Carnarvon Ball Club offers softball to girls aged 7 to 19. Like baseball, softball is broken down into age divisions and falls under two governing bodies that provide support and guidance on the Island and throughout BC:

  1. SVI (Softball Vancouver Island)http://www.svisoftball.ca
  2. Softball BC – http://www.softball.bc.ca/

Both of these websites have detailed information and rules. Through Softball BC, we fall into District 1 (there are 15 within the Province) which compromises other softball clubs in different parks around the Capital Regional District and Southern Gulf Islands. Not all clubs field teams in all divisions.

Softball is played at Fireman’s Park – located next to the Oak Bay Fire Hall at 1705 Monterey Avenue in beautiful Oak Bay. Games are scheduled for weekend and often weekday evenings. Practices are at least once a week – this is dependent on division. Most of the older teams will practice 2-3 times a week.

Softball Divisions:

  • LTP 2 U8 (2008-2009) & LTP 3 (Mites) U10 (2006-2007)
    This is a programme that introduces Softball to children in a revolutionary way. It ensures children have fun while improving their fitness & developing their skills. It is action packed, and fosters success for
all ability levels. It is a nationally recognized and approved programme. Most clubs will field teams at this level and will play and travel to other parks for games. There is an LTP U6 however Carnarvon has these girls play in the Blastball league until they reach U8 – LTP2.
  • Squirts U12 (2004-2005)
  • Pee Wee U14 (2002-2003)
  • Bantam U16 (2000-2001)
  • Midget U18 (1998-1999)

Coaching:

Softball at Carnarvon is run entirely by volunteers – coaches included! We need you – please volunteer some time! Each team will ultimately determine how they would like to structure their coaching staff, but the following is a rough guideline of what is entailed with each role:

Head Coach/Manager:

  • attend practices and games
  • organize practices, drills
  •  determine team line-ups for games
  • have a thorough understanding of the rules
  • liaise with umpires
  • send team communications
  • organize team volunteers for field prep and score-keeping
  • submit a criminal record check to the local police department

Assistant Coach:

  • attend practices and games
  • assist with practices, drills
  • run warm-ups
  • base coaching
  • submit a criminal record check to the local police department