The Middle School Softball team is available to students grades 6 through 8. This foundational stage of development is the most important level of learning for our Softball program, and includes:

  1. Spiritual emphasis (developing Christian character)
  2. Respect for authority (coaches, teachers, parents, etc.)
  3. Developing a consistent work ethic
  4. Preparing athletes to work together as a team (team concepts, encourage, motivate)
  5. Fundamentals of Softball (individual skills)
  6. Learning the game of Softball (terminology)
  7. Prepare GCS athletes for Junior Varsity Softball program
  8. Teaching healthy competition (learning how to be aggressive within the rules of the game and competing for a roster spot, a position, playing time)

Middle School Softball gives us an opportunity to introduce and teach the fundamental aspects of the sport including but not limited to: catching a thrown ball, executing an overhand throw, fielding ground balls and fly balls, basic pitching, catching, hitting and base running technique.

Middle School Softball teams practice/or play at least 4x a week. Wednesday is normally the off day for Middle School Softball practice.

The privilege to wear the GCS Varsity Softball uniform is reserved for our top athletes, grades 7 through 12, who have mastered fundamental skills with increased intensity for excellence, competition, and complexity of Softball game strategies. Varsity players must demonstrate a consistent display of the core Christlike characters traits of our athletic program: Diligence, Endurance, Boldness, Obedience, Faith, Humility, and Dependability.

Varsity Softball players must be prepared to compete for playing time and work to keep it. Seniority of a player is not a factor. Our Varsity Softball players are judged on athletic ability, work ethic, attitude, and knowledge of the coach’s strategies.

Competing to win is strongly emphasized, without sacrificing the display and the development of Christ-like character. GCS Varsity Softball athletes are expected to act accordingly to their roles on the team, and contribute unselfishly in accordance with their abilities. Playing time will be determined solely by the coach/coaches. Coaches will not discuss playing time or strategy.

Varsity Softball teams practice/or play at least 5x a week with possible Saturday practices and games.

Softball Coaches

Softball Tryouts

The GCS Softball Program runs during our Spring competition season, with tryouts and practices beginning in February. If you’d like more information about the GCS Softball Program, or to register for tryouts, please contact our Athletic Director.

Athletic Director

Ricky Young

Softball Camps 

GCS hosts a Softball Summer Camp for 1st through 8th grade, as well as an after school Softball Enrichment Camp.

Crusader Softball seeks to teach all aspects of the game through drills and exercises that focus on pitching, fielding, hitting, and overhand throwing. This camp is designed for the beginner to the intermediate player and will incorporate essential life lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our coaching staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Athletes will learn the\importance of teamwork and communication.

Facilities

The newly renovated Crusader Softball field is located just a few miles from the main campus at the American Legion, complete with new fencing, dugouts, backstop poles and netting, outfield sod and drainage. We are grateful to the American Legion for allowing GCS to manage their field, but most importantly, we are grateful for our real American heroes, the American Legion Members!

Championship Records 

Varsity Softball

  • Conference Champions:  2023

Annual Awards

Athletes from each team are selected for the following annual awards:

  • Most Valuable Player
  • Most Improved Player
  • Coach’s Award
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