Q: What is fastball?
A:Description from Softball Ontario
Q:How long does the season last?
A:The outdoor spring season lasts from mid April until the end of June. Some teams that participate in tournaments and provincials may play into July.
*Note: Some fall ball practices were held in Sept/Oct 2018, but these were seperate from the 'spring' season
The indoor winter season typically lasts from January until March (ending just before school spring break)
Q:Where are games played?
A: U6 - U10 games and practices are held on school fields (often George Hilliard and Ralph Bell) and the final fun day is typcailly held at Albert McGowan.
U12 and older play at Exhibition Park/Charles Anderson as well as travelling to Barriere and Merritt for league games
Q: What equipment is needed?
A: A softball glove, helmet and cleats or good runners. Players in U12 and older are also required to wear a facemask while playing on the infield. KMFA supplies bats and catchers gear, although some players do choose to purchase their own.
Q:Who can play for KMFA?
A: Kamloops Minor Fastball accepts kids of all skill levels from ages 5 - 19 (as of December 31st of the current year)
Q:How can I register?
A: Nearly all of our registration takes place through our website, look for the 'Registration' tab at the top of the screen or in the mobile drop down menu.
Q: What if a player doesn't have or has forgotten their Softball BC number?
A: You can sign up for a lifetime membership or search for your number - HERE.
This is required for all players and coaches.
Q: Do younger kids hit off a tee? Is this tee ball?
A: A tee is a really great training tool which coaches at all levels tend to utilize. However KMFA does try to introduce players to pitching as soon as possible. At the youngest levels, coaches start by pitching to kids and as they get older players will start to develop pitching skills and pitch to one another. The goal is to ensure that kids feel successful, have fun and find a love for the game.
Q: Is parent participation required?
A: Yes! When players are starting out coaches need help on the field from parents.
Q: How can a parent/adult get involved?