Whitby Girls Softball Association

Whitby Girls Softball Association

Whitby Girls Softball Association

WGSA

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Looking for Select Coaches

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

All Coaching applications are due by January 31, 2018.

Register for 2018 Season

RegisterWGSA is a great place for girls to have fun and learn some valuable skills. Our season runs from mid-May to mid-August, during which time the players make new friendships and renew old ones. They look forward to this from year to year and can't wait to hit the diamond each season. Click 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
2012 - Apr 2013 Tue
Advanced Learn to Play
2010 - 2011 Tues
Mite
2008 - 2009 Thurs
Squirt
2006 - 2007 Wed
Novice
2004 - 2005 Mon
Bantam
2002 - 2003 Wed
Midget
1994 - 2001 Thurs

A Successful WGSA Hallowe'en Night

HalloweenThank you to the WGSA Junior Board and all of the volunteers who helped out at WGSA's Hallowe'en Night at the Brooklin Library and Community Centre.

The participants were almost double those from last year and the parents taking advantage of the early registration and clinic sign-up were very patient as the line ups were longer than expected.

The costumed children had a lot of fun, as did the volunteers. We look forward to getting together for our next event, the Whitby Santa Claus parade.

Please Respect Posted No-Parking Signs

Please NoteUnfortunately, 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.

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.

Fall Clinics

The Fall Clinics for pitching, catching and advanced skills are now full. Thank you to everyone who signed up.

We will be having a registration process for the Winter Clinics during our Winter Skate in December. Keep an eye on this website for further details. Alternatively you may contact Stacy Novack or Al Betts to book a spot for these Winter Clinics.

Santa Arrives in Whitby on Saturday, December 2nd

Santa Claus Parade

We hope everyone who attended our second WGSA Halloween event had as much fun as the Junior board did in planning it! But now it's on to our next WGSA special event-the Whitby Santa Claus parade!

Though it is hard to believe, it is time to starting thinking about Christmas and what better way than to join your fellow WGSA members in the annual JCI Whitby Santa Claus parade! If you can join us that would be super! This is a great opportunity to kick-start the Christmas season and re-connect with both "new and old" friends from your 2017 ball team.

The 2017 JCI Whitby Santa Claus Parade will take place on Saturday December 2nd with the theme "Candy Cane Christmas". Please mark your calendar and join us in this unique community event that inspires delight and wonder for the young and the young at heart. We want to get as many WGSA members out as possible showing off our great "Whitby Lightning Spirit"! We need lots of WGSA members to help us hand out 8000 candy canes, especially considering this year's theme!!

The parade will start 10:00 am at corner of Brock Street and Manning Road. It then heads south on Brock and finishes at Rotary Park. The finish time will be approx. 11:30-12:00, depending upon the number of floats and how fast we move! The dispersal and pick up location for the WGSA participants will be in the general vicinity of Rotary Park, close to the gazebo.

Our meeting place for anyone wishing to join us will be at the intersection of Bassett Blvd and Garden streets in Whitby - behind the Durham region headquarters building off Garden. Please enter from Garden, as Manning will be closed in both directions from Brock to Garden. We will walk from there to our actual float location somewhere on north side of Manning. We will have a WGSA banner on display to make it easy for you to spot us! Parents and siblings are also very welcome to walk with the players. Please dress appropriately for the weather as we sometimes stand around for quite some time before the floats actually start moving. We suggest arriving between 9:30 and 10:00am, as we need to be at our designated float location for 10 am.

For those wishing to participate, please send an email to Paul Tobin. If you would like more parade details please visit www.whitbysantaclausparade.ca. Any high school students who want to participate and help us monitor the younger players, community service hours are available. Just bring your forms and a WGSA director will sign off!

We hope you enjoyed last year in WGSA and we hope to see you all again next year back on the diamonds as well as in December in the Parade!

Paul Tobin, Director, WGSA.

WGSA Text Messaging About Rainouts

Did you know that the WGSA has a text messaging service used to inform parents when rainouts occur? With all of the rain that we have had this season, many people have found this service to be extremely useful.

If you would like to benefit from this service, log onto your WGSA account and edit your profile to add a cell phone number. The text messages are automatically sent to anyone who has recorded their cell phone number. (Don't worry if you don't remember how to log on. Go to the log on page and you will see instructions for finding your username and having your password emailed to you.

On the other hand, if you have been receiving these messages, but would rather opt out, simply log on and delete your cell phone number.

Please DO NOT reply to these text messages. The service is automated and the phone number is not monitored for incoming messages.

Hopefully, we won't need this service for the rest of a sun-shining season.

Volunteer Police Check News

Please NoteNeed a Police Record Check? The Durham Regional Police Services, Police Record Check processing and finger print scanning unit is on the 3rd floor, 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby.

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.