News and Announcements

Calling all SPMSA Softball Fans!

Posted by Sherwood Park Minor Softball at Aug 13, 2019 9:03AM PDT
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Calling all SPMSA softball fans

Softball Alberta is excited to be hosting a team from Hokkaido Japan that will be playing different Alberta teams. These teams will include some of our very own SPMSA athletes! We would like to encourage our members to come out and watch some international competitive softball. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this level of ball, right here in our very own backyard!

Come watch the Hokkaido, Japan team practice
Friday, August 23 @ 10:00 am
John Fry Park #6 Edmonton
9700 28Ave Edmonton, AB

Hokkaido vs Alberta
Everyone is welcome!
Come watch Alberta teams play Hokkaido, Japan!
Saturday, August 24
Gold Stick Park Edmonton
3910 103Ave Edmonton, AB
10:30 am and 1:00 pm

We are also looking for volunteers for the Saturday games that are willing to run the scoreboard and do some scorekeeping for the teams. If you have a few hours to spare and can help up please contact Daniell Witzke @ dlwitzke78@gmail.com for more details.

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SPMSA Families, please consider supporting this amazing event in any way that you can!

This August, 56 players will once again be coming together in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Longest Baseball Game. The marathon game, which raises money for cancer research, will be starting on August 22 and running through to August 25, 2019. The game will be played at the Centennial Ball Diamonds in Sherwood Park.

We are now looking for volunteer umpires and scorekeepers throughout the duration of the game. Experience is required for both umpires and scorekeepers.

Shifts are 4 hours in length and you can do as many shifts as you want, but I ask that you do at least two so that we have continuity through the game. Certified umpires will ump home plate and other volunteers will do the bases. We need people familiar with scorekeeping. If you know GameChanger that will be an added bonus as we will keep score both on paper and on GameChanger.

If you or anyone you know is interested in helping out with this event, please use this link to register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSciPZ9cgQqdJNEiTW9UNT8_GgTw9tfdlOn25C48Nj8c1dfT4g/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

or email Perry at the email below.

Thanks for considering!

Perry Zyla
wlbgumpire@gmail.com
Worlds Longest Baseball Game

2019 Provincial Wrap Up

Posted by Sherwood Park Minor Softball at Jul 25, 2019 10:29AM PDT
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The 2019 season proved to be an exciting one at the Provincial level. For the first time in many years we had Zone playoffs proceed the Provincials. We had 7 teams qualify for Provincials. Of those 7 we had 4 top 4 finishes, with one other team narrowly missing the playoffs. Congrats to our U10 Storm on your Provincial Gold medal! Also, congratulations to the U16A Storm on your hard fought Bronze medal. The U14A, U16A and U19A are all off to Nationals based on their strong Provincial showing! We wish those teams good luck, good ball and great memories!

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In just a few more sleeps, Sherwood Park will host over 30 teams at Centennial Park, all vying for a Provincial medal and a chance to advance to Post Provincial play. We want to welcome all the teams and wish everyone a great weekend of ball.

We encourage you to come out and watch some great ball and support our association. You can find all the schedules here: http://www.spmsa.com/organizations/2657/pages/123157

We also want to thank our supporters for all their help in making this successful. We will be highlighting them throughout the weekend!

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Are you a student or adult looking for a way to participate in a fantastic sport and make some money? Then we have just the opportunity for you!

SPMSA is looking for umpires!

Did you know?
-SPMSA will cover the cost of equipment and training
-SPMSA has an excellent mentorship program. New umpires are paired with a more experienced umpire and start by umping younger levels
-Umpiring helps build communication skills, confidence, teamwork and other important life skills
-Umpires are a tight knit community and you will have the opportunity to make life long friendships
-There is opportunity for both weeknight and/or weekend work, this lets you work around school and other job commitments
-Umpires may be eligible to apply for post secondary scholarships
-Previous ball experience is an asset but not a requirement

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact our Umpire Coordinator Robert Tschabold at mrtschabold@gmail.com.

New Umpires are required to take a clinic.