Hello parents, players, coaches and other volunteers.
We are a growing multi-sport athletic association that offers Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball to the youth (ages 3 to 16) in the Cleveland School area. We are located south of Raleigh, North Carolina between Garner and Clayton. Our office building, gym, and primary fields are located on the original Cleveland School grounds. We also have additional game and practice fields located at West View Elementary school.
We are a non-profit organization that has been a part of the community since 1981 (originally called the Cleveland Athletic Association). This organization is run by all volunteers... that means, that all of the Board of Directors, Rec Coaches, Sport Committee Members, etc. are NOT paid for any of our time. All of us volunteer our time because we want to help our community (especially the children).
We invite you to become a part of our organization by registering yourself and your children in one of our sport programs. You are also invited to volunteer your time as a parent helper, coach, sport committee member, or even a Board of Directors member. The Board of Directors meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 PM. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to come listen or participate. This organization needs the help of all parents to continue to grow and improve.
Well now it is as easy as ever to stay in the loop. We send out email announcements for sport registrations and other events using the same online registration system for all sports. Create an account in this database to make sure you get these emails. Create an account, then add your spouse and your children to the account. You will use this same account to register for all upcoming GCAA Sports and events.
Fall: Registrations are in July. Practices begin in August. Games are September and October.
Spring: Registrations are in January. Practices begin in March. Games run from late March to early June.
Fall: Registrations are in June/July. Practices begin in August. Games are September and October.
Spring: Registrations are in January. Practices begin in March. Games are late March to early June.
The Greater Cleveland Athletic Association (GCAA) is a group of dedicated volunteers that provide athletic programming to the youth of the area of Johnston County served by Cleveland Middle School and McGee's Crossroads Middle School and their feeder schools, Cleveland, McGee's, Polenta, and West View Elementary. The organization was formed to provide athletic opportunities that are not provided by the county or municipality.
The Greater Cleveland Athletic Association was incorporated as a 501c(3) non-profit in 2005 to better serve the citizens of the area around the Cleveland Community in Johnston County, North Carolina. For over 25 years before that, the organization had operated as the Cleveland Athletic Association. The change in status and name was made to better reflect the geographic area that we serve and to enable us to benefit from the fundraising advantages of being a registered non-profit.
We serve nearly 2,500 participants in spring and fall baseball, softball and soccer as well as winter and summer basketball and fall volleyball.
GCAA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership of the GCAA. Board meetings are open to the public and are typically held on the third Monday of every month at 7:00 PM in the former agriculture classroom building on our facilities behind the gym. If you have items you want to speak on, please let us know so we can put you on the agenda (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Board of Directors of the Greater Cleveland Athletic Association is the elected governing body of the membership of the GCAA. It takes many more volunteers than the 21-member Board to provide athletic opportunities to the approximately 2,500 yearly participants in GCAA's athletic programs.
Consider joining the Greater Cleveland Athletic Association. The most important thing that membership gives you is a vote in the election of the Board. You will have a say in how your organization is run. The Board needs the input AND THE HELP of the membership of the organization.
We have a long-term lease on our facilities from Johnston County. These facilities currently consist of 5 soccer fields, three baseball fields, a softball field, and a gym and are located on the historic Cleveland School campus at 8994 Cleveland Road in Clayton, North Carolina, across from The Cleveland Emporium and the Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department (Map).
Fall: Registrations are May thru July. The season is mid-August thru October.
Spring: Registrations are November thru mid-January. The season is mid-Febrary thru April.
Fall & Winter: Registrations are August and September. The season is November thru February.
Summer: Registrations are March and April. The season is May thru July.
Registration will open August 1 for both the Middle School Try Out Prep Clinic and the Fall season.
The Middle School Try Out Prep clinic is scheduled for August 14 thru August 17 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This clinic is not designed for first time players. You need to have at least 2 seasons of volleyball experience. Monday's session is mandatory. You MUST attend Monday August 14 session or you will not be allowed to participate in the clinic.
Fall season practices will begin August 28th. Assessments for 9 - 11 year olds will be Monday, August 21 starting at 6:00pm. Assessments for 12 - 14 year olds will be Wednesday, August 23 starting at 6:00pm.
Practices will start the week of August 28th. Depending on which coach drafts your child, the practice slots are as follows:
9 - 11 Division
Mon/Weds 5:30 - 6:30 or 6:30 to 7:30
Tues/Thurs 5:30 - 6:30 or 6:30 to 7:30
12 - 14 Division
Mon/Weds 7:30- 8:30 or 8:30 - 9:30 with an alternating 7:30 - 8:30 practice
Tues/Thurs 7:30- 8:30 or 8:30 - 9:30 with an alternating 7:30 - 8:30 practice
All questions will be answered at the parents meeting prior to assessments.