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January 3, 2015

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MOTIONS PASSED AT AGM

SPRINGBOARDS 2015

OASA TOURNAMENT 2015

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

LIFE MEMBER

BOB WHITFIELD ARTICLE

FEAVER AWARD

OASA INSURANCE PROGRAM
 
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Notice of Passed Motions - OASA Annual General Meeting

November 29, 2014

Page references are from the 2014 Rulebook. Changes are in bold when required to identify them. Articles, By-Laws and Sections may require renumbering after changes have been adopted. Unless otherwise indicated, all successful amendments and resolutions take effect immediately.

Mover Description

1. Executive By-Law II.4 – Nominations b) Page 49

Revision

b) No one shall be eligible to stand for the office of Executive Vice President or Vice President unless at least one year as a member of the Executive has been served.

No one shall be eligible to stand for the office of President unless two years as a member of the Executive have been served.

Seconded by Paddy Fitzgerald Nolan. CARRIED

2. Executive OR 4.1 – Classification Birthdates and Years a) Page 61

Revision

Remove Junior U23 Under 23.

Seconded by George Ryder. CARRIED

3. Men’s OR 4.1 – Classification Birthdates and Years b) Page 61

Committee Revision

b) The age for eligible Masters players is that they must be at least 40 years of age or turning 40 in the year of the event.

Note: Underage players who were on 2014 Masters rosters will have their eligibility grandfathered into the 2015 tournament.

None of the players under age 40 can be on a Senior or ISC roster and will not pitch.

Seconded by Jamie Simpson. CARRIED AS AMENDED

4. Men’s OR 4.3 c) – Intermediate Page 63

Committee Removal/Addition

c) i) Positional players on a current ISC roster are not eligible to play in the Intermediate B/C Championship with the exception of affiliated Junior U21 players and Midget U18 players.

ii) Pitchers on the OASA prohibited pitchers list cannot play in the Intermediate B/C Championship.

Seconded by Jamie Simpson. CARRIED AS AMENDED

5. Minor OR 4.3 e) i) – Minor Classifications Page 63

Committee Revision

i) In OASA Junior Mite U8 through Bantam U16, a player is eligible to also play for the team in his/her affiliated centre in the next higher classification provided that team’s certificate has sufficient roster space available (maximum 17 per team) to accommodate the player(s) from the younger age classification.

Seconded by Mary Myers. CARRIED

6. Softball OR 4.3 e) ii) – Minor Classifications Page 63

Napanee Revision

A player signed to a Midget U18 team certificate is eligible to play Junior U21, in the same affiliated centre as the Midget U18 team with which the player is signed. If a centre with a Junior U21 team does not have an affiliated Midget U18 team, that Junior U21 team can pick up Midget U18 players from the next closest affiliated Midget U18 centre. In the above circumstances, the Junior U21 team must have sufficient roster space available and approval of the Midget U18 coach.

WITHDRAWN

7. Executive OR 5.2 b) – Certification Page 67

Revision

b) All teams entering a tournament leading to a Canadian Championship, excluding Eastern and Western Canadian Championships, must have at least one Competition – Introduction Certified (or one Fully Certified Level II) Coach.

Seconded by Gilles Butcher. CARRIED

8. Executive Softball Canada Rule Variation Chart

Pitching Rule Page 88

Revision

Exception: Men’s – Intermediate, Senior, Masters (not U21 Junior)

… Raising the pivot foot off the pitching plate and returning it to the plate creates a rocking motion and is an illegal act.

Seconded by Mike Crawford. CARRIED

9. Executive Softball Canada Rule Variation Chart

Time Limit Page 91-92

Revision

. . . In the event the game is tied, complete innings will be played until the tie is broken.

Seconded by Randy Bridge. CARRIED

10. Executive Softball Canada Rule Variation Chart

Warming Up the Pitcher Page 92

Revision

Exception: In Junior Mite (U8) to Midget (U18), Effect #1 removal of the player from the game will not be used.

Effect for Junior Mite (U8) to Midget (U18): If any person catching for the pitcher will not wear the mask after a warning, it shall mean removal of the coach or manager of the offending team.

Seconded by Dave Northern. CARRIED

SPRINGBOARD 2015

 
The Springboard Committee have selected four sites for the 2015 Springboard Clinics.
Springboards are part of the O.A.S.A. Initiative in the Long Term Player Development as mandated by the government and supported by Softball Canada.
Springboards teach the particpants to hit, throw, field and run.  There is also an hour sessions for pitchers with CanPitch instruction.
The locations are in Alvinston, Cambridge, Curve Lake & Lindsay.
The dates have not been confirmed yet but when they do they will be posted on the O.A.S.A. Website.
We are hoping to run a Softball Ontario Coaching clinic as well as a Softball Ontario Scorekeeping clinic.  The coaching clinic requires a minimum of ten people and the scorekeeping requires a minimum of 8.  As part of the O.A.S.A. Awarding of tournaments they would like the hosts to have the Softball Ontario Scorekeeping clinic.
 
 
OASA TOURNAMENTS 2015
 
The tournament locations and dates below have been approved for the 2015 season.
If your centre would like to submit a bid to host one of the open OASA Qualifier/Provincial/Elimination Tournaments, a bid application form can be found on the OASA website at www.oasa.ca. Please send your completed bid application to:
Karen Mills, Secretary
7 Sarah Street
Napanee, ON
K7R 3J4
 
OASA TOURNAMENTS 2015
CLASSIFICATION DATE LOCATION
TOURNAMENTS LEADING TO
WESTERN, EASTERN, CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Pee Wee U14 June 26-28 Napanee
Bantam U16 July 3-5 Chepstow
Midget U18 June 26-28 bid pending
Junior Men’s U21 July 3-5 bids pending
Masters July 17-19 St. Clements
QUALIFIER TOURNAMENT
Mite U10 July 25-26 open
Squirt U12 July 18-19 open
PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS
Mite U10 August 15-16 open
Squirt U12 August 8-9 Tavistock
Pee Wee U14 August 15-16 Innerkip
Bantam U16 August 1-2 open
Midget U18 July 25-26 open
Junior Men’s U21 B/C tbd open
Intermediate Men’s B/C tbd Fenelon Falls
Great Lakes tbd open
SELECT PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS
Mite U10 tbd tbd
Squirt U12 tbd tbd
Pee Wee U14 tbd tbd
Bantam U16 tbd tbd
Midget U18 tbd tbd
If you require more information, please email Karen Mills at millsy@live.ca
         
 
 
 
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