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

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.

Tryout Camps

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Turf Training Centre 1 – 5820 59 Ave NW, Edmonton

Registration: $30 – Register Here

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Fred Redhead

Fred’s coaching experience varies all the way from U10 Boys in Irma to Senior Men’s Fastpitch.

Coaching Highlights:

  • 2005 Peewee Boys Western Canadian Champions
  • 2007 Bantam Boys Western Canadian Champions
  • 2009 & 2010 Midget Men’s Canadian Championships
  • 2011 Junior Men’s Canadian Championships
  • 2012 Senior B Men’s Western Canadian Silver medal
  • 2013 U21 Men’s ISA Silver medal
  • 2014 Canadian Junior Men’s National Team Assistant Coach
  • 2021 Canada Summer Games Team Alberta Men’s Softball Assistant coach
  • 2022 & 2023 Canadian Native Fastpitch Men’s Gold medal (STK Fastpitch)

Fred’s playing career started with his hometown Edgerton Eagles Men’s Fastpitch. He then played Junior Men’s provincials with Chauvin Coltsand & Irma Lancers. Fred also has 2 children, Bryn and Colby, who both played college baseball and softball at Graceland University in Iowa.

Fred: “It is a privilege to represent Softball Alberta and our province in the 2025 Canada Summer Games. I look forward to working with players, coaching staff and parents on our journey to St. John’s.

Assistant Coach: Jason Reinhart

Jason brings experience from both playing and coaching fastpitch softball to Team Alberta. He currently is Vice-President and coaches within the Fort Saskatchewan Sliders Minor Fastball Association. He also serves as a Minor Delegate for Zone 5 within Softball Alberta. In the summer of 2023, Jason was selected to coach Zone 5 in the Alberta Summer Games where his team finished 4th. Although Fort Saskatchewan is a relatively new fastpitch organization, Jason’s coaching resume may not be adorned with numerous high accolades just yet, but the U19 team he coached in 2021 achieved notable success by earning a silver medal in both the GEMSA league and the provincial championships.

Jason’s journey in fastpitch started at the T-ball level, and to this day, he remains an active player. At the age of 10, he wandered into competitive competition in the fastpitch thriving community of Chauvin, AB. Playing for the U18 team was the only option given the town’s population size and this is where Jason truly developed the love of the game in those years, as his statistics were less than stellar! Throughout his playing career, Jason has participated in numerous Provincial Championships, Western Canadian Championships, three ISC world tournaments, and four Canadian National Championships with his most recent appearances at the ISC’s and Nationals in 2023.

Jason’s journey with Team Alberta has now come full circle, transitioning from a player who competed in the 1997 Canada Summer Games to his current role as an assistant coach for the 2025 Canada Summer Games. He firmly believes that creating a positive coaching environment is essential for attaining team success and building enduring friendships within the fastpitch community. With great excitement, Jason eagerly anticipates working with these young athletes, driven by a passion to share his knowledge and experiences as a player/coach with the next generation of fastpitch players.

Manager: Blair Stout