• One Year Trial of WBSC Rules for Pitching & Strike Zone

    At the recent Softball Canada Congress a proposal to implement a one-year trial of these two new rules was discussed at several workshops and unanimously approved at the Annual General Meeting. This trial will be effective January 1, 2018!

  • Coach NB’s Competition Development courses are NOW available!

    The first round of competition development courses of 2018 are now up on the locker! Please forward this information on to all of your clubs and coaches. The calendar will continue to update with event specifics, so continue to check back on a regular basis!

  • Softball Canada Canadian Championships 2018

    Softball Canada presents 10 Canadian Championships in various locations across the country. These Championships represent the pinnacle of many athletes' careers, as they compete for the title of National Champion. To attend a Canadian Championship, teams must first contact their Provincial or Territorial Softball Association.

  • Rawlings launches 2018 Spring Catalogue

    REDEFINED • LEGENDARY • PERFECTION: The culmination of 130 years of Rawlings’ glove-making craftsmanship, the Rawlings Gold Glove® series delivers the ultimate in playability and feel, inspiring a new generation of defensive excellence.

  • HOF & Award Winners 2017

    Softball NB recognizes the past achievements of Athletes, Teams, Officials and Builders at its Hall of Fame Awards Banquet.

  • Softball Canada LTPD

    Softball New Brunswick is committed to Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and its principles.

  • Rawlings launches 2018 BAT LINE-UP

  • Softball Canada announces 2018 Junior Women’s National Team Combines

    Softball Canada has just announced the dates, locations and registration details for the 2018 Junior Women’s National Team Combines.

  • Rawlings Canada

    Rawlings is the Official Softball of Softball New Brunswick.

  • Softball New Brunswick GRANDSLAM 50/50

    All proceeds go towards funding Softball New Brunswick programs including: Scholarship Fund, Special Olympics Program, High Performance Athlete Development, Coaching Development, Slo-pitch Initiatives & Umpire Development.

Learn To Play

LEARN TO PLAY COORDINATOR
Casey Hogan

Email: casey.hogan@dal.ca


The Learn to play coordinator is responsible to act as resource for new communities wishing to start the learn to play program and to provide assistance for communities to revitalize softball. Taking a proactive approach the coordinator and her team will help you market your LTP program and act as a resource for the program to members. If you have someone in your community who wants to be a LTP resource, please contact our LTP Coordinator.

The LEARN TO PLAY PROGRAM is a revolutionary way of introducing the sport of Softball to children. Activities are included which foster the involvement of ALL players, including players with high and low skill levels. The child will experience excitement, enjoyment and success. Activities and lead-up games are patterned after informal playground games that promise an hour of FUN and LOTS OF ACTION. Participants will go home at the end of the day happy and tired, while improving their fitness level.

Softball New Brunswick LTP Community Caravan Program

The Learn to Play program is a community based event and is dependent on the participation of players, coaches and parents.  The program is one that can only be as successful as both the coaching staff and the volunteers and requires both parties, especially the coaches, to be able to successfully teach the fundamental softball skills listed on Softball Canadas basic skills checklist. By doing so, it ensures that children are actively participating in the game and are egger to return to softball year after year. This summer the Softball New Brunswick summer students traveled to various locations around the province in the ‘Community Caravan’- a program designed to promote the learn to Play program in different locations around New Brunswick. When traveling, Casey and Taylor introduced many checklist items listed on the Softball Canada check list.

This ensured that all participants gained the age appropriate knowledge in order to continue to develop as overall athletes before specializing in softball. The students focused on providing participants a different experience than they would normally receive during their weekly practices throughout the summer. They were able to do this by incorporating new games, activities and equipment into the already established programs. Many times, the students would encourage parents and spectators to come out on the field with the players and actively participate to ensure that they as well were aware of the proper terms and form used for basic throwing and catching techniques. By the end of the summer, the students had been contacted by several communities, schools and summer camps throughout the province, requesting them to come participate in their practices.

 


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