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Month: April 2017

U18 Men’s Tryout Information

U18 Men’s Tryout Information Interested players should register for the tryout by emailing u18nlsoftball@gmail.com. Practice/Fitness Schedule Practice Session Date: Friday, April 28 Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm Location: Dunville Ball Field Practice Session Date: Saturday, April 29 Time: 10:00am to 12-Noon Location: Dunville Ball Field Fitness Session Date: Saturday, April 29 Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm Location: Laval High...

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2017 Umpire Clinics Information

2017 Umpire Clinics Information Umpire Clinic Level I-IV Date: Saturday, May 13 Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm Host: Metro Umpires Association Contact: Bob Walsh (Robert.Walsh@easternhealth.ca) Location: Shea Heights Community Center and Softball Field Registration 9:00am Rules Segment: 9:30am to 12-Noon On-Field Mechanics: 12:30pm to 2:30pm This clinic is open to ALL umpires (new and old). During the morning session, attendees will explore the many aspects of the game of Softball by investigating various parts of the rulebook: field requirements, regulation games, pitching, fielding, batting, legal base running as well as preventative umpiring techniques. Participants will need to dress warmly for the afternoon session as this will take place outside. The on-field mechanics component will focus on positioning, both plate and base and how to move around the diamond so that you can try to place yourself in the best position to judge a call. Cost (includes Registration & Clinic) Level I = $53.00 Level II = $68.00 Level III-IV = $98.00 Rule Book = $12.00 Instructor Keith Pender Level V Umpire ————————————- Umpire Clinic Level I-II Date: Saturday, May 27 Time: 9:30am- to 2:30pm Host: Gander Minor Softball Association Contact: Tom Healey (tommyhealey@yahoo.ca) Location: Gander Community Centre Registration 9:00am Rules Segment: 9:30am to 12-Noon On-Field Mechanics: 12:30pm to 2:30pm This clinic is open to all umpires – new and old. All attendees will explore the many aspects of the game...

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Softball NL 2016 Adult Division Award Winners

Softball NL 2016 Adult Division Award Winners Softball Newfoundland Labrador and the Softball NL Awards Committee are extremely pleased to announce that the following Adult Division Awards (Senior Female Player of the Year, Senior Male Player of the Year, Junior Female Player of the Year, Junior Male Player of the Year and Coach of the Year) will be presented at the Softball NL 2017 Hall Of Fame Ceremony and 2016 Awards Presentation taking place on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Legion Road, Conception Bay South commencing at 6:30pm. The Softball NL 2016 Adult Division Award Winners are: Reagan Myers (Senior Female Player of the Year) Sean Cleary (Senior Male Player of the Year) Brittany McCarthy (Junior Female Player of the Year) Nick Pittman (Junior Male Player of the Year) Jim Dunphy (Adult Coach of the Year) Reagan Myers (Senior Female Player of the Year) Chapel’s Cove native Reagan Myers enjoyed success on the local softball diamond and represented Newfoundland Labrador at two National Championships in 2016. Reagan helped her Impact Signs team capture the St. John’s Ladies Fastpitch League Championship, was named Playoff MVP and was named her teams Most Outstanding Player for the 2016 season. Reagan was a member of the U18 NL Marina Shore Selects that represented the Province at the U18 Women’s Canadian Fastpitch Championship in Charlottetown, PEI and the U21 NL...

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2017 Umpire Clinics

2017 Umpire Clinics Umpire Clinics for 2017 will be conducted by Terry Sweeney and Keith Pender. They are currently in the process of setting clinic dates in order to have them completed before the beginning of the softball season. All organizations applying to host Provincial Championships must be able to provide umpires in order to qualify. For further information on clinics, please contact Terry Sweeney at tsweeney@jwallan.com or Keith Pender at keithpender@nlesd.ca. Softball Newfoundland Labrador PO Box 21165 St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2 softball@sportnl.ca...

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Softball NL 2017 HOF Inductees

8 New Members To Be Inducted Into Softball NL Hall Of Fame Softball Newfoundland Labrador is extremely pleased to announce that the Softball NL Hall of Fame Committee will induct eight new members into the Softball NL Hall of Fame. The inductions will be celebrated at the Softball NL 2017 Hall of Fame Ceremony & 2016 Awards Presentation taking place on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Legion Road, Conception Bay South commencing at 6:30pm. The individuals selected for induction have all made a positive impact on the game of softball and are deserving of this honour. The Softball NL 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees are: Valerie Abbott (Athlete Category) Jeanette Adams (Builder Category) Joe Boland (Athlete Category) Mike Davis (Athlete Category) Jeff Kirk (Athlete Category) Sherry Maher (Builder Category) Joe Maynard (Athlete/Builder Category) Darrell Walsh (Athlete Category) Valerie Abbott (Athlete Category) Valerie Abbott played in the St. John’s Senior Ladies Fastpitch League for eight years and was a member of two league championship teams and won a number of individual awards. At the provincial level, she played on two championship teams and at the national level, Valerie represented the Province at one junior and four senior Canadian national championships. Jeanette ‘Jen’ Adams (Builder Category) Jeanette Adams was a central figure in sports, particularly at the minor level in St. John’s where she, along with her...

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2017 Hosting Applications (Minor)

2017 Provincial Minor Tournament Applications Softball Newfoundland Labrador (Softball NL) are now accepting Hosting Applications for the 2017 Provincial Minor Softball Tournaments. 2017 Provincial & Eastern Canadian Hosting Application (WORD) 2017 Provincial & Eastern Canadian Hosting Application (PDF) Please complete the application and submit by emailing softball@sportnl.ca by Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Please note, separate applications for each tournament are required if an association is making multiple requests. A full listing of the 2017 Provincial Minor Softball Tournaments can be viewed at 2017 Minor Provincials. Softball NL will begin to review tournament requests and award to hosts in early to mid May. Please submit applications ASAP. Softball Newfoundland Labrador PO Box 21165 St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2 softball@sportnl.ca...

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2017 Softball NL AGM

2017 Softball NL AGM & Election of Officers Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time: 10:00am Location: Mount Pearl Senior High (46 Ruth Avenue, Mount Pearl) Please Note 1. Softball NL will be in contact with each Team/Association registered in 2016 to confirm the number of Voting Delegates; 2. Softball NL will send information regarding the AGM through Team/Association representatives only. Representatives are responsible for forwarding this information to their membership. All information will also be posted on the Softball NL website at www.softballnl.ca. If you are no longer the contact person for your Team/Association please let us know immediately by emailing Softball NL at softball@sportnl.ca. Attached Files SOFTBALL NL CONSTITUTION (PDF) NOTICE OF MOTION FORM (PDF) NOTICE OF MOTION FORM (WORD) Deadline To Submit Notice Of Motion: Thursday, April 27, 2017 Please Submit Notice of Motion To The Softball NL Email At softball@sportnl.ca. Softball Newfoundland Labrador PO Box 21165 St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2 softball@sportnl.ca...

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Coach Certification Clinic

Softball Newfoundland Labrador Coach Certification Clinic Softball NL are pleased to announce the following NCCP Coach Certification Clinic: Community Coach: On Going Participation Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 (pre-registration no later than Sunday, April 23) Location: St. John’s Cost: $100.00 *Clinic Is Limited To 30 Seats. Please Register Early And On Time. **Participants Must Be At Least 17 Years Of Age By The Clinic Date (April 29, 2017) To pre-register and reserve a seat, individual coaches (not their designate) must email Paul Smith at softball.coach@hotmail.com by April 23, 2017. Please include: * Coaches Name * Coaches CC # (If Known) * Coaches Personal Email Address * Coaches Cell Phone Number * Coaches Date of Birth (MUST Be At Least 17 Years Of Age At The Start Of The Clinic) Fees must be paid in full no later than the start of the clinic. Cheques are to be written out to SOFTBALL NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. Softball NL would like to remind all members that coaches at all minor and adult Provincial Championships are required to have a minimum certification of Community Coach: On Going Participation. To attain certification, coaches must commit to attend the clinic for the duration of time scheduled. Coaches will not be certified unless all requirements are met in full. Softball NL recommends that all coaches requiring certification in time for the 2017 season register for this...

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U16 Girl’s FP Player ID

U16 Girl’s Fastpitch Player Identification Eligible athletes born in 2001 & 2002 who are interested in trying out for the Newfoundland Labrador U16 Girl’s Fastpitch Team are asked to email Sherry Walsh at sherrywalsh@gmail.com. In the email please provide the following: 1. Parent/Guardian Email Address 2. Preferred 3 Positions (Please Give At Least 2 With Your Priority Position At Top) Interested athletes will be expected to commit to some indoor training, tournaments, practices and games. The U16 Girl’s Fastpitch Team will participate in the U16 Eastern Canadian Softball Championship scheduled for O’Leary, Prince Edward Island from August 24-27, 2017. Please forward email to Sherry Walsh of your intentions to tryout for the U16 team. Thanks, U16 Girl’s Fastpitch Coaching Staff (Eddy McDonald, John Farrell & Sherry...

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PPD: NL Jr. Men’s TC Tryout Camp

Postponed: NL Junior Men’s Team Canada Tryout Camp Rescheduled To Saturday, May 13 With many participants unavailable this weekend, the NL Junior Men’s Team Canada Tryout Camp has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 13. If you cancelled your spot since the change last week, please re-register online and send a note indicating that you can participate. Mike Branchaud Manager-National Teams/Canadian...

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U18 Women’s Fastpitch

U18 Women’s Fastpitch Provincial Team There will be an U18 Women’s Fastpitch Provincial team travelling to Nova Scotia for the U18 Women’s Eastern Canadian Fastpitch Championship being held in late August. All players must be born in 1999 or 2000 and registered with Softball NL. If your daughter is interested in trying out for this team you can contact Derm Croke directly at dwcelectrical@eastlink.ca. In the email, please provide the following information: daughter’s name, age and position(s) she would like to try out for. Derm Croke Head...

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PPD: NL Jr. Men’s TC Tryout Camp

Postponed: NL Junior Men’s Team Canada Tryout Camp The Junior Men’s Identification Camp scheduled for today (Saturday, April 1st) has been postponed until next Saturday (April 8th). Unfortunately flights into St. John’s have been cancelled and the Team Canada Coaching Staff cannot make it in. The agenda, location and timelines will not change for next Saturday. Mike Branchaud Manager-National Teams/Canadian...

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