The Unionville Minor Softball Association is proud to have been part of the Unionville and Markham community since 1969 and offering softball to our youth community members. We have over 600 players within its league divided amongst 12 divisions and 55 teams. House league gives kids the opportunity to have fun and develop their skills in softball through recreational play.
The season runs from mid May through to early September and players will play on a specific day of the week each week, excluding weekends, for those 4 months.
House league has two tournaments (opening weekend & closing weekend playoffs) and is fun for everyone.
It is open for kids born between 1995-2012 inclusive (for the 2017 season).
UMSA uses the following diamonds in and around the Unionville area:
Parkview PS, Crosby West (diamond near Parkview PS), Unionville PS, William Berczy PS, John XXIII, Coledale PS, John Button (Buttonville PS), Colty’s Corners (Angus Glen Boulevard) Calvert Park, Monarch (St. Matthew’s on Waterbridge Lane), Berczy South (N of 16th Ave @ 355 The Bridal Walk) and Carlton Park (behind church @ 600 Village Parkway) during regular season play.
|OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAYERS UMSA offers many opportunities for players to be involved in the sport of softball in addition to playing.|
|SPARTANS SELECT UMSA is proud to continue our established Spartans Select program. Select is an additional team from house league with a greater commitment. There will be weekly practices and tournaments over a few weekends throughout the summer. All select players must fully commit to their house league team as well. Select costs will vary depending on number of players accepted on to a team and amount of tournaments entered. Unlike house league Spartans players play ‘positional ball’ and a more competitive game! All players must try out for the team. Previous Spartans are not guaranteed positions. Check for indoor tryout dates online and please indicate on your registration form your interest! Spartans programs are for those born in 2008 and up. Similar to house league, volunteer coaches are a prerequisite before teams can be made. Select coaches are asked to apply. Application available on our website.||UMPIRING UMSA offers our players the chance to become umpires and be involved in the game of softball in more ways. Umpires must be born in 2005 or earlier and complete mandatory training and evaluation through Softball Ontario. This is not a guaranteed position of continuing training over the season. Umpiring with UMSA consists of weekly assignments (sometimes on rotation) as well as umpiring in the opening and closing weekends. Umpiring assignments are conducive with those playing weekly games and given a nominal fee. Please indicate if you are interested in participating in the Softball Ontario Umpire Program on your registration form if playing. Also complete the Umpire Clinic Registration form and submit with fee to the host – UMSA. Please see website for details on clinic locations, dates and fees.|
|PITCHING & SKILLS CLINICS Once again this year, UMSA is pleased to offer CANPitch clinics through Softball Ontario as well as Skills & Drills. These clinics are great to get ready for the season whether you want to learn or improve your skills. Pitching clinics are a wonderful opportunity to either learn how to pitch with instruction from qualified pitchers or improve your pitching with help from instructors. UMSA would like to develop the skill of pitching within the league for our players. Pitching skills are recommended for those in 5-Pitch and up. We hope that through offering clinics we can develop pitchers for each division. Please complete a clinic form found on our website www.umsa.ca and submit with payment.||INTERESTED IN ASSISTING A TEAM? Are you a leader? Do you enjoy helping others and being part of a team? Players age 16 and up may apply to assist a younger aged team throughout the summer. Those interested must submit a letter of intention as well as attend the NCCP Learn to Coach Clinic date TBA. Placement will be determined by UMSA board after all criteria has been met. This is a volunteer position! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by April 21st if you are interested.|
|COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS UMSA continues to work with their members in high school who are trying to complete their Community Service Hours. There are many positions throughout the year. If interested send a request via email to email@example.com.|
|OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENTS The majority of UMSA teams are coached by parent volunteers or members of the community that have taken clinics and meet other qualifications. To support parents and other member volunteers in the role of coaching UMSA hosts a variety of clinics to suit different levels and needs.|
|NCCP LEARN TO COACH CLINIC This clinic is a part of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) under the community stream. The Learn to Coach (LTC) clinic is recommended for beginner coaches and geared towards the Blast-T ball to Mite divisions. In addition this year we will be offering a Community Softball clinic, which builds on LTC and for those coaching Mite and older divisions and/or SPARTANS Select. See our website for details and clinic registration forms.||CONVENOR UMSA requires a convenor for each division. They act as the liason between the teams of that division and the board. Convenors attend meetings, deliver uniforms, schedules and extra equipment. Convenors also are a part of the Drafting Committee. No softball experience is necessary in this position. Please make note of your interest on the front of your Registration Form or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|DRILLS & HITTING FOR COACHES This clinic is given by UMSA. Learn how to create and implement drills for your players as well as teach the skill of hitting effectively. This clinic is recommended for those coaching Mite divisions and older or those who have previously taken coaching clinics. This clinic requires active participation and will be held outdoors. Register by completing a form from our website.||COACH & ASSISTANT COACH UMSA strives to have 1 head coach and 2 assistants per team. The coach and assistants are encouraged to take one of the clinics offered especially if they have never coached softball before. Our parent volunteer coach and assistants work together as a team to create the weekly position sheet, batting order and take turns covering the team during each other’s work and vacation absences. A parent is required to be at the diamond during all games and practices. This is a great opportunity to get involved actively with your child in community sport!
Note: all parents volunteers are assigned to their child’s team.
Note: We do not have a formal office. The UPS Store @ 4261-A14 Hwy#7 Suite 102 Unionville, ON L3R 9W6 is used for mail. Also, as a community service, the owner Anthony will accept drop-off registrations during regular business hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm (Thanks Anthony for your many years of community support)
Equipment Storage: UMSA rents a storage unit at 4560 Hwy#7. This is where coaches will be directed to pick up and return equipment at the beginning and end of each season.