Tim Hortons becomes new Title Sponsor
Softball Canada is extremely pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with Tim Hortons as the new title sponsor of the Tim Hortons Learn to Play Program. Under the terms of the new four-year agreement, Tim Hortons will help Softball Canada grow the program throughout the country.
“Our Learn to Play Program is an exceptional program to give young athletes their first experience with the sport of softball in a relaxed and fun-filled environment” said Softball Canada President Kevin Quinn. “The program’s manual allows first time coaches and educators to feel comfortable they have the tools needed to teach young athletes about our sport. We would like to thank Tim Hortons for their assistance as the title sponsor of this fantastic program and we look forward to working with them to help increase participation at the grassroots level.”
For more information, click here.
Track your Coach Training
Maintenance of Certification launched January 1, 2014, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to track your training and the professional development points you’ve earned. Check out our new Maintenance of Certification webpage, and login to the Locker to check out your updated transcript -- complete with the number of professional development points you need, and the amount of time you have to earn them. What are you waiting for – start collecting your professional development points TODAY! For more information click here.
2014 Zone Transfer Information
Zone Transfer Memo
Zone Transfer Form
**Upon completion of the process**–
Once the “receiving” and “releasing” organizations have approved the request – please forward a copy via email to the ‘releasing’ Zone District Organizer. If the releasing ’Zone District Organizer’ approves the Transfer Request – they will then forward a copy back to the player / parents. (& to the ‘receiving’ Zone District Organizer, Executive Director & Minor Director).
If the Transfer Request is not approved by either the “receiving” or “releasing” organizations - then the releasing District Organizer will: review it, investigate the information on it, forward a copy of the request and consults with receiving District Organizer and the Minor Director. Once a decision is made – the releasing District Organizer will email all parties involved.
2015 Western Canada Summer Games
The 2015 Western Canada Summer Games are set to take place in Fort McMurray from August 11-15, 2015.
Tryout dates are scheduled as follows:
May 24, 2014 - Leduc, AB
May 25, 2014 - Calgary, AB
For more information and a registration form click here.
Please note that the following fees for NCCP online evaluations will be implemented on April 1, 2014.
Make Ethical Decisions (all streams): $85.00
Managing Conflict: $85.00
Leading Drug-free Sport: $85.00
As a reminder, here are some points of clarification related to these fees (as originally sent out in August 2013):
Coaches who have completed the corresponding multi-sport module training will not have to pay for the online evaluation for that module and will have unlimited attempts at passing the evaluation;
Coaches who have completed the corresponding module component as part of an integrated sport program, will not have to pay for the online evaluation for that module and will also have unlimited attempts at passing the evaluation;
This Board directive and the related fees only apply to those coaches who choose to go directly to the online evaluation without completing the training in advance;
This Board directive is consistent with valuing the high-quality NCCP training provided by all of our partners across the country, and to ensure that all coaches in the system are contributing to the ongoing development and success of the NCCP;
This Board directive is also consistent with what is being implemented by the sports when a coach demonstrates prior learning and goes directly to the sport specific evaluation components and are charged a fee;
As with all revenue collected, these fees will be re-invested into the continued development and on-going maintenance of the NCCP in the best interest of all partners.
A series of FAQs has been created and is now posted to coach.ca here.
Umpire clinic - Open for any U10 or U12 Association
If you have coaches, parents, or siblings that are interested in getting to know the rules and the game of umpiring.
Please contact Terry Richter at
or 780 616 8885
Softball Canada Establishes Male Fastpitch Review Committee
Softball Canada is pleased to announce that a Male Fastpitch Review Committee has been established to review all aspects of the male game in Canada. A workshop was held at the Softball Canada Annual General Meeting in November to gather feedback from the membership based on their provincial play. The primary goals of the committee are to determine the long term desired state of Male Fastpitch and create a long term direction and plan to achieve that state.
The first Male Fastpitch Committee meeting was held in February, 2014. An action plan from that meeting is being developed.
The committee is chaired by Bryan Kosteroski (Saskatoon, SK) and members include Softball Canada President Kevin Quinn (Charlottetown, PEI), Board member Al Harrison (Wingham, ON), Softball Canada CEO Hugh Mitchener (Ottawa, ON) and Manager – National Teams and Canadian Championships Mike Branchaud (Ottawa, ON). Other members include seven experienced Male Fastpitch people from across the country, including Lee Cose (NL), Scott Willis (NB), Mathieu Roy (QC), Jean-Yves Doucet (QC), Jamie Simpson (ON), Gary MacDonald (SK) and John Stuart (BC).
Should you wish to provide any input on any aspect of the Male Fastpitch game to the committee please contact your local Provincial/Territorial representative or contact Bryan Kosteroski (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mike Branchaud, (email@example.com) or any committee member.