Softball

2021 Community Club Softball

Registration is open March 26- April 9, 2021.

Registrations after this date are not guaranteed a spot on a team.

Late registrations that are accepted are subject to a $25 late fee.

Learn To Play Division – $90/child
All other divisions – $180/child.

Click HERE to register.

Winnipeg South West Youth Softball Association (WSWYSA)

Information for 2021 season

Welcome to the Riverview Community Club Softball Information Page

Please take a few minutes to read the information below for important news about softball for the upcoming 2020 season.

New for 2021

Softball Manitoba has approved the restructuring of the minor division by adding the AA category.

The three categories that now exist are:
(community level -formerly referred to as B)
AA (regional teams)
AAA (high performance – formerly referred to as A)

This change was brought about to narrow the gap in skill level between the former A and B levels.  Requests from players and parents for more skill development opportunities and a higher level of competition has steadily increased over the years so the desire at the grassroots level is already in place.

In the AA category, each AAA region is able to form up to three teams for each age group.  Decisions on the number and locations of teams, the process to formulate teams, as well as any fees to pay, will be overseen by individual AAA regional organizations.

Riverview community center is located within WSWYSA Smittys area for AAA.  For more Information about the AAA Smittys Terminators go to https://www.smittysterminators.ca/.

The continued strength and success of softball at the (community) level is of utmost importance to Softball Manitoba.  The grassroots level is the growth of our sport.  To ensure this, players must register and play on an level community team in order to be eligible to try out for an AA team.  Furthermore, AA teams will be restricted in days of practice, play and tournaments from the beginning of the season until the respective age category provincials are complete.  The AA teams may offer practices and exhibition games ONLY on FRIDAY NIGHTS until the end of provincials.  Two tournament showcase weekends are booked for June 12/13 and July 17/18.  No restrictions are in place following the respective provincial.  The hope is to host an AA provincial in August for each category.

2021 MINOR DIVISION ‘AA’ EXHIBITION TOURNAMENT – PROPOSED DATES

AA Exhibition Tournament Weekend 1  –  U12, U14, U16    June 10-11, 2021   

AA Exhibition Tournament Weekend 2  –  U12, U16             July 16-17, 2021

Note: Weekend 2 is the same weekend as U14 A Provincials, which is why U14 AA is excluded

2021 MINOR DIVISION ‘AA’ PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – PROPOSED DATES 

CATEGORY

PROVINCIAL DATE

LOCATION

ENTRY FEE

ENTRY DEADLINE

U12 AA Girls

August 6-7

TBD

 

July 1st

U14 AA Girls

August 13-14

TBD

 

July 1st

U16 AA Girls

August 13-14

TBD

 

July 1st

U19 AA Girls

August 20-21

TBD

 

July 1st

 NOTE:  Coaches must be certified by June 22nd , 2021 to ENTER any of the above.

Certification Requirement for 2021: FOCS Part 1 and 2 + MED Online Evaluation = 2021 substitute for Competition-Introduction

 General Information for 2021:

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

All players must register in the RAMP online registration system. Link on the RVCC website.

Fees must be paid by etransfer or cheque before you can play. Riverview fees include a 20$ club fee which helps cover the cost of equipment and club services.

Softball conveners from local community clubs and WSWYSA board members will attend a draft meeting where 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, A 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, the availability of pitchers. There is a possibility your child may be drafted to another club.

Registration cost for softball for the 2021 season is 160.00$ per player for U10-U19. Learn to Play registration fee is 70$. Community clubs may add fees such as a service or 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:

2021 Age Categories

LTP 2014, 2015, 2016

U10 2011, 2012, 2013

U12 2009, 2010,

U14 2007, 2008

U16 2005, 2006,

U19 2002, 2003, 2004

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

Saturdays in May & June

8/9 to 10 yrs

U10

Monday & Wednesday at 6:30 pm

11 and 12 yrs

U12

Tuesday & Thursday at 6:30 pm

13 and 14 yrs

U14

Monday & Wednesday at 7pm

15 and 16 yrs

U16

Tuesday & Thursday at 7pm

17 to 18yrs

U19

Monday & Wednesday at 7pm

IMPORTANT SOFTBALL DATES for 2021:

Registration is open March 26th – April 9th, 2021. LATE fees of 25$ apply after April 9th , 2021.

Check the RVCC website and register via the link to RAMP.

Team formation date: April 18th, 2021 – players will be notified of their team placement within a week.

Coaches meeting April 29th, 2021 at 7 pm. Zoom vs in-person is dependent on public health guidelines- coaches will be notified.  Meeting is mandatory for all coaches

League wide clinic May 1, 2020 at Moffat Field – time and date will be confirmed pending public health guidelines.

League play begins May 3rd, 2021

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 mid-late June 2021

Learn to play for 5–7-year-olds

  • Moffat field Saturdays 10:30-12:00. (May 8, 15, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26th).
  • Moffat Field (close to Century arena). No session on Sat May 22, 2021

A Ball 2021 League Playoffs:

  • Location Varsity View – ALL DATES WILL BE CONFIRMED AT THE COACHES MEETING
  • TBA June 2021 for U10
  • TBA June 2021 for U12, U14,
  • TBA U 16 and U19 are City wide playoff – dates TBA but typically same time as the U12/14 group
  • All teams make the playoffs – provided there is more than 1 team at that level.

A Ball 2021 Provincials:

  • U10 June 25-27, JBSC
  • U12 July 9-11 Buhler
  • U14 July 16-18 Steinbach
  • U16 July 23-25 Winkler
  • U19 August 13-15 Brandon

Teams wishing to enter playoffs pay an entry fee by June 1, 2021 (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.

Winnipeg South/West Youth Softball Association