Rage get pre-season match against Devils

Doubleheaders help CVI players to work on their game

The Central Vancouver Island Rage got some valuable pre-season game time while taking on the Victorial Rebels over the weekend.

It was the team’s first game of the season.

The Under-16 Rage, consisting of players from Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Campbell River, played two doubleheaders — on Saturday against the provincial champions Devils, and on Sunday against the Devils U14 team.

Head coach Ian Kellow said the coaches use the games to evaluate the team’s weaknesses and also its strong assets. The players were a bit rough, said Kellow, but added they will get better as the season progresses.

“We need to work on our hitting,” said Kellow. “We are now gearing up for the high performance camps and we hope they will help the players improve on their game.”

Oceanside Minor Softball is hosting two softball camps featuring coaches from the Women’s National Team. The first one is the BC High Performance Camp for players with higher levels of ability March 19-23. The U-14 group will run March 19-21 and the U16/18 group will be from March 20-23. The camps will be held at the indoor sport facility at Arbutus Meadows.

The second event is Oceanside Softball Development Camp with Team Canada coaches, for players of any ability, March 23-25. As well on March 24-25, starting at 1:30 p.m., Oceanside Minor Softball will be hosting a free Tim Horton’s Learn to Play program. It aims to introduce softball to children in a revolutionary way while focusing on fun as they improve their fitness and skills.

To Register go online at http://www.oceansidesoftball.ca/forms/17207-LEARN-TO-PLAY

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