Waterdown Girls Fastball Program
Our Houseleague fastball program has been around for many years in Waterdown. We are known to produce some of the finest fastball softball players in the area. We compete in the Flamborough Minor Softball Association against Ancaster, Dundas, Greensville and more. In 2006 our Bantam Girls took gold. Fastball has a strong history in Southwestern Ontario and although hardball is a major part of the WMBA program today, we continue to offer fastball programs to our girls and it remains an active program in many communities in our area. The FMSA has programs for both boys and girls fastball. In a typical year the FMSA has almost 100 youth teams playing in the area.
What is Fastball Softball?
Fastball is a game similar in style to baseball, but with its own unique challenges. For instance, pitchers throw in a wind mill motion from a much closer distance, bases are closer and we use a larger ball. With shorter distances play is faster and relies and quickness and agility. Its a very exciting game which relies on bunting, stealing and cashing in on your opponents weaknesses.
Flamborough Minor Softball Association
Ontario Rural Softball Association
Competitive Programs (not currently offered in Waterdown)
Provincial Womens Softball Association
Every two years, Softball Canada publishes a revised version of its Official Rulebook, which is distributed to all new umpires and sold to the general public through Softball Canada's Provincial/Territorial Association Offices. The Rulebook provides the slow-pitch and fastball rules, as well as Softball Canada's Constitution and Bylaws, and Special Operating Rules (SORs). If you are interested in purchasing a Rulebook, please contact your Provincial/Territorial office.
City of Hamilton "Zero Tolerance Policy"
Waterdown Wolves Girls Fastball Oath
I will bring honour to this game
I will respect its rules, the officials and my opponents
I will give my all, not for me, but for my team
I will represent my parents, my coach and my city with pride
Can’t is not for me.
Did you know?
- Women's fastball softball has been an Olympic sport since 1996.
- In 1887, George Hancock, a journalist for the Chicago Board of Trade, invented softball. He designed the game as a form of indoor baseball on a cold winter day inside the warm Farragut Boat Club......read the whole article
- The fastest softball pitch thrown by a women is 111 km/h (68.9 mph) achieved by Zara Mee (Australia) on the set of Guinness World Records, at Seven Network Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 8 May 2005.