2025 Canada Summer Games
August 8-24, 2025
St. John’s, NL

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Ryan Grant

Head Coach Ryan Grant brings a wealth of experience in softball to Team Alberta. He has held coaching roles at various levels, including the Great Britain National Team, Senior A Men’s teams, and minor softball teams. Previously a high school teacher, Ryan is now a trainer and owns Krank Fitness, an athlete training facility in Calgary. His expertise has been recognized, as Impact Magazine selected him twice as Canada’s Top Instructor. Over the years, he has conducted softball skills and pitching clinics across Alberta and Saskatchewan.

As a player, Ryan has earned a Gold Medal at the Canada Games and achieved 15 Provincial and 3 Western Canadian Championship titles. He has also collected multiple silver and bronze medals in various championships, including Canadian, Western Canadian, and Provincial competitions. Throughout his career, he played for teams in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, and he also spent seasons playing for the Great Britain National Team and a season in Australia.  Ryan has been previously selected as Softball Alberta’s Male Athlete of the Year. He has also earned multiple MVP and Top Player Awards at all levels.

Beyond softball, Ryan is a proud father of 2 and is actively involved in coaching hockey and competing in golf long drive. As a member and captain of Team Canada Golf Long Drive for five years, he has participated in numerous world and national championships. Currently, he is ranked 4th in the senior category in Canada.

With great enthusiasm, Ryan looks forward to leading a talented group of athletes over the next 2 years as they prepare to represent Alberta at the prestigious Canada Summer Games in Newfoundland.

Assistant Coach: Rhonda Walker

Rhonda is currently a coach with the up and coming Beaumont Blitz Association. She is CanPitch Regional Pitching Instructor Trained and has been coaching pitchers for over 25 years.

As a player she is a 2 time National Champion along side several silver and bronze finishes. She is also a 2 time Softball Alberta Player of the Year award recipient. She lead her NJCAA Gulf Coast Commodores to a third place national finish. She then went on to play for NCAA Division 1 Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.

As a coach, Rhonda believes that a positive culture creates great teammates. She hopes to pass on her elite experience and knowledge to the next generation of athletes.


The Canada Summer Games is an unparalleled platform that brings together thousands of talented athletes, coaches, managers and officials from across the country in the largest multi-sport games held in Canada. It showcases the pinnacle of sportsmanship, highlighting the incredible talents of our youth. These Games hold the potential to create a lasting impact on Canada’s next generation of national, international, and Olympic Champions.

The Canada Games foster a spirit of unity that transcends provincial and territorial boundaries. Athletes and participants connect in ways that extend beyond the field of play, forming friendships deeply rooted in a collective passion for amateur sport in Canada.

After 2 extremely successful tryout camps in September 2023, the Team Alberta coaching staff has reduced the athlete pool to a smaller group. Any further tryouts will be invite only – thank you for your participation in the 2025 Canada Summer Games program!