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At Cambridge Minor Softball, we strive to provide a fun, safe, and inclusive environment for youth to participate in organized sports while playing softball. We promote healthy, active lifestyles and encourage our youth to be involved in the Cambridge community through volunteer opportunities.

TRAVEL TRYOUT ANNOUNCEMENT

Cambridge Minor Softball is looking for players with birth years of 2003. 2004, 2005, and 2006 to tryout for our Midget/Bantam teams to play this summer!!!

If you are interested in trying out or if you have any questions, please contact us at president@cambridgeminorsoftball.ca


HOUSE LEAGUE ONLINE REGISTRATION 
2021 season is now closed
 


SEASON UPDATE JUNE 2021

Unfortunately time has become our enemy.  Due to our House League season not being able to begin until so late into the summer we regretfully announce that the House League portion of our programs will not be running in 2021.  We look forward to 2022 and hope that you will all join us then.

On the bright side our travel/select programs will continue due to the more flexible start and finish times for the season.  We will continue with those into September when we will be holding tryouts for the 2022 season.

I want to thank everyone for their hard work preparing for this season on the House League and Travel fronts.

Craig Hillis

President, CMSI

SEASON UPDATE MAY 2021

New information on the reopening of Ontario was announced today.  Cambridge Minor Softball is encouraged by the news for some of our programs that can start later such as Travel and Select.

On June 3rd we will be meeting to discuss our House League and making a decision on the season based on time left to play and registration numbers.  Shortly after that we will be reaching out to those that registered and we will provide more information then.

Thank-you Everyone

Craig Hillis

 


Season Update April 2021

Given the additional Covid-19 measures put in place by the Ontario Government, it is clear that our season will not be starting in early May as we had hoped.  We remain hopeful that if everyone does their part, that we will be able to have a season that begins in June.

Craig Hillis 

CMSI                                                                                                                             


Player Experience

 

By: Michael



I have been playing softball for four years now and I would say it has changed my life. I must admit, when I started playing softball, I was nervous at first, so I told myself that you need to take risks in life to experience great things. So, with that in my mind I stepped onto the diamond and had some fun. The league that I was playing was house league, so it wasn’t that competitive, but it was still fun. At the end of that season after the reward/trophy ceremony there was a form that you could sign for travel team tryouts, and my mom asked me if I wanted to try. I wasn’t sure at first but then decided to give it a try. That is when I became a Cougar.

I’ve never been really good at working with others, but that has really changed since joining the team. My coaches and teammates have really inspired, pushed, and motivated me to be a better player and teammate.

Remember that the next time you win or lose, whatever happens you do it as a team. You win the game - you do it together; you lose the game - you do that as a team as well. So next time you do lose a game, which you will because you live and learn off mistakes, never blame yourself, because it will just carry on to the next game and make you play worse. Also remember that if you have a problem or even a question you have coaches and a team that you can ask.

My first year as a Cougar on the travel team we won a gold medal at a tournament, and the reason was because we kept our heads up and played as a team. We went to provincials and knocked out the best team there, and we did that because we played as a team.

If there is anything that I have learnt from playing softball is that “your team is your family and they always have your back”.

Player Experience

 

By:  Angelina

 

Cambridge Minor Softball is a very important part of this community. It is not only a place where you feel safe but a place where everyone is kind to one another. This is my second year playing for Cambridge Cougars and I am ecstatic to start the softball season. I have found some of my best friends through Cambridge Cougars. And the coaches are some of the kindest people you will ever meet. They are people who push you and help your self-confidence. These coaches help bring the team together as a family rather than as a team. 

The first year I played with CMSI, I had a blast. Our team may not have won every game, but every game was so much fun and brought on new challenges. As a team, we would push ourselves and everyone went off the field with a smile. CMSI makes you feel like a winner. Whether you come in 7th or 1st you always get a medal, which makes you proud of what you and your team did. 

The tournaments are also so fun! You get to spend your whole day (maybe even 2) with your softball family. Everyone gets to play equally and whenever there is a problem it's dealt with respectfully. Everyone at CMSI is caring and is there for you when you need it. My current coach at CMSI has told us all that if there is anything we need to talk about we should reach out to him.

I have grown as a player also. My throwing was off and a coach helped me not only throw more accurately but faster. The CMSI coaches have helped me with my batting by finding me a better bat so I was swinging at the right speed. The CMSI coaches find what the team is weaker in and adjusts us to become stronger. 

 CMSI is such an important part of the community, it brings warmth to the community. The parents, players and coaches are generous and kind. I have had such a great time playing with CMSI.

 

Player Experience

 

By: Cameron

 

When I had first started playing ball I was in a very low place in my life. I was facing some personal challenges and I had no one to turn to as a friend and sometimes its hard to open up to a family member. I feel that anyone can change their whole life around with trying out.

I joined because there was someone there to look up to and keep me motivated to be around even when I was in a dark place. You don't have to like everyone there, but if you give it your all, you can find happiness and positivity within yourself. I was very happy when there were two very good men who took me on as a child/friend and helped me and continued to push me to my limits and beyond.

Some very good things to take into consideration are the executive members team they can be funny and helpful and the coaches understand if you are going through a rough time at home or school or even in life. Playing for Cambridge minor softball helps you learn life skills, positivity within yourself, building communication skills, Finding and passing limits. If you were like me with no friends or couldn't get to the next chapter in life Cambridge minor softball is the thing for you. I felt scared and nervous to talk because at the age of 7 I went through some very bad bullying and I had wanted to make things stop and speaking about it can be hard but softball with the building skills they teach you helped me gain that confidence to speak out and speak loud to inspire others.

I have met some amazing coaches in the time I played and they taught me techniques to use in life and in softball. Ball teams are often referred to as a "family" and that has never been more clear to me than the one night coming home from a game when the car i was in was struck by another car and we waited and within minutes coaches from various teams, executive members  and players stopped and waited with us and offered multiple times to give rides and waited with us till it was dealt with. This league and the players I have played with have become close friends and I am happy to call them my "Ball Family"




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