Frequently Asked Questions
This depends on the specific league(s) your team decides to join. Most games are played in Calgary, except for the GPLS league, where games will be held in various Alberta locations. Each team can also decide to attend tournaments throughout AB, BC, SK and the US.
Calgary Adrenaline is affiliated with the following leagues throughout Calgary and the Province. CMSA (Calgary Minor Softball Association), GPLS (Girls Prairie League of Softball) and CWFA (Calgary Women’s Fastball Association).
Regular season starts in Late April and ends after Provincials Championships in early July, for the younger ages. The older age groups could play until early August, if they attend Western Canadian Championships and National Championships. Many teams also opt to attend various US tournaments in the winter and attend Showcase tournaments in the fall.
Tryouts are held in September.
Calgary Adrenaline has a philosophy of player development. If an athlete has the desire, and is committed to the program and their development, we as an organization will do all we can to support the player. Team selection is based on numerous criteria: age, positions, skill, dedication, drive, attitude, and character.
Typically, each team will have approximately from 10-14 players.
Adrenaline considers itself to be a fair treatment organization; however, this does not ensure equal playing time. Players will be utilized in an effort to compete at the highest level. Each team’s coaching staff will have their own approach and plan for the season.
Winter training at Calgary’s Coyote Den will be held November to January 31 and the cost is $325. Training is Wednesday evening (5:30pm-7:30pm) and Sunday morning (8am/9am-12pm) Adrenaline encourages multi-sport athletes, and coaches will work with players to incorporate multi-sport schedules with off-season softball training.
Approximate spring fees listed below
$250 due at time of team acceptance
$250 due January 15
Balance due by February 15
Flexible payment arrangements can be made upon request. In addition, financial assistance may also be available for qualified families. This process is confidential. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a financial assistance application.
Additional costs could include, but are not limited to travel, accommodations, food, tournament fees, apparel and equipment.
Coyote Den is Calgary’s newest and best-equipped indoor baseball/softball training venue.
Adrenaline participates in Casino volunteering (next date scheduled for 2020). The organization hosts an annual silent auction/social night prior to the spring season. Additionally, each team may also have their own fundraising initiatives to offset player costs.
All Calgary Adrenaline Coaches are minimally level 2 NCCP certified. In addition to team coaches, the organization employs specialized discipline instructors who will also contribute to player development.