Timbits Softball

The Tim Hortons Timbits Program is a revolutionary way of introducing the sport of softball to 5-10 year old children. Activities are included which foster the involvement of all players, including players with high and low skill levels.

It uses activities and lead-up games that are patterned after informal playground games that promise fun and lots of action. Participants will go home at the end of the night happy and tired while improving their fitness level and softball skills.

Timbits Softball provides 5-10 year olds with maximum opportunity to practice the progressions necessary to successfully take part in the game of softball.

U7 (born in 2015, 2016, and 2017)

Born in 2015, 2016, and 2017
Fees: $60
Monday and Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. (May – June)

  • U7 is the introductory level of softball, which uses a softer bat and ball as well as a “honking base”
  • Teams are co-ed
  • Sessions last approx 1 hour – 30 minutes warm up/practice and 30 minutes game play
  • Saskatoon Minor Softball Fun Night – Date TBD
U9 (born in 2013, and 2014)

Born in 2013, and 2014
Fees: $70
Tuesday and Thursday – 6:30 p.m. (May-June)

  • U9 is a slightly modified game where they learn pitching skills and expand on the skills learned in U7
  • Teams are co-ed
  • Everyone bats each inning
  • Gloves and helmets with cage and chin strap are required.
  • Teams will be split between boys and girls
  • Sessions last approx. 75 min. – 30 minutes warm up/practice and 45 minutes game play
  • U9 North Festival  June 11 & 12 Saskatoon
U11 (born in 2011, and 2012)

Born in 2011, and 2012
Fees: $80
Monday and Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. (May – June)

  • U11 is where the game begins to develop for the pitchers, batters and fielders.
  • Player Pitching
  • Gloves, helmets with cage and chin strap, and fielding mask are required.
  • Black ball pants are required and can be sized and purchased at Al Anderson’s.
  • The emphasis is on fun, skill development and learning the game.
  • Teams will be split between boys and girls.
  • Have an 8 p.m. curfew. Sessions last approx. 90 min. – 30 minutes warm up/practice and 60 minutes game play.
  • U11 Provincials June 24th – 26th  Prince Albert


For the 2022 season, please register here.http://Site5833.goalline.ca/index.php

A late fee of $25 will be applied to anyone registering into Timbits after April 1, 2022 that have registered previous years.

Teams will be formed around mid-April, with the league games starting Date TBD, weather pending. Parents will be notified as soon as game schedules are released by SMSL.

Timbits Coach Orientation & Skill Development Clinics

  • Location – Gordie Howe Sports Complex Indoor Ball Facility
  • Dates – April 25 & 26, 2022  6:00-9:00pm
    • Only need to attend one of the evenings.
  • Mandatory
Players Clinics 
  • Come Try Softball Day is a chance for those players that have never played to try it out before registering and for those currently registered or that have played in the past to refresh their skills and practice for the upcoming season.  Players will be divided into groups.

         Dates: March 12 U7 8am – 9am ; March 12 U9 9am – 10am ; March 12 U11 10am – 11am


  • Pitching ClinicMarch 13 U9 & U11 10am -11am    *open to current registrants only


  • Location for Clinics – Gordie Howe Sports Complex Indoor Ball Facility

Refund Policy

  • All refunds prior to the start of the season will be reduced by a $15 processing fee.  
  • No refunds will be issued once the season has commenced with exception of medical reasons, which is at the discretion of the Zone.  

U11 Uniforms

A $75 jersey deposit is required before receiving your uniform and will be collected when you receive your jersey from the coach. 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 1 of the current year, the cheque will be cashed.

Black ball pants are required and can be sized and purchased at Al Anderson’s.


Traditionally, at the 5-10 year level, coaches are moms and dads with little or no coaching experience at all. This program is designed to make it easy to implement for the volunteer coach who knows a great deal about softball or who does not. It includes:

  • Prepared lesson plans
  • Easy to follow instructions
  • A letter to give to parents about the program
  • Progressions for teaching basic skills
  • Lead up games designed to simulate the real game of softball

Softball Saskatchewan requires Coaches to complete the online Respect in Sport (RIS) certification.  Also, SMSL requires all coaches to attend the Coaches Orientation in April 2022.

New coach certification required for U11. Must have either male or female coach on the bench for the respective gender competing at provincials.  ONLINE e-learning, foundations of coaching part 1, online module, in-person clinic, MED online learning, Respect in Sport will be needed.  See Softball Sask Website – coaching – pathways – Community Coach for more information. Each module has a timeline for completion prior to the start of the season.

If you are interesting in coaching or being an assistant coach, please contact saskatoonraiderstimbits@gmail.com.

About the program

Timbits Softball  ensures children of all skill levels have FUN while improving their fitness levels and developing their Fundamental Movement Skills.

  • ensures children have fun while improving their fitness and developing their skills
  • is action-packed
  • fosters success for all ability levels
  • has easy-to-follow lesson plans for new and experienced coaches
  • contains activities and lead up games that are patterned after informal playground games
  • gives every child more opportunities to develop softball skills because everyone is active for every minute of every season
  • is nationally recognized and approved

More Information

If you have any questions, please contact Timbits Co-ordinators:  saskatoonraiderstimbits@hotmail.com.

For more information about Timbits Softball, visit the Softball Canada Website.