National Team Alignment & Events

The following information represents the national team pathways and appointment process.
 
The table below aligns our national development teams with the junior and senior high performance programmes coinciding with their respective World Championships. A full calendar of appointments for 2017 is as follows:

 
YEAR TOURNAMENT SELECTOR NATIONAL AGE GRADE TOURNAMENTS
Jan 2016
  • Junior White Sox Girls Head Coach
  • Junior Black Sox Boys Head Coach
  • Emerging Sox Boys Head Coach
  • Emerging Sox Girls Head Coach
  • Developing Sox Boys Head Coach
  • Developing Sox Girls Head Coach

     
  • U19 Girls 5-8 Jan, Christchurch
  • U19 Boys 5-8 Jan, Hastings
  • U17 Boys 21-24 Jan, Papakura
  • U17 Girls 21-24 Jan, Palmerston North
  • U15 NI Boys 12-15, Jan, Gisborne
  • U15 NI Girls 12-15, Jan, Wellington
  • U15 SI Boys 12-15, Jan, Dunedin
  • U15 SI Girls 12-15, Jan, Dunedin
 

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS- 2017

Confirmed tours
7-16 July
 

New Zealand Black Sox
ISF Men's Softball World Championship
Whitehorse, Canada
 
24-30 July
New Zealand Junior White Sox
ISF Jr. Women’s World Championships

Florida, USA
 

NB:
  • Managers and Assistant Coaches for national teams are to be appointed once Head Coaches for their respective teams have been named.
  • Early appointment of these roles will allow coaches to act as tournament selector and to talent ID.


NATIONAL TEAM PATHWAYS & APPOINTMENT PROCESS


The New Zealand National Teams programme is aligned and in sync with Softball New Zealand’s National Player and Coach Development Pathway.
 
Key focuses for the Developing, Emerging and Major Sox programmes is the preparation and development of athletes toward future winning performances for the senior national men’s and women’s teams on the international stage.

 
National Team Appointment Policy
Senior Programme
  • Golden Homes Black Sox (M)
  • New Zealand White Sox (F)
Management Positions
2 year appointment on the provision of a 1 year review.
Under 23 Programme or New Zealand A
  • New Zealand Major Sox (M)
  • New Zealand Major Sox (F)
Management Positions
2 year appointment on the provision of a 1 year review.
Under 19 Programme
  • Temperzone Junior Black Sox (M)
  • New Zealand Junior White Sox (F)
Management Positions
4 year appointment on the provision of a 2 year review.
Under 17 Programme
  • New Zealand Emerging Sox (M)
  • New Zealand Emerging Sox (F)
Management Positions
2 year appointment on the provision of a 1 year review.
Under 15 Programme
  • New Zealand Developing Sox (M)
  • New Zealand Developing Sox (F)
Management Positions
2 year appointment on the provision of a 1 year review.

National Team Coach and Management appointments.
 

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