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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!
SOFTBALL NZ ANNOUNCEMENT - TAB CHALLENGE CUP 2019

16 November


PASSING OF DES McCAMMON

1 November




WSX TO ATTEND THE ASIA PACIFIC CUP

1 November
 

NEW TEAMS JOIN MANAWATU CLUB SOFTBALL COMPETITION

12 October

MAJOR SOX U23'S OFF TO INDONESIA

10 October

 
 
The 2019 TAB Challenge Cup will showcase the best men’s fastpitch players on the globe with 3 of the world’s top 4 ranked softball teams confirmed to contest the tournament in Auckland.

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It is with much sadness we advise the passing of Des McCammon passed away suddenly in Dunedin last week. Des was a well known figure in Otago Softball, a SNZ Umpire and past President of the Ellis Park Softball Club.

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The pathway to Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification continues with the White Sox confirming their entry to the Asia Pacific Cup in Sydney.

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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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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

 

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

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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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