2020 – 2021 Female Winter Teams
We realize that this winter season for our 222’s Fastpitch Winter Teams has just begun, but crazy enough, we are already looking ahead to next years teams!
With our first couple tournaments under our belts, we have found that the “2 tourney one trip” model, definitely has its advantages. Not only a savings in $$ with fewer flights, the teams showed definite progress from the first day to the last. With practice prep in the mornings, and the exhibition games in the evenings, it really helped prepare our teams for the Weekend Tournaments. We will be looking to stay with that model for most tournaments again in 2020-2021.
The big change to our Winter Teams program, comes with it’s tryout camp(s). Since our first 222’s Fastpitch teams, we have utilized late August for our tryout camps. With continuing issues with National Championships, and other programs trying to utilize the few remaining weeks of summer, we have decided to hold tryouts in the Spring! Also, because of our large contingent of Albert kids trying out each year, we have decided to add a second tryout location in Edmonton. So folks will have an option of trying out in Saskatoon, or in Edmonton for next winter’s teams!
April 11th – 12th, 2020 – Edmonton Turf Center – 5820 59th Avenue, Edmonton
May 2nd – 3rd, 2020 – Saskatoon Gordie Howe Sports Complex – 1525 Ave P South, Saskatoon
We are currently working on which tournaments we will attend in 2020-2021, and will have those tournaments in place prior to the tryout camps.
14U – 2008-2005 (tourneys in 2020)
14U – 2008-2006 (tourneys in 2021)
16U – 2004 – 2003 (tourneys in 2020)
16U – 2005 – 2004 (tourneys in 2021)
18U – 2003 – 2002 (tourneys in 2021)
Registration for our Female 14U / 16U / 18U Teams is now open – please follow these links:
*All athletes will test and evaluate against athletes of the same birth year.*
Next winter season the travel tournament format will be:
4-6 Tournaments prior to Dec 31st, 2020 – participants will have birth years of 2008-2005 – tbd
3 Tournaments after Dec 31st, 2020 – participants will have birth years of 2008-2006 – tbd
4-6 Tournaments prior to Dec 31st, 2020 – participants will have birth years of 2004-2003 – tbd
1-2 Tournaments after Dec 31st, 2020 – participants will have birth years of 2005-2004 – tbd
2 Tournaments after Dec 31st, 2020 – participants will have birth years of 2003-2002 – tbd
222’s understands by expanding the tournament schedule that athletes making the teams will likely not commit to all of the dates. The coaching staff will again offer tournaments to athletes and they will have the choice to accept or decline the tournaments offered.
How old does my daughter have to be to try out? Our youngest players will have a birth year of 2008 / Our oldest players will have a birth year of 2002.
Is there a cost to try out? There will be a $165.00 (plus GST tax) Fee to attend the tryout Camp.
My daughter did not play on a 222’s Fastpitch Team last year, does she have as good a chance of making a team as someone who played last year? Yes. Although we definitely do not want to see any of our last year’s players go, in order to be fair, each team will be selected from scratch, based on the same criteria as last year. No one holds a spot because they are a former team member.
If my daughter makes one of the Winter Teams, does she have to attend all the tournaments? No. If selected, we do ask that they definitely commit to two tournaments. When the team is selected, the plan is to have 13 players travel to each event. There will NOT be an alternate list of players this year. Instead, rosters of 13 players will be created for each tournament.
Thank you all for support of 222’s Fastpitch Winter Teams! Hope to see you at Spring’s Tryouts!