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U9 Modified 

Let's Play Ball!

Many athletes in U9 are picking up a glove for the first time.  The U9 program is designed to foster a love of the game through fundamental skill development and learning how to play the game in a modified and fun environment that will build confidence and friendships and keep them coming back year after year.

Quick Hits

  • Birth years: 2014 & 2015

  • Registration fee: $275

  • Season dates: April 29, 2023 - June 25, 2023

  • Game nights: Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Game duration: 90 min

  • Game start time: 6:45PM

  • Players per team: 7-9 (depending on registrations)

  • Players on the field: 6 (home run line replaces outfielders)

  • Softball size: 11” training softballs (softer, indoor balls. Look for NC11S)

  • Deadline to register: March 17, 2023

What to expect

  • Players will learn and develop the fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting and base running

  • Players will get to experience all infield positions, including pitcher and back catcher

  • Being part of a team and building friendships with common interests

  • Parents are encouraged to help coaches with drills, field set up, bench assistance, and more

  • Pre-game warmups (approx. 30-45 mins)

  • Modified game rules to increase the pace of play, including homerun line and coach pitch. Learn more about the U9 modified game rules on the Calgary Minor Softball website.

  • Home games and away games across south Calgary and Okotoks

  • Option for additional practices to focus on skill development

  • Potential for tournament play

Divisions

The 2023 season will run 2 divisions in U9: one Senior team and multiple Junior teams.

To be considered for the Senior team:

  • Your player must attend the tryout on March 19, 2023.

  • The Senior team will be made up of players who have a good foundation of the fundamental skills and understanding of game play. 

  • The team will be selected by the Senior team’s Head Coach.

  • A signup link will be sent out closer to the date.

 

Note: U9 does not participate in the SBR Evaluations process.

Equipment

All players will receive an SBR jersey and red SBR visor.  The SBR jersey must be returned at the end of the season while the visor is yours to keep.  All other equipment is provided by the player.

A list of required and optional player equipment can be found on our Equipment page.

Key Dates

Keep an eye on our Key Dates page for insight on what's happening when, including picture day, uniform pick up, and more!

Become a Coach!

The success of our program is based on parent volunteers!  If you’re interested in becoming a coach, head on over to our Coaches & Managers page to learn more and apply.

Parental Requirements

Parents must complete the RC Respect in Sport online course before you'll be able to register your player. Your RIS# will be valid for 3 years.

All players are required to provide the following bonds. Bonds represent your commitment to:

         1) return your jersey at the end of the season and

         2) fulfill required volunteer hours to support the operations of SBR

Bond cheques will only be cashed by SBR if the commitments are not fulfilled by the end of the season.

Only post-dated cheques will be accepted.  Ensure you have cheques on hand prior to uniform pick up.

  • Uniform bond - $100 – to cover the cost to replace unreturned or destroyed (beyond expected wear and tear) jerseys.

  • Volunteer bond - $250 – your commitment to provide service or money towards the operation of the organization. Learn more here.

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