West End Slo-pitch Association
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WELCOME HOME!
Since 1978, WESA has been a home for sports-minded, fun-loving folks in the LGBT+ community in Greater Vancouver.


Registration Dates for 2024

Priority Online Registration for 2023 Returning Members opened on Saturday February 3rd, 2024.
Please check your email for instructions and the code to register.  If you already have your code, you can register here.

Online Registration for everyone else opened on Wednesday, February 7th 2024.  No code required

  1. Start here and choose "New Members (Tier 1 or Tier 2)" from the drop-down list.
  2. If you don't have a WESA Teamlinkt account you will be asked to create one.
  3. When asked who do you want to register / if you are registering yourself or a family member, always choose "myself".
  4. Be sure to read the Member Agreement and check the "I Agree" box.
  5. You may pay your registration fee by credit card, debit Visa, or debit MasterCard.
  6. Select "no" to the banner offer regarding purchasing a subscrption to TeamLinkt.
  7. Complete your registration!

New to the League?
WESA welcomes many new members every season. Former WESA members who did not register in the 2023 season are also considered new members for registration purposes.

As part of the registration process for New Members, WESA runs a series of Field Days. Field Days for the WESA 2024 Season are scheduled for Sunday, February 25, 2024 @ 10AM and Saturday, March 2, 2024 @ 1:30PM at Strathcona Park.

Field Days help the league assess the skill level of new members so that members can be allocated to the tier that will offer them the optimal softball experience.  They also provide an opportunity for Coaches to meet and see who our new members are.  

Attending one of these Field Days is mandatory for new players and any former WESA member who last registered in 2020 or earlier.  If you cannot attend, please do not register.  Instead, please contact Membership (at) WESA.net for more information.

WESA also offers the free-to-members "Softball Essentials clinics program" for rookies and novice players. This four-week program runs in the pre-season and focuses on teaching the basic skills (i.e., throwing & catching, infield & outfield, running bases, and batting) as well as providing an introduction to, and practical knowledge of, the game of slo-pitch softball. Mark your calendar now for this and other upcoming WESA events. Visit our Events page here.

For more information about registration please contact Membership (at) WESA.net..


JOINING THE LEAGUE 

To learn more about WESA history please visit this link.

WESA is a 'Draft' league
One of the things that we love about WESA is that when registering to play every year, you will sign up as an individual, rather than a team, and choose one of our two tiered divisions in which to register. This means that every year you will make new friends and play with new teammates. 

It is not possible to register a team or partial team to play in WESA. All players are pooled together within the tiered division in which they sign up for and coaches assigned by the WESA Commission draft their teams for the season from the list of available players.  

This universal draft process promotes the social and participation values that are such an important part of WESA culture and helps ensure that new and returning players alike and of all abilities have an opportunity to play.

Our Division Structure 
In 2023, WESA updated the old D and C division structure to a new tiered division structure: Tier 1 and Tier 2. While both tiered divisions are competitive due to the nature of sport, both offer a friendly, fun, and social environment to play softball and make great friends.   

  • Tier 1 - Appropriately suited for players of all abilities and ages who prioritize a slower-paced game, including beginner and novice softball players, who may not yet have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of the game. 
  • Tier 2 - Best suited for more experienced softball players who have a good grasp of the fundamentals of the game and who appreciate a more efficient, fluid, and faster-paced game. 

WESA - Welcome Home!

 (updated February 6th, 2024) 

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