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The Ontario Amateur Softball Association (OASA) is pleased to launch the OASA High Performance Coaching Program.
This comprehensive program is designed to provide high potential coaches who aspire to coach with Team Ontario for future Canada Summer Games and at the national level with our Team Canada U18, U23, or Senior Men’s level.
The program will last twelve months and feature a combination of in-person coach camps, virtual sessions, one-on-one coaching support, self-discovery learning. World renowned speakers include Michael White (University of Texas Softball), Chris Jones (Assistant Coach with Softball Canada Women’s Team), Mike Renney (former Head Coach at Simon Fraser University), Patrick Murphy (Head Coach at Alabama Softball).
This program is specifically intended for individuals who have goals to coach at a national or international level. Coaches will be expected to participate in monthly virtual sessions, two in person weekends, and commit to completing a self-assigned project as part of the program from October 2021 – November 2022. The cost for the program is $500 per coach.
Before applying, coaches are strongly encouraged to review the eligibility, structure and commitments of the program, requirements, and more by clicking here ( High Performance Coaching Program – OASA ).
To apply for the program, click here (OASA High Performance Coaching Application (jotform.com)) For any questions, please contact OASA President Dave Northern at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will close on May 31 with successful coaches identified in June.
The Ontario Amateur Softball Association has a rich heritage in promoting and fostering male fastball since its formation in 1923. It is a member association of Softball Ontario.
OASA hosted Town Hall meetings in early April. Click here to learn more.
Please visit this link for the OASA 2021 Information Package.
As of April 23, 2021, the OASA has updated our Return to Play Guidelines for dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 situation – you can review these guidelines here.
Current Provincial COVID-19 published guidance can be found here. Teams and leagues need to understand these and follow the guidance of their local public health unit when planning and operating their programs.
On April 12, 2021, Softball Canada approved new age categories, ball sizes and pitching distances. For more information on these changes which take effect for the 2022 season, please visit the Softball Canada website. https://softball.ca/news/age-category-ball-size-and-pitching-distance-changes-for-2022-season.htm
OASA held its 98th AGM virtually on Saturday, November 21st. To see the slide presentation and the recording of the meeting please go to the AGM page.