News and Announcements
SPMSA is now accepting applications for all REP Teams for the 2019 season. As we have tryouts and winter training starting this fall we are asking all coaches interested in coaching U12A, U14A, U16A and U19A to fill in the application attached and send into firstname.lastname@example.org by August 20, 2018.
The expectations for the coaches include being an active participant in SPMSA winter training that has been set up, being at the tryouts /ID camp in September 2018, and also work with your team throughout the winter.
Depending on the team you are applying for you will need to have or be willing to obtain the coaching certificate for the level you are coaching.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kelly Proskow at 780 271 8742 or Pat Cole at 780 919 3566
The document Sherwood_Park_Minor_Softball_Coaches_Application_Form.docx was attached to this post.
We would like to extend our congratulations to the U10A Storm for their fantastic showing this past weekend, capturing a U10 Provincial Gold Medal! This is the second year in a row that a U10 team has won a medal in Provincials. U10 is an open Provincial with teams playing a round robin and then splitting into an A and a B side based on that finish. Storm only lost one game all weekend and that was only by one run!
Coach Karnie Vertz, summed up the weekend for us “Sherwood Park U10A’s went 5 and 1 at Provincials in Calgary this weekend. We played some great teams from across the province and ended up in a close battle in the B Provincial Championship. With some great pitching and timely hitting in the last two innings, the Storm prevailed, winning gold.”
Our congratulations also go out to the U10B Storm many of whom participated in their first ever Provincial Championship! So proud of both our teams. Thank you to the coaches and parents for putting the time and commitment in to share the love of the game at this young age! We have more fun to come, as Sherwood Park hosts Provincials this upcoming weekend with 4 teams participating. Good luck ladies!
There is going to be some fantastic ball this weekend, June 22-24, in Sherwood Park hosts the Girls Prairie League Softball A Championships at Centennial Diamonds!
We have 4 solid teams competing with two of our teams finishing top 3 in league play! U12 A Storm finished strong last weekend with a couple of wins, as did our U16A ’02 Storm. U14A Storm sits in second place and are poised to take a run at the Championship. U16A ’03 Storm (pictured here) continues their fantastic season, coming off a good effort at the All Star Weekend and gold medal performance in the Calgary Ladies Fastball Tournament earlier this month!!The schedule can be found here: http://gpls.ca/article/43148
Come out and enjoy some great ball and support the Storm!!
It is hard to believe it is that time of year again! It is time to reflect on the year and start making plans for next season. We are a 100% volunteer association! Without volunteers on our Board, our sport will not continue to thrive in our community. Come and share ideas and consider how you can be a part of new ideas moving forward. There will be several vacancies on our Board and we welcome new members. Parents attending will have their $25 AGM deposit returned. AGM minutes are posted below. Please print a copy if you would like one to the meeting.
Date: Monday, June 25th, 2018
Time: 7 PM
Location: Community Centre (same building as the Library)
The document AGM_Report2017.docx was attached to this post.
As part of an ongoing relationship with Alberta’s sister Province in Japan, Softball Alberta is sending a team of Alberta athletes to Hokkaido, Japan this summer. They will then be hosting a team from Japan next summer.
Selections were held for Coaches and one of our very own, Peter Gogich (coach of the U14A Storm and SPMSA President) was selected as a Head Coach. A big congratulations to him!
Players from around the Province submitted an application, which included an essay and reference letters. An intense two day tryout followed on May 19 and 20th, which included an interview with the Softball Alberta selection committee. The process of applying alone was an amazing experience for the athletes.
We are so proud that we had seven athletes representing Sherwood Park Minor Softball at the tryouts! Three of our athletes were selected to represent Alberta this summer!! The athletes include Autumn Cole, Georgia Bowman and Kate Talaga. All three are long time Storm players and we are thrilled that they have this opportunity!