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RSPA Open Slo-Pitch Practice Cancelled Thursday, April 17

Updated April 16, 2014
RSPA open practice is cancelled for Thursday, April 17 because forecast temperatures are 6-7°.
Next practices are Sunday, April 13 (Easter Sunday) and Thursday, April 24.

RSPA Coed (7M-3F) League holds open practices for new players trying to get on a COED team in Mississauga-Etobicoke, Sunday mornings and Thursday nights (see below for info).
RSPA Open Practice Info
RSPA open practices start the first Sunday in April and are every Sunday morning 10:00 am to noon (weather and field conditions permitting) at Lavington Park in Etobicoke; MAP .
Sunday morning practices will be April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4 and last practice May 11.

RSPA Thursday practices are every Thursday night (weather permitting) at 6:30 pm to about 8:30 pm
at Fleetwood Park on Burnhamthorpe Road in Mississauga - MAP
Thursday practices will be Thursday, April 17, April 24 & Thursday, May 1 at Fleetwood Park.
Mike Kic
Our condolences go out to the family of Mike Kic who just passed away from cancer at the young age of 33, leaving behind a wife and daughter. Long time players of RSPA will remember Mike and Jordie from team Storm/Raging Storm. He will be missed. rose
Updated April 15, 2014


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RSPA/SPN Umpire Clinic - 2014

Wednesday, April 30 - Etobicoke


RSPA needs SPN carded umpires for recreational adult coed slo-pitch league. We will train and card. You will become a fully sanctioned SPN umpire, eligible to umpire SPN league/tournament.
Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm at Diamond Beach,- map
575 Centennial Park Blvd., Etobicoke Ontario, M9C 5M3 (Etobicoke-Mississauga border) —
Clinic cost is $100 and includes: SPN umpire card, rulebook, hat, instruction clinic and umpire test. We will guarantee umpire bookings of at least double your clinic cost (we cannot guarantee parks or nights).
RSPA is a recreational, coed league, with parks in Mississauga-Etobicoke, Monday to Friday.
Weekend tournaments are available. e-mail: accent@slopitch1.com

RSPA Slo-Pitch Tournaments

May 10-11 & June 7-8 & July 12-13 & August 16-17

Coed (6M-4F) C, D, E, F; Mens D, E

SPN National and Provincial Qualifiers!
RSPA Slo-Pitch Tournament Flyer & Entry Form
Frequently asked questions for slo-pitch tournaments

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5555 Eglinton Ave. W., Etobicoke ON M9C 5M1

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Contact: Randy Warren e-mail preferred: accent@slopitch1.com
Tel 905-840-7206 (e-mail preferred) — Fax 905-840-4189
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RSPA Open Slo-Pitch Practices/Tryouts

Updated April 13, 2014
RSPA Coed (7M-3F) League holds open practices for new players trying to get on a COED team in Mississauga-Etobicoke, Sunday mornings and Thursday nights (see below for info).
RSPA Open Practice Info
RSPA open practices start the first Sunday in April and are every Sunday morning 10:00 am to noon (weather and field conditions permitting) at Lavington Park in Etobicoke; MAP .
Sunday morning practices will be April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4 and last practice May 11.

RSPA Thursday practices are every Thursday night (weather permitting) at 6:30 pm to about 8:30 pm
at Fleetwood Park on Burnhamthorpe Road in Mississauga - MAP
Thursday practices will be Thursday, April 17, April 24 & Thursday, May 1 at Fleetwood Park.
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What's New With SPN

Even More SPN Changes for 2014!

What's New With SPN
Updated March 10, 2014
SPN Provincial Dates Revised! Masters Provincials have been moved to the first weekend, August 22-24 (Friday to Sunday). As mentioned before, the Mens Masters 40+ division has been merged with Mens Masters 35+. If you are an existing Masters 40+ team, check with SPN to find out your ranking within the new 35+ divisions.
Coed Provincials have been moved to the long weekend, August 30 to September 1 (Saturday to Monday). Good news is that the coed teams do not have to play on the Friday.

SPN Team Ranking Guidelines:
SPN has issued "SPN Team Ranking Guidelines". Basically lowered to maximum 2 higher level players per division, and "Highest Level Played" will only be the last two years.

SPN Big Changes for 2014!
  1. SPN Coed is going 6M-4F (6 male-4 female). Bat maximum 2 males in a row.
    2014 SPN Coed Provincials will be 6M-4F, but 2014 Nationals will still be 5M-5F.
    2015 SPN Coed Nationals will be 6M-4F.
  2. Coed will call balls and strikes with the use of a mat.
  3. Both the batter and the coach/manager will be ejected from the game if the batter enters the batters box with an illegal bat.
  4. No more than 4 players listed on a currently ranked A team shall play on any Masters or Seniors Competitive team.
  5. Starting 2015 Nationals, SPN will offer Coed divisions with both just the 12" ball and combination 11"/12" ball (11" ball for female batters and 12" ball for male batters).
  6. Mens Masters 40+ division will be merged with the new Mens Masters 35+ divisions. New divisions will be Mens 35+A/B, Mens 35+C, Mens 35+D, Mens 35+E.
  7. SPN 2015 Nationals for Mens C, Mens D, Mens 35 A/B , Mens 35 D, Womens B, Womens C, Coed A/B, Coed C, Coed E will be in Niagara Falls.
  8. SPN introduced a new Code of Conduct. - SPN Code of Conduct
Further clarifications that were not posted on the SPN web site.
  1. Coed in Ontario only, including the Coed Provincials, will still use the 175 foot rule.
    RSPA Coed Slo-Pitch League will NOT use the 175 foot rule.
  2. CSPL Coed will switch to 6M-4F and will use the mat for balls and strikes.
I will post more info when it becomes available. SPN 2014 Rulebook
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RSPA Recreational Slo-Pitch Association
is a non-profit, recreational, coed (7M-3F) slo-pitch league for adults (16+/18+) in the Mississauga and west Toronto/Etobicoke area. RSPA is in its 31st year and is the largest coed league in the GTA with 168 teams in 22 divisions for 2013 and ALL the teams make the playoffs! RSPA offers the most coed divisions of any league, with divisions in "Comp", several different levels of "E", Coed "F" and a "Corporate/Fun" division for corporate teams. We are SPN affiliated, fully insured and use SPN carded umpires. A great league, with lots of other activites — Volleyball Night; All-Star Night with home run, base running and other contests and FREE barbecue, plus Poker Night, Euchre Night and the BEST banquet in town!
Looking for new teams and new players for 2014! - - www.slopitch1.com/rspa/

RSPA Slo-Pitch Tournaments

May 10-11 & June 7-8 &
July 12-13 & August 16-17
Coed 6M-4F C, D, E, F; Mens D, E

SPN/Molson Slo-Pitch
National & Provincial Qualifiers
Tournament Flyer & Entry Form
Tournament Web Site
Map of all Slo-Pitch Parks and Diamonds
Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Hamilton, Scarborough, Markham, Niagara Falls, Ajax, Oshawa, Pickering, Georgetown, Tottenham, etc.
GTA Park Maps
Updated March 6, 2014
What's New With SPN
Big changes for 2014
Coed goes 6M-4F
NEW SPN Provincial dates
2014/2015 National Championships
Can-Am Masters tournament
SPN Ontario 175 foot rule.
What's New With SPN
Updated March 10, 2014
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5555 Eglinton Avenue West,
Etobicoke ON M9C 5M1
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Official Slo-Pitch National web site.
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