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*|
|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|
* 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).