COACHES ORIENTATION DATES
COACHES CATEGORY MEETING DATES
U10 PRESEASON CLINIC DATES AND INFORMATION
West Valley Softball- 2018 Dates
Uniform Sort: Saturday, January 27, 1 – 5pm, Common Room Silver Spring Community Centre
Equipment Sort: Saturday, March 10, 12:15 – 2:15 pm, Common Room Silver Spring Community Centre
LTP Coaches Meeting: Saturday, April 7, 11am, Sunrise Room Silver Springs Community Centre
Equipment Return: Thursday, June 21, 6:30 – 9pm, Common Room Silver Springs Community Centre
Coaches Meeting U10 and older, April 24, 6 - 7:30pm Board Room Silver Springs Community Centre
Parents Meeting U10 and older, April 24 7:30 - 9pm Board Room Silver Springs Community Centre
Mini- Umpire Clinic- May 4th, 6:30 - 8:30pm Board Room Silver Springs Community Centre
registration birth years for 2018
fair treatment and equal playing time in all divisions
In our younger divisions Learn To Play, U10 and U12 players should be rotating through every possible position. As the kids get older we recognize that not everyone will want to or be able to play the positions of catcher and/or pitcher in game situations. Within all of our divisions no player should sit out more than one inning at a time. If your coach is playing the Universal rule then no player should sit out more than one inning until every player on the team has sat out one inning. If your coach is playing by the ABC rule then B and C players will alternate every inning and A players play the entire game. If this is not happening, talk to the Team Manager, VP or League President. See the Calgary Minor Softball Website for more details on these rules www.calgaryminorsoftball.com In the older divisions (Peewee, Bantam and Midget) we start to see some more position specializations, there is less emphasis put on seeing each player play each and every position. However, West Valley as well as Calgary Minor Softball does insist that the principle of equal playing time is followed. At the end of the season, no player should have sat out more innings (as a percentage of the player’s availability) than any other player on the team. The Team Manger should be able to document this. As stated above with the specialization of positions, all players should have opportunities at infield and outfield. If this is not happening, talk to the Team Manager, VP or League President.
Tournaments are amazing fun for your kids. Information about various tournaments is posted on the CMSA website. The information changes often so check for updates. Typically all tournaments have their own set of rules to follow and require fair play. All tournaments that West Valley teams wish to attend must be sanctioned by Softball Alberta or the respective Governing body for the province you are traveling to. If teams are traveling out of Alberta they will require a Travel Permit from Softball Alberta.