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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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Softball Ontario Webinar December 19

Softball Ontario is continuing its webinar series on December 19th with Kaleigh Rafter. NCCP Certified Coaches will earn 1 point towards maintaining their certification and learn valuable tips from one of Canada's top athletes.

Kaleigh Rafter was a 2008 Olympian and is a current member of the Canadian National Team. This year will mark her 12th year with the National Team program. She also spent two seasons playing in the Japanese Professional Softball league from 2013-2015.

A graduate of Florida State University, Kaleigh holds a Masters in Criminology as well as a Masters in Sports Management and Administration. She currently is an assistant coach at the University of Virginia and works with catchers, infielders, and hitters.

Coaches can register here:



Wednesday, December 06, 2017

KJ now coaching at Clemson

Congratulations to Stittsville's Kyle Jamieson who has accepted a new NCAA Women's Softball coaching position at Clemson University in South Carolina. Information available here.


OASA Softball in Schools program

Attention School Teachers and other School Staff

Are you looking for a new gym activity for your students during the winter or spring months? One that requires no prep time on your part?

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association is working with schools to provide instruction in the skills of fastball at no cost to the school. All equipment is provided by the OASA, keeping safety in mind: indoor softballs, wiffle balls, nets and rubber bats. We work with the physical education timetable that is set out for us for the day to instruct the students in hitting, catching, throwing and fielding. Our instructors are former players and coaches who have played and coached the game at high levels of competition.

By introducing the sport of softball in a fun way, we are hoping to encourage participants to sign up to play softball in their community. We are also working with local softball associations to have registration forms available for anyone interested.

If you would like more information, or would like to book a clinic, please contact:
Garry Waugh


Sunday, December 03, 2017

Softball Ontario coaching webinar on December 5

The Softball Ontario Webinar Series is starting this week with Alison Bradley discussing "preparation". Alison is a two-time Olympian, and Team Leader for the National Team. She will give ccoaches specific examples of yearly planning, in-game goals for offense and defense, and will talk about her Olympic experience

Alison Bradley - Preparation
Thursday, December 5, 2017 @ 8:00pm EST

Alison Bradley is a two-time Olympian (2004-Athens & 2008- Beijing) and an eight-year veteran of Team Canada-Senior Women’s. After retiring in 2009, Alison joined the Team Canada Coaches Staff as the Team Leader. Alison is an NCCP Competition-Development, Softball Certified Coach. In 2010, Alison joined the U21 Team Canada Women’s Team as the Assistant Coach. Following the 2013 U21 Women's World Championships, Alison accepted a position with the Women’s National Team as the team’s Manager, a position she held until August 2017. Alison is currently the Dean of Students at a middle school in Boulder City, NV.

Coaches can register here: