Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Serving our kids since 1954 in Garden City, Michigan
For 62 years...Kids in Sports, Not in Trouble!
Important Information

 

   Garden City Youth Athletic Association (G.C.Y.A.A.)
Garden City, MI

We are a non-profit organization run by VOLUNTEER board members, managers and coaches who provide the youth of the area the opportunity to participate in the sports of TBall, Baseball, Fast Pitch Softball, Cheerleading, Football and Basketball. 

 to all those who give of their time!! 
"Volunteers are not paid because they are worthless, but because they are priceless."

*Visit our GCYAA Facebook Group*

General Membership Meeting
When: February 28 at 7pm
Where: Cambridge High School 

 
 Please join us! We value your help!


T-ball, Baseball, Fast Pitch Softball

T-ball, Baseball & Fast Pitch Softball
 2017 Season 
 REGISTRATION INFORMATION


Walk-in Registration
Maplewood Community Center, 31735 Maplewood, Garden City
When: Friday, February 17, 2017, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Community Room
       Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10am - 1pm, Community Room

Cash or check accepted at walk-in registration. NO DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS.
You must bring a parent/legal guardian, your registration fee and a COPY of your child's birth certificate for age verification by the directors (we do not keep them on file) to the walk-in registration.

Online Registration

Wednesday, February 1 - Friday, February 24, 2017
*convenience fees will not be charged during this time period*
Click here to Register Online
Credit Cards are accepted ONLY with online registration.

A maximum number of players will be imposed in every division in order to increase playing time for players. 
Register early to avoid waiting lists and late fees.

All fees increase by $20 on February 26. 
A $15 fee is charged on any returned checks.

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WE NEED MANAGERS AND COACHES IN ALL LEAGUES. PLEASE VOLUNTEER AT REGISTRATION!


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Due to health considerations, purchasing a helmet is recommended.
Helmets available at walk in registration for $20.
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 For further information on T-ball, Baseball or Fast Pitch Softball, call (734) 513-3831 or 
 Dave Ferracciolo at gcyaabaseball@wowway.com
(Emails are usually returned quicker than phone calls)

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Garden City High School Softball in cooperation with the GCYAA Gators Travel softball program is presenting a Fastpitch Skills Camp on Sunday, February 26th. 
Instructors will teach proper techniques in hitting, fielding, throwing and bunting. 
All girls ages 8-15 are invited to the Garden City High School gym for this camp.
Fee: FREE to all REGISTERED GCYAA softball players
Please view the details under the softball section below!
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 Pricing Information


To defray the cost of registration, we are offering the sale of candy bars. It is NOT REQUIRED to sell these. Each box contains 52 candy bars to sell for $1 each. An additional $26 will be added to your registration fee per box of candy bars purchased, thus defraying your registration cost by $26 when all of your 52 candy bars are sold. All candy bar fees MUST be paid up front at WALK IN REGISTRATION ONLY. The candy bar offer is a limited offer. When we run out of boxes, no more will be purchased. Register early if you would like to take advantage of the candy bar option. 

NEW FOR 2017 
Referral sponsorship program
Any player/parent who brings in a new sponsorship to the GCYAA will receive $25 off the player's registration cost. Each sponsorship is worth $25, so if you get more than one sponsor, 
then additional discounts apply.

Requirements: 
*No cash value
*Must be a new sponsor (not returning/existing)
*Sponsor must include your name as a referral in their sponsorship packet
*Offer is valid for one player and non-transferrable
*Discount is for T-ball, baseball, softball ONLY
*Discount only applies when sponsors donate more than the double donors option ($150-$200)
*If you get more than one sponsor and exceed the cost of your registration, 
no money will be returned to you.

ALL SPONSORSHIP REQUESTS AND REFERRALS MUST BE TURNED IN 
NO LATER THAN MARCH 6, 2017.
(Packet can be found under Sponsors section)


 Family Discount 
(3 or more siblings, includes all age levels): 
3 children - $20 off total amount, 4 children - $30 off total amount

*AVAILABLE AT WALK IN REGISTRATION ONLY*

 
        

T-ball:
Hands-on T-ball (played with plastic balls)

Boys and Girls - MUST be 4 years old by December 31, 2017.
Fee - $35. Walk-in registration ONLY.
Games are played on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.

T-ball
Boys and Girls - MUST be 5 or 6 years old by April 30, 2017. Fee - $65.
Games are played on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Young Pinto (Baseball)
Boys and Girls - 6 year olds who may be advanced enough to play Machine Pitch. Fee - $85.
Walk-in registration ONLY. (Online will automatically place you in T-ball)
Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays.



Baseball:
The age of your child as of April 30, 2017

Boys Pinto
Age 7 or 8 - Fee $85
Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Boys Mustang
Age 9 or 10 - Fee $100
Games are played on Mondays and Wednesdays,
with some Fridays and Saturdays

Boys Bronco
Age 11 or 12 - Fee $110
Games are played on Mondays and Wednesdays, 
with some Fridays and Saturdays

Boys Pony
Age 13 or 14 - Fee $110
Games days are TBD


Boys Colt
Age 15 or 16 - Fee $110
Games days are TBD
 

Boys Palomino
Age 17 or 18 - Fee $160
Games days are TBD

 

 Garden City High School Softball in cooperation with the GCYAA Gators Travel softball program is presenting a Fastpitch Skills Camp on Sunday, February 26th.
Instructors will teach proper techniques in hitting, fielding, throwing and bunting.
All girls ages 8-15 are invited to the Garden City High School gym for this camp.
Fee: FREE to all REGISTERED GCYAA softball players
 $20 for any non-registered players who wish to attend
Please click HERE to view flyer and for details on how to register for this camp!

 

Fast Pitch Softball:
The age of your child as of January 1, 2017

Girls Pinto
Age 7 or 8 (born 2008 or 2009) - Fee $65
Games are played on Mondays and Wednesdays

Girls Mustang
Age 9 or 10 (born 2006 or 2007) - Fee $100
Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Girls Bronco
Age 11 or 12 (born 2004 or 2005) - Fee $100
Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Girls Pony
Age 13 or 14 (born 2002 or 2003) - Fee $100
Game days are TBD


  We are happy to announce the GCYAA Fast Pitch program and Garden City Gator Fast Pitch program are merged for the 2017 season. The GCYAA Gators will be the official Fast Pitch Travel program.

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GCYAA Baseball & Softball Appreciation Weekend
Saturday, March 18 - Sunday, March 19
All day
13501 Middlebelt Rd, Livonia

Click HERE to print coupon for 20% off throughout the store!

T-Ball, Baseball & Fast Pitch Softball

       Michigan Sports Concussion Law
Required for Players and Parents - Print from the link below, sign and turn in:
Parent /Athlete Acknowledgement Form
*Players must have a form on file in order to participate in Evaluations and Practices*

Required for Coaches and GCYAA officials 
At the link below, complete the Online Training session and Print certificate.
Turn in the certificate at your draft.

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/index.html
*Coaches must have this completed by the day of your scheduled draft*

Baseball Tournament

Are you looking for a spring tournament for your 9U, 10U or 12U baseball team?

Come join us at the 2nd Annual Garden City Spring Challenge
which will be held April 28-30, 2017!!

Click HERE for detail and the registration form!


  
Sponsors

to our 2016 sponsors! 
Creative Edge Performing Arts Ceperformingarts.com, Masri Orthodontics Masriortho.com,
AKA Sports akasportsinc.com, Rex's Barber Shop, 
Dick's Sporting Goods Dickssportinggoods.comGordon Chevrolet gordonchevrolet.comHandy Mart,
 
Kiwanis kiwanis.org,Fleming Financial Services Inc. FlemingFinancialSvcs.comClean Sweep Recycling cleansweeprecycling.com,
CHI Roofing chiroofing.com, Spark's Auto and Towing, Blade Runners Lawn and Landscapes bladerunnerslawn.com
Metro West Real Estate metrowestleasing.comMac's Maintenance, LLC, Lane Plumbing laneplumbingandheating.net,

To become a 2017 season sponsor...

Please click HERE to see what is available for your business.
We help you promote your business and you help us provide sports for our youth. 
Its a win-win situation! Thank you for your support!

 NEW FOR 2017 
Referral sponsorship program
Any player/parent who brings in a new sponsorship to the GCYAA will receive $25 off the player's registration cost. Each sponsorship is worth $25, so if you get more than one sponsor,
then additional discounts apply.

Requirements: 
*No cash value
*Must be a new sponsor (not returning/existing)
*Sponsor must include your name as a referral in their sponsorship packet
*Offer is valid for one player and non-transferrable
*Discount is for T-ball, baseball, softball ONLY
*Discount only applies when sponsors donate more than the double donors option ($150-$200)
*If you get more than one sponsor and exceed the cost of your registration,
no money will be returned to you.

ALL SPONSORSHIP REQUESTS AND REFERRALS MUST BE TURNED IN
NO LATER THAN MARCH 6, 2017.
 

Basketball


All schedules are subject to change should a gym become unavailable. Please watch for schedule changes and weather cancellation updates HERE or on our   GCYAA Facebook Page - GCYAA BASKETBALL. Thank you!    
Click on the links to view schedules: REVISED - 3rd & 4th Grade Schedule 5th & 6th Grade Schedule 7th & 8th Grade Schedule
For further information, please contact:  
 Basketball Commissioner: Shearard Westbrook  -  gcyaabasketball@yahoo.com  
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