11 February 2019 update

Please note a change of venue for this Friday’s skills clinic – it will be hosted at the Dugald school gymnasium.  

Here is a brief recap of upcoming clinics:

TONIGHT (11 February 2019) – Dugald School – 6 – 7:30PM – U12, U14, U16, U19 SKILLS!  Focus will be on hitting so bring helmets and bats in addition to your glove.  

THURSDAY, FEB. 14 – U12 skills moved to Friday due to low attendance

FRIDAY, FEB. 15 – 6-7:15 – LTP / U10 / U12 SKILLS AT DUGALD SCHOOL 

                           7-8PM – GROUP 1 AND 2 PITCHING / CATCHING CLINIC

PLEASE NOTE:  group 1 and 2 clinics will be combined from 7-8PM until further notice.

8 February 2019 update

It’s hard to believe given the current winter freeze we are in – but registration for softball is right around the corner.  Save the date for  February 25 or March 4th from 7-9PM at the One Insurance Arena.  Registration forms and packages will be made available here on our website shortly.

For parents interested in coaching, Softball Manitoba is hosting coaching clinics starting in April.  Information is available by emailing us on springfieldminorsoftball@gmail.com.

Upcoming skills clinics are:

  • FRIDAY, FEB. 8TH AT SPRINGFIELD MIDDLE  SCHOOL FOR LTP, U10 AND U12 PLAYERS PLUS ALL PITCHERS AND CATCHERS.
  • MONDAY, FEB. 11TH AT DUGALD SCHOOL FOR U12 AND U14 PLAYERS FOLLOWED BY U16 / U19 PLAYERS
  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH AT DUGALD SCHOOL FOR U12 PLAYERS
  • FRIDAY, FEB. 15TH AT SPRINGFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR LTP, U10, U14 PLAYERS AND ALL PITCHERS / CATCHERS

As always, you must notify us using springfieldminorsoftball@gmail.com your intent to attend a clinic – you will then be invited to TeamSnap (an iOS and Android app) which allows us to track attendance for the evening and cancel the clinic if attendance is low.  Additional details regarding clinic start time are available on Team Snap or you can respond to this email with questions if needed.   Clinic changes or cancellations are communicated through TeamSnap only.  

Softball Manitoba will be holding three Community Softball Ongoing Participation Coach Clinics in Winnipeg for 2019. The clinics will be held at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre on the following dates,

  • April 13 – 14, 2019
  • April 27 – 28, 2019
  • May 4 – 5, 2019

Take care and stay warm!

Charmaine Bergen
President, SMSA

21 January 2019 update

Due to low attendance for tonight’s U14, U16, U19, general skills clinic, tonight’s clinic will be cancelled. 

PLEASE let us know if you are attending the next general skills session which will be held at the Dugald School on February 4th.  Again, always check the website for the latest information on clinic changes right up to the evening of.  That way, if you haven’t registered, you will be able to see any updates that are available.

As mentioned in the previous SMSA email, participants for all clinics must pre-register so that we can prepare clinicians, equipment and supervision as needed based on attendance.  There is no charge for skills clinics – however a registration form is required.  You may even give us notice via email that you plan to attend a clinic and fill in the registration form (no fee) when you arrive.  

We are excited to add our U12 skills sessions for 2019 which will generally be held on Thursday evenings.  Please refer to our updated schedule.

If the timing for any of our clinics does not work on a regular basis for your child, please let us know – we may be able to have them attend another session group.

Upcoming SMSA clinics are as follows:

  • Thursday, January 24th – Dugald School gymnasium– U12 GENERAL SKILLS CLINIC from 6:30 – 8PM (ages 11 and 12 as of December 31, 2019)
  • Friday, January 25th – Springfield Middle School gymnasium– LTP / U10 GENERAL SKILLS CLINIC from 6-7:15PM . (ages 5 – 10 as of December 31, 2019)- Groups 1 and 2 Pitching and catching clinics (7-8 and 8-9 as per the time slot assigned upon registration)
  • Monday, January 28th – Dugald School gymnasium– Groups 1 and 2 Pitching / catching clinics (7-8 and 8-9 as per the time slot assigned upon registration)
  • Monday, February 4th – Dugald School gymnasium– U14, U16, U19 GENERAL SKILLS CLINIC (ages 13 – 19 as of December 31, 2019)

It is never too late to attend the pitching / catching clinics.  There is a drop in fee for pitchers and catchers are free.  There is still room in both pitching time slots!

GENERAL SKILLS CLINICS are always free.

Pre-registration is required for all clinics.

7 January 2019 update

Hello softball parents and clinicians!

This is a quick reminder that we do not host clinics during school closures – so no clinic tonight (7 January 2019).

An updated events calendar can be found here. Dates shown in Yellow are for LTP and U10 skills as well as pitching and catching clinics. Blue is U14 to U19 skills sessions. Please always check the venue along with our website on the date of the clinic in the event of cancellation.

Dates for U12 skills sessions will be posted later in the week but you can anticipate that they will be held on most Thursdays from January to March.

UPCOMING DATES:
Monday, January 14th – free skills clinic for U14, U16, U19 players at the Dugald gymnasium. (see calendar for details)
Wednesday, January 16th – free skills clinic for Learn to Play (8 and under) and U10 / pitching and catching clinic (registration required) at the Dugald gymnasium (see calendar for details)

If you would like a registration form for the pitching / catching sessions, please advise.
If you would like to be removed from this email list for clinic updates, please advise by email.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Charmaine Bergen
President, SMSA

Pitching/catching clinics update

Our pitching/catching clinic calendar is available here.

All clinics start at 7pm (with a second session starting at 8pm).  The cost is $75 for a six-session pack or $15 per individual session. Pitchers are, of course, free to purchase two six-session packs covering all 12 sessions being offered. There is no cost for catchers.

To register and secure a spot, please email us on springfieldminorsoftball@gmail.com.

Pitching/catching clinics starting up…

SMSA is pleased to announce that our first pitching/catching clinic session will be held on 14 December at the Springfield Middle School.

This year, we will be offering 12 fixed sessions for pitching/catching clinics.

Clinics will be run by experienced SMSA and external pitching coaches, and they are an excellent opportunity to get your pitcher (or catcher) ready for the 2019 season.

The cost is $75 for a six-session pack or $15 per individual session. Pitchers are, of course, free to purchase two six-session packs covering all 12 sessions being offered. There is no cost for catchers.

To register, please email us on springfieldminorsoftball@gmail.com

6 November update

Hi everyone,

Our AGM for 2018 will be held on 12 November at 7pm the multipurpose room at the Oakbank Arena. All welcome. A formal announcement has been sent out to all previously registered softball families. Note that the minutes from the 2017 AGM are available here on our website.

As well, stay tuned for details on when our fall/winter clinics will be starting up.

Cheers!

– SMSA Executive

Another impressive U12 achievement for 2018!

Congratulations to the Springfield Heat U12 team for making the playoffs in this weekend’s U12 Provincial Tournament! The team finished their pool with an impressive 3-1 record which earned them a place in the first round of playoffs. What’s even more impressive is they did this in temperatures above 30 degrees. SMSA salutes and stands proud to be home to such an outstanding group of players!

U12 Springfield Heat Black – City Champs!!

Congratulations to the Springfield Heat U12 “Black” team for winning GOLD in the 2018 City Championship series! Fast bats, quick gloves and big smiles made it an amazing evening for a team that worked hard all season. Well earned, girls!!