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Under 18 NSW Metro State Team Trials

Baseball NSW is pleased to announce that registrations are open for the NSW U18 Metro National Youth Championship Trials.

 

The State Representative team will compete in the U18 National Youth Championships to be held at Blacktown International Sports Park from January 5-14, 2018. The approximate cost of participating will be $2800-3000.

 

To be eligible to trial for this age category, players must meet the following criteria:


“Competing players must be under the specified age for the particular program being staged at 31st December of the preceding year (2017). EXAMPLE: Under 18 player who turns 18 on 31st December 2017 is not eligible, whereas a player who turns 18 on January 1st, 2018 is eligible for the Under 18 NYC.”


Trials will be conducted in line with the Baseball NSW High Performance Trial Policy and Selection Policy which can be found at the following links:

 

Trial Policy

http://www.nsw.baseball.com.au/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=mF3zY6RI8Bs%3d&tabid=2807&portalid=29

Selection Policy

http://www.nsw.baseball.com.au/Portals/29/Resources/BNSW%20High%20Performance%20Selection%20Policy%2011%20June%202013%20Final.pdf

 

The trials will be conducted at Blacktown International Sports Park (Field 2) on the following dates:


Tuesday September 5, 2017 – Data Collation (Part A)
Thursday September 7, 2017 – Data Collation(Part A)
Tuesday September 12, 2017 – Baseball Skills Assessment(Part A )
Thursday September 14, 2017 – Baseball Skills Assessment (Part A )
Tuesday September 19, 2017 – Baseball Skills Assessment
Thursday September 21, 2017 – Baseball Skills Assessment
Tuesday September 26, 2017 (If needed)
Thursday September 28, 2017 (if needed)


Players will need to wear full baseball uniform (former state representation apparel will not be allowed) and provide their own equipment to take part in the trials.

 

Please be aware that players who are deemed unsuccessful by BNSW High Performance Staff in conjunction with Team Coaching Staff maybe cut after PART A of the selection process which concludes after the trial conducted on Thursday September 14, 2017.


BNSW anticipates the team will be finalised by the October Long Weekend, 2017. This may be delayed if the trial schedule is affected by wet weather/cancellations.

 

Please note: Successful players will be expected to make themselves available for 2 or 3 practice sessions per week until the beginning of the NYC as well as any practice games as organised by team coaching staff.  

Also note that unsuccessful players may be nominated as potential Friendship players to represent NSW Country in the 2018 NYC.    

Registrations close at the close of business on Friday September 1st, 2017.