SWING INTO SOFTBALL
Swing Into Softball is the framework for the delivery of junior softball at the club and association level following on from the Softball Batter Up (SBU) recruitment program, which also utilises the ‘game sense’ approach. Swing Into Softball provides ability based, single and mixed gender competition structures. It will involve the use of the SCCP resources to deliver fun, effective and engaging sessions on a consistent basis.
The aim of Swing into Softball is to provide Associations and Clubs with an opportunity to increase and retain junior membership. Independent Deliverers also have the opportunity to increase participation within their organisation.
Swing Into Softball is not necessarily a stand-alone program, but rather a competition structure or delivery method. The delivery method was created by reviewing a number of growing trends in the sporting industry surrounding junior sport participation.
The competition structure caters for both primary and secondary school aged participants. Players participate in the version of Softball that caters to their ability, not necessarily their age.
Because there will be a split between children who want social/participation based sport versus those who want competitive based sport, SIS is divided into two parts. These are:
- Swing into Softball Juniors
- Swing into Softball Amateurs
Associations who have currently adopted the Swing into Softball model include:
Brisbane Softball Association (All primary school aged children)
Cairns & District Softball Association (All primary school aged children)
Gladstone Softball Association (T-ball only)
Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Softball Association (Lower primary school aged children)
Townsville & Thuringowa Softball Association (All primary school aged children)
Wynnum Softball Association (Lower primary school aged children)
Contact Softball QLD on 3391 2447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Swing into Softball