U15 Developing Sox


New Zealand Developing Sox Squad Announcement

20 Jan, 2017

Dear Provinces and U15 teams,

We are currently in the process of naming the New Zealand Developing Sox U15 squads for 2017. These squads will be involved in 3 live in camps out of which there will be a team selected to tour in 2018.

With the North Island and South Island tournaments finished we are assessing the information to ensure that we have the right players selected for these two squads. This is particularly important in the first year of the Developing Sox program with the changes that have been made.

Keeping this in mind we feel it is prudent to take a little more time with the naming of the squads for 2017. The Developing Sox Under 15 girls will be named on Thursday 27 January and the Developing Sox U15 boys will be named following the North vs South games to be held over the Challenge Cup weekend (8-12 February) on Monday 13 February.

The first commitment for the New Zealand Developing Sox U15s will be a high performance camp in Wellington from 18-21 April (girls) and 24-27 April (boys. There will also be performance camps in October and December during the school holidays, which will be confirmed with detailed dates post selection.  The announcement on the New Zealand teams tour for 2018 selected out of the performance camps will be made over the first half of 2017.

Apologies if this has caused any inconvenience with expectation on squad release but with the assessment of two tournaments we felt it better to take a little longer to confirm the right players.

Warm regards,

Darren Smith
High Performance Director
Softball New Zealand

The Softball New Zealand Developing Sox teams are the stepping stone for many players, coaches and support staff into the Emerging and Junior Sox programmes. The Developing Sox teams are new to the SNZ National Teams Pathway with campaigns commencing in 2016 for both under 15 boys and girls.

The Developing Sox teams are selected following the SNZ Age group tournaments held in January and are made up of players from throughout New Zealand.