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RSPA COVID-19 UPDATE


FIRST RSPA LEAGUE MEETING FOR TEAM REPS:
The first RSPA league meeting has been tentatively rescheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
This should give us some time to see how the Covid-19 virus plays out.
The meeting will be drop-in style, anytime from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm,
at The Irish Shebeen Pub, 5555 Eglinton Ave. W., Etobicoke — map
If the virus is still active, we will decide if the meeting is to be held as rescheduled, and if so we will take every precaution to limit possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Any team rep that still feels that the meeting is an unnecessary risk, there are steps that may be taken to skip the first meeting.
1. Please make sure that up-to-date new team info forms have been submitted. Team Info Form.
2. Please read RSPA First Meeting Agenda.
3. Please read RSPA Team Info Package - web page.
4. Please submit your RSPA team deposit ($300 for new team/$200 for returning team). This may be submitted by interac email money transfer to email accent@slopitch1.com or may be mailed or delivered to: 8 Buxton Court, Brampton, ON L6Z 3H9.
5. Balls and equipment may be picked up at the second meeting which will also be scheduled to a later date.
6. This will result in delaying the scheduled start of the regular season, but I am sure that the season will be played.
ps - why are they showing a new movie on Crave TV called "Contagion"?

RSPA FINAL LEAGUE MEETING FOR TEAM REPS:
RSPA final league meeting tentatively rescheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020 drop-in style, anytime from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm,
at The Irish Shebeen Pub, 5555 Eglinton Ave. W., Etobicoke — map

RSPA SEASON START:
RSPA season start will be tentatively rescheduled to Wednesday, May 13 and if necessary, to 2 weeks later to Wednesday, May 20. Please do not ask questions about lost games and making up lost games. We will look at all the options - 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 Wednesday, May 6 at Diamond Beach. RSPA needs SPN carded umpires for recreational coed slo-pitch league. We will train and card. Eligible to umpire any SPN league or tournament. $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.

RSPA REVISED SCHEDULE/TIMELINE:
• Sunday mornings and Thursday nights RSPA open practices TBA.
• Tuesday, April 28 - First RSPA league meeting at Irish Shebeen.
• Tuesday, May 5 - RSPA final league meeting at Irish Shebeen.
• Wednesday, May 6 - RSPA/SPN umpire clinic at Diamond Beach.
• Wednesday, May 13 - RSPA season tentative start.

IF YOU HAVE NOT CONFIRMED YET, PLEASE CONFIRM that your team is returning to RSPA Coed Slo-Pitch league for 2020 and confirm which night you will be playing. Teams cannot switch to Wednesday or Thursday without permission, and teams cannot switch to LATE games only, without permission, depending on returning teams.

Looking forward to a season where the only Corona is in a cold bottle!
Randy Warren, President, RSPA.

RSPA Slo-Pitch New Team Application/Info

Updated January 25, 2020

Steps to Apply as a New Team for RSPA Slo-Pitch

  1. Check the following pages for information on RSPA Slo-Pitch League:
    RSPA Information
    Frequently Asked Questions For New Teams
    How To Start A New Team
    RSPA Team Info Package web page
  2. Check that the Parks & Diamonds are suitable for your team. We do give the teams the option to choose preferred parks and nights. Note that some parks such as Fleetwood Park are booked and will be spread out to the requesting teams.
    Check the map and list of diamonds at: Parks & Diamonds
    RSPA Team Park/Night Preference Form: - Complete Park/Night Preference Form and fax or email back.
    (This form may be revised at a later date, if you change your mind about your park selections)
    REMEMBER: These are requests only and are not guaranteed.
    RSPA Park-Night Preference Form - Tentative only — Parks may be revised for the new season.
  3. PREFERRED NIGHTS: On your Team Info Form indicate which night your team prefers to play.
    Some nights are already busy - Wednesday and Thursday nights. No late games available for Wednesday and Thursday nights.
    All new teams MUST play TWO FRIDAY NIGHTS. We will even let you select your Friday nights in advance.
  4. Complete the "Team Info and Application Form" and fax or e-mail. - RSPA Team Info Form (PDF)
    Team Info and Application Forms are requests only and are not confirmed. They will be confirmed in order of receipt and approval.

RSPA League Costs for 2020

Despite further increases in park fees, insurance, SPN registration and umpire fees, we have maintained the RSPA team fees. Returning teams league fees are $1550.00, one of the lowest league fees in the GTA for what is included.
New teams pay $1550.00 + $250.00 = $1800.00
Includes parks, permits, insurance, SPN registration, carded umpires, game balls and also subsidizes the league banquet, All-Star night, volleyball night, etc.

As well, all teams MUST PAY:
Tournament Fee: all teams - due June 13 — $ 350.00 (Tournament is mandatory for all league teams)
Banquet deposit: due August 1, 2020 — $ 220.00 (Banquet deposit 4 tickets x $55.00 = $220.00)
(Banquet deposit is usually minimum 6 tickets per team; for 2020 will be 4 tickets per team)

PLEASE NOTE: The tournament fee and banquet deposit are an integral part of the league and the league fees. We only keep them separate for financial control reasons. If your team is not prepared to pay tournament and banquet fees, please find another league.
Due Returning Team    New Team Payment
April 14, 2020 200.00 300.00 1st payment
May 1, 2020 700.00 700.00 2nd payment
June 1, 2020 650.00 800.00 3rd payment
LEAGUE FEES: $ 1550.00 $ 1800.00 League fees
plus
June 13, 2020 350.00 350.00 Tournament fee
August 1, 2020 220.00 220.00 Banquet deposit
TOTAL $ 2120.00 $ 2370.00
  1. RSPA league fees are payable by cheque, money order, cash or Interac money transfer.
  2. No debit cards, Mastercard or Visa accepted.
  3. Cheques are payable to RSPA.
  4. Post-dated cheques are recommended for final payment, tournament and banquet deposit.
  5. $20 fine for all late payments.
    Teams with late payments will NOT be scheduled.
  6. League fines for game defaults $50 first time, $100 for 2nd time, $200 for 3rd game default.
  7. League fines $10 for uniform fine or no bases, no pitching mat or no game ball.
  8. All default fines and late payment fines will be strictly enforced.
    All fees and fines must be paid before play-offs start or teams do not play.
  9. Any team that does not get league fees and payments to the league on time will be fined and suspended.
  10. It is YOUR responsibility to get the fees in. It is not our responsibility to chase you for it.
  11. Invoices and/or receipts are available. Somebody on your team may be able to write it off.
  12. League deposit payments are non-refundable.
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New Players Looking For a Team

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RSPA Slo-Pitch First League Meeting - Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The first RSPA League meeting for team reps is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020,
drop-in style, anytime from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm,
at The Irish Shebeen Pub, 5555 Eglinton Ave. W., Etobicoke ON M9C 5M1 — map

The team rep meeting is for team reps to register or get info for a new team.
This meeting is NOT for new players looking for a team.

Every team rep who attends the meeting will be given an RSPA and/or SPN T-shirt (and possible other gift) (while supplies last).
PLUS - team rep appreciation draw; one team rep will win a bat or bat bag for team rep appreciation.

Equipment will be available for sale at the meeting - uniforms, bases, bats, extra balls, pitching mat, uniforms, etc.
RSPA Equipment Order Form

At This Meeting:
RSPA team reps will review RSPA League info for 2020; confirm team entry; pick-up RSPA Info Package; pick up balls; submit team contact info; preliminary park & night preferences; baseball equipment and uniforms will be available for sale.

League deposit required - $300 for new team; $200 for returning team;
We strongly recommend leaving post-dated cheques for final payment, tournament fee and banquet deposit.
Late payment of fees will result in late payment fines and automatic suspension of schedule.

RSPA Meeting Info & Map
RSPA Team Info Package - web page
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RSPA Slo-Pitch Final League Meeting - Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The final RSPA League meeting for team reps is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020, drop-in style, anytime from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, at The Irish Shebeen Pub, 5555 Eglinton Ave. W., Etobicoke ON M9C 5M1 — map

Every team rep who attends the meeting will be given an RSPA and/or SPN T-shirt (and possible other gift) (while supplies last).
PLUS - team rep appreciation draw; one team rep will win a bat or bat bag for team rep appreciation.

Equipment will be available for sale at the meeting - uniforms, bases, bats, extra balls, pitching mat, uniforms, etc.
RSPA Equipment Order Form

At This Meeting:
RSPA team reps will review RSPA League info for 2020; confirm team entry; pick-up RSPA Info Package; SPN package, including scorebook and rule book, etc., pick up balls; submit team contact info; preliminary park & night preferences; baseball equipment and uniforms will be available for sale.

League fee payment (second payment) is required - $700.00
We strongly recommend leaving post-dated cheques for final payment, tournament fee and banquet deposit.
Late payment of fees will result in late payment fines and automatic suspension of schedule.
Please Note: if team package and balls are not picked up by June 13, they will be defaulted.
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RSPA Open Slo-Pitch Practices

RSPA holds "open" practices, by invitation only, specially for players looking for a coed team are Sunday mornings and Thursday nights. Looking for females and couples M-F and a few high level males. Friday night teams looking for players.
Thursday, April 16 & Thursday, April 23 & Thursday, April 30, 6:00/6:30 to 8:00/8:30 pm (weather permitting) -
Sunday, April 19, Sunday, April 26 & Sunday, May 3, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon (weather permitting) - e-mail for info. e-mail for info.
click here for practice info