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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!
PASSING OF MERV CLYMA, OTAGO SOFTBAL LIFE MEMBER

21 January 


MAKEA BACK AT THE HELM FOR JBSX

14 January


KIWI'S EXTRAORDINARY NEWS FOR FRIEND WHO LOST HER SOFTBALL STAR HUSBAND

7 January

COACHING CHANGES FOR WSX AS SNZ LOOKS TO REVIVE WOMEN'S PROGRAMME

19 December

WHITE SOX APPOINT TOP PITCHING COACH

15 December

 
It is with much sadness we advise the passing of Merv Clyma last night.  Merv was one of the greats of Otago softball and made a huge contribution to the sport over nearly 50 years.

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Thomas Makea who has led the team since his initial appointment in 2013 will go again for glory with the world cup only 18 months away.

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After a freak meeting in a bar in the tiny Iowa town of Soldier, New Zealand woman Claire Coleman (centre) organised a memorial cross for two Kiwi softball players killed there in 1990.

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Softball New Zealand have made changes to the White Sox national women's team coaching staff and will decide in the New Year if they will enter the Olympic Games qualifying tournament.

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White Sox have made a significant coup in securing the services of former Australian women’s pitcher Kelly Hardie.

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DONEY ONBOARD WITH WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAMS

14 December


MEN'S AND WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL BROADCAST

13 December
 

WHITE SOX TEAM FOR THE ASIA PACIFIC CUP

10 December

 

SNZ is pleased to announce Stan Doney as the Head Coach of the Major Sox U23 Women’s team. In addition Doney will take over the Assistant Coach role for the White Sox to the Asia Pacific Cup in late January.

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In a historic coup SKY TV will broadcast men’s and women’s international softball commencing 3 Feb at the Asia Pacific Cup through to the last day of the TAB Challenge Cup, 10 Feb.

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Head Coach Kevin Gettins is pleased to announce the following team for the Asia Pacific Cup from 31 January to 3 February 2019.

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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
 
MAJOR SOX MEN'S HEAD COACH VACANCY
Softball NZ are now calling for applications for the above position.  

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MAJOR SOX WOMEN'S MANAGER VACANCY
Softball NZ are now calling for applications for the above position.  

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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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