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SCHEDULE FOR WBSC U-18 MEN'S WORLD CUP 2020 ANNOUNCED

21 Jan
 

HUTT VALLEY WIN TITLE WITH VICTORY OVER AUCKLAND A

21 Jan

INTERNATIONAL FOR SENIOR LEVIN CLUB SIDE AGAINST DENMARK

17 Jan

CITY SOFTBALL DIAMONDS ALMOST READY FOR JUNIOR WORLD CUP

14 Jan

 
The World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced the game schedule for the new WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup, to be staged from 22 February to 1 March in Palmerston North, New Zealand.  

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Hutt Valley have claimed the New Zealand boys' under-18 softball title with a big win in the final in Palmerston North.

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Kevin Stockford grew up playing softball in Horowhenua with a desire to one day play softball for the New Zealand Black Sox.

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Palmerston North's new world-class softball facilities are nearing completion for the under-18 boys' World Cup late next month.

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COUSINS BATTLE IT OUT ON FOR PLACES IN JBSX TEAM

14 Jan

 

CHALLENGE LAID DOWN TO DROPPED BSX VETERANS

10 Jan

SOFTBALL GREATS APPOINTED TO WSX COACHING STAFF

8 Jan

CANTERBURY'S NERISSA MCDOWELL KEEPS FAMILY WSX TRADITION ALIVE

7 Jan

 
Cousins Joe Simpson-Smith and Hunter Simpson have a strong family background in softball, and are vying for spots in the junior Black Sox team ahead of the Under 18 World Cup in Manawatū next month. 

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Coach Mark Sorenson insists the door is not shut to former gold medallists Tyron Bartorillo and Wayne Laulu despite omitting them from a 40-man training squad.

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Melisa Tupuivao (nee Upu) and Donny Hale will become assistant coaches, working alongside new head coach Roman Gabriel.

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Nerissa McDowell is one of three new caps in the White Sox squad to play in Sydney - 20 years after her mother represented New Zealand.

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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!

 
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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.
 
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  • Golden Homes New Zealand Black Sox - Pitching Coach 
  • 2021 Men's Softball World Cup - Event Director
  • 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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