We’ve been listening to families and we have reduced the fees to eliminate the apparel portion of the fees. There are still mandatory apparel requirements that families will be expected to purchase. Those that have been part of the organization will not need to purchase the mandatory items again unless your child needs a new size or has lost some of the items. Families will order their apparel and clothing through the online stores as available in Fall and Winter.
The player fees will cover indoor and outdoor facility rentals, skills coaching and training, payment for one league entry fee per team, Provincials/Westerns/Nationals expense, tournament expenses, equipment, skill clinics, coach training, bursaries/assistance, non-parent coach travel reimbursements, and some basic administrative costs like website and additional needs as required.
Please see the Registration Fees page by clicking here.
All athletes require the following items:
Apparel provider Play it Again Sports Westhills. We have the Entripy store open year round for all fan gear to be purchased at any time.
Yes, there are Kaizen Organization fundraising events and team specific fundraising activities.
Casino - Typically, casinos occur every 18-24 months. Our last casino was September 2020.
Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation 50/50 - The board has put applications in for all levels to potentially work at the Flames, Hitmen and Roughnecks games.
Depending on the additional expenses that teams elect to include in their team budgets (i.e. team meals, team bonding activities etc.), teams may be required to fundraise. Your teams will approve the annual budget which will determine any additional fundraising required.
Yes! If you would like to fundraise at an individual level you can join in on any of the ongoing fundraising initiatives with the Bleed Green Society. We have changed the traditional way of fundraising with the creation of this new fundraising society. We provide fundraising opportunities for you to help with travel costs to tournaments and other fees associated with softball. The Fundraising Society is set up to have the profits go directly to your athlete. You receive the profit from your sales therefore you can participate in all fundraising or as little as you wish. If you are an organizer of the “Team” fundraising, please do not plan the same fundraising the committee has planned. Try to keep your “Team” fundraising to bottle drives and other team events. Please email bleedgreenfundraising@gmail.
If you elect to not fundraise, you can opt to make a cash payment. Each family will be required to equally fundraise or pay cash calls. For example, if a team needs additional fundraising of $1,200 and there are 12 girls on the team then each family will be responsible for $100. If you elect to opt out of fundraising your family can choose to instead pay the $100 to the team directly.
Kaizen Softball offers financial support to families who request and qualify for our fee assistance program. Applications will be processed on a case by case basis dependent on funds available. Please contact the board to discuss the process.
Our leagues are dependent on our teams. Typically, teams will play in GPLS and/or CWFA. It is mandatory that every team is part of a league to maintain good standing with the AGLC and continue to receive casino funds. Coaches will assess which league they want to participate in. CWFA is played locally in Calgary, while GPLS involves weekend play over typically four weekends that can range from Red Deer, Lloydminster, Prince Albert, Sherwood Park, Edmonton and Calgary.
The number of tournaments will be decided by coaches. For those teams that play in GPLS, weekends available for tournaments are reduced as league play happens on weekends.
Our teams have attended a variety of different tournaments. Some include Leduc, Irma, Sherwood Park, Edmonton, Red Deer, Kalispell, Great Falls, Coeur D’Alene, Kelowna, White Rock, Surrey, Tri-Cities, Las Vegas, Spokane and Helena. Coaches typically like to attend tournaments in both Canada and the USA to give the girls opportunity to play at a higher level.
Historically, our teams have had rosters of around 12 players. In some circumstances we have played with 11-13 depending on the quality of players. We are a competitive club program and looking for high level players and will set the roster accordingly.
Our philosophy is that we will create the strongest team possible for each age group. If teams are equal the board may evaluate having a birth year team for ease of playing in the USA. Players should expect that teams consist of both first and second year players dependent on skill level.