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.
Rideau Osgoode Minor Softball Association Updates
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…”
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.
— 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!
This is how we finish our year! A celebratory dunking of kids representing multiple divisions!! — no kids were hurt in this stunt 😉 Photo courtesy of Chris and Dorothy Hines
The ball diamonds are empty and quiet now. 🙁 Come on back in a bit and check some of our apres-season reports. We want to give you a chance to see some testimonials about what a great softball association ROMSA is for your children to play in!
Shhhh! Can you keep a secret? I’ve seen the schedules and they’re amazing. They will be posted shortly! If your child is in the Squirts divisions the Field Locations link on our website has some clues on where the games will be. So exciting!!!
Click on the FAQ link in the right side bar (full site) or at the bottom (mobile site).
Won’t be long now!