News and updates

SMSA-2016-BREAKFAST-GARAGE-SALEPANCAKE BREAKFAST AND GARAGE SALE!

Following the amazing success we had at our COME TRY SOFTBALL! event, we will be having a Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale to fundraise for equipment and diamond maintenance.  It’s a great opportunity to learn about how well the teams and players are doing (and from all accounts, our season is off to an incredible start).

WHEN: Saturday, 28 May 2016 (900am – 1030am)

WHERE: Dugald Community Club

COST (Pancake Breakfast): $8 per person (Children under 12: $3)

All welcome! Players, family, friends!

If you have items that you wish to donate to the garage sale, please email Jenn or call or txt her on 204 541 0181.  The best part?  WE WILL PICK ANYTHING UP!

We’re also in need of volunteers for this event, so if you can help that morning, please be in touch with Kristy on kgroenheide@mts.net


THANK YOU!

Well, the COME TRY SOFTBALL! event was absolutely awesome!  We were so pleased to see our regular players as well as a good number of new players checking out the sport.  We hope everyone had fun.  The coaches also had a chance to meet most parents, which was also excellent.  If you didn’t get one of our Information Sheets/Handouts, you can download here.

Thanks to all the volunteers for the hard work put in to make this event happen.  We will be having other events as the season progresses, so check back on the site often.  Don’t forget, we also have a Facebook group if you wish to join that.

The schedules for all teams are posted on this site (under “Team Schedules” above), so feel free to come out to any of our games to cheer our players on!

If you have any questions during the season, please feel free to email us on springfieldminorsoftball@gmail.com

Blue Skies!

 

COME TRY SOFTBALL! – FRIDAY, 29 APRIL 2016 – Springfield Middle School 

SMSA-COME-TRY-SOFTBALL-2016We will be running a special, one-day-only COME TRY SOFTBALL! event at the Springfield Middle School on Friday, 29 April 2016 from 6pm until 10pm.

New players are very welcome (ages 4 and up)!  Join in with a real practice with trained coaches on site to help you learn the game. Or, just come and see what softball is all about.

SCHEDULE

If your daughter is between 4 and 10 years old as of 31 December of this year: we will be learning to play, practicing some skills and generally having fun from 6pm – 7pm (outside, weather permitting) and then feast on BBQ hot dogs, chips and drinks from 7pm – 8pm.

If your daughter is 11 years old and up as of 31 December of this year: we will start with BBQ hot dogs, chips and drinks from 6pm – 7pm and then break into groups for games, drills and practice from 7pm – 9pm.

PARENTS! WE WANT TO MEET YOU AS WELL!

We will also be holding parents meetings depending on the age of our players. These meeting are an opportunity for parents to meet their daughters’ coaches, discuss team philosophies for the season and hear about the goals and objectives of Association.

6.30pm – 7pm: If your daughter is 11 or older as of 31 December of this year, we will have a parents’ meeting (Indoor, in the multipurpose room)

7pm – 7.30pm: If your daughter is 10 years old or younger as of 31 December of this year, we will have a Parents’ meeting (Indoor, in the multipurpose room)

VOLUNTEERS

The evening will be a pretty full-on affair, so if you’re able to help our (BBQing, shuttling equipment, supervising, cleaning), please email Charmaine.

 

NEW SEASON ABOUT TO BEGIN

The snow is gone, which means it is absolutely time to play softball!

As the new season is about to begin, check your email (the one you provided at registration) for a message from you coach.  Practices are currently be scheduled, and the regular season games are also being set up.

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016 SEASON

Feel free to download and fill out our registration form.

Once completed, please get in touch with us at springfieldminorsoftball@gmail.com and we can make pick up, drop off or mailing arrangements.  As well, you can bring your completed form and payment to any of our Winter Skills clinics.

When we play

Our season usually starts in early May.  Precise times will be posted to this site once this is finalised.  Click on each link to get information on your coach’s name(s) and additional details specific to your team.

All games for U10, U12, U14 and U16 start at 7pm, but most coaches will expect players to arrive at the field no later than 6.30pm.

All games/practices for Learn To Play will likely start at 6.30pm at the Springfield Middle School ball diamond.

WINTER CLINICS ARE NOW RUNNING (NEW REGISTRANTS WELCOME)

We are running winter skills clinics at both the Springfield Middle School and Oakbank Elementary:

GENERAL SKILLS CLINICS – run every Friday night from 7.00pm to 8.15pm in the Springfield Middle School gymnasium.  Register for $25/participant for the rest of the ‘winter’ clinic season.  Drop-ins are ALWAYS welcome at $5/participant.  Click here to download the registration form.

CATCHING / PITCHING CLINICS – run on Wednesday afternoons from 3.30pm to 4.30pm (U12 and below) and 4.30pm to 5.30pm (for girls in U14 and U16) in the large gym at Oakbank Elementary.  Drop-ins welcome at $5/participant/session or $75/participant for the rest of the ‘winter’ clinic season.  Click here to download the registration form.

Even though our clinics are running, new participants are always welcome.  It is a great opportunity for girls to try their hand at softball and have a bit of fun at the same time.

Questions?  Email Charmaine on springfieldminorsoftball@gmail.com

NOTE THAT CLINICS WILL NOT BE RUN ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS IN MARCH AND APRIL:

Friday, 4 March 2016
Friday, 18 March 2016
Friday, 25 March 2016
Friday, 1 April 2016

WE ARE ON FACEBOOK!

Check out (and join) our group on Facebook.

 

UMPIRES NEEDED FOR THE 2016 SEASON

We are in need of umpires for the upcoming season.  If you are interested, get in touch with us on springfieldminorsoftball@gmail.com.


NEW SMSA EXECUTIVE

At our January 2016 Annual General Meeting, the following individuals were confirmed to roles within the Association:

President – Charmaine Bergen
1st Vice President – Jenn Fytros
2nd Vice President – Al Sauve
Secretary – Julie O’Shea
Treasurer – Al Sauve
Umpire-In-Chief – Rhonda Tougas
Registrar – Rhonda Tougas

SUBCOMMITTEES
Sport and Development – Jenn Fytros
Equipment – Perry Ducharme
Webmaster – David Duval