|BALANCE IS BETTER
Balance is Better website seeks to support those involved in delivering youth sport such as partners, coaches, sports administrators, teachers, parents and volunteers.
International sports coaching expert, Wayne Goldsmith has influenced the coaching, thinking and teaching of some of the world’s leading athletes, coaches and teams. His client list includes: United States Olympic Committee, Sydney Roosters, Tennis Australia, Wallabies, Sport New Zealand and more.This website provides articles and tips to help you put all the pieces in place to develop your role as a sports coach and sporting parent.
Online interviews with New Zealand coaches and players sharing their experiences, insights, and lessons learned throughout their softball journeys.
|CLUB COACHING MENTOR PROGRAMME
coach because they want to make a difference. A coach needs to know they are making a difference. That difference can be through the support of a Club Coach Mentor. Please contact Softball NZ if your Club or Association is interested in undertaking this mentor programme.
|ART OF COACHING SOFTBALL
Art of Coaching Softball isn’t a one-size-fits-all program. Our website and clinics are dedicated to offering an inside look at the best teaching practices of successful coaches at all levels, one that allows you to shape your own coaching identity. In other words, there are no right or wrong answers. Just good information that makes you think.
|LITTLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL
Little League International operates more than 6,500 programmes in more than 84 countries and has been in operation since 1939. The website provides numerous coach education resources and a great number of tools to support parent coaches.
|SOFTBALL NZ DEVELOPMENT MATRIX
The Development Matrix provides an outline to help coaches identify and develop technical, tactical, strategy and game knowledge skills relevant to each athletes life stage. The Development Matrix is aligned to the National Player & Development Pathway and supports the development of all players to maximise their enjoyment of softball.
|T-BALL SKILL SETS PASSPORT
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.
$12 + postage from Softball NZ
|The following links provide insights into athlete mental health and social media - the good, the bad and how to help your athletes avoid the pitfalls.
|Checkout the New Zealand Softball Coaches Facebook page.|