Volunteer time sign up for 2018 season

Hello CMSA families;

Another season is quickly approaching and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to the weather warming up and watching our kids play some ball!

Please take some time to read this information carefully.

CMSA is run solely by volunteers and we depend upon our parents to keep things running smoothly. We need your help to complete volunteer duties during the course of the season!  Families are required to complete 4 hours of volunteer duties per player (2 hours per player for LTP & T-Ball; 2 hours per player for U12 and older Fury teams where the players are also volunteering time). There are many opportunities to help out – park clean up prior to season; concession duties; tournament field/concession duties. 

Please see the links below and sign up early to find shifts that best fit your schedule. In order to ensure we have coverage throughout the season, you must sign up for at least one shift per child that occurs prior to May 15th.

Your team manager will be collecting 2 volunteer deposit cheques of $75 each (postdated for April 30, 2018 and June 2, 2018). Should you not complete your volunteer hours, the cheque(s) will be cashed. We’d really rather not cash your cheque(s) as we need YOU! 

Please read the below carefully and if you have any questions, please contact me via email at cloverdalefastpitchvolunteers@gmail.com

1) The duties available are:

          preseason park/concession cleanup.  This happens this weekend and is                    always popular, so sign up quick to grab a spot and get your hours                              done  early!!
          • concession during regular season games (Mon. – Thurs.)
          • concession during tournament weekends
          • field preparation during tournament weekends
          • There will also be opportunities for host teams on tournament weekends to                         volunteer with the administrative running of the tournament.  More information                     will be provided to the applicable teams. 

2) In order to fulfill your volunteer requirements, you must complete 4 hours of duties per player (2 hours per player for Learn to Play, T-Ball and U12 and older Fury teams where the players are volunteering time).

3) You must sign up for at least one shift (per child) that occurs before May 15thYou must sign up online for at least one shift and do so PRIOR to April 15th (sooner if possible) so that we can appropriately plan. If you fail to do so, your first volunteer cheque may be cashed. 

4) You are welcome to sign up for all your shifts at any time but you must complete sign up for all shifts no later than June 1st or your second volunteer cheque may be cashed.

5) ***VERY, VERY IMPORTANT****: In order to credit you appropriately, please ensure you indicate the name of your child and division by putting it in brackets as part of your first name, for example: 

First name: Wendy (Sydney U16)  

Last name:  Harris

6) Shifts that are cancelled for any reason (including weather) will have to be made up at a later date.

Links to sign up are as follows:

Clean up/Park prep (Will take place on Sunday March 11th; 10am-2pm):  https://www.volunteersignup.org/YWAYK

Tournament Field Crew:  https://www.volunteersignup.org/WBDBH

Tournament Concession:  https://www.volunteersignup.org/WFRY8

Concession Regular Season: https://www.volunteersignup.org/E4KMK

Again if you have any questions please email me at: cloverdalefastpitchvolunteers@gmail.com

Thanks for your assistance with this!

Wendy Harris
Volunteer Coordinator


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Registration for 2018 season is NOW OPEN!

Hello CMSA members and families;

Registration for the 2018 season is now open, and we look forward to seeing all of your children out at the park again this year!

We will be using RAMP again this year, so please click on the following link to register:


Once logged in on the RAMP website, select 2018 season, click on either new or existing player, then choose your division.   Next click on the applicable package, then follow the prompts to make your payment.

The division breakdown for this season is as follows:

U5 – Learn to Play (2013):  play Tuesdays and Thursdays
U6 – T-ball (2012) play:  play Tuesdays and Thursdays
U8 – Mini-Mite (2010/2011):  play Mondays and Wednesdays
U10 – Mite (2008/2009):   play Tuesdays and Thursdays (this includes players trying out for Super Mites)
U12 – Squirt (2006/2007):  play Mondays and Wednesdays
U14 – Peewee (2004/2005):  play Tuesdays and Thursdays
U16 – Bantam (2002/2003):  play Mondays and Wednesdays
U19 – Midget (1999/2000/2001):  play Tuesdays and Thursdays

Please note:  Fury B teams and Super Mites will play opposite the days listed above, for example U12B will play on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Fury A teams will play the same days as shown above.  Also, if your daughter is playing on either a Fury A or B team, please choose the Fury package in your division.

Volunteer time is required by all families in the association.  It is 2 hours for LTP and Tball and 4 hours for all other divisions.  Details and sign up information will be coming over the next couple of months.  If you are unable to volunteer there is an Opt Out Package you can choose during registration where you will  pay either $62.50 for LTP/Tball or $125 for all other divisions.

Volunteer and uniform deposit cheques will be collected by your team managers at the start of the season.

We are always looking for coaches!  There is a question regarding this as part of your registration so please indicate if you are interested.  Coaching counts as your volunteer time and if you have multiple children playing it covers them all.

The season starts at the beginning of April and runs until mid/end of June, except for LTP and T-ball which runs mid-April through the end of May.  Coaches will start making contact to bring the team together just before Spring break.  Game days are as shown above but practices are up to the coaches and that information will be provided once your team is formed.

Lastly if you have any friends or family looking for a new activity or wanting to play softball please let them know about our association and to contact us for any questions.

If you have questions, please contact Sue Dawkins (CMSA Registrar) at sdawkins@shaw.ca

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Season Greetings and Happy New Year!!!

Hello CMSA Members, Families and Friends;

As 2017 comes to an end, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone (players, coaches, volunteers, parents, relatives, friends, sponsors and the executive) who support and help make CMSA one of the biggest and best fastball associations in BC.

The association is coming off one of it’s most successful seasons on the diamond to date, with great showings and/or results at the C (house) and Fury (rep.) levels.  Here are a few of the highlights;

• 5 of our C (house) teams medalled in districts
• 8 teams qualified and participated in their respective provincial tourney, where 4 of them medalled.
• Our Fury ’01 team had one of most successful seasons a CMSA rep. team has had to date, by medalling in almost all of the tourneys they participating in, finishing first in league play, taking gold in U16 Districts, then gold in U16 Provincials in Nanaimo, and finishing the season with Gold at the U16 Westerns in Brandon, MB (first time a Fury team has won Westerns).

Registration for the 2018 season is just around the corner, stayed tuned for more details over the next couple of weeks.

Have a great holiday season. May your Christmas be filled with happiness, smiles and some special moments, and your New Year’s celebration be festive and fun! All the best, and we wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2017!

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CMSA rides again in the 2017 Cloverdale Santa Claus Parade!

CMSA players and coaches continued our annual participation in the Cloverdale Santa Claus Parade recently.  This was our 7th year being involved and had one of our biggest turnouts to date, with approx. 90+ players of all ages riding on the float or walking in the parade.  This has been a great opportunity for our association to participate in a local community event where players and coaches give back to our sport and the community by spreading holiday spirit, and promoting our sport.

We would like to thank the following;

– Brent and the Cloverdale Rodeo for letting us share the float this year
– Richard from Cloverdale Disposal for use of the trailer to decorate and have the kids ride on
– Mark for getting us through the route safely, great driving Mark!
Freybe Gourmet Foods and Save-on-Foods for their generous donations towards providing food to our group for before and after the parade.
– All those who helped out with set-up and the feeding of the masses.
– Lastly to all the kids who participated in the parade, and of course to their parents for bringing them!

CMSA Cloverdale Santa Parade Dec 2017 rv III

We look forward to continuing this CMSA tradition next year!

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CMFA’s AGM reminder & special guest speaker attending

Hello CMFA players, families and friends.
This is a friendly reminder that our Annual General Meeting is being held this Weds., Oct. 25th at 7:15pm. in the Agriplex Building, located on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. 
** Reminder that you receive a 20% registration discount for the upcoming season for attending.

We are also pleased to announce we have Michelle Peters (Head Coach of the Douglas College Royals Softball program) coming in at 7pm to speak about their program, and will be staying for a short question and answer period after, as we continue with the AGM. Parents are welcome to bring their children to listen to Michelle as well.

To see more details about the AGM, please see our original post from Sept. 27.

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Ballpark Sports special CMFA sale event!

Hello all CMFA players, families and friends.

Ball Park Sports has arranged a special sale event on Thursday, Oct. 26th from 6 – 9pm for all players, families and friends associated with Cloverdale Minor Fastpitch Assoc..  Ball Park Sports will be donating a % of sales from this event back to our association, so if you’re looking to buy some ball gear, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of special sale pricing and support CMFA in the process.

Please click on the link below to the see the details of the special sale event evening.

Ball Park Sports Special CMFA sale event night.pdf

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CMFA’s Annual General Meeting – Oct. 25 at 7:15pm

Hello CMFA Families and Friends!

Cloverdale Minor Fastpitch Association is holding it’s Annual General Meeting on Wed, Oct. 25 at 7:15pm.  The meeting will take place at the Agriplex Building, located on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.  Earn a 20% registration discount for the upcoming 2018 season for attending, see more details below.

Fun fact: Did you know CMFA is one of the largest Fastball Associations in BC.  Want to find out more and/or get more involved, then attending this meeting is a great opportunity to do so.

During the meeting we will provide a report of the 2017 season and elect our executive for the upcoming 2018 season.  We are always looking for people willing to volunteer in various capacities such as tournament committee, division liaison and web/social media/graphic support to name a few.  Time invested in supporting the association in these kind of  rolls can be banked towards your parent volunteer time.  If you think there’s something you can contribute to and/or just want to get more involved with our association in some capacity, please let us know.

Parents attending the meeting will receive a 20% discount on their  2018 registration (eligible towards one player, per family), but you must stay until the end of the meeting to qualify.

Any questions, please contact Sue Dawkins (CMFA Registar) @ sdawkins@shaw.ca

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Fury teams still looking for players for 2018 season

The following Fury rep. teams still have spots available and are looking for a player or players to fill their roster for the upcoming 2018 season.

U12 – 2006B team:  is looking for 2 more players, primary fielding positions.  For more information please contact Jerry @ jhpenner@yahoo.com 

 U14 – 2004B team:  is looking for a catcher, preferably with previous catching experience at the rep. level.  A catcher who can play some shortstop as well, would be ideal.  For more information please contact Drew @ drew.mclean@shaw.ca

U16 – 2002B team:  is looking for 1 more player, a utility player who can play outfield and infield.  Also would look at a pitcher or catcher, if the fit is right, and plays a solid infield and/or outfield position as well.  For more information, please contact Stan @ stanzelmer@gmail.com

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