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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2016 Receipts

ReceiptsReceipts 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

Register for 2017 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
2011 - Apr 2012 Tue
Advanced Learn to Play
2009 - 2010 Tues
Mite
2007 - 2008 Thurs
Squirt
2005 - 2006 Wed
Novice
2003 - 2004 Mon
Bantam
2001 - 2002 Wed
Midget
1993 - 2000 Thurs

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.

Click here to see the schedule 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

Please Take Our Survey

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.

2016 Playoff Schedules

Mite Squirt Novice Bantam Midget

Please Respect Posted No-Parking Signs

Please NoteUnfortunately, 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.

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.

Upcoming Registrations

  • Saturday, March 25 from Iroquois Park from 10:00 am to 2 pm
  • Saturday, April 1 at McKinney Arena from 9:00 am to noon

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

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.

Coaches, Prospective Coaches and Interested Parents

Coaching

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; Abilities Centre, Sat, May 6th 9-2)
  • 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.

Novice, Bantam, Midget Clinic - Part II

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.

Unexpected Meeting in BC

Italian Softball Team

While visiting BC last fall Ainsely R met the Italian Women's Fastball team. Asking a couple of the team members for a photo ended up in everyone volunteering! Now that's the community spirit that this sport grows.

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.

Volunteer Police Check News

Please NoteNeed 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.

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.