Category: Coaching

Junior Girls Softball Training Sessions – June/July 2021

Following on from the Intro to Softball Day held on May 29th for girls. Fastpitch Ireland have planned out some additional *free* softball training days through the month of July for returning players or players who wish to attend for the first time (no experience necessary) as follows:

Session Dates & Times

  • Wednesday June 30, 2021 (Evening), Marlay Park @6.45pm
  • Saturday July 10, 2021 – Marlay Park @12Noon
  • Saturday July 17, 2021 – Ashbourne Baseball Stadium @3pm
  • Wednesday July 28, 2021 (Evening), Baseball Ireland Strike Zone Facility (Time TBC)

Fastpitch Ireland are conscious of different activity schedules for players (and parents), and we hope everybody can make as many sessions as possible. We will also be looking to hold further weekend only sessions in September/October 2021.

To allow us get an understanding of the numbers attending each session, we would ask that you complete the sign-up link below:
Sign-up link –

If you have any friends or family who would like to try softball but did not make the intro session, that is not probllem, they are more than welcome to attend any of the above sessions and we wuld as they complete the link above.

Looking forward to seeing the girls back on the softball field!

Coach Licencing – Grassroots Softball

The WBSC launched a new e-learning platform called the ‘WBSC
Academy’ as part of the WBSC’s broader digitalization offering, which includes several online services and tools available to all its members.

The Academy is intended to be a development tool aimed to facilitate Athletes, Coaches, Officials and National Federations to perform efficient self-learning of the various topics related to Softball.

Fastpitch Ireland will be taking a blended learning approach to the Grassroots Softball Educator course, coaches are asked to view the on-line videos, complete an on-line survey and then attend a 90 minute in person coaching session. The on-line element of the course is available in the Fastpitch Ireland Coaching Hub.

Speaking on the lauch of the Grassroots Softball Course, Fastpitch Ireland Director and WNT Head Coach Melanie Cunningham said “Teaching new players of any age the basic fundamentals of softball is the key foundation to players remaining in the sport and to growing the game in Ireland. We are delighed that the WBSC through the WBSC Academy have provided an outstanding e-learning platform for National Federations. The e-learning platform together with Fastptich Ireland in-person sessions will provide the perfect blended approach to ensure that all new players to our sport are introduced properly to Softball.”

Upon finishing the three stages of the course, a certificate of completion will be awarded and the journey to achieving the coaching qualifications will have begun.