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
coach@csa.org.nz



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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