Coach from New Zealand with +25 Years of Experience at Professional/College/High School/Youth Levels available in 2023 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Coach from New Zealand with +25 Years of Experience at Professional/College/High School/Youth Levels available in 2023

Name: Philippa Ward Ormsby

Height: cm

Weight: kg

DOB: November 2, 1968

Date Available: April 7, 2023



Positions: Coach, Youth Coach, Administration

Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach


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As a coach, I am all about development. My philosophy is about value-added. If a player wants to work hard, that is motivation to me! I see coaching as a way to teach life skills, build resilience, and enable players to be the best they can be. I strive to create a positive environment where people come to practice and games because they love the environment, they love softball, and they want to be there.

My strengths are biomechanical analysis, practice organisation, team tactics, and game tactics. I am competent at teaching and coaching both offensive and defensive skills, and work on players owning their decisions. In other words, they learn the game, rather than relying on a coach telling them what to do on the field. I love a challenge, and can coach from Youth to Elite. 

Coaching Experience

1996-Present Coach Various Youth From T-ball right through to U23, and everything in between. Began coaching in 1996 with Under 13 Girls Club team, then progressed to Under 15 (National title), Under 17 Regional Team (National Silver Medal), Under 23 Women (National Title), and Womens Premier (National Silver Medal). Then started back at the beginning, to grow youth programs.
2000-01 Head Coach Sweden Nalsta Club Pro
2001 Head Coach Swedish National Team Pro Winner of European Championships B Section
2002-03 Head Coach Austrian National Team Pro Promoted to A League
2004 Regional Development Coach Softball New Zealand Pro
2007 Assistant Coach New Zealand Junior National Team High School Junior World Championships
2007 Assistant Coach U19 New Zealand National Team College U19 World Championships
2019-20 Head Coach Wellington U15 High School Regional selection team
2021-Present Coach Wellington U17 High School Ran team and coordinated coaches, initiated Winter and Preseason Development Camps. Plan and organise practices, game tactics. Battery Coach, both pitching and catching.
Present Development Manager and Advisor Wellington Premier League Adult
Present Head Coach Tawa Club U19 College


Martina Lackner

Austria Softball Player/Coach

Nicole Jack

President Softball Wellington

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.)


Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self)


Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season


Prior engagements: No


Recent injuries/illnesses: Covid June 2022.


Traveling with a companion: Yes


Educational background: University Degree, Physical Education. I am a High School Teacher.