Softball Manitoba has approved the restructuring of the minor division by adding the AA category.
The three categories that now exist are:
A (community level -formerly referred to as B)
AA (regional teams)
AAA (high performance - formerly referred to as A)
The AA category is a development program to bridge the skill gap between the A and AAA categories. The vision is a competitive program giving grassroots players and coaches an opportunity to be involved in a more competitive environment while advancing skill level and knowledge of the sport. To protect the grassroots A level of softball, all AA players must register and play A level softball in order to be eligible, and play will be restricted to a specific night and/or specific weekends between May 1 and the end of the specific age category A provincial. The select night during this time frame will be Fridays. The exception being the second weekend in May if a region requires this time for AA Program tryouts and June 16-18, 2023 for the AA Program Showcase weekend.
AA Softball Regional Tryouts
Regions may host tryouts between April 1-30 or on the designated AA Softball Tryout Weekend (second weekend in May - Friday Saturday or Sunday).
AA Softball Roster submission to Softball Manitoba - May 16th
For further questions regarding Softball Manitoba’s AA Category please contact Executive Director Don Klym at 204-925-5674 or via email at email@example.com
2023 MINOR DIVISION AA SHOWCASE WEEKEND
AA Showcase Host Application - Deadline is April 15, 2023
The Showcase Weekend will be held from Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18. This is a mandatory event in order to enter AA provincials.
Hosts are required for all 4 age categories.
Softball Manitoba will be responsible for collecting the showcase fee ($400/team) at the same time a provincial entry fee ($400/team). The entry deadline is May 31.
All showcase fees will be forwarded to the host committee which will be responsible to run the event including payment of umpires.
COACH CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Coaches must be certified by June 22nd to ENTER any Softball Manitoba Provincials.
All coaches on an AA Softball team will require Community Softball Ongoing Participation Certification. If AA Softball moves on to compete at a Western Canadian Championship in future years, Competition Introduction Coach Certification would be required.
See FULL Coaching Certification Requirements here, https://www.softball.mb.ca/content/nccp-coaching-requirements
|REGION||CONTACT||AA COMMITTEE MEMEBERS||AAA PARENT CLUB|
|Central||Keith Graham|| |
|Eastman||Amanda Peters|| |
|North East Winnipeg||Sarah Shotton|| |
|North West Winnipeg|| |
|South East Winnipeg||Sharon Coughlan|| |
|South West Winnipeg||Norlyn Dickson||TBA||Smitty's Terminators|