COMMUNITY SOFTBALL

The Community Softball context is typically for either youth participating in a recreational environment, or masters participants participating for recreation, fitness, and socialization reasons. The participants are in the Active for Life stage of long-term athlete development. The role of the coach is to encourage participants to continue their involvement in the sport.

For Softball Alberta Provincial Championships in categories that do not lead to a Western or Canadian Championship, at least one coach must be Community Softball Trained. Trained status is granted once a coach has completed the Foundations of Coaching Softball pre-requisite,  attended all portions of the Community Softball clinic and completed their Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation.

There are now two clinic formats offered. A Hybrid clinic pathway involves 1 online module (scheduled over Zoom) and 1 hybrid day held in person for the remaining modules. The online module can be completed before or after attending the hybrid day. The other format is offered completely in person over 1 or 1.5 days – all modules are held at a facility with the group of coaches attending. However, once a coach has begun their Community Softball training in either the Hybrid Pathway or the In Person Pathway, they must continue in that same one for the duration of their Community Softball training.

SCHEDULED CLINICS

In Person Community Softball

*Do not sign up for a Community Softball Online Module*

Hosted by: Lacombe Girls Softball

Date: June 4

Location: Lacombe – exact location will be emailed to registered coaches

Registration: Softball Alberta : RAMP Registrations

In Person Community Softball

*Do not sign up for a Community Softball Online Module*

Hosted by: Grande Prairie Pirates Fastball

Date: June 12

Location: Coca Cola Center – Grande Prairie

Registration: Softball Alberta : RAMP Registrations

PAST CLINICS

Community Softball Online Module

Date: Tuesday, May 17 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Online Platform: Zoom

Community Softball Online Module

Date: Thursday, May 12 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Online Platform: Zoom

Community Softball Online Module

Date: Tuesday, May 10 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Online Platform: Zoom

Community Softball Hybrid Day

Hosted by: Bonnyville Minor Ball

Date: April 30

Location: Notre Dame High School, Bonnyville

Community Softball Hybrid Day

Hosted by: Parkland Minor Ball

Date: April 30

Location: Ecole Broxton Park School, Spruce Grove

Community Softball Hybrid Day

Hosted by: Sundre Minor Ball

Date: April 23

Location: Sundre Community Centre

Community Softball Hybrid Day

Hosted by: Brooks Minor Ball

Date: March 27

Location: Duchess Recreation Centre

Community Softball Hybrid Day

Hosted by: Sylvan Lake Minor Ball

Date: April 9

Location: Sylvan Lake Community Centre

Community Softball Online Module

Date: Monday, April 18 – 1:00-4:00 pm

Online Platform: Zoom

If you don’t see a clinic near you, are you interested in hosting a Community Softball Clinic? Read through these requirements and contact our Program Coordinator Kim Abma.