While continuing to be taught the fundamentals of Fastball U11 players and coaches begin to focus more on the game of Fastball itself and the rules. The South Vancouver Island (SVI) Minor Fastpitch Association U11 league has two tiers, Tier 1 and Tier 2. Tier 1 is geared towards players with Fastball experience, whereas Tier 2 is geared towards new players. A Machine/Coach pitch will be used in Tier 2 for part of the season. In Tier 1, there is no Machine/Coach pitch.
The season runs from early April and until the end of June.
In U11, there are 1-2 regular season games per week. League games are usually on Saturdays from 11:00am-1:00pm or 1:00-3:00pm and Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm or 6:30-8:30pm.
Practice schedules vary from year to year and depend on field and coach preference, but in the past there have been 1-2 practices per week.
U11 teams often play in two-three weekend tournaments: including a district wide tournament near the end of June.
In Spring 2023, U11 Fastball is for players born in 2012 and 2013 and we anticipate having 2 teams (Tier 1 & Tier 2). It is possible for younger players to join, if space is available. Contact email@example.com if you would like to request your younger child play at this level.
We will make every effort to accommodate any friend or coaching request, but no guarantees can be made. Priority will be given to past Carnarvon players first, then on a first-come-first-served basis.
Assessments maybe required depending on registration numbers.
Players will receive a team uniform shirt that they get to keep at the end of the season (there is no uniform deposit). Please ensure that they wear it to each game. Players are required to wear black ball pants.
- batting helmet with a strap and cage
- cleats (recommended, but not mandatory, baseball or soccer cleats are fine)
- infield face guards for pitchers (recommended for all players, especially new players)
- ball pants
Please ensure that you mark the player's name on everything. A white label or masking tape works well on the outside of the batting helmet and handwritten on labels in shirts, glove and hats.