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 & Winter: Registration for Fall & Winter programs are in August and the season is November thru February.
Summer: Registrations for Spring & Summer programs are in March. The season is May thru July.
We will be offering 4 summer camps in 2019 for both beginner and advanced skill levels. Registration opens June 3rd.
July 8-12 BEGINNER: 9-11 division 9am to 12pm; 12-15 division 1pm to 4pm
July 22-25 BEGINNER: 9-11 division 9am to 12pm; 12-15 division 1pm to 4pm
July 29-Aug 1 ADVANCED: 9-11 division 9am to 12pm; 12-15 division 1pm to 4pm
Aug 5-8 ADVANCED: 9-11 division 9am to 12pm; 12-15 division 1pm to 4pm
Beginner: New to volleyball and are looking to obtain basic skills of passing and serving. Players in this skill set are still trying to be able to pass the ball over the net and trying to serve over the net but are not there yet. They may be familiar with the rules or positions, but will learn in due time. These players are able to pass the ball over the net proficiently and receive serves most of the time with success. They are working towards consistency passing the ball to the setter position. The player is able to serve over the net with consistency. These players know how to rotate around the court and basic knowledge of the rules of volleyball. Note: If you are planning on trying out for a middle school as a 6th grader, please sign up to attend the 12-15 Beginner session.
Advanced: These players are able to pass a serve consistently to the setter position and can serve (overhand of 12-15 division) consistently over the net. These players are able to set and hit as they work on these skill sets more and more. These players are well versed with the rules of volleyball and are also knowledgeable with positions on the court and rotations. These players can receive serves well and consistently pass to the setter position from anywhere on the court. They can consistently serve over the net (overhand for 12-15 division). They are able to set and hit well. They have good knowledge of the rules as well as positions on the court. They transition well and have good knowledge of offense/defense and substitutions.