Male Fastpitch Initiative
A Male Fastpitch Review Committee was established in 2013 and is charged with reviewing the current state of Male Fastpitch Softball in Canada, what is working and what is not working, determining what is the long term desired state of Male Fastpitch and creating a long term direction and plan to achieve that state that supports the principles of Softball Canada’s Long-Term Player Development model.
Canada has long been considered one of the top Male Fastpitch countries in the World, garnering 11 medals (4 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze) at the Men's level and 7 more (1 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze) at the Junior Men's level. Softball Canada's goal is to reinvigorate the Male Faspitch division to sustain that success.
Since the Male Fastpitch Review Committee was established, several major successes have been achieved in this area, such as the addition of the U14 and U16 Boys Canadian Championships, the inclusion of Men's Softball in the 2017 and 2021 Canada Summer Games, and the Canadian Men's National Team being crowned World and Pan Am Games Champions in 2015.