Our Softball Convener for 2021-22 is Rachel Hallson,
You can contact her at email@example.com
Welcome to the Home of the Varsity View Youth Softball Club
(which also encompasses players from Westdale and Roblin Park).
Changes to Softball for 2022/Registration Info
Softball Manitoba has restructured their age divisions to align with other Softball organizations in Canada and the U.S.A
Learn to Play (Timbits)-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 dates to be determined) Learn to Play 3-girls turning 8 and 9 by Dec. 31 of the current year $70
All other age groups are female only and cost $160
U9-LTP 3 (Timbits) turning 8,9 in the current year play Tuesday/Thursday ($70)
U11 turning 10 and 11 in the current year play Monday/Wednesday ($160)
U13 turning 12 and 13 in the current year play Tuesday/Thursday ($160)
U15 turning 14 and 15 in the current year play Monday/Wednesday ($160)
U17 turning 16 and 17 in the current year play Tuesday/Thursday ($160)
U19 turning 18 and 19 in the current year play Monday/Wednesday ($160)
Softball relies on volunteers so if you are wanting to be a coach or assistant coach please indicate this when you register. If you are interested in umpiring please check out the Softball Manitoba website for information on umpire clinics. U9-U15 generally have enough teams within the league to play within the WSWYSA area (this includes Oak Bluff, Sanford, La Salle and Starbuck) U17-U19 normally play within the larger city league and will travel further for games. If we don’t have enough players for a team within Varsity View there are times where we have to combine with other clubs within our league which may result in your home team being Fort Garry, Southwest Winnipeg or Corydon rather than Varsity View. This is only for one season if needed and the girls come back to Varsity for the following season. We try to keep groups of girls together so they can still play with their friends.
Player Equipment Requirements
Player uniforms (shirts & hats/visors) 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 navy softball pants and gold 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.
If you would like to order a Varsity View hoodie, navy softball pants, gold socks, gold belt or a navy long sleeve shirt for under the jersey there will be a link coming here soon, it will also be emailed out to registrants. (You are under no obligation to purchase these items through this site if you’d rather purchase them elsewhere. The hoody is sold as a fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds going back to the club).
A – Club level, formerly B ball-teams-hosted within our community centres-plays in May and June.
AA – Introduction to High Performance (when you are registering for A ball, check off the box if you are interested in playing this new AA level)-more competitive, 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. Plays from June through July.
AAA – High Performance, formerly A ball- 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.
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.
Varsity View Softball Highlights
Congrats to the VV U14 Bronze Medalists 2019
2016 Softball Play-offs held at VV Sportsplex on Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19, 2016
(U10 – U 14 teams)