Hobart Girls Softball, Inc. (HGS) is a non-profit organization
operated completely by volunteers and is registered with the
Amateur Softball Association (ASA) the preeminent softball
organization. Marilyn Goss founded HGS in 1962. Mrs. Goss
mortgaged her own home to purchase the property on which
the "Goss Softball Complex" is currently located. Sadly, Mrs.
Goss passed away in 1998, but her legacy lives on. HGS has
been contributing to the growth and development of Hobart's
female youth for over 45 years. From its humble beginnings,
HGS has grown into an organization that currently serves 300+
players, ages 3 and up.
HGS funds itself entirely from registration fees, community sponsorships, concession stand sales and
hosting annual softball tournaments. HGS supplies their players everything they need to play softball
except shoes and a glove.
At HGS we offer a supportive environment where the emphasis is on ensuring the girls enjoy their
experience no matter their softball experience level. Girls new to softball are provided extensive
instruction and skill development. Those girls more serious about softball are provided the opportunity
to discover their full potential through competitive programs that HGS offers.
Every activity in HGS is focused on:
promoting good sportsmanship
developing fundamental skills
delivering positive reinforcement
gaining results from hard work
fostering a love of the sport
providing opportunities to excel
most importantly, having fun
HGS organizes and offers the following programs for the community:
Spring/Summer Recreational Season - A semi-competitive league program that provides a
recreational and instructional environment for girls 3 and older.
Summer All-Star Season - A competitive environment for our more adept and dedicated players, ages
7 and up. The program provides our players the opportunity to compete against other local & state All-
Adult Women's League - Working with other leagues in our area we provide a Cross Town league for
women, 17 and over.
Coaches Training - In preparation for our Spring/Summer season, HGS provides and requires
classroom and hands-on instruction for all or our head coaches.
Pitchers & Catches Clinics - HGS offers our players clinics covering basic and intermediate/advanced
training conducted by local professional coaches and high school/college level athletes.
Youth Umpire Program - We provide an opportunity for youth 13 and up to learn to umpire through
official training. In addition, they earn money working as umpires at many of our league games.
Youth Concession Stand Program - The programs allows the girls to have a summer job while having
ability to play the sport they love. The program introduces the girls to the basic concepts of a work
atmosphere including an employment application, working schedule, customer service and team
concepts off the field.
Copyright © 2011 - 2014 Hobart Girls Softball, Inc.
Hobart Girls Softball is proud to
be apart of the 2014 NSA Girls
Fast Pitch Softball World Series