As the end of the season approaches, you might be thinking about and making plans for next season. We’re hoping you might think about Little League Softball.
Did you know:
– Softball is not just for girls, but boys can also play.
– Softball is not just for skilled players – there are teams for all levels of ability.
– Little League Softball has three age groups – U11, U13 and U15. This year there were only 4 teams (and not enough players for U11’s), so U13’s started the season playing machine pitch and progressed to pitching in the second half of the season. Hopefully next year we can get enough players to have some U11 teams.
– Softball is not just for older girls – this season, there were players as young as 7 and they were all able to hit the ball and play.
– Little League softball is played at 5.00pm on Friday nights at the State Softball Centre in Mirrabooka. Games go for 1.5 hours. Please feel free to come down and watch us play this Friday or next and see how the game is played and how much fun the kids have (there is no fee to come and watch, and Premier League is on right after Little League). With Friday night games, you can still play teeball on Saturdays.
– Softball can also be played over Winter – it is called Winter Ball. Carine Cats are currently looking for players of all ages (adults too, so if you are interested, contact the softball registrar or check the website for more information).
– Coaches are available and would love to come to one of your team’s final training sessions (during, before or after – whatever will suit your team best) and let kids have a go at hitting with the machine. For most kids they are worried that they won’t be able to hit the ball and get embarrassed – most surprise themselves! If you would like to arrange something, please call Ryan (0439 813 674).
– We will also be around after the closing ceremony if you’d like to come and try or watch some of our littler kids in action.
We are looking for players for the winter season, team nominations expire shortly.
Mixed teams of U13 and U15
Carine also field a men’s side, boys from 15 can play in this team with dad or siblings, we are trying to encourage the boys softball with an opportunity of representing WA
down the track.
Games are played on Sunday home and away out of Birralee
Juniors play Sunday morning 9.30am and men’s competition Sunday afternoon in the
1pm or 3pm timeslot
Players participating in the summer competition or vets pay their fees minus the insurance and SWA registration fee.
All enquiries to the softball registrar
Very exciting time for Carine Cats Ball Club Inc, five Cats players selected to represent WA in the National Schoolgirls Carnival played in Adelaide SA
Left to right Amii Lamm: Sami McLaurin: Sami Pooley: Sara Riou: Katelyn Berriman
More photos from the carnival can be found in our gallery
Congratulations to Allanah, we at Carine Cats Ball Club Inc are extremely proud of your hard work and dedication supported by two wonderful parents
Allanah, you give our young players coming through the ranks such optimism. Valé
Welcome Allanah Alvarado to the Aggie softball family!
Allanah joins us from Hillarys, Western Australia!
While Aussie high schools don’t sponsor sports, she played with the Carine Cats Softball club, winning two state titles.
She has also played on the Australian Junior National team.
Welcome to Utah State, Allanah!
It’s time to play and time to party at the inaugural Australia Cup!
Is your softball team the best in Australia? Here’s your chance to prove it and be crowned a national champion!
Softball Australia is excited to announce the inaugural Australia Cup to be held at Blacktown from 13-15 May 2016. Played over a three-day weekend at up to 45 diamonds around Blacktown, the Australia Cup will determine the best teams in 11 categories of softball. All finals will be held on “Championship Sunday” at Blacktown International Sportspark.
The Australia Cup promises to offer something for everyone!
Australian and international teams are encouraged to register now to take advantage of the early bird discount.
Teams are invited to take part in the U13, U15 and U17 competitions for boys and girls. Participants in each age group can also take part in a Pitch, Throw and Run competition to see who will be crowned Australia’s best in their respective divisions.
Teams in the open-age competition, men and women, will vie for the best open team in Australia. Participants can also flex their muscles in a Home Run Derby and be crowned Australia’s top power-hitter!
With $2,500 in prize money on offer, teams are encouraged to sign-up for the Masters 35+ competition, men and women.
The newest version of modified softball, Social 7s, will also be on offer. Competition is mixed, with seven players on the field at a time – minimum three females on the field at a time. Clubs and associations, friends and work colleagues are encouraged to enter their teams and experience this fast, fun and easy game.
For more information about Social 7s, go to the Social 7s website.
Australia Cup – Time to Party
The action doesn’t end on the diamond! Saturday night will be party night.
Be part of the non-stop activities at the Australia Cup and enjoy the softball marketplace, beer garden, and a Social 7s “drop-in”!
Register your teams now to guarantee entry in the inaugural Australia Cup and take advantage of the $50 early bird discount on offer until 1 October 2015. Click here to register.
For more information contact Richard Costantino, Teams and Events Administrator on 03 9417 0022 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.