Delta Heat is the rep ‘A’ arm of the girls fastball program for North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen. In 1993 the three parent organizations got together and decided to form an alliance and create a division solely for the benefit of girls wishing to play ball at the highest caliber.
The Heat has teams from Squirt through to Midget and even have a senior women’s team of ex- minor players. If you’re looking to play fastball against the best in the province, Canada and even the world you want to play for the Delta Heat. Heat teams have traveled across Canada and throughout the United States and have been victorious at all levels. The Delta Heat has also had many players go on to play fastball for Simon Fraser University and colleges throughout the United States and Heat players have represented their country with Team Canada.
Tryouts for Heat teams are held in October and everyone is encouraged to come out and show the coaches your stuff. If you aren’t successful this year try again next year, work hard and who knows you could be the next Olympian from Delta.
DELTA HEAT MISSION STATEMENT
Providing the girls of Delta the opportunity to play ‘Rep A’ caliber softball within their own community.
To assist Heat players and girls playing softball in Delta at all levels in reaching their goals and playing potential in the sport of softball. Ensuring players gain the life skills of team work, self motivation, self worth and leadership while having fun playing the sport of softball.
Heat teams will be expected to represent Delta at the highest levels of competition, and demonstrate good sportsmanship and goodwill on and off the diamond.
Heat players will be encouraged to push themselves to be the best they can be in the sport of fastball and as a person.
Heat coaches will be expected to form a winning team, balancing the individual player needs, the requirements of the team and the ambitions of the coach.
Heat Team Membership:
The girls of Delta will be given the first opportunity to make a Delta Heat ‘Rep A’ team. Should there not be enough qualified girls to form a competitive team from within Delta, coaches will be allowed to consider girls from other Districts to form a team (according to Softball B.C. rules).
Sunfire is the ‘B’ division of North Delta Softball Association. Beginning at Squirt, players have the option to play at the house level or tryout for an ‘A’ or ‘B’ Rep team.
As a rep team, players commit to a longer season, more games played and travel for both league games and tournaments.
Commensurate with this commitment is the caliber of play. Playing on a ‘B’ team is challenging, rewarding and fun. Beginning at the Bantam level, ‘B’ teams that place first or second at Provincials have the opportunity to represent British Columbia at the Western Canadian Championships. The ‘84 Sunfire team is very proud to have done so while playing at the Bantam, Midget and Junior levels as wll as twice attending Senior Nationals.
Playing at this level has opened up the opportunity for Sunfire players to pursue a College or University Softball career. Several players from the ‘B’ division throughout British Columbia are playing at colleges and universities across the United States.
The first Sunfire team was established in 1995, and in 2003 NDSA deemed that all teams coming into the ‘B’ division would be known as ‘Sunfire’. NDSA currently has nine teams playing as Sunfire from Squirt through Senior.
What is Sunfire . . . In the words of some of the Senior Sunfire team members;
• Sunfire to me, represents teamwork, commitment, sportsmanship, fun, friendship, tons of unforgettable experiences and a love of the game, It’s about knowing there is a place where you belong.
• Sunfire is a group of strangers who evolved into a team of friends. We win as a team, we lose as a team, and we support each other as a family.
• A Sunfire player is someone who puts her team first, is dedicated, demonstrates sportsmanship on and off the field, gives her all every time she steps out onto the field and loves the game.
• Sunfire is one of the most important parts of my life.
• Knowing that I am a Sunfire, I feel like I am part of something amazing that most people will never be able to experience. I play on a team that values determination, respect, dedication and most of all friendship. Being a part of this team is an accomplishment that I will always be truly proud of.