What are the divisions and costs for the 2023 House League Season?
Below is the tentative schedule and fees. Please note that the City of Niagara Falls does not confirm field allocations until early March so changes may be necessary. Practice nights will be determined by the individual coaches.
Rain out games will be played on Friday’s. There will also be games scheduled on the Friday night either prior to/ or the week after for the following holidays. Victoria Day, Canada Day, and the Civic Holiday. The fields are closed on holidays and city staff will not groom or line the diamonds therefore, we will need to schedule the lost game on a Friday night.
** Note registration is open until March 31/2023. Late registration runs Apri 1-15th 2023 and the rate is $195 **
|Division||Year of Birth||Fees||Game Night|
|Learn to Play||2018-2019||$65||Tuesday|
What does my registration fee pay for ?
· Field Costs / User fees
· Lighting Costs
· Umpire Fees
· Uniform Jersey
· Equipment (softballs, bases, catchers gear, first aid supplies, etc)
· Team/Individual Picture
· Year end celebration
· Administrative Costs
What equipment do I need to play?
· Running shoes and/or cleats ( no metal spikes allowed)
· Batting helmet with a face mask ( house league only under 18 years of age)
· Bat (we will have our annual equipment sale/swap in April where we will be selling used/next to new equipment. Most bats sell for $5 to $10 dollars)
· Fielders’ masks are not mandatory but strongly recommended especially for the Junior division where players are transitioning to live pitching and a more competitive level of play.
Where/when are the games played?
All House League games are played at Palmer Park in Niagara Falls. Mite games begin at 6:00pm or 7:05pm (or a combination of both). Junior Games begin at 6:00pm or 7:50pm (or a combination of both), Intermediate games begin at 6:00pm or 7:50pm (or a combination of both) and Senior games begin at 6:30pm or 8:05pm (or a combination of both)
**Our annual house league tournament will be played one weekend in June (date to be announced) . The games will be Friday evening, Saturday during the day and Sunday during the day. These games will be played at Patrick Cummings Sports Complex in Chippawa. **
Requests to have siblings play on the same team are the only requests that will be guaranteed.
· Coaching requests are not permitted except under extenuating circumstances
· Team balancing is the primary concern of the league and will take precedence over special requests
The deadline to withdraw from league with a refund is April 17th. There will be a $10 administration fee applied.
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We could not be prouder of our Niagara Falls Thundercats. 2022 has been an incredible year for these teams who brought home many medals throughout the tournament season. Niagara Falls had a team entered in each division . The Provincial Championships were played throughout Ontario and our teams finished it top spots.
Niagara Falls Mite Thundercats brought home Bronze
Niagara Falls Squirt Thundercats brought home Gold
Niagara Falls Novice Thundercats brought home Gold
Niagara Falls Bantam Thundercats brought home Gold
Niagara Falls Midget Thundercats brought home Gold.
We are so proud of these coaches and players for their determination and commitment to the sport of fastball and for also being wonderful ambassadors or not only the league but of the City of Niagara Falls.
Looking forward to next season !
What a Season !!
Over the past few weeks our house league teams battled hard during playoffs. The bleachers and at Palmer Park were packed and there was not a bare spot of grass with parents, siblings, grandparents and friends cheering on our players. We are very proud of our coaches and players for the successful season that we had and send out Congrats to those teams that placed in the top 3 for each division
Gold- Legion Branch 479
Bronze - Niagara Falls Lions Club
Gold - Kara Bishop Real Estate
Silver - The Jacket Cellar
Bronze - Evans Heating and Cooling
Gold - Buckners Source for Sports
Silver - Brock Ford
Bronze - Astro Transmission
Gold - Plan It Travel
Silver - Biamonte Chiropractic
Bronze - Jiffy Lube
Enjoy the rest of your summer and hope to see you all back next season for another fantastic year of Softball.
It was a great season this year. The NGMSA fielded 19 teams in our House league Division. This was possible due to our generous Sponsors
Please consider supporting these organizations who are true community leaders.
The NGMSA Scholarship Application is open to any current player in the NGMSA attending post secondary education in the 2022/2023 school year and who has not received this award in the past. The Winner of the $500.00 Scholarship is Claudia Mauriello.
Congratulations Claudia !!
We wish you continued success with your post secondary education at Brock University.
The Niagara Girls Minor Softball Association hosted teams from around Ontario in the Annual Falls Classic Select Tournament July 2nd.
Patrick Cummings Park was filled with teams and spectators having a fun filled day . The games were exciting with great hits and fantastic defensive plays and the aroma from the various bbq’s that were sparked up at lunch would make anyone hungry.
Thank you to all the teams that travelled on the holiday weekend to play in our tournament .
We hope to see you again next year !!
Congratulations to the winning teams .
1st Place - Niagara Falls
2nd Place- Milton
3rd Place - North London
4th Place - Topham Park
1st Place - Niagara Falls
2nd Place - Whitby
3rd Place - Burlington
4th Place- Londesborough
Good luck with the rest of your season to all teams.
We will see you next month at Provincials !
Last night at Palmer Park we were able to complete our House League Tournament for the Intermediate Division.
Over the course of 4 games being played in 2 locations one thing is for sure . Softball is back in full force in Niagara !!. We had numerous fans watching and cheering these players and it was
So great to have our whole NGMSA community out.
All the teams battled hard and made great plays. Congratulations to them all.
Added congratulations go out to our finalists !!
1st Place - Buckner’s Source for Sports
2nd Place - SCVFA
3rd Place - Brock Ford.
Congratulations all teams and the results are as follows:
1st Place - Kara Bishop Real Estate
2nd Place- Ultra Financial
3rd Place - Evans Heating and Cooling
Our Senior Division teams battled hard on July 17th at Palmer Park for their house league tournament.
Congratulations to all of the teams on a great day . The results are as follows:
1st Place - Biamonte Chiropractic
2nd Place - Plan It Travel
3rd Place - Jiffy Lube
Private one on one Pitching Lessons
Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games are looking for youth U16 volunteers to be batboys and batgirls. The date for this event is Aug 6 - 21, 2022. Each team would be assigned a batboy/batgirl and they would attend all games that the team plays during the week. . All games will be at Southward Park in Grimsby.
Below is a link for the schedule.
The women's competition will be from August 6 - August 12, 2022 . Teams participating are Alberta (AB), British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique (BC), Manitoba (MB), New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick (NB), Newfoundland & Labrador / Terre-Neuve et Labrador (NL), Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse (NS), Ontario (ON), Prince Edward Island / Île du Prince-Édouard (PE), Québec / Québec (QC), Saskatchewan (SK).
The men's competition will be August 15 - 21, 2022. Teams participating are Alberta (AB), British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique (BC), Manitoba (MB), New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick (NB), Newfoundland & Labrador / Terre-Neuve et Labrador (NL), Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse (NS), Ontario (ON), Quebec / Québec (QC), Saskatchewan (SK)
For more information or to volunteer contact Mary Murphy at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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2021-2022 Niagara Girls Minor Softball Association
Executive Board Members
President: Gregg Fortushniok
Vice President: Jim Thompson
Secretary: Wendy Bateman
Treasurer: Tina Marchese
Board Member: Kara Bishop
Board Member: David Dec
Board Member: Cathy Brady
Equipment Manager: David Dec
Scheduler: Gregg Fortushniok
Jr Umpire Scheduler: Wendy Batemen
Jr Umpire Development/Training: David Dec
Park /Gym Permits: Tina Marchese
Insurance: Tina Marchese
2022 Select Convenor: Cathy Brady
Registration: Tina Marchese
Sponsors: Wendy Bateman
Website: Tina Marchese
Social Media - Facebook - Tina Marchese
Instagram & Twitter - Emily Fortushniok
Practice Diamond Assignments:
Tournament Coordinators : Gregg Fortushniok /Tina Marchese
House League Uniforms: Jim Thompson/Tina Marchese
Fundraising: Full Executive
Player Development/Pitching Clinics: Wendy Bateman
Photos: Tina Marchese
Awards: Tina Marchese
End of the Season Celebration: Gregg Fortushniok /Kara Bishop
Bingo Coordinators: Tina Marchese
Spirit Wear: Simon Adamson/Gregg Fortushniok
Coaching Clinics: ( Mite ) Jim Thompson
(Junior/Intermediate/Senior) - Gregg Fortushniok
Learn to Play Convenor:
Mite Convenor: Karen Bishop
Junior Convenor: Simon Adamson
Intermediate Convenor: Simon Adamson
Senior Convenor: Jim Thompson
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 22030, Riall Heights Plaza, Niagara Falls, ON L2J 4J3
Phone: 9052-374-8493 (Voice Mail)