DO NOT MISS OUT ON 222’S FASTPITCH WINTER TRAINING!

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We are getting close to the time 222’s Fastpitch really gets rolling!

Winter Training Sessions in Prince Albert (Northeast) our newest location for 222’s winter training, is set to begin on Wednesday October 11th!

Winter Training Sessions in Saskatoon (North) is full to capacity, and ready to start rolling Sunday October 15th!

Winter Training Sessions in Moose Jaw (South) has room for maybe 2-3 more participants. Sessions are set to start Tuesday October 17th!

Winter Training Sessions in Edmonton (Edmonton Warriors the hosts) has expanded their program to include another weekend! We have approx 10 spots available, and we are set to begin November 11th and 12th weekend!

To register for WTS South or WTS Prince Albert click on this link: https://222sfastpitch.com/winter-training-sessions/

To register for WTS Edmonton click on this link: https://222sfastpitch.com/httpwp-mep4zmzw-ls/

Do not miss out on the best season of winter training that 222’s Fastpitch has to offer!

222’s Fastpitch Teams Announced!

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It is with great excitement that 222s Fastpitch announces its rosters for the 14U/16U/18U Winter Teams.  After the most competitive camp to date the selection of the teams was extremely difficult and that is a true testament to the talent level of the 87 athletes that took part in this past weekends’ camp.  We thank all the athletes that took part and can’t wait for the winter season to start.

Please meet the 2017/18 versions of the 222’s Fastpitch Winter Teams!

14U Team Selections:

#1 Chartrand
#2 Heale
#4 M Morris
#7 Swirsky
#8 Savage
#9 T Morris
#10 Cyr
#11 Woytiuk
#12 Kirkland
#13 Souster
#14 Mullner
#16 Smith
#18 Pangracs
#20 Watters
#21 Bletsky
#22 Ray
#24 Wilson
#42 Kleisinger
#77 Opgenorth

14U Team Alternates:
Jordan Spreadbury
Hayley McLean
Alexis Gerski
Kate Kessler

16U Team Selections:

#7 Bostock
#9 Braithwaite
#10 Martin
#11 Melnychuk
#13 Stupak
#15 Sibley
#16 Walter
#17 Kelly
#19 Montana
#20 Mayo
#28 Bain
#35 Mathiassen
#42 Punga
#49 Ritz
#58 Lamontagne
#66 Hickenbottom
#73 Petti
#77 Gaja

18U Team Selections:

#1 Wilkinson
#5 Martin
#6 Stuart
#8 Ripplinger
#9 Climenhaga
#11 Walz
#13 Kunkel
#14 Van Burgsteden
#17 Gampe
#18 Biggs
#19 Montana
#22 Myshaniuk
#33 Kuppenbender
#51 Desnomie
#59 D Petti
#58 Lamontagne
#73 C Pettie

16U and 18U Team Alternates:

Teagan Weiman
Brooke Gaudry
Cassie Reid

Winter Teams Camp Full !!

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We only have 2 sleeps left before our Winter Team Tryout Camp in Saskatoon. Nearly 100 kids will compete for spots on the three 222’s Fastpitch Winter Teams (14U / 16U / 18U). The participants will take part in testing drills on Friday night, and then will be split into teams on Saturday and Sunday.

We want to wish all the players the best of luck this weekend! Play hard, be safe, and be NOTICED!

Picture courtesy of the Estevan Southside Slammers – Thanks! Cool Shot!

Last Call for Winter Team Tryouts!

Last call for registrations for 222’s Fastpitch Winter Teams. We are less than two weeks away for the tryout camp for our three 222’s Fastpitch Teams (14U, 16U, and 18U). We are very excited to begin our fourth season of Winter Teams! 222’s Fastpitch Coaches are excited to get this season under way!

We will compete against some of the top talent in the US and Canada. It is time that young Canadian Softball players begin to set the bar where it needs to be set…and that is higher!

First stop – Tryout Camp (August 25th – 27th, 2017 – Glenn Reeve Park, Saskatoon, SK.)

Registration for the camp will close Sunday August 20th, so get your registrations in now!

For more information on our Winter Teams go to: https://222sfastpitch.com/2015-2016-winter-tournament-teams-14u-16u-18u/

And to Register: https://222sfastpitch.com/camp-registration-and-player-information-tryout-instructional-camps/

222’s Fastpitch Scholarship Winners Announced!

First of all, 222’s Fastpitch would like to remind everyone of last year’s winners of these awards; Jordan Heitt (Razor’s Edge Scholarship), and Emily Reidy (Above and Beyond Scholarship). Both were awarded $500, which could be put to furthering their education.
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The Razor’s Edge $500 Scholarship will be presented to a WTS Participant who has a birth year of 2002 and younger, and takes part in the 222’s Fastpitch Winter Training Program. The winner will not only show improvement throughout the winter, but must also show extraordinary work ethic.
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The Above and Beyond Scholarship has been re-named; the Shaye Amundsen Memorial Scholarship and will be presented to a WTS participant with a birth year of 2001 and older. This past summer, 18 year-old Shaye Amundsen lost her life in an automobile accident. Shaye was a great talent on the ball field and played with our 222’s Fastpitch 18U Team.  Shaye was an extraordinary young lady, and we cannot think of a better role model for kids in our program. She gave everything she had on the ball field, and was truly loved by all of her teammates and coaches. We want to remember Shaye and recognize the impact she had on our program.

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The final decision to just choose two winners for these scholarships was very difficult, but in the end we were only able to choose two very deserving individuals. We would like to thank all of our WTS participants for working hard each session and pushing each other to be better each time out!
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The two people receiving these scholarships not only had a good attendance at our WTS program, but they showed us amazing improvement from beginning to end. Both of these Scholarships are going to individuals who exemplified and incredibly hard work ethic in and out of our program, which was evident with their Physical fitness testing results.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our two winners!

 

Eleanor Demchenko – Shaye Amundsen Scholarship ($500)

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Jorde Chartrand – Razor’s Edge Scholarship ($500)

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222’s Fastpitch coming to Prince Albert!

In 2017-2018, we have three separate North(Saskatoon), South(Moose Jaw), and Prince Albert groups.

  1. North Sessions – There will be 10 sessions based out of the Saskatoon/Warman/Martensville areas
  2. South Sessions – There will be 10 sessions based out of the Moose Jaw / Regina areas
  3. Prince Albert Sessions – There will be 10 sessions based out of Prince Albert this winter. This is the newest location for 222’s Fastpitch WTS. We have not yet added the dates to our calendar, however, we do know that there will be 10 three or four hour sessions between October 2017 and April 2017s, focused on Thursday evenings. Once we secure the venue, we will let you know the times dates and locations.

For more information, please click the Winter Training Sessions 2017-2018 tab at the top of the 222’s Fastpitch Website.

222’s Fastpitch Shootout Results!

First of all a huge thank  you to Melfort Minor Softball Association for all the hard work they did in Hosting the 2017 222’s Fastpitch Shootout!

The weather did us a huge favor, and stayed a way for the most part, and allowed us to get in some incredible ball games. The sun came out just in time for the Skills competition, which definitely was one of the highlights, for not only the players, but for the fans and parents watching as well.

Skills Competition Results:

U12 Division – PA Aces

U14 Division – Saskatoon Phantoms

U16 Division – the hometown Melfort Spirit

The playoff round began on Sunday, with some great competition. Two of our three finals needed extra innings to crown the winners.

Tournament Results:

U12 Division – PA Aces defeated a very tough Regina Fighting Saints team in the Final. This was the first year for our U12 Division, and it did not disappoint. Some great ball was played by some of our future softball stars!

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In the U14 Division, it took 8 innings to decide the winner between the Lumsden Cubs and the Sasktoon Raiders. What a final! The score was 3 to 3 after 7 innings of ball. In the first extra inning, Lumsden pulled ahead with two runs. Saskatoon, was unable to push any runs across in their half of the 8th inning, which gave Lumsden the win. This was a very exciting game, that had the fans on the edge of their seats all the way through!

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And finally, the U16 Division. What a finish to an already great weekend of fastball. The final in the U16 Division had the Estevan Southside Slammers vs the Saskatoon Lasers. This game had some amazing pitching and defense from both teams. The Lasers jumped out to a 1 to 0 lead after the very first inning…and that was all the scoring until Estevan pushed a run across in the bottom of the 7th inning to tie the game. So into Extra innings we went. Neither team was able to push a run across in the 8th inning, and some great pitching and defense kept the Lasers off the score book, in the top half of the 9th inning. In the bottom of the 9th, Estevan was able to score, capturing the tournament Championship. The game definitely was the talk around many coffee tables on Monday morning.

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Thanks again to the Melfort Minor Softball Association, and congrats on a fantastic weekend!

We hope all of you put Father’s Day 2018 on your calendar to attend our next 222’s Fastpitch Tournament!

And Finally, Good luck to all teams on the remainder of their Softball Season!

Faces of 222’s Fastpitch – Volume 1

What is awesome to see is so many of our 222’s Family out and about performing well on so many teams. We got many of these pics from the Saskatoon Presidents tourney. I thought it would be cool to get a bunch of pics for the site…until I saw how many of our kids were in attendance!! Sorry for many who we missed, but thanks to all those who sent pics in to me.

Keep working hard 222’s, you looked great out there!!

And I gotta say, Morgan Walter, what a catch!!

Big Weekend for many 222’s Fastpitch Players!

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This weekend is the Saskatoon President’s Tournament, and this year it will have a record number of players participating, that have ties to 222’s Fastpitch! Teams will come from all over Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba and play in the U12, U14, U16, and U18 Age divisions.

Players from 222’s Fastpitch Winter Training and Winter Teams are spread out over many of the teams participating in the tournament. This tournament is one of the first big tests of the Summer Season, and a great opportunity for players to prove what they have learned over the past 8 months of training from their 222’s Fastpitch Instructors.

Of course the tournament will have only one winner in each age division, but we want to wish all of our 222’s Fastpitch participants the best of luck. Trust what you have learned this winter, and do your very best… no one can ask for anything more.

Good luck to all the teams participating, 222’s Fastpitch Instructors will be in attendance to cheer you on!