Eastern Ontario Fastball Blog

A blog dedicated to news about the Greater Ottawa Fastball League and other happenings in the world of fastball / fastpitch softball in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, with occasional stories featuring Mrs Fitzroy Fastball, Fitzroy Fastball Junior and the Caveman. If you have info to send on, send me an email at fastball[at]fitzroyharbour.com. Follow @fitzroyfastball on Twitter.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Carlington Park to possibly get upgrades

Jon Willing's (Ottawa Sun) City Hall Blog reports that the City of Ottawa may upgrade Carlington Park softball diamonds if Ottawa is awarded the Canada Games in 2021.

Once top flight diamonds that hosted International Softball Congress, Ontario Amateur Softball Association and other big money invitational tournaments for men's fastball, Carlington is need for some work.

It would be a great location to see men's and women's U21 fastball at the 2021 Canada Games.

Story here: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/city-hall-blog-city-sports-facilities-get-8m-in-upgrades-if-ottawa-hosts-games


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

ISC announces developmental tournaments in Michigan for July 21-23, 2017

December 13, 2016 – Saginaw, MI – The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring three boys fastpitch softball championship tournaments on the weekend of July 21-23 in Saginaw, Michigan.
The ISC Developmental Championship Tournaments in the U14, U16 and U18 age groups marks a return for the ISC in sponsoring stand-alone youth events separate from the annual ISC World Tournament.
“With the outstanding boy’s fastpitch programs in Munger and Vasser, as well as the history of successful ISC developmental tournaments in Frankenmuth, this is the ideal area to hold these tournaments,” says ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher. Saginaw is 10-15 minutes from Frankenmuth and was the host of the 1981 ISC World Tournament.
“We’ve selected this weekend because there’s minimal conflict with any of the Ontario provincial events in these age groups, so we’d really like to see Ontario teams come and compete for an ISC championship,” added Fisher. 
More information will be forthcoming as the committee of Tom Stasik, Del Benson, Don Petro and Pete Bouvy work out the details in the coming weeks.
The ISC is also planning a U21 Championship as part of the 2017 ISC World Tournament being held in Grand Rapids, MI., August 12-19.
For additional information, please contact:
Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director
Findlay, OH

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

Competitive Softball Coach Clinic to be held in Ottawa area

National Coaching Certification Clinic: Competition – Introduction Softball

This clinic replaces the Level 1 and 2 technical/ practical clinics and Level 1 and 2 theory Clinics. Coaches must complete 2 mandatory weekends instructor led courses and an on-field evaluation.

Weekend 1 - What to Coach Clinic - $226 plus HST
Suggested Dates: Jan 28 and 29, 2017
Location: TBC (Ottawa West end)

Weekend 2 - How to Coach clinic - $113 plus HST
Suggested Dates: Feb 18 and 19, 2017
Location: TBC (Ottawa West end)

On field evaluation - $113 plus HST

For more information or to indicate your interest, please contact kelly@stittsvillesoftball.org.

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