Mid-winter is a great time to plan ahead for the upcoming softball 2018/19 season and ensuring your club will have enough members trained to score junior games is a vital aspect to our sport.
In the past, many clubs have handled this by running evening scoring clinics over several nights to teach parent volunteers how to score. But as our member’s schedules get busier and busier, committing to attend evening sessions can result in reduced numbers and fewer people putting their hand’s up to fulfill this important role.
Here’s an opportunity to change the way your club trains scorers using technology. Softball Scoring Fundamental (SSF) is an online course that is now available! Now your members can learn to score on their own time, at their own pace, from their computer or device at home.
SSF was designed to cover all aspects of scoring from the very basics of using symbols to record balls/strikes and runs/outs to more advanced like substitutions and errors. SSF includes practice activities, printable job aids and video footage of real games. And because it is online, learners can review bits and pieces to refresh their skills from previous seasons. Check out this intro video.
Here’s what parents are saying about Softball Scoring Fundamentals (SSF):
‘This online course was an easy, understandable and convenient way to reacquaint myself with softball scoring. I liked how I could complete it in my own time, in my own space. I was able to score all my son’s games last season and give valuable feedback to his coach.’
‘I didn’t know much about softball but once I learned to score it, everything just clicked. I could talk to my son more about his playing and really understand his progress. It’s also great to have more than one parent on the team trained to score so we can share the responsibility.’
The Softball Scoring Fundamentals online course is available to suit the needs of large and small clubs:
· 10 user license for $199 with an annual renewal of $69 per year
· 20 user license for $299 with an annual renewal of $89 per year
(Prices exclude GST)
A handful of clubs across New Zealand have already signed up and have started to round up names of parents who want to learn to score.
To take advantage of this offer or if you have any questions about Softball Scoring Fundamentals, please email Adriana Ross.