RSPA New Player Practice by Invite Only

Updated April 22, 2017

RSPA Coed Slo-Pitch League holds open practices for new players trying to find a COED team in Mississauga-Etobicoke.
Please email me if you wish to attend the new player practice. (Females and couples and high level males ONLY)
1. The City of Toronto is not allowing us to practice on city parks before the season starts.
2. RSPA Slo-Pitch Open Practices are now by invitation only.
3. Due to the number of new players and the very few spots open, we will only look at new players females and couples.
We do have a couple of openings for single males for tier-1 (high level) and Friday night divisions.
Females and couples and high level males should email me for practice info.

Next Practice: Sunday, April 23, 10:00 am (weather permitting) - email for info.
For more practice information, maps, etc. see RSPA Open Practice Info. -
See also RSPA New Player for new player info and FAQ For New Players

Sunday morning practices at Lavington Park, Etobicoke are CANCELLED
The City of Toronto has threatened to cancel all our season permits if we practice before the permit dates. Apparently players do not practice before the season starts.


Please do not call me or email me with questions. All the info is on the website.
I have emailed the list of teams looking for players, what nights they play and what level of ball they play.
Only looking for single females, couples and a few high level guys.

RSPA New Player/Open Practice Info

Updated November 12, 2016
  • Practices obviously depend on the weather.
  • Check the RSPA Open Practice Info before leaving. If it is not updated, then I will be there.
  • DO NOT CALL ME to see if practice is still on.
    Do not call me for directions to the park (seriously).
    Do not call me with a question until you have read Frequently Asked Questions For New Players
  • All correspondence is by email. If you have not received an email from me, then you are not on my email list.
    Email me at accent@slopitch1.com to be put on the list.

RSPA - New Player Looking For a Team Info

Updated November 12, 2014

Steps to Apply as a New Player for RSPA Slo-Pitch:

RSPA always has room for new players. Females and couples are in high demand and are almost guaranteed an offer from a team.
The league compiles a list of teams looking for players. We have 176 teams, so we always have teams looking for players.
We also compile a list of players looking for a team, and then we try to match the player with the team
- level of play, nights of play, preferred parks, etc.
Couples and friends will always be offered a spot on the same team.
Three or more guys together is really tough and may have to split up.
Usually a group of M-F may find a spot with a rebuilding team.
Usually only half the guys will be offered a spot on a team.
  1. The first step is to check the following pages for information on RSPA Slo-Pitch League:
    RSPA Information
    Frequently Asked Questions For New Players
    RSPA Parks & Diamonds
    RSPA Team Info Package
  2. Download the New Player Application Form complete and return it to me by email or bring it to one of the open practices. accent@slopitch1.com
  3. The next step is to send me an e-mail accent@slopitch1.com
    so that I have you on file and can keep you informed of any changes, practice cancellations etc.
  4. Show up at one of the open practices (see info below).
  5. If you do not go out to an open practice, you will not be placed on a team.
Frequently Asked Questions For New Players
We also have tournament teams looking for players.
If you are interested in playing tournaments, please contact me accent@slopitch1.com
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RSPA Open Slo-Pitch Practices

RSPA hold open practices for new players looking for a team, Sunday mornings and Thursday nights (see below for info).

Why do new players have to go to open practices?

  1. First off, it's nice to go out and get into some sort of shape before the season starts.
    Too many new players underestimate the physical requirements of playing softball.
  2. Secondly, the league needs to rate all new players to see what level of ball they can play,
    so that they can be put into the correct division.
  3. Also, it is nice to meet the players, since team reps show up at the practices, and sometimes pick players from the field that they can see, rather than from a list that doesn't give any indication of true level or personality.
  4. Yes personality counts! We also put together a new team from the players looking for a team.
    They usually are players that have shown up and bonded with each other at the open practices.
  5. Male players have a much better chance of making a team, if they can make more practices.
  6. If you do not go out to at least one open practice, you will not be placed on a team.

Will I definitely be put on a team?

  1. Females and couples have a 90% chance of making a team.
    In fact, I like to say that all females and couples will be offered a spot, either on an existing team, or with the new team that gets formed. However, if you can't make certain nights, or don't want to travel to certain parks, your opportunites may be limited.
  2. Male players have about a 50-60% chance of making a team. Better players will get more offers. and male players have a much better chance of making a team, if they can make more practices.
  3. We have 180 teams in the league, and usually 15-20 of those teams are looking for players.
  4. If you do not go out to at least one open practice, you will not be placed on a team.


RSPA practices are by invitation only, not "open" anymore.
Players who are already on a team may NOT come out.
Team reps are allowed out to practices to observe and request players BUT ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK TO NEW PLAYERS UNTIL APPROVED.

For info, contact Randy Warren, accent@slopitch1.com; —

Do not call to see if practice is on. Check the web site for cancellation info before you leave.
If you do not go out to at least one open practice, you will not be placed on a team.

For info, contact Randy Warren, accent@slopitch1.com