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Be a Paid Umpire!

Posted by Richmond Hill Minor Softball Association at Mar 12, 2017 4:31PM PDT
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Save The Date – Umpires Clinic, Sunday, April 29, 2018
Do you want to learn a new skill and earn extra spending money over the summer? RHMSA is looking for individuals 13 years of age and older to umpire weeknight games. No experience necessary. All you need is a positive attitude and enjoying being outdoors! Interested candidates must attend Softball Ontario umpire’s clinic that will cover the fundamentals of umpiring. So come on out and make the “call” today and email dir.comm@rhmsa.ca to sign up.

Combined Junior & Intermediate Clinic for umpires under 19 years of age
This clinic is a combination of Junior & Intermediate umpire training. The clinic is (7) hours. For the first (5) hours both the Junior and Intermediate portions would cover the same curriculum. At that time, those registered for the Junior portion would have completed their clinic. The Intermediate umpires would then receive the required two (2) additional hours of instruction. By participating in this clinic, umpires can umpire House League and local Select Tournaments, but can’t umpire provincial championship tournaments. You must email dir.comm@rhmsa.ca to sign up and RSVP for this clinic.

When & Where: Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Bayview Hill Community Centre, Program Room. (9AM – 4PM)

Junior ump clinic (approx. 5 hours) – $55 includes lunch
Intermediate ump clinic (approx. 7 hours) – $65 includes lunch

Help Needed!

Posted by Richmond Hill Minor Softball Association at Feb 14, 2017 5:06PM PST
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RHMSA is Richmond Hill’s Softball league, which provides year-round development for the youth of Richmond Hill and surrounding areas. We are a not-for-profit public Softball organization that is 100% run by volunteers. This league is only as good as the community it serves and your help is needed with:

  • Supporting your kid’s effort in sports.
  • Giving something back to the game of Softball.
  • Contributing to our community of Richmond Hill.
  • Helping children develop skills such as communication and teamwork.
  • Doing something rewarding while spending time with family and friends.

We have vacant Executive Board Member positions (no experience necessary) as well as coaching opportunities for the 2017 season. Volunteering for RHMSA is a great way to give back and to have a sense of accomplishment. If you’re ready to volunteer please email dir.comm@rhmsa.ca. You are also welcome to attend a RHMSA board meeting to see what it’s all about. Our meetings are generally on the second Wednesday of every month at the Elgin Barrow arena in the Board Room.

Thank you!

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The start of the season is just around the corner and we are inviting all interested players to the U12 and U14 Girls Select tryouts! These tryouts are for girls born in either 2006 and 2007 for U12 and 2004 and 2005 for U14 who would like to play at a more competitive level and experience tournament play. For more information on the Select program, click on the “Select” link to the left.

TRYOUT DATES at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Elementary School (gymnasium):
Friday, March 2, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Friday, March 9, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Trying out on one of the nights above is mandatory although we recommend attending both nights. Please be punctual, as tryouts will begin precisely at 7:00pm.

We request that you confirm attendance for this tryout to dir.select@rhmsa.ca as we are preparing a schedule. Please reply with which dates your daughter will be attending. We look forward to seeing you there!
FYI – The U16 Select Team tryout dates are TBD.

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All families are welcome to attend RHMSA’s Open House on Friday, April 6 where parents and kids will have an opportunity to watch some of our experienced softball players put on demonstrations, meet RHMSA board members and ask questions about the upcoming season. Girls and boys may also enjoy learning or playing a fun game at one of the skills stations! Whether your child has played ball or not, this is a perfect time to come out and have some fun, so invite all your friends!

WHEN: Friday, April 6, 2018 WHERE: Our Lady of the Annunciation Elementary School (in the gym)
TIME: 7pm to 8pm – for kids ages 5 to 8 (born 2010 – 2013) / 8pm to 9pm – for kids ages 9 and up (born 2009 or earlier)

Back in Action!

Posted by Richmond Hill Minor Softball Association at Jan 25, 2017 8:09PM PST
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Once again, starting November 2017, RHMSA is offering free Chix with Stix Skills Clinics as well as Pitching & Catching clinics on Friday evenings in the Kettle Lakes and Oak Ridges Public School gym. These clinics are just for girls! The focus is to introduce female players to proper fundamentals as well as intermediate and competitive levels of play by focusing on general and advanced skills, mechanics and strategy. All this while meeting old and new friends and having fun. These off-season clinics encourage female players to come out to the gym, bring a friend and increase their confidence, so that they can maximize their game in the summer. See you in the gym!

For more details and a listing of the skills clinics, please click here http://rhmsa.rhmsa.ca/organizations/1284/pages/59838

For questions, please email: dir.comm@rhmsa.ca