MARK SORENSON 'SHATTERED' AFTER BLACK SOX BEATEN BY ARGENTINA IN SOFTBALL WORLD CUP THRILLER
Black Sox coach Mark Sorenson was left feeling “pretty shattered’’ after Argentina fought back from a 5-1 deficit to beat the New Zealanders 11-5 in a Softball World Cup tiebreaker epic.
BLACK SOX HUMBLED BY BIG-HITTING UNITED STATES IN COSTLY SOFTBALL WORLD CUP LOSS
The Black Sox have suffered their first loss at the Softball World Cup after being pounded for two big home runs by the United States.
FROM PLAYING WITH AN ALL BLACK TO SOFTBALL'S WORLD CUP: TE WERA BISHOP'S BLACK SOX RISE
Black Sox catcher Te Wera Bishop’s path to his first Softball World Cup began with playing softball alongside future All Black TJ Perenara.
CAPTAIN UPBEAT AS BLACK SOX BID FOR FOURTH HOME TITLE AT 'MOST COMPETITIVE SOFTBALL WORLD CUP'
Kiwi captain Cole Evans is convinced eight to nine teams are “legitimate contenders’’ to win the men’s Softball World Cup, underlining the challenge ahead for the Black Sox on home soil.
MARK SORENSON DELAYING DECISION ON BLACK SOX FUTURE AS HE MEETS OLD ROOMMATE AT WORLD CUP
Mark Sorenson will delay any decision on his Black Sox coaching future until after the World Cup – and a duel with an Argentinian coach he roomed with in the United States almost 20 years ago.
BLACK SOX SET FOR SOFTBALL WORLD CUP AFTER SQUAD TESTS NEGATIVE FOR COVID
The Black Sox playing group has been cleared of Covid on the eve of the men’s Softball World Cup despite a management team member testing positive earlier this week.

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Tradestaff International Invitational series

The top six ranked Men's International Softball Federations in the world will compete over 3 days at Palmerston Norths Colquhoun Park November 18-20, 2022, as a pre-lude to the Tradestaff Men's Softball World Cup. Competing International Federations include current world champions Argentina (1), Japan (2), Canada (3), Australia (4) Czech Republic (5), and hosts the Golden Homes New Zealand Black Sox (6).

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Join us 26th November to 4th December 2022 as we host the world premier men's softball tournament right here in our own back yard at Rosedale Park, Auckland, New Zealand.

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The Player Journey

The Player Journey was developed to highlight areas where people can enter and travel through two identified softball pathways: the Community Pathway, and the Competitive Pathway.

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National umpire pathways framework

The National Umpire Pathways Framework, is now available for download.

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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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Online coaching modules

SNZ Coach Accreditation Modules are available online and they are free!

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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.

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Softball is a game for everyone and there's no better way to enjoy softball than to get involved! We know that getting started can often be half the battle, so that's why we are here to help.

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