Age Groups

U12

Born 2008, 2009

PLEASE NOTE: Girls born in 2010 are eligible to try out for the U12 team. The player must register for U12, attend player evaluations and are subject to the fees and rules below. If you do not make the U12 Raiders squirt team, the difference in registration will be reimbursed to you.

U14

Born 2006, 2007

U16

Born 2004, 2005

Timbits Softball

Born 2010 and later.

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U12, U14, U16 Boys

Born 2007-2003

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U18 and U21

Born 2002 and older

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Player Evaluations

Evaluations for our Junior Teams will be held on the following dates:

Feb 8, 2020 –  7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Feb 9, 2020 –  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Feb 10, 2020 – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Feb 11, 2020 – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Feb 12, 2020 – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Age groups will be assigned to the dates and times very soon.

All evaluations will be held at the Gordie Howe Sports Complex, 1525 Avenue P South, please wear indoor shoes as cleats are not allowed on the turf. You will also need to bring your glove, helmet, bat (there will be bats on hand to use) and a water bottle. If you are a catcher and have your own equipment, we recommend that you bring that as well.

There will be 2 sessions per division, and we encourage everyone to attend both. However, 1 is the minimum requirement to be considered for an “A” team. If your athlete does attend both evaluation sessions, we will use their best scores towards their ranking.

Evaluations will be divided in 2 parts, Game Play and Skills. We will be playing a live modified game for half of the evaluation time. Your athlete will be scored on their ball knowledge/IQ, their ability to use their physical skills during game play and sportsmanship. During the Skills portion, they will be evaluated on the following:

Hitting

Live (pitching machine)

                – Mechanics, Contact and Power

Bunting (pitching machine)

                – Mechanics and Contact

*U12 will be asked to Sacrifice Bunt only

*U14 and U16 will be asked to Sac, Surprise and Slap Bunt

Infield

Ground Balls

                – Fielding Mechanics and Footwork

Throwing

                – Accuracy, Strength and Transfer Speed

Outfield

Flyballs

                – Fielding Mechanics and Footwork

Throwing

                – Accuracy, Strength and Transfer Speed

*Please note that catches and misses during the Infield/Outfield Evaluation plays very little impact on their score.

Catching

                – Mechanics for receiving and blocking

                – Arm Strength and Accuracy and Transfer time with throws to 2nd. Picks off to 1st and 3rd will be added if time permits.

Pitching

                – Overall Mechanics

                – Speed and location of all available pitches

*U12 – Fastball and Change Up

*U14 – Fastball, Change Up and Drop Ball

*U16 – Fastball, Change Up, Drop Ball and either a Rise Ball, Curve Ball or Drop Curve.

Please note that we have hired Evaluators to evaluate the players, NOT to run the drills during the evaluations. We will use Board Members, Coaches and Parents as needed to hit balls, catch, feed the pitching machines and anywhere else we feel we can use some extra hands. Also, the 3 “A” coaches will be in place prior to evaluations, and as we’ve always done, they will be allowed on the field during their respective time slots to take notes and do their own evaluation to help them with their coaches picks.

Expectations

Division A

  • This division has the highest level of competition and commitment
  • Players on this team are expected to practice more often
  • Players are encouraged to attend clinics and strive to excel in the position they are playing
  • Typically participate in at least 4 tournaments and in addition teams are expected to attend Provincials (early July) and go on to Westerns (PeeWee and up, early Aug.) if successful

Division B

  • This is the developmental stage for players striving to move up and learn the skills of the game while still having a fun experience
  • League games still have a strong sense of competitiveness.
  • Typically participate in 2-3 tournaments
  • It is up to the individual teams if they wish to attend Provincials (early July)

Fees

  • U12  — $250
  • U14  — $250
  • U16  — $250

Fees include evaluation fees and a $25 Softball Sask calendar that you can either keep or sell.

Uniform

A $75 jersey deposit is required before receiving your uniform and will be collected when you pick up your jersey (TBD). The cheque should be postdated August 1 of the current year and made out to Zone 2 Softball.

The uniform must be returned in the same condition you received it.

If the uniform is not returned by August 30 of the current year, the cheque will be cashed. If you do not have a uniform deposit cheque at evaluations, you will be responsible for picking up a uniform at a later date.

Refund Policy

  • All refunds will be reduced by a $25 processing fee
  • Full refunds are available prior to a player being evaluated
  • A 25% refund is available prior to commencement of the season – April 30
  • No refunds will be issued once the season has commenced
  • Refund requests due to medical reasons is at the discretion of the Zone