Baseball South Australia is excited to announce a new High-Performance initiative designed to showcase the best talent in the state.
‘Super League Baseball – Adelaide’ (SLBA) will be a four-team competition that plays every Wednesday night at West Beach between October and Christmas.
The competition will see four drafted teams made up of the best players in the state participating in a 9-week competition, with a Semi Final and Grand Final after the regular season ends.
Each team will play each other a total of three times in the minor rounds.
The competition is designed to feature the best players in South Australian baseball and provide a challenge for coaches. It will also provide another avenue for some of the best young players in the state to take their game to another level.
The Super League is free for any player as long as they are registered with a local club. BaseballSA has made Div 1 scheduling allowances to make the players available on Wednesday nights.
The new Super League format will meet several High-Performance objectives including;
1. High Performance: the league will provide pathways for athletes to develop, improve and achieve.
2. Player Participation and Development: to continue to develop both players and coaches, whilst providing talent identification and athlete pathways.
3. Coach Development: Provide additional High-Performance coaching opportunities for the state’s elite coaches, whilst increasing the number of coaches being exposed to a high level of play.
4. Communication and Profile: the league will engage areas both internally and externally, creating linkage between sports and non-sports organisations using sponsorship.
The showcasing of the best talent from the local competition on a weekly basis aims to grow the following of baseball, which will lead to further participation at all levels. The heightened level of competition will aid in best preparing South Australian teams for National Championship success and athletes for ABL and National team selection.