Junior Men’s National Team Identification Camps

Published by Gilles LeBlanc

Published on December 16, 2016

(Ottawa, ON) Starting in January of 2017, Softball Canada will have a series of one to three day identification camps across Canada. Athletes born between the years of 1999-2003 are invited to register to attend any of the ID camps listed below. The Junior Men’s National Team Coaching staff will operate the camps with the help of area National Team players and/or Guest Coaches. Each player will be evaluated on fitness levels, speed, throwing, hitting, defensive play and general softball game play. There may be intrasquad games at the Regional camps and/or game situation play at any of the camps.

The registration fee is $50 per player to attend a one day Provincial Camp and $100 to attend a two to three day Regional Camp.

A minimum of 10 athletes are needed to operate the Provincial Camps, while a minimum of 25 athletes are required to operate the Regional Camps. The registration deadline will be 14 days prior to the start of each camp. If there are not enough registrants, a full refund will be offered, or players are welcome to transfer to another location.

Provincial Indoor Camps

Confirmed Dates / Locations

January 21st - St.-Leonard-d’Aston, QC - COMPLETED
February 4th - Summerside, PEI - COMPLETED
February 18th - Halifax, NS - COMPLETED
March 4th - Fredericton, NB - COMPLETED
April 8th - Cross Lake, MB - COMPLETED
May 13th - Goulds, NL - COMPLETE
May 13th - Prince George, BC - COMPLETED

Regional Camps

Confirmed Dates / Locations
June 2-4 - Innerkip, ON
June 2-4 - Prince Albert, SK
*Registration for the Regional Camps in Innerkip, ON and Prince Albert, SK will close on Friday, May 19.

Up to 26 athletes will be selected to attend the final selection camp in Prince Edward Island following the U18 Men’s Canadian Fast Pitch Championship, from August 21-25. From that camp, the team of 17 players will be chosen to represent Canada at the 2018 WBSC Junior Men’s World Softball Championship from July 7-15 in Prince Albert, SK.


If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please send the following information to mbranchaud@softball.ca:

1. First and Last Name
2. Date of Birth
3. Position(s)
4. Email address
5. Phone Number

Junior Mens Regional Identification Camp Outline
June 2-4

Friday June 2nd – Pitchers and Catchers only
5:30 pm – registration
6pm – 9:00 pm – testing and evaluations

Saturday June 3rd – all position players including pitchers and catchers
9 am – registration
9:30 am – 12:30 pm – fitness testing / skills
12:30-2:00 pm – lunch break
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – fitness testing / skills
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – supper break
6:30 pm -8:30 pm – on field practice

Sunday June 4th
9:00 am – 1:00 pm – controlled scrimmages
1:00 – 1:30 – Q and A or Coaches Choice if needed

Note – a more detailed itinerary with locations and what to bring will be sent out on Monday May 29th by the Coaching Staff.


For more information, please contact:

Mike Branchaud
Manager - National Teams and Canadian Championships
Softball Canada
(613) 523-3386 ext. 3103

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