• 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.

Softball New Brunswick – CanPitch

Master Pitching Instructor
Brian Sheldrick

36 Destiny Lane, Quispamsis, NB, E2E5Z9
Tel: 506-849-7310
Cell: 506-647-0770

What is the Canpitch Program?

Canpitch was created to introduce and develop the fundamental skills of windmill pitching to Canada’s children and youth. Canpitch instructors in each province teach a nationally standardized curriculum founded in Long Term Player Development (LTPD) principles that reflects an athlete-centered approach to learning.

The benefits of a nationally standardized pitching program like Canpitch are:

  • All athletes across Canada will have the opportunity to learn how to pitch from experts.
  • Improved skills will improve competitiveness at the local, provincial and national levels.
  • Canpitch Instructors are part of a national network of pitching coaches that participate in professional development sessions, which fosters a sense of community and the sharing of best practices.

Canpitch programs in your area may run year-round with group lessons often taking place once a week in 6 week blocks. In the future we hope all softball associations in Canada have Canpitch Instructors offering programs to anyone wanting to learn to pitch. Contact your Provincial/Territorial Office or local softball association about how to host, become a Canpitch Instructor or enroll a pitcher in a Canpitch Program near you.

Why sign up?

Canpitch instructors deliver leading-edge pitching instruction through group lessons using a 6-week curriculum created by a team of pitching experts. While the Canpitch program is taught in a group, instructors also focus on meeting every athlete’s individual learning needs, based on their skill level.The Canpitch Program is truly athlete-centred, inclusive and most importantly fun.

Throughout the program pitchers will:

  • Learn and develop the fundamental skills of pitching.
  • Meet other players and develop friendships.
  • See their progress as they move from one stage of pitching development to the next in a clearly defined pathway.
  • Be introduced to the concepts of fair play, fitness, safety, and teamwork.
  • Have a fun and memorable experience.

The instructor to pitcher ratio is kept low (maximum of 1:10 and in most cases lower) to ensure each pitcher receives individual attention. Pitchers progress at their own rate in weekly group lessons and by practicing on their own. Instructors use various teaching aids and activities that create a fun learning environment and provide both verbal, positional and tactile feedback.

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