GOLD COAST PIRATES CHARTER
2017 REPRESENTATIVE SEASON
The Gold Coast Pirates Charter is seeking nominations for our GC Pirates Charter Player Development Program for Little League and Junior League players. Players selected to participate in this program will practice and play in tournaments in preparation for final selection in the 2017 QLD District Championships Representative teams.
To be eligible to try out for either Development Program, you must be a current registered player with Coomera Cubs, Mudgeeraba RedSox or Alleygators Baseball Clubs on the Gold Coast and play in the Little League or Junior League competition.
Little League (LL) eligible players must be born between 1st May 2004 - 31st August 2007.
Junior League (JL) eligible players must be born between 1st May 2002 - 30th April 2004.
TRIAL SESSION: Sunday 13th November 2016
WHERE: Coomera Cubs Baseball Club, Riversdale Road, Oxenford
WHEN: 3.00pm to 6.00pm (may finish earlier dependant of number of players in attendance)
Players are to attend the training session in baseball pants and a suitable training top and cap. NO Club or Representative uniforms are to be worn. Please remember to bring sunscreen, water bottle and snack food. Catchers are required to bring their own equipment.
Players MUST complete the attached GC Pirates Player Nomination Form and bring to the training session. We do understand that this is short notice, so if you can’t attend on the day, please complete this form and email to email@example.com to register your interest for either Development Program.
Below is a list of the games / tournaments you will be required to commit to if you are selected in the program and eventually the representative team.
GOLD COAST SUPER LEAGUE
The GC Super League will serve as the initial step in the Development Program process. Each week a squad of 12 players will be selected to play in the Gold Coast Super League. Games will be played on Sunday mornings on the following dates:
20 November 2016 - Crushers v Pirates @ Mudgeeraba
27 November 2016 - Crushers v Pirates @ Runaway Bay
4 December 2016 - Crushers v Pirates @ Coomera
11 December 2016 - Crushers v Pirates @ Surfers
18 December 2016 - Crushers v Pirates @ Mudgeeraba
At the end of the GC Super League a team will be selected to compete in the Gold Coast Summer Classic tournament and the SEQ Super League competition (see below).
GOLD COAST SUMMER CLASSIC
The GC Summer Classic is a tournament hosted on the Gold Coast with LL, JL and SL teams from QLD, NSW and New Zealand from 6 - 8 January 2017.
Estimated Levy: $50 per player
SEQ SUPER LEAGUE
The SEQ Super League is a Charter Team League with teams from the Brisbane Regions and the Gold Coast competing on Sunday’s from February – April.
2017 QLD DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS
A team of 12-14 players will be selected to represent the each Charter at the State Championships to be held in April 2017 in Brisbane.
Estimated Levy – $225 per player plus uniform
LITTLE LEAGUE and JUNIOR LEAGUE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
3 Teams from QLD will progress from the QLD District Championships to Junior League Nationals in May 2017 in Adelaide and/or the Little League Nationals in June 2017 in Lismore.
Estimated levy & costs (travel, accommodation, food etc) $2000 per player
LITTLE LEAGUE and JUNIOR LEAGUE WORLD SERIES
The winning teams from the National Championships will progress to the LL or JL World Series in America in August 2017. This trip is funded by Little League International.
For further information please feel free to contact Anna Day from Coomera Cubs on 0400 000 047 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
To download Pirates Player Nomination Form please go to Mudgeeraba's Facebook site
MUDGEERABA REDSOX BASEBALL CLUB - Firth Park, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba 4216
ALLEYGATORS BASEBALL CLUB - Tallebudgera Connection and Andrews Roads, Tallegudgera 4228
COOMERA CUBS BASEBALL CLUB - Riversdale Road, Oxenford 4210
NERANG CARDINALS BASEBALL CLUB - Dugandan Street, Nerang 4211
SURFERS PARADISE BASEBALL CLUB - Allchurch Street, Benowa 4217
ROBINA BRAVES BASEBALL CLUB - Ron Penhaligan Way, Robina 4226 (behind soccer fields)
RUNAWAY BAY DOLPHINS BASEBALL CLUB - Paradise Parade, Paradise Point 4216
MAIN FIELD IS: OPEN
MUDGEE MEADOWS IS: OPEN
BATTING CAGE: BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL, NOTE BOOKED DURING TRAININGS
Phone: 0419 765 996 for updates
Join our Facebook Group for regular updates. This is the best place to find out about cancellations on game day.
TBALL - Wednesday 4pm - 5pm
ROOKIE BALL - Wednesday 5.15pm - 7pm
LITTLE LEAGUE - Wednesday 5.15pm - 7pm
JUNIOR LEAGUE - Tuesday/Thursday 5pm - 6.30pm
SENIOR LEAGUE - Tuesday/Thursday 5pm - 6.30pm
U20/SENIORS - Tuesday 6pm onwards
What a fantastic afternoon for our Mudgeeraba Redsox players, having an opportunity to train with such a talented team from CHUO University in Japan.