kaizen (plural kaizens)
1. Practice of continuous improvement in performance and productivity
2. Continuous improvement in a general way
Kaizen Softball is a competitive A-level softball club based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.The official name of the organization is All-Star Girls Fastpitch Association but we compete under the name Kaizen Softball. Our season runs from November through to the end of August and includes both indoor and outdoor training and games.
The origin of our club's name "Kaizen" came from Calgary's original Kaizen softball team. In 2007, the Calgary Kaizen Junior team was formed. That team went on to win the National Championship and ultimately was inducted into the Alberta Softball Hall of Fame (2014).
Kaizen Softball is Calgary's premiere competitive-A level softball club. We are a volunteer based organization that operates teams from the U13 level through to U19 and our teams compete with a great level of success at Provincial, Western Canadian, and Canadian National championships.
The Kaizen Softball program strongly believes in the philosophy of our name: the word Kaizen means "continuous improvement" and this is a goal for all of our athletes and teams. Every year, players work diligently to improve their game and always strive to achieve excellence.
It is our goal to provide an environment that nurtures continuous improvement, teamwork, skill development, sportsmanship and fun for girls in the extended Calgary area who have the skills and desire to play at a competitive level.
Kaizen Policies and Standards
Every year, our Board reviews our Policies and Standards, which outline the expectations of our coaches, parents and athletes, and is required by all Kaizen members. The Kaizen organization reserves the right to amend these guidelines at any time and any changes will be communicated in an appropriate manner to the membership. Our Board members will perform their duties, to the best of their ability, as set forth in the current bylaws.