worry about it. Focus on the process not the result. ● NO EXCUSES - plain and simple: don’t make them ● Balance - creating balance in your life is important, so make time for your family and friends, do your homework and make time for the things you love to do.
Baseball Western Australia
Baseball Park Corner Nicholson and Wilfred Roads, Thornlie WA 6108 PO Box 1489, Canning Vale DC WA 6970 Phone: 1300 557 353 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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