Policies


Player transfer

SPMSA will not accept outbound player transfer requests prior to April 15 of the and for the current registration year and softball season. SPMSA reserves the right to wait until the current year's registration is closed then verify the number of teams and to conduct evaluations to determine the caliber of the team and the division they will play in. Player transfers received on or after April 15 of the current registration year and for the upcoming softball season will be evaluated based on Section E.5(d) of the Softball Alberta Handbook and a decision will made within 7 calendar days.

 

SPMSA Age and Division Policy

SPMSA will be providing a competition structure for the various stages of an athlete's development by aligning with the Softball Alberta designated age catergories. Through this common approach of developing physical abilities through community sport programs, SPMSA has implemented the follwoing policy:

Players must remain in their designated age/division as established by Softball Alberta and determined by their birth year.

Exceptional cases will be reviewed by the SPMSA Executive

U10 Team Formation and League Play

Teams and league designation will be decided the following way:

The goal is to have 4 or more teams to form a local Grassroots league, with all games in Sherwood Park.  In addtion to these teams, based on parent feedback, there will also be one addtional team playing in the Edmonton Youth Softball Association.  If 44 or more players are registered at the deadline, this will be the format.

If less than 44 players are registered, then 3 teams will be formed (one A, one or two B) and all teams will play in the Edmonton Youth Softball Association.  Please note approximately half of games will be played in Sherwood Park, with the remainder being mostly in Northeast Edmonton.

 

Player Import Policy - click here

Injury Policy and Return to Play - click here

 

Team Size Policy

 
The following will be the team size policy for  U10A  to U19.
 
o        Teams will be formed, based on a best effort, with an ideal size of 12 players
o        The association will not operate a team with less than 10 players on the roster
o        Team rosters may not have more than 13 players unless approved by Executive
         Note:  Registrations may be waitlisted, should numbers warrant within 2 weeks of the registration deadline.  A new team to be formed should the waitlist fill up.  SPMSA will work with other associations in our zone to find a place for all players to play.
 
U8-U10 House league team size will be based on registration numbers.

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