The Role of Softball Ontario

Softball Ontario administers the following programs to all softball associations in Ontario:

1. Umpire Program

  • Offers clinics from Junior Development to Certification Levels 1 to 4.
  • Offers a yearly registration and testing program that includes insurance.
  • Offers an evaluation (on-field) program.
  • Handles the Provincial and National Competition appointments.
  • Offers rule interpretation via Zone Umpires-in-Chief.
  • Offers the Blue Symposium: an educational and networking opportunity for umpires in the province.

2. Coaching Program

  • Offers clinics from the Learn to Coach, Community Coach, NCCP Competition - Introduction, Softball and Competition-Development, Softball.
  • Offers specialty clinics for caoches, like Hitting and Drills Clinics.
  • Offers professional development opportunities.

3. CANpitch Program

  • Offers a six week, one hour per week instruction/training session for the FUNdamentals Stage.
  • Offers a six week, one hour per week instruction/training session for the Learn2Train Stage.
  • Offers a six week, one hour per week instruction/training session for the Train2Train Stage.

4. House League Development Program

  • Creates and administers programs aimed at introducing the sport to new participants, including a Schools Program and Community Event Program.
  • Offers Get in the Game Symposium: an opportunity for Local Softball Associations to share best practices.
  • Offers House League Select Provincial Championships.

5. Communication/Promotion

  • Web Page promoting sport, programs, services and member associations.
  • Digital and social media circulated to all competitive teams, officials, subscribers and volunteers.
  • Liaison with Softball Canada.
  • Liaison with government agencies.

6. Resources

  • Rule Books
  • Videos
  • Technical resources
  • Administrative resources

 

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