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ONTARIO SQUIRT SELECT SOFTBALL BRONZE MEDALISTS (2012);
ONTARIO NOVICE SELECT SOFTBALL FINALISTS (2014);
ONTARIO BANTAM SELECT SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS (2010, 2014 AND 2015);
ONTARIO BANTAM SELECT SOFTBALL BRONZE MEDALISTS (2016);
ONTARIO MIDGET SELECT SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS (2017)
The goal of our softball teams is to help girls develop a love for the game of softball. This is accomplished by focusing on teaching softball's fundamental skills and strategies in a safe and fun environment. Our softball teams compete in the Mississauga Girls Softball Association (MGSA).
The Cardinals offer softball teams for the following divisions/age groups based on the player's age as of December 31st of the playing season.
- Mite 7/10 year olds
- Squirt 11/12 year olds
- Novice 13/14 year olds
- Bantam 15/16 year olds
- Midget 17/22 year olds
- Ladies 21+ year olds
Players should register at one of walk-in registration days or use the online registration. Players must bring a completed registration form and payment in the form of a credit/debit card, cheque or cash. Players new to the Cardinals organization must also bring a photocopy of their birth certificate with them.
What happens next?
By mid-April coaches will contact players and schedule a first team practice. At this practice, the coach will distribute uniforms as well as a schedule for uniform adjustments, games, practices, playoffs and picture day. Teams typically play one game per week and practice once per week throughout the summer in our community. Younger teams have little to no travel outside of our community. Older teams have modest travel to Halton or west-Etobicoke.
What do I bring?
- Knapsack to hold what you are bringing with you to the park
- Baseball shoes with rubber cleats. Regular running shoes are OK for Mite
- Softball glove
- All teams provide bats. Players may provide their own bats if approved by their coach.
- Batting gloves are optional
- Full uniform for games and athletic clothing for practices. You may wear your uniform to practice if you like.
- Always bring a hat to games and practices.
- Water bottle
- Warm up jacket/sweatshirt for cold/wet weather
When and where are the games and practices?
Games times and locations are determined by the MGSA. Practice times and locations are determined by the coaches.
Other important events
Please make every effort schedule vacations around the following events.
1. Picture Day/Opening Day
From 2002 to 2017 the Erindale girl's softball program has won:
31 Regular Season Pennants Winners
30 Playoff Championships
26 Playoff Finalists
We have a strong, stable and growing program that provides for a fun summer of play for all girls in the City of Mississauga. We are located in central Mississauga, playing our home games at Martin Dobkin diamond, just south of Square One Shopping Mall. Our program features winter pitching and skills clinics, summer Select teams at all levels, weekly practices for all house league teams at all ages. We have a strong, dedicated group of coaches who provide a positive learning environment for all players.
Our teams play in the Mississauga Girls Softball Association, interlocking with other teams from Mississauga and west Etobicoke.
Girls progress through the various softball divisions, while developing skills in a fun competitive environment. Our program is focused on skills development throughout the year, with winter skills and pitching clinics available to all players.
For more information on registering your daughter in Erindale for the 2018 season, please email us at email@example.com .
|Mite||7-10||Introduction to windmill pitching, and basic softball fundamentals. Combination of machine pitch and live pitching. Pitching is from 30' and bases set at 45'.|
|Squirt||11-12||Continued skill development. Introduce base stealing and sliding. Bases are 55', and pitching from 35'.|
|Novice||13-14||Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 38'. Refining skills.|
|Bantam||15-16||Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 40'.|
|Midget||17-22||Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 43'.|
|Ladies||23 & up||Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 43'|
The number one reason girls love to play fastpitch is because it’s fun! Participating is fun. Running, hitting, sliding, catching, stealing, it’s all fun and it’s exciting. Our younger teams even have their own cheers!
When girls are playing a team sport it is something THEY are doing. They are making things happen. They are totally involved in the outcome. This makes them feel they are important, valuable and that they are needed. This creates self confidence and good self esteem.
Fastpitch requires a certain skill set. Developing and mastering these skills is challenging and very rewarding. The girls see that they are becoming faster, hitting farther, catching better, etc. and this creates a sense of pride and accomplishment as well as instilling discipline and dedication.
By being a member of a team the girls learn about team spirit and working together toward a common goal. They learn to rely on each other and support each other through the wins and the loses. Each member of the team is critical to its success. The team uniforms help to reinforce a sense of pride in the team and the community it represents.
The benefits of regular exercise are numerous. Physically fit children are not only healthier but recent studies suggest that they often do better in school as well.
Everyone needs a dream, for some it is to one day play at a professional or Olympic level. Fastpitch was watched by millions this year as the American team went undefeated at the Olympics. It generated interest in a whole new generation of girls.
Erindale teams are coached by experienced volunteers who have a passion for the game. We work on drills to improve softball skills, co-ordination, conditioning and agility. As the team or individual evolves their needs change. The coaches are continually updating and changing their practice plans to keep the practices exciting, current and relevant to the evolving team.
Fastpitch is a great way to make new friends whether you are new to the community or are a long time resident. Come on out and check us out.
GIRLS SOFTBALL RESULTS FROM 2002:
|Pennant Winners:||Playoff Champions:||Playoff Finalists:|
|2004||Mite 05||Mite 04||Mite 05|
|Squirt 14||Squirt 13||Squirt 14|
|Novice 25||Novice 25|
|Bantam 34||Bantam 34|
|2006||Squirt 11||Mite 01||Novice 21|
|Novice 21||Squirt 11|
|2007||Bantam 302||Squirt 101||Bantam 301|
|Midget 401||Bantam 302||Midget 401|
|2008||Mite 001||Bantam Blue 302||Bantam White 301|
|2009||Midget 401||Novice 201||Mite 001|
|2010||Midget 402||Squirt 101||Midget 403|
|2011||Junior 501||Junior 501||Squirt 102|
|2012||Ladies 601||Ladies 601||Mite White 001|
|Squirt White 101|
|2013||Novice 201||Ladies 601|
|2014||Junior 501||Novice White 201||Squirt White 101|
|Ladies 601||Novice Blue 202|
|2015||Junior 501||Junior 501||Ladies 601|
|Ladies 601||Mite 001||Bantam 301|
|Bantam 302||Ladies Red||Ladies White|
|Ladies Red||Mite 001||Mite 002|
|Ladies Red||Ladies Red||Ladies White|
|Mite 003||Mite 002|
Softball Select News
2018 Softball Select Teams:
Coaches: Michael Gould
Brantford July 21 -
Coach: No Team in 2018
Coach: No Team in 2018
Coaches: Myke McCandless/Mark Greenhill
Brampton June 16 - 4th place
Windsor June 30/July 1 - Did not place
Whitby July 14 - Silver Medal
Erindale July 22 -
Etobicoke Aug 11 -
Provincials Aug 18/19 -
Coach: Paul Carriere/Ross Laird/Roger Collins
Brantford June 16 - won Gold medal
Whitby June 30 - won Gold medal
London July 7 - Did Not Place
Erindale July 14 - Gold Medal
Brampton July 21-
Provincials August 18/19-
2018 Select Team News:
2017 MEDAL COUNT:
(after 17 tournaments)
GOLD - 4 Bantam (Oakville, Erindale), Midget (Forest Glade, OSSTA), Mite (Brantford)
SILVER - 3 Bantam (Cambridge), Mite (Milton), Midget (Brantford)
BRONZE - 2 Bantam (Whitby), Midget (Oshawa)
2016 MEDAL COUNT:
(after 14 tournaments)
GOLD - 1 Bantam - (Forest Glade)
SILVER - 1 Bantam (Topham Park)
BRONZE - 3 Bantam - (Brantford, OSSTA) Novice - (Oakville)
2015 MEDAL COUNT:
(after 14 tournaments)
GOLD - 5 Bantam - (Brantford, Forest Glade, Brampton, Erindale, OSSTA)
SILVER - 0
BRONZE - 2 Novice - (Brampton) Midget (Mississauga Southwest)
2014 MEDAL COUNT:
(after 11 tournaments)
GOLD - 3 Novice (Ancaster, Milton), Bantam (PWSA)
SILVER - 3 Novice (Brampton, OSSTA) Bantam (Erindale)
BRONZE - 1 Novice (Etobicoke),
2013 MEDAL COUNT:
(after 10 tournaments)
GOLD - 3 Novice (Mississauga North, Etobicoke), Midget (Erindale)
SILVER - 2 Novice (Mississauga Southwest), Bantam (Unionville)
BRONZE - 2 Novice (Oakville), Bantam (Topham Park)
2012 MEDAL COUNT:
(after 11 tournaments)
GOLD - 0
SILVER - 5 Novice (Etobicoke and Unionville), Midget (Brantford, Erindale and Big League Canadians)
BRONZE - 3 Novice (Brampton and Oakville) Squirt (OSSTA)
(after 9 tournaments)
GOLD - 0
SILVER - 2 Squirt - (Ancaster), Senior (LL Canadians)
BRONZE - 1 Midget Palomba - (Oakville)
(after 16 tournaments)
GOLD - 4 Midget (Oakville), Bantam (Provincials, Ancaster and Erindale)
SILVER - 4 Bantam (MNBA), Novice (Whitby), Squirt (Whitby and Brampton)
BRONZE - 2 Midget Royal (Erindale), Squirt (Ancaster)
2009 MEDAL COUNT:
GOLD - 1
SILVER - 3
BRONZE - 2
CARDINALS MIDGET SELECT PICK UP WHERE THEY LEFT OFF
The Midget Softball Select team picked up from where they left off in 2017, in winning Gold at the Brantford Diamondbacks tournament on June 16.
Pool play scores were 18-2 over Brampton, 12-2 over Brantford and 16-1 over Kitchener.
The championship vs Forest Glade (Windsor) was a close game, with the Cardinals trailing 3-1 after two innings. However, the bats came to life and the girls score 17 consecutive runs over the next 4 innings to take the final by a score of 18-3.
Congrats to the team on a strong start to the Select season.