NSA NEWS

June 01, 2021

NSA Canada Slo-Pitch Saskatchewan 2021 Provincial Update

We have officially moved the 2021 SK Provincial event to July 17-18, 2021.
We have done so with the cooperation of the Prince Albert Slo-Pitch League and Lakeland Ford Park.
By moving the date this will enable you, the ball player, to enjoy the full experience of an NSA Provincial Championship and we are so excited to be coming to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

May 05, 2021

NSA Canada Slo-Pitch “Built by Players for Players”
2021 National Update

NSA Ball Community, Sponsors and Volunteers

We as a Nation, as a ball community and as individuals have endeared much these past 15 months. Let us take this moment to acknowledge all the individuals that have lost loved ones during this pandemic and please know that our hearts are full for each in every one of you.

Many questions and comments have been directed our way and as one of the largest Slo-Pitch organizations in Canada that supports and helps facilitate slo-pitch to the 3.5 million adult Canadians that play the game, it is incumbent upon us to address them as best we can. Please understand that political opinions, or individual beliefs are not for us to address or comment on, we are not politicians so we are not sidestepping any questions; however, nor are we going to respond with rhetoric, we simply are not in the opinion business.

Our priority is the health and safety of all our members, participants, sponsors, volunteers and staff. No grey area exists for us when it comes to health, safety and wellbeing. Our position is such that we strongly support that wellbeing also includes sporting activities and social engagement with friends, loved ones and teammates. This is why we have not canceled any of our National, Provincial, or charitable summer events. We have rescheduled some and will undoubtedly reschedule more but to make the decision to cancel these events at this point would be premature for NSA. We have a responsibility that we take seriously, to the ball community, to our sponsors, to our volunteers and throughout the 100’s of communities across the country. In many cases the small local businesses count on NSA to bring in much needed revenues and due to the last 15 months this is even more critical now.

Our commitment to you the ball player is this. When we get the green light and are comfortable that the health and safety of our community is in place, in a Province, in a region etc. we are ready to go coast to coast. We continue to outlay expenditures securing facilities, rotating dates and we will continue to do just that as each of you deserves this. We will be making upcoming announcements regarding Provincial events and no these will not be cancelations, they will in some cases include date changes to ensure proper time is given for individuals/families to plan. Either way we are moving forward with our plans to have a shortened but amazing summer tournament schedule in 2021.

As for individual league play and decisions that impact each of you on a regional level, please continue to communicate with league conveners, schedulers and league board members, as well as your Regional Director. We are here to assist in any way possible and we will continue to support league play as each area begins.

Please should you have any further questions reach out via email to:
info@nsacanada.ca

Regards,

NSA Canada Slo-Pitch “Built by Players for Players”

APRIL 22, 2021

NSA Canada slo-Pitch is proud to announce a 5 year sponsorship agreement with northam beverages of vancouver, bc

NSA Canada Slo-Pitch have agreed to a sponsorship and promotions agreement that names Northam Beverages the Official “Refreshment Beverage” Sponsor of NSA Canada Slo-Pitch. All NSA Canada events, facilities and on-premise activities will feature the following Northam Brands: PYUR BEVERAGES, HEY Y’ALL! HARD ICED TEAS, VIRTUE LEMONADES, and LONETREE DRY CIDERS.

NSA President and CEO Terry Sibbick is excited and proud that Northam Beverages understands the importance of the slo-pitch market and the value in partnering with NSA Canada to promote their products to this market. “Adding PYUR, VIRTUE, and LONETREE to our current HEY Y’ALL! offering at NSA Canada World Series Events, Leagues, Tournaments and Okotoks On Deck Recreation Park will be a win for us all! These 3 great new brands will expand our product offering and bring us another major step closer to ensuring the best overall experience at all NSA Canada events”

NSA Canada wishes to thank the entire team at Northam Beverages Ltd. for the incredible commitment, further development, and belief in the Slo-Pitch community coast to coast, and the “Built by Players for Players” movement.

About the Beverages:

HEY Y’ALL! HARD ICED TEAS In the South, our tea is always served iced & hard. Brewed with genuine black tea and lightly sweetened. For summer barbecues and front porch sippin’

PYUR BEVERAGES Only 90 calories, unsweetened, gluten free, PYUR is the vodka soda with all-natural ingredients. POWER YOUR UNIQUE REALITY.

VIRTUE LEMONADES virtue wholesome lemonades are made with all-natural fruit flavours.  Tangy, refreshing and less sweet than traditional coolers. virtue lemonades are non-carbonated for easy drinking, classic summer refreshment. 

LONETREE DRY CIDERS Our authentic dry ciders are crisp, natural and real – from apples that are crushed and fermented, then filtered fresh, clear and pure – much like a premium quality wine. We know you’ll taste the difference.

april 20, 2021

2021 Western Canadian Super Series

In staying inline with the COVID-19 Restrictions we have updated the Dates and Locations of these Super Series Events.
Event #1 – June 04-06, 2021 – Registration is Now Open
Jaycee Park Calgary, AB
Event #2 – July 01-04, 2021 – Registration is Now Open
On Deck Recreational Park Okotoks, AB
On Site Camping is Available for this event. For more information please click here and check out our FB page.
Champions Event – July 16-18, 2021
Jaycee Park Calgary, AB
Coed / Men’s / Women’s

March 31, 2021

The fourteenth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2021.

Joined by the international community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world will come together on April 2, Autism Awareness Day, to Light It Up Blue in recognition of people with Autism and those who love and support them.

AWARENESS UNDERSTANDING ACCEPTANCE

https://www.facebook.com/SPFACanada

https://www.facebook.com/nsa.canada/

 

March 01,2021

Return To Play / Social Distancing Guidelines

These guidelines are general and are based on an example of 25 people allowable. You can adjust the document to reflect the Provincial and Local regulations and restrictions in your area.
Click
Here to review the Return To Play / Social Distancing Guidelines

February 28, 2021

Click Here to read about NSA Insurance and COVID-19 

February 15, 2021

NSA to re-launch the 2021 British Columbia Coed Provincials

Tournament Capital Ranch in Kamloops, BC will be the venue for this returning event.
Registration is now open.
For more information click here

February 10, 2021

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 indefinitely.

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 indefinitely, 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 NSA Canada!

February 04, 2021

NSA is proud to announce the 2021 NSA Saskatchewan Coed Provincials

Hosted by P.A. Slo-Pitch League and NSA Canada
For more information click Here.
Registration is open

February 01, 2021

Introducing the 2021 Western Canadian Super Series

Tons of Bux and NSA Canada are proud to present the all new “Western Canada Super Series
 
 The events will be held in Calgary and Okotoks, AB
This is a three event Series with Division and Overall Point Series Champions to be held in Calgary, AB

*Men’s Divisions  *Ladies Divisions  *Coed Divisions

Registration for event #1 is now open.
 

For more information click Here.

  

November 18, 2020

Click Here to read about the 2021 NSA Indoor World Series

 November 17, 2020

Click Here to read our Thank You letter
 May 4, 2020

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

Click Here to read more.

 

2021 League Benefits / Tournament Packages

Upcoming Events

2021 Saskatchewan Provincial World Series
July 17-18, 2021
Lakeland Park
Coed Event
 

2021British Columbia Provincial World Series

July 16-18, 2021
Tournament Capital Ranch
Coed Event
 

2021 MEN’S & WOMEN’S WORLD SERIES

July 29 – Aug. 02, 2021
Hamilton, ON
Men’s / Women’s Divisions
 

2021 COED WORLD SERIES & COED SENIOR WORLD SERIES

Sept. 02 – Sept. 06, 2021
Kamloops, BC
Coed / Master +50 / Masters +55+
 

Registration is now open. To register for events please click on the event poster at the top of our homepage.

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