Expectations of Players

  • punctuality
  • make a committed effort to attend all practices and games
  • respect for coaches, officials, their team mates and opposing teams
  • strive to improve and learn new skills
  • work hard for yourself, but also for your team. Softball is a team sport and it takes a group effort to succeed
  • and most important, have fun!

Team Responsibilities

This is a general guideline for expectations when it comes to playing on the Div A and B teams.

Division A Players
  • 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
  • division A starts at the Squirt level
  • 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
  • all A division players must purchase Rawlings Switcheroo Jacket
Division B Players
  • this is the developmental stage for players striving to move up and learn the skills of the game while still having a fun experience.
  • still has a strong sense of competitiveness at league games.
  • typically participate in 2-3 tournaments.
  • it is up to the individual teams if they wish to attend Provincials (early July).

Equipment

 

Junior League Players require the following ball equipment:

  • glove
  • team ball cap
  • running shoes

The official Raider Uniform is:

  • Raider Jersey – provided by the zone
  • Black pants and belt
  • Black socks

It is recommended that you also consider the following items:

  • bat
  • helmet (with cage)
  • equipment bag
  • mouth guard
  • ball cleats
  • batting gloves
  • sliding shorts

It is also suggested that each player have the following at each game and practice:

  • water bottle
  • sun screen
  • insect repellant
  • a jacket
  • sun glasses
  • miscellaneous first aid supplies (i.e. bandages, sports tape etc.)

Each team will decide upon additional team apparel once teams have been selected. If teams are going with a 2nd jersey, they must have Executive approval and proper Raiders logo.