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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.

Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year from the Dinos coaching staff: Neal, Amanda, Caytlin, and Randy.

Oct 31, 2015
Support the Dinos by shopping online! Aldo, Under Armour, Starbucks, Anthropologie are just some of the retailers available. A percentage of what you spend will be given to the team. Check out the opportunity by following the link below.


Oct 23, 2015
Neal Harlos named new Head Coach of the Dinos: Assc. Director of Athletics Mike Boyles is pleased to announce the selection of Neal Harlos as the new Head Coach of the Dinos Fastball program. Neal becomes the 6th Head Coach of program after joining the team this summer as an assistant coach.

"Very excited about taking on the head coaching position for the Dinos. Looking
forward to building on what we started this season and working hard to have
continued success in the future."

Neal Harlos - Oct 25

Oct 13, 2015
Dinos finish 6th at Nationals: The weather was great, and the competition was outstanding as the Dinos travelled to Oshawa, Ontario for the 8th Annual Nationals. St. Clair College defeated Western 2-1 in the Championship final, taking home their first National title. The Dinos had a great opportunity to advance to the semi finals, losing to Laurier. Dinos had to settle for 6th overall.


Oct 8, 2015
Off to Nationals: The Dinos leave for the CCSA Nationals Thursday morning, with play starting Friday against 4 time CCSA National Champions Western. Follow all the games at http://durhamlords.com/sports/2015/9/22/SB_0922155858.aspx?id=77


Oct 4, 2015
League Awards: All star teams and major awards were announced this weekend. Caytlin Edge became a co-winner of the Top Pitcher award, this the second time she has earned this distinction, along with a second team all star selection. Maya Sohn also took home a 2nd team award for All Star Left Fielder.


Oct 4, 2015
Playoff update:

Steady rain forced the suspension of play in Moose Jaw Saturday afternoon, with hopes to resume play Sunday morning. Unfortunately the rains continued through the night and play was unable to continue Sunday. A decision will be made by league executive early in the week as to the feasibility of continuing play at a future date.

Sept 24, 2015
100 Inning Game Fundraiser: On Saturday October 24 the Fastball team joins up with the Dino Men's Baseball team in a 100 inning game at Richmond Greens! Help support our program by pledging a donation online, and come out to watch us on the 24th! Donate now! 


Sept 15, 2015
Dinos take 2 weeknight games against cross town rivals: Playing SAIT Polytechnic in a weeknight double header, the team's bats came alive and the defence was solid in the fist game, a 9 - 0 win in 5 innings. The second game proved to be a tight game, with SAIT pulling ahead in the 6th inning. The Dinos responded in the top of the 7th, scoring 2 and taking a 7 - 6 lead. Solid defence held SAIT off the scoreboard in their half of the inning and secured the win.


Sept 13, 2015
Dinos split weekend games: Dinos played four games against WCSA opponents this weekend, winning two and losing two. Both losses were close, with tying and winning runs on base at the end of the game. The Dinos now have a season record of 2 wins against 3 losses.
Aug 15, 2015

Tryout dates announced: Players interested in attending the tryouts for this years team need to be at at Crossroads Community Centre, August 29 and 30 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For more details, contact the coaches at fastball@ucalgary.ca .

July 25, 2015

The Dinos would like to announce that Neal Harlos and Brooke Rackel will be joining the coaching staff for the 2015 Dino season. Neal comes to the Dinos from the Calgary Extreme Jr's where he has been Head Coach for a number of years. Brooke moves over to coaching after being a player with the Dinos for the last 2 seasons. She has been an Assistant Coach with the Calgary Kaizen 99's the last 2 seasons as well.


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