WGSA Hallowe'en Night
With the help of our WGSA Junior Board, we are happy to invite players to our 2nd annual "WGSA Halloween Night", taking place on Saturday, October 28th. The event will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the gymnasium at the Brooklin Library and Community Centre. This is a free event put on by our Junior Board, and will give players a chance to enjoy Halloween while reconnecting with teammates and friends after the past season. There will be a number of Halloween - Softball related activities for players to enjoy, along with some treats for those attending. Costumes are not mandatory, but if your daughter wishes to dress up then please do (no masks, though)! If your daughter would like to attend, please send a note to Paul Tobin, to help us with our planning.
During the evening of the WGSA Halloween Night, we'll also have a table set up for player registration, in case you wish to sign up your daughter early for 2018. And why would you want to sign up early? Once reason is that players who register early will qualify for participation in our winter skills clinics - pitching and general/advanced skills. These clinics will start in early January 2018 and only those girls who have pre-registered for 2018 are eligible to participate. For more information on registration or winter clinics, please send a note to our president, Stacy Novack.
Please Respect Posted No-Parking Signs
Unfortunately, some of the diamonds that we play at, notably Ash Park, West Lynde and Tom Edwards, have very limited parking. Sometimes this means that parents must park around the corner from a diamond, in a legal spot, and walk back to it. Please do this if you must. If you park in a court, like near Ash Park, you can't park in the center of the court. Respecting the posted no-parking signs and ensuring that you are parking legally is for the safety of everyone and helps us keep a positive reputation within our community (not to mention avoiding parking tickets).
Some of the most common parking infractions include:
- Parking in a signed no parking or no stopping area
- Parking within 1m of a driveway or laneway
- Parking within 10m of an intersection
- Parking within 3m of a fire hydrant
- Parking on the street for more than 3 hours
- Parking in a fire route
- Interfering with road maintenance
Click here to view the Town's guide for responsible parking.
Squirt Blue Wins Bronze in Etobicoke
What started off with an innocent 8 am call to warm up for the first game, ended at 10 pm in the 9th inning of a 2.5 hour game!
We started off with a 5-2 victory over Milton, took out Topham Park 10-4 then took out Topham Park again 15-6 to finish the round robin 3-0.
Due to run differential, we ended up with the wild card spot. We had to play Etobicoke to determine who plays for gold. The last time we played them this year, Etobicoke won 8-0. We got an early 2-0 lead in the 3rd before Etobicoke clawed back to tie it in the 6th. The game went 7 innings where Etobicoke won 4-2.
The Battle for Bronze started just after 7:30. This is our 3rd game back to back. The girls were exhausted. We went from 13 players down to 10 due to injuries during the game against Etobicoke. Richmond Hill got off with a 4-2 start in the 1st and added another run to make it 5-2 in the second. The girls didn't give up and battled back. By the end of the 4th it was tied 6-6.
We took Bronze with a 3 run 9th to win 11-9, winning with the International Tie breaking rules in place. In total, we played 32 innings of softball over 5 games. Out of those 32 innings, Alison Williamson pitched 28 of them, teamed up with Ceileigh “Wheels” S behind the plate. Aly won the MVP, but Ceileigh is also deserving of an equal share of credit behind the Etobicoke Marathon.
Everyone - Dani, Dani, Mick, Mac, Sam, Kendra, Lauryne, Eliana, Rachel, Phoebe and Jessica - deserve an MVP award. Everyone played their heart out. Everyone contributed during the day to make it as far as we did.
We ended this tournament with a 4-1 record. The coaching staff and parents couldn't be more proud of Whitby Squirt Blue! GO WHITBY!
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.
Code of Conduct
The 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.