Coach from New Zealand with +25 Years of Experience at Professional/College/High School/Youth Levels available in 2023
Name: Philippa Ward Ormsby
DOB: November 2, 1968
Date Available: April 7, 2023
Positions: Coach, Youth Coach, Administration
Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach
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.
|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|
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.