The Hespeler Minor Softball Association (HMSA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion of citizenship and sportsmanship in the Cambridge community. Founded in 1976, and incorporated in January of 1985, the HMSA has been proudly serving Cambridge and the Waterloo Region for nearly as long as there has been a Cambridge to serve.
Every year, we are thankful for the support we get from our local community through the families, generous sponsors, volunteer coaches, assistants, convenors, board members and, of course, the many players. Without their support, hard work and dedication, our organization would never have lasted this long. This year, we are looking for additional help to push HMSA forward into the future.
We’re looking for:
• Players (ages 3 to 18).
• Coaches and assistants — no experience necessary. We’re here to support you!
• Convenors for every division.
• Umpires, both new and returning.
• An event coordinator to plan special events.
• A sponsorship coordinator to help ensure that all teams get sponsored.
• A photographer.
New adaptive division
We are joining forces this year with the Jays Care Foundation and the Challenger Baseball program in order to offer an adaptive baseball program designed specifically to empower children and youth living with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. The program is designed to teach children and youth the core life-skills inherent to baseball including teamwork, communication, determination, resiliency, inclusion, support and courage. We would love to see this division become a large, expanding and thriving division with several teams and age groups.
The Jays Care Foundation and Challenger Baseball are providing support and training to get the division up and running as well as the specific equipment needed for our diverse team of players. However, for this adaptive program to become a reality, we need coaches and buddies as well as a coordinator who is passionate about reaching out to children and youth of all ability levels.
This year, we are introducing free clinics for anyone interested in coaching for the 2017 season and/or players interested in improving their playing skills. Teaching these clinics will be Brad McConnell, HMSA’s new Player and Coach Development Coordinator. Clinics will be held at Centennial Public School at 100 Weaver St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on March 20, 27, April 3, 10 and 24. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
HMSA contact information
You can register online now, and receive our early-bird pricing, at hmsoftball.com, or in person at Zehrs in Hespeler on March 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or the Cambridge Center Kiosk outside The Bay on March 26 and April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Interested in volunteering? Please email email@example.com. Interested in sponsoring? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage everyone to join our program — get out, get active, and have fun while doing it!