2021 A Level Tryouts
New for 2020,Softball Manitoba has put borders in place to help develop our kids at the grassroots level. Our catchment is part of the Manitoba Angels territory and we've already been working together to develop a strategy to give our kids the best opportunity to succeed. There are many misconceptions about the A level so we'll try and clear up a couple popular ones.
1. If my child plays hockey, they don't have time for competitive ball.
Not true! Winter training is typically done once a week as a team over the winter and playing winter sports is highly encouraged. Many of the Angels play top level hockey or ringette.
2. The season goes all summer and there is no time for anything else.
Again, not true. Typically the A provincials are a week or two after the B provincials so the season is busier with more games and practices, but there is still plenty of summer to enjoy.
3. Politics are out of control.
This one is partially true. We've all been around youth sport long enough to know how some parents can behave. The border rule should as there won't be organizations tampering with each other and can instead concentrate on development.
4. If my child doesn't make a team the first time, it's too late.
Not true. Obviously, the earlier you start high level training, the more of an advantage you have, but there are roster changes every year so there is plenty of opportunity to keep working on your skills and coming back stronger next year.
If there are any other questions about the tryout process or A ball in general, please contact us!