Kiwi Sox is an exciting product designed by Softball New Zealand to ensure more Kiwi children are able to play the great game of Softball.
Kiwi Sox is a 2 tiered program introducing participants (children, teachers, parents and coaches) to the fundamental skills of Softball and its various forms of the game. Each tier consists of 8 sessions.
TIER 1 Aimed at primary school children, 5–8 years
TIER 2 Aimed at primary and intermediate school children, 9–12 years
OUR AIM: Provide more opportunities for Kiwi kids to get active through Softball - Anytime, Anywhere.
OUR VISION: Increase the number of hours that primary and intermediate aged children engage in physical activity.
By engaging primary and intermediate school aged children, we want to boost Softball as a sport of choice by providing a positive, fun and exciting experience. Kiwi Sox is flexible and simple so those who haven’t been involved in Softball before will still understand it and find it enjoyable.
Kiwi Sox Objectives
To increase the opportunities for primary and intermediate aged children to play Softball in school, after school or in a club/association setting
To increase basic Softball skills in an enjoyable environment focusing on fun, participation, modified games and activities
To provide a positive introduction to an individual’s long term involvement in Softball
To provide a platform so teachers and children can engage in Softball in the classroom or at home
To promote Softball as a sport that can be played anytime, anywhere
FREE Kiwi Sox resource for teachers!
The Kiwi Sox resource is free to teachers interested in delivering this great resource at a Primary or Intermediate school. To receive this resource please email SNZ with your name, name of school and school postal address.
Foundation Courses - For Beginning Coaches, Parents or Teachers
For Primary, Intermediate or Secondary School Teachers - Free
A 1 1/2 hour practical course for TEACHERS wanting to know the basic fundamentals of SOFTBALL.
This unit covers off equipment; playing positions; batting order; pitching; catching; throwing; fielding; hitting & bunting; base running; basic game strategy; softball jargon; correcting common errors & simple rules.
This is a FREECOURSE FOR TEACHERS. Participants receive accreditation, a certificate of recognition and the workshop booklet will be forwarded by email.
FREEKIWI SOX RESOURCE - All teachers completing the Induction Unit will receive this wonderful resource.
Coach T-Ball Unit - $10.00
For T-Ball Coaches, Parents or Teachers
The Coach T-Ball Unit is the first step on the Softball New Zealand Coach Pathway. The 1 hour practical unit is ideal for someone with little or no experience of coaching who wants to learn how to teach T-Ball to children. The unit provides information on basic coaching guidelines and skills and drills specifically for T-Ball.
Participants receive accreditation, a course booklet and certificate of recognition.
ONLINE COACH ACCREDITATION
Phase 1 of the Softball New Zealand Coach Accreditation Programme is available online with additional modules to be added. To access the online format please register for a login and password by emailing SNZ.