Expansion of Victorian Kookaburras Program with the launch of the Victorian Kookaburras Alumni Coaches Development Program
With over 120 players who have now participated in the Victorian Kookaburras Program over the past four years our alumni group includes a number of players who are seeking multiple pathways by which they can purse an ongoing involvement in baseball.
For some this is college in the USA, others this is playing Club baseball and for some this is developing an interest in putting back into the game of baseball as coaches.
The Victorian Kookaburras are excited to announce the next development in the Victorian Kookaburras Program with the expansion of the Alumni Coaches Program.
First introduced for the 2018 tour, alumni regularly assist with pre-tour training with an Alumni coach ultimately selected to tour the USA.
This expanded opportunity is tailored towards Victorian Kookaburras Alumni who have already started to coach and are seeking an opportunity to develop their understanding of the game as a player from a coach’s perspective and as coaches.
For the 2020 tour up to three Victorian Kookaburras Alumni will be appointed as Assistant Coaches and will receive coaching tuition from our existing experienced coaches and will be provided with integrated Coaching Accreditation by Baseball Victoria Accredited Assessors.
Based upon further assessment of the three assistant coaches one will be appointed as an assistant touring coach and join the 2020 Tour to the USA.
Applicants must be members of the Victorian Kookaburras Alumni having toured in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019
Applicants must be 18 years of older
Be committed to attending the September Try Outs
Be committed to attending all pre tour training sessions
Be available for formal coach accreditation sessions with Baseball Victoria accredited assessors
Be able to tour to the USA in June - July 2020