Coaching & Development

Upcoming CSA Coaching Courses:

Junior League Coaching Course
Pitcher/Catcher Development

Sunday 10 November, 10am -Noon
Mainland Foundation Ballpark, 220 Pages Road
Special Guest Presenter!
***Steve Leitch***
Former Hutt Valley and New Zealand Black Sox representative
  • Former White Sox Battery Coach
  • Has run clinics in Japan

  • A 2 hour interactive course suitable for all Little League and Junior League Coaches covering the basic fundamentals of pitching and catching.

  • Coaches can bring their Pitcher and/or Catcher with them, to work with during the clinic

  • Get hand-out notes and explanations about the various skills. Also, “have a go” and try the various skills developing athletes need to master.

Course Registrations Close: 5pm, 9 November
No charge to attend

Upcoming Generic Coach Courses:

Sport Canterbury are running Coach Development Modules starting in September 2013.  Details as follows:

  1    Principles of Coaching                         
        Tuesday 15th October  6.30pm
        - role of thecoach,communication
        - planning and coaching a skill
  2    Understanding Your Athletes             
          Wednesday 6th November 6:30pm

  • Coaching for your age group needs
  • VARK
  • trends

  3  Game Analysis                                                    Tuesday 26th November  6.30pm

- using your IPad or phone
        - skill coaching and review.

Enquiries to Ian Saunders, CSA Coaching Director
389 9167 or 021 127 2373


The CSA Coaching Scheme offers coach education and formal accreditation at each level of competition, to meet the needs of our softball community:

  • Tee Ball Coaching Course
  • Little League Coaching Course
  • Junior League (Theory) Coaching Course
  • Junior League (Practical) Coaching Course
(includes a separate Battery [Pitcher/Catcher] Coaching Unit)
  • Senior Coaching Course

Upon completion of each Course, participants are formally accredited by the CSA and receive a coaching certificate.

Notices advertising when all the Courses are to be held are posted on the CSA Website, distributed at competition game venues, circulated through club secretaries and e-mailed to CSA Coach Contact Distribution Listings.

Softball New Zealand also offers a range of coach education opportunities, and its own coach accreditation scheme. Further information can be obtained on their Website Click Here