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NEW TEAMS JOIN MANAWATU CLUB SOFTBALL COMPETITION

12 October

MAJOR SOX U23'S OFF TO INDONESIA

10 October



MUM WATCHES AS UMPIRE AND PARAMEDICS RESTART HER TEEN'S HEART

8 October

WSX STAR SMASHES STUDIES OUT OF THE PARK

5 October

JWSX TEAM NAMED FOR BEV SMITH TOURNAMENT

25 September

 
The Manawatū club season began at Colquhoun Park, Palmerston North, on Saturday in good conditions.  An increase in teams this season brings the senior numbers to 26.

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The Major Sox will fly out to Indonesia today after a successful camp in September where the squad gathered for fitness testing and 2 games against Auckland club sides.

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An Auckland mum watched from the softball dugout as an umpire and paramedics took 20 minutes and five defibrillator shocks to revive her son, Oliver 'Ollie' Tainui.

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Lara Andrews struggled through school, but thanks to the opportunities arising from an outstanding softball career, she's about to complete her doctorate. 

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Junior White Sox Head Coach Carl Tuinenga has named a team of 14 to compete in the annual Bev Smith tournament this December.

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PASSING OF MEGAN TASKER

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NEW PITCHER ADDED BSX SQUAD AS GOLD MEDALLISTS RETURN

22 September

NZ'S FIRST FEMALE PRO SOFTBALLER ABOUT ROAD TO SUCCESS

11 September

 

It is with much sadness we advise the passing of former White Sox player Megan Tasker.  Her funeral was held on Wednesday 26th September 2018 in Johnsonville.  

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Canterbury pitcher Ben Watts is among three uncapped players called up for a 25-man Black Sox softball squad for a training camp in Palmerston North in October.

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Lara Andrews was the first NZ female softballer to play in the US Professional Fastpitch League. She wants young people to know that the road to success isn't always easy.

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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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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.

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ONLINE COACHING MODULES
SNZ Coach Accreditation Modules are available online and they are free!

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CLUB MEMBER SURVEY RESULTS 2017/18 
The Voice of the Participant club survey results are in. Check them out here

 

 
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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SOX NATION merchandise is now available for purchase from our official apparel provider BLK.

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