To hit home runs on the field, clubs need a great team in the dugout too.

The City of Gosnells supported local baseball, softball and teeball coaches to step up to the plate on Thursday evening, 16 September, thanks to the help of coaches from Perth Heat.

Perth Heat Manager Andy Kyle, Community Coach Conor Lourey and Director of Diamond Fitness Dean White took 23 participants through their paces at the Better Up coaching clinic.

City of Gosnells Chief Executive Officer Ian Cowie said Better Up had been well received by participants.

“With 26 baseball, softball and teeball clubs within our boundaries, diamond sports are extremely popular in the City of Gosnells,” he said.

“The Better Up coaching clinic was aimed at supporting these clubs to provide more opportunities to local residents to lead more active lifestyles and be more involved in community activities.”

The clinic focused on how to prepare coaching sessions, how to improve player skills, team management, leadership, mental preparation, and player strength and conditioning.

Better Up was presented by the City of Gosnells, with support from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Baseball WA and Perth Heat.

It is part of the City’s Just for Clubs program, which supports local sporting clubs.