• 2019 Level V Umpires

    Softball Canada is pleased to announce that eight umpires have received their Level V certification in 2019.

  • Timbits Softball

  • Canadian Sport Help Line

  • Canada Qualifies for Tokyo 2020!

    The Canadian Women’s National team punched its ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a 7-0 run-rule win over Brazil at the 2019 WBSC Softball Americas Qualifier

  • Call for Applications- National Director of Umpires

  • KidSport New Brunswick

    KidSport New Brunswick is a non profit organization that can provide up to $200 per year to children 18 and under to go toward registration costs. Clubs and athletes affiliated with Softball New Brunswick are eligible for this program

  • Softball not Among Shortlisted Sports for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

  • Twenty-Nine Officials to be Inducted to the Canadian Indicator Club

  • Softball Canada announces 2019 Canadian Championships

  • Foundation of Coaching Softball

    For Softball Canada members wishing to become a certified coach.

  • 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!

  • Rawlings launches 2019 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.

  • Softball Canada LTPD

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

  • 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.

LTPD Plans & Resources

Softball New Brunswick Long Term Player Development Implementation Plan
(PDF – 7.12 MB)

Softball NB created a Long Term Player Development Implementation Plan in 2013. The premise of the document is to align all members of Softball NB with the Softball Canada Long Term Player Development Plan and the Canadian Sport for Life stages of athlete development.

Questions regarding Softball New Brunswick’s Long Term Player Development Implementation Plan can be sent to:

Bobby Despres
Softball NB Programs Manager
Tel: (506) 440-8163
Email: coach@softballnb.ca

Long-Term Player Development Guide for Softball in Canada
(PDF – 13.48 MB)

This is the complete document that provides a general overview of Softball Canada’s Long-Term Player Development model. It identifies the key stages of development as well as the ten (10) key factors influencing player development. It is general in nature and outlines general training and competition objectives based on the developmental age of players.

Play Ball! Recommendations from Softball Canada’s Competition Review
(PDF – 1.31MB)

This document was created by Softball Canada’s Competition Review Committee, who have recommended several changes to softball’s competition structure. The document identifies problem areas and gives the rationale behind the proposed changes as they relate to Long-Term Player Development principles. There are also programming recommendations broken down for each stage of Softball Canada’s LTPD model.

Long-Term Player Development One Page Brochure
(PDF – 1.96 MB)

This is a one page brochure that was developed to give a quick overview of the Long-Term Player Development Guide for Softball in Canada. The brochure highlights the key objectives for each stage of development.