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.

U6 (born in 2014, 2015, and 2016)

Born in 2014, 2015, and 2016
Fees: $60
Monday and Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. (May – June)

  • U6 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 – May 20, 2020
U8 (born in 2012, and 2013)

Born in 2012, and 2013
Fees: $70
Tuesday and Thursday – 6:30 p.m. (May-June)

  • U8 is a slightly modified game where they learn pitching skills and expand on the skills learned in U6
  • 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
U10 (born in 2010, and 2011)

Born in 2010, and 2011
Fees: $80
Monday and Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. (May – June)

  • U10 is where the game begins to develop for the pitchers, batters and fielders.
  • 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.
  • In season tournament, June 6-7, 2020.
  • U10’s born in 2010 have the option to try out for U12. Please contact the Zone Executive to apply for this.


For the 2020 season, please register here.

Teams will be formed around mid-April, with the league games starting May 4, 2020, weather pending. Parents will be notified as soon as game schedules are released by SMSL.

Coach Training/Parent Information Night

  • Location – Gordie Howe Sports Complex Upstairs (overlooking the Hilltops Football Field)
  • Dates – April 27/28, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Only need to attend one of the evenings.
  • Mandatory for new coaches or for those coaching a new age division.
  • Optional for parents to attend.
Players Clinics – Come Try Softball before the season starts
  • Open to those currently registered in the Raiders zone or those living in the Raiders zone that are interested in trying/playing softball this season.
  • Location – Gordie Howe Sports Complex Indoor Ball Facility
  • Dates (Can attend one or multiple sessions. Space is limited in each session, so register early.)
    • March 15, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • March 22, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • April 18, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    • April 19, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m..
    • Please register by sending an email to saskatoonraidersltp@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “Timbits Clinic Registration” when sending your email and in the email please identify the player name, birth year, and what dates you are registering for. 


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.  

U10 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 2020.

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

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