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East Coast Bays Softball has a proud 40 year history catering for softball players of all ages. We have options for players of all ages from under six to under 19’s in the North Harbour junior competition and competitive and social grades for our adult players. All of our games are played at one of New Zealand’s premier softball grounds, Rosedale Park in Albany.
Our Under 6 and Under 8 t-ball players are taught the fundamental softball skills in a safe and encouraging environment. Our Under 10 teams progress to hitting a moving ball pitched by a pitching machine. From Under 11’s players start to learn the art of pitching and playing competitive softball. We have a strong base of experienced coaches and we actively encourage and support our coaches development ensuring our players get the best coaching possible. This has seen four of our club coaches selected to coach representative age group teams and last season 16 of our junior players went on to play for North Harbour at regional or national tournaments.
Softball is an exciting, fast and fun summer sport that all the family can be involved in, whether it is as a player, coach, scorer, umpire or manager. The future is bright for softball with our national men’s team recently winning its 7th world championship and Softball being added to the Olympic programme from 2020 for women the opportunities are endless.
If you want to try this great game and join our club check out our website www.ecbsoftball.org.nz for details of pre season clinics, have a go days and registration details.
Channel Magazine: Issue 79 August 2017