Conveniently located behind Grassland Middle School, the Grassland Softball League serves over 200 girls per year. From ages 5 to 17, we have teams of all skill levels. Here on our website, you'll be able to get news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much, much more. Check back frequently for the latest information about our club.
GAA Fall Softball Registration is Now Open!!!!
Registration for GAA Fall Softball is now OPEN!!!
Registration for the Grassland Athletic Association's Fall Softball League is now open. The cost to register for GAA Fall Softball is $100. However, if you are playing on the same team as you played on in the spring league and are willing and able to use the same uniform, you may check the "No Uniform Required" box as a part of registration and $20 will be deducted from you fee.
Registration will continue through August 3. You must register by this date to guarantee a place in our leagues. After August 3rd, only teams and ages with available slots (i.e. no more than 13 players per team) will be allowed to accept new players.
This fall, GAA will be putting forth teams in the following leagues (along with the nights of play):
6U Coach Pitch/T-Ball - Tuesday Nights
8U Coach Pitch - Tuesday Nights
10U Fast Pitch - Thursday Nights
12U Fast Pitch - Monday Nights
14U Fast Pitch - Monday Nights
17U Slow Pitch - Thursday Nights
Please note a few changes from the Spring leagues.
In 6U and 8U, the rules will be the same. However, the rules will be clarified in order to reduce the confusion that surrounds when to stop a runner.
In 10U, there will no longer be an A and B division. All teams will play under the same modified rules at the 10U-B division in the spring. This means no "dropped third strike" rule and no stealing of home. Also, if a player walks three batters in a row, or four in an inning, the coach will enter the game to finish pitching the inning.
In 12U and 14U, typical and customary middle school softball rules will be used. Pitchers will pitch from 40' in 12U and 43' in 14U
There are no games on Saturdays in the fall leagues. However, GAA will do all possible to arrange scrimmage games with other associations if there is a desire to play extra games thoughout the season.
16U GRASSLAND DODGERS RIDE FUNDAMENTALS TO SECOND CHAMPIONSHIP
GAA Dodgers - 16U Tournament Champions
Franklin, TN – The 16U Grassland Dodgers, a team whose core players have been together for almost eight years, celebrated their second straight Williamson County Parks and Recreation Softball League Tournament Championship Tuesday night at Fly Park outdueling South Williamson by a score of 7-4. The Dodgers, led by Coach Tommy Koehler and Assistant Coach Creighton Cook, finished the regular season in second place.
To secure this year’s trophy, the Dodgers had to first survive a double header Friday night that included an extra-innings thriller against a very talented and determined Bethesda team that finished first in the regular season. “Bethesda is a great team; very well coached,” Coach Koehler said. “They beat us handedly during the regular season and we really bounced back to beat them in the tournament.” Grassland and Bethesda battled to a 3-3 tie in regulation. In the first extra-inning, speedster Ally Fuchs laid down a perfect bunt that helped to give the Dodgers a lead that was quickly matched by Bethesda. In the next and final inning, Sydney Harris provided the offensive spark with a two RBI triple to the fence that gave the Dodgers the lead they would not relinquish.
The Championship Game was equally as tough. Back to back hits by Sarah Wright and Alli Koehler gave Grassland the early 1 – 0 lead in the first. Great defensive plays, both in the outfield and infield, kept SWA scoreless until the third inning when they took a 2-1 lead. Grassland rebounded with three runs in the top of the fourth with four straight hits by Wright and Koehler along with Zara Bracegirdle and Rachel Koehler. The Dodgers continued to pound SWA pitching with three more runs in the fifth inning. At that point, Katelynn Kyle, who kept the SWA batters in check the entire game, and the defense which continued to play fundamentally sound, put an end to any thoughts SWA had about a comeback.
Coach Koehler talked about the win after the game crediting the team effort. “Everybody on this team contributed tonight,” he said. “We hit the ball well, we ran the bases well, we played great defense and the pitching was outstanding. That’s a pretty good recipe for a Championship” he concluded.
Spring 2014 was another very successful year for Grassland Softball. GAA registered 123 girls on ten teams from ages six to eighteen. The Dodger’s trophy was the fourth county wide championship for GAA since 2011.