Welcome to North Shore Girls Fastpitch, BC, Canada
Latest update, June 15th, 2020
NSGFA SOFTBALL IS BACK!!!
As everyone knows, minor sports have been on hold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ViaSport, Sport BC, MOH, Softball BC and many others have been working on a plan to get us back on the field.
On June 7, 2020 the Softball BC Board of Directors approved the return to play plan for all Softball BC member associations in the Province of BC.
This comprehensive document is the plan that we must follow to return to play. It is not a return to normal or even the new normal at this stage. It is a thoughtful, comprehensive, phased plan that will ensure we can be as safe as possible in accordance with all Provincial Health guidelines.
The NSGFA has voted to approve this plan. A link to the plan is available below. We be sending a link to a set of waivers to be signed by players and non-players allowing them to participate in the programs. Specific instructions will also be attached, they also can be found on the waivers page.
We'd like to thank all of our members for their patience and a special thanks to everyone who helped build the plan to allow us to return to the field.
Based on the North Shore of Greater Vancouver, we provide opportunities for young women, ages 5 to 21, to learn and play fun and competitive softball on one of our many house and rep teams. In addition to league play, we run clinics to help coaches, umpires, players and pitchers to develop their skills.
Softball is a lifelong sport anyone can play regardless of age or athletic ability. We encourage women of all ages to participate in multiple activities, softball being one.
For girls ages 5 to 10, Learn-To-Play (LTP) focuses on progressive skills development using fun and engaging activities geared to young athletes with tons boundless energy. This multi-week program is comprised of simple quick drills and short games designed to develop skills with increasing difficulty and challenges as players grow, develop mechanics and control, and learn to love and play softball.
Our house ("C") league provides for friendly recreational competition and development in a fun and supportive environment. Teams play primarily against other North Shore teams and are encouraged to enter weekend tournaments on and off the North Shore. At U16 (grade 9), they begin playing more games against other lower mainland teams. Registration opens in January. Teams are formed in March. The season runs from April to June with Provincials in July.
Players seeking greater competition, commitment and advanced skills and development are encouraged to try out for one of our North Shore Stars rep teams. Stars teams participate in the Lower Mainland Softball (Rep "B") league and enter 3 to 6 tournaments per season. Tryouts & team forming commence in September and teams practice indoors over the fall / winter to prepare for the season starting in April. The season runs to the end of June, followed by Provincials in July.