Joining Softball BC gets you a Membership card and lifetime affiliation that need only be maintained by nominal annual dues. Your membership gets you a host of benefits that far exceed the cost of joining!
Provincial Softball BC Office
The Provincial B.C. Office is a resource center to deal with all of your softball concerns and needs. Contact us and we will put you in touch with the Softball B.C. Affiliated Association in your area.
Softball B.C. is your direct Liaison with Sport BC, Government, Ministry of Education External Credit Program for Minor Athletes and Umpires; Softball Canada, and the I.S.F. and your way of effecting rule changes in our game.
Local district coordinators are your first contact with Softball BC and they are in a position to assist you with many different matters. Our Coordinators are elected every two years and are responsible to the membership
Tournament publicity is available to our member teams via this web site. If you want your event full then use your membership in Softball BC to advertise it to the world.
A part of your membership with Softball BC we offer a comprehensive Insurance Program covering associations, leagues, participants, executives, and officials. The insurance package includes third party liability, medical and dental coverage and loss of use and accidental death.
Publications such as handbooks, rule books, magazines, League organization manuals, tournament drawbooks and more are available to help you run your league or tournament in the best way possible.There is also a wide range of publications to help you coach players from kids to adult.
Annual General Meeting
Members have input into rules and administration of the sport of softball not only in BC but to the Western Canadian Association, Softball Canada, and the International Softball Federation at the Softball BC annual General Meeting.
Softball B.C. is committed to an ongoing educational program through National Coaching Certification Program Clinics throughout the province.
Softball BC also offers one of the most comprehensive Officials development and Educational Programs in the country.
An Opportunity to participate in one of the Provincial Championships in a wide variety of categories. Softball BC also send many Provincial Championship winners to Western Canadian and Canadian Championships.
The KidSport TM Fund
Softball BC advocates the use of the KidSportTM Fund (through Sport BC) to assist those children unable to participate due to financial circumstances.
Athletes Assistance Program
Softball BC support the Athletes Assistance Program, funded by the Provincial Government, which provides financial assistance to designated athletes who wish to pursue academic studies.
The Premier’s Sport Awards Program (p.s.a.p)
p.s.a.p is a resource program designed to help teachers and community instructors teach children thier basic sport skills. The p.s.a.p Teaching the Basics SOFTBALL MANUAL provides tools such as scoring sheets, medical forms, and inning trackers – a great reference for the novice or seasoned coach!
Awards and Recognition
Softball BC Recognition Program consists of a long list of awards and honors for our athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and sponsors.
Hall Of Fame
Ongoing Membership Legacy of the Softball BC Hall of Fame and Walk of Fame.
The Gordon McDonald, Margo & Dorene Thoms Scholarship Fund offers four $750 bursaries annually. All registered umpires and their children who are attending a recognized post secondary institute are eligible to apply.
The Softball BC Newsletter is a forum to increase communication throughout the province for association, coaches, player and umpires.