Baseball Academy


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At Robina State High School we have a proud tradition of producing outstanding baseball players who have gone on to play in major baseball leagues around the world including the United States, Japan and Europe. In the past 10 years we have had 4 players from Robina High School sign professional contracts (with the Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers) and more than 30 have transitioned to play college baseball, with scholarships.

students playing baseball Baseball Experiences

Baseball is a sport played globally, and students in our program get the opportunity to play baseball in places they only ever imagined. Biannually our team travels to Japan to experience a culture where baseball is their most popular. We play against a variety of high school teams including Urawa Gakuin (one of the best Baseball High Schools in all of Japan), participate in their rigorous training sessions and attend Major League Games and other attractions. Often we have teams from U.S.A., Taiwan and Japan who visit us for training and games throughout the year. These opportunities enable our players to see what it is really like to play against the best.

We also participate in the Australian High Schools’ Baseball Championships around Australia which is always a highlight. High performing baseball students also have opportunities to represent our school, Gold Coast, Queensland and Australia, with baseball scouts regularly coming to watch our players for possible inclusion at the highest level.

Career Opportunities

Student pathways are a major focus for our Baseball Academy. Teaching staff and coaches track each student’s physical and academic performance from Year 7 through to Year 12 and plan with them one-on-one for their futures beyond high school.

Over the years Robina State High School has forged strong relationships with several colleges in the US. Players who demonstrate the qualities required to go to that next level will be recommended by our coaching staff to a variety of colleges where scholarships are also available. This is one of the great opportunities provided by Robina State High School’s Baseball Academy.

Most recently we have had a Year 11 Baseball Academy student already accepted into a Division 1 College when he graduates from Robina High in 2020. Jack will join the Antelopes at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona in the fall of 2021. 

"It's humbling and extremely exciting to watch childhood dreams come to fruition through dedication and hard work. To be able to have a clear pathway post-high school is every athlete's desire," he said when speaking to about the achievement.

Session Design

Each week our players participate in four baseball sessions including athlete development sessions, field sessions and theory classes focusing on player development. Our training sessions focus on all aspects of the game of baseball. It is not unusual to see several groups of our players working with coaches focusing on a variety of skill sets required to be the best they can be.

Hitting in our purpose built batting cages, pitching in our bullpen, fielding and throwing across our baseball diamond, running on our athletics track, working out in our state of the art gym – all of this and more is provided on site to all students in the Baseball Academy at Robina State High School.

Coaching Staff

Our coaching team comprises of former professional and college players who are now able to pass on their experiences to our current student group. Students in the Baseball Academy also have access to and support from professional coaches who regularly work with Major League coaches for player development and future planning.                                                      


​The school will grant some scholarships for Year Six students upon entry into the Sports Academy Programs. Scholarships are by written application and winners will be presented with their scholarship at their own school graduation. The scholarship is for the year of entry only and may be a part or full scholarship to contribute to the Student Resource Scheme. 

Baseball Information Brochure

For more information contact:    

Daniel Norton-Smith
Sports Academy Director

Jared Long​
Baseball Academy Coordinator                     

Jared Long                                    
Tim Davison
Baseball Academy Coordinator  

Last reviewed 25 October 2019
Last updated 25 October 2019