Softball registration continues in Alberni

Registration continues for the Alberni Valley Minor Softball Association, and president Cal Davies hopes to reach his goal of 500 kids.

Registration continues this week for the Alberni Valley Minor Softball Association, and president Cal Davies hopes to reach his goal of 500 kids this season.

House league registration for kids between five and 18 years will take place Thursday, March 21, Tuesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 28 at the Echo Fieldhouse, from 4-7 p.m. each night.

Several registration nights have already been held, including one at the Port Alberni Friendship Centre—a first for the softball association, Davies said. “We had a wonderful response.”

The new location elicited some new players, which pleased Davies in his quest for more players.

The softball association also has a program operating in the middle schools this year, teaching skills and drills to new players.

With the hope of additional players comes a need for more coaches, and the association is prepared. Organizers are planning some coaching clinics to help both new and experienced coaches.

Uniforms are provided and handed in at the end of each season. All other equipment, including helmets, is provided as well, he said.

The regular season opens April 16. The Alberni Valley will play host this year to the Bantam B (Under-16) girls’ provincials.