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First, let me thank each, and every one of you for your patience regarding this certainly unusual Spring and Summer. 

I can assure you that we were prepared to bring softball to you this year if, or when, the provincial guidelines allowed it. As other towns surrounding us had cancelled their season long before now, our town had only cancelled our permits until July 1st, 2020. Until just recently the town has cancelled any permits for the months of July and August. 

Whether the town had cancelled the diamond permits, or not, you can imagine the constraints that the current COVID-19 restrictions would have put on the game. Social distancing on the benches and total count of the game’s players and spectators gathering at the diamond alone left us with some challenges. Not to mention the required disinfecting of the equipment between the use of players. 

With this latest development, EGMSA was left with no option but to cancel any softball season as we know it, for 2020. 

EGMSA will continue to monitor the situation and if things permit, we will look at the possibility of bringing you “some kind of clinics” in September. 

Randy Foster 

EGMSA President


and The EGMSA Executive 

Pam Bartlett 

Laura Nicholson 

Nicole Gifford 

Dave Thornton 

Marge Haddon 

Mike Haddon


NEW RULE FOR 2019 - All Squirt age pitchers and below must wear a pitchers mask or helmet with a face mask on it while pitching.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

All players in MITE, SQUIRT, PEE WEE, BANTAM and MIDGET require a face mask on their helmets.  Failure to comply will result in an automatic out.  If any player has their own batting helmet, it is their responsibility to purchase a mask and have it installed. This is due to insurance requirements.  

Ontario passed legislation to protect amateur athletes by improving concussion safety on the field and at school.  You can read more about it HERE.

Our government is dedicated to the health and well-being of all participants in amateur competitive sport and to helping all people in Ontario succeed and lead safe, healthy, and active lives. While we are thrilled to see this law passed, you should be aware that the operative provisions have not been proclaimed into force.  However, EGMSA is staying on top of this and will be putting policies in place for the 2018 season and will continue to monitor further regulations as they become known.


Pam Bartlett

[e]  egmsa@live.ca - answered within 24-48 hrs

[p]  905-473-6260  please call after 5pm


Laura Nicholson

[e]  egmsasponsorship@live.ca - answered in 24-48 hrs

The Volunteers of E.G.M.S.A.
E.G.M.S.A. is run solely by volunteers.

We encourage kids of all ages and skill set to come out, have fun and make new friends.

The season provides kids with a balance of exercise, team building and confidence building activities.

We are an enthusiastic group with pride in our children and want them to enjoy what so many people of all ages have enjoyed for so long ... softball.

Softball is alive and well in East Gwillimbury and we hope you will come out and join us.

EG ... Get in the Game !



RANDY FOSTER             ..........  PRESIDENT - Trophies, Scheduling, Equipment, Development Clinics

PAM BARTLETT             ..........   Website, General Inquiries, Snackbar, Loop Liaison, Registrations, Tournament Coordinator

LAURA NICHOLSON       ..........   Sponsorship, Social Media

ROSS BARTLETT          ..........   Accts Rec / Accts Payable

NICOLE GIFFORD           ..........   Registrations, Uniforms, Umpire Scheduler

DAVE THORNTON           ...........  Communications, Facebook

MARGE HADDON            ...........  Registrations, EG Select Program 

MIKE HADDON                ...........  EG Select Program, Development



Screening of volunteers is an important part of providing a safe environment and is a requirement among organizations in the non-profit sector that provide programs and services to youth in the community, including sport organizations. The EGMSA is responsible, at law, to do everything reasonable to provide a safe and secure environment for participants in our programs.


We have partnered with BACKCHECK to perform these criminal background checks on our behalf.  These are now done quickly and from the comfort of your own home.  When you sign up to be a coach with EGMSA, you will receive an email invitation to complete the online form.  It's quick, it's easy and the results will come directly to EGMSA and be billed directly to EGMSA.



 Code of Conduct for Parents, Participants & Spectators

  1. ALL GAMES ARE SUBJECT TO TIME LIMITS.  The time limits differ depending on the division and the umpire will call the game at the time limit.  Time will not be extended to finish an inning once dead time stop is reached.
  2. The umpires calls are the final calls.  Only a coach may appeal or question a call in a civilized manner.
  3. Parents are discouraged from yelling from the bleachers at the umpires, the opposing coaches, opposing players or their own coach.
  4. The coaches and the members of the Association are volunteers who are freely giving of their time to provide your son/daughter with the opportunity to learn and play softball. Please treat the coaches and all volunteers with respect.
  5. The safety of the participants in the game is more important than the final score. All measures will be taken to ensure the players play / learn in a safe environment.
  6. It is important to be supportive and not let expectations become a burden to your son or daughter or any of the other players or coaches on the team.
  7. Players should be taught and encouraged that doing their best is as, or more important than winning, so the players will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game / event.
  8. Parents should make their sons/daughters and the coaches and other players feel like winners every time by offering praise for competing fairly and trying hard.
  9. All parents and spectators need to remember that children learn best by example. Always applaud good plays/performances by BOTH TEAMS.
  10. Do not ridicule, insult or yell at any child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  11. Value the contribution of the coach in developing the player?s talents; even though you may not always agree with their methods please do not interfere in a public manner. Any disagreements will be put forth in a personal and professional manner and should involve members from the EGMSA Executive. Be respectful and show appreciation for the volunteer coaches who give their time and effort to provide an enjoyable baseball experience the children.
  12. Understand that officials do not make the softball rules, they only apply them. Understand that officials are responsible to ensure that the game is played in a safe and fair manner for all participants. The officials who contribute their time for little reward which enables the participants to play an organized sport will be treated with respect and encouragement at all times. Parents will NEVER ridicule, question, or harass officials whatsoever.
  13. Understand that some players, coaches and officials are learning the game, and mistakes will be made in the learning process.
  14. Entering the field of play during a game to dispute a call by an official or volunteer or coach will result in IMMEDIATE EJECTION from the park where the game is being played and may result in suspension from additional games.
  15. Always encourage players to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility. The largest single reason for players and/or officials quitting the game is abuse from parents and spectators.
  16. Please do your part and support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children's sports activities.  This includes but is not limited to, negative comments to players, coaches, officials and the EGMSA Executives.