Softball

Click HERE for the 2018 Softball Manitoba membership info – Catch the Action.

Registration for the 2018 season opening soon.

Learn To Play Division – $70/child
All other divisions – $160/child

IMPORTANT SOFTBALL DATES for 2018:
Evaluation dates:
• There is NO cost for evaluations
• U12 and U 14 pitchers only will attend an evaluation.
• There are no pitcher evaluations for LTP, U10, U16 or U19
• Evaluation Date is Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Whyteridge Elementary school.
• U12 Wednesday, March 21, 2017 at 8 pm
• U14 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Team formation date: April 4, 2018 – players will be notified of their team placement within a week.
Coaches meeting April 23, 2018 mandatory for all coaches – Meeting place TBA
League wide clinic April 29th, 2018 at Moffat Field – time TBA
League play begins April 30th, 2018

General Info

Welcome to RVCC youth softball page. Softball programs for girls are offered for ages 5 to 19 years. Softball is run in conjunction with Winnipeg South West Youth Softball Association (WSWYSA). Riverview community club coordinates the registration of players and the central WSWYSA organizes the league, games, umpires and playoffs.  League information is posted on their website and should be referred to for ongoing information. http://www.leaguelineup.com/information.asp?url=wswysa&sid=996327987

Please take a few minutes to read the information below for important news about softball for the upcoming 2018 season.
As of the 2016 season entry level ball for WSWYSA is considered B level softball. Players wishing to play C ball should self-identify at time of registration and will be placed on teams outside of WSWYSA.

All players will continue to register out of their local club.

In 2018 only pitchers will attend an evaluation process where they will be ranked by the evaluators.

Softball conveners from local community clubs and WSWYSA board members will attend a “draft” meeting after the evaluations are complete. At the draft meeting teams will be picked based on several criteria (see below in bold). Teams will be developed in an effort to make play both fair and competitive.
Rosters will be held to 12-13 players as much as possible.
Teams will be formed based on the availability of a coach (at least one member of the coaching staff must have a softball coaching certificate). In addition, B ball requires several pitchers who can pitch windmill style.
Any community club wishing to host a team –must have a dedicated coach identified early in the year and at least 2-3 pitchers who can (or are willing to learn) windmill.
All efforts will be made to keep as many of the local players together, playing out of their own club but, this is dependent on the number of girls registered, if there is a coach from the community and, if the availability of pitchers. There is a possibility your child may be drafted to another club.
Registration cost for softball for the 2018 season is 160.00$ per player for U10-U19. Learn to Play registration fee is 70$. Community clubs may add fees such as a volunteer bond to the registration cost- this is individual and unique to each community club.

Teams are grouped by age and are based on year born:
LTP – 2011, 2012, 2013
U10 – 2008, 2009 and 2010
U12 – 2006, 2007
U14 – 2004, 2005
U16 – 2002, 2003
U19 – 1999, 2000, 2001

Softball Age Categories and Game nights:

Age

Note: Ages are as of December 31st in the same year in which the season is played.

Category Game Days
5 to 7/8 yrs Learn to play Tuesday and Thursday
8/9 to 10 yrs U10 Monday and Wednesday
11 and 12 yrs U12 Tuesday and Thursday
13 and 14 yrs U14 Monday and Wednesday
15 and 16 yrs U16 Tuesday and Thursday
17 to 18yrs U18 Monday and Wednesday

Game Nights:
• Monday and Wednesdays: u10 u14 u19
• Tuesday and Thursdays: u12 and u16
• League play will commence in early May and last league game will be played June 21, 2018
Learn to play for 5-7 year olds
• May 5th and ending June 23rd, 2018 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Moffat Field (close to Century arena). No session on Sat May 19th, 2018

Playoffs:
• Location LaSalle
• June 15-17th, 2018 for U10
• June 22-24th, 2018 for U12, U14, U 16 and U19
• All teams make the playoffs – provided there is more than 1 team at that level.

Provincials:
• U10 June 22-24 JBSC
• U12 July 6-8 NESA Buhler
• U14 July 13-15, 2018 Winkler
• U16 July 6-8 Steinbach
• U19 July 13-15 –JBSC

Teams wishing to enter playoffs pay an entry fee by June 1, 2018 (Delivered to Softball Manitoba)
Please check updated information about tryouts, policy, evaluation, fair play, dates etc. Can be found at the website http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=wswysa

Board & Volunteer opportunities
As with all volunteer organizations, WSWYSA is always in need of people to fill roles on the board. If you have an interest, or would just like more information about WSWYSA, please contact Julie Strong the RVCC softball convener at softball@riverviewcc.ca. You can also contact the RVCC club.