Updated June 15, 2021 Added a new page with instructions on How To Enter An SPN Slo-Pitch Tournament.
Also how to submit your tournament event roster and how to revise your event roster once submitted.
How To Enter An SPN Slo-Pitch Tournament
Slo-Pitch Covid Update
Updated June 7, 2021 Covid Update June 7: STEP ONE: Ontario has announced that STEP ONE will commence on Friday, June 11.
Outdoor activities and gatherings will be allowed for up to 10 people and outdoor sports, training and personal training for up to 10 people.
This could include open practices and umpire clinics.
This second step should begin July 2.
In this stage, some indoor activities and gatherings will be permitted, and outdoor restrictions will be loosened further.
Larger outdoor gatherings for up to 25 people, small indoor gatherings for up to five people and outdoor sports leagues and events.
RSPA is tentatively expected to start their regular season schedule Monday, July 5. The RSPA tournament scheduled for Saturday (one-day) July 10 should run as scheduled. STEP THREE: could begin end of July or when 70 to 80 per cent of adults in Ontario have received at least one dose of the vaccine,
and 25 per cent have received both doses.
Larger indoor and outdoor gatherings will be allowed.
• Final RSPA meeting rescheduled to MONDAY, JULY 5, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Meeting is scheduled for same day as season starts. Monday teams get there early.
The final RSPA meeting will have full Covid protocols in place to pick up info, balls, rulebook, scorebook, etc.
• RSPA season start rescheduled to Monday, July 5.
• RSPA umpire clinic rescheduled. RSPA open practices rescheduled.
• RSPA first tournament rescheduled to Saturday, July 10 (Saturday one-day).
RSPA will try to maintain minimum games required by increased double-headers,
optional extra games on Fridays, optional long weekend Mondays and Fridays,
extend the season to middle of October. Playoffs will only be top half of each division.
• If there is no season then obviously all deposits and league fees are refunded.
• If lockdown is extended, teams may request a refund of any deposit made.
League deposits are also refundable up to 7 days before the season starts.
• It looks like we will start the season under covid restrictions.
Last year the league was restricted to 4 teams per division.
This is important because that means that we will only take the first 4 teams to confirm and pay a deposit in each division.
See RSPA Slo-Pitch Covid Guidelines
SPN Ontario introduces Sam Fenech new Provincial Coordinator
Slo-Pitch National Ontario Region is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Fenech as Provincial Coordinator.
Welcome Sam to the Slo-Pitch National team. Sam brings over 35 years of slo-pitch experience, operating one of the largest leagues in Canada,
combined with hosting corporate, local and Championship events in Brampton.
SPN Announces the 2021 Miller Lite Slo-Pitch Challenge
Updated February 18, 2021 Slo-Pitch National announces a new event, the Miller Lite Slo-Pitch Challenge, for the July 30 – August 2, 2021 weekend
(to replace the SPN 2021 National Championships) in locations across Canada.
The event will be
hosted in Kelowna, Leduc, Winnipeg, Brampton and Moncton with possible additional cities to be added.
The decision to create a unique event for the 2021 season is the result of the many contributing factors
associated with the COVID-19 pandemic across Canada.
SPN Miller Lite Slo-Pitch Challenge
BRAMPTON WILL HOST:
at Sesqui Centennial Park & CAA Centre Brampton.
• Mens A,B,C,D,E
• Mens 35 C,D,E
• Mens 50 IM, 50E, 60
• Women's Comp,C,D,E
• Coed Comp, C,D,E,F
Register early (registration will open June 1).
• Entry fee $500.00
• Awards & Cash payout in all divisions.
• Guaranteed 5 scheduled games.
• Contact: Trish Harrow
RSPA Coed (7M-3F) Slo-Pitch League looking for new teams 2021!
Updated January 12, 2021
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 email@example.com See RSPA Slo-Pitch Covid Guidelines
RSPA Slo-Pitch League now offers a Mens Masters 50+ E division!
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:
July 10 (Saturday only), July 24 (Saturday only), Aug 21-22, Sept 11-12 & Oct 2-3, 2021
RSPA Slo-Pitch Tournaments 2021 Tentative Dates
July 10 (Saturday only), July 24 (Saturday only), Aug 21-22, Sept 11-12 & Oct 2-3
SPN Provincial & National Qualifiers - First place hoodies!
Coed (6M-4F) D, E, F • Mens D, E • Mens Masters 50+
• Team Rep Appreciation Gift & Appreciation Draw • Team Draws • Free Pitcher •
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 Provincials added Mens 55+ & 60+ and Womens 50+
• SPN Ontario Provincial Championships ADDED Mens Seniors 55+ & 60+ and Womens 50+! ⚾⚾⚾
• Niagara Falls, Patrick Cummings Sports Complex,
and will be featured on Diamonds 1-4 at Patrick Cummings.
• Teams will be welcomed on Friday evening, with their first tournament game being played after 5pm!
• Players are allowed to participate in both the Mens 50+ or Mens 35+ and Mens Seniors 55+ or 60+.
• Players just need to turn 50/55/60 by December 31st.
• 60’s teams do not need to qualify for this event – simply register online for the tournament at www.slo-pitch.com
• Players who played in the +35 or +50 events are welcome to participate on a mens 55+ or 60+ team a 2nd time!
SPN/RSPA Slo-Pitch Umpire Clinic 2021
RSPA umpire clinic TENTATIVELY rescheduled to TWO dates - Saturday, June 26 & Wednesday, June 30 Saturday, June 26, 1:00 pm & Wednesday, June 30, 6:00 pm, both at Irish Shebeen (back patio)
5555 Eglinton Ave. W., Etobicoke ON M9C 5M1
— map RSPA/SPN umpire clinic will adhere to all covid guidelines and restrictions. 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Get out, get some exercise, have some fun and earn some extra cash.
SPN Umpire Double Play Deal Slo-Pitch National introduced the Double Play Deal for all 2020 carded umpires.
The “Double Play Deal” offers all 2020 carded officials, membership for both the 2020 and 2021 slo-pitch seasons.
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.
All outfielders (min 4 outfielders - no rover) must be positioned 175 feet or more,
and cannot throw the batter-baserunner out at first base;
- "A defensive line consisting of an arc 175 feet
from home plate shall be used. No outfielder (minimum of four) is allowed in front of the line until the ball is hit.
If this is violated, the offence has the option of taking the result of the play or an award of one base to
the batter and all runners. No outfielder may make a force out on the batter-baserunner at first base."
This rule will be only for Ontario Provincial Championships and leagues and tournaments
that decide to adopt it.
This rule is NOT in effect for RSPA Coed Slo-Pitch.
Updated February 9, 2021
Slo-Pitch National recognizes and accepts ONLY the USSSA authorized bats
for use in the SPN program.
-- www.usssa.com All SPN approved bats must carry the USSSA stamp for use in the SPN Program.
Note: Local leagues have the ability to set their own bat policies.
Note: This rule is NOT in effect for RSPA Coed Slo-Pitch.
SPN 2021 Rule Book
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