2023 Softball Registration will be open from February 5 to March 17.
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We cannot guarantee placement on a team if you register after the closing date. Please email Amanda at email@example.com if you've missed the registration deadline.
League play: the full schedule can be found on the Softball Manitoba website under the CRSL tab.
Dates of Provincials can be found on the Competition Calendar on Softball Manitoba's website.
Softball usually starts at the beginning of May and finishes at the end of June or beginning of July.
All athletes can start playing at the age of 4. At or before the age of 10, male athletes move over to baseball. Please visit Softball Manitoba's Policies page for our trans inclusion policy.
League games, practices and all tournaments are subject to information from Softball Manitoba and directives from the Province of Manitoba.
Interested in playing AA? We're looking for a few more people to join a committee to get the program off and running in our area. Email Daphne if you're interested in joining the committee
Age Categories & Game Days
Timbits (born 2016-2019) - Monday & Wednesday
U9 (born 2014-2015) - Tuesday & Thursday
U11 (born 2012-2013) - Monday & Wednesday
U13 (born 2010-2011) - Tuesday & Thursday
U15 (born 2008-2009) - Monday & Wednesday
U17 (born 2006-2007) - Tuesday & Thursday
U19 (born 2004-2005) - Monday & Wednesday
2023 Softball Fees
U11 - U19: $210.00
Some Clubs may charge additional fees. You MUST select the additional fee package if you reside in a Community Club’s catchment that charges additional fees.
To find your catchment please visit the General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres' website
Every player requires a softball glove, a batting helmet with attached cage and a pair of running shoes.
U9, U11, U13 and U15 players, and pitchers of all ages, are required to wear a fielding mask when on the field playing defense. Fielding masks are available for purchase at your local sporting goods store.
Optional equipment includes a softball bat, batting gloves and cleats.
Metal cleats are allowed by the CRSL at U17 and U19, not at U15 or younger.
Jerseys will be provided.
Evaluations & Team Formation * NEW *
Timbits & U9: No Evaluations.
U11-U17: Evaluations will be held for each Division that has enough athletes registered to form more than one team.
Evaluation results will be sent to respective coaches to provide insight into each athlete's skills and abilities.
The NESA board will be forming balanced teams based on evaluation results.
A board member with an athlete registered to play with NESA will excuse themselves from the team formation process for their respective Division.
Efforts will be made to select Head Coaches prior to evaluations. Head Coaches may select Assistant Coaches after teams have been formed.
Friend request policy:
The Friend Request is not a mandatory field. This is a space for those who would like us to consider a friend request for a specific reason - transportation issues, etc.
2023 COVID-19 Refund Policy:
Our first priority is the health and safety of the athletes, coaches, volunteers, and our community. We will continue to follow the guidance provided by the Province of Manitoba Public Health Orders and Softball Manitoba.
If the upcoming 2023 season is cancelled prior to starting, a full refund will be granted to all players, less an Admin fee of $25.
If the 2023 season is cancelled midway through the season, a refund will be granted of fees paid to NESA less costs already incurred by NESA. These may include Softball Manitoba fees, City Field fees, Umpire fees, Sanitizing items, Community Club fees and Admin fees.
A link to our full Refund Policy can be found here.