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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the WGSA to promote, foster and encourage growth and development of the game of softball for girls, to teach the qualities of good sportsmanship and fair play through active competition and enjoyment, and to maintain an association that will provide membership for individuals in the town of Whitby.

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Select Tryouts

Lightning LogoWhitby Girls Softball Association has been fielding very competitive Select Teams in all divisions for a number of years and the upcoming season will be no different. Select softball is a program where teams representing their league play against teams from other towns. The games are on weekends with extra practices, travelling and expenses being involved.

All registered House League players from Mite to Midget are invited and urged to try out for a Select Team in their age group. It is a great way to play some competitive ball, meet teams from others areas surrounding the GTA and, most importantly, have FUN.

Click here to see the schedule of tryouts (updated April 18th), all of which will take place at Ash Park.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Select program, especially if you have not indicated an interest in Select on your registration form, please contact Al Betts or Chris Leeder

Register for 2014 Season

RegisterClick here to register online for the upcoming season. You must be registered in order to be eligible for the Winter Clinics.

If you would prefer to register by cheque, click here to download a registration form. You may mail it and the appropriate payment to the address on the form or drop it off at the WGSA mailbox at Iroquois Park.

Please note that a late fee of $15 now applies.

The chart below shows the game nights that each division plays.


Birth Year
Learn to Play
2008 - Apr 2009 Tue
Advanced Learn to Play
2006 - 2007 Tues
2004 -2005 Thurs
2002 -2003 Wed
2000 -2001 Mon
1998 -1999 Wed
1990 -1997 Thurs

Congratulations to Select Coaches

ApplicationCongratulations to the following coaches who have been chosen for the WGSA Select teams:

  • Mite
  • Lesley Pipher
  • Squirt
  • Al Betts
  • Novice
  • Dave Williamson
  • Bantam
  • Andy Parnham
  • Midget
  • Chris Leeder

Learn to Coach

CoachWhitby Girls Softball Association will be hosting a coaching clinic taught by a Softball Ontario Learning Facilitator who will instruct registrants with the Learn to Coach cirriculum. Registrants will receive a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) number and accreditation. A light lunch will be included.

This clinic is open to anyone from any organization interested in learning the basics of coaching, but those who attend from WGSA, and then go on to coach this season, will be eligible for a subsidy of $50 from the Association.

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Where: Abilities Centre, 55 Gordon Street, Whitby

Fee: $110 per registrant.

To register, or for more information, please e-mail Andy Roddau or phone at 905-995-2639 (cell).

Whitby Lightning Clothing

ClothingOnce again WGSA has partnered with Roy's Enterprise to offer our logo-emblazoned clothing online!

Does your child have a birthday coming up? Order some logowear. Would mom and dad like to show support for their daughter? Order some logowear. Click here to go to the clothing order form website.

If you would like to try on the clothing for sizing purposes please visit Roy's store at 1609 McEwen Dr in Whitby.

Code of Conduct

Code of ConductThe WGSA has offered girls the opportunity to compete, improve skills, improve fitness and, most importantly, have fun, for over thirty years. In that time we have been proud of the skill level of our coaches and players evidenced by our consistently high results in Select Tournaments and by the level of play in our house league program.

As an organization we continually strive to offer our membership more value for their dollar and will continue to strive to improve ourselves. One step forward in this ongoing process may be found in this year's players packages, which will be distributed by coaches: a new Code of Conduct for players and parents. These go along with the Codes of Conduct that are being signed for the first time by coaches and umpires of WGSA. As you read these you will unlikely find anything new or revolutionary. They are simply a formal statement of everyone's commitment to the same ideals: fairness, tolerance, respect and fun. By stating everyone's intent up front, we will all maintain our commitment to these worthy goals.

2013 Receipts

ReceiptsAn email has been sent out to everyone registered in 2013 and those registered so far in 2014 with instructions for accessing the receipts for the 2013 season. Some of these emails where returned as undeliverable.

Basically, this notice simply gave instructions on how to obtain your 2013 receipt. First you log on using the boxes to the right. (For all WGSA members, your username is your name -- parent's name -- as provided to us on your child's registration form, in the format FIRST NAME SPACE LAST NAME.) If you don't know your password, type in your username, click the checkbox that says "Email me my password" and then click on the button. This will create another random password and email it to the address that we have on file for you. You can then use this password to log in.

Once you have logged on the receipt can be found at the bottom of the page. If you do not have success with this process, please contact our webmaster, Anthony Skanes

Dress for Success - Example 2

Dress for Success

WGSA Umbrellas

UmbrellaThis has been a very interesting season in terms of weather. We have had rainy weather and (almost) unbearably hot weather, with little in between. What's the solution? A WGSA umbrella, large enough to keep you and your loved ones sheltered from both the rain and the sun.

If you would like to purchase one of these stylish, logo-emblazoned umbrellas for a mere $25 dollars and show your association spirit, please contact Jane Silver.

Long Term Player Development

Long Term Play Development

WGSA has long been concerned with the physical fitness of our community and has been committed to providing fitness opportunities for girls from ages 5 - 24. Within the last few years Canada, through its participation with sports organizations, has also become committed to formalizing this ideal. Click on the picture above to see what is happening in this area.