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LATEST NEWS & INFORMATION


Annual Awards
iCoach is a series of ten instructional coaching videos, aimed at parents who are new to coaching softball, and provide tips, warm-ups and games for each week of training. Check it out!
CENTURIONS TRUST GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

24 May

JUNIOR CANTERBURY TEAM WORKING TOWARDS WORLD SERIES DREAM

23 May

 
PASSING OF DAVE SORENSON

16 May





DSX GIRLS TEAM TO AUSTRALIA NAMED

1 May

 
Softball NZ would like to announce the recipients of the inaugural Centurions Trust Grant.

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The Canterbury under-15 girls softball team's  success over the summer has given them the right to be the NZ representative at the Asia Pacific Little League qualifier in Jakarta, Indonesia next month.

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It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of David Sorenson. Dave passed in the early hours surrounded by his loving family. Dave is a true legend of our game and a Softball NZ and International Softball Hall of Fame inductee.  Our deepest sympathies to Maureen, Mark, and the entire Sorenson family at this sad time.

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Head Coach Anthea Stringer has finalised her Developing Sox Girls team after the wider squad attended a 3-day camp in Christchurch last weekend.

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LATEST NEWS & INFORMATION


THREE BAY PLAYERS TO CHASE OLYMPIC BERTH

3 Apr


SOFTBALL NZ CENTURIONS TRUST

1 Apr


BSX FACE TOUGH POOL AND NEW SUDDEN-DEATH FINALS FORMAT AT WORLD CHAMPS

28 Mar

BSX PITCH ROOKIE TRIO INTO WORLD SOFTBALL TITLE DEFENCE

27 Mar

 
Pitchers Courtney Gettins and Rita Hokianga and catcher Melanie Gettins were today named in the side by Hawke's Bay-based coach Kevin Gettins.

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The Softball NZ Centurions Trust has been established with the assistance of Softball NZ principal partner, Golden Homes to promote and develop young softball talent.

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The World Baseball Softball Confederation confirmed on Wednesday that they have abandoned the double-life elimination system.  Coach Sorenson is unfazed at striking a new  finals format 

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Mark Sorenson believes the Black Sox softball team's three world series rookies have bright futures, including a youngster who ranks as New Zealand's fastest pitcher in decades.

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6x WEEK OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE PROGRAMME

The Rookie Sox 6x Week Offensive & Defensive Programme is designed to support the further development of 11-12 year old softballers. The programme has been developed to put your team (or identified players) ahead of the competition with six weeks of structured and innovative training.

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NATIONAL UMPIRE PATHWAYS FRAMEWORK
The National Umpire Pathways Framework, is now available for download. 

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THANK YOU PAULO PICS NZ & DEBBIE BARKER PHOTOGRAPHY

Softball New Zealand would like to say a big thanks to our photographers Paul Hodgson and Debbie Barker for their ongoing support of our National Tournaments. We love your work!

 
WBSC RULES CHANGES

Following the recent WBSC Congress a number of rules changes have been adopted for world championship events.

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NATIONAL SCORERS PATHWAY

The National Scorer’s Pathway provides a development pathway from being able to score at a youth softball game to officiating at a WBSC World Championship.

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SCORERS ONLINE MODULE
Mid-winter is a great time to plan ahead for the upcoming softball 2018/19 season and ensuring your club will have enough members trained to score junior games is a vital aspect to our sport.
 
 
ONLINE COACHING MODULES
SNZ Coach Accreditation Modules are available online and they are free!

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WBSC APPROVED BAT LIST 
For the up and coming season covering all national and international tournaments only approved bats that appear on the WBSC Approved Bat List will be acceptable. Bats will conform to the bat checks that are currently in place but they must appear on the WBSC Approved Bat List.

Click here to view the latest WBSC Approved Bat List.
 
NATIONAL TEAM SUPPORTERS PACKAGES
Supporters packages are now available for 3 of our national teams heading off shore this winter. Check these out.   

 

 
NATIONAL FACILITIES
PLAN
The 2018 NFP is now available online. 

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WORKFORCE PLANNING STRATEGY
This is an important document if we are to ensure; a future workforce, a workforce with a skill base and meet the changing needs of participants. Success of this strategy will only come from a willingness of our community to work together to increase knowledge, improve capability and most importantly, improve how we engage with staff and volunteers.
 
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SOX NATION MERCHANDISE
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SOX NATION merchandise is now available for purchase from our official apparel provider BLK.

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