Who will you be coaching?

Foundation Coaches support participants enjoying their first experiences in organised softball. The vast majority of the participants will be primary and intermediate school aged children participating in Under 7 Tee Sox, Under 9 Rookie Sox and Under 11 Rookie Sox Grades.

Who are you?

Foundation coaches can come from anywhere – it’s not about ‘who’ are but rather whether they understand and care about the development of young people.  

The Ideal Coach

The ideal Foundation Coach will:

  • Nurture a love of sport and active recreation
  • Focus primarily on fun, participation and skill development
  • Understand the needs of primary school age children
  • Encourage multiple sports and skills
  • Introduce the concept of fair play
  • Understand that they are in the business of creating not only better young athletes, but better young people
  • Have a sense of working in a wider coaching community with similar goals.

Check out the specific programmes ​​​​​​​

Tee Ball Coaches - Coaching modules

All Under 7 and 9 Tee Ball Coaches are required to complete the Online Foundation Phase Coaching Modules.

There are three phases in this online coaching module:

  1. Safe As
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Help to identify how to keep you and your players safe.
  2. T-Ball Coach
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This improves your understanding of T-Ball and how to coach at this level in a fun and safe way.
  3. Induction Unit
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​An introduction to coaching at any level. 

Click here to send SNZ an email to obtain your online code to start your accreditation now.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​