DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE


The Tuesday night Development League is all about kids having fun playing baseball with their friends. It includes Rookies (for ages 9 - 11 years) and Majors (for ages 12 - 14 years). Scroll down to find out more.
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22/23 SEASON

This summer the Development League runs from 18 October to 20 December. We play every Tuesday (weather permitting) during School Term 4 only.

REGISTRATIONS

The registration fee is $70, and every new player receives a Pirates baseball cap to keep!


HOME BALLPARK
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THE PIRATES LAIR, Ian Galloway Park 
Curtis Street, Northland

PARENTS - WE NEED YOU!

We need the support and participation of parents for the Development League to be successful. Please email wgtncitypirates@gmail.com if you are willing to be a club official or volunteer.

ROOKIES (Ages 9 - 11 yrs)


Rookies are younger players and any kids who are new to baseball and keen to give it a try.

A fun introduction to the game, Rookies is all about learning the rules, developing skills, and growing our younger players.​​​​​​

HOW IT WORKS

TUESDAYS FROM...

5 - 5:45pm warm-up, skills & game time

FORMAT

  • For ages 9 - 11 years (School Yr 4 - 6)
  • Everyone plays!

SKILLS

  • Warm-up
  • Baseball5
  • Introductory skill development
  • Coach-pitch game
  • Parental support required

MAJORS (Ages 12 - 14 yrs)


The Majors is for players who are familiar with baseball and want to play more competitively.

This League develops the full baseball skillset in a game-time setting at a competitive level. Games follow modified rules to keep it fast and fun.​​​​​​​

HOW IT WORKS

TUESDAYS FROM...

5:45pm warm-up

6 - 7:15pm game time 

FORMAT

  • For ages 12 - 14 years (School Yr 7 - 9)
  • 4 teams (Padres, Dodgers, Giants, Mariners)
  • Max. 9 players per team (i.e. everyone plays)

MODIFIED RULES

  • Batters start with a 1:1 count
  • Players can pitch 2 innings maximum
  • No walks - on Ball 4, the coach takes over pitching until the ball is hit in play
  • Runners can steal 2nd and 3rd, but not Home
  • Runners only score if they're batted or walked in
  • Batting inning ends after 4 runs are scored