About: Member Associations 

Softball in Ontario consists of four member associations that Softball Ontario brings together. Each of these member associations has a distinct role in providing competition to the athletes of Ontario. The associations are the PWSA, the OASA, the ORSA, and the SPOA.

Provincial Women's Softball Association (PWSA)

The PWSA is responsible for female fast pitch in Ontario. The association provides competition opportunities including regional or zone and Provincial Competitions and sanctions tournaments. The PWSA registers and communicates to female fast pitch teams and provides female only skill development opportunities (skills camp). Talent identification on female fast pitch players is used for awarding outstanding talent and recognizing potential National Team and Canada Games players. The association provides elite competition opportunities such as Canada Games and entry to national Championships and scholarship opportunities for female fast pitch players so they will remain in Ontario. The PWSA registers minor and adult teams and represents 319 competitive and 1,028 recreational teams.

Ontario Amateur Softball Association (OASA)

The OASA is responsible for male fast pitch in Ontario. The association provides competition opportunities including regional or zone and Provincial Competitions and sanctions tournaments. The OASA registers and communicates to male fast pitch teams. Talent identification on male fast pitch players is used for awarding outstanding talent and recognizing potential National Team and Canada Games players. The association provides elite competition opportunities such as Canada Games and entry to national Championships and scholarship opportunities for male fast pitch players so they will remain in Ontario. The OASA registers minor and adult teams and represents 369 competitive and 3,316 recreational teams.

Ontario Rural Softball Association (ORSA)

The ORSA is responsible for male and female fast pitch in small town, rural communities in Ontario. The association provides competition opportunities including two out of 3 Provincial Competitions, sanctions tournaments, and registers and communicates with rural and small town fast pitch teams. The ORSA registers minor and adult teams and represents 333 competitive and 418 recreational teams.

Slo-Pitch Ontario Association (SPOA)

SPO is responsible for male and female slo-pitch in Ontario. The association provides competition opportunities including regional or zone and Provincial Competitions and sanctions tournaments. The association registers mainly adult teams and represents 5,589 teams.

 

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