SOFTBALL SK IS HOSTING A COACHING SYMPOSIUM
February 5 - February 7, 2016 Regina, Sk
Guest Speakers will be Jeff Ellsworth, Erin Cumpstone(2 time Olympian)
Dione Meier,Todd McCulloch, Nada Gorman, Andrea Wolf and Nicole Verot.
Softball Sk is hosting a hitting course
Mar. 6, 13, 20, 2016 from 9:00am – 2:00pm
U 18 Select Evaluations Dates and Times:
Friday March 4th - Nutana Collegiate 7:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday March 5th - Bedford Road Collegiate 10:00am-12:00 noon
Saturday March 5th - Evan Hardy Collegiate 2:00pm-4:00pm
JR - BOYS SELECTS CHAIR
all Boys can register in their zones.
2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games Head Coach Positions
Softball Saskatchewan is excited to be advertising the opportunity to be a Head Coach for one of our nine (9) 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games U14 Girls District All-Star teams. The Saskatchewan Summer Games Softball competition will be held from July 27th – 30th in Estevan.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR A COACHES APPLICATION GO TO SOFTBALL SK WEBSITE - www.softball.sk.ca
January 5, 2016 - Selects program Registration Night
February 1 - 10, 2016 - Zones Registration
Zone 1 -Feb 9th - 6:45pm - 8:15pm Roland Michener School in the Library
Feb 10 - 6:45 - 8:15pm Silverspring School in the Library
Zone 2 - Feb 9 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm Aden Bowman Collegiate in the Cafeteria
Zone 3 - Feb 9 - 10 Dundonald School, Silverwood School, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Zone 4 - Feb 1 - 7pm - 9pm James Alexander
Feb 3 - 7pm 9pm Lester B Pearson
April 4 - All out of town team’s registration forms due
April 7 – All Jr team registration forms due
April 8– All LTP team registration forms due
April 20 – Coaches Meeting Ramada
April 23 & 24, 2016 Softball Community Coaches Clinic - Registration form
May 13, 14 & 15, 2016 - Early Bird Tournament
May 13, 14 & 15, 2016 - Spring Classic
May 25, 2016 - Minor Softball Night
May 27, 28 & 29, 2016 - President Tournament - Registration Form
June 3,4 & 5, 2016 - Hustler Tournament
June 24,25 & 26,2016 - League Championship
July 8,9 & 10 - Provincials
"Today I heard a comment made about me behind my back. I started to turn around and look, but then decided better of it and kept my eyes on the field.
My wife hears things like this more often than I do, because many of you don’t know who she is. She tells me what you say. I have received... angry emails, full of “suggestions,” about who should be playing where and how I... lost that day’s game for the kids. I thought I’d write an open letter to all of you parents, even though I might never send it. I’ll start it this way: “I am a volunteer.”
I’m the one who answered the call when the league said they didn’t have enough coaches. I understand that you were too busy. I have some news for you. I’m not retired. I’m busy too. I have other children and a job, just like you do. Not only do I not get paid to do this – it costs me money. I see you walk up to the game 15 minutes after it started, still dressed for work. Do you know I’ve already been here over an hour? Imagine if you had to leave work early nearly every day. I’ve never seen you at a practice. I’m sure you’re plugging away at the office. But I’m out here, on the field, trying my best to teach these children how to play a sport they love, while my bank account suffers.
I know. I make mistakes. In fact, maybe I’m not even that great of a coach. But I treat the kids fairly and with respect. I am pretty sure they like coming to my practices and games, and without me or someone like me, there’d be no team for them to play on. I’m part of this community too and it’s no picnic being out here on this stage like this. It’s a lot easier back there with the other parents where no one is second-guessing you.
And I also know you think I give my son or daughter unfair advantages. I try not to. In fact, have you ever considered that maybe I’m harder on him than on the others? I’m sure he hears plenty of criticism at school from classmates, who hear it from you at home, about what a lame coach I am. And if, even unconsciously, my kids are getting a slight advantage because I know them better and trust their abilities, is that the worst thing in the world, considering the sacrifice I’m making? Trust me, I want to win too. And if your son or daughter could guarantee we’d do that, I’d give them the chance.
After this game is over, I’ll be the last one to leave. I have to break down the field, put away all the equipment and make sure everyone has had a parent arrive to pick them up. There have been evenings when my son and I waited with a player until after dark before someone came to get them. Many nights I’m sure you’ve already had dinner and are relaxing on the couch by the time I finally kick the mud off my shoes and climb into my car, which hasn’t been washed or vacuumed for weeks. Why bother cleaning it during the season? Do you know how nice it would be if, just once, after a game one of you offered to carry the heavy gear bag to my car or help straighten up the field?
If I sound angry, I’m not. I do this because I love it and I love being around the kids. There are plenty of rewards and I remind myself that while you’re at the office working, your kid is saying something that makes us all laugh or brings a tear to my eye. The positives outweigh the negatives. I just wish sometime those who don’t choose to volunteer their time would leave the coaching to the few of us who do."