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 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.
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Softball NB recognizes the past achievements of Athletes, Teams, Officials and Builders at its Hall of Fame Awards Banquet.
Softball New Brunswick is committed to Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and its principles.
Softball Canada is proud to announce that softball is one of the 150 activities included on the ParticipACTION 150 Play List – the ultimate list of physical activities that define us as Canadian.
Rawlings is the Official Softball of Softball New Brunswick.
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.
Long-Term Player Development A Guide for Softball Parents
(PDF – 6.08 MB)
This resource is a 24-page document intended for parents to help them understand the key components outlined in the Long-Term Player Development Guide for Softball in Canada. In addition to information on each of the stages, this document also includes recommendations for parents on how to develop their children’s physical abilities properly according to Long-Term Player Development principles.
CS4L – A Sport Parent’s Guide
(PDF 1.75 MB)
As parents, we recognize that sports and physical activity play an important role in our children’s healthy growth and development, but recently physical activity has suffered serious decline among Canadian children.
Medical and sport research shows that our children are increasingly at risk for obesity and disease due to low levels of activity and poor nutritional habits.
How Young is Too Young?
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For many young children, organized sport participation is a key contributor to physical activity levels. It is important to focus on fun and active play in the early years, rather than on skills mastery and competition.
NCCP – Long Term Athlete Development Information for Parents
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Doing what is best for your child is what LTAD is all about, and Canadian sport is working hard to develop LTAD plans for all sports.
What those plans tell us is that early specialization, and early intense training in most sports just doesn’t help the child develop to be the best they could possibly be.