NSGFA Home Run News 2011-07
July, 2011 - League Champions, Volunteer Awards, Provincials Results, Rep Coach Applications, Stars Tryouts, More Scholarship Winners.
Congratulations to the winners & runners-up of the end-of-season League Championship Tournament held June 24-26, 2011.
|Mite||Snow Leopards||Bald Eagles|
|Bantam||Blue Jays||Blue Diamonds|
A big THANK YOU! goes out to all of the volunteers who organized and ran the tournament.
Congratulations to Tom Cumming & Jeff Pickard, 2011 Volunteer of The Year award recipients.
Jeff and Tom exemplify the selfless can-do spirit that makes North Shore Fastpitch so successful. Both have been instrumental in keeping our fields and facilities in top shape, spending days at the beginning of the season preparing the diamonds at McCartney Park, Lynn Valley Park and Loutet Park so that our athletes have the best playing surfaces for their games. They also spent many hours preparing the fields for the Midget C Provincials we hosted this season, producing the flattest, most beautiful infields this side of Softball City.
98 Stars repeat as Provincial Champions & Avalanche repeat as silver medalists.
Congratulations to all of the teams which represented North Shore Fastpitch at provincials this year.
|Midget B||92 Stars||9th in Nanaimo|
|Midget C||Avalanche||Silver Medal - 2nd in North Vancouver|
|Bantam B||96 Stars||9th in Delta|
|Bantam C||Blue Diamonds||11th in Chilliwack|
|Pee Wee B||98 Stars - Provincial Champions||Gold Medal - 1st in Richmond|
|Squirt B||99 Stars||4th in Langley|
|Squirt B||00 Stars||10th in Langley|
|Squirt C||Panthers||12th in Kamloops|
|Squirt C||Thunder||15th in Kamloops|
|Jr Ladies||Devils||8th in Maple Ridge|
Rep Coach Applications
Individuals interested in the head coach position for any of the Stars rep teams and the Supermites development team for next season must submit their application by July 31.
Please read the Rep Program Guidelines (www.nsfastpitch.ca/rep/NSGFA-RepGuidelines-v02.pdf) before submitting your application. You can submit an application using the Rep Coach Application form at www.nsfastpitch.ca/rep/rep-coach-application. Your application should include:
- coaching certifications;
- experience relevant to coaching girls softball;
- description of coaching accomplishments;
- coaching philosophy & specific goals for next season;
- the team or division you wish to coach.
Applicants will be notified of the Rep Committee's selections in August. Successful candidates must assist with Rep Tryout planning in August.
Stars Rep tryouts and Supermites Rep development tryouts are scheduled for September 10-11, 2011.
Tryouts will be held at Loutet Park in Lynn Valley from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. A detailed schedule with times for each division will be published in August. These tryouts are for Stars teams in the Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget age groups, and the Supermites rep development team in the Mite 2nd year age group.
Athletes must attend these tryouts to be eligible to play on a Rep team. Per the Rep Guidelines (www.nsfastpitch.ca/rep/NSGFA-RepGuidelines-v02.pdf), athletes who do not attend tryouts will not be considered for selection to a Stars or Supermites team.
It helps the organizers if you register to attend. Please register for the Rep tryouts at www.nsfastpitch.ca/rep/tryout-registration.
More Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to Haley Kollenz who is going to Dodge City, Kansas next year on a softball scholarship. Haley played nine of her ten years of minor ball for North Van and has worn her Stars colours with great passion and honour.
Congratulations also to Kalila George-Wilson, a St. Thomas Aquinas grad who will be heading to Alabama A&M University on a softball scholarship in the fall. You can read more in the North Shore News.