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LATEST NEWS & INFORMATION


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PASSING OF RAY TIBBITTS

30 September


 

SOFTBALL SEASON GETS UNDERWAY IN WHANGANUI FOR 2019-20

27 September

WSX STAY ALIVE IN OLYMPIC QUALIFIER WITH WIN OVER KOREA

26 September

8 TEAMS FOR 1 OLYMPIC DREAM: QUALIFIER TO BEGIN ON TUESDAY

25 September

 
 
It's with great sadness we advise of the passing of one of the good guys of our sport. Ray Tibbitts passed at 5pm Sunday 29th September at North Shore Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. Our condolences to the family for one of the gentlemen of our sport.

The local softball season will step up to the plate with a good sense of optimism for the 2019-2020 summer starting Saturday 28 September.

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The New Zealand White Sox's Olympic Games women's softball dream hangs on Thursday's showdown in Shanghai with the Philippines after a rebound win over Korea.

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The WBSC Softball Asia/Oceania Qualifier opens on Tuesday. The top six teams from Asia will join the best two from Oceania to battle through 16 games for a place in Tokyo 2020.

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PASSING OF BARRY NICHOLS

25 September
 

 
 
NZ SOFTBALLERS DREAM OF OLYMPIC GAMES PLACE

21 September


MARK SORENSON WANTS TO KEEP BSX COACHING JOB

14 September

 
It is with great sadness that we advise that long time Wellington Softball Stalwart Barry Nichols passed away yesterday. Barry had a long and passionate playing history for his club Melrose, as well as representing Wellington and NZ.  Funeral service details to follow.

Coach Kevin Gettins says the "short-turnaround" format may suit the White Sox as they strive to make a mark at the Olympic Games Asia-Oceania qualifying tournament in Shanghai.

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Mark Sorenson has re-applied for the Black Sox coach's job, saying he feels "a sense of responsibility" to return the NZ team to the world softball championships podium.

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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
Softball season is just around the corner! Why not get involved this year by becoming a scorer?
It's simple to become a scorer with our online Softball Scoring Fundamentals course for $19.99 (including GST). You can learn at your own pace and dip into the training whenever you need a refresher
 
 
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
  • Golden Homes New Zealand Black Sox Manager
  • Golden Homes New Zealand Black Sox Assistant Coach
  • 2021 Men's Softball World Cup Board Members

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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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PLAYER PROFILES
 
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