FAQs

We want to assist you with your questions about team schedule and upcoming events. If you have any questions, we are happy to answer them directly - simply call 416-803-2788 or email our Commisioner and League Executive at commissioner@bordertownslowpitch.com

Border Town’s regular season runs from May to early September with playoffs in late September.
There is very limited space available but we welcome new teams and individual players and we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS.
League can accommodate up to 20 teams. last year we had 20 teams divided into two divisions, the East and the West. The East play at Fleetwood on Mondays and Tuesdays. The West play at South Common on Mondays and Wednesdays. At this moment, we are at capacity but please contact us if you'd like to join; we have not confirmed if all the teams from last year are returning.
 Locations of Fields/Diamonds: We, given our relationship with the City of Mississauga and the fact that our League has been active since 1990, have been afforded two of the best Ball Parks/Diamonds in Mississauga. We play on Mondays and Tuesdays (Fleetwood) and Mondays and Wednesdays (South Common).  Games times are: 6:15 pm, 7:45 pm and 9:15 pm (15 minute grace).
• The season opens the week starting on Monday, May 2, 2011 (ending 1st or 2nd week of September; date dependent upon rain-outs and make-up games).
• Both fields are machine groomed and equipped with night lighting. Fleetwood has rest room facilities and South Common is equipped with an outdoor portable toilet.
• We do give the teams the option to choose preferred parks and nights and we will try to accommodate teams as much as possible.
• Complete kits will be provided, on or before the respective season starts (Schedule, Rules & Regulations, Tournament Rules, Contact List, Permits, Maps, Keys, etc.).
South Common Park
Glen Erin Dr., east side, north of Collegeway, west of Erin Mills Pkwy., east of Winston Churchill, south of Burnhamthorpe Rd. (parking lot access from Burnhamthrope)
Fleetwood Park 
South side of Burnhamthorpe Road, west of Mill Road, east of Dixie Road Our weekend playoffs are played at DUNTON PARK
Number of Games is commensurate with the number of teams. The schedule has yet to be finalized but what we can tell you is the minimum will be 18 games and the maximum 20 games this season (18-game schedule in 2010 Season).
All playoffs are played on a weekend in September.  On the Saturday, 3 (three) round robin games are played to determine your standings in your division.  On Sunday an elimination quarter-final, semi-final and FINALS for the Championship and Consolation prize are played.
• Team roster/co-ed ratio:  10 fielding positions with a minimum of 2 females in the field at all times.  Usually teams would have 14-15 regular roster players (with 4-5 females).  Maximum roster size is 20 players per team. Exceptions, however, are made if the team wishes a larger roster.
• BTSPL registers teams, not individuals. Individuals are welcome to inquire and we will do our best to connect you with teams needing players.  Keep in mind there is no player draft. 
• BTSPL is a recreational level slo-pitch league. Teams do range from competitive and intermediate levels, with the majority of the teams at the "E" or “REC” level.  Please note, we do have many "C" level individually skilled players, who have been with us for many years, but softball after all, is a team sport, and the prevalent Border Town sentiment is, ours is a fun league!  The minimum age is 18 (eighteen) years of age. With the incoming of new players every season, we have a good and strong mix of younger and older experienced players in our league.  Average age is early to mid 30s.
Team Registration cost (tba):  Last last's league fee was $1350.  2010 League fees is still to be determined but should be between $1350-1500.  Based on a team of 15 players, the cost is exponentially low at $90.00 per player.  This cost includes League Fees and Disbursements, accredited Slo-Pitch Ontario affiliated carded Umpires, League/Team and Banquet Tournament Insurance ($5 million liability insurance coverage for each player on your Team), Team Scorebook and SPO approved softballs.
Equipment (Bases, Bats, uniforms or team T-shirts) are supplied by each team respectively. Please see BAT POLICY page for approved equipment.
 Rules: Border Town adheres to Slo Pitch Ontario (SPOA) modified rules. Click on the link below for more information.
League Rules - ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
League Rules at a glance
Games Rules at a glance