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U14 Boys - March 2019

New South Wales Softball Association are hosting a youth boys tournament in Sydney which includes a visiting team from Japan. The ISA New Zealand Academy  were again extended an exclusive invitation to send an ISA New Zealand U14 Boys and 2019 for the first yeat an Under 14 Girls team to participate in the tournament.
 

NSW U14 Invitation International Challenge

Date: Tuesday 19th March - Monday 25 March

Tournament: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March

Location: Blacktown International Sports Park Park (Sydney, Australia)

Team Manager: Diane Waterhouse

Coaches: Peter Doherty - Arguably the cream of the crop of youth softball coaches in New South Wales, a seecond coach is yet to be appointed

Cost: Estimate $2,750pp

Itinerary   - Note we have a couple of spots on this for parents

Day 1- Tuesday 20th March

Early flight ex Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch to Sydney (NOTE all pricing is based on flight ex Auckland/Wellington & Christchurch - the cost of players transport to these centre is yours)

Afternoon skills camp

Warm up Games - at Stanhope, Majestic Drive v Cumberland Naepean Softball

Day 2 Wednesday

Morning & Afternoon skills camp

Entertainment at Theatre Show Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Evening Warm up Games - Georges River, Kelso Park, 565 Henry Lawson Dr, Panania NSW 2213

Day 3 - Thursday

Training -

Warm up Games - Southern Districts for games against U15 Boys - Jacquie Osmond Reserve, Station Street Warwick Farm

Day 4 - Friday

Training

12.30pm departure for Luna Park, Opera House visit driving across the Harbour Bridge

Paddys Market Visit

Day 5

Tournament

Day 6 - Sunday

Tournament

If time permits we will watch the Warriors v Tigers League game at Campbelltown

Evening pack for trip Home

Day 7- Monday 26th - travel home

Visit Blacktown Shopping Centre on way to Airport

Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the costs - this excludes meals on the flights and lunch/dinner on the last day. Although we will have plenty of food at the accommodation and players are welcome to make there own meals for the last day. IT HAS NOT HAPPENDED YET.

Interested email Craig@ISA.org.nz or click on the REGISTER Tab above

OPEN WOMEN - AUGUST 2019 Europe

ISA New Zealand are of the European Softball Federation (ESF) Women’s European Winners Cup in August 2019. We won the European Cup last year and got promotion to the Winners Cup The location will not be confirmed until February, but it will be in the Czech Republic, Prague or Netherlands.

Tour Dates: Depart New Zealand on the 13th or 14th August returning on 27th August

Inclusions: 8 warm up games in advance of the Tournament at various locations. Visiting the Museums, see European history in city tours, a Hop-on Hop-off Tour, opening eyes to the marvellous sights of Europe.

The European Softball Federation (ESF) is a non-profit sports organization that connects and represents all European National Softball Federations on a European-wide level.  The ESF itself is a member of the WBSC Softball Division (International Softball Federation)

Today, there are 33 affiliated National Federations: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.

European Softball Federation (ESF)  WOMENS Éuropean Winners Cup (XXV)

Tournament: Monday 19th  to Saturday 24th August

Location:  To be advise

Team Manager: Diane & Craig Waterhouse

Head Coach: Jamie Brear

Transport 2 x 9 Seater vans

Cost: $5,600pp

Itinerary from Last years Tour when the Tournament was in Turrin, Italy.

Day 1 - Tuesday LAST YEARS TOUR DETAILS

Early ex flight Auckland  

Day 2 - Wednesday

Land in Turin/ pick up transport and check into Hotel

Team walk about

Evening training

Day 3 - Thursday LAST YEARS TOUR DETAILS

Training

1/2 day visit to Piazza del Campo

Day 4 - Friday

Hop on Hop off Tour of Turin

Possible visit downtown La Loggia

Possible evening game

Day 5  Saturday

Mini Tournament

Day 6 Sunday LAST YEAR TOUR DETAILS

Date trip to beach, Genoa or Savona for day

Day 7. 8,9,10.11 and Day 12  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

TOURNAMENT with a shopping night

Day 13- Sunday

R & R and prep for flight home

Depart for Auckland

Day 14, 15 - Monday/Tuesday

Flight home land Auckland New Zealand Tuesday

Players make own arrangements for flights to and from Auckland

Interest - either register above or emailCraig@ISA.org.nz

U17/18 Girls - July 2019

Australian Invitational Youth Game - Hunter Region - New South Wales Softball Association are hosting visiting teams from United States and New Zealand with their State Academy Teams in a International U17/18 Girls Softball Tournament at , Western Sydney, at the venue of Baseball & Softball at Sydney Olympics.  The is a new event on the calendar in Australia and New South Wales softball have extended an invitation to the ISA New Zealand Academy to send a team to participate in the tournament.

AUSTRALIAN INVITATIONAL YOUTH GAMES U18 GIRLS Tournament

Date: Depart Monday 8th July to  Monday  15th July

Tournament: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July

Location: Mayfield, NSW, Venue: Stevenson Park, Stevenson Avenue, Mayfield West, Newcastle

Team Manager: TBA

Head Coach: Dean Turner, former New Zealand Black Sox pitcher Paul Algar, and a third coach to be added.

Cost: $2,950pp to $3150 to be finalised

Itinerary

Day 1 - Monday

Early flight Auckland - Sydney

Morning skills camp at Blacktown

Evening Games in Stanhope

Day 2 - Tuesday

Morning/afternoon training run and evening warm up games v Warrick Farm v Southern District

Day 3 - Wednesday

 Morning/afternoon training run and evening warm up games v Campbell Town

Day 4 - Thursday 19th July

Morning trip into downtown Sydney, Darling Harbour, Paddy's Opera House and Harbour Bridge

Evening game v Sutheland at Cornulla

Day 5 - Friday

Morning at Parklea Market

Travel to Newcastle

Day 6 - Saturday

Australian Invitational Youth Games

Day 7 - Sunday

Australian Invitational Youth Games

Day 8 - Monday 23rd July

Pack to head home/ Blacktown Shopping Centre/travel to Airport

Depart on back to New Zealand

Costs are based on flying ex Auckland

Various entertainment will be offered. Outlined itinerary is subject to change based on the softball program and timings. In the past, we have included visits to markets; downtown Sydney; Sydney Opera House; League Games; Sydney Harbour Bridge and tunnel; Outlet shops; Blacktown shopping complex; specialised softball shops; Wildlife Park; Entry costs are covered.

Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the costs - this excludes meals on the flights and lunch on the last day.

Interest - either register above or emailCraig@ISA.org.nz

U15/16 Girls - September/October 2019

New South Wales Softball Association are hosting a youth U17/18 Girls Softball tournament (Blue Blaze Softball Tournament) at the Blacktown International Sports Park, Western Sydney, at the venue of Baseball & Softball at Sydney Olympics.  The ISA New Zealand Academy were again extended an invitation to send an ISA New Zealand U15/16 Girls team to participate in the tournament.

NSW U17/18 GIRLs Blue Blaze Softball Tournament

Date: Depart Friday 27th September to Friday 4th October

Tournament: Monday - Thursday

Location: Blacktown Olympic Park (Sydney, Australia)

Team Manager: Diane & Craig Waterhouse

Head Coach: TBA

Cost: $2,950pp to $3150 to be confirmed

Itinerary

Day 1- Friday

Early flight Auckland - Sydney

Morning skills camp

Evening Games to determine equal split of teams Campbell town

Day 2 - Saturday

One day Festival of Softball, Manly with beqach visit and Opera House visit on way home

Day 3 - Sunday

Training

Warm up game at Stanhope

 Day 4 - Monday Tournament

Day 5- Tuesday Tournament

Day 6 - Wednesday TOURNAMENT

Day 7 - Thursday TOURNAMENT

Day 7 - Friday HOME

Depart on flight back to New Zealand

Although in most cases we will fly via Auckland, we will try and fly your son/daughter back to the closest International Airport depending on flight times; this may mean he travels alone. Where possible we arrange flight from Christchurch and Wellington also.

Various entertainment will be offered. Outlined itinerary is subject to change based on the softball program and timings. In the past, we have included visits to markets; downtown Sydney; Sydney Opera House; League Games; Sydney Harbour Bridge and tunnel; Luna Park Outlet shops; Blacktown shopping complex; specialised softball shops; Any costs are covered.

Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the costs - this excludes meals on the flights and lunch on the last day.

interested - either register above or emailCraig@ISA.org.nz

 

ISA U13 GIRLS - JuLY 2019 13 Days including Disneyland

13 days in softball heaven, including Los Angeles,  we get good crowds to most games. Games in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon Tournament

Saskatoon Softball Association, Saskatchewan Canada are hosting us for 5 days with Exhibition Games, Saskatoon (home of the last men's worlds series including training in Los Angeles, Disneyland for two days and a Baseball game

Coaches:  Israel Nukunuku - former White Sox women and Junior White Sox Assistant Coach. former head coach of the Danish Men’s team and of the Swedish Womens Team

Date: Tuesday 23 July to Sunday 4th August

Tournament: 

                   Super 8 International U14 Girls Invitational Fastpitch Challenge

Cost $5900 includes airfares, accommodation, transport, all meals except at airport, and entertainment costs, and all training, playing and dress clothing.

Team Manager: Diane Waterhouse

Draft Plans

Day 1    Tuesday 23rd July Fly to Saskatoon, stay at Saskatoon Super 8

Day 2     Wednesday, 24th July

Training

                                     Games Bob Van Impe Stadium   Game 1 6:30 pm v Saskatoon Selects  Game 1 8:30 pm v Delisle 

           Day 3  Thursday, 25th July

                                      Training

                                      Bob Van Impe Stadium Game 1 6:30 pm v Saskatoon Selects Game 1 8:30 pm v Warman

             Day 4    Friday, Travel to Melfort for Tournament

             Day 5    Saturday Tournament

             Day 6    Sunday Tournament

              Day 7   Monday – Travel to Los Angeles - Baseball Game

             Day 8    Tuesday – Disneyland

             Day 9    Wednesday Disleyland

Day 10 Shopping and evening Game v local USA U15 Team

Day 11 Depart for Home

Day 12 In Air

Day 13 Sunday 4th August arrive home