High Performance Baseball Program

Affiliated with Baseball WA and The Perth Heat

Reinforcing the critical understanding that enjoyment, skills and discipline are most effectively developed by Education.  The Coach of this program conducts specific activities within the curriculum guidelines that enable the student athlete to pursue a pathway to higher education while further developing their baseball knowledge and skills implementing the Darling Range Sports Colleges ethos.  The baseball program will include very structured lessons and training with a priority on values, interpersonal skills and firm understanding of respect, not only for the sport but the wider community and their peers.  The High Performance Baseball Program is available for Students in Years 7-12 and addresses all the fundamentals of baseball and provides expert direction and coaching to maximise a student’s skills and abilities, in line with Baseball WA’s pathways.

What does the program entail?

  • Minimum of three 1 hour coaching sessions per week including fitness sessions
  • 1 hour Sport Science (focus on diet, nutrition, sports medicine, psychology, recovery and rehabilitation, coaching and umpiring)
  • Baseball WA and Softball WA Interschool Competitions
  • Demonstration games prior to the Perth Heat fixtures
  • Games against touring teams from interstate and overseas
  • Intensive clinics with Australia’s leading coaches
  • Opportunity to complete coaching,  umpiring and scoring accreditation
  • Interstate and overseas tours
  • Fitness Assessment twice a year and feedback in relation to National Standards

How does the program link to Baseball WA’s pathways?

  • Student athletes clear pathway to College Baseball programs in the USA Junior Colleges in Florida – Texas
  • Darling Range Program works and liaises directly with BWA –Perth Heat High Performance Programs
  • Direct links to all State League Clubs, State  Association and National Programs, both junior and senior including Little League Programs
  • Continuous exposure to professional scouts

Who is the Coach?

Andrew Kyle
Program Coordinator
  • Perth Heat Manager, 2017-2018 season
  • 2018 Assistant Coach Australian National Team
  • 2016 U15 National Team Coach
  • U18 National Team assistant coach 2015 Qualifiers
  • MLBAAP staff member
  • U12 Cal Ripkin assistant coach 2013/14
  • Perth Heat coaching staff
  • Baseball Coordinator at South Fremantle SHS 2008-2017
  • State 18/16 Assistant coach, including 2 championships
  • State Schoolboys assistant coach- 2016 championship
  • Australian National Team development coach- 2009 qualifiers
  • 2009 DSR scholarship- 5 weeks with Chicago Cubs spring training
  • State League Head Coach- South Perth and Current Wanneroo

What Has The Program Achieved?

  • 2020 Perth Heat player
  • 2020 Perth Heat futures representatives
  • 2019 Numerous Australian U16 representatives
  • 2018 Numerous State representatives
  • 2018 USA Milwaukee Brewers player – Alex Hall
  • 2017 Australian U16 representative
  • 2017 – 1 Australian U16 representative
  • 2016 – 2 Australian U15 representatives
  • 1 Graduate in U18 Australian qualifiers- Alex Hall
  • Perth Heat ABL Player 2016/17- Alex Hall
  • State reps- 2 U16’s, 3 U16’s
  • 2015 Junior Varsity National Champions
  • 2015 – 3 players represented Australia in the U13 Cal Ripkin World Series
  • 2014 – 5 players represented Australia in World Championships
  • 2014 – Winners of NSW high school team competition
  • 2013 upper school Australian Focus National High School Champions
  • 2013 lower school Australian Focus National High School 3rd place
  • 3 Australian players
  • 5 player in the Major League Baseball Gold Coast Academy
  • 11 in Perth Heat Diamond Academy (high performance)
  • 12 Western Australian state representatives
  • 4 Australian Representative U13 Cal Ripkin World Series

Selection Process

  • Entry into our High Performance Sport Programs is through a selection process.
  • All applicants must complete a physical tryout (Stage 1).
  • If the applicant is successful for Stage 1, we will require copies of the last two (2) school reports to assess your child’s academic and behavioural achievements (Stage 2).
  • If  your child is successful in both stages, they will be offered a position in their chosen program.
  • Written communication will be sent advising the outcome of your child’s application.


If you have any queries regarding the trial or enrolment process, please contact our Enrolments Officer on 9453 0139 or at


Contact Us

Phone: 9453 0100
Absentees: 9453 0135
Enrolments: 9453 0139
Fees & Charges: 9453 0114

117 Berkshire Rd
Forrestfield  WA  6058

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