Softball Victoria Academy Program – Enrolments now open for 2019

Softball Victoria Academy Program – Enrolments now open for 2019

Softball Victoria is pleased to announce the 2019 Academy Program will start soon.

The program is structured for athletes in the Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 age groups and consists of 12 weeks training aimed at developing all of the key skills, as well as offensive and defensive game play. The Academy program will culminate with a tournament experience in the September school holidays.

The program is run by accredited softball coaches from within the Softball Victoria community and is open to existing member of the softball community, participants of Sporting Schools program, members of school softball teams, and children interested in learning softball.

The key dates for the program are as follows, noting that trainings are 2:00pm to 4:30pm:

DATES (Sat) Proposed location OTHER INFO COURSES for Parents/Siblings/Officials*
27-Apr NDSA Whole Squad  
18-May SUNBURY WEST Only  
25-May GEMSA EAST Only
1-Jun DANDENONG Whole Squad Level 1 Coaching Course
15-Jun SUNSHINE Whole Squad Scoring level 1/level 2
22-Jun NDSA Whole Squad Scoring level 1/level 2
13-Jul NDSA U15 and U17 only  
3-Aug WERRIBEE Whole Squad Umpiring Basics Course
17-Aug NDSA Whole Squad Level 2 Coaching Course
24-Aug DANDENONG Whole Squad – GAMES  
7-Sep tbc* Whole Squad – GAMES  
14-Sep NDSA Whole Squad  

* to be confirmed

 – all locations are subject to program numbers, in the event that the nominated location is not able to accommodate the number of athletes involved the location may change, or two locations may be used.

Initial Costs:  $30 registration for the Academy program.
Individuals can register by Clicking this link (Softball Victoria Academy Program) or by visiting the Softball Victoria website (http://vic.softball.org.au/) and check under Events where you will find all of the relevant information. Registrations for the program will close Friday 3 May.

Labour Day Tournament – TBC

Tournament: Friday 4 October to Monday 7 October

(Inclusive of possible game play days).

Training and Playing Uniform Details and Tournament Costs will be confirmed as soon as possible.

NEW* This year the program is aiming to offer parents/siblings/supporters of athletes the opportunities to undertake coaching, scoring, and umpiring basics course, the sessions for which will be aligned to player training dates. Anyone interested in taking part in these opportunities should advise the program coordinators ASAP to register your interest. This is an opportunity to start your career as a softball official, further supporting your child as they progress with in our sport.
Accredited coaches who are interested in also being involved can contact Belinda (belindaainslie@hotmail.com).

Any questions can be directed to Simon Blundell at Softball Victoria – coaches@softballvic.org.au, or the program coordinator: Belinda Ainslie: belindaainslie@hotmail.com