Summer 2014



Softball Canada is looking for Host associations/communities interested in bidding on International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championships in 2018 and 2019.




Softball Canada is pleased to announce the seventeen (17) athletes who have been selected to represent Canada at the ISF X Junior Men’s World Championship that will take place July 11-20, 2014 in Whitehorse, YT. The final roster was selected by the Junior Men’s National Team coaching staff following a selection camp held in Brampton, ON in May.




Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of players who will represent Canada as members of the Senior Women’s National Team this summer. The athletes below will compete at the General Tire World Cup of Softball IX from July 7-13 in Irvine, California, the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship from July 15-21 in Surrey, BC and the XIV ISF Women’s World Championship, scheduled for August 15-24 in Haarlem, Netherlands.




Softball Canada's National Teams will be competing in various events in 2014, including the 2014 ISF Junior Men's World Championship in Whitehorse, YT, the 2014 ISF Women's World Championship in Haarlem, Netherlands and the 2014 Men's Pan American Championship in Parana, Argentina. Click on "read more" to see the full National Team schedules.




Softball Canada is very pleased to release the list of players who have been selected to represent Team Canada and the Team Canada Selects at the sixth edition of the Men’s Slo-Pitch Border Battle, which will take place in Kitchener, ON from July 24-26.




Each month, Softball Canada will feature two products from Rawlings, Miken or Worth in Around the Horn. If you are interested in purchasing any of these products, visit your local dealer or contact Rawlings Group Canada at 1-800-741-7205. This month's products are the Worth 12" Red Dot Softballs (PX2RYLC) and the Worth Legit -10 Bat (FPLG10).




Softball Canada is saddened to announce the passing of Donald "Pete" McIlwraith and Jim "Whitey" Haley- two members of Softball Canada's Hall of Fame.




Softball Canada is excited to announce that Hilton HHonorsTM is helping National Sport Federation athletes, coaches, friends and family save up to 15% on their next stay at any of the 4,000 hotels and resorts within the Hilton HHonors portfolio. Enjoy the flexibility of staying at any of our top ten hotel brands like Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria® Hotels & Resorts , Embassy Suites™ and , Hampton®.




Congratulations to Wendi Winter (ON) and Emma Jerome Smith (AB), the recipients of Softball Canada's 2014 Ed Bitz Scholarship.




As a Softball Canada umpire, you can continue to take advantage of an effective and updated tool as you study the rules for the upcoming season, prepare for the certification examination or get ready for your big provincial tournament or Canadian Championship.




Check out the new Instructor Toolbox on the Softball Canada website. You'll find all the latest downloadable instructional resources (PowerPoints and instructor guides) to help you deliver the latest in learning experiences. We also have an Umpire's Toolbox (with the latest ISF positioning and rotation manuals) and an Evaluator's Toolbox!

Check it out at http://www.softball.ca/english/programs/umpiring/toolbox.html




Each month, Softball Canada features an article submitted by a different Provincial/Territorial Association explaining some of the fun activities and initiatives being carried out for the Tim Hortons Learn to Play Program! This month's article was submitted by Softball Alberta.




2014 Canadian Championships

Event Location Dates
U14 Girl's Jamboree Surrey, BC August 6-10
U16 Girl's Brampton, ON August 13-17
U16 Boy's Fredericton, NB August 6-10
U18 Women's Saskatoon, SK August 4-10
U18 Men's Gander, NL August 5-10
U21 Women's Montreal, QC August 13-17
U21 Men's Irma, AB August 11-17
Senior Women's Winnipeg, MB August 6-10
Senior Men's Charlottetown, PEI August 26-31
Senior Men's and Women's SP Fort McMurray, AB Men: August 10-16
Women: August 12-16

If you are interested in bidding on any of the open Championships, please contact Mike Branchaud, Manager of National Teams and Canadian Championships, at mbranchaud@softball.ca or 613-523-3386 ext 3103. Please note that all bids must be approved by your local Provincial/Territorial office.




Softball Canada offers a Slo-Pitch tournament package to groups who are interested in running one. Fill out and return the application form!




If you would like to direct a question to the appropriate Softball Canada staff member, visit our Staff Directory.


 

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