Softball Overview

 

Goal

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).

Divisions

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.

  • 10U (formerly Mite) 7/10 year olds
  • 12U (formerly Squirt) 11/12 year olds
  • 14U (formerly Novice) 13/14 year olds
  • 16U (formerly Bantam) 15/16 year olds
  • 22U (formerly Midget) 17/22 year olds
  • Ladies 21+ year olds

Game Days:

10U Monday/Wednesday (1 game/1 practice)
12U
Tuesday/Thursday (up to 2 games/week)
14U
Monday/Wednesday (up to 2 games/week)
16U
Tuesday/Thursday (up to 2 games/week)
22U
Monday/Wednesday/Sunday (up to 2 games/week)

Home games for above are at Martin Dobkin Softball diamond (Fairview and Confederation Pkwy) 

Ladies
Friday nights (doubleheaders), some Thursday games (2-3 per season)
Ladies home games are primarily at Rivergrove Park.

Registration

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
  • Hat
  • 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.
  • Sunscreen
  • 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

2. Playoffs 

From 2002 to 2019 the Erindale girl's softball program has won:

35 Regular Season Pennant Winners
34 Playoff Championships
30 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, Milton 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 2020 season, please email us at softballvp@erindalellbaseball.ca .

 

Division Ages Skill Level
10U 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'.
12U 11-12 Continued skill development. Introduce base stealing and sliding. Bases are 55', and pitching from 35'.
14U 13-14 Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 38'. Refining skills.
16U  15-16 Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 40'.
22U 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'