List of Youth Softball Leagues in Ottawa
Invented in 1888, softball was conceived as an indoor game, also called ladies’ baseball. Since it is directly derived from baseball, the two are alike; however, there are several differences as well. Firstly, unlike its name, the ball used in softball isn’t any softer than the one used in baseball – it is larger however and less dense. Furthermore, the pitching style is softball is under-arm and the field of play is smaller than that in baseball. The game is very popular amongst children and women, and is also played regularly at high school and college levels.
The following list details Ottawa’s youth softball leagues. For a list of Ottawa’s youth baseball leagues, click here.
Stittsville Minor Softball Association
Stittsville offers competitive league play for ages 4-20. The Fun League is for ages 4-8 and consists of T-Ball, Minor 5-Pitch, Major 5-Pitch and Tyke levels.
The House League is for ages 9 to 20 and consists of Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget levels.
West Carleton Minor Softball Association
WCMSA organizes softball for boys and girls ages 4 to 18.
Parkwood Hills Softball Association
This league was formed in 1966 and offers seven divisions, out of which six are for boys and girls while one is for adults. No previous experience is required and registrations are on a first come first serve basis.
Kanata Minor Softball Association
This league has been organizing softball play in the city’s west end. Rep level play is also offered.
Richmond Munster Minor Softball Association
RMMSA offers a wide variety of play styles for children and youth of all ages. The following levels are available, according to age groups:
Midget: 17, 18, 19
Bantam: 15 and 16
PeeWee: 13 and 14
Squirt: 11 and 12
Mite: 9 and 10
5-pitch: 7 and 8
T-ball: 4, 5, 6
Barrhaven Softball league offers softball and t-ball to over 500 children and has been run by volunteers for over 30 years.
Cumberland Youth Baseball/Softball League
This organization offers softball for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 18. They have two leagues for baseball and one for softball, including a minor and major division.
Gloucester South Youth Softball Association
This league is family-centric and offers fun activities for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 20.
Carlingwood-Frank Ryan Little League
This league offers baseball throughout the year as well as various clinics for coaching and umpiring etc.