Baseball NSW are excited to announce the running of the inaugural National Masters Baseball Championships at Blacktown International Sports Park this coming January 2021.
We will be partnering with SportsLink Travel and Baseball Australia to create an annual event to integrate Masters Baseball with the Australian Baseball League (ABL)
With the loss of several events this past year due to COVID19 Baseball NSW is keen to provide an opportunity for our more senior playing members to ‘strap on’ the boots and have a run-around whilst having the chance to watch the Australian Baseball League in action with players such as Manny Ramirez and company.
The competition will comprise three divisions, 35+, 45+ and 55+ with a limit on how many teams will be able to participate so get in quick. Teams can register via the link below and invitations are open for all teams across Australia. Baseball NSW CEO Mark Marino, a long time Masters competitor, commented that ‘Masters Baseball has been some of the most enjoyable memories of my time in the game.
I encourage you to come along and enjoy one of the best venues in the country along with one of the best teams in the ABL.’ The event will run from January 4th to January 8th 2021 with SportsLink Travel providing team packages and social events for the tournament.
Expressions of interest to take part in the event are now open via the link at the top of this page.
For more information, please download the announcement below:
In an update from Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant, it was announced that as at Saturday 26 September, interregional community sporting competitions were able to recommence without restricting activities to regions or zones. The advice provided in August regarding limiting spectators to one parent per child, and inter-region sport and recreation activities have been removed.
Community sports organisations and participants should continue to avoid shared travel arrangements such as car-pooling, along with minimising social gatherings before and after the event.
Community sport organisations may choose to still limit spectator numbers at matches, subject to the protocols within their COVID-19 Safety Plans and based on factors such as the size of their venue, match scheduling or hiring requirements placed on them by venue operators.
EducationUSA has set-up various webinars on U.S. study, to keep students busy during the school holiday break.
U.S. Study General Information
Tuesday 29th September
2:00pm - 3:00pm - https://bit.ly/3hsUMJO
This session provides guidance on U.S. undergraduate study, including university application procedures and standardized testing.
U.S. College Sport Pathways
Wednesday 30th September
4:00pm - 5:15pm - https://bit.ly/32pM89C
This session will address opportunities available for student-athletes (it is recommended all athletes also attend the 'U.S Study General Information' webinar as that information will not be covered in this session).
NCAA Core Courses
Thursday 1st October
4:00pm - 5:15pm - https://bit.ly/3iv0DP6
This session maps out the NCAA core course requirements. It is relevant for aspiring NCAA Division I or II student-athletes.
We would like to invite our members to attend the 77th Annual General Meeting of Baseball New South Wales.
The Annual General Meeting will be held as follows;
Date: Monday 26th October
Venue: Online via Zoom
For more information, including how to register, download the AGM Notice here
The Little League® International Congress which is made up of representatives from each Region including Australia, meet on an annual basis to discuss and vote on any rule changes for the following season.
After this year’s Little League® International Regional Roundtable Agenda Survey, several changes have been made which are to be implemented in the 2021 rules.
Click the button below to download the document which outlines these rule changes.
EducationUSA has received numerous requests for detailed information on financial aid and scholarships for U.S. universities. The topic is unfamiliar to Australian students and often confuses them. As such, EducationUSA is delighted to inform you that they are hosting a much anticipated "How to Finance Your U.S. Study" two-part webinar series.
Students interested in U.S. study are encouraged to join the two-part webinar series. Joining the webinars will be experts in U.S. university financial aid who will attempt to demystify the topic for students.
The webinars will be streamed live via the EducationUSA Facebook page and available for viewing post-session
SCA Under Armour Baseball & T-Ball Camps are on again
The camps are run in conjunction with Baseball NSW the camps are located all over Sydney.
Don’t miss an opportunity to work with our professional baseball coaches to refine your baseball skills covering hitting, fielding, throwing, base running, game play and much more! No matter your experience, learn more in a fun and encouraging environment.
For more information visit Sports Camp Website or phone 1800 753 127.
Click below links for more info or to register.
Baseball5™ or B5 is an urban version of the classic games of baseball and softball. It is a fast, young and dynamic discipline that follows the same founding principles of its parent disciplines - hitting, throwing, catching, and running.
B5 is the perfect school sport as it promotes inclusion for boys and girls, which will help boost overall participation and physical activity. Most importantly, it is fun and enjoyable at all levels. To get B5 into your school, click on the link below and complete the steps required.
How-to guide for schools
With several Baseball5 resources including videos, training manuals, and the WBSC rulebook readily available to download, head over to our B5 webpage
For all the latest B5 news, action around the world, and upcoming events in Sydney check out our B5 Facebook page
We caught up with the Head of Baseball5, Adrian Medina Scull, who gave us some insight into B5 and the benefits of playing the game in schools.
“The 4 corners (baseball5) is a form of street baseball that is played in most streets of Havana. The best way to develop the game is by playing and practicing constantly.
I started playing more frequently in the fourth grade. I used to play with my neighbours before school, during every school break, and after my track and field practice. At the National High-Performance school, I also used to play constantly. 4 corners (B5) was the most popular pastime for the athletes after/before training and the least expensive.
With the muscular and athletic body development of the high-performance school program, the game became much faster, more dynamic, and aggressive (charismatic). The players involved were those who are nowadays Olympic, World and Continental champions of various sports, including baseball players. The mischief/quick thinking/streetwise knowledge of 4 corners (B5) enhanced my adaptation to fielding and quick reactions in traditional baseball. Even batting and hitting the ball with the hands have remarkable similarities”.
Any queries relating to Baseball5, please contact Adrian Medina Scull via email by clicking here.
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US College Pathway Interviews
Baseball NSW have put together a series of interviews with players that have taken the next step in their educational and professional careers by heading over to various colleges across the United States.
BNSW Coach Education