2017 League Schedule

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2017 Blastball Division

Age: 4 to 6
Year of Birth: 2011 to 2013
Objective: To have fun while being physically active on a daily basis.
Development: Introduce fundamental movement skills (running, jumping, twisting, throwing, and catching) through structured games. Encourage physical activity and provide positive reinforcement of effort to encourage fun and help build self-esteem and confidence.
Season Start: Saturday May 6, 2017 (at Trafalgar Park)
Games/Practices: Practices and games are done together on same night (in Oakville)
Games: Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Field: Langtry or Windrush Parks in Oakville – (Maps)
Structure: 14 weekly “lesson” games (parents are asked to assist in coaching and participating). No rain-out dates.
Playoffs: 1 FUNday
Gala Day: Saturday July 29, 2017 (tentative)

Scores and standings are not kept for Blastball (it’s about having fun!)

Teams and schedules can be accessed through TeamSnap on your mobile device or online (TeamSnap Website). Please contact us at webmaster@oakvilleangels.com if you did not receive your invitation to TeamSnap.

For more information on how the Blastball division works, please see the Learn to Play Program and the Rules of Play section.

2017 Tyke Division

Age: 7 to 8
Year of Birth: 2009 to 2010
Objective: Develop fundamental movement skills such as locomotion skills, object manipulation skills, and body management skills; introduce guided decision making and team-building activities in a fun and safe softball environment that promotes self-confidence.
Development: Learn the ABC’s of athleticism (agility, balance, coordination, speed) and improve general physical conditioning (agility, quickness, flexibility, strength and power). Develop fundamental movement skills: running, jumping, throwing, and catching through fun games and activities.
Season Start: Saturday May 6, 2017 (at Trafalgar Park)
Games/Practices: Practices and games are done together on same nights (in Oakville)
Games: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Field: DeerRun, Hopedale, Thornlea (Maps)
Structure: 14 weekly “lesson” games (parents are asked to assist in coaching and participating). No rain-out dates.
Playoffs: 1 Game (skills competition)
Gala Day: Saturday July 29, 2017 (tentative)

Scores and standings are not kept for Tyke (it’s about having fun!)

Teams and schedules can be accessed through TeamSnap on your mobile device or online (TeamSnap Website). Please contact us at webmaster@oakvilleangels.com if you did not receive your invitation to TeamSnap.

For more information on how the Tyke division works, please see the Learn to Play Program and the Rules of Play section.

2017 Mite Division

Age: 9 to 10
Year of Birth: 2007 to 2008
Objective: Further develop fundamental movement skills, focus on fun, participation, and overall fundamental movement skill progression.
Development: Develop strength, power, speed, agility, and quickness. Develop fundamental softball skills. This is the most important stage for the development of softball-specific skills as it is a period of accelerated learning of coordination and fine motor control. Ensure equal playing time for all players with players getting a chance to play all positions, including pitching. Focus on the process of the individual and team development through giving best effort and improving skills rather than on the outcome of games. Introduce goal setting and guided decision-making.
Spring Training Assessment Starts: Saturday, April 1, 2017 – full details to follow – 3 sessions
Season Start: Saturday May 6, 2017 (at Trafalgar Park)
Practices: Weekly team practices (in Oakville) starting April 27, 2017
Practice Days: Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Practice Field: DeerRun & Thornlea (clinics at Trafalgar Park) (Maps)
Games: Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Game Field: DeerRun & Thornlea (Maps)
Game Structure: 14 weekly games. No rain-out dates. All games played in Oakville.
Playoffs: Single championship game (skills competition)
Gala Day: Saturday July 29, 2017 (tentative)

Scores and standings are not kept for Mite (it’s about having fun!)

Teams and schedules can be accessed through TeamSnap on your mobile device or online (TeamSnap Website). Please contact us at webmaster@oakvilleangels.com if you did not receive your invitation to TeamSnap.

For more information on how the Mite division works, please see the Rules of Play section.

2017 Squirt Division

Age: 11 to 12
Year of Birth: 2005 to 2006
Objective: To consolidate fundamental softball skills and introduce more advanced softball skills. Focus on transferring the performance of skills developed in training into the competitive environment. To develop team performance, physical fitness, general mental skills and introduce softball-specific mental skills.
Development: Introduce general physical conditioning, and develop strength, power, speed, agility, quickness, aerobic capacity and aerobic power. Consolidate all fundamental softball skills and introduce advanced softball skills in practice using game simulations. Position-specific skills are developed but with players still learning at least 2 to 3 positions. Play to win during competitions, but the major focus is on learning softball skills and tactics and successfully applying them in competitions rather than on wins and losses. Introduce and develop visualization skills, autonomous decision making during games, goal setting, emotional control, game plans, pre-game and game routines, stress management and coping strategies, and attentional control that are specific to softball.
Spring Training Starts: Saturday, April 1, 2017 (full details)
Season Start: Saturday, May 13, 2017 (at Trafalgar Park)
Practices: One per week (in Oakville) starting May 2, 2017
Practice Days / Away Game Days: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Practice Field: Millbank W, Langtry and Windrush (Maps)
Home Games: Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Home Game Field: Millbank, Langtry and Windrush (Maps)
Game Structure: 16 weekly games. Rain-out dates (if necessary). Squirt division plays in the HGSL Interlock league (with Burlington, Milton and Georgetown) and Away game nights can change.
Playoffs: Weekend playoff with 1 championship game.
Gala Day: Weekend of August 10-13th, 2 days TBD Oakville

Teams and schedules can be accessed through TeamSnap on your mobile device or online (TeamSnap Website). Please contact us at webmaster@oakvilleangels.com if you did not receive your invitation to TeamSnap.

You can also view the Game Schedule & Standings online here: HGSL Squirt Schedule/Standings

For more information on how the Squirt division works, please see the Rules of Play section.

2017 Novice Division

Age: 13 to 14
Year of Birth: 2003 to 2004
Objective: To consolidate fundamental softball skills and introduce more advanced softball skills. Focus on transferring the performance of skills developed in training into the competitive environment. To develop team performance, physical fitness, general mental skills and introduce softball-specific mental skills.
Development: Introduce general physical conditioning, and develop strength, power, speed, agility, quickness, aerobic capacity and aerobic power. Consolidate all fundamental softball skills and introduce advanced softball skills in practice using game simulations. Position-specific skills are developed but with players still learning at least 2 to 3 positions. Play to win during competitions, but the major focus is on learning softball skills and tactics and successfully applying them in competitions rather than on wins and losses. Introduce and develop visualization skills, autonomous decision making during games, goal setting, emotional control, game plans, pre-game and game routines, stress management and coping strategies, and attentional control that are specific to softball.
Season Start: Saturday May 13, 2017 Burlington
Practices: One per week (in Oakville) starting May2, 2017
Practice Days: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Practice Field: Glenashton & Palmero 1 (Maps)
Home Games: Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm 
Aways Games: Thursdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm 
Home Game Field: Glenashton W, Palermo 1 & 2 (Maps)
Game Structure: 16 weekly games. Rain-out dates (if necessary). Novice division plays in the HGSL Interlock league (with Burlington, Milton and Georgetown) and Away game nights can change.
Playoffs: Weekend playoff with 1 championship game.
Gala Day: August 10-13th, 2 Days Burlington

Teams and schedules can be accessed through TeamSnap on your mobile device or online (TeamSnap Website). Please contact us at webmaster@oakvilleangels.com if you did not receive your invitation to TeamSnap.

You can also view the Game Schedule & Standings online here: HGSL Novice Schedule/Standings

For more information on how the Novice division works, please see the Rules of Play section.

2017 Bantam Division

Age: 15 to 16
Year of Birth: 2001 to 2002
Objective: To refine fundamental softball skills, further develop advanced softball skills, develop softball-specific mental skills, and physical fitness. Focus on the preparation for optimal performance in competition.
Development: Introduce softball-specific physical conditioning, maintain flexibility and practice injury prevention. Begin to individualize instruction and preparation to address each player’s individual needs, strengths, and weaknesses. Teach players, who are now proficient at performing fundamental and advanced softball-specific skills, to perform those skills under a variety of conditions during training and competitions. Position-specific skills are developed but with players still learning at least 2 to 4 positions. Increasing opportunities to develop player’s autonomy in terms of decision-making regarding individual and team preparation and play. Develop and refine visualization skills, autonomous decision making during games, goal setting, emotional control, game plans, pre-game and game routines, stress management and coping strategies, and attentional control.
Season Start: Saturday May 13, 2017 (at Georgetown)
Practices: One per week (in Oakville) starting May 8, 2017
Practice Days: Mondays 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Practice Field: Trafalgar South (Maps)
Home Games: Wednesdays 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Away Games: Thursdays 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Home Game Field: Trafalgar South (Maps)
Game Structure: 16 weekly games. Rain-out dates (if necessary). Bantam division plays in the HGSL Interlock league (with Burlington, Milton and Georgetown) and Away game nights can change.
Playoffs: Tournament-style championship
Gala Day: August 10-13th 1-2 days (at Georgetown)

Teams and schedules can be accessed through TeamSnap on your mobile device or online (TeamSnap Website). Please contact us at webmaster@oakvilleangels.com if you did not receive your invitation to TeamSnap.

You can also view the Game Schedule & Standings online here: HGSL Bantam Schedule/Standings

For more information on how the Bantam division works, please see the Rules of Play section.

2017 Midget/Junior Division

Age: 17 to 22
Year of Birth: 1995 to 2000
Objective: To refine fundamental softball skills, further develop advanced softball skills, develop softball-specific mental skills, and physical fitness. Focus on the preparation for optimal performance in competition.
Development: Introduce softball-specific physical conditioning, maintain flexibility and practice injury prevention. Begin to individualize instruction and preparation to address each player’s individual needs, strengths, and weaknesses. Teach players, who are now proficient at performing fundamental and advanced softball-specific skills, to perform those skills under a variety of conditions during training and competitions. Specialize in 1 position but play 1 to 2 other positions. Increasing opportunities to develop player’s autonomy in terms of decision-making regarding individual and team preparation and play. Develop and refine visualization skills, autonomous decision making during games, goal setting, emotional control, game plans, pre-game and game routines, stress management and coping strategies, and attentional control.
Season Start: Week of May 9, 2016
Practices: One per week (in Oakville)
Practice Days: Sundays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Practice Field: Trafalgar South (Maps)
Home Games: Sundays, 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Home Game Field: Trafalgar South (Maps)
Game Structure: 16 weekly games. Rain-out dates (if necessary). Midget division plays in the MGSA Interlock league and Away game nights can change.
Playoffs: Tournament-style championship
Gala Day: August 26/27, 2017

Teams and schedules can be accessed through TeamSnap on your mobile device or online (TeamSnap Website). Please contact us at webmaster@oakvilleangels.com if you did not receive your invitation to TeamSnap.

You can also view the Game Schedule & Standings online here: MGSA Midget Schedule/Standings

For more information on how the Midget/Junior division works, please see the Rules of Play section.

2015 Junior Division

Age: 20 to 22
Year of Birth: 1993 to 1995
Objective: To refine advanced softball skills, softball-specific mental skills and fitness to sustain high volume and high intensity training and maximize performance in competition.
Development: Develop softball-specific physical conditioning and introduce position–specific physical conditioning. Special attention is paid to injury prevention, recovery, and regeneration as players will be especially vulnerable to over-training. Individualize player instruction and preparation in order to address each player’s individual needs, strengths, and weaknesses in a year-round program. Perform advanced softball and position-specific skills under a variety of conditions during training and competitions. Specialize in softball and 1 position but have the ability to play a second position well. Refine visualization skills, autonomous decision making during games, goal setting, emotional control, game plans, pre-game and game routines, stress management and coping strategies, and attentional control.
Season Start: Week of May 10, 2015
Practices: One per week.
Practice Days: Sundays (contact your coach)
Practice Field: Varies by team (contact your coach)
Games: Sundays, Tuesdays or Thursdays, 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Game Field: Varies by team (contact your coach)
Game Structure: 16 weekly games. Rain-out dates (if necessary). Junior division plays in the MGSA Interlock league and game nights can change.
Playoffs: Tournament-style championship
Gala Day: August 29/30, 2015 (in Oakville)

To see the Junior game schedule Click here.

To see the Junior standings online Click here.

For more information on how the Junior division works, please see the Rules of Play section.

Note: For Select games and championships, see the Select Program section.

Note: For Rep practices and games, see the Rep League section.