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Oceanside Summer Softball Camp

Oceanside Softball in partnership with UBC players and alumni will be hosting our annual softball camp at the Parksville Community Beach Fields.

August 28, 29, 30, 31, 2017
10:00am to 3:00pm

Last years camp sold out as space is limited

This four day camp will feature:

  • Stations in the mornings with special focus on throwing, hitting, fielding, pitching, and base running.
  • A series of innings of controlled softball (weather and participant depending)
  • Pitching machine and/or instructor pitching to emphasize the skills of hitting and defense
  • Groups will be split up by age and ability
  • Great way to get ready for fall tryouts
  • Players will need to bring a lunch and water for each day
  • hat and sunscreen is recommended
  • Cleats, glove, bat, and helmet are also required
  • Back catchers are recommended to be wearing a jill

COST: Registration after May 31, 2017 $200
$20 early bird discount applied before June 1, 2017

Online payment only
www.oceansidesoftball.ca

UBC 2017 POSTER

Train the Coaches Day a Big Success!

On Sunday, April 23rd, the Victoria Fastball Club (Devils) in association with SVI, hosted a Coaches Day half day clinic at Oak Bay Recreation Indoor Sports Field.

There were 35 community coaches in attendance from Associations across Vancouver Island. Coaches ranged from those working with Learn to Play, all the way up to U18 categories. The coaches were put into groups aligned with their working age group and went through a broad range of skill development stations including Throwing, Fielding, Catching, Hitting, and Pitching.

The stations were led by VFC coaches and the 2001 Devils players assisting in demonstrating technique and skills that were being overviewed. Following the on-field instruction, many of the attendees participated in an optional roundtable Q&A session hosted by the VFC coaches where the community coaches asked insightful questions about a wide range of aspects around coaching strategies, focus, development, etc.

VFC and SVI consider the event a huge success and will begin planning the same style event for next season in the coming months. A big thank you to the VFC for sharing the expertise with the broader softball community!

Coaches Training Day – Venue Change!

Please note that the Coaches Training Day scheduled for April 23 has been moved to the Oak Bay Rec Centre – Indoor Sports Field. Due to the heavy rain this Spring, the fields at Helmcken Centennial Park located in View Royal are closed. With very few options available this late in the week a decision was made to move the event indoors. The day will also be shortened from 9 am to 1 pm. Special thanks to the VFC who are busy modifying their plans for the indoor venue. We have over 40 coaches registered and the day will be an excellent opportunity for both high level instruction and networking with other coaches.

Coaches Training Day


The Victoria Fastball Club will host a Coaches training day on April 23. The training will take place at Helmcken Centennial Park located in View Royal and will run from 9 am to 3 pm. Coaches should bring glove, bat, lunch/snacks and wear appropriate attire to participate.

All coaches are welcome to attend. If you would like to attend, please notify your Association President/Vice President and they will register you for the day.

There is no charge for the day.

A special thanks to the VFC!