The Kitchener Minor Girls Softball Association (KMGSA) reached the 50-year (golden) milestone in 2016. Since its beginning in 1966 when the registration fee was $1 and 54 girls signed up, KMGSA has been focused on providing a fun, competitive and safe sports environment for over 12,000 young girls in Kitchener. KMGSA is a volunteer-based organization whose focus is to provide, improve and foster the development of softball skills for girls between the ages of 5 through 19 years.
KMGSA’s 50th year is a reflection of the hard work put in by its volunteers who have made KMGSA one of the strongest softball associations in Ontario. In this year of celebration, we celebrate those volunteers who have helped in the past to make this organization what it is today as well as those in the present who are helping to make a difference in the future of softball.
KMGSA is planning celebration events which will be held on June 24-26 in conjunction with our annual REP tournament at the Peter Hallman Ball Yard in Kitchener. Details of these celebrations will be announced on the KMGSA website (www.kmgsa.com) as we get closer to the date.
KMGSA softball programs
KMGSA’s goal is to provide softball programs that cover a wide spectrum of ages and capabilities. We teach (and encourage) good sportsmanship, fair play, teamwork, responsible citizenship and community spirit through active competition and enjoyment of the game of softball. Over the years, a large number of players have gone on to play at provincial and national championships, at universities and colleges throughout Canada and the USA, and some have gone on to represent Canada as part of the national team.
Learn 2 Play:
This program, for girls 5 to 7-years-old, provides basic softball skills development with drills that offer a high success rate that improves self-confidence. The program runs from May through June.
For players aged 8 to 19, the recreational leagues offer a fun and competitive environment where teamwork and fair play are emphasized. The leagues, based on age, run from May through early July.
For those that want to play more competitive softball after the recreational season is over, the Kitchener Kobras Select teams provide competition at the regional level further into the summer. Select team tryouts are held in early May and they play in three or four weekend tournaments held between late June and early August.
For those who are serious about softball with a deep competitive drive and want to play at the highest level of competition, the Kitchener Klassics Rep program is ideal. It provides competition at the regional and provincial level and, if successful, national championships. Representative tryouts are held in early September with teams working out over the winter months to get ready for the season which runs from May until late August.
To find out more information and to register for the upcoming 2016 season, please visit KMGSA’s website at www.kmgsa.com.