Softball Canada Calls for Special General Meeting

Softball Canada Calls for Special General Meeting

At the request of its membership, the Board of Directors of Softball Canada has called for a Special General Meeting on September 1st, 2020 to vote on permanent age category changes. A workshop to discuss the proposed changes will be held ahead of the vote on August 25th, 2020. Only Softball Canada’s Board of Directors and Provincial/Territorial Association delegates will be allowed to participate on these videoconference calls. 

The three following motions will be considered for the Special General Meeting – all related to the age categories for 2021 and beyond – as proposed by Softball Ontario.

MOTION #1 – SPECIAL OPERATING RULES PROPOSAL

Rulebook References:
Fast Pitch – Page 249: Age Category and Distance Table
Slo-Pitch – Page 238: Age Category and Distance Table

MOTION #2 – 2021-2022 PLAYING RULE CHANGE PROPOSAL – FAST PITCH

Rulebook Reference:
Fast Pitch – Page 144: Rule 2, Section 3 (Reference to Table on Page 109) 

MOTION #3 – 2021-2022 PLAYING RULE CHANGE PROPOSAL – SLO-PITCH

Rulebook Reference:
Slo-Pitch – Page 56: Rule 2, Section 3 (Reference to Table on Page 24)

All three motions and rulebook references refer to the following Age Category and Distance Table, with the proposed changes in bold.

CATEGORY CURRENT AGE
(prior to January 1st
of the current year)
PROPOSED AGE
(Prior to January 1st
of the current year)
MALE    
U23 Under 23 Under 23
U19 Under 19 Under 20
U16 Under 16 Under 17
U14 Under 14 Under 15
U12 Under 12 Under 13
U10 Under 10 Under 11
U8 Under 8 Under 9
U6 Under 6 Under 7
FEMALE    
U19 Under 19 Under 20
U16 Under 16 Under 17
U14 Under 14 Under 15
U12 Under 12 Under 13
U10 Under 10 Under 11
U8 Under 8 Under 9
U6 Under 6 Under 7

Note – Men’s, Women’s and Master’s age categories would not be affected and would remain in the chart as is.

IMPORTANT: Possible changes to the ball size and pitching, baseline and fence distances in the same table will NOT be voted on at the Special General Meeting.  

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