Announcements

Update: May 2022
A note from the GCKA Executive Board:

Volunteers needed!

GCKA is currently searching for a softball commissioner to begin next season (2023). Interested parties would have experience with budgets, planning/scheduling games as well as umpires and scheduling software, ordering uniforms as well as excellent communication skills. It also requires a great deal of time so please make sure you have the open schedule to commit. You would work with 20-30 coaches and 10-15 umpires and supports 200 girls.

If you are interested, please email your resume and a short letter outlining your experience to gckasports@yahoo.com.

 

GCKA also wishes to publicly thank Kevin Andrews and Brandon Harr for volunteering for the challenging position and working through the pandemic to be the first sport at GCKA fielded during that trying and uncertain time! They worked hard to limit exposure and get the girls playing in 2020 and we had 2 successful years despite the virus!

Thank you both!!


Feb 2022

A note from the commissioner
The GCKA Softball season is registering now!

2022 GCKA Girls Rec Softball registration will open February 28th and closes March 25th.
Practices will start the week of April 11th.
Games will start the week of 5/21 (5/2 for 6u).

Please email gckasoftballcommissioner@gmail.com with questions or concerns.


*The league will follow all guidelines set forth by Gov. DeWine in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.*


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. Commissioners will attempt to complete requests for coaches or practice nights but there are no guarantees. A link is provided to the 2022 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

2022 Girls Recreational Softball Registration Information

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

 
When:

Register by clicking Login/Register top right of page 

(Online payments processed by Demosphere)  

Registration opens February 28th, 2022 and ends March 25th, 2022  

*NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED*

Questions? GCKA office hours - Mon 12-8pm, Thur. 4-8pm and Fridays 12-4pm

 

 

Where:

Register Online anytime!

FREE CAMP:

*New this year* The Vipers Fastpitch travel softball program will be hosting a FREE camp to all (8u and up) registered and considering registering for GCKA Rec Softball! The camp will take place at Murfin Fields on Saturday, April 9th. The camp will feature drills and instruction in all fundamentals of fastpitch softball.

 

   
 
Leagues & Fees:
Division
* Use date of birth to determine []
League Type Registration
  Fee
 

6U-    01/01/2015  -  12/31/2016

Coach Pitch $130

8U-     01/01/2013  -  12/31/2014

Player/Coach Pitch  $150
10U-  01/01/2011  -  12/31/2012 Player Pitch  $150  
12U-  01/01/2009  -  12/31/2010 Player Pitch

$150

  14U- 01/01/2007  -  12/31/2009 Player Pitch $150
 
Practices:

Week of April 11th, 2022 (dependent on weather and field conditions). 
Practices are generally Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur. They are 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 per week and double headers on Saturdays for 8u and up).  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 week of 5/21 (5/2 for 6u)
dependent on weather and field conditions. 

Season Format

6u

  • Practice twice a week on weeknights until games start
  • Once games start teams will play one game per week and practice once per week, both on weeknights only (No Saturday Games weather permitting)

8u

  • Two practices per week on weeknights
  • Games: one game on Saturdays
  • Rain out make up games TBD

10u, 12u, 14,u

  • Two practices per week on weeknights
  • Games are double headers on Saturdays
  • Rain out make up games TBD
  • Playoffs weekend of 9/4, 9/5

All games are held at Murfin Fields. 


 

 

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 error on the larger size when uncertain.
Please order the larger if you are between sizes.

Sizes will be available to try on at the GCKA office during office hours.

Equipment Needed:
Cleats and softball gloves. Helmet with face mask and fielding masks will be provided by GCKA.

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

 
 

After Registering:

A coach will contact you with specifics after April 4th.  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 11th

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 gckasports@yahoo.com or gckasoftballcommissioner@gmail.com

Please print the background consent form HERE. And return it be mail, email(gckasports@yahoo.com).

 

Coach Information:

Coaches meeting: TBD at the Murfin office 6pm. Please watch for an announcement on Facebook or email gckasoftballcommissioner@gmail.com with questions.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

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

Sponsor information

  • Requested sponsorship of $250/team or $200/team if sponsoring multiple teams
  • Sponsored teams will have single color (white/black) logo of business sponsoring on team uniforms
  • Sponsorship money goes towards uniforms, umpires, and equipment
  • Sponsorship money is vital to keeping cost of league fees down for parents and purchasing necessary equipment for kids to build fundamentals of softball, have fun, and be safe doing so.
  • GCKA is a non-profit organization your donation may be tax deductible. Please contact your tax professional.
  • Sponsor checks can be made out to “GCKA” with “softball sponsor” in the memo line and can be dropped off at the GCKA office at Murfin Fields during office hours, left in the black lock box near the door, or picked up by a softball commissioner upon request.
  • Email gckasoftballcommissioner@gmail.com with questions.
 
League Rules

Click here for a PDF of the GCKA Softball League Rules for 2022

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