Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What equipment does my player need?

Learn to Play and House Teams:
All you need to provide is a pair of runners / cleats and a glove, the league will supply a jersey and a visor / ball cap (which is yours to keep) as well as all bats and protective equipment with the exception of infielder masks.
Rep teams are supplied with some team equipment. Players may be required to purchase team clothing and team bags in addition to their personal equipment (glove, helmet, infielder mask and cleats).

What age divisions are there?

There are several age divisions; Learn to Play (Under 7), House C - U9 (Boys and Girls), U11 (Boys and Girls are gender separated beginning with this agegroup), U13, U15, U17, U19/U20. Rep B Thunder - U13, U15, U17, and U19.

See each age division's webpage for more information.

How much does it cost to Play?

Refer to the Registration Page for more information on current registration costs. In addition to the registration fee, you will be required to supply a uniform deposit check (not required for Thunder teams that purchase their own uniforms) and a volunteer deposit check. Each family that does not opt out from volunteering must perform 4 hours of volunteering per season. Volunteer slots will be posted on the Volunteer page regularly by the volunteer co-ordinator.

Team Placement Requests

We do our best to honor requests to play with friends, however, this may not be possible in all cases when teams are formed in the Spring due to limitations of team size and other factors.

What are typical Game Days?

Typical game days depend on the division that your player plays in. Usually Tuesday / Thursday or Monday / Wednesday. See each age divisions webpage for more information.

Other than registration fee and deposit fees, are there any other costs?

Registration fees cover field rentals for practices, league games (if applicable) and season playdown / district's tournament for your age category. Additional fees (team fees) may be required depending on other activities your team may want to do and additional tournaments they may want to enter. If your team is invited to attend provincials - the association will pay the entry fee.

In addition, clinics for pitching / catching and hitting may be offered during the year for an additional fee. These are usually subsidized by the association if you are a member of SSWRMSA.

Can I get involved in coaching and / or volunteering?

If you are interested in being a coach or assistant coach, please submit an applicaton for coaching via the form on the website. Information about coaching certification requirements can be found under the Coach menu.

Volunteer positions are posted in the Volunteer Menu.

What does the typical season look like for a Rep B Thunder team?

Rep teams are generally formed by the end of September, tryouts are in early September. See the Rep B Thunder webpage in the 'Play' area for further information.

What is Supermites?

In order to prepare players for these different levels of play, SSWRMSA offers selected players the opportunity to play on a Supermite team at the same time as they continue to play with their house U11 (was previously mite) team. The Supermite team is an opportunity for players to try a more competitive level of ball before choosing the level they want to commit to for the next year. Coaches on A and B teams often look for players who have been part of Supermites. If your daughter is considering playing at a rep level, you should strongly encourage her to participate in Supermites to gain some experience. Second year U11 players are eligible to try out, once tryout date is announced.

What Softball District do we belong to?

District 7

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