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THE GSBC SPIRITS FOOTBALL, CHEERLEADING, AND MENTORING PROGRAM IS AN AMATEUR YOUTH ATHLETIC PROGRAM WHICH HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE SINCE 2008.  OUR FOCUS IS TO INSTILL IN YOUNG ATHLETES THROUGH SPORTS AND MENTORING, THE FUNDEMENTALS OF SPORTS, STRONG CHARACTER, VALUES, RESPECT, AND LIFE SKILLS THAT WILL HELP THEM BECOME RESPONSIBLE YOUNG ADULTS.  WE PARTICIPATE IN THE AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION (AAU) WHICH IS ONE OF THE LARGEST, NON-PROFIT, VOLUNTEER, SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES, DEDICATED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF AMATEUR SPORTS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAMS.   AAU OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE AGAINST TOP COMPETITION; GET NATIONAL EXPOSURE; AND COMPETE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.  AAU COMPETITION IS FUN BUT HIGHLY COMPETITIVE   AND THEREFORE REQUIRES A COMMITMENT FROM ALL PARTICIPANTS.  WE WELCOME ALL CHILDREN REGARDLESS OF THEIR CURRENT SKILL SETS AS LONG AS THEY WANT TO LEARN AND COMPETE.   YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF GOOD SHEPHERD BAPTIST CHURCH TO PARTICIPATE.

 

  • FOOTBALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 7 – 14 YEARS OF AGE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2017.  
  • CHEERLEADING PARTICIPATION MUST BE 8 – 16 ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2017.
  • ALL COACHES AND STAFF MUST PASS CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.
  • GSBC OFFERS BOTH SIDELINE AND COMPETITION CHEERING.
  • MENTORING IS INCORPORATED INTO THE SEASON BUT IS AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND.
  • TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD FOR COMPETITION CHEERLEADING ONLY.
  • YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF GOOD SHEPHERD BAPTIST CHURCH TO PARTICIPATE.
  • TRANSPORTATION TO GAMES OR COMPETITION EVENTS OUTSIDE OF THE RICHMOND – PETERSBURG TRI-CITY AREA IS PROVIDED BY GSBC AT NO CHARGE TO PARTICIPANTS.
  • COST $150 FOR 1ST CHILD; $125.00 FOR ADDITIOAL CHILDREN (INCLUDES UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT)
  • PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE.
  • YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF GOOD SHEPHERD BAPTIST CHURCH TO PARTICIPATE.

         

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Rodney Rhoads, Football Director @ (804) 317-8461

Maria Simmons, Cheerleading Director @ (972) 674-9846

Harold McManus, Program Administrator @ (804)-712-3562

Theresa Jackson, Sign-Up Coordinator @ (804) 943-3762