Ottawa, Ont. – At the request of its membership, Softball Canada’s Board of Directors held a Special General Meeting with representation from each of its Provincial/Territorial Softball Associations on April 12th to vote on one motion submitted by Softball Ontario relating to age categories, ball sizes and pitching distances.
The motion passed with an overwhelming majority, meaning the following changes will take effect starting with the 2022 softball season.
Fast Pitch – Page 109: Age Category and Distance Table
In terms of pitching distances, the progression will begin one age category earlier from U11 to U17 (as opposed to U12 to U19) to allow athletes to adapt and develop at a younger age.
All of these changes apply to Fast Pitch only and will be in effect for the 2022 Canadian Championships.
In addition, Softball Canada announced a decision will be made on the 2021 Canadian Championships by May 18th. Softball Canada and its Canadian Championship host committees remain committed to holding these events in 2021 and are continuing to move forward with all planning according to COVID-19 conditions.