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Thursday 30th June to Sunday 14th August 2005

Click here to go to the Australian Baseball Federation web site, and
click here to go to the Baseball Academy Program web site

Appointed as the......
Hitting Coordinator
......for The 2005 Major League Baseball Australian Academy Program

Three Components of The Academy Program
* On Field Baseball related activities
* Sports Science / Sports Medicine
* Academic Activities

These players were selected after a very thorough scouting and selection process conducted by the best coaches in this country
The players will embark upon an intensive training and playing program that will see them come out better baseball players, both physically and mentally
The best coaches this country has to offer will guide them through a program that will ensure their skills and techniques are enhanced, their knowledge of the game develops and their on and off field discipline is improved
At the same time, the players will earn a greater understanding of the sports science/sports medicine component of the game, whilst at the same time maintaining their scholastics studies
It is a rigorous schedule that will ensure both their on field and personal development is on the right track
The MLBAAP, supported by Major League Baseball and the Australian Sports Commission, is a cutting edge holistic development program unequalled anywhere in the world
Those offered scholarships in this program are given the lifetime opportunity to reach great heights in their chosen sport

Wednesday 23rd March 2005
High Performance News - from Brett Pickett - Australian Baseball Federation

The 2005 Major League Baseball Australian Academy Program is fast approaching and coordination for the program is well under way
The 2005 Program will again be conducted at the Palm Meadows Baseball Complex, with athletes and staff staying at the Radisson Resort - Palm Meadows, for the duration of the six (6) week program
The Academy will be commencing on the 30th of June and concluding on the 14th of August

Palm Meadows Baseball Complex

......and click here for eight photos showing the fields and facilities

Accommodation - Radisson Resort Gold Coast

......and click here for more details and photos of this Resort

The Academy

(simply click on the links below to read the stories and see the photos)

Notes from Brett - "Hitting Coordinator" Emails during the Academy Program
"The Floods of 2005" Two great photos of the baseball complex
Completely under water!!!
Rod Carew
Hall of Fame Inductee and 18-time All-Star
Coaching at the Australian Baseball Academy
A brief rundown on Rod Carew's career
Plus photos
 The 2005 MLBAAP kicks of with a SPLASH!! Newsletter - Monday 4th July
 PHOTOS Shots taken during the Academy Program
2 photos