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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Countdown to GameDay!!

 
Weather permitting, all divisions will start in the week beginning with
Monday, May 9th.
Start warming up now.

I've Registered, Now What?

QuestionThe next person you will hear from will be your child's coach. We are expecting that our season will begin during the second week of May, assuming that everything goes well, including diamond conditions. You can expect a call from your coach after the first weekend of May to give all of the season details and outline expectations.

If you are curious before then, log on to your parent account on the website and check out your information page. Information such as teams may show up there around the beginning of May before your coach has a chance to call.

For now, oil up your glove, warm up your pitching arm and think warm thoughts.

Click here to go to the Useful Info page and see other things to consider.

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.

Please note that the tryout schedule has been revised. No tryouts will be conducted during the week of April 11th.

Click here to see the revisedschedule 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

Fairy Godmother's Closet

Fairy Godmother's Closet

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.

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

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.

Interested in Mite Select Softball?

Are you interested in playing on the Mite select team? We are looking for players born in years 2006 or 2007.

If you are interested in trying out, Please contact Al Betts or Chris Leeder.

We will be holding a practice on Thursday May 5th at Ash Park from 6pm - 8 pm. Come on out and try out.

Whitby Girls Softball Association has a history of fielding some of the most competitive Mite Select Teams in the GTA and this year will be no different. All of our Mite House League players should consider trying out to play for the Select Team.

The Select Program provides players from the House League Program to gain additional playing and tournament opportunities at an advanced level. The program provides selected players with additional practice time, training drills and skills development beyond the scope of the House League program which will benefit each player in reaching their potential.

The Mite Select Team will have one additional practice per week along with one additional batting cage practice every other week. The team will participate in 3-4 one day Select Tournaments throughout the GTA from June to mid-August and will participate in the two day Provincial Championships in late August.

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.

Please note that the Bantam and Midget divisions are now full. If you would like your name put on the waiting list, please contact our registrar, Margie Skanes

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

WGSA Day at the Blue Jays Game

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 WGSA members and families are invited out to a Blue Jays game. We have bought a block of tickets in the 200 level and are making them available to members. Ticket prices are $31 for adults and $18 for children 14 and under.

The Blue Jays will be playing the New York Yankees. This day will be a Jr Jays day and there will be lots of fun activities outside of the Rogers Centre, beginning at 11:00am. After the game children ages 14 and under can run the bases.

Please contact Rob Mackay to reserve some seats.

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.