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LATEST NEWS & INFORMATION

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

3 July

BSX CAPTAIN NATHAN NUKUNUKU YET TO CONFIRM HIS FUTURE

2 July
 

BSX LOSE WORLD SOFTBALL TITLE AFTER SEMIFINAL DEFEAT TO JAPAN

23 June

COACH SORENSON HAILS JOEL EVANS' GAME-BREAKING HOME RUN

23 June

 
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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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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Coach Mark Sorenson had a hunch home run hero Joel Evans was "ready" for a big role in the Black Sox's world series win over arch rival Australia.

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LATEST NEWS & INFORMATION


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BSX CRASH TO THIRD LOSS AT WORLD CHAMPS

21 June

BSX THRASH PHILIPPINES IN WORLD CHAMPS COMEBACK

20 June

BSX BEAT BOTSWANA AFTER BEN ENOKA BLAST AT WORLD CHAMPS

18 June

​​​​​​HOME RUN HERO JOEL EVANS FIRES BSX TO SECOND WIN

16 June

 
The Black Sox will face arch rivals Australia in the quarterfinals after crashing to a unprecedented third defeat in pool play.

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Captain Nathan Nukunuku smashed two home runs as the Philippines copped a Black Sox backlash at the men's softball world championships in the Czech Republic.

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Ben Enoka's two-run home run got the Black Sox back on track with a 7-0 mercy rule win over Botswana at the world softball championships.

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Joel Evans came to the rescue again as New Zealand edged fast-rising Cuba 2-0 at the world championships 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.
 
EVENT DIRECTOR VACANCY
WBSC U18 MEN'S SOFTBALL WORLD CUP

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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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