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Month: December 2014

NCCP Clinics (Part A & B)

2015 Competition Introduction   Softball Newfoundland and Labrador are pleased to announce the following NCCP Clinics:   1. NCCP Competition – Introduction Part A Dates: January 24-25 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm each day) Location: St. John’s Cost: $100.00 Prerequisite Certification: NCCP Ongoing Participation or NCCP Level 1 (Softball) MIN of 10 participants registered by January 12th required to offer this clinic.   2. NCCP Competition – Introduction Part B Dates: March 28-29 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm each day) Location: St. John’s Cost: $100.00 Prerequisite Certification: NCCP Competition-Introduction Part A (Softball) MIN of 10 participants registered by March 16th required to offer this clinic.   Please note that following the completion of NCCP Competition-Introduction (Part A and Part B) coaches will have attained “TRAINED” status. To earn “CERTIFIED” status the coach must complete the following:   Make Ethical Decisions (MED) – Online On-field evaluation (scheduled between the coach and evaluator following completion of Part A and Part B Softball Newfoundland and Labrador would like to remind all members that coaches representing Newfoundland and Labrador at Canadian Championships and Eastern Canadian Championships must have attained FULL certification of NCCP Competition-Introduction (or Level 2 equivalent). To register for the above clinics, please email softball@sportnl.ca by the date noted to reserve your seat. Coaches must commit to attend the respective clinic for the duration of time scheduled as they will not...

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Zachary Tobin

Softball Newfoundland Labrador is saddened by the sudden passing of 15 year old Zachary Tobin. Zachary who played with the Conception Bay South Minor Softball Association was also a member of their all-star teams for the last few years. He had a real passion for the game and was well liked by all who knew him. Condolences go out to his family and friends. ———————————————————— Tobin, Zachary Michael Passed tragically away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 of Seal Cove, age 15 yrs. Predeceased by great-grandparents Max and Marjorie Rideout , Robert Fagan and Albert and Margaret Tobin. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his parents Michelle and John, brother Jacob, sister Anna, grandparents Arnold and Bonnie Fagan, Albert Tobin and Karen Andrews and Jackie Reid, great-grand mother Margaret Fagan, aunts Arlene (Jeff), Melissa (Jamie), Christina (Claude), uncle Corey. Special friends Richard and Andrea Reid and Greg and Stephanie Greeley. Also a large circle of other family and friends. Many thanks to the Emergency Staff Janeway Hospital, Paramedics of Fewer’s Ambulance Service, CBS Fire Dept and RNC. Visitation in the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews on Tuesday from 10 am – 8 pm. Memorial Service will take place on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2 pm from All Saints Anglican Church, Foxtrap. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Newfoundland & Labrador Down Syndrome...

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2015 MNT Coaches Pool

2015 Men’s National Teams Coaches Pool Published by Gilles LeBlanc Published on December 19, 2014 An exciting opportunity exists to join Softball Canada in the role of 2015 Pool Coach in the Men’s National Team Program. The Pool Coaches will work with the Junior and/or Senior programs in the pursuit of podium results at Major International Competitions with the respective programs, while contributing, through their engagement, to the physical, psychological and social development of each athlete. Opportunities include participation in training camps, selection camps and major events. Primary competition takes place from late May through August and the program can allow for individual availability. To be considered for the position, candidates should possess: -International/Elite softball playing or coaching experience; -Advanced technical knowledge in the areas of Hitting, Pitching, Infield and/or Outfield play; -Proficiency in the use of Dartfish or video analysis software applications would be an asset; -Strong Communication Skills; -The ability to work effectively in a “Team oriented environment”; -Available to travel for extended periods of time domestically and abroad; -Must possess a valid Canadian driver’s licence and passport; Currently the Junior Men’s National Team Head coaching position is open. Candidates interested in that position should apply to be a pool Coach. The Junior Men’s Head Coach will be selected from the Men’s National Team Coaching Pool. Bilingualism (French and English) is an asset. Certification at Level 3...

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Hill Joins MNT Coaching Staff

Hill Joins Team Canada Coaching Staff Softball Canada is also pleased to announce that John Hill (St. John’s, NL) will join the Senior Men’s National Team coaching staff as an assistant coach. John has most recently coached the 3Cheers Pub club team from Newfoundland and Labrador that won three consecutive Gold medals at the Senior Men’s Canadian Championships, adding a silver and a bronze over the team’s five year existence. “John brings a wealth of experience to the coaching staff and has worked with many of Canada’s top athletes throughout the years” stated Mike Branchaud, Manager – National Teams and Canadian Championships. “His track record of success will help bring a winning attitude this summer.” Source: Softball Canada  ———————————————————- Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate John Hill On Joining The Senior Men’s National Softball Team Coaching Staff As An Assistant Coach. Congratulations...

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Locals Invited To Camp

6 Locals Invited To Selection Camp The Team Canada coaching staff has identified a group of seven (7) core players and thirteen (13) additional players who have been invited to attend the 2015 Senior Men’s National Team Selection Camp that will be held in May, 2015. Seventeen (17) of these athletes will have the opportunity represent Canada at the ISF Men’s World Championship from June 26 to July 5, 2015 in Saskatoon, SK. Fifteen (15) will be named to the Pan American Games roster, with that event scheduled for July 12 to 18, 2015 in Ajax, ON. Sean Cleary (Harbour Main, NL) and Stephen Mullaley (Freshwater, NL) are amongst the group of seven (7) Core Players that have been identified by the Men’s National Team Coaching Staff and have been invited to attend the 2015 Senior Men’s National Team Selection Camp in May. Joining Cleary and Mullaley in the group of Core Players are Jeff Ellsworth (St. Lawrence, PEI), Brandon Horn (Waterloo, ON), Paul Koert (Brooklin, ON), Derek Mayson (North Vancouver, BC) and Mathieu Roy (St. Gervais, QC). Ryan Boland (Goulds, NL), Blair Ezekiel (Harbour Main, NL), Brad Ezekiel (Harbour Main, NL) and Jason Hill (St. John’s, NL) are amongst the group of 13 additional players from the Men’s National Team Athlete Pool who have been invited to attend the 2015 Senior Men’s National Team Selection Camp in May....

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2015 MNT Announcements

2015 Senior Men’s National Softball Team Announcements Published by Gilles LeBlanc Published on December 12, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) Following the timelines of the Men’s National Team Selection Criteria, the Team Canada coaching staff has identified a group of seven (7) core players and thirteen (13) additional players who have been invited to attend the 2015 Senior Men’s National Team Selection Camp that will be held in May, 2015. Seventeen (17) of these athletes will have the opportunity represent Canada at the ISF Men’s World Championship from June 26 to July 5, 2015 in Saskatoon, SK while fifteen (15) will be named to the Pan American Games roster, with that event scheduled for July 12 to 18, 2015 in Ajax, ON. In addition to the announcement of the core players and selection camp roster, Softball Canada is also pleased to announce that John Hill (St. John’s, NL) will join the Senior Men’s National Team coaching staff as an assistant coach. John has most recently coached the 3 Cheers Pub club team from Newfoundland and Labrador that won three consecutive Gold medals at the Senior Men’s Canadian Championships, adding a silver and a bronze over the team’s five year existence. “John brings a wealth of experience to the coaching staff and has worked with many of Canada’s top athletes throughout the years” stated Mike Branchaud, Manager – National Teams and Canadian...

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2015 U14 Boys ECSC

2015 U14 Boys ECSC Awarded To NL Softball NL Is Pleased To Announce That The 2015 U14 Boys Eastern Canadian Softball Championship (August 20th to August 24th) Has Been Awarded To NL. As A Result, Softball NL Will Now Accept Applications To Host The 2015 U14 Boys Eastern Canadian Softball Championship. Please Submit Completed Applications By Emailing softball@sportnl.ca. 2015 U14 Boys Eastern Canadian Softball Championship (Word) 2015 U14 Boys Eastern Canadian Softball Championship (PDF) Softball NL Will Begin To Review Tournament Requests And Award To Hosts In Mid-January. Please Submit Applications ASAP. Softball Newfoundland Labrador P.O. Box 21165 St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2 softball@sportnl.ca ...

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2015 U12 Boys Atlantic Cup

2015 U12 Boys Atlantic Cup Awarded To NL Softball NL Is Pleased To Announce That The 2015 U12 Boys Atlantic Cup Tournament (September 17th to September 20th) Has Been Awarded To NL. As A Result, Softball NL Will Now Accept Applications To Host The 2015 U12 Boys Atlantic Cup Tournament. Please Submit Completed Applications By Emailing softball@sportnl.ca. Please Use The Provincial Eastern Canadian Hosting Application Form When Applying For This Tournament. 2015 U12 Boys Atlantic Cup Tournament (Word) 2015 U12 Boys Atlantic Cup Tournament (PDF) Softball NL Will Begin To Review Tournament Requests And Award To Hosts In Mid-January. Please Submit Applications ASAP. Softball Newfoundland Labrador P.O. Box 21165 St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2 softball@sportnl.ca  ...

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2015 Hosting Applications (Minor)

2015 Softball NL Minor Tournament Applications Softball NL Will Now Accept Applications To Host The Following 2015 Minor Tournaments. Please Submit Completed Applications By Emailing softball@sportnl.ca. 2015 Softball NL Minor Tournament Application (Word) 2015 Softball NL Minor Tournament Application (PDF) Softball NL Will Begin To Review Tournament Requests And Award To Hosts In Mid-January. Please Submit Applications ASAP. Tournaments (Dates) U10 Mite Tournaments (Dates) U10 Ballistic “FUN tastic” (July 3rd to July 5th) U10 Ballistic “Grand Slam” (August 21st to August 23rd) U12 Squirt Tournaments (Dates) U12 Boys & Girls Slo-Pitch (July 10th to July 12th) U12 Boys & Girls Fastpitch (August 7th to August 9th) U14 Pee-Wee Tournaments (Dates) U14 Boys & Girls Slo-Pitch (July 24th to July 26th) U14 Boys & Girls Fastpitch EC Qualifiers (July 17th to July 19th) U14 Boys & Girls Fastpitch (August 14th to August 16th) U16 Bantam Tournaments (Dates) U16 Boys and Girls Slo-Pitch (July 10th to July 12th) U16 Boys and Girls Fastpitch (July 31st to August 2nd) U18 Midget Tournaments (Dates) U18 Boys and Girls Fastpitch (August 7th to August 9th) Softball Newfoundland Labrador P.O. Box 21165 St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2 softball@sportnl.ca ...

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Locals In MNT Athlete Pool

8 Locals Selected To The 2015 Senior MNT Athlete Pool Softball Canada announced the list of athletes who have been selected to the 2015 Senior Men’s National Team Athlete Pool. A selection camp will be held in May to determine the 2015 roster that will compete in a pair of high profile events – the ISF XIV Men’s World Softball Championship from June 26 to July 5 in Saskatoon, SK and the XVII Pan American Games from July 12 to 18, 2015 in Ajax, ON. 8 Locals have been selected to the 2015 Senior Men’s National Team Athlete Pool! Ryan Boland (Goulds, NL) Shane Boland (Goulds, NL) Sean Cleary (Harbour Main, NL) Blair Ezekiel (Harbour Main, NL) Brad Ezekiel (Harbour Main, NL) Jason Hill (St. John’s, NL) Stephen Mullaley (Freshwater, NL) Sean Whitten (Petty Harbour, NL) Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate Ryan Boland, Shane Boland, Sean Cleary, Blair Ezekiel, Brad Ezekiel, Jason Hill, Stephen Mullaley And Sean Whitten On Being Selected To The 2015 Senior Men’s National Team Athlete Pool. Congratulations Ryan, Shane, Sean Cleary, Blair, Brad, Jason, Stephen and Sean Whitten! Softball NL Would Also Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate The Other 32 Players From Across Canada That Have Been Selected To The 2015 Senior Men’s National Team Athlete Pool....

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2015 MNT Athlete Pool

Softball Canada Announces 2015 Senior MNT Athlete Pool (Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of athletes who have been selected to the 2015 Senior Men’s National Team Athlete Pool. A selection camp will be held in May to determine the 2015 roster that will compete in a pair of high profile events – the ISF XIV Men’s World Softball Championship from June 26 to July 5 in Saskatoon, SK and the XVII Pan American Games from July 12 to 18, 2015 in Ajax, ON. “With so many great athletes playing fastpitch softball in Canada, it is always a difficult decision‎ compiling a list of 40 athletes to name to the Men’s National Team Athlete Pool” stated Men’s National Team Head Coach John Stuart. “There are many athletes coming up the ranks that are going to be on the 40 man roster sooner rather than later. We as a coaching staff are impressed with the talent across Canada and wish we could name them all.” Team Canada recently won a bronze medal at the 2014 Men’s Pan American Softball Championship in Parana, Argentina, and previously finished fifth at the 2013 ISF Men’s World Championship held in Auckland, New Zealand. The athletes who have been selected to the 2015 Canadian Senior Men’s National Team Athlete Pool are: Bryan Abrey (Richmond, BC) Donnelly Archibald (Antigonish, NS) Brian Banner...

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