Around The Horn – March 2015
The Canadian Amateur Softball Association (CASA), commonly known as Softball Canada, is kicking off a yearlong celebration of its 50th Anniversary in 2015. The theme of Softball Canada’s 50th Anniversary celebration will be “Celebrating the Past and Building the Future”. Softball players and fans are passionate, and behind each and every one of them is a moment that started it all. This theme celebrates that moment, whether it happened in the past or whether it is happening right now, kick starting future generations of players and fans.
The World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced the pools and official tournament schedule of the 2015 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship taking place in Saskatoon, Canada from 26 June to 5 July.
Softball Canada is pleased to announce that three coaches have been added to the Men’s National Team Coaches Pool. Tom Doucette (Middle Musquodoboit, NS) has returned to take on the Junior Men’s National Team Head Coach position, with Jean-Yves Doucet (St-Leonard-d’Aston, QC) and Todd McCulloch (Martensville, SK) joining him as assistant coaches.
Tickets for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games are now being sold on a first-come, first-served basis! Now’s the time to get your tickets to be part of the Pan Am Games action and join in on the biggest international, multi-sport event that Canada has ever hosted. Sales in the early access period were strong, but great seats are still available for those who act soon.
Softball Canada is pleased to announce a series of Regional Identification Camps for the Junior Women’s National Team program in preparation for the 2015 ISF XI Junior Women’s World Championship.
Softball Canada is pleased to announce the coaching staff for the 2015 Men’s Slo-Pitch Border Battle teams. Josh Zanolli (Drayton Valley, AB) will serve as the head coach of Team Canada, Jeff Long (Amherstburg, ON) will take on head coaching duties for the Canada Selects, and Tony Carnelos (Etobicoke, ON) and Todd Cadenhead (Mossley, ON) will serve as assistant coaches for both teams.
Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of athletes who have been invited to a selection camp as members of the 2015 Men’s Slo-Pitch Border Battle Athlete Pool.
Each month, Softball Canada will feature two products from Rawlings, Miken or Worth in Around the Horn. If you are interested in purchasing any of these products, visit your local dealer or contact Rawlings Group Canada at 1-800-741-7205. This month’s products are the Worth 11″ Red Dot (PX11RYLC) and the Women’s FPX Plush Pant (WB150).
Nominations for athletes, coaches, officials, builders and teams for induction into Softball Canada’s Hall of Fame are being accepted until April 1, 2015. A maximum of five (5) new members will be chosen to be inducted on Saturday, November 14th during Softball Canada’s Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Richmond will be THE place to be for softball umpires from coast to coast from March 25-27, 2016 as Softball Canada and the Softball British Columbia Umpire Associations host BLUE CONVENTION 2016 – three great days of learning and connecting. Whether you’re a veteran or a brand new Level I / junior umpire you will find something to upgrade your game. Learn from the best in the sport from all over the world. We’ll have youth clinics and sessions for new(er) umpires, plus Level IV and Instructor / Evaluator clinics wrapped around the main conference.
Registration is open NOW!!
Softball Canada is currently accepting nominations for the Ed Bitz Scholarship, awarded to two registered Softball Canada umpires who following are their studies in a post-secondary educational institution. The deadline for applications is April 30th. 2015.
|U14 Girl’s Jamboree||Victoria, BC||August 5-9|
|U16 Girl’s||Calgary, AB||August 5-9|
|U16 Boy’s||Prince Albert, SK||August 5-9|
|U18 Women’s||Montreal, QC||August 2-9|
|U18 Men’s||Fredericton, NB||August 10-16|
|U21 Women’s||Summerside, PEI||July 29 – August 2|
|U21 Men’s||Napanee, ON||August 10-16|
|Senior Women’s||O’Leary, PEI||August 19-23|
|Senior Men’s||Sainte-Claire, QC||August 26-30|
|Senior Men’s and Women’s SP||Dorchester, ON||Men: August 9-15
Women: ugust 11-15
|U14 Girl’s Jamboree||Open||TBD|
|U14 Boy’s||Saskatoon, SK||August 3-7|
|U16 Girl’s||Montreal, QC||TBD|
|U18 Men’s||Saskatoon, SK||August 2-7|
|U21 Men’s||Charlottetown, PEI||August 9-14|
|Senior Men’s and Women’s SP||Open||Men: TBD
If you are interested in bidding on any of the open Championships, please contact Mike Branchaud, Manager of National Teams and Canadian Championships, at [email protected] or 613-523-3386 ext 3103. Please note that all bids must be approved by your local Provincial/Territorial office.
Softball Canada is excited to announce that Hilton HHonorsTM is helping National Sport Federation athletes, coaches, friends and family save up to 15% on their next stay at any of the 4,000 hotels and resorts within the Hilton HHonors portfolio. Enjoy the flexibility of staying at any of our top ten hotel brands like Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria® Hotels & Resorts , Embassy Suites™ and , Hampton®.
Softball Canada offers a Slo-Pitch tournament package to groups who are interested in running one. Fill out and return the application form!
If you would like to direct a question to the appropriate Softball Canada staff member, visit our Staff Directory.