Updated March 30, 2020 RSPA slo-pitch logo
RSPA Recreational Slo-Pitch is a recreational, coed (7M-3F) slo-pitch league for adults in the Mississauga, west Toronto-Etobicoke area. RSPA is the largest coed league in the GTA with 180 teams in 26 divisions for 2019 and ALL the teams make the playoffs! RSPA offers the most coed divisions of any league, with divisions in SPN Coed C/D level, with several different levels of Coed "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, throwing and other contests and FREE barbecue, and the BEST banquet in town! -- www.slopitch1.com/rspa/ -- Looking for new teams and new players for the 2020 season!
Updated March 28, 2020

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RSPA COVID-19 UPDATE - March 28, 2020

The first thing is that the Covid-19 virus is bigger and more extensive than we could ever imagine.
The second and most important thing is BE SAFE for yourself and the people around you.
It is apparent now that the start of the slo-pitch season (which is minor compared to the pandemic we are facing) will definitely be delayed. However, we have to believe that at some point we will be allowed to congregate, we will be allowed to participate, and we will be allowed to get on with our lives. But we must face the fact that our lives will be different from this point forward. So many people will be facing uncertain times with a different if not bleak financial situation. So many jobs, so many companies, so many dreams will need to be reimagined. But then again, that is a reason that we will need slo-pitch.

FIRST PRIORITY: Our first priority is the safety of all the league members. Our next priority is the continued success of the league.
LEAGUE FEES: We will try to reduce league fees as much as possible and offer delayed payments in order to ease the financial burden on the team reps and the players. I know that many teams will lose players due to financial constraints. And I know that many company sponsored teams will lose their sponsorship and I would like to work with them to see their continued registration.
FIRST RSPA LEAGUE MEETING FOR TEAM REPS:
The first RSPA league meeting will be scheduled for a Tuesday night sometime in May (hopefully and not too optimistically).
The second and final RSPA meeting will be scheduled a week later on the following Tuesday night, with the season schedule starting the next night on the Wednesday night.
Both meetings will be drop-in style, anytime from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at The Irish Shebeen Pub, 5555 Eglinton Ave. W., Etobicoke.
If the virus is still active, we will take every precaution to limit possible exposure. It will be more important than ever to support not only our sponsor Irish Shebeen, but all local businesses and businesses that support and sponsor RSPA league.
RSPA SEASON: Please do not ask questions about lost games and making up lost games. We will look at all the options to offer as many games as possible - extending the season, more double-headers, more Friday make-up games, Monday long weekend games for Monday teams, etc.
RSPA OPEN PRACTICES FOR NEW PLAYERS:
Decisions for RSPA open practices will be made at a later date, and may be made on a week-to-week basis.
RSPA/SPN UMPIRE CLINIC: All SPN umpire clinics have been cancelled and the RSPA/SPN umpire clinic will be rescheduled to a later date, tentatively a Wednesday night in May at Diamond Beach. RSPA needs SPN carded umpires for recreational coed slo-pitch league. We will train and card. You will be eligible to umpire any SPN league or tournament. RSPA pays: $45 single game; $70/$80 double-header; $100 3-gamer 6:30-11:00 pm. Get out get some exercise, have some fun and earn some extra cash.

Looking forward to a season where the only Corona is in a cold bottle!
Randy Warren, President, RSPA.
Updated March 18, 2020 RSPA slo-pitch logo

RSPA 2020 Team Info

New teams may apply, returning teams please re-submit your team info:
RSPA Team Info/Application Form email accent@slopitch1.com.
All of the information for returning teams, new teams and new players is on the web site.
New players, individuals, couples and groups can register by email accent@slopitch1.com.
    We will try to match you up with a team of appropriate level based on your skill and ability.
RSPA practices for new players looking for a coed team (by invitation only). - Practice Info.
The first RSPA league meeting is Tuesday, April 14, 2020 (team reps only) - RSPA Meeting Info.
The final RSPA league meeting is Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (team reps only) - RSPA Meeting Info.
For team reps looking to meet up with me - RW availability

RSPA 2020 REVISED CALENDAR:
Sunday, April 19:
Thursday, April 23:
Tuesday, April 28:
Sat-Sunday, May 2-3:
Wednesday, May 6:
Tuesday, May 12:
Wednesday, May 13:
RSPA open practices start for new players looking for a team.
RSPA open practice for new players looking for a team.
RSPA First League Meeting (Team reps only).
RSPA Spring Tournament. All divisions.
RSPA/SPN Umpire Clinic.
RSPA Final League Meeting (Team reps only).
RSPA Season start.

RSPA 2020 Info - What's New for 2020

Updated February 25, 2020
RSPA League fees 2020: Stay the same but must buy new pitching mat. See RSPA 2020 Info/League Fees
RSPA Rule Changes for 2020:
• RSPA will now use a full pitching mat with no cut out (covering homeplate/homeplate will be a strike)
NEW FOR RSPA 2020: - new pitching mats will be without the cutout for home plate (the plate will be a strike).
New mats will be available for sale at both league meetings at a subsidized price of $45 taxes included.
Normal price is $60 + tax = $67.80. Special price available only at the RSPA league meetings.
• Walk off home run will be allowed if BOTH teams REQUEST it. No out called for untouched base.
• Home run rule will stay as an out if exceed the match plus two.
RSPA VOLLEYBALL NIGHT - RSPA volleyball night is unavailable for 2020.
ROSTERS - Random roster checks on all playoff games.
Teams must submit playoff eligible roster.
Even more stringent on rosters completed and roster checks.
TEAM PICTURE - Make sure you take and submit your team photo.
Considering fine or penalty for no team photo or failure to respond to league emails.
Friday night parties at Dunton Park with FREE barbecue with several theme nights
including Latino night, Asian night and Tier 1 night.
Select from several available Friday dates:
Friday, May 29, June 19, June 26, July 3, August 7, maybe August 14.
Pick your Friday night now before they are all booked.
Si usted puede entender esto, usted está invitado a la barbacoa de viernes por la noche
en el Parque Dunton para los equipos latinos. Ooh qué noche!

RSPA All-Star Night Friday, July 17 will include FREE BARBECUE and home run hitting contest (male & female),
base running (male & female), pitching contest, individual and team throwing contests, games, etc.
RSPA Tournaments: May 2-3, June 13-14, July 4-5, July 18-19, August 22-23, Oct 3-4, 2020.
No September tournament this year and October 3-4 is NOT available as RSPA league paid for tournament.
SPN Coed Provincial Championships Sept 5-6-7. No Friday games. Now in Brampton. Added division Coed F!
RSPA Awards Banquet and Dances scheduled for 4 dates for 2020:
Saturday, October 17, Saturday, October 24, Saturday, October 31 (Halloween) and Saturday, November 7, 2020.
Teams MUST respond and confirm to banquet emails and banquet dates will be set for every team.
A great party to end the season with great food, drinks, dancing and door prizes!
RSPA Umpires: Always need more umpires. We will train. See RSPA umpire clinic. RSPA Umpire clinic
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SPN/RSPA Slo-Pitch Umpire Clinic 2020
REVISED - Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 6:00 pm

RSPA needs SPN carded umpires for recreational adult coed slo-pitch league. We will train and card.
SPN sanctioned Umpire Clinic REVISED TO Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 6:00 pm
At: Diamond Beach, Etobicoke, 575 Centennial Park Blvd., Etobicoke Ontario, M9C 5M3 — map
You will become a fully sanctioned SPN umpire, eligible to umpire any SPN league or tournament in Canada.
Clinic cost is $110 and includes: SPN umpire card, rulebook, hat, instruction clinic and umpire test.
If you have already written the SPN test you may attend the RSPA umpire clinic for free.
If you attend the RSPA umpire clinic, we will guarantee umpire bookings of at least double your clinic cost
    (we cannot guarantee parks or nights).
RSPA is an adult recreational, coed league, with parks in Mississauga-Etobicoke, Monday to Friday, weekend tournaments available.
Contact Randy Warren, accent@slopitch1.com

RSPA 2020 Summer Slo-Pitch Tournaments

SPN Provincial & National Qualifiers - First place hoodies!

May 2-3, June 13-14, July 4-5, July 18-19, August 22-23, October 3-4, 2020

Coed (6M-4F) D, E, F • Mens D, E • Mens Masters 35+ and 50+.
Guaranteed 4 scheduled games all divisions (except Coed F).

Etobicoke-Mississauga - Headquarters: Irish Shebeen Pub
5555 Eglinton Ave. W., Etobicoke ON M9C 5M1 — map

Tournament Flyer       Tournament Entry Form       Tournament Frequently Asked Questions
Randy Warren — e-mail preferred: accent@slopitch1.com • Cell 416-930-6124     • Entry Fee $350.00

• Team Rep Appreciation Gift & Appreciation Draw • Team Draws • Free Pitcher •

Largest Coed Slo-Pitch Tournament

RSPA Coed Slo-Pitch League did another Food Bank Drive


RSPA Coed Slo-Pitch League added Food Bank donation drives to all four of our RSPA banquets. We collected food items such as cans and non-perishable food, including: baby food and formula, peanut butter, canned fish and meat, canned fruits and vegetables, rice, grains, lentils, beans, dried pasta, pasta sauce and canned tomatoes (whole or crushed), cans of soup and stew, etc. We also collected $80 in cash that we converted to groceries. That came out to 21 large boxes of food that I delivered to the local food drive at the Salvation Army.

RSPA Slo-Pitch 2019 Banquet & Awards Dance

Updated January 25, 2020
RSPA first banquet - Saturday, October 19, 2019


RSPA Halloween Banquet - Saturday, October 26, 2019


RSPA Banquet #3 - Saturday, November 2, 2019


RSPA Banquet #4 - Saturday, November 9, 2019

RSPA 2019 Slo-Pitch Tournaments

We had great fun with the RSPA slo-pitch tournaments in 2019 even though the weather did not always cooperate.
The May tournament was completely rained out and the city cancelled the permits before it even started.
August tournament with 60 teams started out in the rain and mud and finished up on Sunday with a great day for ball!
Tournaments in June and two tournaments in July and two tournaments in September had great weather. And rain or shine it was always a great party after the tournament at the Irish Shebeen Pub with karaoke from Sharon and torontokaraoke.ca.
Here are some of the pictures from the 2019 RSPA slo-pitch tournaments.
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RSPA All-Star Night & Barbecue - Friday, July 12, 2019

Updated July 14, 2019.
  • The RSPA 2019 All-Star Night & Barbecue was held on Friday, July 12 at Paul Coffey Park.
  • Anybody who did not attend this event is crazy. Anybody who attended will tell you what a fun night it was!
  • Also, this event was subsidized by league fees, so if you didn't come out, you aren't getting your money's worth!
  • FREE BARBECUE, amazing hamburgers and 3 different kinds of sausages, free beverages, etc.
  • Krista and umpire RichardP and Ian manned the barbecues. We missed Mario and his special basil sprinkled tomatoes.
  • Home run contest (male & female), base running (male & female), pitching contest, outfield throwing, games, draws, etc.
  • Mens home run contest: EricV from Bonecrushers started out strong with 4 dingers in the first round but fell apart in the eliminations. Junior from Ruff Riders came on strong to win the event. Amit from Free Agents was second and Chad from Wrecking Crew was third.
  • Ladies home run: CORRECTION: Michelle from Honey Badgers beat out Cassie from Shark Fionns to win.
  • Mens baserunning: Ethan from Loaded Bases won with a time of 12.47 seconds, Junior from Ruff Riders secone 12.72,
    Ryan from I'd Hit That 12.76, Davian from Wrecking Crew 12.89.
  • Ladies baserunning: Lilian from Blaze Jays finally won because Leah took a year off.
  • Pitching: Danny from Honey Badgers won the pitching competition.
  • Outfield throwing: Tuan from Last Assassins won.
  • Deby Alvia from Massive Hits won $435 in the 50-50 draw and donated $100 back to the Kidney Foundation.
  • We raised $2579.90 (no dog tag this year) from the events and donations, $720 just from the male home-run contest, $435 from the 50-50 draw, $485 from the bat draw, won by ???. The league will round it up to donate $3000 to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
  • REMEMBER: We are also looking for donations to the Kidney Walk which will be held in September.
    I would like to see every team make at least a small donation.
  • The All-Star Night this year was a fund-raiser for Owen Dakins (son of Mike Dakins, Last Call) and the Kidney Foundation
    donating $3000 (not that we are forgetting Chris Allen and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.)
  • The RSPA All-Star Night is a result of a lot of work and cannot be successful without the help we get from the amazing crew of volunteers! KristaC and umpire RichardP and IanB on the barbecues, TerryJ doing his usual, anything that could be done from the comfort of his chair, EdG running all the events, Robbo and BriPie manning the beverages, Margine and Irene stepping in wherever needed, and all the people who stepped in to run and judge the events, etc.
  • Photos are posted. PLEASE SEND ME ANY PHOTOS YOU HAVE OF ALL-STAR NIGHT.