2018 Softball Parent Handout

Fisher Park C. R. C. Spring Softball 2018

Softball Details

Volunteer coaches will contact players 1 week prior to the beginning of the season.

We are hoping to recruit 2-3 coaches per team.

All parent helpers are welcome regardless of their experience.

The Season starts April 26th and runs until June 21st.

T-ball for 5-6 year olds runs from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Peanut Softball for 7-9 year olds runs from 6:00pm to 7:00pm &  7:00pm to 8:00pm

Softball for 10-14 year olds runs from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tball is for children in SK/Gr1  ages 5-7      Time slot 6-7 Thursday nights

With Tball the children are at the very beginning stage. The children play with a cushy ball. There are drills to help learn to throw and catch and mini games where the children hit the ball off a Tee. In these games all children hit and advance one base. The final batter hits a grand slam…ie everyone runs home. There are no “outs”. It is the very beginning of the game where they are learning skills.

Peanut softball is for children in Gr2/3/4 ages 7-10  Time slot is Thursdays 6-7 or 7-8pm.

****For the first three weeks all players will play from 7-8pm****

At this level, an adult coach will pitch to all the children. They do play with a regular softball which is hard. These first three weeks will be used as a “skills development” stage where the children’s skills will be evaluated. At the conclusion of this period, the children will be divided into two groups and placed on teams. The beginners will then play from 6-7pm and the more advanced players will remain in the 7-8pm timeslot. These divisions will be made based on skill rather than age.

Softball is for children in Gr 5/6/7/8 ages 10/11/12/13/14.    Time slot is Thursdays 7-8pm

At this point, the kids start with an approximate half hour skills training and then a half hour game. Slowly the game time is increased as the season progresses. Here it is children pitching to other children and all the rules of the game are observed.

The 1st week of softball each player will receive a team t-shirt, water bottle, and a game schedule for the season.

At the end of the season, each player will receive a softball medal and a team photo.

Players are required to bring their own glove and water to the game. Running shoes are satisfactory. Baseball cleats are also acceptable.

In case of inclement weather, coaches should confirm game status with the website (www.fisherparkrecreation.ca) or recreation office (613-798-8945) and notify players whenever possible.

*Reminder   Children must be supervised at all times.

Your Coach is not a babysitter.  Parents (or a designated person) are responsible for supervising their child / children during the softball Program.

Code of Conduct

Players:

  • Always try to have fun
  • Practice fair play: Honesty, Fairness & Respect.
  • Be on time or early.
  • Listen to your Coaches and play safe.

Parents/Guardians:

  • Support the Team in its efforts to provide a positive community atmosphere where children can have fun and learn through play.
  • Encourage players, coaches, opponents and umpires in their efforts to learn. Applaud good performance by all in this community league.
  • Embrace mistakes as learning opportunities.
  • Stay positive and highlight fun over winning.
  • Support the volunteer coaches and referees.
  • Never criticize umpires, players or coaches.
  • If a problem arises, please try to resolve it cooperatively with the coach first.  If you require further assistance contact Paul Shields  (League Convener) at (613) 798-8945  or e-mail   fisher.park.community.rc
  • Remember you are a model at all times!

Coach / Assistant Coaches / Team Volunteers:

  • Recognize your responsibility to ensure that all players have fun.
  • Enlist the parents to help (don’t do everything yourself).
  • Be on time and prepared.
  • Be constructive and positive.
  • Model and teach Respect, Fair Play and Honesty.
  • Equipment pick-up and coaches clinic dates: Thursday, May 26th
    • Equipment available for pick up 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    • Coaching Clinic from 6:15pm to 7:00pm