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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Novice, Bantam, Midget Skills Clinic

WGSA is proud to offer, thanks to our dedicated Select Convenor - Al Betts, a SKILLS clinic for Novice, Bantam and Midget girls starting Saturday January 21st from 7 to 8 pm. This clinic will run for 6 consecutive Saturdays up to and including February 25th.

The skills clinic will be held at THE BARN. The Barn is located on Taunton Rd near Thorton Ave. (The old Home Hardware store). Parking is located on the eastern part of the property, and to enter the building go to the nearest entrance from the parking lot.

The exact cost of the clinic will depend on the number of players involved. (Cost for the clinic should range from $50 to $80 for the 6 weeks, used to pay for the gym rental). We would prefer payment by cheque (made out to the WGSA) to make tracking easier. Please let Al know if this will be a problem. Also, if you haven't yet either registered in-person or online, please bring a completed registration form to the first day of the clinic.

For the skills clinic, players should bring running shoes and a glove as well as water to drink as required. If you have any questions, please call Al at 905-571-3115 or email.

Please Take Our Survey

WGSA's junior board is currently conducting a 2016 end of season player survey. This is your opportunity to tell us how you enjoyed last season as well as let us know your ideas for improving the WGSA before we start the 2017 season. Please take part in our survey for year-end feedback! Please ensure every question is answered to be entered into our draw to win a prize!

Survey link is : bit.do/wgsa thru survey monkey.

Register for 2017 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. All games from LTP to Novice start at 6:30pm. Bantam and Midget games start at 7:00pm and 9:00pm.


Division

Birth Year
Game
Night
Learn to Play
2011 - Apr 2012 Tue
Advanced Learn to Play
2009 - 2010 Tues
Mite
2007 - 2008 Thurs
Squirt
2005 - 2006 Wed
Novice
2003 - 2004 Mon
Bantam
2001 - 2002 Wed
Midget
1993 - 2000 Thurs

2016 Playoff Schedules

Mite Squirt Novice Bantam Midget

Please Respect Posted No-Parking Signs

Please NoteUnfortunately, some of the diamonds that we play at, notably West Lynde and Tom Edwards, have very limited parking. Sometimes this means that parents must park around the corner from a diamond and walk back to it. Please do this if you must. Respecting the posted no-parking signs and ensuring that you are parking legally is for the safety of everyone.

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.

Volunteer Police Check News

Please NoteNeed a Police Record Check? Effective June 21, 2016 The Durham Regional Police Services, Police Record Check processing and finger print scanning unit has moved to the 3rd floor, 605 Rossland Road East, 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.

Upcoming Registrations

  • Saturday, February 4 at Brooklin Library from 10:00am to noon
  • Monday, February 20 at Iroquois Park from 10:00 am to noon
  • Saturday, March 4 at Whitby Recreation Centre from 10:00 am to noon
  • Saturday, March 25 from Iroquois Park from 10:00 am to 2 pm
  • Tuesday, March 7 at McKinney Arena from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 1 at McKinney Arena from 9:00 am to noon

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 association 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, 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

Winter Clinics

Once again the WGSA -- through the organizational and instructional skills of our president, Stacy Novack and Select convenor, Al Betts -- 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 six-week clinics are a great value at a cost of $40 per girl per session, (except for the two-week Catching Clinics which are $15 per girl per session) to cover the cost of the gym rental.

Please note that these clinics are only open to those girls who have registered for the 2017 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 15th. 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 Jan 15 - Feb 19
Session 2 2 - 3 pm Jan 15 - Feb 19
Session 3 1 - 2 pm Feb 26 - Apr 2
Session 4 2 - 3 pm Feb 26 - Apr 2

Catching Clinics (Must have 6 players per session to run.)

Session 1 Noon - 1 pm Feb 5 - Feb 12 (2 weeks)
Session 2 Noon - 1 pm Mar 19 - Mar 26 (2 weeks)

General Skills Clinics (proper throwing, fielding, hitting)

Session 1 3 - 4 pm Jan 15 - Feb 19 Ages 7 - 9
Session 2 4 - 5 pm Jan 15 - Feb 19 Ages 10 - 11

Advanced Skills Clinics

Session 1 3 - 4 pm Feb 26 - Apr 2 Ages 9 - 12
Session 2 4 - 5 pm Feb 26 - Apr 2 Ages 13 - 16

Please tell your friends about these clinics, but let them know that they are available only to players registered for the 2017 season.

WGSA Hallowe'en Night

Halloween

The WGSA hosted our inaugural Halloween Party at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library on Saturday, October 29th. Over 50 players (many in Halloween costumes), along with parents and siblings attended the event. Based on the smiles seen, everyone had a terrific time.

Thanks to the WGSA Junior Board for organizing the event - Erin, Alica, Emma, Bryanna, Jenna, Cambrie, Sydney, Abby and Sarah... and to Paul Tobin and Stacy Novack!

Next up... WGSA's participation in the Town of Whitby Santa Claus parade. Please join us for that event as well!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

The WGSA is committed to continue making softball affordable for all interested girls living in Whitby. Towards that goal, the WGSA partners with local businesses and organizations in the community with the intent to keep registration fees as low as possible. As you might imagine, the WGSA is always looking for new sponsors. The cost of sponsoring one house-league team for the season is currently $325, which pays for team jerseys with the sponsor's name and logo crested on them. If you are aware of any local business or organization who might be willing to participate, please send a note to Stacy Novack.

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.