Group fun…. Let’s play ball!
Garden City High School Softball players have been instrumental in assisting with GCAA Softball with a new series of Spring Clinics to kick off this season. This year GCAA Softball set about scheduling a broad series of skills clinics and with an overwhelming attendance. High School varsity coach Marissa Reichman, who has been continually helpful to the community program, set about to assist and she tapped the garden city High School varsity players to run the drills. GCAA players in Kindergarten, 1rst Grade, 2nd Grade and 3rd grade worked with Varsity players on their fielding, throwing and working together on the field. GCAA youth players clinics will continue in the Spring specifically for all ages focusing on Pitchers and catchers. One of the prime directives of GCAA program is to introduce you players to proper softball skills, as the sport of softball had evolved so dramatically over the past few years. GCAA Board Member Tim Gewert shares that “as an organization, we really do our best to pull together and volunteer everywhere we can, and we have. When it comes to skills, we want to ensure they are given the opportunity to learn them properly.”
Kindergarten and first-grade players work with HS Varsity players.
As a sport, Softball has caught fire of late, and is experiencing renewed energy and growth for several reasons. As anyone will agree who has watched NCAA World Series now broadcast regularly on national TV, it has evolved into a dramatically different game than baseball. This recent national coverage has provided a spark at the right time, as parents and families are seeking sports that aren’t as overwhelming as other sport cultures and pre-requirements have become; it is also sport with minimal concussion concerns. Coach Drew mentions that it’s a Sport he can enjoy playing with his daughters together, with the simplicity of having a catch in the side yard.
Garden City High School players work with youth participants
The official season begins April 7th. GCAA will be hosting “SoftBalla Palooza” weekend of Saturday June 23rd (June 24 rain day) fun at Garden City Community Park Fields and Pavilion. Registration for Spring is open for one more week and there are a few more slots available for each age group.
Second and third-grade players work with HS Varsity players.
All details about the program, clinics and fundraisers to be found on our website: www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=gcaasoftball
GCAA has run baseball in Garden City since 1955 and Softball shortly thereafter (anybody with information on the origin of the softball program please email firstname.lastname@example.org