U15 National Team

​​​​​​​National U-15 Coaching & Management Team

Head Coach - Marty Grant

EO - Rob Easthope

U-15 Support Coaches:

  • Brian Welts  -  Auckland
  • Hendrix Warren  -  Levin
  • Clayton Willocks  -  Wellington
  • Paul Wansbone  -  Auckland

National U-15 Squad, 2023 Trial Information

The journey to the U-15 World Cup begins now with long term player development and preparation starting in April 2023.  National U-15 Head Coach, Mart Grant will travel throughout NZ viewing and reviewing players in the search for our next generation of up and coming baseball players to put on the black pinstripe.

Grant, will be selecting a wider training squad of 36 players to begin the journey and will trim down to a travelling team prior to heading to the WBSC U-15 World Cup Qualifying tournament.  Open trials, for all eligible players, will be held in Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington and Auckland throughout April. 

Players living internationally that meet the eligibility criteria below, to represent NZ, are able to submit their individual baseball recruiting video, references and statistics to be included in the player review process.

Player Eligibility:

To be able to represent NZ at the WBSC U-15 World Cup and Qualifying tournament, players must:

  • hold a current New Zealand passport, as either a NZ citizen or through parental lineage.
  • be born in either 2009, 2010 or 2011.

National U-15 Trial Information:

  • Registrations to Trial open Friday 7th April REGISTER HERE
  • International applications, baseball recruiting video submissions close 30th April 2023 and must be sent to Marty Grant at martywah@gmail.com

AUCKLAND U-15 TRIAL (includes Hamilton & Tauranga players)

Date:            Saturday 22nd April 2023

Venue:         Starling Park, 34-44 Glen Road, Ranui. Auckland

Time:           11.00am  -  2.00pm

WELLINGTON U-15 TRIAL (includes Levin players)

Date:            Sunday 23rd April 2023

Venue:         Fraser Park, Lower Hutt

Time:           11.00am  -  2.00pm 


Date:            Thursday 27th April 2023

Venue:         Nelson Cricket Centre, Saxton Field, Nelson

Time:           5:30pm  -  7:30pm


Date:            Sunday 30th April 2023

Venue:         Selwyn Baseball Park, Broadlands Drive, Rolleston, Christchurch

Time:           11.00am – 1.00pm