Softball Ontario’s Coaching Committee is pleased to announce four (4) openings on its volunteer Coaches Committee

coaches

 

Softball Ontario’s Coaches program mandate is to create and implement coaching development programs that improve and enhance the quality of softball coaching in Ontario. Our Coaches program offers the following services:

  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) – Community Sport Stream and the Competitive Sport Stream contexts
  • Workshops- Beyond the NCCP – interactive clinics for Coaches
  • Professional Development Point Opportunities- in person workshops and Webinar Series
  • Coaches Conferences/Symposiums- host and provide coach education opportunities for softball coaches
  • Coach Resources/Materials- designed specifically for softball coaches

Successful candidates will take a leadership role in the development of the Coaching Program in Ontario through: assisting on the creation of program goals and objectives for the Coaches Committee, representing the Coaches Program in the community and working to provide coach education opportunities.

Coaches Committee members will be expected to attend all committee meetings (approximately two (2) per year) as well as facilitate two (2) National Coaching Certification Program clinics. Ideally, a Coaches Committee Member will have experience coaching softball in addition to the following qualifications and responsibilities:

Qualifications:

  • Good communication and administrative skills
  • A willingness to do tasks as assigned by Softball Ontario Coaches Chairman
  • A keen interest in Coach Development
  • Coaching experience is an asset
  • A good understanding of the National Coaching Certification Program
  • Must be Certified in Competition-Introduction, Softball
  • Must sign Softball Ontario’s Confidentially Agreement
  • Must complete Softball Ontario’s Volunteer Application

Responsibilities:

  • Attend all Coaching Committee Meetings
  • Receive and review all materials/meeting minutes distributed by Softball Ontario
  • Complete tasks assigned by the Coaches Committee and/or Chair
  • Help promote the Softball Ontario Coaches Program and the National Coaches Certification Program for Softball
  • Instruct/Facilitate Coaches Clinic(s)
  • Submit articles for Coaches Clipboard
  • Be a mentor to another softball coach if requested

How to Apply

All interested candidates are asked to apply in writing, expressing your interest in a cover letter along with a detailed resume outlining your softball and coaching background and qualifications for this position. Applications should be received by the Softball Ontario office no later than at Friday, September 27, 2019, 4:30 pm.

Email your resume to Steph Sutton, Technical Program Specialist at ssutton@softballontario.ca for consideration.

2019 WBSC U19 Women’s World Cup – Day 6

15 August 2019 | Gilles LeBlanc |

Irvine, Calif. – The Canadian Junior Women’s National Softball Team put itself in a great position to compete for a medal at the WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup with a 5-3 win over China and a 7-0 victory over Australia on Thursday. Canada (4-2) will close the Super Round against Puerto Rico (1-4) at 5:30pm PDT (8:30pm EDT) on Friday.

In the first game against China, Canada jumped out to an early lead as Kendra Falby (Tampa, Fla.) led off with a single, stole second and scored on a single to center by Allyse Volpe (Scarborough, Ont.). After Volpe stole second, Alexis Lucyshyn (Calgary, Alta.) hit a ground ball up the middle to score Volpe to give Canada a 2-0 lead. China tied the game up in the third by taking advantage of an error and three singles to push two runs in to score.

Canada was able to regain the lead in the bottom half of the fifth when Volpe laced a one-out triple to right and scored on a sacrifice fly to left by Lauren Benson (Surrey, B.C.). The red and white added a pair of insurance runs the following inning, as Mia Valcke (St. Marys, Ont.) led off with a single, was sacrificed to second and later scored on a single by Falby, with the other run scoring on a fielder’s choice to make the score 5-2. China was able to get one run in the top of the seventh but that was as close as they would get.

Box Score: Canada 5 vs. China 3

Falby and Volpe led Canada at the plate with two hits and a run batted in each, with Falby adding four stolen bases and Benson driving in two runs. In the pitcher’s circle, Lucyshyn picked up the win by scattering two runs on six hits and striking out four batters in five innings of work. Kianna Jones (Surrey, B.C.) registered the save, allowing one run on three hits and two strikeouts in two innings of relief.

Against Australia, Samantha Ryan (Monroe, N.Y.) and Maddie Hickingbottom (Glen Williams, Ont.)  shared the pitching duties with three innings a piece and combined for a no-hitter in the six inning win. The Canadian bats picked up right where they left off earlier in the day, with Rebecca Jones (Toronto, Ont.) connecting with a one-out triple to center before scoring on a double down the left field line by Benson. A single by Grace Messmer (Surrey, B.C.) moved Benson over to third followed by a sacrifice fly by Lucyshyn to give Canada another 2-0 lead after one inning of play.

In the bottom of the second, Canada poured on offensively as Cameryn Maykut (Winnipeg, Man.) and Falby hit back-to-back one-out doubles followed by a walk to load the bases, with Messmer coming up with a key two-run single with two outs followed by an RBI single by Lucyshyn to give Canada a 5-0 lead. In the third, Valcke led off with a single and advanced to third on an error before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Maykut. Canada put the game away in the bottom of the sixth when Falby walked, stole second, advanced to third on a deep fly ball and scored on an error to end the game on the run rule.

Box Score: Canada 7 vs. Australia 0

Ryan got the pitching start for Canada and held Australia hitless while issuing only one walk and striking out one over the first three innings. Hickingbottom was just as effective, also walking only one batter and striking out three in her three innings in the circle. At the plate, Messmer went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in with Falby, Benson and Maykut each adding a double. Lucyshyn drove in two runs.

The two wins improved Canada’s Super Round record to 4-2, good for third behind Japan (5-0) and the United States (4-0). There is currently a three way tie between Chinese Taipei, Australia and Mexico at 2-3. The top two records after the Super Round will play for Gold on Saturday, with the following two team competing for Bronze.

 

Softball Ontario Website Launch- All New User Friendly Features

Welcome to Softball Ontario’s brand new website! All the Softball information you need in a couple of clicks.

Registration

Looking to register with Softball Ontario in one of our programs? Check out our dedicated pages to find all the information you need and then register with ease. Are you a coach looking for a clinic near you? Search our calendar and register right away. Umpires, coaches, athletes and members association will all benefit from our guided process.

Questions? Check out our FAQ section or resources.

Events Calendar

Looking for a Softball event in Ontario? Look no further! Softball Ontario’s events calendar will feature all Softball Ontario and it’s Member Association events linking you to the most current information. Events such as Clinics, Workshops, Professional Development events, Provincial Championships, local softball tournaments and more!

This is a great promotional tool for local softball associations to use to help get the word out about their event. It is easy to do- just become a Member of Softball Ontario today and start enjoying the benefits!

Software Benefits

Softball Ontario has partnered with SportLomo to showcase its sleek webpage design and innovative software for Umpire Registration, Competitions and Clinic Registration. As a member of Softball Ontario, local softball associations will have untethered access to all amenities of SportLomo partnership.

Looking to revamp your player/athlete registration process? SportLomo can assist in setting up a customizable digital registration portal and that can double as a comprehensive local softball association data base. You will have the ability to schedule all local softball competitions using SportLomo’s mobile friendly app.

League Finder

Looking for a place to play Softball in Ontario? Check out our new League Finder menu to find the closest programming to you. Any softball enthusiastic (experienced and newcomers alike) can find local softball associations in their region by selecting from a drop-down menu.

Not sure of your region? Don’t worry! All of Softball Ontario’s local softball associations are geo-tagged making it easier to find the closest place to play ball. Be sure to check out our map to connect with other local softball associations from all over the province.

Online Store

Check out our new Shopify On-line store! Pick up Coaches Guides; Softball Canada Rule books; LTPD friendly softball equipment, multi-media resources and our new Provincial clothing. Simple selection and check out process integrated into our website.

Remember all Softball Ontario members received 15% off technical items from our online store!

2019 Select Provincials Recap

Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!

U14 Female House League Select Provincials- Hosted by Kingston Jr. Gaels

1st- Kenmore Heat | 2nd- St. George Spartans | 3rd- Gloucester (GSYSA) Select

 

U12 Female House League Select Provincials- Hosted by Walkerton Rockets

1st- Walkerton Rockets | 2nd- Milton Purple Bats | 3rd- Tara Twins

U16 Female House League Select Provincials- Hosted by Walkerton Rockets

1st- St. George Spartans | 2nd- St. Marys | 3rd- Listowel Legends

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Rowan’s Law: Concussion Safety effective July 1, 2019

 

A concussion can happen to anyone, anywhere. While the effects are typically short-term, a concussion is a serious injury that can lead to long-lasting symptoms and long-term effects.

In Ontario, Rowan’s Law makes it mandatory for sport organizations to follow specific rules and protocols to protect athletes and participants from the effects of a concussion.

 

PRESS RELEASE: 2019 Female House League Select Provincials

ANNOUNCEMENT: Walkerton Minor Softball and Greater Kingston Softball Association have been selected as the 2019 Female House League Select Provincial hosts. The fun kicks off with the U14 Provincials in Kingston on July 20-21, 2019. A week later on July 27-28, 2019 teams in the U12 and U16 division will gather at the beautiful 3 diamond park in Walkerton, ON to declare a provincial champion.

EVENT DETAILS:

U12/U16 Location: 290 Durham St. W, Walkerton, ON, N0G2V0

U14 Location: Cloverdale Park- 1030 Sunnyside Rd. Kingston, ON K0H 1M0

Team Entry Price: $395.50

 

After introducing a number of new items last year, we are looking to take another step and provide even more surprises this year.

Don’t miss this chance to compete against teams from all over Ontario and experience the provincial difference! Registration information will be released shortly.

For more information contact:
Nathan Didone | ndidone@softballontario.ca | (416) 426-7150 Ext. 104