We accept both team and individual requests to participate within our league.

 

If you are not familiar with our league, we ask that you review the following information, which should help you gain a better understanding.  Membership links can be found at the bottom of this page.

What are the fees for team and player participation?
Teams:
Entry fee for new teams in 2024 is $1,800, which includes a security deposit ($100).  This deposit is refunded when the team ceases to continue membership.  Pickering Men’s Slow Pitch is a Not-for-Profit organization and we seek to operate on a break-even basis each season.
Teams must provide their own jerseys and any other game equipment for all players.  Each shirt must be the same colour with unique numbers (one or two digits) on the back of each shirt.
Individual player:  Fees are set by each team.

When are team fees payable?
A registration date is held annually near the end of February.  All teams must pay the full amount by this deadline.  Preferred payment method is by Interac transfer.  If not paying by Interac then payment by a bank draft is allowed.  Cash is not accepted.  Specific instructions will be sent to team reps in late January.

What is the minimum age requirement to participate in the league?
As at December 31st of the registration year:  Members must be eighteen years old.  For the Masters Division, members must be forty years old.

When are league games played?
Games are played on Sundays commencing in early May and continue through to the end of September.  Game start times vary as follows: 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.  The league attempts to vary the start times equitably across the various time slots.

Where are league games played?
Five Pickering parks are utilized for league games, as follows: Centennial, Dunmoore North, Dunmoore South, Forestbrook North and Kinsmen South.  In the past, facility emergencies have necessitated the scheduling of a few games in Ajax and Scarborough.

What is the structure of the league?
The league has been operating with six divisions.  One Masters Division for our older members and five Open Divisions which are set up based on the competitive level of the teams.
Each team is scheduled to play a sixteen-game regular season (across thirteen weeks) followed by playoffs (double knockout format).
In addition, there is an optional tournament for all teams conducted in June across a Friday and Saturday.  Note: Regular league play is conducted on the Sunday following the tournament.

How long are the games?
For all games, excluding tournament finals and league playoff finals, no new inning will commence after one hour and fifteen minutes has elapsed.

Are league games scheduled on long weekends?
No!  The league does not schedule games on the following weekends: Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday and Labour Day.

What does the league cover for each game?
For each game, the league provides two game balls (one new and one old), bases, a home plate board and a carded umpire.  The league also covers all facility charges as well as N.S.A.  liability and injury insurance coverage for all members.  Each of our parks bunker boxes is equipped with a defibrillator.  All league umpires are trained annually and are certified.

What do teams/players require for each game?
Every team should have a medical kit at the game.  Bats, gloves and player equipment (eg: helmet, catcher’s mask, if desired) are the responsibility of the teams and/or their players.

How does a team earn prize money?
Teams are awarded prize money across three categories: regular season standing (top three teams), tournament results (two to four teams depending upon the number of entries) and playoff results (top three teams).

 

If you are considering entering a team, click here!

 

If you wish to join our wait list as an individual player, you will need to submit a registration form.  This form will ask you to provide detailed information which will provide us with pertinent information.  Your registration request will be filed with our league registrar.  Team reps, requiring players, will work with the registrar to source players, who meet their needs, which will vary from experience they require and positions that they are needing to fill.  The registrar will provide teams with players that match the team’s needs.  Therefore, if you are applying, it is recommended that you provide as much information as possible.  To access and complete the form,  click here!

 

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