Please email any questions or sponsorship inquiries to:  smaa.fastball@gmail.com

2024 Sarnia Heat Girls Fastball Executive

CHAIR

Aaron Zimmer

1st CHAIR

Kevin Blake

2nd CHAIR

Billie Jean Cornelius

SECRETARY

Jeff Delben

TREASURER

Lynn LeFaive

UA LOCAL 663

 
 
We are proud to announce that UA Local 663 Sarnia, home to Unionized Plumbers, Steamfitters & Welders in the Sarnia-Lambton Area, is now the official sponsor of the U13 Sarnia League Division. Their generous donation will go towards purchasing Hitting/Pitching nets with batting tees for every team in the Sarnia League and Travel. We are glad to have them aboard and thank them for their support of Sarnia Heat Girls Fastball.

Division Ages – Sarnia League Only (NOT TRAVEL)

 
Following Softball Ontario, Ontario PWSA, and Softball Canada, starting in 2024, the Sarnia Heat Girls Fastball – Sarnia League will be changing ages from birth date to birth year.
 

U9 – Born in the years 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015

U13 – Born in the years 2014, 2013, 2012 2011

U17 – Born in the years 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006*)

* Players born in 2006 are eligible to play U17 as an OVERAGER. Each U17 team can have up to 3 overagers per team.

Sarnia League: Ball Size Change for U17

 
Following Softball Ontario, Ontario PWSA, and Softball Canada, starting in 2024, the Sarnia League U17 division will be using 12″ balls. In past years we used 11″ balls. U9 and U13 will continue to use 11″ balls.

Pitching Circle

 

Following Softball Ontario, Ontario PWSA, and Softball Canada, starting this season, there will be a 16′ diameter chalk line around the pitching rubber. When the pitcher has the ball in the circle and is not making a play, all runners off their bases must immediately attempt to advance or retreat. This rule is designed to stop runners from dancing around between bases and continuously running when the play is dead. When the Pitcher has control of the ball in the Pitcher’s Circle and is not making a defensive play, a runner who is in between bases must either advance to the next base or retreat to their previous base. If the runner is already on a base, they must stop. The pitcher can attempt to throw out a runner advancing or retreating.

 

U9 to have a NON-PARENT Instructor for 2024

 

We are happy to announce that starting this season, our U9 division will have a non-parent instructional coach leading the players. Our instructor has over 10 years of experience coaching Fastball. He plans to improve the player experience for U9 players, teach them the game of Fastball, and prepare them for U13. Any female player residing in Lambton County born in 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 are eligible to play in Sarnia. U9 is every Tuesday night May 14 – August 6th, 6pm – 7:30pm (Final Day – Saturday, August 10th).

Coaches Training

 

Starting this season, the SMAA will require all Head and Assistant Coaches with Hawks Baseball and Sarnia Heat Fastball to complete the Provincial Coach Certification Program provided by Baseball Ontario. The course will show coaches how to properly train a player to bat, field and run the bases. The course will also provide great drills for practice to help improve player development. The SMAA will cover the cost of the course.

2024 Travel Age Groups

 

U9 – 2015 & 2016

U11 – 2013 & 2014

U13 – 2011 & 2012

U15 – 2009 & 2010

U17 – 2007 & 2008

U19 – 2004, 2005 & 2006

TRAVEL U19 Information

 

Are you a player born in 2004, 2005 or 2006 who would like to play TRAVEL on our U19 team? Please contact Head Coach Chris and let him know you are interested. Once we have enough players, we will inform you on how to register. Players born in 2004 are considered over agers. The team can carry up to 3 over agers. Over agers cannot pitch or catch. heatu19@gmail.com

  • Sarnia will plan once again to have travel teams join the Lambton Central Girls Softball League (LCGSL).
  • The season will begin with indoor training in April with the league running Mid-May to Mid-August.
  • During the registration process, you will be asked if your player would be interested in playing TRAVEL. Select “YES”.
  • The teams we will have will depend on the registration numbers and if the LCGSL can provide us with a division to play in.
  • Once Registration closes on Friday, March 29th, we will then take the players who are interested and form teams.
  • We will declare our teams with the LCGSL.
  • Once the LCGSL can confirm that our team has a division to play in, we will contact parents and inform them that your player has a travel team to play on.
  • If we do not have enough players to form a team in your player’s age group or the LCGSL can not provide us with a division to play in, the players will either remain in the Sarnia League or parents are welcome to a refund (minus the $25 admin fee and $20 Cash Calendar Donation) to play in another community.
  • Travel players will be required to pay an additional $55 to play on top of the initial Sarnia League registration fee.
  • Teams can carry up to 12 committed players. If tryouts are required, they will hold tryouts at the beginning of April just before indoor training.
  • Sarnia will provide each team with 2 home diamonds a week for either games or practices. Your player will be on the diamonds between 2-3 times a week.
  • Teams are welcome to play in tournaments, however, the tournament entry fee is not included in your registration fee. This will be an additional cost to parents and coaches.
  • A $100 uniform deposit is required. The deposit will be returned at the end of the season when the uniform is returned.
  • Uniforms include Jersey, Pants, Belt, and Visor. White socks are NOT provided.
  • A family member(s) of each player is required to volunteer up to 4 hours during the season. Head or Assistant Coach, Trainer, Manager, Score Keeper, Practice Helper, Equipment Manager, Scheduler, Social Media, Concessions, and other available volunteer positions.
  • Each travel team will require one dedicated Head Coach who will build their coaching staff. A Head Coach must be in place before a team can join the LCGSL and begin practices. If you are interested in coaching, please email us. If multiple coaches apply, the SMAA will elect the Head Coach. NON-PARENT coaches are welcome to apply.
  • Please email any questions you might have or if you are interested in coaching to smaa.fastball@gmail.com

2024 Registration for Sarnia Heat Girls Fastball is now OPEN. The last day to register is Friday, March 29th. Any female player residing in Lambton County is eligible to play.

SARNIA LEAGUE AGE GROUPS

U9

 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015

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U13

2014, 2013, 2012 2011

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U17

2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006*

* Players born in 2006 are eligible to play U17 as an OVER AGER. Each U17 team can carry up to 3 over agers per team.

TRAVEL AGE GROUPS

U9

2016 & 2015

U11

 2014 & 2013

U13

2012 2011

U15

2010 & 2009

U17

2008 & 2007

U19

2006, 2005 & 2004*

(U19 – DO NOT REGISTER. PLEASE SCROLL UP AND READ “TRAVEL U19 Information”)

 
* Players born in 2004 are eligible to play U19 as an OVER AGER. The U19 team can carry up to 3 over agers. Over agers are not eligible to pitch or catch

Sarnia League Cost

 

U9 – $105 – Tuesday Evenings

U13 – $195 – Tuesday and Thursday Evenings

U17 – $195 – Tuesday and Thursday Evenings

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Cost includes Jersey, Pants and Visor. 

We will also provide each team with bats, batting helmets with a cage, catcher gear, and a pitcher’s mask. Players need to provide a glove and proper footwear (running or cleated footwear). Players are welcome to provide their own gear, all we ask is that the proper gear with the proper certifications are used. Only softball and fastball bats can be used. NO HARDBALL, BASEBALL, TEEBALL, SLO-PITCH, or TWO-PITCH bats are allowed. Batting helmets must have a chinstrap and face cage.

NOTE: If your player signs up and decides to quit before April 12th, your refund will not include the $25 Administration Fee and the $20 Cash Calendar. No refund will be issued after April 12th as your player’s registration has been processed and the uniform has been ordered.

Travel Cost

 

All Divisions

$255

Includes 2 home diamonds a week (TBA), plus any away games.

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Players will receive “ON LOAN” a Jersey, Pants, and Belt. Players must provide a $100 uniform deposit cheque before they are issued a uniform. At the end of the season, once the uniform has been returned, the deposit cheque will be ripped up. Players will also receive a visor which they keep at the end of the season. White socks are required as part of the uniform but are not provided.

We will also provide each team with bats, batting helmets with a cage, catcher gear, and a pitcher’s mask. Players need to provide a glove and cleated footwear. Players are welcome to provide their own gear, all we ask is that the proper gear with the proper certifications are used. Please make sure your bat has the proper Softball Canada Acceptable Certification Stamp on itBatting helmets must have a chinstrap and face cage.

NOTE: If your player signs up and decides to quit before April 12th, your refund will not include the $25 Administration Fee and the $20 Cash Calendar. No refund will be issued after April 12th as your player’s registration has been processed and the uniform has been ordered.

The S.M.A.A. is looking for umpires age 12 years and older for Sarnia Hawks Baseball and Sarnia Heat Girls Fastball (Sarnia League and Travel). If you love ball and are looking to make some extra money this summer, sign up for our S.M.A.A. Umpire Clinic.  Saturday, April 13th, and Sunday, April 14th from 10am – 4pm at Germain Park (Rain Date April 20 & 21). Lunch will be provided each day. There is no experience necessary. Our qualified umpires will teach you everything you need to know about umpiring baseball and fastball.  If you are interested, please email Umpire Chief Kim at smaaumpire@gmail.com

SARNIA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the U13 Mechanical Contractors team on winning the Tournament Championship.

Coaches: Jim, Steve, Kirby, Adam and Judy.  Players: Lily F., Maeve, Lincoln, Bailey, Everlae, Leighton, Esme, Sydney, Lily S., Everleigh. Makenna, Scarlett, Mya, Addison and Siera.

Congratulations to the U13 Royal Canadian Legion 62 team on winning the Sarnia League Championship.

Coaches: Amanda, Trevor, Kim and Andrew. Players Ellen, Alora, Lylah, Addelyn, Alexa, Sierra, Savannah, Ali, Cadence, Elliot, Olivia, Julia, Joanne, Abigail, Natalie and Georgia.

Congratulations to the Sarnia Lakeshore Optimist team on winning the Sarnia U17 League and Tournament Championship.

Coaches: Aaron, Troy, John and Dan. Players Abby, Ava, Madysson, Nicolette, Miyleigh, Zoey, Macy, Bella, Olivia and Katelyn

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