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JGSA June Board Meeting

06/12/2017, 10:30am CDT
By PJ Horton

June meeting will be June 18th

The June Board meeting will be June 18th at 7pm at Doc's Lounge on 86th street.

Save the Dates!! 2017 Dragon Select Tryout Dates Announced

05/30/2017, 2:45pm CDT
By Eric Peterson

Dragon Select Tryout Dates for the 2017/18 season have been established!!

Dragon Select Tryout Dates for the 2017/18 season are creeping up on us again this year!  As was the case last year, we will be offering 2 tryout dates for each age group.  Although we highly recommend your daughters participate in both tryout dates, only one tryout is needed for evaluation and team selection.

The overall tryout format will be very similar to last year, as your daughter rotates from station to station at the Quad, being rated and measured on over 15 different criteria.  Some of the criteria being rated/tested are:

  • Infield range and mechanics
  • Outfield range and mechanics
  • Throwing accuracy and strength
  • Overhand throwing velocity
  • Batting stance and hitting technique
  • Bat Exit Speed
  • Home to first and First to Third speed
  • Pitching velocity/accuracy and other pitches (For pitchers)
  • Catching pop time/blocking/receiving (for catchers)

As the committee finalizes the stations and criteria, we will post more information on this website and social media sites.

Without further adieu, the tryout dates are:

Tryout #1

  • Monday July 10th - 14U
  • Tuesday July 11th - 12U
  • Wednesday July 12th - 10U
  • Thursday July 13th - 8U

Tryout #2

  • Monday July 17th - 8U
  • Tuesday July 18th - 10U
  • Wednesday July 19th - 12U
  • Thursday July 20th - 14U

More specifics on times and format will be announced over the next few weeks.  

Also, please note:  Girls will tryout in the even year they are eligible to (ie 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U).  However, during team formation, the committee will again look to create teams in individual age groups as they did last year (ie 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U).



REMINDER: Community Input Meeting

05/23/2017, 9:15pm CDT
By Megan Sanders

This is a reminder that JGSA will be holding a community input meeting on Wednesday, 5/24/17 at 6:00pm at the Johnston Public Library in the Large Meeting Room.  The purpose of this meeting is to gather input from the community regarding the current prerequisite for Dragon Select players to participate in the JGSA rec league in order to be eligible for the Dragon Select program.  We are hoping to hear from as many people as possible and look forward to seeing you there!

Supporting the Johnston community, one pitch at a time

jgsa rec softball pitcher on pitching mound

The Johnston Girls Softball Association is dedicated to the purpose of providing the youth and families of our community with exciting and rewarding experiences through the game of softball. Our mission is to provide opportunities for those of all skill levels to learn the fundamentals of softball in a positive and safe environment, with a strong focus on skill development, sportsmanship and teamwork. Our goal is to support each of our players by providing the resources and playing opportunities necessary to reach their potential and individual goals within the sport.

Questions? Please send an email to or you may contact one of your JGSA Board Members.