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Removing Financial Barriers - Jumpstart Individual Child Grants

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Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. Together with JumpStart, we're committed to helping all families in our community. 

 Funding Requirements

  • Children must fall between the ages of 4 - 18 years old.
  • Funding is allocated to sustained programs that involve a sport or physical activity. Stingers House League Softball qualifies. 
  • To be eligible for funding for one or more children, families must first meet specific financial criteria as per Revenue Canada’s Low-Income Cut-Offs (LICO) chart. Jumpstart uses the furthest column to the right of the chart for eligibility.
  • For families who are new to Canada, Canadian financial history criteria may not be required for application purposes. 
  • Funding can be used for registration fees, equipment or both.

For complete information. please click on the link below.

Please click on the JumpStart logo to go directly to their Main page. Click on the link above to learn more about individual child grants.

Newmarket Stingers partnership with PLAY to LEAD

Jumpstart Play to Lead Program

The Stingers are proud to be partnering with  Jumpstart's PLAY to LEAD program. Like Jumpstart, we know that gender equity builds better sport! Our hope for our involvement with Play to Lead is for female athletes and their coaches to gather, learn, empower one another, and build lasting bonds to contribute to gender equity in our local Newmarket sports community.

2 athletes and 2 coaches are taking part in this incredible 9-month program through 2023. Our insights and key learning will be shared with our entire hive. 

Newmarket Minor Softball Association is a proud recipient of an Ontario Trillium Fund Grant

Our Goal for Seed Funding from the Trillium Fund:

The need is to provide better trained coaches and officials. By improving current coaches and providing targeted training to
15-18 year-old players to become coaches, we will create succession planning for continued high quality programming. As a
league, we also recognize "participants with an untrained coach have an attrition rate of 26% compared to 5% for children
coached by trained individuals." A grant will fund training our coaches, who in turn will provide better programming &
resources and grow our player numbers to over 300 in the next 2 years. We want to promote our league as offering the best
houseleague coaching in the region and engage more children into the sport of softball from ages 5 to 18. We are targeting
female players to provide them with an inclusive, safe environment, active lifestyle and ability to learn coaching skills. We want to live up to the expectations of the community-based sport potential in the Newmarket community. Coaching Clinics will
include; Learn to Coach, Community Softball Coach, Drills Drills Drills and CanPitch. Accredited Clinics are administered by
Softball Ontario and/or Softball Canada. We will track training progress, attrition rates and number of female players/coaches
who receive accredited training.

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Removing Financial Barriers - KidSport Individual Child Grants

KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. KidSport Ontario provides grants of up to $250 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st – December 31st) towards sport registration fees.

 How Do I Apply?

  1. Register with the Stingers and choose the "pay later" option. Email to inform you will be applying for KidSport funding.
  2. When asked for your location, choose the provincial fund
  3. Apply online or use the paper application form – be sure to complete all sections of the application, as incomplete applications take much longer to process, and can cause delays in receiving your grant.
  4. Your completed application will be processed within 30 days of being received. If you qualify for KidSport funding, the grant will be sent directly to the sport program your kid has signed up for.

Please click on the KidSport logo to go directly to their application page.

Parent Involvement

Parents can help play many roles in sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model or official. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical agents at socializing sports. Parents are an important part of our hive. Their positive influence makes our organization fun, safe and inclusive for all. 

Newmarket is proud to offer the CanPitch Program

What is the Canpitch Program?

Canpitch 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 founded in Long Term Player Development (LTPD) principles that reflects an athlete-centered approach to learning.

The benefits of a nationally standardized pitching program like Canpitch are:

  • All athletes across Canada will have the opportunity to learn how to pitch from experts.
  • Improved skills will improve competitiveness at the local, provincial and national levels.
  • Canpitch Instructors are part of a national network of pitching coaches that are trained through Softball Canada's NCCP Pitching. They participate in professional development sessions, which fosters a sense of community and the sharing of best practices.

2019 - A Motion to Study Fitness and Physical Activity Levels of Canadian Youth

The NMSA is an organization that can be used as a viable model, and one who shares the same pillars of focus as the key areas of M-206 (A Motion to Study Fitness and Physical Activity Levels of Canadian Youth) namely: (a) strategies to increase the level of fitness and physical activity for youth; (b) the economic, social, cultural, and physical and mental health benefits associated with increased fitness and physical activity among youth; (c) the impact of increased fitness and physical activity in relation to anti-bullying.

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Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Newmarket Minor Softball Association experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.

New to SportsEngine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.


Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


Adding an additional guardian

In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat

Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules, and communication? This article will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

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