Middle School football program follow-up meeting

Dec 27, 2022

Dear GCS Family,

GCS would like to invite you to a follow-up meeting to assess the possibility of a Middle School football program for the 2023-2024 School Year. For those that were not in attendance at the first meeting in November, the following items were discussed:

  • GCS Football program will not diminish other sports programs and we will not recruit players for football. We are aware that it can change the dynamic of the school.
  • Parents are currently working on a practice field and game field to use for the 2023-2024 Season.
  • Next year, the middle school football program will only consist of 7th and 8th graders with the opportunity for 6th graders to be a part of the “practice squad”. This will ensure the coaches can limit any potential risk to the 6th graders for injury.
  • Several parents have volunteered to coach and to raise money for the potential 2023-2024 football program.
  • Future plans for a football stadium and practice field on campus were discussed, as we build to a JV and High School team in future years. That would come from fundraising and donations and would not come from tuition.
  • The equipment for the football team will cost approximately $1,000 per student. This will be the responsibility of each player’s parents and/or future donations or fundraising efforts.

Now for the critical part of moving forward. We will have a follow-up meeting on January 9th, 2023 at the MO Owens Fine Arts building at 7:00 PM. In order for us to move forward, we need to know who is interested in potentially playing in the 2023-2024 season.  If there are not enough students in attendance with interest in playing for the 2023-2024 season, we will not be moving forward with football next year.

We want to invite all parents, players, or supporters of a GCS football program in the future to attend this meeting on Jan 9th. 

If your child is interested in playing for the 2023-2024 Middle School Football program and you will not be attending, please let us know with a response to llockett@gastonchristian.org. Please pray for wisdom, discernment and guidance as we seek to embark on this new opportunity.

Happy Holidays,

Dr. Marc Stout

Head of School




Gastonia Campus
1625 Lowell Bethesda Road
Gastonia, NC 28056
Phone: (704) 824-4128
Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Shelby Campus
301 N. Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152
Phone: (980) 484-3888
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Gastonia Campus

1625 Lowell Bethesda Road Gastonia, NC 28056

Shelby Campus

301 N. Post Road Shelby, NC 28152

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