Rideau Osgoode Minor Softball Association Updates

<<---- Click for the 2019 Online Registration link & instructions!

IMPORTANT! READ FIRST before hitting the register link: There is no requirement that you upload pictures or other documents during the process even if prompted to do so. During the registration process you will be able to indicate your preference to be on the same team with another person. We will try our best but there are no guarantees! We are live! Click to start!   If you prefer, you can copy and paste this link: http://romsa.bonzidev.com <– redirects to our secure registration portal. The registration process consists of 3 steps and in this order: Registering as a parent/guardian; registering your child/children; THEN registering your child/children to ROMSA’s 2019 Spring Season. It’s not super intuitive for some, so here it is broken down: STEPS: Create (register) a Member Account which includes your name, address, login info (name/password) etc then; Register a Child (still within the Member Account) then finally….; Register your child to our Association’s event which for players is 2019 ROMSA Spring Season – Players This will greatly speed up and improve the accuracy of the registration process. It also gives you greater visibility into your child’s team allocation, payment history, and more.

Many Divisions are now Full

The following divisions are now full and no longer accepting new registrations:  T-Ball, 5-Pitch, Boys U12, Boys U16, Boys U18, Girls U10, Girls U12, Girls U14. If you register now, you will be waitlisted. T-Ball, 5-Pitch, Boys U12, Boys U16, Boys U18, Girls U10, Girls U12, Girls U14. If you register now, you will be waitlisted.

Umpires Required!

Attention 12- to 18-year-olds!  These are paid positions and an excellent way of earning a few extra dollars while getting really close to the game that you already love!  Training is provided.  For more information, please contact the Umpire Coordinator, Peter Holmes at peterlh0620@gmail.com

ROMSA is Changing Age Group Names for the 2019 Season

ROMSA will change the age group names in the coming season to reflect the emerging convention where the name of the age group reflects the age of the players. The traditional age group names such as Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget and Junior will make way for U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, 18+ etc., so that ROMSA aligns with other associations’ naming conventions.  We will keep T-Ball and 5-Pitch for the 4&5 and 6&7 year-olds respectively. These changes will go into effect for this coming season and will also be reflected in the online registration process.

Coming Soon: New Registration Process

We will soon be transitioning to a new registration portal which will greatly streamline the process for registration. It will allow you to register your child and make payment online, benefit from early-bird discounts and more! Watch this space for more news on this exciting change for ROMSA.

Hockey’s doing it, will minor softball get rid of traditional age category names like Peewee and Midget?

Traditional youth hockey age group names — novice, peewee, atom, bantam and, most notably, midget — could soon be revised as at least one provincial hockey organization has kick started the process that could eventually create a countrywide adjustment in the sport.

At a meeting this week, BC Hockey’s board of directors discussed the topic of division names used by its minor hockey association members. The subject was raised in part due to other sport organizations moving to eliminate the term ‘midget,’ but also because a potential shift to age-specific categories [U15, U17, etc.] may prove to be an easier classification system, an association spokesman said…”

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.