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.

The first two Tuesday nights (18 & 25 Oct) will be fun ‘Have-a-Go’ sessions. Our coaches will be leading a range of activities to have fun and work on skill fundamentals.

Our baseball 'Majors' series will get underway from Tuesday 1 November!

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

Places are still available and we’re looking for a few more players to complete our teams. So please tell your friends and bring them along for some fun around the diamond!
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REGISTRATIONS

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

CANCELLATIONS

Tuesday night cancellations will be announced before 3pm each Tuesday on Facebook and the News section on the Pirates Baseball website home page. Coaches will also notify their team What's App groups.


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.

Majors 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 - 7pm 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 3 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