• 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.

  • 2018 SNB Hall of Fame Inductees Announced!

    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.

LTPD Parent Information

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?
(PDF 457 KB)

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
(PDF 6.23 MB

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.

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