Junior Development Programs

The aim of our junior program is to provide a pathway for development for all aspiring baseballers from beginners to advanced players within a structured environment.

The Junior Development Program is open to all junior athletes aged 8-12yrs (Zooka / Little League) who are members of the Newcastle Association. We want to provide a positive and enjoyable environment for athletes to develop skills and learn the importance of structured training and practice.


The program runs for 10 weeks and is not only for the elite, but for those players who with a little bit of extra attention will develop their skills for the future.

Our junior development program has been running for over 5 years and has prepared players for the Hunter Academy of Sport program and higher honours, with many of the participants going on to representative Newcastle and NSW Country.


Our program is designed to teach our younger athletes how to train and that with effective practice becomes more developed skills, with fun and enjoyment remaining important.


If you are interested in registering your young athlete for the Newcastle Junior Development Program, email your interest to: secretary@newcastlebaseball.org.au