Dream of being one of the world champion Black Sox? It all starts with joining the Tee Sox.
Tee Sox is Softball New Zealand’s programme for 5 to 8-year-olds, designed for them to learn the basic skills of softball in a safe and supporting environment.
The Tee Sox season runs from October to March and is all about discovery, fun and participation.
T-Ball is a natural and longstanding introduction to softball. Removing the element of pitching and making hitting easy, it’s assessable and fun for both girls and boys.
With Tee Sox we’ve created a modified version of the game with a softer ball, rotation of positions and equal play time for all kids. This means youngsters are in an environment where everyone can experience a measure of success and are more likely to have fun and remain in the game.
There’s a strong focus on learning through play – throwing, fielding and the tricks of hitting a ball with a bat – but it’s also about enjoyment and social interaction. Games are usually completed in 45 minutes and there is often a family atmosphere around the grounds and in the clubhouse, making Tee Sox a great introduction to the club environment for kids and their families.
Softball is a great family game and there are also opportunities for mum and dad to play socially – just ask your local club.
From age 8 children progress from Tee Sox to Rookie Sox, which provides an easy transition to softball and the introduction of pitching.
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TEE SOX RESOURCES
iCoach is a series of ten instructional coaching videos, aimed at parents who are new to coaching softball, and provide tips, warm-ups and games for each week of training. Check it out!
Coaching Resources available to purchase from Softball New Zealand, all prices are GST inclusive. Postage extra.