Softball Ontario Staff
Providing Support for Ontario’s Softball Umpires Coaches Athletes Administrators
Softball Ontario Board of Directors
Softball Ontario, the sport governing body for softball in Ontario, consists of personnel in both a volunteer and staff capacity. Leading the volunteer component is an elected Board of Directors.
Providing the Board of Directors with information regarding the direction of the organization is a series of committees. These committees – the Ad Hoc Committees of Coaching, House League Development, Fast Pitch Umpires and Slo-Pitch Umpires, LTPD Competition Review, LTPD Technical Programs, and CANpitch manage the day to day operation of the organization within their area of responsibility.
- Tom Buchan of St. Catharines, ON
- Dave Northern of Pickering, ON
- Paddy Fitzgerald-Nolan of Sydenham, ON
- Bruce Collett of Guelph, ON
- Roger Gillespie
- Len Vassos of Mississauga, ON
- Ron Hawthorne of Kanata, ON
- Pat Sparling of Stevensville, ON
- Carl Littlejohns of Innerkip, ON
- Debbie Malisani of Mississauga, ON
- Jamie Simpson of Cambridge, ON
- Peter Timpf of Port Dover, ON
- Andy Triest of Alvinston, ON
Softball Ontario Staff
Position: Office Administrator
Phone: 416-426-7150 ext. 102
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Softball Ontario Coaching Committee
The Softball Ontario Coaching Committee is comprised of six members and a chairman. They meet twice a year (January and September) and report to the Softball Ontario Board of Directors. At these meetings they map out the directions of the Coaching Development programs for the province and address the needs and concerns voiced by the softball coaching community.
The committee is responsible for recruiting and training softball coaches to become learning facilitators/trainers of the new NCCP (National Coaching Certification Programs) and other Softball Ontario designed clinics such as Learn to Coach clinic (designed for the house league and beginner coach), and our Pitcher-Catcher, and Batting for Coaches clinic.
The Coaching Committee’s goal is to serve the coaches of softball who are our direct link to the participants of the sport. It is therefore important that lines of communication are available through our coaches registry program and our expanded web page, so we can meet the needs of all coaches from the house league and Learn to Play coaches through to the Senior Level and Canada Summer Games coaches.
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Softball Ontario CANpitch Committee
The Softball Ontario CANpitch Committee is comprised of seven members and a chairman. They meet twice a year (January and September) and report to the Softball Ontario Board of Directors. At these meetings, the Committee discusses the implementation and delivery of the CANpitch Program for our Ontario participants at the grassroots level and addresses the needs/concerns voiced by the wind-mill pitching community.
The CANpitch Committee is also responsible for recruiting and training Regional Pitching Instructors to become the lead Instructor in delivering the CANpitch Program to our grassroots participants throughout Ontario.
Every year the CANpitch Committee organizes and delivers 6-week training sessions to communities throughout Ontario, reaching out to the grassroots level participants who have little to no pitching experience.
- Elissa Sivel
- Becky Goudy
- Fred Follings
- Todd Martin (Advisory Role)
- Jamie Simpson (Board Liason)
Slo-Pitch Umpire Committee
Slo-Pitch Umpire Personnel
The Slo-Pitch Umpire Committee is under the leadership of the Slo-Pitch Provincial Umpire-in-Chief, who strives to provide quality officiating in Ontario. Both the Fast Pitch and the Slo-Pitch Umpire Committees ensure the proper and efficient delivery of umpire clinics, the on-field evaluation program, provide quality umpires to Provincial and Canadian championships, promote the program, trains qualified clinic instructors/evaluators and looks to the future for the program. The Committee meets twice a year in January and September to plan the upcoming season and discuss the previous. Each Umpire Committee consists of four members – a Provincial Umpire-in-Chief and three Deputies. Serving under the Slo-Pitch Umpire Committee are nine Zone Umpires-in-Chief (ZUICs). Each ZUIC serves one of the nine zones into which Ontario is divided.
Slo – Pitch Umpire Committee
Steve Camus of Welland, ON
Phone: (905) 714-6163
Robert Smith of Ajax, ON
Deputy Umpire-in-Chief, Clinics & Evaluations
David Jones of Grimsby, ON
Deputy Umpire-in-Chief, Tournaments
Phone:905 – 870-5009
Don England of Welland, ON
Deputy Umpire-in-Chief, Recruitment & Retention
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Slo-Pitch Zone Umpires-In-Chief
Essex, Kent, Lambton
Sarah Anderson, St. Joachim, ON
Zone 1 UIC
Middlesex, Elgin, Huron, Oxford, Haldimand-Norfolk
Jim Hasson, Aylmer, ON
Zone 2 UIC
Perth, Wellington, Waterloo, Brant, Grey, Bruce
Jeff McKay, Brantford, ON
Zone 3 UIC
Niagara, Hamilton-Wentworth, Halton
Steve Helwig,Welland, ON
Zone 4 UIC
Zone 5 West
Peel and York (West of Yonge Street)
Howard Kornbluth, Mississauga, ON
Zone 5 (West) UIC
Zone 5 East
Durham and York (East of Yonge Street)
Don Wylie, Oshawa, ON
Zone 5 (East) UIC
Phone: (905) 240-5754
Dufferin, Simcoe, Muskoka
John Blanchette, Angus, ON
Zone 6 UIC
Peterborough, Northumberland, Haliburton, Hastings, Victoria, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac, Prince Edward
Terry Gavas, Kingston, ON
Zone 7 UIC
Renfrew, Lanark, Carleton, Prescott & Russell, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, Leeds-Grenville
Stuart Bowden, Ottawa, ON
Zone 8 UIC
Algoma (Manitoulin), Sudbury, Parry Sound, Nipissing
85 Scarsdale Road, Suite 301
Toronto, ON M3B 2R2