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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Calling All Select Coaches

If you would like to apply to be a coach for one of our Select teams, please download the form below and contact Al Betts, our Select Convenor.

Select Coaching ApplicationWGSA 2016 Select Coaching Application

All Coaching applications are due by February 7, 2016.

2015 Receipts

ReceiptsReceipts for the 2015 softball season are now available online. Simply log on to your account using the Logon tab above and you will find the receipt towards the bottom of the logon page presented.

To log on to your account, enter your username and password. Your username is generally your First Name, Space, Last Name. If you cannot remember your password and/or username, you can have these emailed to you on the Logon page.

If you have attempted this process with no success, please contact our webmaster, Anthony Skanes

Register for 2016 Season

RegisterClick here to register online for the upcoming season.

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.

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


Division

Birth Year
Game
Night
Learn to Play
2010 - Apr 2011 Tue
Advanced Learn to Play
2008 - 2009 Tues
Mite
2006 - 2007 Thurs
Squirt
2004 - 2005 Wed
Novice
2002 - 2003 Mon
Bantam
2000 - 2001 Wed
Midget
1992 - 1999 Thurs

Winter Clinics

Once again the WGSA -- through the organizational and instructional skills of our president, Stacy Novack, Select convenor, Al Betts, and Board member, Andy Roddau -- is pleased to offer to our members the opportunity to hone your softball skills through a number of clinics over the course of the winter. These are a great value: $15 for the two-week clinics, $35 for the five-week clinics and $40 for the six-week clinics to cover the cost of the gym rental.

Please note that these clinics are only open to those girls who have registered for the 2016 softball season. All clinics will take place at the Oshawa YWCA (at the corner of Simcoe St S and McGrigor Ave) on Sundays. The first clinics begin on Sunday, January 10th. Players can attend one or many sessions. Please note that we may adjust the clinics depending upon the demand we see in the next couple of weeks -- particularly based upon the interest by age groups. Please act quickly as the clinics tend to fill up fast, especially the pitching clinics.

Pitching Clinics

Session 1 1 - 2 pm 5 weeks, Jan 10 - Feb 7
Session 2 2 - 3 pm 5 weeks, Jan 10 - Feb 7
Session 3 1 - 2 pm 6 weeks, Feb 21 - Mar 27
Session 4 2 - 3 pm 6 weeks, Feb 21 - Mar 27

Catching Clinics - for the catching position (Must have 6 players per session to run.)

Session 1 Noon - 1 pm 2 weeks, Feb 21 and Feb 28
Session 2 Noon - 1 pm 2 weeks, Mar 20 and Mar 27

General Skills Clinics (proper throwing, fielding, hitting)

Session 1 3 - 4 pm 5 weeks, Jan 10 - Feb 7 Ages 7 - 9
Session 2 4 - 5 pm 5 weeks, Jan 10 - Feb 7 Ages 10 - 11
Session 3 3 - 4 pm 6 weeks, Feb 21 - Mar 27 Ages 7 - 11

Conditioning and Advanced Skills Clinics

Session 1 4 - 5 pm 6 weeks, Feb 21 - Mar 27 Ages 11 and older

Please tell your friends about these clinics, but let them know that they are available only to players registered for the 2016 season.

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.

Alsie Jack

Alsie Jack

The WGSA is sad to inform our players and parents of the passing of Alsie Jack and our sincere condolences go out to Alsie's family and many friends.

Beyond his on-field umpiring duties, Alsie was an executive in the Durham Region Umpires Membership (DRUM), as well being the Fast Pitch Zone 8 Umpire-in-Chief for Softball Ontario. While the WGSA benefitted directly from his umpiring, even more important was Alsie's influence in helping to train and evaluate our junior umpires over the years. He was a great supporter of the WGSA and of the sport of softball in general.

His passion, commitment, and ever-present smile will be missed by all of us. Rest in peace, Alsie.

Upcoming Registrations

  • Saturday January 23rd, 10:00a to 12:00 at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library
  • Saturday February 20th, 10:00a to 12:00 at the Whitby Rec Centre
  • Monday February 29th, 6:00p to 8:00 at Mckinney Arena
  • Saturday March 5th, 9:00a to 12:00 at Iroquois Park
  • Tuesday March 8th, 6:00p to 8:00 at Mckinney Arena
  • Saturday March 19th, 10:00a to 2:00 at Iroquois Park
  • Saturday March 26th, 9:00a to 12:00 AT Iroquois Park
  • Saturday April 2nd, 9:00a to 12:00 at Mckinney Arena

Share Your Memories of WGSA

Thousands of people have participated in WGSA over the past forty years - players, parents, coaches, executive members. All of them have fond memories from that time. What are your favourite memories of WGSA? Who has the oldest memory to share? Tweet your memory with the hashtag "irememberwgsa" to have it appear below.


Erin McLean: "I remember the first time I hit into the swamp area at Iroquois park playing on the back diamond and feeling like I was in the major leagues!"
Erin McLean: "I remember when the batting cages were installed down at Iroquois and realizing I had a long way to go because they were SO FAST!"
Erin McLean: "I remember heading to Dairy Queen after every game with my parents because we could always find something to celebrate."

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.

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.