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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Sunday, March 18, 2018

ISC East 2018 tournament

from Blair Setford
With some spring in the air, we want to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the 2018 ISC Canada East Qualifier tournament in Mitchell June 15-17.

With the ISC World Tournament being held in Kitchener this August, interest in the Qualifier is at unprecedented highs. We already have 14 teams registered with paid entries for this year's tournament - several of which didn't play in last year's qualifier!

We're expected a record-breaking event and we want to ensure that your team is a part of it.

The best way to secure your spot is to send in the entry fee asap. We want to be as accommodating as possible to all of our past supporters but there may come a time when we have to cap the # of teams entered - and we don't want you to miss out. The deadline for entry is May 15.

Our preferred method of payment for the $475 entry fee is via safe, secure and convenient Interac E- Mail transfer.

If you have any questions about the qualifier, please don't hesitate to contact any of us at the below coordinates.

Blair Setford blairjs[at]gmail.com
Joe Todd ftode739[at]rogers.com
Kyle Smith kyle.smith[at]ballparkradio.com


Softball Ontario seekns Coaches Program Committee Chair

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Softball Ontario is now accepting applications for the volunteer position of its Coaches Program Committee Chair.  The successful candidate will be an active part of Softball Ontario’s National Coaching Certification Program, which is an opportunity for Coaches across Ontario to enhance their softball coach education.  

To help Softball Ontario run a successful Coaching Program, Softball Ontario is looking for a Chair who will take on the task of attending and leading all the Coaches Committee meetings and overseeing daily operations in conjunction with Committee Members and the Softball Ontario's Technical Program Specialist to ensure assigned tasks are completed by their deadlines. Knowledge and experience in coaching softball is a requirement.

Highlights of the qualifications and responsibilities of the Softball Ontario’s Coaches Committee Chair include:

  • Strong communication and administrative skills
  • An excellent understanding of the National Coaching Certification Program
  • Must be a "Certified" in Competition-Introduction, Softball Coach
  • Must sign Softball Ontario's Confidentiality Agreement
  • Must complete Softball Ontario's Volunteer Application
  • To schedule, establish an agenda and chair Coaches Committee meetings
  • To delegate duties as required to Coaches Committee Members and follow up on the completion of these duties
  • To communicate closely with Softball Ontario's Technical Programs Specialists, Softball Ontario's Executive Director and report to Softball Ontario's Board of Directors
  • To determine the Softball Ontario’s Coaches Committee budget (with assistance Softball Ontario Staff)
  • To prepare and present the Coaches Program Report to Softball Ontario Board of Directors at their two (2) annual meetings
  • To organize and ensure the smooth running of Coach Developer training in conjunction with Softball Ontario's four (4) Master Coach Developers
  • To ensure the delivery of the National Coaching Certification Program for Softball in the Province of Ontario
  • To oversee Softball Ontario's Coaches Symposium
How to Apply
All interested candidates are asked to apply in writing, expressing their interest along with a detailed resume outlining your Softball, Coaching, Facilitating and professional background and qualifications for this position. Applications should be sent no later than April 30, 2018 - 4:30 pm.

In the coming weeks, Softball Ontario will collect and evaluate all applications, and choose a candidate. Softball Ontario is confident that the Coaches Program will be a huge success and will produce future Coaches of tomorrow.

Email your resume to Steph Sutton at ssutton@softballontario.ca, for consideration.


Friday, March 09, 2018

Durham Diamondbacks fundraiser

The Durham Diamondbacks men's fastball team is conducting a "March Madness" fundraiser.

If you'd like to participate, the entry fee is $10.

For more on how to sign up, email mmedaglia88@gmail.com for details.