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Softball Program

Convener


Coach


Support Staff
  • Leanne Solomons



  • Chris Brownlow Level 3



  • Mr Nathan Parnham Level 2 Strength and Conditioning
  • Peter Knapman - Physiotherapist
  • Mr Robert Brown Sport Psychology

  • Aim
    The Softball Program aims to select athletes with potential and develop them through to elite status. At the completion of the program students will have obtained their Level 1 Coaching Certificate, Umpiring and Scoring through the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.

    Courses Available
    Year 7/8 Sport Enrichment is an introduction to the program and development of basic skills. Year 9/10 Applied Sport Studies is an elective subject chosen for study over two years as a component for the School Certificate. It further enhances skills and prepares students for the State Selection Process. Year 11/12 Applied Sport Studies is a continuation of the 9/10 Program concentrating on the advanced skills of the game All courses offered cover the following areas : basic skills, fitness testing, strength and conditioning, technique analysis, rules and scoring, umpiring, coaching, injury prevention, nutrition, drugs in sport, anatomy and psychology.

    Course Structure
    Westfields Sports Softball Program is conducted in association with the NSW Softball Association. Students in the 7/8 Sport Enrichment course have three double period sessions per week while students in 9/10 Applied Sport and 11/12 Applied Sport courses have two double period sessions per week. Students are required to play for a team registered with the NSW Softball Association and are expected to have their own softball equipment (glove, bat and softball). This equipment is required for each training session.

    Competition Schedule
  • NSWCHSSA Teachers Credit Union Girls Knockout
  • NSWCHSSA Teachers Credit Union Boys Knockout
  • SSW Girls Softball Championships
  • SSW Boys Softball Championships


  • Weights sessions
    Training sessions in the weights room/gym have been confirmed with Nathan Parnham Westfields Sports’ strength and conditioning coach.

    The program is designed for Softball players at your child’s individual age

    Year 9: Monday Period 0 (8.10 - 8.48)
    Year 10/11: Wednesday Period 8 (2.30 - 3.10)
    Year 8: Friday Period 1 (8.48 - 9.26) – to be formally confirmed with students
    Year 12 – will need to be negotiated with Ms Solomons/Mr Parnham. Please see Ms Solomons in order to do this.

    Once students are committed to a program and time they are expected to attend each week. As a consequence of this Chris Brownlow and I have decided attendance at these times is optional as we do not want any “time wasting” or distracting influences for those students who are fully committed to improving their fitness.

    If you have any questions regarding the strength & conditioning program please contact me at your earliest convenience. Further to this I will be happy to refer you onto Nathan to discuss your son or daughter’s individual program.

    Leanne Solomons (Softball Convenor)
    Softball
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