The Gold Coast Academy of Sport is progressing with discussions on the organisation of a program focused on furthering the development of Softball and Baseball. The program will provide a unique opportunity for local softball/baseball players to develop their individual skills whilst also being involved in professional presentations on topics that will help with performance.
The softball program will run outside of the normal competition period to ensure that it does not compete with normal club competitions. Regular squad training sessions will focus on individual skill development along with ‘life skill’ topics such as Nutrition, Body Maintenance, Psychology topics, Study skills and many more to choose from. Team elements are introduced leading into possible competition opportunities.
The Gold Coast Academy of Sport will advise on the application and selection procedure when finalised. If you would like to express an interest in the program, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy.
For enquiries, please contact the GCAS office.
The Gold Coast Academy of Sport Softball program will sit between local representative softball and higher representation such as state team selection.
The Academy program will exist to up-skill athletes and assist them in progressing to higher representation in the sport of softball. As softball has now been placed on the Olympic sports schedule it is an important sport to develop for the future.
The program is open to male and female softball players from bottom age under-14s (12-years) to top age under-16s (15-years) who are registered with a Softball QLD affiliated association. Athletes must be residents of the Gold Coast region or hinterland and be a current financial member of both their Local Association.
A program levy will apply but this will be decided upon when the program development is finalised. Athletes will receive approximately a minimum of 35 hours on-field training, skill development, education, personal development and possible opportunities to represent the Gold Coast Academy of Sport at competition events.
The above program fee not only covers the full cost of participation but it also covers a GCAS merchandise kit consisting of a polo, training T-shirt, training pants, and socks. Each academy athlete will also receive a family ticket (3 pax) to the GCAS Annual Awards Evening.
An additional fee (cost TBC) will relate to the any proposed competition opportunities that might arise.
Applications are currently closed. Please contact GCAS office for more details.