RSPA Coed (7M-3F) Slo-Pitch League looking for new teams 2021!

Updated January 9, 2021 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 still managed to field 60 teams in Covid shortened 2020. 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 and ALL the teams make the playoffs!
RSPA is SPN affiliated, fully insured and uses SPN carded umpires. A great league, with lots of other activites (in a Covid free season) — Volleyball Night; All-Star Night with home run, base running, throwing and other contests and FREE barbecue, and the BEST banquet in town! Hopefully we can be back and running full tilt for 2021! -- www.slopitch1.com/rspa/
Looking for new teams and new players for the 2021 season!         accent@slopitch1.com

RSPA Slo-Pitch League now offers a Mens Masters 50+ E division!

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RSPA Recreational Slo-Pitch now offers a Mens Masters 50+ E division, probably WEDNESDAY nights (but open to discussion) Mississauga-Etobicoke parks, double-headers. SPN affiliated, SPN carded umpire (one umpire system). SPN insured. Called balls and strikes using a mat.
Also will have a pool of 50+ players looking to play. Looking for 50+ players.
Also offering tournaments for the Mens Masters 50+ division:
May 1-2, June 12-13, July 10-11, July 24-25, August 21-22, September 11-12 & October 2-3, 2021
RSPA Mens Masters 50+ League

RSPA Slo-Pitch Tournaments 2021 Tentative Dates

May 1-2, June 12-13, July 10-11, July 24-25, Aug 21-22, Sept 11-12 & Oct 2-3, 2021


SPN Provincial & National Qualifiers - First place hoodies!

Coed (6M-4F) D, E, F • Mens D, E • Mens Masters 50+

Guaranteed 4 scheduled games all divisions (except Coed F).
Etobicoke-Mississauga Parks - Centennial, Max Ward, Dunton, etc.
Etobicoke-Mississauga - Headquarters: Irish Shebeen Pub
5555 Eglinton Ave. W., Etobicoke ON M9C 5M1 — map
Free pitcher voucher for every team • Food & drink specials at the HQ bar!

Randy Warren — e-mail preferred: accent@slopitch1.com • Cell 416-930-6124 • Entry Fee $360.00
Tournament Info    •     Tournament Flyer    •     Tournament F.A.Q.    •     Tournament Parks/Map

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

Largest Coed Slo-Pitch Tournament

RSPA 2021 Team Info

Updated January 7, 2021
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All 2021 information may be affected by the covid situation.
New teams may apply, returning teams please re-submit your team info:
RSPA 2021 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 looking for a team register 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 13, 2021 (team reps only) - RSPA Meeting Info.
The final RSPA league meeting is Tuesday, May 4, 2021 (team reps only) - RSPA Meeting Info.
For team reps looking to meet up with me - RW availability

RSPA 2021 TENTATIVE CALENDAR:
Thursday, April 8:
Sunday, April 11:
Tuesday, April 13:
Wednesday, April 28:
Sat-Sunday, May 1-2:
Tuesday, May 4:
Wednesday, May 5:
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/SPN Umpire Clinic.
RSPA Spring Tournament. All divisions.
RSPA Final League Meeting (Team reps only).
RSPA Season start.

RSPA 2021 Info - What's New for 2021

Updated November 25, 2020
RSPA League fees 2021: Same as 2019. See RSPA 2021 Info/League Fees
RSPA Rule Changes for 2021:
• RSPA will now use a full pitching mat with no cut out (covering homeplate/homeplate will be a strike)
New mats will be available for sale at both league meetings
OR use the old mat (with cutout) and cutout placed over the plate will be a strike.
See RSPA League Rules.
• Walk off home run will be allowed if BOTH teams REQUEST it. No out called for untouched base.
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 - Team photos if Covid rules allow.
Considering fine or penalty for no team photo or failure to respond to league emails.
RSPA SOCIAL ACTIVITIES - All RSPA social activities including All-Star Night, banquets, Friday night parties at Dunton Park with FREE barbecue and volleyball night will depend on Covid restrictions.
RSPA Tournaments: May 1-2, June 12-13, July 10-11, July 24-25, August 21-22, September 11-12 & October 2-3, 2021.
September 11-12 & October 2-3 tournaments are NOT available as RSPA league paid for tournament.
SPN Coed Provincial Championships Sept 4-5-6. Labour Day long weekend.
No Friday games. Now in Brampton. Added division Coed F!
RSPA Awards Banquet and Dances TBA for 2021:
Tentative Saturday, October 23 and/or Saturday, October 30, 2021.
RSPA Umpires: Always need more umpires. We will train. See RSPA umpire clinic. RSPA Umpire clinic

SPN/RSPA Slo-Pitch Umpire Clinic Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Any umpire that was SPN registered for 2020 may attend the 2021 RSPA/SPN umpire clinic for no charge.
2020 SPN umpire registration covers two years 2020-2021.
SPN 2021 Umpire Exam - SPN 2021 umpire exam will be available February 1, 2021.
SPN 2021 Rule Book
SPN 2021 Umpire Manuals
SPN 2021 On-Line Incident Report
SPN 2021 Incident Report PDF
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 2021 umpire rates: $45 for a single game (no time limit); $75 for a double-header with time limit (starting 8:00/8:30 pm);
$85 for a double header with no time limit (starting 6:30/7:30 pm); $110 for a triple-header (6:30 pm to 11:00 pm).
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. Free if SPN registered for 2020.
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 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
Get out get some exercise, have some fun and earn some extra cash.


SPN 2021 Umpire Exam
SPN 2021 umpire exam will be available February 1, 2021.
SPN 2021 Rule Book
SPN 2021 Umpire Manuals
SPN 2021 On-Line Incident Report
SPN 2021 Incident Report PDF

Anyone wishing to become a carded umpire should contact the League. accent@slopitch1.com

SPN 2021 Provincial Championships

Updated January 7, 2021
Slo-Pitch National has announced the Provincial Championship dates for 2021.
August 27-28-29, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, still in Niagara Falls.
• Mens & Womens Masters have been moved back into the last weekend of August
• Mens Masters 35A, 35C, 35D, 35E; Mens Masters 50A, 50IM & 50E;
& Womens Masters 35A, 35IM & 35E.
September 4-5-6, Saturday-Sunday-Monday in Brampton.
• Coed will be on the Labour Day long weekend. No Friday games.
• Coed Comp, C, D, E & F.
September 10-11-12, Friday-Saturday-Sunday in Niagara Falls.
• Mens C & Mens D with Womens D & Womens E.
September 17-18-19, Friday-Saturday-Sunday in Niagara Falls.
• Mens A, B & E & Mens Seniors 55+ & 60+; Womens A, B & C & Womens Masters 50+.
SPN

Slo-Pitch National Covid-19 Recommendations For League and Event Management Return to Play

Recommendations for League/Event Management Return to Play & Game Related Suggestions.
For full announcement and detailed suggestions:
Slo-Pitch National Covid-19 Recommendations For League and Event Management Return to Play
Note that this information is a national response and some provinces are more open than Ontario.

RSPA Slo-Pitch 2019 Banquet & Awards Dance

Updated January 25, 2020
RSPA first banquet - Saturday, October 19, 2019 -- NO RSPA BANQUETS FOR 2020.


RSPA Halloween Banquet - Saturday, October 26, 2019


RSPA Banquet #3 - Saturday, November 2, 2019


RSPA Banquet #4 - Saturday, November 9, 2019

RSPA Slo-Pitch 2019 Division Winners

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.
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