Play – Ages 4-12
Softball Batter Up
Softball Batter Up is Softball Australia’s National Junior Participation program targeting juniors aged 4-12 designed to develop physical and social skills and an understanding of the game.
To assist clubs, associations and schools to run Softball Batter Up pre-planned sessions have been developed targeting children from kindergarten to Year 6. There are plans with four or six sessions that can be downloaded or you can design your own with the session planner.
With 65 different softball activities and modified games, you can develop players by teaching them new skills and allowing for repetition over time to maximise learning and development opportunities. All of the activities have been aligned with the National Health and Physical Education curriculum.
Please contact your local club or association for details on upcoming coaching courses.
Do you want to become a Softball Batter Up coach?
Coaches have a very important role to play within Softball Batter Up – a role that extends far beyond teaching the skills of the game. A coach assumes the responsibility of ensuring all participants have a fun, safe and enjoyable experience.
The coaching resources developed for Softball Batter Up are designed to be informative, stimulating, comprehensive and easy to follow. The coaching resources will give any coach the ability to develop creative sessions and provide strategies to keep the participants engaged. Any coach will feel confident conducting a fun Softball Batter Up session.
The Softball Community Coaching Program is the ideal training program. The program aims to develop a network of capable coaches who can deliver a variety of softball experiences, which enhance the health and social benefits of participants. It’s not about winning. It’s not about technique. It’s about identifying and supporting coaches through a well-constructed learning framework. In other words, the focus is not on skills and drills but on the teaching and learning method.
The program is designed to train coaches, players and the community to deliver Game Sense programs. In particular, it aims to help the community coach understand the basics of:
- what motivates and engages coaches in delivering activity-based programs, known as the Game Sense approach
- how to develop activity-based sessions through good planning, efficient organisation and effective communication and coaching techniques that can:
- maximise the involvement and enjoyment of all participants
- establish positive relationships and experiences
- provide optimal development opportunities for participants and their families
To find out more, go to softballcoach.com.au or contact your local club or association to find out when they plan to conduct their next face-to-face course.