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Coaches play a vital role in developing people through sport. They play an important part in providing people with the skills and knowledge needed to develop, improve and succeed in sport. Coaches have a major influence over participants' enjoyment of sport.
It is essential that coaches provide people of all ages with the best possible sporting experience, which will ensure their continued participation and development in sport.
There is a high demand for more coaches in every sport from grassroots level through to the elite. All you need to do to become a coach at grassroots level is share an interest in sport and a willingness to be involved. Embarking on some education and training through the accreditation system as a coach is an important first step to ensuring that you are on the right path to becoming a quality coach.
Like our other volunteers, Newcastle & District Softball Association and our affiliate clubs rely heavily on our volunteer coaches and their skills. We are always looking to develop our coaches, and many of our players will often continue on to become accredited coaches within the Association, just as many will coach teams and continue their own playing career.
NDSA requires coaches for its various club teams, both junior and senior, as well as coaches for its representative teams at various levels.
Coaching a team sport at any level is an extremely rewarding experience. Being able to share your yskills, knowledge and passion with others is invaluable to the longevity of our sport.
Softball Australia has developed a long term coaching pathway in accordance with its player pathway, where coaches can sequentially build their skills from grassroots to elite level via an accredited education program. You can find a variety of coaching resources, as well as information about becoming an accredited coach on the Softball Australia website:
For more information on coaching or how you can assist NDSA in a coaching role, please contact the Association.