Registration Dates –Opening in March 2023
Fees – Only $45.00 per player, plus a $10 membership to the Josephburg Agricultural Society (per family).
Includes a T-Shirt & Ball Cap that each player gets to keep!
Are you new to the area? We have an opportunity to help our new Canadians with youth ball equipment to play. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Recreational Tee-Ball and Softball is gearing up for another season of fun. This is a parent-lead, rural softball program is aimed at teaching the fundamentals of the sport. Much like minor hockey, coaches come from the parent/grandparent group of the kids registered. Josephburg Ag Society has invested in new equipment recently and are happy to provide the basic structure to the program with coordinators to organize the teams.
Josephburg has excellent shale ball diamonds, a great place to learn and grow your player’s interest in softball.
Tee-Ball – Ages 3 to 5
Softball – Ages 6 to 16
You need a ball glove, a good pair of runners and not-your-best t-shirt to start. We will have t-shirts and ball caps for the kids on order. We have bats, bases, limited helmets and balls.
**HELMET UPDATE – if you have a ball helmet, please bring it (not a bike/horse helmet or similar). We have a limited number of ball helmets. They are in short supply right now so this is a bit of a transition year while we encourage participants to bring their own while providing what we can.
PROGRAM RUNS FROM May 1 to June 28, 2023
- Practices/Games – Monday & Wednesday nights, in Josephburg, (13 minutes East of Fort Sask.)
- Tee-Ball – played at the North and Centre Diamonds across from our Country Playground 6pm – 7pm. Both nights.
Softball – is played at the South Shale Diamonds 6pm – 7:30 pm.
Dates cancelled due to bad weather may be made up at the end of the season (season ending no later than July 12, 2023)
PLEASE consider volunteering as we NEED HELP for Coaches, PLUS parents at Skills Stations, and to help with our Field Safety and First Aid Program!
Tee-Ball Coaches & Assistants – (3) per team (12) total MINIMUM
Each Coach and Assistant Coach receives a courtesy T-shirt (with their FIRST NAME on the back) and Ball Cap that they keep in appreciation for helping.
Parent Volunteers set-up and take-down the Ball Equipment at each game. Depending on total Registration on some days, instead of game play, a Tee-Ball team may be learning at Skills Stations.
On those days the Coaching team will help their players at the Batting Station, the Throwing Station or the Catch and Throw Station.
Coaches will also bring out to the Field a Hand Sanitizer Cart for Players and Coaches to use, that will be kept on the Field of Play and they will use Alcohol wipes to clean equipment after each game.
Field Safety Parent – Does a quick walk around all 3 Diamonds looking for debris or perhaps other issues like a dead bird which they would remove or perhaps wasp nests that the County would deal with.
First Aid Parents – Preferably one per Diamond to help deal with minor cuts, scrapes or bumps using the First Aid kits provided.
Strathcona Book Mobile – We have scheduled our Tee-Ball & Softball 4 FUN programs so that families can take advantage of the Strathcona Book Mobile, on Wednesday nights from 7- 8 pm. Books and videos, can be returned them to the Fort Saskatchewan or Strathcona Public Library or the Book Mobile.
Dairy Queen Dilly Bar Party Sponsor – Billie Borys – Wise Owl Financial
Ball Cap Sponsor – UFA Store, Fort Saskatchewan
Insurance Sponsors – Paul & Joann Bodell
T-Shirt Sponsors – Galloway Seeds and Allam Farms Partnership