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Update from Softball BC

Ottawa, Ont. – "At the request of its membership, Softball Canada’s Board of Directors held a Special General Meeting with representation from each of its Provincial/Territorial Softball Associations on April 12th to vote on one motion submitted by Softball Ontario relating to age categories, ball sizes and pitching distances.

The motion passed with an overwhelming majority, meaning the following changes will take effect starting with the 2022 softball season.

As a result, minor age categories will move from U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 towards U7, U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 starting with the 2022 season. The U19 age category will move to U20 on the Men’s side only, while the Women’s side will add a U23 category. In addition to these age category changes, the U13 level (both male and female) will use an an 11” ball.

In terms of pitching distances, the progression will begin one age category earlier from U11 to U17 (as opposed to U12 to U19) to allow athletes to adapt and develop at a younger age.

All of these changes apply to Fast Pitch only and will be in effect for the 2022 Canadian Championships.

In addition, Softball Canada announced a decision will be made on the 2021 Canadian Championships by May 18th. Softball Canada and its Canadian Championship host committees remain committed to holding these events in 2021 and are continuing to move forward with all planning according to COVID-19 conditions."

Off to PROVINCIALS in Kamloops!

Posted by Outlaws Fastball at Jul 8, 2021 11:41AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Congratulations to the U16 Outlaws who, after grabbing silver in the Districts round-robin, are now off to the 2021 U16C Provincials in Kamloops on July 16-18,
Good luck girls!

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2021 WMFA registration is now closed

Posted by Outlaws Fastball at Feb 23, 2021 10:27AM PST ( 0 Comments )

The online registration for the 2021 WMFA season is no longer active.

contact westsideminorfastball@gmail.com to enquire about wait-list possibilities.

Here is some information that you may find helpful for the upcoming season:

Required equipment:

Face Mask, Helmet, Glove, Cleats, Pants

Helpful info for proper Softball Gloves:
For softball players, 6 years and under, a glove size between 9 and 10 inches may do for all positions; a glove size between 10 and 11.5 is ideal for ages 7 to 9, also for all positions. For players ages 10 to 14, infielders may fit with 11.5 to 12.5, while outfielders can opt for 12 to 13.

Financial Assistance:
Please know that there are financial assistance options available to you — (any fees incurred with these options will be refunded by WMFA)

KidSport
Jumpstart
Athletics4kids

Consent Forms & Codes of Conduct:

Parent & Player Codes of Conduct
CONSENT FOR USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PHOTO RELEASE
for players under 19yrs old: INFORMED CONSENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT
for players aged 19yrs+: RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

What Nights Do Teams Play?
April – May – June

Division: Evenings (6:30pm):
U6, U8 & U10 Tuesday/Thursday
U12 Monday/Wednesday
U14 Tuesday/Thursday
U16 Monday/Wednesday
U19c Tuesday/Thursday

Registration fees: (WMFA registration is required for every player for the 2021 season)

U6, U8 & U10 $100
U12 $200
U14 $220
U16 $240
U19 $260
Senior Women’s $200
*Registration fees cover all of the Kelowna tournaments--coaches may decide to offer other tournaments if they are available.

Age group birth years:

U6-U8: born 2013-2015
U10: 2011 – 2012
U12: 2009 – 2010
U14: 2007 – 2008
U16: 2005 – 2006
U19: 2002 – 2004
Senior Women’s: born 2001 or prior

Softball BC Links:
note: a Softball BC number is required for official registration – the cost is a one-time fee of $10 for a lifetime membership

Find your Softball BC #
Obtain a Softball BC #

Provincials/Regionals :
U12: (Regionals TBD)
U14C Girls Provincials: July 2-4 – Kamloops
U16C Girls Provincials: July 2-4 – Kamloops

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Congratulations to Jen Harwood, her coaching staff, the parents and most importantly, the girls for taking 3rd and the BRONZE medal at the U14C Provincials in Port Alberni, BC. Great effort by everyone involved!

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Congratulations to Jen and her team of coaches and players for winning Districts!