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SOFTBALL BC

2019-2022

STATUS REPORT

2019 Softball BC

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We would like to acknowledge that our Softball BC office is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Katzie and Kwantlen First Nations.

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Are you new to Softball BC?  Do you need to purchase a Softball BC Membership Number for your child?  Please CLICK HERE to visit the online store.

LATEST NEWS

2020 Softball BC Provincial Championships

U12A Girls: Coquitlam July 17-19
U12B Girls: Richmond July 10-12
U12C Regional Championships: TBA

U14A Girls: Not yet awarded
U14B Girls: Delta July 10-12
U14C Girls: Parksville July 3-5

U16A Girls: Victoria July 17-19
U16B Girls: Alberni Valley July 10-12
U16C Girls: Kelowna July 10-12

U19A Women: Richmond July 24-26
U19B Women: Abbotsford July 10-12
U19C Women: Enderby July 3-5

U12, U14, U16 and U19 Boys: Williams Lake July 3-5

Intermediate A Women: Richmond July 17-19
Women A: Richmond July 24-26
Women B: Richmond July 17-19
Women C: Victoria August 7-9
Women D: Victoria August 7-9

Softball BC is pleased to announce that Phil Ransome (Barriere, BC) has been selected as the Head Coach for the Indigenous Boys Team for the 2020 BC Summer Games.

Through partnership with the BC Games and Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council Softball BC is proud to bring opportunities for Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) participation, inclusive of athletes, coaches and officials, to the 2020 BC Summer Games. We are committed to supporting and fostering positive experiences in sport for Indigenous participants through Softball and the Games. Experience gained at these Games will assist participants as they move onto compete at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and/or the Canada Summer Games.

The team will be made up of players from around the Province and they will represent Zone 1 (Kootenays) at the Games.

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Building for the Future: A Conversation for Sports Administrators and Volunteer

About this Event

  • Join Softball BC for this one day conference as we discuss topics relevant to the Local Sports Association (LSO). Topics will include Risk Management, Policies and Procedures, Safe Sport and Recruiting Volunteers to your Boards.

REGISTER NOW!

SOFTBALL CANADA NATIONAL UMPIRE SCHOOL

  • Do you want to take your game to the next level?
  • How about learning from some of the best officials in our game?
  • Does having instructors directly from the Softball Canada Officials Development Committee peak your interest?
  • Instructors that have worked World Championships and Olympic Qualifiers?

Softball BC is hosting a Softball Canada National Umpire School February 22nd & 23rd, 2020 at Steveston London Secondary School. Registration is $50.00 per official and will include lunch for both days and a t-shirt. Please register online by February 7th, 2020, at the link provided. Payment is by credit card only and cannot be paid by your association as it is a separate event. Your attendance at the National Umpire School will count towards your clinic for the year but you will still have to register with Softball BC for your annual membership fees.

The National Umpire School is an in-depth mechanics focused clinic that will be tailored for all umpires, all levels and structured around your experience. Expect to get lots of practical hands on instruction.  We hope to see you there!

Rule Change Summary: Softball BC 2020

Read more about the Special Operating Rule Changes Going into Effect for the 2020 Playing Season

2020 Provincial Championship Dates

The Dates and Locations for the 2020 Provincial Championships will be announced no later than January 31, 2020!

Watch our website and social media for all updates.

CALL FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS!

Softball BC is looking for participants on the ‘Competition Review Committee’ chaired by Ian Kellow.

The purpose of this committee is to analyze the competition structure in place for youth and adult softball, provide meaningful competition for all stages of softball, review rules of competition currently in place for youth and adult softball, and make recommendations on change as necessary.  The committee will review the calendar of competition to ensure it supports the long term athlete development framework.

Any interested individuals are asked to send their expression of interest by email to Rick Benson at rbenson@softball.bc.ca by Monday September 30, 2019.  The expression of interest should include your name, email, phone number, mailing address, bullet form history in softball or related activities, and the reason(s) for applying.

All submissions will be considered by a three person panel made up of members of the Softball BC Board of Directors and those applicants chosen will be contacted by Softball BC.

Thank you to everyone who applies, your interest in promoting and developing softball in British Columbia is greatly appreciated.

Terms of Reference Competition Review Committee 07-2019

Canadian and Western Canadian Championships 2019

The U14 Boys and U16 Boys from BC both finished in 5th place at their respective Canadian Championships. The U14 team from Terrace and the U16 team from Barriere attended the Canadian Championships in Saskatoon, SK in late July.  Congratulations to both teams for representing BC very well!

The U19B Ladies Western Canadian Championship was won by BC1 – Richmond Islanders 00 and the South Delta Invaders 01 brought home the Bronze Medal!  Congratulations to both teams!

In the U16B Girls Western Canadian Championship the Prince George Thunderbirds brought home a Silver medal and the Nanaimo Diamonds finished in 6th place.  Well done ladies!

Coming up next:

  • Canadian Championships:  CLICK HERE for dates and locations
  • Western Canadian Championships: CLICK HERE for dates and locations

Meet our official partner, TeamSnap!

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with TeamSnap as the Official Team and LSO Management App of Softball BC.

With 20 million users and counting, TeamSnap delivers the platform Softball BC and your LSO can’t live without. The app is already in the pocket of all your coaches and parents, as more teams use TeamSnap than any other management platform worldwide.

TeamSnap enables you to save time and grow your LSO with a solution that is seamlessly connected to the app, guaranteeing a fantastic experience for everyone in your organization. With TeamSnap for Clubs & Leagues you can:

  • Streamline communication to a single platform, keeping everyone in the loop with instant updates to individual teams or custom groups.
  • Save time with automatic schedule creation for every game and practice.
  • Collect club dues upfront and on time, and deposit directly into your bank account.
  • Attract new participants with a professional and easy-to-use website.

Visit the TeamSnap Softball BC partner page to learn more and to contact your dedicated TeamSnap account specialist, Meg Sterzer.

 viaSport Report Card Summary

See how Softball BC compares to the Provincial Sport Sector in our Summary of viaSport Report Card.

Report Card Summary 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Who is eligible for this offer?

The following people are eligible to participate provided they reside in British Columbia: athletes, coaches, team managers, officials, volunteers, alumni, employees and their families.

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ABOUT SOFTBALL BC

Softball BC is the official governing body of softball
in the province of British Columbia.
The provincial office is located in Langley, BC. Provincial championships,
National Coaching Certification Programs (NCCP), officials training,
and player development clinics (Learn to Play and CANPitch) are held throughout BC.

  • Who We Are

    • Staff:  5 (2 FT/3 PT)
    • Board of Directors: 8 (volunteers) 
    • District Representatives: 45 (volunteers)
  • Strategic Priority Areas

    • Our MEMBERS
    • Our ASSOCIATIONS AND CLUBS
    • Our SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS
    • Our PARTNERS
  • Softball BC Programs

    • CANpitch
    • CANhit (pilot program)
    • Team BC
    • BC Summer Games
    • NCCP Certification Clinics
    • Umpire Certification Clinics
    • Timbits Softball
  • Mission, Vision, Values

    Mission: Softball for Everyone

    Vision: To govern, lead and develop the sport of Softball in British Columbia

    Values: Softball BC seeks to build a fun, fair and safe environment for all participants to enjoy the game at any level

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