To provide opportunities of competition to showcase talent on a level playing field to grow the game of softball in the Gulf Coast Region and beyond
The Gulf Coast Fastpitch League is a collection of teams working collaboratively to grow the game and provide our fast pitch community a level playing field where all squads from every corner of the region have a chance to grow and compete at the highest level!
The GCFL consist of teams from 18u through 14u in the Gulf Coast region. GCFL Juniors are a collection of teams from 12u-10u that will play in a bracket-style championship tournament, but will not include a league in 2020.
Each team will play a minimum of 8 league games throughout the summer, as well as in already established competitive events. League games are scheduled based on teams availability and can be played during the week or prior to the start of GCFL designated events.
The league and championship are based off a points ranking system. Points will be earned based on winning percentage in designated league games and finishes in the tournaments will generate bracket points. This system is similar to NCAA Softball's RPI system.
GCFL Championship, open to all teams in the league, will be seeded by a team’s ranking based on the combination of league and bracket points. The Championship will have a World Series format with each team playing in a regional. Winners will move on to a super-regional best two-out-of-three series before advancing to the final eight that is played out just like the WCWS culminating with a final series between two squads.
All GCFL games will be streamed using Athletes Go Live which will allow us to maintain appropriate history and statistics. Standings will be updated daily and individual recognition will occur weekly.
We are excited to kick off this new chapter of cooperation in Gulf Coast Fastpitch. We are working together to improve the state of play and the GCFL ushers a significant step up in collaboration while leveling the playing field.
Gulf Coast Fastpitch League “GCFL”
Where all games matter, all games are live-streamed, all scores and stats kept and compiled, and standings and stat leaders are posted and recognized