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Month: March 2017

Whipple Reappointed

Whipple Reappointed as Softball Canada’s National Director of Umpires for Third Term Published by Gilles LeBlanc Published on March 30, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is pleased to announce that Jeff Whipple (Fredericton, NB) has been reappointed as Softball Canada’s National Director of Umpires for a third term that will run through the 2019 season. Whipple took over the position from Brian Van Os in 2013. Under Whipple’s direction, the Officiating Development Committee (ODC) has focused its energy on improving opportunities for umpires through their Umpire Program Review Committee (UPRC) initiative, examining every aspect of Softball Canada’s world-class umpiring program including the increased use of technology and a focus on umpire education. “I am fortunate to have the support of such a great team on the ODC and very capable leadership in each province and territory” said Whipple. “Our program has consistently produced highly successful elite umpires and our goal is to maintain that success through maintaining a strong domestic program. The priority over the next few years is to focus on continuing to build an inclusive program that values the potential in everyone, including youth and females.” Whipple started umpiring in 1986. After officiating at four Canadian Championships, he received his Level V and WBSC certification in 1997, and subsequently officiated at two WBSC World Championships (Junior Women, Taipei, 1999; and Women, Saskatoon, 2002). He has served as Umpire-in-Chief (UIC) or Deputy Umpire-in-Chief (DUIC) at...

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CBS Sports Hall of Fame

Conception Bay South Sports Hall of Fame 2016 Inductee: Paul F. Smith (Builder) Paul F. Smith (Upper Gullies) Was Recently Inducted Into The Conception Bay South Sports Hall Of Fame In The Builder Category. Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate Paul F. Smith On His Recent Induction Into The Conception Bay South Sports Hall of Fame In The Builder Category. Congratulations Paul! ————————————————————- Paul F. Smith (Builder – 2016) Paul has been an avid volunteer at the Local and Provincial levels for many years. For over 50 years, Paul has been involved in the sport of Softball as a player, coach, umpire, and organizer. However, it has been his involvement as a coach and organizer which has provided countless youth and adults in Newfoundland and Labrador the opportunity to experience the sport at all levels from local Minor House League up to the National Senior level. Paul’s involvement in Minor Softball began in 1987 when he began coaching his son’s Paul, Mark, and Peter in the Kelligrews Minor Softball League. From 1987 – 1994, Paul coached at both the House League and All-Star level, capturing several League and Provincial All-Star Medals. During this time, Paul also served on the league executive and volunteered as an umpire. In 1993, Paul founded Conception Bay South Minor Softball League for boy’s and girl’s who had graduated from Kelligrews...

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RBC Training Ground

RBC Training Ground – NL Sports Centre Regional Host 2016 was an inspiring and exciting year for Atlantic Canadian athletes at all levels – from local clubs all the way to the Olympics. We are so proud of the talented athletes coming from our region, and can’t wait to see what the future will hold. There is an exciting development and funding opportunity for athletes across Canada, called RBC Training Ground, and St. John’s has been chosen as one of the locations to host a regional qualifying event. Through RBC Training Ground, athletes will execute a series of workouts in front of various national/provincial sport organizations and their results will be measured against performance benchmarks to help identify those athletes who show the greatest potential. The four key areas to measure are – power, speed, strength and endurance. From each local qualifier, participants will be identified, based upon their athletic performance, to attend the regional final where up to 100 athletes will perform in front of national and provincial sport organization officials. We want to make sure that all of our talented Newfoundland Labrador athletes have an opportunity to participate in the RBC Training Ground program, and we hope that you will share this information with your athletes and encourage them to register for the regional qualifying event on April 15. WHO: Any athlete between the ages of 14 and...

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NCCP Clinic

NCCP Competition – Introduction Part A Softball Newfoundland Labrador are pleased to announce the following NCCP Clinic: NCCP Competition – Introduction Part A Dates: April 7-9 Location: St. John’s Cost: $165.00 Prerequisite Certification: NCCP Community Coach or NCCP Level 1 (Softball) Minimum of 10 participants registered by Wednesday, March 29 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, Part B, and the online MED) Softball Newfoundland Labrador would like to remind all members that coaches representing Newfoundland Labrador at Canadian Championships and Eastern Canadian Championships must have attained FULL certification of NCCP Competition – Introduction (or Level 2 Equivalent). For information on the above clinics or to register, please email Paul Smith at Coaches must commit to attend the respective clinic for the duration of time scheduled as they will not be credited unless all requirements are met in full. Fees must be paid in full no later than the start of the first day of the clinic registered. Softball Newfoundland Labrador P.O. Box 21165 St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2

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U18 Men’s FP Player ID

Softball NL U18 Men’s FP Player Identification Eligible athletes interested in trying out for the Newfoundland Labrador U18 Selects are asked to email: In the email, please provide the following: 1. Cell Phone Number 2. Home Phone Number 3. Parent/Guardian Email Address 4. Preferred Position Interested athletes will be expected to commit to off-season as well as in-season training, and tournament and league play. The Men’s U18 Selects will participate in the U18 National Championship scheduled for O’Leary, Prince Edward Island August 16-20, 2017. If there is sufficient interest Softball NL may send a second team to compete at the U18 Nationals. In order to be selected for the second team athletes must commit to the training and try-out process for the first team. Softball Newfoundland Labrador P.O. Box 21165 St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2

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JMNT Identification Camps 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 March 4th – Fredericton, NB April 1st – Goulds, NL April 8th – Cross Lake, MB Regional...

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