Club and Association Development

Softball Australia and Member States recognise that many of our clubs and associations have limited resourcesWe also recognise that many people involved in running a club or association have so much to do in developing and delivering softball programs, let alone the administrative tasks involved. Softball Australia and our Member States are dedicated to supporting our affiliates to build their capacity and capability to grow and ensure their sustainability.



To relieve the pressure on club resources and volunteers, Softball Australia has developed a dedicated online club development resource centre, Homeplate, providing a one stop shop of tools, templates, resources, information and best practice examples to support our clubs and associations to provide their members and the community the best place to play softball. Click here to register your club and association.


Club Health Check

If your softball club or association is wondering how it is performing off the diamond, there is an easy way to check. Sport Australia’s (formerly Australian Sports Commission’s) Club Health Check is an online self-assessment tool designed to help clubs and associations examine how they are operating. The Checklist addresses a number of different factors that are crucial to the success of a well-run club and association. Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing South Australia has designed the STARCLUB Survey assessment tool for South Australian clubs and associations.


Homeplate Ladder

Homeplate Ladder is Softball Australia’s club and association recognition program established to recognise clubs and associations for implementing best practise governance, management as well as membership growth and retention. For more information click here for the 2019/20 Outline.