NSA NEWS

May 4, 2020

NSA Canada releases guidelines for the return of Slo-pitch Leagues

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APRIL 28, 2020

NSA CANADA WORLD SERIES EVENTS

Here is a quick update for the 2020 World Series events.

NSA Canada is not planning on  making any hasty decisions at this present time on our World Series events as we feel there will be more of a need when our cities open up and the need for people to get back out and enjoy life.

We do advise against booking flights to the events due to the uncertainty of things. 

All of our partner hotels take cancellations up to 48 to 72 hours prior to your arrival date therefore this is still an option for you.

We will continue to personally work and advise everyone of any updates.

APRIL 15, 2020

NSA UPCOMING EVENTS

The following events have been Postponed until further notice:

Alberta Spring Championships – Calgary, AB Jaycee Park

Ontario Spring Championships – Niagara Falls, ON

APRIL 09, 2020

2020 ONLINE UMPIRE EXAM

During this state of self-isolation and unknown times a change of pace is probably welcome. NSA Canada is excited to announce that you can now do your NSA Umpire Exam online. 

To do the exam, from the homepage of NSA Canada, Click on Forms and Applications and then Become an umpire. 

To review the 2020 Rulebook, click on NSA Rules from the homepage.

as always stay safe

APRIL 06, 2020

NSA Canada is pleased to announce we have partnered with MY TEAM GEAR powered by JAK’D, to bring another unique online store. MY TEAM GEAR FANWEAR, this allows players to order individual items for the various teams they play on. In other words, you want a hoodie with your team logo on it but no one else does on the team it is now available to you only! Check out the MY TEAM GEAR online store at the top of our homepage. 

APRIL 06, 2020

NSA CANADA COVID-19 UPDATE

The past few weeks has been unprecedented in Canada and the world.

We at NSA Canada are not going to claim to know any more about this situation than the average Canadian. We would urge all our members to adhere to both their individual provincial and federal regulations. Currently many provinces either have bans or suggestions on gathering of over 50 people to help regulate the spread of Covid-19. Please use your best judgement on what constitutes a gathering of under or over 50 people as we at NSA realize there is all kinds of individual situations and cannot regulate all of these. NSA Canada has had conversations with several leagues and tournaments and will continue to discuss each situation and give what advice we can.  

For most parts of Canada league play is still a long way off. To our members in British Columbia who have the benefit of beautiful weather and with leagues starting earlier than the rest of Canada, we would suggest that you look at delaying the start of the season by a few weeks if possible. If this is not an option and you wish to contact us directly to discuss options and alternatives, we are available to discuss this with you.

Most of all we wish everyone to stay safe.

Our office staff in both Calgary and Hamilton will be available to be reached by phone or email. 

DECEMBER 08, 2019

4TF 2020 TORONTO BLUE JAYS SPRING TRAINING CAMP RAFFLE

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training Camp Raffle.

Smiljka Orlic of Hamilton, ON

Smiljka receives a trip for two to Dunedin Florida to include 5 nights, 6 days, accommodations, flights and game packs .

Congratulations Smiljka 

All proceeds will be donated to Victim Services a charity of choice for NSA Canada.

Thanks to all who supported the raffle.

CJAY 92 CHAMPIONS OF HOPE SNO-PITCH TOURNAMENT

Well another successful year for this tournament donating $60,126.00 to the CJAY 92 Rocks Kids Fund. 

This year marked the 18th running of this annual tournament and NSA Canada is proud to be a supporting partner of the event.

NOVEMBER 18, 2019

BAT STANDARDS UPDATE

NSA Canada has been actively monitoring the continuing evolution of bat standards and was interested to learn that USSSA has changed their commencement date of the new bat testing standards from July 2020 and has extended it to Jan 2023.

 NSA Canada as a program wants to ensure that you, the participant, stay informed as to how these changes will affect you and the products you have purchased or will do so in the future for league and tourney play.

 With NSA Canada and other national programs using the lower density ball, we have always been at the forefront of participant safety, which is the primary reason for these upcoming rule changes.

 Whether we agree or not with the new standards due to these North American changes, it will be what the bat manufacturers will follow due to the huge influence of USSSA in the market.

 These manufacturers are a major part of our program and we will ensure that as always moving forward, NSA Canada will listen to all parties involved to continue to have the best program for all.

NSA Canada is going to continue to review the situation and make an informed and final decision on the bat standards once all the information becomes available in our market.

We currently have sanctioned the new testing standard as well as the grandfathered standard till at least Jan 2023, but will reserve the right to make changes to this process moving forward based on any informed info that may arise and impact all parties.

Thank you for support and see you on the fields! 

Thanks for supporting Smash It Sports Canada! 

 

2020 League / Tournament Packages

Upcoming Events

2020 is just around the corner and our first two events are quickly approaching.

2020 Dome World Series
Feb.14 through Feb.17
4 Venues to Choose from this year.
Whitby, London, Mississauga, Hamilton/Ancaster
Coed / Men’s /Women’s
 
2020 Indoor World Series
Feb.14 through Feb.17
Okotoks, AB
Coed / Men’s /Women’s
 

To register for any of these great event please click on the event poster at the top of our homepage.

THE OFFICIAL SOFTBALL OF NSA CANADA

COORS LIGHT NOW THE OFFICIAL BEER

NSA Canada Welcomes Coors Light as Official Beer of Slo-Pitch
The partnership proudly pours Coors Light as the exclusive beer of NSA leagues and tournaments

Toronto (February 20, 2018) – Molson Coors Canada and the National Slo-Pitch Athletics Enterprise of Canada (NSA) announced a transformation of their ongoing partnership: Coors Light is now the official beer of the NSA.

Being the beer of the game leaves the refreshment of 400,000+ NSA Slo-Pitchers in the hands Coors Light at all tournaments, events, and facilities. Rising with gusto to the responsibility as a true partner, Coors Light will be all-present and full of surprises throughout the season.

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Rule Changes

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