About UsUpdated Tuesday August 29, 2017 by MCGSA.
Murphey Candler Girls Softball Association (MCGSA) introduced girls fastpitch softball to Atlanta in 1968. We offer recreational leagues for girls from age 5-18, as well as, select and travel opportunities. MCGSA is an all volunteer organization and the only recreational girls fastpitch league in the Brookhaven/Dunwoody/Chamblee footprint.
Each season, more than 300 young ladies participate across our leagues learning the game of softball, and building lifelong friendships in the process. Through our volunteer coaches, professionally run clinics and other learning opportunities, the girls have the opportunity to improve their skills, learn about competition and team work and gain an appreciation for an active lifestyle.
6U - The 6U league is an introduction to softball for 5 and 6 year olds. The girls learn catching, throwing and hitting. Coach pitch and a tee are used. 6U teams will have a weeknight practice and play a game each Saturday during the Spring season.
8U - The 8U league continues instruction for 7 and 8 year olds. The girls work on catching, throwing, hitting and base running. This league is coach pitch. During the Spring season, 8U teams will generally play games on Monday and Saturday with a team practice on another weeknight.
10U - The 10U league is for 9 and 10 year olds. Fundamentals are still a focus while adding base stealing, strategy and girl pitch with coach rescue. During the Spring season, 10U teams will generally play games on Tuesday and Saturday with a team practice on another weeknight.
12U - The 12U league is for 11 and 12 year olds. This league is entirely girl pitch and may include some games with other parks. During the Spring season, 12U teams will generally play games on Wednesday and Saturday with a team practice on another weeknight.
18U - The 18U league is for 13 to 18 year olds. Teams may be set according to school teams to allow the girls more oppotunities to play with school teammates. There are games with other parks. During the Spring season, 18U teams will generally play games on Thursday and Saturday with a team practice on another weeknight.
Note--league age groups are based on players' birthdates. To play "down" in an age group requires the approval of the BoD's Executive Committee. To play "up" in an age group requires the player to be evaluated in the top two rounds of that age group and/or the approval of the BoD's Executive Committee.
Select - The purpose of the Select level (Murphey Candler Cobras) is to provide a higher level of competition to players in our recreational league who show an above average level of skill, desire and passion for the game but who may not be interested in the rigors of a Travel program. MCGSA typically offers one Select team at the 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U age levels. If there are enough qualified and interested players in an age group, more than one team or other age groups may be offered.
Travel - The Atlanta Flames