October2013

Softball Performance Centres are now accepting Registrations for U14 and U16 Softball Players!

October 16, 2013

Toronto, ON


 
What is a Softball Performance Centre?Softball Ontario’s Softball Performance Centres will provide a clear training pathway to the sport's high performance system of skill development as delivered by:
  • Team Ontario Coaching Staff (Male and Female)
  • Selected Developmental Coaching Staff
  • Strength and Conditioning Experts
  • Nutrition Experts
  • Sport Psychology Experts
  • Video Analysis- Dartfish Specialists
  • CANpitch Regional Pitching Instructors
Ultimately, this training will prepare the identified Train 2 Train stage players with a clear pathway to meet the minimum fitness and skill raising standards to the next level of Softball- Team Ontario and Team Canada.
What are the dates of the Softball Ontario’s Softball Performance Centres?
The Softball Ontario Performance Centres will offer continuous training on four (4) weekends: November 30-1, 2013- 1st weekend – Open Assessment January 11-12, 2014- 2nd weekend – By invitation only January 25-26, 2014- 3rd weekend- By invitation only February 8-9, 2014- 4th weekend- By invitation only
Where are the locations of Softball Ontario’s Softball Performance Centres?
London, ON – Click here to register if you are interested in attending this Softball Performance Centre
Vaughan, ON - Click here to register if you are interested in attending this Softball Performance Centre
Napanee, ON - Click here to register if you are interested in attending this Softball Performance Centre
How much does it cost to attend a Softball Ontario's Softball Performance Centre?
$50.00 plus HST for the first weekend (open to everyone) $250.00 plus HST for 2-4 weekends (by invitation only)
Who can attend the Softball Performance Centre?
  • U14 female/male softball players
  • U16 female/male softball players
How does the Softball Ontario Softball Performance Centres work?
1st weekend – is an open registration process.  Each Softball Performance Centre will welcome 250 softball players to have an assessment of their current softball performance skills and overall fitness testing scores according to Team Canada’s Softball National standards.  This provides an opportunity for 750 softball players an opportunity to learn new fundamentals skills, refine their current skill set (hitting, throwing, catching, and fielding).  Also, training players will be introduced to all the technical, tactical, mental and physical/fitness components of the game. U14 and U16 softball players will be selected based on their scores and will be placed in a regional training pool. 
2nd weekend-  Softball players will be selected based on their fitness scores and how they match up to Team Canada’s Softball National standards and will be placed in a regional training pool and will continue training for 48 hours
3rd weekend- Softball players will continue training for 32 hours.
4th weekend- will continue training for 16 hours
What are softball players provided while at the Softball Performance Centre?
  • A report card identifying their strengths and areas of their game which requires improvement based on the benchmarks for an athlete at their given age (U14 or U16)
  • Softball Performance Centre T-shirt
  • U14 or U16 Players Guide
  • Dartfish Video
  • Lunch will be provided both days (Saturday and Sunday)
If you have any questions about Softball Ontario’s Softball Performance Centres, please contact Steph Sutton via email ssutton@softballontario.ca or by phone 416-426-7150.
If you wish to fax/email your application and send payment via first class mail, you are able to do so.  
Softball Ontario’s Softball Performance Centres are supported by the Ontario Government.
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