Brett

About Brett

In 2000 I signed to a professional baseball contract at age 16 to the Kansas City Royals and played 4 years with that organisation. Signed to the Pittsburgh Pirates Organisation in 2009 where I played at various levels. Been a part of the Senior South African National Team since age 16 and have played in a number of Baseball World Cups and World Baseball Classics’ as well as other international tournaments in the past 11 years and am still currently playing for the National Team.

Pre-Season Baseball Camp 2013

The BWBA will be hosting a Pre-season Training Camp this September 25th, 26th, 27th @ R125.00 per student.

Juniors from ages 8yrs-14yrs from 10:00 – 14:00 on the 25th & 26th

Seniors from ages 15yrs -18yrs from 10:00 – 16:00 on the 27th

Confirmed dates and times:

Juniors:
Wednesday 25/09/2013 10:00- 14:00
Thursday 26/09/2013 10:00- 14:00

Seniors:
Friday 27/09/2013 10:00- 16:00

Venue:

Bothasig Baseball Club
Abe Sher Stadium
De Boerin Street Bothasig
Cape Town

Thank you for your support!!

WILLY BALL for Tots!!

 

The Brett Willemburg Baseball Academy presents WILLYBALL 

Especially developed for very young players from as early as 4 years old. WILLYBALL is a FUN, team inter-active sport grounded on the game of baseball, using colours and various tools to assist  your tots in their foundational learning phase. It also benefits very young players by encouraging communication and sportsmanship while developing hand- eye co-ordination, motor mechanics and agility.

So now your pre-schooler can play baseball as well!!! For more info email us at info@bwbaseballacademy.com

Happy 2013 – “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” Babe Ruth

2012 was a year filled with MANY disappointments and what would seem to the naked eye as many failures!! However it has been a time of great growth and personal victories for our team, learning to be relentless in the face of adversity and being bold enough to DREAM BIG!! We’re back in 2013 still smiling and ready for a new season, new challenges and to see what potential is hidden deep down!!   

To All Our Players, Parents and Partners we wish you a blessed and prosperous 2013! In the words of the greatest baseballer who lived ” It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up” So keep pushing, keep pressing, your best days are before you!!

Happy 2013 from Team BWBA

Summer Training Camp December 2012

 

The Brett Willemburg Baseball Academy welcomes all boys and girls from the ages of 8-14yrs on (Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th Dec 2012) and 15- 18yrs on (Monday 17th and Tuesday18th Dec 2012) to a Baseball Training Camp this Summer Holidays run by some of SA’s Elite Baseball Players.

This is a Day Camp and starts from 10.00 am until 2.00pm. (Players are welcome to start arriving from 9.00am)

We are currently running an early bird special for all bookings before 30th November 2012. Camp fees are R175.00 before the 30th November and R275 thereafter.

Food and refreshments will be on sale and players are welcome to bring their own packed lunch if they wish to do so.
 
Sponsored prizes from Play Station and Ster Kinekor up for grabs

 

The BWBA Coaching Future Stars

With the heart of the BWBA to develop future leaders and stars in sport, it’s been the privilege of our head instructor Brett Willemburg to be a coach for SA’s under 16 champions who represented their country in Italy this July 2012. Many of these players have the potential to represent South Africa in years to come and for them to be connected to The Brett Willemburg Baseball Academy is a tremendous honour.

Always on the lookout for players with potential, The BWBA has begun development in schools with the aim to develop school leagues while growing the sport.

If you think you have what it takes to be one of SA’s best, or you just want to know more about getting baseball into your school, email us at info@bwbaseballacademy.com

International Scholarship Opportunity

What a wonderful opportunity for a young SA player!! We had to share this info!! If you are interested in applying for this scholarship please send us all the information as requested below and we’ll be happy to pass your details on.

Hello all, I have two Christian private academies (one in Memphis, Tennessee and one in Montgomery, Alabama) who are ready this January to scholarship and provide a host family for qualifying student-athletes. The school in Memphis is particularly looking for a high quality catcher or pitcher. The school in Montgomery is looking for a good student who can play good baseball (any position). The school in Montgomery requires a credible profession of faith in Jesus Christ. The school in Memphis does not require a personal faith but a willingness to adhere to the Christian code of the school. … The student can be as old as 19 if he turned 19 after September 1. The school year ends at the end of May. The possibility to continue with a Spring baseball club program is possible. Besides the high school experience he would come under the tutelage of Washington Nationals scout Harry Porter for opportunities to be seen by college coaches. If you can think of young men who may qualify please be in touch as soon as possible.(ffmafrica.yinka@gmail.com). This is urgent and I only have this October to slot in the name as my contact is waiting for my candidate. Any pictures and video are a big help at this point. I will also need the height, weight, position, bat (right or left or both), 60 yard dash and the timing from first to second of the candidate.

Thank you.

Yinka Adewusi

Camps Camps Camps

Camp is such a wonderful place to make new friends, experience new and exciting things and face new challenges. It can also be a very daunting experience if you’re the “new kid on the block”. However, usually by the time it’s all over you realise how much you’ve grown and how much fun it really was!!

Winter Ball Camp 2012 was great fun and a new experience not only for the players but for all of us at the BWBA. We had some really interesting young people join us and had to share this clip from one of our first time campers Gabriel.

http://www.facebook.com/TheBrettWillemburgBaseballAcademy?ref=hl#!/photo.php?v=341237939295320

For more information about our upcoming camps or events email us at info@bwbaseballacademy.com 

 

Our City – Our Nation

Through our community development initiative local under privileged schools and communities are invited to join our programme where we create a heightened interest in baseball. Our players learn the core values of the academy which include integrity, sportsmanship, hard work and leadership. Should you wish to sponsor a local team or invest into these kid’s futures, please email us at info@bwbaseballacademy.com for more information about becoming a “BASEBALL BUDDY” and partner with us to build a brighter South Africa. (To see more, click on OUR CITY OUR NATION PROJECT on the menu bar)