Starting in July, Softball Canada will be holding a series of one day Combines (identification camps) across Canada. Athletes born between the years of 1998-2001 are invited to register to attend any of the Combines listed below. Athletes born in 2002 and 2003 may be able to participate but will need approval from Softball Canada before registering by contacting Mike Branchaud (email@example.com).
The U23 Men’s National Team coaching staff will operate the Combines with the help of local National Team players and/or Guest Coaches. Each player will be evaluated on speed, throwing, hitting, defensive play and general softball game play.
The registration fee is $100 per player to attend a Combine. A Rawlings National Team camp shirt will be provided. A minimum of 10 athletes are needed to operate each Combine. The registration deadline will be 10 days prior to the start of each Combine. If there are not enough registrants, a full refund will be issued, or players are welcome to transfer to another location.
|July 3||St. John's, N.L.|
|July 10/11||Saskatoon, Sask.|
|July 24||Brookfield, N.S.|
|July 24||Innerkip, Ont.|
|July 25||Napanee, Ont.|
|August 21||Kelowna, B.C.|
*Athletes registering in Saskatoon will be assigned to a group on ONE of the two days.
The Coaching Staff will also be attending the Rawlings Grand Slam Championship and various provincial events to help with the selection process.
A final selection camp of up to 22 players will be held October 1-3 in Saskatoon, Sask. Athletes invited to the final selection camp will be required to pay a $300 participation fee. Softball Canada will cover the cost of flights, meals and accommodations during the camp.
The final Team Canada roster of 16 athletes will be attending the 2021 WBSC Americas Continental Qualifier from December 10-19 in Colombia providing COVID-19 health concerns subside and travel restrictions are lifted.
Note - Athletes selected to represent Canada at this event will be required to pay a player fee of up to $700. This fee will go towards covering a portion of the costs of uniforms, warm-up clothing, travel wear, accommodations, meals and ground transportation at the destination, flights, out of country insurance and full supervision at the event.