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.
This summer the Development League runs from 18 October to 20 December. We play every Tuesday (weather permitting) during School Term 4 only.
The registration fee is $70, and every new player receives a Pirates baseball cap to keep!
HOME BALLPARK 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 email@example.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
5 - 5:45pm warm-up, skills & game time
For ages 9 - 11 years (School Yr 4 - 6)
Introductory skill development
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
6 - 7:15pm game time
For ages 12 - 14 years (School Yr 7 - 9)
4 teams (Padres, Dodgers, Giants, Mariners)
Max. 9 players per team (i.e. everyone plays)
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