Our Under 8 TIMBITS Learn to Play Program (level 2) is sponsored nationally by Tim Hortons and locally by Dr. Tara Scichilone of East Point Dental. We are very fortunate to have our program sponsored by local businesses.
Learn to Play is a National Program offered by Softball Canada. The Learn to Play Program is designed to be an introduction to the sport of Softball. The emphasis is on FUN, ACTION and a POSITIVE ATMOSPHERE, with a gradual introduction to non-stressful game situations. It introduces Softball to children in a revolutionary way and ensures the girls have fun while improving their fitness and developing their skills. It is action packed and fosters successful development for all ability levels. The Learn to Play Program allows girls of all skill levels to achieve the same number of skill repetitions and the drills offer a high success rate for every child, which improves every player's self confidence. U8 girls play with a 10" RIF (Reduced Injury Factor) softball that is softer and smaller than a regular softball.
This program has easy to follow lesson plans for all volunteer parent coaches and on field helpers. Learn to Play contains activities and games that are patterned after informal playground games. Each child has every opportunity to develop solid softball skills because everyone is active for every minute of every session. This program is nationally recognized and approved.
All registered participants require to be insured under Softball New Brunswick. This is done by purchasing a membership on their website, www.softballnb.ca
Girls in this program will play once a week for 1.25 hours. 45 minutes will be devoted to FUNdamentals making sure each participant receives the knowledge and skills required. The remaining 30 minutes will consist of modified play. This program will focus on a high number of repetitions for each skill to allow the girls to master the game.
The season begins in June, and concludes in August.
Wells Softball Field - French Village
Suggested equipment for U8 is a properly fitted softball glove and sneaker. We strongly suggest you purchase your own batting helmet for your child for hygiene reasons.
All registered players in U8 will receive a Learn to Play t-shirt that they get to keep as well as a KVGSA keepsake.
Our U8 Learn to Play Level 2 Program registration fee is $85.00 if registered before the early bird cut off date. See Registration page for sign up dates and deadlines.