RSPA Slo-Pitch Open Practice For New PlayersUpdated April 9, 2019
RSPA Coed Slo-Pitch League (7M-3F) holds open practices for new players trying to find a COED team in Mississauga-Etobicoke.
• RSPA plays coed 7M-3F, Monday to Friday nights, Mississauga-Etobicoke, all levels F to D (maybe C).
• Email email@example.com if you wish to attend the new player practice. (Females, couples and high level males ONLY).
• RSPA open practice schedule has been pushed back one week, starting Sunday, April 18 - see practice schedule below.
• RSPA open practices will adhere to all necessary covid restrictions - see below.
• RSPA open practice schedule has been pushed back to start Sunday, April 18. Also Thursday, April 22, etc. - see schedule below.
RSPA 2021 Covid Info For New Player/Open PracticeUpdated April 9, 2021
• RSPA open practices will adhere to all necessary covid restrictions.
• RSPA open practices will be limited to the number of participants allowed as per local regulations.
• All participants must wear a mask when arriving at practice and at all times when not on the field or batting.
RSPA 2021 New Player/Open Practice ScheduleUpdated April 9, 2021
RSPA open practices for new players looking for a COED team in Mississauga-Etobicoke.
Email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend the new player practice. (Females and couples and high level males ONLY).
2021 Thursday night practices are Thursday night 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (weather permitting)
• Thursday, May 6 and Thursday, May 13 only.
2021 Sunday morning practices are every Sunday morning 10:00 am to 12:00 noon (weather permitting)
• Sunday, May 9 and Sunday, May 16 only.
For more practice status, information, maps, etc. see RSPA Open Practice Info. - See RSPA New Player for new player info and FAQ.
RSPA 2021 New Player/Open Practice InfoUpdated March 7, 2021
• 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 email@example.com to be put on the list.
• Bring a baseball glove. Wear sensible running shoes, either cleats or turf shoes preferably or running shoes.
Metal cleats are NOT allowed. Bring a bat if you have one, but bats will be there. Balls will be supplied.
RSPA Slo-Pitch New Player Open PracticeUpdated January 12, 2021
RSPA hold open practices for new players looking for a COED team in RSPA league,
Why do new players have to go to open practices?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Male players have a much better chance of making a team, if they can make more practices.
- 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?
- 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.
- Now that practices are limited, male players have about a 30-40% 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.
- We have 180 teams (pre-covid) (60 teams in covid 2020) in the league, and usually 15-20 of those teams are looking for players.
- If you do not go out to at least one open practice, you will probably not be placed on a team.
Players who are already on a team may NOT come out (unless they are looking for another team).
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, firstname.lastname@example.org