2017/18 Homeplate Ladder Program update

2017/18 Homeplate Ladder Program update

Into the home straight of the Homeplate Ladder Program for 2017/18 with 17 clubs and 3 associations already accomplishing the ultimate recognition for softball affiliates, Homeplate Status.

Congratulations to Wahroonga Softball Club, an affiliate of North Shore Softball Association in NSW, Blue Mountains Softball Club an affiliate of Penrith City Softball Association in NSW, Rouse Hill Rams Softball Club, an affiliate of Hornsby Softball Association in NSW, Narellan Sportz Softball Club, an affiliate of Macarthur Softball Association in NSW and Scorpions Softball Club, an affiliate of Redlands Softball Association in Qld who have emerged as contenders to finish on top of the Homeplate Ladder for clubs in 2017/18. For a full list of clubs to have achieved Homeplate status in 2017/18 and clubs on the verge of achieving Homeplate status, click here to view the live Top 30 Homeplate Ladder for clubs.

Congratulations also to Casey Softball Association and Keilor Park Softball Association, affiliates of Softball Victoria, who have moved into top and third spots respectively on the live Top 20 Homeplate Ladder for associations, with Rockingham City and Districts Softball Association, an affiliate of Softball WA, currently in second place. Click here to view the live Top 20 Homeplate Ladder for associations.

All these clubs and associations have achieved Homeplate status by demonstrating best practice governance, planning, implementing successful strategies – all of which have resulted in substantial membership growth, delivered national participation programs such as Softball Batter Up and Social 7s with great success, participated or delivered accreditation courses for their members and training for their volunteers. A feature story will be published on each of these clubs and associations detailing their success and how they achieved it in an upcoming edition of Homeplate News. All clubs and associations that achieve Homeplate status will also receive a fence banner and special lock up logo recognising their achievement that clubs and associations can use for branding to promote themselves on their print material and online on their website and social media platforms.

Clubs and associations still have time to achieve Homeplate status but be quick as the program for 17/18 ends on 30 June. Opportunities to score points are still available through various avenues including posting membership growth, member retention, developing and implementing an action plan, delivering National Participation programs, implementing a participant to member conversion strategy, participating or delivering Coach, Umpiring and Scoring Accreditation courses and completing Volunteer Training by 30 June 2018.

If you would like to know where your club or association currently stands, email clubdevelopment@softball.org.au