What are the registration fees and what do they cover?
Registration fee information can be found here
How do I pay?
After you register you will be sent an invoice via email from our accounting program. That invoice can be paid via E-Transfer to [email protected]
or via credit card utilizing the "Pay Now" function contained within the email (we are using paypal to process our credit cards this season). Note: The invoice may take up to 24 hours to be sent, so don't fret if it's not received immediately. Registration is not confirmed until payment has been made.
What equipment will I need to participate?
Required equipment info can be found here
What days & times will are games?
U5 - 6:00 Wed
U7 - 7:00 Wed
U9 - 6:45 Mon
U11 - 6:45 Tue
U13 - 6:45 Wed
U15 - 6:45 Thu
U17 - 6:45 or 8:30 Mon
What level is T-Ball?
As with most sporting organizations Softball Canada has moved to age categories, not named categories. U9 will be the old Tyke and will be the first age group that participates in GBMSL league play. For Hillsdale's purpose we are designing a specific 9 week program for both U7 & U5. The program will focus on developing athletes first, and phase in sport specific skills, preparing them for eventual participation in the GBMSL (and beyond hopefully). And yes in many cases batting will utilize a tee.
Do players need to be vaccinated in order to play?
UPDATE: Participation within GBMSL will not require vaccination, but participation with OASA events will require those 12 and older to be vaccinated.
We are working on the assumption that those under 12 will not require vaccination while those over 12 will. As mandates change this could change as well. If you register a player that is 12 or older please attach a copy of your QR Code Vaccination Record to your registration form.
What is the advantage of registering early?
'Early Bird' registration runs until Feb 28th, and has 2 primary benefits. Firstly, a $25 discount on registration fees. Secondly, spots are generally reserved on a first come, first served basis.
Who gets registration priority?
Spots are given out on a 1st come 1st served basis within the following priority groupings:
Priority #1 - Players who played last year in Hillsdale and registered within the 'Early Bird' time limit.
Priority #2 - Players who did not not play in Hillsdale last year but registered within the 'Early Bird' time limit.
Priority #3 -Everybody else
Where will our games and practices be?
UPDATE: Hillsdale School diamond is not available to us this season, so we will be utilizing Phelpston & Waverley more havily this season.
Home games will mostly be in Hillsdale, Waverley, and Phelpston. Away games will be at any of the other towns within the GBMSL
How many players will be on a team?
Our ideal number for U9-U17 is 12 kids per team.
Will you have only 1 team per division?
We are willing to have multiple teams in each division if there is enough interest.
If there are multiple teams in a division, how do you divide up the players?
Siblings will be placed on the same team, and from there players will be divided in such away to ensure both teams are competitive with each other.
How do your wait lists work?
When players register the 1st 13 will be guaranteed a spot on our 1st team. Players 14-21 will be placed temporarily on a wait list, until 22 players have registered, at which point we will form a 2nd team of which the 22 players registered will be guaranteed a spot on 1 of the 2 teams. That process will continue with us having no less than 11 players on a team, and no more than 13.