WSA will be offering weekly development clinics and skill-driven learning opportunities that are open to athletes looking to learn game-ready skills. These clinics will be offered locally in each of our three regional hubs!
These pitching clinics is aimed to provide small-group skill instruction for pitchers looking for drills, tips, & tricks on how to tune-in their mechanics, command, and pitching knowledge.
Pitching Foundations: Accuracy & Throwing Strikes - Focus on the basics of pitching (windup, release, direction). Suitable for beginners or any pitcher looking to improve accuracy and consistency!
Pitching Progressions: Spin & Movement - Focus on helping more experienced pitchers elevate their spin & movement. *the progressions sessions are aimed at providing instruction for pitchers that can already consistently throw strikes!
Dates & Locations:
Kapiti- Te Atiawa Park
Monday, 12 February
Johnsonville- Rorua Park
Tuesdy, 13 February
Miramar- Polo Ground
Thursday, 22 February
Porirua- Ngati Toa Domain
Wednesday, 28 February
Session Times (all locations):
5:00pm-5:55pm: Pitching Foundations
6:00pm-6:55pm: Pitching Progressions
Cost: $10 per session
Note: In the event of a rainout, these sessions will not be rescheduled and you will be issued a refunded. All rainout cancellations / updates will be sent via EMAIL.
Please note that these programs have a max capacity and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis by registration date.
Each clinic will focus on a particular skill and provide athletes learning opportunity, drills, and extra reps to help build them up!
Hitting: Mastering the Power of the Line Drive
Focus: These clinics will focus on teaching solid contact and teaching mechanics that will allow hitters to get behind the ball to build powerful line-drive producing swings!
Dates & Locations:
Monday, 19 February
Tuesdy, 20 February
Thursday, 29 February
Times: (all locations)
5:00pm-6:10pm: Hitting: Mastering the Power of the Line Drive, U9-U11
6:15pm-7:25pm: Hitting: Mastering the Power of the Line Drive, U13+
Questions? Please contact WSA Development Officer, Amber Schisler: email@example.com
Coach Education Opportunities: COMING SOON
Coaches- pencil in your calendars for MONDAY evenings. Coach Education opportunities are coming your way!
WSA will be brining together coaches throughout our community for collaborative evening education sessions. We will be covering topics that are beneficial to coaches of any background and experience level. Some topics we will cover: “Pitching: Mechanics, Skills, & Drills”, “Hitting: Mechanics, Skills, & Drills”, “Practice Planning: How to Build an Efficient Team Training” & more!
We are in the process of finalizing dates & details. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming announcements.
Coaching this season and interested in joining the WSA Coaches Facebook group? The group is used to post coach-related opportunities, Development news, & resources. Reach out to Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your Facebook profile to be added.
WSA had an incredible time last year delivering Softball in-schools throughout Wellington in Term 3! This year, WSA is looking to expand the in-schools program to reach even more students in both Term 2 and Term 3! Do you have connections to any local schools you would like to see WSA attend? Please reach out to Development Officer, Amber, at email@example.com to get connected with more information!
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GET TO KNOW WSA DEVELOPMENT OFFICERAMBER SCHISLER
Amber Schisler is the current Game Development Officer for the Wellington Softball Association. Her current position serves to develop and support the wider Lower North Island softball community- including players, coaches, and game support roles such as umpires and scorers.
Amber came to us from the University of San Diego where she was an assistant coach- where she served as the program's Battery Coach- working directly with the pitchers and catchers. Prior to her time at USD, Amber played and coached internationally in the likes of Austria and New Zealand, as well as joining teams from Italy and the Czech Republic for international competitions. Most noteably, Amber served as an assistant coach for both the Austrian Junior and Senior Women's National Teams.
Amber attended Campbell University where she capped off her collegiate career as one of Campbell’s best, earning Big South Player of the Year, NFCA All-Region, and CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, while rewriting the record books. Amber finished the year ranking in the top 10 for batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, home runs, walks, and more. She also set a new NCAA record for the most consecutive plate appearances having reached base with 26, breaking the previous record set back in 2014.
Since joining WSA in September of 2022, Amber has lead programmes that have been delivered all accross the region including Pitching and Catching Academies, Regional Development Camps, new-player programmes, In-School Softball sessions, All-Girls winter Capital Stars sessions, and more. Amber also developed and lead WSA's first-ever Representative Development program, which through the support of Nuku Ora and Wellington City Council, provided athletes with an 8-week agility, strength, and movement program delivered by Centurion Athletic Performace and additional indoor, pre-season training opportunities.
Amber is looking forward to continuing to support the athletes, coaches, and wider softball community by offering consistent, assessible opportunities throughout Wellington.
Interested in having WSA Development host a clinic at your club?Please reach out to Amber at email@example.com
We are looking for coaches that would be interested in helping out at our upcoming summer development programs.
If you are a coach that is interested in helping grow our youth and developing softball, please fill out the form above or reach out to Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org
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