Welcome to the home page of the

"Georgian Bay Minor Softball League"

"GBMSL"

The "GBMSL" Member Communities

 Click on yours for additional details & information

Coldwater Rippers coldwater@gbmsl.com
Elmvale Expos expos@gbmsl.com
Lafontaine lafontaine@gbmsl.com
Minesing Otters minesingball@gbmsl.com
Perkinsfield -
Port McNicoll Thunder portthunder@gbmsl.com
Toanche Eagles toanche@gbmsl.com  
Vasey Giants giants@gbmsl.com 
Victoria Harbour Hornets hornets@gbmsl.com
Wyebridge -
Wyevale wyevale@gbmsl.com

 

The GBMSL is a co-operation of approx. 11 communities in the Georgian Bay area. Each community has a representative that sits on the GBMSL and the league executive is elected from those individuals.

Our season begins on the May long weekend and runs until Mid August to September depending on the teams involved. Our registrations generally begin in each community by March.

We are a mixed league starting at age 6 and running to age 19, playing competitive fastball amongst the other participating communities of the GBMSL


We had a great turnout at the Level 1 exam get together- 16 of us! Thanks to everyone for supporting this venture. The GBMSL would like to sincerley apologize for the lack of pizza as advertised. Sadly the pizza place was closed due to the Easter weekend. We'll try to make it up to you somehow throughout the season.

All teams are now registered for the 2014 season

Schedules will hopefully be finished by early May

Season start is Monday May 19th with Tyke & Bantam games commencing

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR TYKE PLAYERS 2014- Batting Helmets with Face Guards are required this season for all Tyke players at bat!


Please contact the community rep from their home page above to inquire as to available places on teams!

Victoria Harbour- Still room in Blastball (4-5 year olds) - Room for 1 Squirt-  All of our other teams are FULL

Toanche- Mite & Bantam are full, Limited Spots in Squirt & Peewee, Tyke & Midget have some room yet!

Coldwater- All teams are full

Port McNicoll- Room for 3 Tykes, 3 Mites, 3 Peewee & Lots of Bantams

Vasey- Room for 3 Mites & 5 Squirts & some Tykes

Lafontaine- Room in all divisions

Wyevale- Room for 4-5 Tballers, Room in Tyke, all other divisions are full

Minesing- Room in Blastball & Tyke, A few spots in Mite, Squirt & Peewee- Bantam & Midget are Full

Elmvale- Room in Squirt, Peewee & Midget (looking for a pitcher at the Midget level)


THE GBMSL BLOG

Latest Blog Posts

Toanche Skills Clinic
GBMSL 2014 Kickoff Meeting
Bantam Select team tryout for Aug 17th Provincial in Port McNicoll- Sunday @ 6:30p.m.
Tyke “A” Championship Tournament game rescheduled for Sunday
Coldwater takes Gold at GBMSL Bantam Tournament
Midget Rattlers take Gold in Minesing
Bantam Tournament Games are ON!
Midget Selects capture Gold in Bramalea
Select Mite & Peewee take Gold in Bracebridge
Vasey Captures 2013 Peewee Tournament Title








JUNIOR UMPIRE CLINIC 2014

All participants MUST register in advance and by April 13th (cutoff Sunday evening) There will be no new registrants allowed the day of the clinic (no walk-ins)

GBMSL will be hosting a clinic for all youth interested in getting their 2014 certification.

Date: Saturday April 26th at the Coldwater Arena

Registration fee must be paid at the door unless your community is paying (a cheque from the community is required the same day if that is the case)

The registration for the Junior clinic is now closed! If you have registered and are looking for more information on that day please click the "Clinic Information" link below!

CLINIC INFORMATION 


 


Tournament dates for 2014- so you can plan ahead!

Please note that all tournaments use Sunday as the rain date. We have gone to Sundays quite often in the past due to weather so you need to plan for it as well at this point.

Midget- June 6/7- Victoria Harbour

All Star Games- June 13/14- Wyevale

Peewee- June 20/21- Victoria Harbour

Mite- July 4/5- Toanche/Lafontaine

Squirt- July 11/12- Wyevale/Perkinsfield

Bantam- July 18/19- Port McNicoll

Tyke Year End Playoff- July 25/26- Vasey/Lafontaine

Mite Year End Playoff- August 8/9- Minesing


Executive 2014-15

President- Roy Patenaude
Vice President- Carl Luoma
Secretary- Michele Clark
Treasurer- Felix Ladouceur
Scheduler- Keith Chapman
Statistician- Sandra Chapman
Umpire in Chief- Rene Robitaille
Junior Umpire Development- Keith Chapman and Michele Clark
Directors- Christine Patenaude, Ed Moriarty, Kelly Findlay, Ken Wallace & Kevin Wagner
Past President- Barb Maw

Deputy UIC's- Keith Chapman, Felix Ladouceur & Tony Dickson

Select Representative for GBMSL at the OSSTA- Keith Chapman & Sandra Chapman


GBMSL Liason's for 2014 will be- Tyke-Keith Chapman, Mite & Squirt- Ken Wallace, Peewee to Midget- Carl Luoma, If you have questions related "to the game rules, etc." then please feel free to contact the league reps. If you have complaints about something then you must go through your community representative for GBMSL. Junior Umpires with issues can contact Keith Chapman or Michele Clark and they will try to assist


Rule Changes for 2014-

Tyke & Mite will not change with the exception of a rain/weather rule. Two innings in Tyke & 3 innings in Mite will constitute a game if weather forces the game to an end. If that point is not reached then a new game must be played.

Squirt to Midget will have a 7 run limit for the first 4 innings with the 5th inning and onward being open. Mercy rule of 15 runs after 5 (or 4 1/2 if home team is winning) will apply as well

A new code of conduct/discipline will hopefully be introduced by the start of this season. Our hope is this code will make those causing problems at games (fans, coaches or players) and they will be dealt with accordingly.

A new Select Program format/rules is to be introduced for 2014-this program will look at all aspects of select from organization, teams, coaching, etc with requirements for each set out by the league.

Medals/recognition for Season Champions- In addition to the presentation of the season trophy the league will introduce a recogniton item as well for each player starting in 2014

 


Rattler Select/Rep Team Information

Info- rattlers@gbmsl.com and it will forwarded to the coach/manager of the team you are inquiring about!

The  Rattler Teams- Past & Present- all information on GBMSL Rattler teams here! Including Tryout, Practice & Tournament information

What is a RATTLER? - logos & definition of rattler


 

  

 

The Don Hawke Midget Memorial Trophy

"There'll be two buses leaving the hotel for the park tomorrow. The two o'clock bus will be for those of you who need a little extra work. The empty bus will leave at five o'clock."

     Baseball Expressions  Some ball Chatter  Famous Ball Quotes


GBMSL Tournaments 2013

Tournament Details, Umpire Assignments will be updated as the tournaments approach, generally at least one week in advance. Results will follow tournament based on information conveyed to the league through coaches & photos taken- Please send us your photos (640X480 res.) and we'll try and add them to the site. We especially are looking for photos of teams from each community. Email them to webmaster@gbmsl.com

NOTE: IMPORTANT- In the past we have had several rain games in all divisions played on the Sunday- not being able to field a team because parents didn't plan on being available for the Sunday will not be considered a valid argument and it will result in a team forfeit from the tournament. Please make sure that you don't ignore the Sunday date as if cancellations due to weather occur then games will be played on the Sunday if necessary!

Tournaments 2013

Dates for 2013

Hosts 2013

Additional Details-  click on buttons below!- To get current info hit your F5 key- it refreshes your computer & forces it to download newest page! Should all be 2012 info!
2013 info will be updated to this section once formats are sorted out, often not until a week before the tournament as game results up to that point are used for seeding
MIDGET June 7th & 8th (Rain Date 9th) Victoria Harbour
 "All Star" Games June 14th & 15th (Rain Date 16th) Elmvale         All Star Players     Skills competition 1st to 4th
PEEWEE June 21st & 22nd (Rain Date 23rd) VictoriaHarbour/
Waubaushene
MITE July 5th & 6th (Rain Date 7th) Toanche with overflow to Lafontaine
SQUIRT July 12th & 13th (Rain Date 14th) Wyevale & Perkinsfield
BANTAM July 19th & 20th (Rain Date 21st) Port McNicoll
TYKE Championships July 26th & 27th (Rain Date 28th) Vasey and Lafontaine
MITE Championships August 9th & 10th (Rain Date 11th) Minesing

The Playoff's 2013


 

THE UMPIRE'S CORNER

2014 Umpire Level 1 Registration Form from Softball Ontario

Registered "LEVEL 1" Umpires for 2012 (All of Zone 6) 

Local  Umpires for 2013, both Level 1's & Juniors  Local Umpires

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