Receipts for the 2016 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
WGSA is proud to offer, thanks to our dedicated Select Convenor - Al Betts, the SECOND instalment of a skills clinic for Novice, Bantam and Midget girls starting Saturday March 4th from 7 to 8 pm. This clinic will run for on consecutive Saturdays up to and including April 8th. This second instalment is being offered to address of the waiting list for our very popular Sunday clinics.
The skills clinic will be held at THE BARN. The Barn is located on Taunton Rd near Thorton Ave. (The old Home Hardware store). Parking is located on the eastern part of the property, and to enter the building go to the nearest entrance from the parking lot.
The exact cost of the clinic will depend on the number of players involved. (Cost for the clinic should range from $50 to $80 for the session, used to pay for the gym rental). We would prefer payment by cheque (made out to the WGSA) to make tracking easier. Please let Al know if this will be a problem. Also, if you haven't yet either registered in-person or online, please bring a completed registration form to the first day of the clinic.
For the skills clinic, players should bring running shoes and a glove as well as water to drink as required. If you have any questions, please call Al at 905-571-3115 or email.
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.
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.
Learn to Play
|2011 - Apr 2012||Tue|
Advanced Learn to Play
|2009 - 2010||Tues|
|2007 - 2008||Thurs|
|2005 - 2006||Wed|
|2003 - 2004||Mon|
|2001 - 2002||Wed|
|1993 - 2000||Thurs|
Unfortunately, some of the diamonds that we play at, notably West Lynde and Tom Edwards, have very limited parking. Sometimes this means that parents must park around the corner from a diamond and walk back to it. Please do this if you must. Respecting the posted no-parking signs and ensuring that you are parking legally is for the safety of everyone.
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.
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.
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.
- Saturday, March 4 at Whitby Recreation Centre from 10:00 am to noon
- Saturday, March 25 from Iroquois Park from 10:00 am to 2 pm
- Tuesday, March 7 at McKinney Arena from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
- Saturday, April 1 at McKinney Arena from 9:00 am to noon
Your WGSA Coaches Development Committee welcomes you; all of our Parents, Coaches and Assistant Coaches, to our Lightning 2017 Softball Season. Parent Volunteers are always essential to helping our girl players have a successful season of play.
Our main goal is for our players to have fun as they develop their individual athletic and team skills through team practices and friendly competition. To achieve this goal we need Parent Volunteers to participate as coaches, team managers, scorekeepers, batting cage and practice helpers, refreshment providers, and team cheerleaders.
Coaches Development has programs and information available for every parent including:
- Coaching Manuals (New for Mite and Squirt this year)
- Library of Skill and Drill Templates, Practice Plans, and Team Cheers
- Pre-Season Coaching Clinic (Open to all Coaches and Parents)
- Year End Appreciation Event (Coaches and invited Parents)
Parents, please show your support by jumping into coaching, team management and other team supporting roles. Your daughter(s) are counting on you!!!
Please email Ron Kurtz for more information.
Whitby 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.
Once again the WGSA -- through the organizational and instructional skills of our president, Stacy Novack and Select convenor, Al Betts -- is pleased to offer to our members the opportunity to hone your softball skills through a number of clinics over the course of the winter. These six-week clinics are a great value at a cost of $40 per girl per session, (except for the two-week Catching Clinics which are $15 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 2017 softball season. All clinics will take place at the Oshawa YWCA (at the corner of Simcoe St S and McGrigor Ave) on Sundays. The first clinics begin on Sunday, January 15th. 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, especially the pitching clinics.
|Session 1||1 - 2 pm||Jan 15 - Feb 19|
|Session 2||2 - 3 pm||Jan 15 - Feb 19|
|Session 3||1 - 2 pm||Feb 26 - Apr 2|
|Session 4||2 - 3 pm||Feb 26 - Apr 2|
Catching Clinics (Must have 6 players per session to run.)
|Session 1||Noon - 1 pm||Feb 5 - Feb 12 (2 weeks)|
|Session 2||Noon - 1 pm||Mar 19 - Mar 26 (2 weeks)|
General Skills Clinics (proper throwing, fielding, hitting)
|Session 1||3 - 4 pm||Jan 15 - Feb 19||Ages 7 - 9|
|Session 2||4 - 5 pm||Jan 15 - Feb 19||Ages 10 - 11|
Advanced Skills Clinics
|Session 1||3 - 4 pm||Feb 26 - Apr 2||Ages 9 - 12|
|Session 2||4 - 5 pm||Feb 26 - Apr 2||Ages 13 - 16|
Please tell your friends about these clinics, but let them know that they are available only to players registered for the 2017 season.
The WGSA is committed to continue making softball affordable for all interested girls living in Whitby. Towards that goal, the WGSA partners with local businesses and organizations in the community with the intent to keep registration fees as low as possible. As you might imagine, the WGSA is always looking for new sponsors. The cost of sponsoring one house-league team for the season is currently $325, which pays for team jerseys with the sponsor's name and logo crested on them. If you are aware of any local business or organization who might be willing to participate, please send a note to Stacy Novack.
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.