SOFTBALL IN SCHOOLS
Sporting Schools will engage more than 850,000 children across Australia in what will be the country’s largest school-based participation programme.
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has partnered with 32 national sporting organisations (NSOs) to offer sporting programmes to children before, during or after school. Registration is free for all Australian primary schools, sporting organisations, and coaches.
By bringing sports, schools, and community organisations together, Sporting Schools aims to increase children’s participation in sport and to connect with local sporting clubs in their community.
Softball Queensland Inc has registered with Sporting Schools and can support school sporting programmes by providing registered coaches to deliver a range of sports.
By focusing on having fun, having a go and getting active, Sporting Schools will provide children with positive sporting experiences to help foster a lifelong interest in sport. Softball Queensland Inc supports this through the Playing for Life philosophy, which focuses on providing safe, fun and engaging activities that get all children involved, regardless of their level of ability.
For further information about Sporting Schools and Playing for Life visit www.sportingschools.gov.au
School Pathway Program
Softball Queensland supports the delivery of Softball throughout schools in Queensland through the Softball School Pathways Program. This program is able to be delivered by:
- Softball Queensland (a charge will apply)
- A local club or association
- School staff with support from Softball Queensland
The School Pathway Program conducted by Softball Queensland offers structured sessions delivered by a Softball QLD representative. The program is developed to meet the needs of each school and can be delivered for one day or up to 8 weeks.
Where a local club or association delivers the program, all arrangements are made directly between the club/association and the school. Softball Queensland supports the club/association by providing the lesson plans written specifically for each school and covering the cost of Professional Indemnity insurance for the coach.
Schools which elect to deliver an internal program are offered free resources to assist the staff delivering the program and professional development opportunities.
To enquire about accessing a Softball School Pathways Program, click here.
If your school would like to deliver an internal program contact Dan Sarmiento firstname.lastname@example.org or 3391 2447