On Saturday, September 24, 2016 many WGSA members and families will be attending a Blue Jays game to see them challenge the New York Yankees. Unfortunately, all tickets that we have booked for this day have been sold. 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.
If you have puchased tickets already, please keep an eye here on the website as information about ticket distribution will be posted soon.
Please contact Rob Mackay if you have any questions.
The Mite Select team played an outstanding tournament Saturday, July 9th in Vaughan. With only two weeks of practice and for all players their first softball tournament, the girls played extremely well. In a thrilling first game against Erindale the Whitby girls pulled off a 14-13 win. The second game against Unionville was equally as nail biting, but a tough first inning proved to be the game clincher. In the third and final game against Vaughan the girls saw some excellent pitching, but that didn't discourage the Whitby Lightning. With excellent hitting from Gillian, Isabelle and Sarah, awesome pitching from Eliana, Ryley, and Victoria, outstanding catching from Mikayla and Kayden and speedy base running from Hanna, Ella and Sydney, Whitby will sure be the team to beat next week in Erindale.
Our Skills Day on Saturday was once again a big success. The heat and humidity got to just about everyone, but it didn't seem to detract from the fun that everyone was having.
Click here to see the results by team and individual.
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.
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.
On July 9th both Bantam Select teams, Bantam Blue and Bantam White, took part in Brampton's tournament. Each team only lost one game during the day. Bantam Blue's loss came to Etobicoke during pool play, placing them in the Consolation game against Barrie. Bantam Blue won this game is a nail-biter right down to an out against Barrie at home plate, earning them the Bronze medal.
Bantam White was undefeated during pool play which earned them a spot in the Championship game against Etobicoke. Once again Etobicoke proved to be a strong opponent in a hard-fought game and Bantam White's only loss earned resulted in a Silver medal.
Congratulations to both teams.
Congratulations to the Midget Select team who went undefeated beating Topham Park 1-0 in the Gold Medal Game on Saturday July 2nd to win the Whitby Midget Select tournament.
Need 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.
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."
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.