2020 Registration now live

Registration for the upcoming 2020 regular season is now live. To register, click on the following link:

You will need a TeamSnap account to register, but TeamSnap will ultimately be used by your player’s coach during the season to update you and your family with game and practice details.

Everyone at SMSA is looking forward to another sensational season. Bring on Spring!

And don’t forget, to get you player ready and raring to go for the 2020 season, we are running indoor skills clinics throughout the winter months. They start on 14 February, with the first clinic being held at the Springfield Collegiate gymnasium. Updates will be posted to our clinics page, but to ensure you receive updates as quickly as possible, please consider registering.

Time for a re-brand! And you can help!

Springfield Heat🔥needs a new name and we need your help. Please send any and all of your suggestions to our inbox on our Facebook or Instagram page. If your name is chosen, you will receive a gift certificate to use towards the purchase of Springfield Minor Softball Association merchandise!!🎁🥎

Contest ends December 25th.

SMSA AGM Announcement

Please join us for SMSA’S annual AGM!

When: 24 October 2019 @ 730pm
Where: One Insurance Arena (Oakbank) Common Room
Why: to review this past year, discuss what we can do better in 2020, and fill some executive roles.

We know that there are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, softball enthusiasts out there. The program can’t continue to grow momentum without you!

All are welcome and encouraged to attend! 

Pitching clinics!

Our fall / winter pitching clinics, with Clinician Ruth Hiebert begin this Monday, October 7th at SCI from 7:30-9:30pm.

Each pitcher must provide a catcher or make other arrangements if this is not possible.

Players wanting to develop catching skills are invited to join the clinic at no charge for practical experience and some instruction. SMSA will have some gear on hand.

The cost for 12 pitching sessions is $175. Clinics will be primarily run on Mondays with the occasional clinic on alternate days and schools.

Your daughter will be assigned a one hour time slot and be given a schedule once registration is received and confirmed.

Limited space available to optimise instructor / participant ratio so register early to avoid disappointment.

Please email Charmaine Bergen at springfieldminorsoftball@gmail.com for a registration form or to answer any questions.

Thank you,

Charmaine
SMSA

2nd Annual Banquet – what a night!

Thanks to all those families and players (and coaches and volunteers!) for making our 2nd annual banquet on 14 September a fantastic night! Congratulations to those players who took home awards. It was a great evening, with lots of stories and laughter!

Keep an eye out for an announcement for our Annual General Meeting. All are welcome! We are always welcoming new coaches and volunteers into SMSA. In fact, everyone who is involved currently (coaches, exec members, volunteers) got their start by simply showing up and offering to help. SMSA prides itself on being a big family, because that’s EXACTLY what we are.

Go HEAT!

11 June 2019 Announcements

Hi everyone,

We are just past mid-season, and we are hearing excellent things from parents, coaches and players about how everyone is doing this season. SMSA is all about player development, as everyone knows, so it is great to see the players really get stuck into learning the sport and honing their skills!

A few announcements:

CHICKENDAZE FLOAT!

Yep, once again SMSA will be having a float in the Chickendaze parade, so it’s time for anyone and everyone with a Heat jersey to come out (including parents)!

  • Meet in the CO-OP parking lot along the road to the RM building around 10:00am on Saturday, 15 June 2019, before the parade in your team jersey!
  • If you are available to help out in decorating this year’s float on Friday night, June 14th, please let us know (springfieldminorsoftball@gmail.com)!  
  • Dress for the elements!
  • Water bottles will be available on the float
  • Parents – you are welcome to join us – especially LTP parents. (not mandatory though)
  • Coaches and bench staff, if available, we would love to have you on the float!

2019 AWARDS BANQUET

Please join us for our annual end of season AWARDS BANQUET at the Dugald Community Club on Saturday, 14 September 2019!

Tickets, voting information and the program will be available soon. SMSA is looking for parents interested in joining our Banquet Committee. If you are interested/able, please let us know.

Congratulations U12!

Huge congratulations to the Springfield Heat U12 Red team for taking home the GOLD MEDAL in the U12 Division of this weekend’s annual Southdale Fast Pitch Tournament! The team went undefeated in three round robin games and finished by beating West St Paul to take home the Gold Medal. Well done girls! Everyone in SMSA is super proud of you!

Special invitation to all SMSA players and families

This coming Saturday (25 May) the Eastman Wildcats U14A team will play a double-header against Central Energy (another U14A team) at Diamond 2 in Oakbank.  The games will be at 12pm and 2pm.

The Eastman club has extended a special invitation to all SMSA players and families to come experience “A” ball first hand.

As many of you know, our growing softball community here in Springfield has a long history (almost ten years!).  What some folks may not know, however, is that many of our players from SMSA have gone on to play high-level competitive “A” softball in Manitoba as members of the very same Eastman Wildcats club.  These girls train all year round for this level of competitive softball, so it is fairly serious stuff!

By taking in one or both games, you and your player can experience the thrill of seeing players utilise the VERY SAME SKILLSthey were initially taught in early community programmes like SMSA here in Springfield.

The U14A Wildcats have four players on their team that started their softball careers right here in Springfield through SMSA: Macki Bergen, Logan Harz, Paige Ducharme and Lexie Fazio.  As well, the head coach, Brendan Harz, is a former SMSA LTP and U10 coach.

All up, this is a great opportunity for your daughter to see what all her hard work can lead to. As we all know, SMSA is all about player development, so Saturday will be an opportunity to see one result of all that hard work.

You can learn more about “A” ball at this Softball Manitoba website(which will have information about tryouts in August).  We also have a U12A Wildcats team consisting of three players from Springfield (Mikayla D’Ottavio, Abigail Ducharme and Emma Franklin), and Perry Ducharme (whom many of you know through his long-standing presence in SMSA) serves as Team Manager.  The complete “A” ball schedule (for U12, U14 and U16) can be found here.

Go Wildcats!