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 will be celebrating our 50th season in 2018. We have over 50 teams within its league divided into 11 divisions. House league gives kids the opportunity to have fun and develop their skills in fastball through recreational play.
The regular game 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 weekend events (opening fun & photo day & closing weekend playoffs) and is fun for everyone.
It is open for kids born between 1996-2013 inclusive (for the 2018 season).
UMSA uses the following diamonds in and around the Unionville area:
Parkview PS (Fonthill), Crosby West (diamond near Parkview PS), Unionville PS (300 Main Street Unionville), William Berczy PS (120 Carlton Road), Coledale PS (60 Coledale Road), John Button (Buttonville PS), Colty’s Corners (55 Angus Glen Boulevard), Calvert Park (Calvert Road @ Macrill), Monarch (St. Matthew’s at 75 Waterbridge Lane), Berczy Village (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 fastpitch 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 the number of players accepted on to a team and the 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 2009 and earlier. Similar to house league, volunteer coaches are a prerequisite before teams can be made. Select coaches must apply. Application available on our website.||UMPIRING UMSA offers our players the chance to become umpires and be involved in the game of fastpitch in more ways. Umpires must be born in 2006 or earlier and complete mandatory training and evaluation through our clinics which we host 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 day and closing weekend. Umpiring assignments are conducive with those playing weekly games and given a nominal fee. Please indicate if you are interested in participating in the UMSA 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.|
|CANPitch & 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. CANPitch clinics are a wonderful opportunity to either learn how to pitch with instruction from trained master instructors or continue to develop your pitching skills. 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. Our in-house Skills & Drills Clinics are led by experienced ball players who have also taken NCCP Coaching Clinics. 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 on Sunday, May 6th, 2018. 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 30th if you are interested.|
|COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS UMSA continues to work with their member players 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 approved community that have taken clinics and meet other qualifications. Parents should indicate their commitment to coaching or assisting their child’s team on their child’s registration form. If parents decide at a later date to help, please notify UMSA via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, you always coach or assist YOUR child’s team. 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. 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 may also be 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 email@example.com.|
|DRILLS! DRILLS! DRILLS! FOR COACHES This clinic is hosted by UMSA through Softball Ontario. Learn how to create and implement drills for your players. This clinic is recommended for those coaching Mite divisions and older or those who have previously taken coaching clinics. This clinic requires active participation. 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 fastpitch 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 parent volunteers are assigned to their child’s team.
Note: We do not have a formal office. The Unionville UPS Store @ 4261-A14 Hwy#7 Suite 102 Unionville, ON L3R 9W6 is used for mail.
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.