Whitby Girls Softball Association

Whitby Girls Softball Association

Whitby Girls Softball Association

WGSA

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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

Saturday Winter Clinics

For many years the WGSA has offered clinics on Sunday afternoons. These have been so popular that we have expanded them to Saturday evenings as well.

The Saturday clinics are focused on Advanced Skills and Agility Training as well as a Catching clinic. Click here to download a registration form that you can fill out and bring to the clinic with you. If you intend to register, please contact Al Betts prior to coming so that a spot can be held for you.

These clinics run from February 24th to March 31st and are a great value at a cost of $65 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 2018 softball season. All clinics will take place at the The Barn - Elite Performance Center (870 Taunton Road, just east of Thornton Rd). Please act quickly as the clinics tend to fill up fast.

Squirt and Novice 4 - 5 pm
Catching, all age groups 5 - 6 pm
Bantam and Midget 6 - 7 pm

Please tell your friends about these clinics, but let them know that they are available only to players registered for the 2018 season.

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.

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.

Sunday Winter Clinics

For many years the WGSA has offered clinics on Sunday afternoons. These have been so popular that we have expanded them to Saturday evenings as well.

The Sunday afternoon clinics remain focused on Pitching and General Skills. Click here to download a registration form that you can fill out and bring to the clinic with you. If you intend to register, please contact Stacy Novack prior to coming so that a spot can be held for you.

These clinics run from February 25th to April 8th and are a great value at a cost of $40 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 2018 softball season. All clinics will take place at the Oshawa YWCA (at the corner of Simcoe St S and McGrigor Ave). 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.

Pitching 1 1 - 2 pm
Pitching 2 2 - 3 pm
General Skills (throwing, fielding hitting) 3 - 4 pm

Please tell your friends about these clinics, but let them know that they are available only to players registered for the 2018 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.

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 to take advantage of this service for the upcoming season.

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.

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.