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Anti-Discrimination Provision

Everyone has the right to feel safe and participate in an accessible and inclusive sport environment. This means the sport environment is free from violence, regardless of the participant’s age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, language, creed, religion, athletic ability, body type, socioeconomic, family and marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sex, and sexual orientation.

Welcoming all new and returning Stinger's athletes!

Our off-season training begins!

Thank you for an incredible 2023 season.

We had our biggest and most successful houseleague & select season in almost a decade. 

Now, our off-season training, planning and organizing for our 2024 season begins!

  • Indoor pitching clinic for our senior pitchers is underway
  • Annual General Meeting (AGM) is Tuesday October 24th at 7:30 PM at Mazo de la Roche Elementary School
  • Santa Claus Parade is Saturday November 18th
  • Indoor gyms are booked and training schedules will be coming out soon
  • Outstanding select showcase on Sept 17th!
  • Coach's applications for the 2024 season are being accepted
  • Our Hive is BUZZING!!

Next year, in 2024, we celebrate 50 years of softball in Newmarket. Join us to celebrate together. 

Newmarket Santa Claus Parade November 18th 2023

Newmarket Minor Softball Association welcomes you!

Early Bird 2024 Player Registration Opening Soon!

2024 online Registration Opening Soon!

Watch for email and social media notification when you can register. Bee the first in line to join us to celebrate and play in our 50th anniversary season!

Early Bird, sibling & refer-a-friend discounts available again for 2024!! Register ASAP to have full use of indoor gym practices and clinics.

All players using taking part in indoor gym practices & training will be required to be registered with the NMSA for 2024.

New 2024 Coach’s Application

To all our returning coaches and welcoming new coaches to the Stingers,

We are excited to be launching our new online coach’s application. Whether you’re new to coaching or returning for another incredible season, our updated process offers more tools & support.

Our new application provides an amazing format for you to share your accreditation history, your training and your desire to help lead and set up our players and yourself for success.

Lead by our 5-year strategic plan, we will be supporting goals to reach >60% female coaches, accreditation standards for all coaches, focus on mental health, safe-space programing, emergency action plans, concussion protocols, inclusivity, anti-bullying and anti-discrimination. 

Watch for invitation to apply online if you wish to coach a houseleague or select team in 2024.


Thank you Newmarket and surrounding area for helping us surpass our registration targets for the 3rd year in a row!

More girls are playing softball at more age divisions than in the past 8 years! Even more exciting.... girls have joined to play for the first time and players returned to play at all age divisions in 2023! 

Providing fun, safe-space, inclusive and competitive programming are the key components of what makes our league unique.  We are so glad you are part of our Hive. #BringtheSting in 2024!



Newmarket Stingers - Committed to building the best girl's Houseleague Softball in the Region

2022 U11 Girls

We are the Newmarket Stingers. We are proud of our nearly 5 decades of offering safe, inclusive, competitive and FUN softball programming. Our foundation is built upon trusted coaches, officials and volunteers who share a common goal of offering exciting community-inspired houseleague softball that can be enjoyed by players of all ages and levels of play. We are so excited to see so many new faces join our league each year. Along with our returning players, we will continue to create a safe place for your children to play, grow, laugh and succeed. Welcome to our hive. 

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Safe - Fun - Competitive - Inclusive

NMSA - Softball Ontario - Softball Canada - OSSTA

Your Newmarket Minor Softball Association is committed to ensuring your child will find a welcoming, safe, fun, competitive and inclusive environment to play the game of softball. 

Our coaches, officials, volunteers and executive work tirelessly to ensure your child has a positive experience in making new friends, sharing laughs, learning how to be a contributing member of a team and develop leadership skills both on and off the diamond. 

Through our houseleague and select teams, the NMSA will seek out and work closely with associations who share our guiding principles of safety, inclusivity, competitiveness and fun. 

Removing Financial Barriers to Play Softball

Click here for more information about 2 sources of grants to help kids who may be facing financial barriers so they can participate in our registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of Stinger's Softball.

2023 Season Highlights!

We play, laugh, win, lose and compete together!

  • Registration grew by over 20% from 2022.
  • Next 5-year strategic plan underway
  • 2 new U11 Houseleague teams
  • 2 new U15 Houseleague teams
  • New U13, U15 and U17 Select teams
  • More female coaches
  • 8 female umpires now officiating our games
  • Hosted 24 teams at U15 OSSTA Provincial Championships
  • Hosted 3 one-day Select tournaments (U11, U15, U17)
  • U11 select team tournament winner!
  • Upgrades to diamond 3
  • New interleague houseleague games with Vaughan, Barrie, Bradford and Richmond Hill
  • Jumpstart Grant to help fund training and development of female coaches and officials
  • September 22nd Select Showcase 
  • 3 Gyms running weekly off-season winter indoor training and pitching clinics
  • Stingers Fanwear! Best sales ever!
  • Hosted Softball Ontario Coach's clinic
  • Hosted Softball Ontario Umpire clinic
  • Hosted Softball Ontario Pitching clinics
  • Our Hive! Concessions, office trailer rental for entire season!
  • 3 new team sponsors
  • New storage bins at 2 diamonds
  • 100's of volunteer hours signed off for high school students
  • New drag mats and batter's box frames built by volunteers

We welcome new players to join our exciting league and hope you can join us to celebrate 50 years of softball in 2024!

Our 2022 Season in Pictures.

All Softball Players Welcome

We recognize the past 2+ years has been very challenging financially for many families in our Region. If your daughter or her friend wants to play softball, please contact me directly. The Stingers recognize the importance of playing sports in the overall positive mental & physical health of our children and will ensure registration fees and equipment costs are no barrier to play softball with us this season.

Glenn Burton, Executive Director, NMSA

Calling all local Schools!

Does your school teach softball in gym? Does your school have softball teams? If not, please contact us!

We can help by offering equipment (bases, balls, bats etc) to local schools who wish to play the game of softball. We can also help to provide fun skills & drills workout sheets, how to run practices & games & how to introduce the game of softball to all ages. 

Please ask your gym teacher, principal, parent or guardian to contact us and we can help. Softball is an easy game to learn and play for kids of all ages. Whether you are new to the sport or just wish to play more during school hours, the Newmarket Stingers can help. Please contact Glenn Burton at:

for more information. Let's play Ball!

Welcome to the Home of the Newmarket Stingers!

The Newmarket Minor Softball Association invites you to share in celebrating our 49th year of providing safe, fun and inclusive Softball sports programming to our community. Our Strategic Plan has allowed us to embark on a 4 year plan driven by the theme “community” as our core objective. The game of Softball is alive and well in Newmarket!

We are actively engaged in new community events, new activities at the diamonds, more training and giving back more value to our players, coaches, officials, families and sponsors.

Our 2023 focus will be to continue to attract, develop, train and encourage female players, coaches and umpires. Our U11, U13, U15, U17, U19 and U21 all-female houseleague and Select fastball teams provide fun, safe, inclusive, healthy and competitive games and tournaments. We welcome all players of all skill levels. 

We have already kicked off our year with creative ways to improve healthy activity in our community, make playing softball more accessible, affordable and improve the lives of children through the power of sport.

Whether you are a returning player or new the game of softball, we offer organized softball to all ages from 4 years old to adults. We welcome you to BEE part of our HIVE ! 

Coaches and Volunteers-Sign Up Here

Bee a part of the hive and help shape player development


The Stinger's Community

We are a not-for-profit organization and we are very grateful to the volunteers who entirely run our league.

We have been actively involved with the Newmarket community since 1974. Our Softball league is successful only with the support of our valued sponsors. We offer the best deal in town for house league sports and our regularly scheduled games are on weekdays. Our strategic plan focuses on providing quality programming to all our players, families, volunteers and sponsors.


Catch our Stingers Good to Hear story on FM 105.9 The Region

Fast Forward to 21:40 in the clip to hear 105.9's Kevin Frankish interview Stingers Executive Director, Glenn Burton about the 40% growth in softball registration this year and the Stingers focus on developing female leaders both on and off the diamond.

Bee part of our Hive
Back to School Program

Newmarket Stingers - Proud co-host of the Girl's U11 and U17 2022 OSSTA Provincial Championships

Coaching Clinics with Softball Ontario

The Stingers are proud of all our Softball Ontario accredited coaches!

Join our Umpire team in 2023

We are actively recruiting & training new umpires with a focus on developing female umpires to lead our officiating team. Multiple games per week, tournaments and special events will keep you very busy and great way to earn extra $$'s in 2023. Please go to our new Umpire Registration to connect!

Newmarket Stingers Awarded Jumpstart Grant for our 2022-23 Seasons!!

The #Newmarket Stingers are thrilled to be awarded a Canadian Tire Jumpstart grant to attract, engage & develop a long-term interest in the sport of softball by providing training to girls & young women to become coaches, umpires & leaders in our communities. Bee part of an amazing team of players, coaches, officials & volunteers who all share in the passion of creating safe, fun, inclusive access to sport & play. The 2022 season was a huge success, we can't wait for an even better 2023!

 #BringtheSting in 2023.

Contact Newmarket Minor Softball Association

Contact Newmarket Minor Softball Association