Why do we have to pay a Post-Provincial Bond?

Each year, Softball Alberta has to commit a certain number of teams that will be participating in Post-Provincial Championships to Softball Canada. The number of teams determined is based on each team’s submitted Letter of Intent. If Softball Alberta does not fulfill its committed number of teams, a fine is levied against Softball Alberta and the team which has backed out of their commitment. This is why we collect the Bond – it is then returned to each team, once they have fulfilled their commitment to Provincials, and/or Post-Provincial play.