Teachers play a pivotal role in children's enjoyment and participation in sport from an early age. Softball Australia supports the ASC's Junior Sport – Codes of Behaviour which clearly state the way in which teachers should behave towards students when participating in any sporting activity.
Teachers Code of Behaviour
- Encourage young people to develop basic skills in a variety of sports and discourage overspecialisation in one event, sport or playing position
- Create opportunities to teach appropriate sports behaviour as well as basic skills
- Give priority to free play activities, skill learning and modified sports over highly structured competition fro primary school children
- Prepare young people for intra and interschool competition by teaching the basic sport skills
- Make you people aware of the positive benefits of participation in sporting activities
- Keep up to date with coaching practices and the principles of physical growth and development
- Read and use the latest coaching and teaching resources for junior sport
- Help young people understand the differences between the junior competition they participate in and professional sport
- Give all young people equal opportunities to participate in administration, coaching and refereeing as well as playing
- Support implementation of the National Junior Sports Policy
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
School Sport Australia
Since its establishment in 1981, School Sport Australia has been responsible for the development and promotion of school sport in Australia. The focus of School Sport Australia relates to the organisation and conduct of a broad range of school sporting programs for students of all age and ability.
For more information on the School Sport Australia Softball Championships and relevant rules and guidelines please visit School Sport Australia.
Active After School Communities Program (AASCP)
The ASC's AASCP is a free initiative that provides primary school children with access to sport and structured physical activity
programs in the after school timeslot.
The program aims to engage traditionally inactive children in sport and other structured physical activities and, through a positive and fun experience, develop a love of sport that inspires them to join a local sporting club.
Schools and out of school hours care services (OSHCS) can express their interest in participating in the program by completing an expression of interest form. For more information or to download a copy of the form please contact the ASC.
Softball Batter Up Schools Module
The Softball Batter Up Schools Module, in conjunction with the ASC's AASCP is an entry level program which provides teachers with the opportunity to introduce children to the excitement of Softball within their school environment. The program is conducted by accredited, qualified local Softball coaches and aims to introduce children to the fundamental skills of throwing, catching, fielding, running and hitting.
For more information on this program please contact us.