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Announcements

New Co-COMMISSIONERS SELECTED!

PLEASE WELCOME Kevin Andrews and Brandon Harr!


The GCKA Board would like to welcome both Kevin and Brandon as the new softball co-commissioners. They will be working to get the Spring season up and running. Please remember they WILL need help. The softball email address is [email protected].


Update: 4-4-2020
A note from the commissioners:
As of today(4-4-2020) we are suspending registrations for Spring Softball. We are awaiting decisions by the GCKA board. Many questions remain unanswered at this time and we will do our best to answer them ASAP. Thank you all for your continued patience!
Kevin and Brandon

Update: 1-30-2020

A note from the new commissioners: 
Welcome to GCKA Spring Softball. You are probably wondering with new leaders what is going to change and what will stay the same.

First we want to thank you for your interest in having your child(ren) participate in the GCKA Softball program! 

There will be a few changes to this years' softball league. Most significantly being that all regular season games will be scheduled for Saturday doubleheaders, with rainout makeups to be determined. This will allow teams to continue to practice twice a week (either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday evenings) throughout the regular season. 

Also to be noted; we are aware that the beginning of the softball practice schedule will conflict with the end of GCKA Soccer schedule. Please do not let this discourage you from signing your child up for softball. We encourage you to finish out the remainder of the soccer season and attempt to make the first few weeks of softball practices if possible and at your discretion, just please keep your coaches informed. 

Please read through the website entirely as many questions you may have will be answered here. Rules and guidelines for the league listed on the website will be followed with no exceptions. Requests listed on registrations such as preferred practice nights/times or preferred coaches/players/teammates will be granted to the best of our ability but not outside of the guidelines listed on the site. A link is provided to the 2020 GCKA Softball rules at the end of this page.

Lastly, and most importantly, this is a recreational softball league. Coaches will be given guidance to ensure teaching, safety, and fun before competitiveness. Arguing with umpires, coaches, players, or spectators will not be tolerated. Violators will be asked to leave the fields and potentially banned. 

Again, thank you for your interest in the GCKA Softball program. We look forward to a great season!

Commissioners,
Kevin Andrews and Brandon Harr


3/8/2020  
Updates from the Commissioners:


The format for PK-1 division has changed and will be as follows and different than the 2-12 divisions:
Practices will be Monday and Wednesday evenings until games begin. Once games begin players will be practicing on Mondays and playing their games on Wednesdays in place of practices. Rainouts to be made up on a Monday evening. Please direct questions and concerns to [email protected]
Thank you!
Andrew and Brandon- Softball commissioners

2020 Spring Softball Registration Information

All dates, times, fees are subject to change. Please check back frequently.

 
When:
Online: February 17 Thru April 3, 2020 11:59PM- SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY- UPDATE FORTHCOMING

In person:  During normal office hours - Mon 12-8pm, Thur. 5-8pm and Fridays 12-4pm


Register Online Anytime within the above dates.  

(Online payments processed by Blue Sombrero) 

        

Where:


Register Online

or

GCKA Office (4570 Haughn Rd, Grove City, OH 43123)


Late Sign-ups:

TBD
with a $25 late fee added.  Please email [email protected] with questions or concerns
   
All registrations are subject to a $5 administration fee
Leagues & Fees:
Division*
CURRENT grade on January 1, 2020
League Type Registration
  Fee
 

Pre-K thru 1st Grade (age 4 by Jan. 1st.)*

Coach Pitch $115
2nd Grade thru 3rd Grade* Player Pitch  $125  
4th Grade thru 12th Grade* Player Pitch

$135


* Divisions will be created based on registration numbers.  
* Please use your child's CURRENT grade to determine registration division  

Player Evaluations:


None

Practices:


TBD: we are aiming for the week of April 20, 2020 (dependent on weather and field conditions). 

Practices are generally Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur. They held 2 days a week and between the hours of 6:00-8:00pm.  Teams will continue to practice once games begin(ex. 2 practices and 2 games per week for grade 2-12).  All practices are at Murfin Fields. 
You will have a preference request on the registration and we will do our best to meet those requests.   Usually it is a lack of coaches on a requested day that prevents us from meeting all requests.  Please consider coaching a team!  We are ALWAYS looking for volunteers!


Games:

Games will begin around May 23, 2020 and end in mid-July
(dependent on weather and field conditions).  Games are played on Saturdays and in doubleheader format for grades 2-12.  PK-1 will play games on Wednesday evenings in place of their 2nd practice of the week and NOT play on Saturdays. All games are held at Murfin Fields. 
2020 Schedules will be available HERE after registration is complete and umpires have been secured.
Pictures:

TBD Usually the first or second week of games.
Uniforms:
 
TBD- Uniforms are received just before games begin.
Please use clothing sizes as a general guideline and err on the larger size when uncertain.
Please order the larger if you are between sizes.

Equipment Needed:

All required equipment with the exception of cleats, softball gloves and bats will be provided by GCKA.

Other equipment that you may be interested in purchasing but are NOT required include: a face mask and chest guard.

Honoring Requests:
A limit of 6 returning players on any one team. The coaches and assistants' children do count in this total.

After Registering:

A coach will contact you with specifics after April 12, 2020.  Some may call/email later than others, so don't panic.  Contact GCKA at the email below if you haven't been contacted by April 17, 2020

Volunteer Coaches:

We are currently looking for coaches.  If interested please complete a volunteer application after registering for an account and clicking on the volunteer tab.  If you have any questions or concerns please call 614-871-0080 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

Please print the background consent form HERE. And return it be mail, email([email protected]) or fax at 614-871-5536.


Coach Information:

Coaches meeting: Friday, April 10, 2020 at the Murfin office 6pm.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Do you have a business or group interested in sponsoring a team?

Team sponsorship includes name on 1 teams' uniforms and recognition on the GCKA website. 

Spring Sponsorship: $250.   
Fall Sponsorship: TBD

Contact the GCKA office at 614-871-0080 or [email protected]  or [email protected] for more information.
 
League Rules

Click here for a PDF of the GCKA Softball League Rules for 2020

All dates, times, fees are subject to change. Please check back frequently.

Online Registration

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