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Level Information

General Information

PMBA’s Softball Program is for those players that are interested in playing fastpitch Softball and are committed to development and competition.  There are teams starting at U9 level up to U19.

U9 - Birth years 2013/2014

U11 - Birth years 2011/2012

U13 - Birth years 2009/2010

U15 - Birth years 2007/2008

U17 - Birth years 2005/2006

U19 - Birth years 2003/2004

Evaluations

Team rosters are formed following evaluations that determine the player's demonstrated ability.  Each athlete will get at least two hours in a small group to demonstrate their abilities to the coaches. Teams will either be evenly split or split into "A", "B", or "C" level teams. This will vary by age group and skill levels evaluating.

Season

The season typically runs from April to the end of June with league play starting the first week of May thru the last week of June. Teams may decide to participate in Provincials in July or August. Softball teams will play in the Greater Edmonton Minor Softball Association (GEMSA), league games will be played on weeknights with 6:30 pm start times. Games are played locally and in the surrounding communities.  See the league website for full details GEMSA

Game nights vary by age group:

U9 - Monday/Wednesday (One game and one practice per week)

U11 - Tuesday/Thursday

U13 - Monday/Wednesday

U15 - Tuesday/Thursday

U17 - Monday/Wednesday

U19 - TBD

Teams may decide to participate in additional tournaments on weekends.

Additional practices and batting cages may be scheduled on weekends.

Travel

Softball players can expect to travel in the Tri Area, Edmonton, Leduc, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, St. Albert, and surrounding area. GEMSA schedules the league games and does their best to reduce travel when possible. Teams may participate in a variety of tournaments both locally and around the province.

Cost

The costs of registration cover basic expenses such as insurance, equipment, some apparel and use of jerseys and diamond rentals. Teams are required to cover their own travel, umpire and tournament costs.  In the case of non parent paid coaches, the team will be responsible to cover 75-100% of the coaches honorarium. A proposed budget will be presented for parent’s approval at the beginning of the season, after the team is selected.  This gives parents the opportunity to see the cost of participating on the team and in the Softball Program. The cost is often offset by team fundraising activities. The amount of fundraising required varies by team and depends on travel and tournament activity. Parents will be expected to contribute “seed money” to get the team budget a kickstart.

Import Players

PMBA follows the Softball Alberta rules for transfer players.  Information can be found here: Player Transfers

Interested in being a Softball Coach?  Click Here for more information.

Leeam

Softball Coordinator

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PO Box 3391

Spruce Grove AB

T7X3A7

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