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LATEST NEWS & INFORMATION


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JUNIOR WHITE SOX ARRIVE IN IRVINE

5 August



TWO PLAYERS JOIN WHITE SOX FOR SHANGHAI 2020 OLYMPIC QUALIFIER

3 August
 

WORK ON WORLD-CLASS SOFTBALL FACILITIES ABOUT TO BEGIN IN PALMERSTON NORTH

18 July


MARK SORENSON STILL GUTTED BUT WILL WAIT BEFORE DECIDING BSX COACHING FUTURE

3 July

 
The Junior White Sox have arrived in Irvine California for the WBSC U-19 Women’s World Cup.  The world championship will host 16 teams over 7 days commencing 10 August.

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Head Coach Kevin Gettins has named Auckland based player Zoe Tolhopf and Hutt Valley’s Ashley Johnston to complete the 15 player White Sox team to seek Olympic qualification in Shanghai in September.

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Work on Colquhoun Park is about to start to to prepare for the  junior men's softball world cup tournament in February, including upgrading the changing rooms, more bathrooms, a new deck and overhauling the diamond.

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Mark Sorenson says a "brutally honest" review is needed of the Black Sox's unsuccessful world softball championships campaign before he ponders his coaching future.  

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BSX CAPTAIN NATHAN NUKUNUKU YET TO CONFIRM HIS FUTURE

2 July


BSX LOSE WORLD SOFTBALL TITLE AFTER SEMIFINAL DEFEAT TO JAPAN

23 June

 
The Black Sox - winners of a record seven world championships - surrendered their crown in Prague last week, finishing fourth after losing a bronze medal playoff to Canada.

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A new world softball champion will be crowned after their Black Sox have surrendered their title in a 2-1 semifinal loss to Japan in Prague.

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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.
 
VACANCIES
  • Temperzone Junior Black Sox Battery Coach
  • Event Director WBSC U-18 Boys Softball World Cup

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NATIONAL FACILITIES
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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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