Evaluation dates and times

Players are asked to pre-register.


September 3 & 12, 2019 @ RIEL PARK

  • 5pm registration for all pitchers and catchers. Tryouts start at 5:30pm for pitchers and catchers.
  • 5:30 registration for all other position players. Tryouts start at 6pm for all other position players.

Coach – Dani Klassen at daniklassen@icloud.com


September 4 & 11, 2019 @ OAK BLUFF COMMUNITY SCHOOL

  • September 4th – Registration: 5:30pm, Pitchers/Catchers: 5:45 – 6:30pm, Position players: 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • September 11th – Registration: 5:45pm, Game play: 6:00 – 8:30pm

Coach – Tracy Turner at tracyturner@shaw.ca


September 6 & 9, 2019 @ RIEL PARK

• Pitcher and Catcher registration at 515pm, pitchers catchers from 530pm – 600pm

Player registration at 6pm, players from 615pm – 815pm

Coach – claire Anderson at cafitness@me.com


September 5 & 10, 2019 @ RIEL PARK

    September 5th – Registration from 5:00pm – 5:30pm – Player Tryouts 5:30pm – 7:30pm – Pitcher/Catcher Evaluations 7:30pm – 8:30pm
    September 10th – Check-in by 5:45pm – Tryouts 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Jessica Dupont at Jess.dupont@hotmail.com

Rain Out Dates: September 7, 8, 13 & 14

2019 Bursary deadline Extended

The deadline for 2019 bursary applications has been extended until midnight July 18.

Bursaries are presented annually by the Winnipeg Lightning Softball Association to student-athletes. The amount of the bursary shall be determined each year based upon the level of funds available. In general, the bursary will have an approximate value of $500.00.

Download application form


Dani Klassen – U12 coach for the 2019 season.

Dani Klassen – U12 coach for the 2019 season.

Winnipeg Lightning is thrilled to announce our U12 coach for the 2019 season. Dani Klassen played for the organization from 2008-2011. She is a 3 time provincial champion played college softball in Kansas and at Dakota Wesleyan and played for Team Toba in the 2013 Canada Summer Games. We are thrilled she has chosen to come back and coach the next generation of Lightning athletes!! ⚡️

Tryout Dates Announced!

Tryout locations for U12, U14, U16 and U19 is Oak Bluff School 83 MacDonald Road, Oak Bluff, MB.

All tryout times are 5:30 pm registration and 6:00 pm start time. Please preregister your daughter with team contacts listed below. Registration form.

U12 – September 4th & 13th – Paul Fust at Paul.fust@igprivatewealth.com

U14 – September 5th & 12th – Tracy Turner at tracyturner@shaw.ca

U16 – September 7th & 10th – Claire Anderson at Cafitness@me.com

U19 – September 6th & 11th – Jessica Dupont at Jess.dupont@hotmail.com

Reice Pelletier is a hall of famer!

Winnipeg Lightning’s own Reice Pelletier is being inducted into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame in the All-Around Category

Congratulations Reice!

Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame:

Reice Pelletier began his career as a coach in 1981, coaching his daughter at Southdale Community Club in Winnipeg. By 1987 his passion for softball became evident as he went on to serve as Dakota Community Club convenor. During his eight-year tenure, Reice helped the softball program grow from six to 50 teams. In 1995 Reice became part of the women’s Lightning Softball Association and over a period of 11 years with this organization his teams qualified for eight National Championships, earning a Silver medal in 2003 and two Bronze Medals in 2000 and 2004.