Welcome to Southland Softball Association

Southland Softball Association's 73rd Annual General Meeting
Friday 18 August 2017, 7pm, SSA Pavilion

Agenda and papers

(September 2017 to April 2018)

Grounds staff, Cleaner and Bar positions
These positions are seasonal roles and you must be able to work autonomously and be proactive.

An application form and Position Descriptions are available below, or email admin@southlandsoftball.co.nz.  Please forward your completed Application form, covering letter and Curriculum Vitae to PO Box 6066, Invercargill North or admin@southlandsoftball.co.nz by Friday 18 August 2017.

Position Description - Bar Staff
Position Description - Cleaner
Position Description - Grounds Staff
Application form

Annual Development Clinics – Presented by Naomi Shaw

Expressions of interest are being sought for the following sessions held by Naomi Shaw. Dates of modules are included below.

IMPORTANT: Please let Dennis know (development@southlandsoftball.co.nz) if you would like anything included – we can change things to suit if we need to.

Please note: This is a coaching clinic is highly recommended for existing, developing and representative coaches. There is one session open to players (highlighted in blue). Players attending should be at representative level.







FRI 22 Sept 5.30-6.30pm

Managers Meeting

Understanding the Managers role




Coaching Module

Game Strategy & Rules


Building strategies/Frequently misunderstood rules/DP's, DR's and Flex's – how to use them well



SAT 23 Sept 9.30-11.30am

Coaching Module

Calling the Game

How to teach catchers 'the calls'




Coaching Module

Hitting & the Short Game





Players & Coaches

Practical skills & drills for players and coaches




SUN 24 Sept 10.00-12.30pm

Coaching Module

Creating Athletes

Getting the most from your players – at training and on game day




Coaching Module

Mental Skills







The SSA Board invites expressions of interest for the 2017-2018 team management vacancies as follows:

Senior Men:           Coach;  Assistant Coach/Manager
                              Tournaments:  Bates Shield (Dunedin, November 2017);  Jefferies Cup (Christchurch, 2-3 December 2017)

Senior Women:       Coach;  Assistant Coach/Manager
                               Tournaments:  Jubilee Cup (Christchurch, 2-3 December 2017)

U15 Boys:                Coach;  Assistant Coach;  Manager
                               Tournaments:  Otago U15 Boys (Dunedin, November 2017);  South Island U15 Boys (11-14 January 2018, Invercargill);  Southland/Central Otago/Otago – to be confirmed

U15 Girls:                Coach;  Assistant Coach;  Manager
                               Tournaments:  South Island U15 Girls (11-14 January 2018, Invercargill);  Southland/Central Otago/Otago – to be confirmed

U17 Boys:                Coach;  Assistant Coach;  Manager
                               Tournaments:  Mainland Shield (Christchurch, 2-3 December 2017);  U17 Boys (18-21 January 2018, Palmerston North)

U17 Girls:                Coach;  Assistant Coach;  Manager
                               Tournaments:  Mainland Shield (Christchurch, 2-3 December 2017);  U17 Girls (18-21 January 2018, Dunedin)

U19 Boys:                Coach;  Assistant Coach;  Manager
                               Tournaments:  U19 Boys (4-7 January 2018, Christchurch)

U19 Girls:                Coach;  Assistant Coach;  Manager
                               Tournaments:  U19 Girls (4-7 January 2018, North Harbour)

U13 Development:  Coaches and Assistant Coaches
                               Tournaments:  November and March – to be confirmed

Please email the team/s and position/s you are interested in to development@southlandsoftball.co.nz




Congratulations to Tim Campbell who has been named in the Softball New Zealand New Zealand Major Sox Team to compete in the Australian U23 Championships in Queensland from 5 to 8th July 2017.  (Posted 4 May 2017)

Congratulations to Hannah Johnson and Isobel Thompson for being selected in the SNZ Developing Sox U15 Girls squad, and Mitchell Tweedie in the SNZ Developing Sox U15 Boys squad.



A complete listing of 2016-2017 prizegiving awards

Check out the softball facility redevelopment project website - http://www.softballdevelopment.co.nz/ and FaceBook page.  "Like" the page to add your support!




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