Softball

baseballOur Softball Convener for 2020-21 is Rachel Hallson,  You can contact her at  vvccsoftball@gmail.com

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Welcome to the Home of the Varsity View Youth Softball Club (which also encompasses players from Westdale and Roblin Park).

Changes to Softball for 2021

Softball Manitoba has restructured their divisions to create a stronger performance pathway which will give more athletes the opportunity to play at a high level

A – Club level, formerly B ball

AA – New level to introduce High Performance (when you are registering for A ball, check off the box if you are interested in playing this new AA level)

AAA – High Performance, formerly A ball

The new regional boundaries divide WSWYSA players into one of three AA and AAA regions, depending on each player’s address. Smittys Terminators, Manitoba Angels, and Central Energy.

What does this mean for your daughter?

If she wants to play club level (A, formerly B), and have fun with friends, nothing will change. Our local community centres will be hosting teams as they have in the past. If she wants to play more competitively, but not the commitment that AAA requires, AA tryouts take place within each Softball Manitoba designated boundary in May with teams competing after the community club provincials. All athletes must play club level to participate. This level also acts as a bridge to prepare for AAA tryouts.

If she wants to play the highest level in the province, AAA tryouts take place in September with teams forming shortly after and practicing year round. Regional clubs associated with WSWYSA are Smittys, Angels, and Central Energy, depending on the home address of each player.

Registration

Learn to Play-girls and boys turning 5-7 by Dec. 31 of the current year $70 Saturdays  10:30am-12:00pm at Moffit Field on Clarence Ave. (playing date to be determined)

All other age groups are female only and cost $160

 

U10 turning 8,9 or 10 in the current year play Monday/Wednesday

U12 turning 11 or 12 in the current year play Tuesday/Thursday

U14 turning 13 or 14 in the current year play Monday/Wednesday

U16 turning 15 or 16 by in the current year play Tuesday/Thursday

U19 turning 17, 18 or 19 in the current year play Monday/Wednesday

 

Click here to go to the Online Registration

 

Player Equipment Requirements

Player uniforms (shirts & hats) and catcher equipment are provided by the club.

Individual players will require (at minimum) a properly sized glove, batting helmet with a protective cage and a bat. You are also encouraged to purchase grey softball pants and navy softball socks. Pitchers are required to have a mask while pitching and we do encourage the younger age players to wear them as well, especially when they are playing in the infield.

Optional equipment includes batting gloves, cleats and personal catching equipment. Consult your coach for information on equipment purchases.

About Varsity View Softball

Varsity View Community Club is proud to be a major player in our softball community with Winnipeg Southwest Youth Softball Association. Our club ranges from all ages and experiences. We have a Learn to Play program for both boys and girls from ages 5 – 7 (Timbits) to female only ages 8 – 18 (A Ball). As well as a great place to meet new friends this is also a fantastic way to spend your spring.

No experience necessary as this is a learning program that totally believes in fair play and building on players strengths.  There are many nights when the laughter is one of the nicest sounds around.  Varsity also prides itself on our great parent volunteers, coaches, managers, and the cheering sections that outshine pretty much everyone else’s.

Each year, the softball season starts with online player registration in late February or early March and practices start as soon as we can get on the fields or find indoor locations. The regular season typically runs from May to June with two games per week and usually one or two additional practices. Divisional/League playoffs are held in late June (we often are the host at Marj Edey Field adjacent to the Sportsplex). For those teams that qualify at divisional, provincial championships are held in early to mid-July at various locations.

Practices for all ages are usually held on Sunday afternoons at the Marj Edey Field, however, coaches are free to change their practice times for what works best for their team. 

 

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Varsity View Softball Highlights

Congrats to the VV U14 Bronze Medalists 2019

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2016 Softball Play-offs held at VV Sportsplex on Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19, 2016
(U10 – U 14 teams)

 

 

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