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RGSA Wins Multiple Softball BC Awards!

11/01/2022, 10:30pm PDT
By NadiaM

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Fall and Winter Clinics

10/01/2022, 3:00pm PDT
By NadiaM

RGSA will be offering indoor skills development clinics in the Fall and Winter to help players get ready for the 2023 season.

For more information and to sign up CLICK HERE

Fall Ball

08/23/2022, 8:45pm PDT
By NadiaM

Registration for Fall Ball is now open for players U7-U13

CLICK HERE to register
 

Fall Ball sessions will offer skills development and/or a scrimmage. The cost is $30 per player for all 4 sessions.

All sessions run on Saturdays at London Park as follows:

  • U7 (2016-2017)   Saturdays 11-12:45 (D3)
  • U9 (2014-2015)  Saturdays 1:00-2:45 (D3)
  • U11 (2012-2013)  Saturdays 11-12:45 (D2)
  • U13 (2010-2011) Saturdays 1:00-2:45 (D2)

Sessions will run on the following dates:

  • September 10th
  • September 17th
  • September 24th
  • October 1st

Note:

  • Sessions require a minimum of 10 players to be viable.
  • Refunds will be issued in the event there are insufficient registrations received by September 8.

What to Wear

  • Dress for outdoor training in layers - runners, loose clothing
  • Bring batting helmet, bat, glove, infield mask, and water bottle

Islanders Rep Tryouts ***COMPLETED***

08/20/2022, 2:15pm PDT
By NadiaM

Selection for Islanders Rep Teams are now complete.

Eight Islander Rep teams have been formed for upcoming 2022-23 season.

 

RGSA offers the Richmond Islanders Rep program ("A" or "B" division) for players interested in playing competitive softball to a higher level in the U13 to U19 age categories.

Players interested in playing rep softball had to attend annual tryouts in September and were selected based their on skills and abilities  Players joining rep teams commit to a more intensive program, with practices starting in the Fall.

Tryouts were completed by the end of September and Coaches evaluations and recommended selections went to the REP Committee for review before rosters were presented to the RGSA Executive board for approval. 

Team Age Category Head Coach    
Islanders 2011B U13

Chris Back

   
Islanders 2010B U13

David Lexier

   
Islanders 2009B U15

Mark David

Islanders 2008B U15

Bobby Nishi

   
Islanders 2007B U17 Dave MacNeil    
Islanders 2006B U17 Greg Dee

 

 
Islanders 2005B U19

Michelle Akizuki

   
Islanders 2004B U19

David Yam

   

 

Islanders 2007B Battle for Bronze!

05/03/2022, 6:45pm PDT
By NadiaM

Islanders 2007B battled for bronze on May 1 at the North Shore Tournament with a nail-biting one-run loss 9-8 after 7 innings against Stars 07.

Islanders 2009B Win Gold!

05/03/2022, 6:45pm PDT
By NadiaM

Congratulations to the Islanders 2009B team for winning gold at the SSWR U13B Tournament.

The team succeeded with a short roster to pull off a 6-0 record.

Islanders 2005B Win Gold!

04/27/2022, 7:30am PDT
By NadiaM

Congratulations to our Islanders 2005B team who won gold at the South Surrey White Rock U17B tournament!

Check out the article in the Richmond News:

https://www.richmond-news.com/local-sports/richmond-islanders-grab-gold-at-softball-city-5296856

2022 Tournaments

12/22/2021, 11:45am PST
By NadiaM

Registration is now open on our website: https://www.rgsa.ca/tournaments

New Age Groups for 2022

08/30/2021, 4:15pm PDT
By NadiaM

***9/2/2021: updated to correct typo for U15***

We would like to advise all members of the changes to age groups, ball size, and pitching distances for the upcoming 2022 season. These changes have been introduced by Softball Canada.

RGSA will be making adjustments to align with these changes for the upcoming 2022 season.

***Please note that rep softball will start for players in U13; players born in 2011 will be eligible to attend tryouts in September 2022 for the 2023 season***

Age Group Birth Year Ball Size Pitching Distance
U7 2015, 2016, 2017 11" N/A
U9 2013, 2014 11" 30 ft
U11 2011, 2012 11" 35 ft
U13 2009, 2010 11" 38 ft
U15 2007, 2008 12" 40 ft
U17 2005, 2006 12" 43 ft
U19 2003, 2004 12" 43 ft
U23 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 12" 43 ft
Adult Women 1998 and earlier 12" 43 ft

 

Code of Conduct & Ethics

06/16/2021, 11:00pm PDT
By RGSA Executive

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