Rideau Osgoode Minor Softball Association Updates

2020 Registration is NOW OPEN! — Please read

Dear parents and/or guardians: February 1, 2020 Welcome to the 2020 ROMSA softball season! Online registration is NOW OPEN. Registering online is quick with only 3 easy steps. You can register by hitting up the “online registration” link in the right sidebar (pssst! It’s over there –>>>) and register before midnight on Saturday, March 7, 2020 to receive your early bird discount. It’s important to note that levels do fill up very quickly so registering early will avoid the disappointment of being turned away. The website also has a lot of information that may be of interest to you. Please note that we are no longer holding walk-in registration nights. The system emails you a registration form at the end of the process as a kind of confirmation. You do NOT need to send it to us. We’re trying to be eco friendly 🙂 IMPORTANT!!! All players (from U10 to U16 only) must supply their own batting helmets with face masks. Executive positions are available and will need to be filled as some of the present executives tenure will soon be coming to an end. If you are interested in joining our executive committee, please contact Lucie Dunbar at registrar.romsa@gmail.com. Lastly, please consider sponsoring a team. Visit our website and complete the sponsor section of the registration page. We look forward to another great softball season. Now, let’s play ball!! Sincerely, ROMSA Executive Committee You can download this “Letter to parents” by clicking the Download link below:

Requirement for Helmets

IMPORTANT!!! All players (from U10 to U16 only) must supply their own batting helmets with face masks. This information has been placed into our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and if you are not familiar with the answers, you should probably hit up this link! https://www.romsa.org/?page_id=147

It’s Almost That Time Again! Here’s some Info for This Year’s Season

Registration will be opening soon for our 2020 Spring Softball Season. Here’s what we know so far:1. Registration will open on February 1, 20202. Prices will be the same as last year3. We will be offering an Early Bird discount again, which will close at midnight on 7 March 2020.4. All registration will be done using the online portal.5. Softball Season will Start on May 1, 20206. There are 2 year end tournaments: July 3 to 5, 2020 and July 10 to 12, 2020.

2019 ROMSA Gallery

We’ll post up random pics here. If there’s a story behind them, we’ll find it and post that up, too!

This is what we’re talking about: They are having fun!!!

The year started with a rigorous tryout evaluation which started out with approximately 80-100 kids, and which we managed to whittle down to the “chosen 9”: Team 2 Raymond’s.
Well that’s not really what happened, but it sounds way more awesome. 🙂 ….. continued

Ontario Amateur Softball Association “OASA” U19 Elimination tournament in Carp this weekend!!

Ontario Amateur Softball Association “OASA” U19 Elimination tournament in Carp this weekend. It runs from June 28-30 at the Carp Fairgrounds. There are 13 teams competing from across Ontario. There is one Eastern Ontario team representing Osgoode. This team is comprised of former players of ROMSA, Greely and Kenmore ball associations along with players from the Ottawa Valley. First game is Friday at 5 pm  with finals scheduled for Sunday at  3pm. Osgoode plays their first game at 7 pm Friday night. Admission is 5 dollars a day or 10 dollars for the weekend Follow the website at:

Try Outs November 1st 2018 for Stittsville Women’s Bantam Rep Softball Team

http://www.stittsvillesoftball.org/site/ClientSite/article/3087697 The SMSA Bantam Rep Tier II team will host trial tryouts on November 1 and 8, 2018  from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Stittsville Public School. The team will compete in the Provincial Women’s Softball Association (“PWSA”) Tier II division and will train to compete at a high level at the PWSA Qualifier (July 26-28, 2019) and the PWSA Grand Championships (August 8-11, 2019) for a chance to compete at the U16 Girls’ Eastern Canadian Championships (August 22-25, 2019). Three new coaches will be joining last year’s head coach Dale Aiken on the coaching staff. Erin Durant (former Ottawa Gee Gees coach) will be leading the team as head coach and will be joined by assistant coaches Dale Aiken (SMSA Bantam Rep 2018 Head Coach), Carolyn Harman (SMSA Midget Selects 2018 Head Coach) and Brad Pender (Elite Level Men’s Fastpitch Player). The team welcomes all U16 female athletes (born in 2003-2004) to try out for the team. 

And the Reports are Coming In! This one from ROMSA 1 Girls Mites….

— courtesy of Spencer Leptick who coached the ROMSA 1 Girls Mites team in 2018: For a few quick notes… The team had a blast!  We had nearly half the team as new players and it was great to see them all learn and improve as the season went on.  Our returning players really helped the new players and improved their own play a lot.  We had our best two games of the season on elimination day of the year-end tournament – 2 big wins that helped them get to the semi-finals.  The girls went wild as we got the last out of the second game – what fun! The tournament along with a couple off-field team get-togethers really helped solidify friendships and will bring the girls back next year for more softball fun. Thank you to all the umpires and volunteers – it was a super fun season!