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Softball Australia’s endorsed junior participation program, Softball Batter Up, is a multi-session program primarily for children aged 4 - 12 years of age. The program is offered to all school grades, introducing participants to the fundamental skills of softball through a variety of modified games and activities to ensure maximum participation and enjoyment.

Based on the Playing for Life philosophy, Softball Batter Up is a fun program for kids who have never played softball before. The program helps students improve their physical fitness, mental alertness and develop social skills by meeting other students and building a sense of belonging, responsibility, loyalty and teamwork through sport.

Softball Batter Up

There are many Softball Batter Up packages available including teacher and coach delivered options.

Teacher delivered programs:

  • Packages range from $580 - $2,500 (inclusive of GST).
  • Package prices vary due to type of equipment requested.
  • See teacher delivery requirements.

Coach delivered programs:

  • These packages range from $580 - $3,500 (inclusive of GST).
  • Package prices may vary due to the type of equipment requested, number of sessions, number of participants, and coaching expenses due to provider delivery, as well as program delivery special circumstances.
  • Once Softball Australia has received your initial booking request, your package can be modified to suit your school's budget and needs.

View Softball Australia's Sporting Schools Softball Guide for tips on booking your program and ordering equipment.

Equipment

There are a range of softball kit options available to support your programs including a basic kit, regular kit and deluxe kit.

Basic Kit

Suitable for schools that want to run a softball program themselves or who have a low budget. This kit includes basic equipment and Softball Batter Up Activity Cards and allows for two mini games.

Regular Kit

This kit includes the Basic Kit plus 10 gloves, the Softball Batter Up Activity Cards and allows for two mini games.

Deluxe Kit

This kit includes 18 gloves and balls (enough for an average sized class), comes with Softball Batter Up Activity Cards and allows for four mini games.

Competition Kit

This kit has competition grade alloy bats, 10 gloves and ‘hard’ balls for senior grades to prepare for inter-school competition. The competition kit also includes catching gear and 4 helmets for game-play scenarios.

To order an equipment pack through Softball Australia, please state this in the ‘Additional Information' when you book through the Sporting Schools Booking System and complete an online equipment order for confirmation. You are welcome to custom build your kit or purchase one of the kits listed above. Please ensure that you have your school purchase number available for invoicing. Please contact Softball Australia for further information.

Additional Equipment

If you would like to order additional equipment or would like to amend anything in the current kits place this request in the ‘Additional Information’ section of your booking request when selecting your package on the Sporting Schools System.

Teachers

Teachers can deliver softball in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below.

View full step by step instructions

Coaches

To become a coach and deliver softball in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:

View full step by step instructions

Coaching Providers

Sporting organisations who wish to become a coaching provider for Softball Australia and deliver in Sporting Schools must meet the requirements below:

  • Hold a valid ABN or declare ABN exempt
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Register your interest in becoming an endorsed Sporting Schools Softball Australia Provider
  • Complete and agree to a Softball Australia Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

NOTE: All coaches that operate under the coaching provider must meet individual softball coach registration requirements. For full instructions go to Softball Australia Provider Endorsement.

Softball Australia Resources

The Softball Batter Up program resources are designed to be fun, flexible and engaging for children from kindergarten age to Year 6, focusing on fun activities while learning basic throwing, catching and striking skills.

Softball Batter Up activities align with the national health and physical education curriculum and are written with coaches and teachers in mind.

Detailed information is provided on the learning intention, band levels, and skill focus of each activity. There are also questions to encourage participant engagement. Coaches and teachers can access these resources for free when they register online.

Contacts

Softball Australia
Contact: Ben Utting
Email: ben.utting@softball.org.au
Phone: (03) 9417 0022 (Ext 108)

ACT
Contact: Ben Kirk
Email: ceo@act.softball.org.au
Phone: (02) 6278 3000

NSW
Contact: Donna McGrath
Email: snswdevelopment@softball.net.au
Phone: (02) 9677 4002

NT
Contact: Nicky Baldwin
Email: nicky.baldwin@softballnt.com
Phone: (08) 8927 3333

QLD
Contact: Karen Robe
Email: do@softballqld.asn.au
Phone: (07) 3391 2447

SA
Contact: Ben Utting
Email: ben.utting@softball.org.au
Phone: (03) 9417 0022 (Ext 108)

TAS
Contact: Ev Seabourne
Email: sballdev@yahoo.com.au
Phone: 0408 546 208

VIC
Contact: Jenny Cassidy
Email: schools@softballvic.org.au
Phone: (03) 9415 1745

WA
Contact: Mary Brown
Email: pdo@softballwa.org.au
Phone: (08) 6181 3902

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