WHS Preseason Newsletter Feb 21 – Parent Meeting, Updates, Volunteer Requests

Happy Family Day to our extended West Hill Softball Family,

We hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend.  Here are some important updates from WHS as we prepare for the upcoming season.
Welcome to all new player registered in the past two weeks, and thank you for joining our Association!  To catch up on previous updates, please view our newsletter history at:   https://www.westhillsoftball.ca/more/news/

 

IMPORTANT PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING – u9+, This Thursday!
This meeting is mandatory for parents of ALL new players to WHS and to ALL u9 players.   

A reminder that our parent orientation meetings are scheduled for THIS Thursday.  We will be splitting the meeting into two groups by age level.  You are only required to attend one session, and if you can’t attend your age group, but are able to attend the other, please do so.  Meeting details will be sent out, with a final reminder, on Thursday morning.

  • u9-u11 Parent Meeting – Thursday, Feb 24   6:00-7:30pm
  • u13+ Parent Meeting – Thursday, Feb 24  7:45-9:00pm
  • u7 Timbits meeting will occur April 11


TOURNAMENT PLANNING MEETING – We need your volunteer help!
Planning begins this week on our first ever full West Hill hosted tournament, scheduled for June 17-19.  Come be part of the team that will shape how that tournament will look.  Time commitment is MINIMAL for the tournament planning over the next couple months.  Our meeting will be online, this Wednesday (Feb 23), 8:15pm.  Do you have any tournament experience?  Great!  Are tournaments new to you?  Perfect!  All are welcome, let’s take this journey together.  Note, our High School players are welcome to volunteer as well!  Contact us at volunteers@westhillsoftball.ca for your meeting invite.

 

EVALUATIONS UPDATE
Our first couple weekends of evaluations are now complete, focusing on u13, u15, and u17/u19.  Communications will be coming out in the next 24 hours for u13/u15/u17 call-backs, as well as the start of u11 evaluations.  Stay tuned to your emails for further details and instructions!

REGISTRATION UPDATE – new record 378 registrations!
Thanks to all of you, we have blown away our previous registration records.  As of Sunday night, we hit 378 registrations, another 11% growth from last season (and an amazing 67% growth over 5 years).  This now includes over 100 brand new players to WHS this season alone!  Our new goal is to reach 400 .. can we do it?  Registrations remain open for our u7, u9, and u11 groups, and we can still fit a few more players as late registrations in our older age groups. https://www.westhillsoftball.ca/register/

 

DID YOU SIGN UP TO COACH (OR ASSIST) THIS YEAR?
Please visit our Coaching Requirements page for the steps you need to take.  New this year, ALL coaches must fill out our WHS Coach Application form.  Most importantly, if you haven’t done a Police Security Clearance for Softball, please start that process ASAP.  Didn’t sign up to coach, but have changed your mind?  Email us!

 

QUESTIONS?  Visit our website and then ask us – info@westhillsoftball.ca
CAN YOU VOLUNTEER?  Maybe don’t know what/how?  With the growing organization, we need the help!  Reach out to us volunteers@westhillsoftball.ca

Until your next update, stay healthy friends!
Your West Hill Softball Team

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