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Looking for Coaches for the 2023 Season

We are looking for coaches for all divisions for the 2023 season and the application process is now open.

Please click on the following link and fill out an application to coach for our league.

We need coaches for the following division : 

Learn to Play ( Tuesday Nights)

Mite - ( Tuesday Nights)

Junior - ( Monday Nights)

Intermediate - ( Wednesday Nights)

Senior - ( Thursday Nights)

Coaching is very rewarding role and we are so thankful to those who volunteer for this position.   

If you are interested please click on the link below  and fill out an application.  We generally assign 2 coaches per team so if you are a part of a coaching pair please mention the person you would like to coach with in the comments part of the application.

Thank you for considering this very important role.

We are looking forward to a great season!!

Coaching Application/Registration

Coaching Application/Registration form

Midget Training / Tryouts

 

Attention all girls born in 2001 to 2005 - Indoor Training is set to begin!  

If you are currently playing House League and interested in improving your skills and/or are interested in playing for the NF Midget Select Team, then participating in Indoor Training is for you.  Sessions will be held on Thur Feb 9, 16, 23 & Mar 2, from 7:30-9:00 at Prince Philip Elementary School, 3112 Dorchester Rd NF

To join, you must be registered for House League prior to your first indoor training session (House League payment must not be made, but registration info completed for insurance purposes) and contact Bret Biamonte, bretbiamonte@gmail.com.  Indoor sessions will cost $30 for 4 sessions, cash is due at first session.  

Looking forward to seeing you there!



2023 House League Registraion

Hello future Thundercats. The 2023 house league registration portal is now open. Please click on the link below  to register.  We are looking forward to another great season of softball 

 

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 
Mite  2014-2017 $180 Tuesday
Junior  2011-2013 $180  Monday
Intermediate  2008-2010 $180  Wednesday
 Senior  2001-2007 $180

 Thursday

 

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

· Insurance

· Awards

· Year end celebration

· Administrative Costs

What equipment do I need to play?

· Glove

· 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. **

Special Requests

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.

Click on the link below to register. 

https://niagaragirlssoftball.sportngin.com/register/form/914461565

General Meetings

The NGMSA General meetings are open to all members of the league. We meet monthly from Sept thru April. Our meetings will be held at the Gale Centre Arena.  Emails go out to our members in advance of each meeting to announce the date and times.

Upcoming Meetings:

September 13/2022 - Gale Centre Arena - Sam Long Room 6pm

October 18th 2022 - Gale Centre Arena - Sam Long Room at 6pm

November 22nd  2022 - AGM - Gale Centre Arena - Sam Long Room at 6pm

December 7th 2022 -  Gale Centre Arena - Sam Long        Room at 6pm

January 24th 2023 - Gale Centre Arena - Sam Long Room  at 6pm

February 21st, 2023 - Gale Centre Arena - Sam Long Room at 6pm

 

2022 NGMSA Select Teams

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 !

2022 Sponsors

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.

  • Stamford Centre Volunteer Fireman’s Association 
  • Biamonte Chiropractic Centre
  • Enercare
  • Kara Bishop Real Estate
  • Plan it Travel
  • The Jacket Cellar
  • Magnum Signs & Awards
  • Optimist Club of Niagara Falls
  • Astro Transmission
  • Evans Heating and Cooling
  • Buckner's Source for Sports
  • Niagara Falls Lions Club
  • The Knights of Columbus
  • Legion Branch 479
  • Ultra-Financial

Private one on one Pitching Lessons

Niagara Falls Thundercats Spirit Wear on Sale now!!

Click on the red banner below to get to our store website.

Our Teamwear Store is now open.  Get your Niagara Falls Thundercats apparel and accessories right here.

Great gift ideas for players , coaches, sibling and parents.

Just click on the link to see the cool items we have to offer.

Thank you for supporting our players and our  league.

 

Niagara Falls Thundercat Teamwear Store

Our Team wear Store is now open. Get your Niagara Falls Thundercats apparel by clicking on the arrow above.

2022-2023 Executive Board

2022-2023 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

Committee Members

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, Instagram & Twitter - Emily Fortushniok

Practice Diamond Assignments:  Wendy Bateman & Cathy Brady

Tournament Coordinators :  Gregg Fortushniok /Tina Marchese

House League Uniforms:  Tina Marchese

Select Uniforms:  Kara Bishop

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 Coordinator:  Tina Marchese

Spirit Wear: Simon Adamson/Gregg Fortushniok

Coaching Clinics/Development/Booklet:  Jim Thompson

Learn to Play Convenor:  

Mite Convenor: Karen Bishop

Junior Convenor: Simon Adamson

Intermediate Convenor: Simon Adamson

Senior Convenor: Jim Thompson

 

Contact Us: 

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 22030, Riall Heights Plaza, Niagara Falls, ON L2J 4J3

Phone:  9052-374-8493 (Voice Mail)

Email:  niagarafallsthundercats@live.com