SPMSA Age and Division Policy

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 categories. Through this common approach of developing physical abilities through community sport programs, SPMSA has implemented the following policy:

Players must remain in their designated age/division as established by Softball Alberta and determined by their birth year, with the exception of second-year U9 players, who may move to U11 depending on playing experience.

Other exceptional cases will be reviewed by the SPMSA Executive

U11 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 addition to these teams, based on parent feedback, there will also be one additional team playing in the GEMSA League. 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 GEMSA League.  Please note approximately half of the games will be played in Sherwood Park, with the remainder being in the surrounding area.


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Injury Policy and Return to Play - click here


Team Size Policy

The following will be the team size policy for  U11A  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 the Executive
Note:  Registrations may be waitlisted, should numbers warrant within 2 weeks of the registration deadline.  A new team will 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. U7-U11 House league team size will be based on registration numbers.

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