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University of Calgary Fastball Club
 
The University of Calgary Women's Softball Club provides young women, attending the University of Calgary, with the opportunity to participate in competitive intercollegiate softball as a means of enriching their university life experience. While the program is primarily self funded,  the club is beginning to receive  financial support from local businesses.

The University of Calgary Dinos Fastball Club is one of the founding team members of the Alberta Intercollegiate Women’s Fastball Association (AIWFA). The AIWFA was established in western Canada in 2002, and consisted of five teams. Now called the Western Collegiate Fastball Association ( WCSA ), the league has six teams, and now includes SAIT Polytechnic, the University of Saskatchewan, Briercrest College and Seminary, the University of Regina and in 2015 the University of Alberta rejoined the league.

In 2008, the University of Calgary hosted the inaugural Canadian Collegiate National Championship. The University of Calgary is the only school to have attended all eight Canadian Collegiate National Championships, with the 2011 team winning a Silver medal as National runner up, the best ever finish for  a Dinos team.  The Canadian Collegiate Softball Association ( CCSA) oversees the National Championships, setting qualification guidelines for the WCSA, the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association ( OCAA ) and the Ontario Intercollegiate Women's Fastpitch Association ( OIWFA ). 

Since the 2011 season the Dinos have undertaken most ambitious schedules, playing in over 30 games each season, including  trips into the United States, and the Dinos have raised their expectations of success. The 2014 season saw the team build on their 2013 season's successful 16 win, 1 loss regular season record, by capturing the WCSA Championship during the 2014 playoffs. Since 2010, the team has earned at least a bronze medal finish in the League Championships each year. These successes have ensured berths into the CCSA National Championships each October, and  the 8 straight appearances at Nationals for the Dinos are unmatched by any school in Canada.

The 2015 Dinos are now back in the gym, working on skill improvements and also fundraising. As well the coaches will be travelling, bringing awareness of the Dinos and the WCSA to Western Canadian centres, and helping recruit players to the team or league. Please contact the coaches for more information.

 

 

 
Recent news
Sept 26 2016
Final 2016 WCSA regular season weekend rained out. With over 50mm of rain predicted for Saskatoon, the WCSA cancelled all but one game for the weekend. The U of Saskatchewan claim 1st place, the Dinos 3rd in regular season play. Playoffs are being hosted by the Dinos this coming weekend, their first game is Friday against Briercrest at 5 PM. See schedule page for all the details.
Sept 19, 2016
Dinos play their season series all in one weekend against SAIT. The Dinos played their 5 games against cross town rivals SAIT, with a Friday night 16 - 1 win; a Saturday morning 12 - 1 win, followed by a come from behind 9 - 9 tie game. Monday night games included a saw 7 home runs hit in the 2 games, a  21-1 1st game; and a 15 - 2 nightcap.
Sept 11, 2016
Dinos split 4 games on weekend. The Dinos played four games this weekend, splitting a pair of league games, winning against Briercrest, losing against Regina. In a pair of exhibition games against US schools, the Dinos again split the games, which included a 3-2 win against Dawson College. That game ended with a thrilling double play, preserving the win for the Dinos.
Sept 4, 2016
Dinos win 2, lose 4 on opening weekend. A very promising start to the 2016 season, with 8 rookies on the team. While there were a few nerves, and a few mistakes due to miscommunication; Coach Harlos sees the promise of this group of players and knows that they will steadily improve all season.
Sept 1, 2016
Season starts tomorrow night! Come out to Ed Corbett at 7:00 PM to catch the Dinos season opener against Briercrest College. Games continue on Saturday and Sunday at Industrial Diamonds. See the schedule for full schedule.

 

Ed Corbett: 814 13 Avenue NE

Calgary Industrial: 1899 39 Avenue NE

August 7, 2016
Important dates to consider for all potential 2017 players:

 

October 1st, 2016: All undergraduate programs open for application.

January 15, 2017: Deadline for early admission transcripts.

March 1, 2017: Deadline to apply for admission for the 2017-18 school year.

For more information, check out www.ucalgary.ca ,  and contact the coaches for more information about the team.

email: fastball@ucalgary.ca

August 3, 2016
IOC approves five new sports for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 including Softball.
 
 
 
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