BRISBANE SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM

 

Brisbane Softball Association (BSA) is committed to increasing participation by providing a comprehensive pathway through its member Clubs and affiliation with Softball Queensland. Programs such as Swing into Softball, Club competition catering for all ages, and the Association’s representative pathway, aim to support players and officials extend their skills while meeting new friends and having fun.

The 2020 BSA representative program is now open.  The following table details the Softball Queensland State Championship schedule for 2020.

2020 State Championships

 
 

U14 Girls

 

Host Association - Ipswich - Allocated Dates 4-6 April

 

U14 Boys

 

Host Association Brisbane- Preston Rd - Allocated Dates 4-6 April

 

Open Women

 

Host Association - Rockhampton - Allocated Dates 4-6 September

 

U16 Girls –

 

Host Association -Noosa - Allocated Dates 19-21 September

 

U16 Boys

 

Host Association- Hervey Bay - Allocated Dates 19-21September

 

U18 Women

 

Host Association -Redcliffe - Allocated Dates 2-4 October

 

U18 Men

 

Host Association -Redcliffe - Allocated Dates 2-4 October

 

Open Men Host Association -Toowoomba - Allocated Dates 16-18 October

 

 

 

Diamond Development – U14 Age Group

Along with our representative pathway BSA is proud to host the annual Deb McColm shield day. This event was first introduced by Deborah McColm in 2007.  Deb’s efforts in junior development for BSA were exceptional and it is through her Diamond Development Academy that many of our representative players developed their skills and understanding to enhance their journey to representative level. The Deborah McColm Shield is in memory of Deb McColm and is a tribute to her contribution to softball and Junior Development..

 

How do I nominate?

Go to the BSA Website to lodge your nomination now.  Nominations will close 3 days prior to the first advertised trial for each age group.

How will the team/s be selected and what is my commitment to this?

To be considered for team selection you will need to attend advertised trial dates for your nominated age group/s, be a current financial member of Brisbane Softball association or BSA registered club, comply with the selection process and satisfy the player selection criteria set out in the Representative Selection Policy. For further information please follow the link to the full representative selection policy documentation http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-10872-0-0-0&sID=383513.

What if I am not selected?

In the event you are not selected and wish to participate at the State Championships there may be opportunities to be picked up by another Association.  If this is something you would like to pursue then you must contact the BSA Development Team on sportsdev@brisbanesoftball.com.au to lodge your expression of interest.  BSA must follow strict processes to identify pick up opportunities for their registered members.   Players must not approach other Associations to do this.

 

What is a Championship Release Form (CRF)?

If a pick up opportunity presents with another Association then the BSA Development Team will contact you to provide these details.  If you accept then the pick-up Association will forward a CRF to the BSA Development Team who will then forward it to you for signing.  You will need to return the signed form to the BSA Development Team who will finalise the CRF process with the pick-up Association on your behalf.

Please speak with one of our development committee if you have any questions regarding these programs.

BSA DEVELOPMENT TEAM

As part of this year’s Representative Nomination process for the U14, U16 and U18 teams, BSA will be providing 2 skills development

Sessions facilitated by some of the Association’s top coaches. Following these sessions there will be a trial based on games where players will have the opportunity to play in their nominated positions. To assist with the costs of running this development initiative, BSA have brought in a $15.00 nomination fee.

This fee helps fund future development programs that BSA are working hard to implement. The fee will be a one off cost meaning that should players nominate for two age groups, only one nomination fee will be charged. Payment options are detailed at the end of this nomination process or on the BSA website.  

Nomination fees are not required for Open Women's or Open Men's Categories.