for a Great
2013 YMFL Season!
Update August 2013
YMFL Players – are you interested in assistant coaching or learning how to umpire? Calgary Minor Softball is looking for interested players (U17 and U14) to assist with Fall Ball (all day Saturdays from September 7 to 28, 2013).
U16 Bantam boys (YMFL Cardinals) – tied for Gold in the City Championship (weather affected the completion of the tie breaker game) and went on to get Silver in a valiant game at provincials against a strong U16 Bantam “A” team from Irma, Alberta
U14 Pee Wee boys (YMFL Blue) – had a strong season of play within Calgary Minor Softball and also went on to get Silver in a valiant game at provincials against a U14 Pee Wee “A” team from Irma, Alberta
Young Men’s Fastpitch League (YMFL) provides a place for boys (U16 and U14) to play in a community league Fastpitch program. For the 2013 season, boys born in the years 1997 to 2000 and living in the Calgary area will register in the YMFL program.
To ensure competitive play, YMFL teams will play against girl teams one age category higher (U14 YMFL teams will play U16 girl teams, and U16 YMFL teams will play U19 girl teams). We did this for the first time in 2012 and it was a huge success!
In both 2012 & 2013, YMFL boys and their parents noted significant improvement in skill level & interest in the sport from the challenge of playing against the older girl teams. This helped to make them more competitive at provincials against other male teams from around Alberta.
What about U12 and U10 boys?
At the November 2012 Calgary Minor Softball Association board meeting it was decided that each district in the city of Calgary will register U12 and U10 boys for the formation of boy teams. If there are not enough teams city wide to form a boy only league at either age group then these teams will be merged with the girl program at the same age level (U10 boy teams will play against U10 girl teams). This format was done at the 2012 fall ball program and the 2013 season with great results.
For more information about Calgary Minor Softball or to find your district (to register a U10 or U12 boy) please visit www.calgaryminorsoftball.com
How about U21 boys (born 1992 to 1996)?
Members of the Calgary Industrial Softball Association are working hard to form a U21 male team for 2013, Calgary Pirates. Contact Richard Clarke for more information: