Welcome to another season of West Hill Softball!We strive to keep everyone informed as best and as often as possible.  Here are this week’s things to know:

  • Evaluations Update
  • Rustbusters & Intro to Softball Summary
  • Parent Meeting: Tuesday, February 27
  • Season Preparations & Reminders (Volunteer Policy, Coaches Pre-Reqs, Respect In Sport)
  • Registrations Updates (260 and counting)

Evaluation Update

  • THIS WEEK:  First evaluations for u17/u19 (Saturday) and u15 (Sunday).
  • We are hard at work going through the latest registrations to put together our evaluation groups this weekend
  • You will be notified through TeamSnap emails (as soon as we can) for when/where your evaluation sessions will take place.
  • Not all players may receive an invite for this weekend, but we will inform ALL u15/u17/u19 players whether you are to attend or not required.
  • We apologize in advance for the short notice of this initial round of evaluations.
  • Unable to attend?  Please use the TeamSnap Availability to indicate, and add a note on why
  • Need more info?  Visit our Evaluations webpage

Intro to Softball

  • On Sunday, we had 44 new players join us to learn about the sport!  Many smiles were seen, and we had 20 coaches & junior coaches participating
  • See our photos from the event here!
  • We are working on finding gym time for the Family Day weekend to hold a second one!  Stay tuned
  • We are also accepting pre-registrations for our next one (only if you have not already participated!) Intro Details & Sign-up

Rustbusters / Clinics

  • Over the past two weekends, we have had over 100 participants in our various Rustbusters across the city!
  • Big shout out to all the Coaches, Volunteers,  and Equipment transports for the two weekends.
  • We are working on squeezing in a few more sessions in February, pending gym availability.
  • We are also working on some pre-season clinic plans around spring break time.  Stay tuned for more info.

Parent Orientation Meeting:  Tuesday, February 27 (Save the date!)

  • Mandatory attendance for all families NEW to U9 or above
  • Recommended for ALL returning families to find out more about what’s new for the coming season, including Q&A.
  • Details for the meeting will be sent closer to the date.

Volunteer Requirements

  • All U9+ families are required to complete 2 credits at the association level this season, plus 8 credits with your team
  • Have you checked out our new requirements and credit structure for the season?  Visit our 2024 Volunteer Policy

Coaching this year?  Please complete your pre-requisites now!

  • All the requirements for becoming a coach are listed on our How to Become A Coach Page.
  • Please note:  We have secured 6 spots in a Community Coach Clinic (Level 1) in April.  Once we have more details and registration link, we will open it to Coaches.

Respect In Sport – They do not expire

  • If your RIS certification says EXPIRED, please ignore this.  It is NOT currently a requirement of Calgary Minor to renew your RIS
  • If you plan to coach, you MUST have completed the leaders version
  • Have not completed your RIS Course?  Start here!
  • Don’t know if I have one completed?  Lookup here!
  • Have not submitted your RIS to us?   Submit here!

Registration Update – 260 and counting!
We are ahead of pace from last year and looking to once again reach 400 players this season!  Help us get there, and refer your friends!
Did you know over 50% of our new registrations come from Word Of Mouth?  Send them our 2024 Season Info

Registrations – Race to 100% Renewals
Although we do not yet have a returning team with 100% renewal, the following teams are within 2 players from 100%:

  • U07-2 (Coach Ayla)
  • U09-3 (Coach Rafael), U09-4 (Coach Chris/Stacey)
  • U11-1 (Coach Chad), U11-2 (Coach Scott)
  • U13-7 (Coach Randy)
  • U15-6 (Coach Sean/Chelsie)

Kudos to all these coaches and families for fostering such a fantastic culture last season to bring (nearly) everyone back this season!