The Tuesday night Development League is all about kids having fun playing baseball with their friends. It includes a fun Majors game series (for ages 12 - 14 years). Scroll down to find out more.
This summer the Development League runs from 10 October to 12 December. We play every Tuesday (weather permitting) during School Term 4 only.
If you'd like to give baseball a try before you register for the season, the first two Tuesday nights (10 & 17 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. Come along from 5pm to have a go!
Our Development League baseball 'Majors' series will get underway from Tuesday 24 October!
The registration fee is $70, and every new player receives a Pirates baseball cap to keep. Register here.
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 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. If you're interested and available to help with coaching, umpiring or generally helping out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
6 - 7pm 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 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
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.