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What is CANpitch?

The CANpitch program is all about the quality of instruction for all of our participants. The program was created to introduce and develop the fundamental skills of windmill pitching to Canada’s children and youth. CANpitch Instructors in each province teach a nationally standardized curriculum with specific drills that are founded in Long Term Player Development (LTPD) principles and reflect an athlete-centered approach to learning.

This program will provide more opportunities for players at the FUNdamentals stage to become pitchers and learn from knowledgeable pitching instructors trained by Softball Canada. The more experienced, older pitchers are also given an opportunity to advance their technique through the help of highly trained Pitching instructors. Participants will learn pitching fundamentals to help increase the overall quality of their individual pitching skills and learn from instructors who have been trained to ensure the best.

Please note that each Instructor has the ability to evaluate each pitcher during the first training session and if they feel the basic fundamentals are not there and the participant has signed up for a higher level, they will look to bring them back down to the appropriate stage. This allows the participant to begin correctly in the progressive program, which in turn, builds a better foundation for their future pitching skills.

For more information about the CANpitch program, please visit Softball Canada's website www.softball.ca, click here for the brochure or contact Camille Czarnecki (camille@softballalberta.ca) one of our Program Coordinators to schedule a clinic in your area. Weekend clinics are also available!

CANpitch DVDs are now available for purchase online. Contact us to find out where!

CANPitch Instructors in Alberta

Click the instructor's name to read a small biography.

Master Pitching Instructor (MPI)
Camille Czarnecki Edmonton camille@softballalberta.ca
Regional Pitching Instructor (RPI)
Dwayne Singer Calgary dewey15@shaw.ca
Jillian Simpson Sedgewick jill.simpson@live.ca
Scott Galenza Red Deer sgalenza@hotmail.ca or 403-318-3277
Taylor Cochrane Elk Point taylor.rae.cochrane@live.ca
Bailee Scoggins Sherwood Park b.scoggins4@gmail.com
Blaire Taylor Edmonton blairemadison@gmail.com
Lance Block Calgary coachlancewv@gmail.com

CANpitch Clinics

Instructor/Contact Info
Monday Nights: Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 29 Edmonton All Ages Camille Czarnecki - More information
Tuesday Nights: Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, April 2 Edmonton U10(7:30-8:30)/ U12(8:30-9:30)

Instructor: Camille Czarnecki
Contact: Clayton Komick - southedplayerdevelopment@gmail.com

Thursday Nights (8-9pm): Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 14,21, March 7, 21, April 4 Edmonton U14 and up Instructor: Camille Czarnecki
Contact: Clayton Komick - southedplayerdevelopment@gmail.com
Wednesday nights: 1 hour session from Jan. 30-Apr. 3 Edmonton Born in 2010 or earlier Instructor: Camille Czarnecki
Registration Information
Thursday nights: Jan 31-April 4 from 6:30-7:20 Fort Saskatchewan U10 players and up Instructor: Camille Czarnecki
Contact: Trenton Almeida - trenton.almeida@gmail.com
March 30-31 Grande Prairie U10 and up Instructor: Camille Czarnecki
Registration Form


CANpitch Survey

Want to give your feedback on a CANpitch clinic you attended? Well now you can!

Participant Feedback Survey

Parental Feedback Survey

Interested in Hosting a CANpitch Clinic?

To host a 4, 6-week or weekend CANpitch Clinic contact the CANpitch Instructor in your area (see below) or Camille Czarnecki at the Softball Alberta office. CANpitch Promotional Clinics require a minimum number of participants (at least 10 pitchers), for a weekend clinic 2 groups of 10 pitchers.

In order for a CANpitch clinic to be recognized by Softball Alberta, and for your membership benefits to stand, organizers must register their CANpitch clinic with Softball Alberta. This sanction will also be required by the CANpitch instructors who are teaching the clinic. For the cost, your participants can be ensured that their insurance with Softball Alberta is valid if they are registered members. This also entitles you to a posting of your clinic on our website. Softball Alberta must report the program numbers to Softball Canada, who receive funding based on those results and so the CANpitch committee can keep up to date with information and training for all the instructors across Canada. This helps validate the program in Alberta and keeps CANpitch consistent with the rest of the country.

Softball Alberta is mandating a small fee to keep CANpitch in Alberta up to the best standards. The fee allows us to continue the education of our instructors which will translate to an improvement in the quality of pitching instruction our athletes will receive.

Below is the scale we will use in the 2019 season. The price is for one group.

0-6 week CANpitch session $25.00
7-13 week CANpitch session $35.00
14-20 week CANpitch session $45.00

Please submit the following forms to Camille to complete registration of your CANpitch clinic: CANpitch Clinic Form & Participant Registration


Steps to Hosting a CANpitch Clinic:

1. Identify a group of interested pitchers in your area.
2. Contact Softball Alberta or the RPI nearest to your area
3. Schedule clinic dates
4. Register and pay for your clinic with Softball Alberta
5. Payment directly to the instructors 

Steps in becoming a CANpitch Instructor:

1. Register and attend the NCCP Pitching Coach Beginner Workshop (Cost $150).
2. Complete a Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sectors check and send result to Softball AB
3. Sign CANpitch instructor agreement (online)
4. Complete bio, photo and contact information to be posted on the Softball AB website along with any clinic information you have for the year.

Benefits of becoming a CANpitch Instructor:

1. Part of AB Pitching Instructor Network
2. Eligible for insurance coverage under Softball AB policy
3. Access to program resources nationally recognized
4. Opportunity to develop resources/ network with other RPI's
5. Advertising clinics on Softball AB website