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SOX NATION
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New Zealand Junior Black Sox Vacancies
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Softball NZ keen to work on White Sox team's progress 
As players and coaching staff return to their various bases around New Zealand the White Sox women’s softball team can look back at their recent world championship effort of eighth place and feel moderately satisfied.
 
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Darren Rea named as Black Sox pitching coach 
Former Black Sox outfielder Darren Rea has been confirmed as the new pitching coach of the Black Sox team. Currently based on the outskirts of New York, Rea will be join the team at various times throughout the year including the world championship qualifiers in November, any tours or camps as well as researching players and technique, via video.
 
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Aorere gems star on the diamond
Aorere College's finest softballers are making their mark on the world stage. Year 13 students Makayla Mave and Allison Mohi are coming off the highlights of their young careers, last month representing the New Zealand Junior White Sox at the Canada Cup.
 
The "Sport of Champions"
The Sport of Champions video highlights the strengths of previous World Series winning teams and the difficulties they overcame to be victorious. The video covers off 8 world titles in total featuring World Champion coaches and captains; Dave Sorenson -- 1976, Lower Hutt, New Zealand; Naomi Shaw -- 1982, Taiwan; Mike Walsh -- 1984, USA, Dale Eager -- 1985, Canada / 1989, USA; Mike Walsh -- 1996, USA; Don Tricker -- 2000, South Africa / 2004, Christchurch, New Zealand - Click here.




 

 
Domestic News & Info
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SNZ 2013-14 Awards Winners
Congratulations to all recipients
To view all winners please click here
 
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The Rookie & Emerging Sox National Pitching Workshops
Softball New Zealand has developed a national pitching programme targeting the under 13 (Rookie Sox), 15 and 18 (Emerging Sox) age groups. The identified age groups align with the recently developed National Player & Coach Development Pathway. The purpose of the programme is to increase the quality and quantity of pitching stocks across New Zealand ensuring young ball players receive the necessary opportunities to acquire the essential skills of being a pitcher.

Want to find out more and be part of the programme, click here.
 
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SNZ has developed a number of resources to promote and support the Rookie Sox concept. The Rookie Sox manual in particular covers various topics designed to improve the quality of experience for this age group from; coaching modules, training plans, templates and player of the day certificates.
 
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8 September
Passing of Harriette Rangi
Harriette Rangi, friend, Hawkes Bay and NZ Scorer, past Coach and administrator passed away this morning. Harriette she is lying at the Kohupatiki Marae. Funeral will be on Thursday. A service for Harriette will be held at the Softball Hall, Akina Park at 11am on Thursday 11th of September. Messages to 409 Southampton Street Hastings
 
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23 June 
“Give Softball A Go”
 We all know summer is that time when Kiwis like to roll up their sleeves, put on their boardies, slip into some jandals and have a good time with a few laughs. But we want kiwis to think ‘Summer, Sun, Softball’ this coming season.
 
At Softball NZ we have come up with a slightly different concept to promote our sport nationally,  to help our clubs/associations increase membership and make the public more aware of our sport, without losing that great summer vibe that us kiwi’s love.
 
Give Softball a Go” month this coming September
 
 
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 For further Information,  a registration form and ideas on how to promote “Give Softball A Go” click here
 
 
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20 May
Golden Homes team up with SNZ
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