RSPA New Player Open Practice by Invite Only

Updated January 3, 2019

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 mostly 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.
We do have demand for males that can pitch or that can help run a team.
Females and couples and high level males should email me for practice info.

First Practice 2019: Sunday, April 14, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon (weather permitting) - email for info.
RSPA Sunday Open Practice - for new players every Sunday morning 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, (weather & field conditions permitting), only 3 Sunday open practices, Sunday, April 14, Sunday, April 21 & Sunday, April 28.
By invitation only, prefer females, couples and high level males, park TBA.
RSPA Thursday Open Practice - Thursday practice dates are Thursday, April 18 & Thursday, April 25 & Thursday, May 2, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (weather permitting).
For more practice information, maps, etc. see RSPA 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
We are not allowed to practice before the permit dates.

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

RSPA New Player/Open Practice Info

Updated April 12, 2017
  • 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 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 Practice

Updated November 12, 2016

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?

  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. 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.
  3. We have 190 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

For info, contact Randy Warren,
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