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Junior Men’s National Team

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Softball Canada is pleased to announce the seventeen (17) athletes who have been selected to represent Canada at the ISF X Junior Men’s World Championship that will take place July 11-20, 2014 in Whitehorse, YT. The final roster was selected by the Junior Men’s National Team coaching staff following a selection camp held last weekend in Brampton, ON.
 
Team Canada will feature one returning player (Taylor Schubada of Irma, AB) from the 2012 Junior Men’s National Team, which finished fourth at the previous ISF Junior Men’s World Championship held in Parana, Argentina in November 2012. The host team from Argentina won Gold in 2012 – becoming the very first South American country to win the World title in any category – while Japan earned Silver and Australia took Bronze.
 
Congratulations to the ALBERTA athletes / coaches / umpires who will represent Canada at the ISF X Junior Men’s World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon from July 11-20 are:
 
Athletes

Justin Ganie - Irma
Zachary MacKay- Irma
Taylor Schubada - Irma

Coaching Staff

Head Coach -Jim Jones / Leduc
Assistant Coach - Fed Redhead / Leduc

Umpires

Daryl Helmer - Calgary
Terry Richter - Sherwood Park

 A total of ten (10) teams will participate at the event, with a single round robin format in the preliminary round. The top four teams will advance to the page playoff round while the bottom six teams will compete in a consolation playoff round.

 

CASINO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Thursday/Friday Sept 4 & 5, 2014

Casino Edmonton on Argyll Road

Due to longer facility hours, 3 shifts of volunteers are required. We currently need Cashiers, Chip Runners, and Count Room people to cover the following shifts:

9:00am - 4:00pm

3:30pm - 10:00pm

9:30pm - 3:30am

Please contact the office or Shelley Jones @ 780-463-1593 or email: shelley102755@gmail.com

Volunteer application form deadline is July 1, 2014 and are available at aglc.ca

 

Softball Alberta's South Development Camp

Players will be exposed to both basic and advanced skills in hitting, fielding, throwing and catching. Instruction of these skills will be delivered through Softball Alberta certified coaches. This camp is offered to male/female in categories U12-U14.

Date: June 21, 2014
Location: Newcastle Park Diamonds in Drumheller (From downtown Drumheller at the corner of main street (Centre Street) and 3rd Avenue travel west on 3rd to Newcastle Trail. Turn left on Newcastle and continue to 10th Street West. Turn right onto 10th Street and continue - crossing 2nd Avenue - before arriving at the entrance to the park).
Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (one hour break for lunch)

Printable Registration Form

Fillable Registration Form

Please return registration forms to jackie@softballalberta.ca. For questions or concerns please contact Jackie as well.

 

2017 Canada Summer Games

Softball Canada and Softball Alberta are extremely pleased to announce that the Canada Games Council has selected both men’s and women’s softball for the 2017 Canada Summer Games program. The sport of softball has been part of the Canada Summer Games since 1969, but the men’s competition was not selected for the 2009 and 2013 Games. Thus, the men’s competition will return to the program in 2017.

Click here for more informaton.

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 
SOFTBALL ALBERTA

Softball Canada Strategic Plan Survey

Softball Canada is developing a strategic plan for 2015-2018 and would appreciate any feedback regarding any of their programs. They have introduced a survey where this information can be provided from anyone including local associations, tournament hosts, board members, players, coaches and officials. To access the survey please click on the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K522NKC

 

 

2015 WESTERN CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP HOST SITES NEEDED FOR U18 BOYS & GIRLS AND MASTERS MEN & WOMEN

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

 

 

 

2014 PROVINCIAL RESULTS

CLICK HERE

 

 

 

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.

Attention Coaches:

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.