Resources & Downloads

Coaching Posters Available
Click here to download your free
National Player & Coach Development
Poster (15mb).
Click here to download your free Online Coaching
Programme Poster (12mb).

Coaching Resources available to purchase from Softball New Zealand, all prices are GST inclusive. Postage extra.

T-Ball Skills Passport Set - $12 per set
T-ball-passport.jpg Resources to help the beginner or parent coach teach the basic fundamentals of the game for T-Ball age players (6-9 years). The set comes with a Coach Guidelines Booklet, 12 x Players Passport Booklets & Black & Gold Stickers to reward the child when a simple skills test is achieved correctly.



Coaching Value Poster

Coaches are important! Coaching is about having fun; self improvement; facing challenges; developing people; being a role model; sharing knowledge; making a difference; making things happen; understanding people; interacting with people; having a love of the game; providing a positive experience…and many more qualities. Download this free poster and recruit, support and value the people in your area who take up coaching. Download here


A heap of team and individual drills for you to try at training. Download here

Glossary of Terms

This is a summary of softball terminology, both formal and informal. Have you ever wondered what “Bat Wrapping” means or getting “Beaned?” Take a look at this document and feel free to submit your own lingo for consideration as well! Download here

Skill Sets – U11 to U19 years
updated 5.10.09

The skills sets have been developed to help coaches identify and develop technical, tactical, strategy and game knowledge skills appropriate for specific age groups. You can also give this resource to your players to enhance your understanding of what they do know…and more importantly, what they don’t know!
acrobat_reader_165x165_1_1.jpg The following skill sets are in PDF format, in order to view PDF you need to download Acrobat reader. Acrobat reader can be down loaded here

Below is the skill set check lists that are needed in order to ensure development is being reached throughout the teenage years. The Skills Sets are intergrated with the coaching planner in that it provides drills for each required skill.

Master Skill Set
U19 & U17 Skill Sets, U15 Skill Sets, U13 Skill Sets, U11 Skill Sets