Player Enquiries

The Player Enquiries page is to promote opportunities for players both domestically and internationally. 

To place an add please email player details and contact information to Softball NZ, click here.
 

Notice to all persons/organisations advertising on this site. There is a six month time limit on postings & SNZ ask that when a position is filled the applicant or recipient are to advise SNZ ASAP so the advert can be removed.

 
Former Division I College Softball Player

10 October

Hi, my name is Lexi Goranson. I am a former Division I college softball player who just finished a season in Switzerland. I am looking to continue playing and was wondering if a team is still looking for an import? If not, do you know of any Auckland or New Zealand clubs that are? In college I played center field and in Switzerland I played outfield, short stop, and catcher.

Thank you in advance for your help!!  Take care,

Lexi Goranson
goransonlexi@gmail.com




NZ High School Girls wanting to study and play competitive softball in the USA


8 May, 2018


Life Preparatory School is a private high school in Wichita, Kansas, USA. We are looking for quality student athletes for our softball program. Coach Keena Davis is interested in hearing from NZ players of High School age from any position that would be interested. Athletic scholarships are available. Coach Davis can be contacted at the following:

Keena Davis
International Dorm Director
Head softball coach
+1-316-305-7751 (direct or WhatsApp)
Kdavis@lifeprep.us
Keenaddavis@yahoo.com




NZ Players wanting to study and play softball
16 March, 2018

Bethany Lutheran College is an NCAA D3 private college in beautiful Mankato MN. USA, coached by ISC Hall of Fame player Dan Nessler. Coach Nessler has deep ties to NZ softball having played with and against many NZ Fastpitch legends such as Mike White, Steve Schulz, Paul Magan, Chub Tangeroa, Jimmy Seamon, Grahame Robertson, Mark Sorenson among many others. Bethany has a major push initiative to add international students and NZ students and athletes can now attend Bethany starting next fall for $12,000 US tuition room and board! Coach Nessler is interested in hearing from NZ student athletes that want to study in the US and feel they have the talent to help Bethany to the top of the D3 ranks. If you are interested please send a skills video to coach Nessler and contact him via resources below.

dan.nessler@blc.edu, Mobile 507-381-4923, www.blc.edu

Dan Nessler
Head Coach-Softball
Bethany Lutheran College
700 Luther Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
Dan.nessler@blc.edu
507.381.4923


bethnay


Experienced Ballers with Pitching would be a Strength
8 March, 2018


Fastpitch Softball Club Hastings is looking for experienced players to boost our young enthusiastic senior team. Our youth are probably 2-3 years away from leading our club back to the glory days e.g Mudgeway Wreckers, Happy Tav, Shooters Bar & Grill and of course Fastpitch Hastings. Numerous Black Sox legends have played for the club while not forgetting the beautiful weather and two skin diamonds. Please contact Waka Wilkie waka.wilkie@gmail.com


 

 

Interested in playing in Europe?
6 November, 2017

UVV, one of the biggest clubs in The Netherlands is looking for a quality female pitcher for the 2018 season. Having additional strong hitting skills is a big plus.

The first ladies team will play in the second highest league and the focus for the 2018 season is to arrange promotion to the highest league for 2019. The season starts mid-April and runs thru the end of September.

We provide a place to stay that includes meals and drinks, ticket fares to The Netherlands and back are covered. There is monthly pocket money, details to be discussed.

If you're interested in a great Softball experience please email Peter at carinenpeter@live.nl

 

RAQUEL MONCHO

9 October

Hello, my name is Raquel and I'm from Barcelona, Spain. I would like to play in one of your softball teams and also be able to improve my level of English.

I am 23 years old, I'm a player in the Spanish National team, and I play in the 3rd base. I want to improve my level of play, and my skills in defense and batting. This sport is my life, I am passionate and it motivates me very much.

Do you know if there is a first or second division team that needs someone?

Would be to come and play until the end of March.

Please see a video clip of my batting below.

Email: raaquueel38@gmail.com



COACH ENQUIRIES

Looking to Coach

3 August, 2018


I am a former US college coach who is looking to coach internationally this upcoming season, preferably with a premier or senior team. I have 10 years of coaching experience, 2 years as a college head coach, and 8 years as a elite youth coach. Player-coach opportunities will be considered as well; I was a middle infielder and catcher. I have experience planning training programs and building programs and would love the opportunity to develop a team in New Zealand.
References and CV are available upon request.

Kathleen Laster
aster.kathleen@gmail.com
 

Head Coach - Waitakere Bears

20 July, 2018

We at Waitakere Bears Softball are seeking a coach for our Premier Men's team for the 2018/19 season. If interested please contact Brian Hooper  




28 September, 2017


Hi 
My name is Rosanne Allan and I am from Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. I am with the ISC, and also have a FB page called Canadian Fastball/American Softball. I am writing to you, as I will be travelling to NZ from the 17th of Jan until the 17th of April by myself, and am hoping to connect with people willing to host me for a few days (willing to help out around the house, as I do painting and flooring for a living), would like to watch/help as many ball games as possible, and travel throughout North and South Island. This has been on my bucket list for years, and I am finally able to make it happen, but having a few places to stay would certainly help out. If anyone knows of anyone with room to spare, that would be awesome.

A little bit about me, I'm a young 57 year old, self-employed (painting & flooring), single Mom with an almost 29 year old daughter Jessica. I'm a non-smoker, responsible social drinker, love to travel (however this is my first solo trip). I played softball/fastball for years, but never had the opportunity to play at a higher level, as there wasn't anything available in my heyday. My employment has varied over the years, due to moves with a husband and companies closing. I have been married and divorced twice, single for almost 28 years.

My connection to the ISC started in 2006, when I assisted in helping Dave Blackburn with the live video streaming of the tournament, this "position" lasted until 2014 when the ISC decided to use an outside organization. From 2015 forward I have assisted with pointstreak online scoring. My daughter will not be travelling with me, however has been part of the ISC since 2007 as well. Not part of any other ball organization, we just love to go to ball tournaments, where I enjoy taking photos and sharing them with players, teams, family and friends, hence my FB page.

I have painted the interior and exterior of homes and businesses (brush & roller-no spraying). For flooring I have laid non-ceramic, ie; laminate/click flooring and allure flooring (1 edge is sticky and overlaps), as well as some dricore sub-flooring in lower levels (basements) of homes. I'm always willing to learn and give it a go, when the homeowner says "go for it".

If you have any other questions, or if anyone does, please feel free to ask away.
Thank you

Rosanne
kdh-smom@hotmail.com