Township Girls Athletic Association
The 2020 Softball Season Has Been Suspended Until
A Decision On The 2020 Season Will Be Made Around
May 1st. The S
A Decision On The 2020 Season Will Be Made Around May 1st.
The Softball Raffle took place on Sunday, April 26 1 PM at Highland Parking Lot. Here are the raffle winners:
Pratt Jones (Sold By Kennedy Jones, Major Maroon Cougars)
2nd Susan Goetz (Sold By Cassie Goetz, Junior Travel Team)
3rd Evee Soulliard (Sold By Evee Soulliard, Major Travel Team)
4th Christine Rowan (Sold By Hailey Rowan, Major Travel Team)
Please Contact John Pettit To Obtain Prizes (856-304-5394)
The Gloucester Township
Girls Athletic Association was started in 1974 by several Little League mothers
who were tired of girls being treated like second-class athletes to boys.
The G.T.G.A.A. provides year-round programs in softball, cheerleading, Summer
and Winter Basketball and Indoor Soccer.
The G.T.G.A.A. has also incorporated “Gloucester Township Girls Fastpitch
Softball, Inc.”. The G.T.G.A.A. is
an independent, self-funded, all-volunteer organization which has always based
its programs on fun, participation, and learning the sport.
Keys to achieving these goals are placing players on teams based on
talent and experience, as well as age.
Also conducting many clinics and special warm-up sessions help players prepare
for the season. The G.T.G.A.A. takes
pride in ensuring a safe program by certifying all coaches through the National
Youth Sports Coaches Association and strictly abiding by their guidelines and
their motto - "Say YES to better sports for Kids".
The G.T.G.A.A. maintains memberships with the National Association of
Youth Leagues, National Softball Coaches Association, Amateur Softball
Association, New Jersey Interscholastic Coaches Association, and the Women's
UMPIRES and Team Parents are needed. Please volunteer your time and help us help the girls. Umpires will be trained. Please contact us as soon as possible. The main objective of the organization is to help the girls and have fun. The league is not for the adults - it is important to keep the program in its proper perspective. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
The G.T.G.A.A. has set its IN TOWN softball program into various divisions, each with unique qualifications to help the players progress through the program and learn the distinct aspects of the game a little more each year. All games are played within the Township:
The MAJOR DIVISION, for ages 7,8 and 9, is considered "semi-competitive" as wins and losse are not kept during the season. Players are still taught the basics and to try various positions including pitching. Coaches pitch to their team early in the season with a goal of having the girls pitch in games towards the end of the season. Games are played mostly at Lewis, Highland and Timber Creek .
The JUNIOR/SENIOR DIVISION is now known as the Patriot Division. This is for girls age 12-16 and our teams will play other towns from the South Jersey Girls Softball Association. Home games are played at the Lakeland Complex.
The TRAVELING TEAMS play competitive softball with teams in the South Jersey Girls Softball Association League playing against neighboring towns and organizations. There are teams at the 10-U, 11-12 level, 13-15 level, and 16-18 level. Our teams have been very successful over the years and have made the S.J. playoffs in each of the last 15 years. The Traveling Teams play mostly at the Lakeland Complex Field, sometimes UNDER THE LIGHTS.