1. When is registration?
Registration for the Fall season is
during the first two weeks of July. Registration for the Spring season is during
the first two weeks of January. Late registration
is during the third week of those
months. Your player may be put on a waiting list if you miss these dates but
there is no guarantee that you will be able to sign up. We
only take names from the waiting list if we need to balance roster sizes in a
particular age division.
2. How much is registration?
Registration fees are $50 per youth
player and $50 per adult player. Under-5 players are charged an additional $40
to include a uniform and soccer ball. The late fee is $10 more per player. We offer a
discount for three or more youth players of the same household. See our youth
newsletter and adult
season newsletter for the fee schedule.
3. What is required for registration?
form, medical release form,
proof of age, and payment are required to register. A player will not be placed
on a team until proof of age is established.
4. What documents are accepted to show proof of age?
Acceptable documents are an official
birth certificate, vaccination records, or a passport. Adult league players may
show a valid driver's license. Hospital, baptismal, or religious certicates will
not be accepted.
5. Does my registration fee include a
GLSA is now part of the Xara Dinomites
program for Under-5 only. Please visit http://www.xarasoccer.com/dinomites.aspx
for information. An Under-5 player's registration fee is $90, which
includes a Dinomites uniform and soccer ball.
All other age groups will either need to find
a sponsor for all or part of the uniform costs or else the uniform will need to
be paid in full by the parent.
6. How old must my player be in order to register?
A player must be at least four (4)
years old on or before December 31 of the year registering. Please refer to the North
Texas Soccer age chart. GLSA does not offer Under-4 soccer. USSF age
mandates run January-December, but the soccer year runs July-June.
7. How are teams selected?
Under-5 and Under-6 players are put
on teams based on a neighborhood public school zone basis when numbers allow.
Under-7 through Under-19 players are put on teams by blind draw based on the
school district they attend when numbers allow, to the best of GLSA's ability.
8. May I request a specific coach or team?
We honor requests as roster size
permits for Under-5, Under-6, and brand-new Under-7 and Under-8 players only.
9. May a player play on an older team?
We allow U-5 through U-8 players to play up one age
division; U-9 and older players may play up to their ability. A Request to Play
Up form must be submitted with the player's registration
10. What does "repool" mean?
Repool means to remove a player from
his/her previous team and place on another team by blind draw. GLSA
automatically repools all players in the Fall in the Under-9 age division
only. This is mandatory and exceptions will not be made. A
player may voluntarily request at registration to be removed from his/her previous team and
placed on another team by blind draw by circling "Yes" to the question
"Do you want your child placed on a different team?" that is on the registration
11. When does the season begin and end?
The Fall season begins the first
Saturday after Labor Day in September and ends the first Saturday in November.
The Spring season begins the last Saturday of February and ends the first
Saturday in May. The second Saturday of November and May are reserved for
rainout make-up games.
12. When and where are practices held?
This is a decision to be made between
the coach and the team parents. Practices should not be held before 5pm since
most parents do not get off work before this time. Coaches will need to find a
location at a school, park, or church. GLSA offers practice fields, located at 415
S Molton Street, for rent during the season.
13. When and where are games held?
The games are played at Lear Soccer
Complex, located at 100
Pals Parkway. Under-5 through Under-14 games are played on Saturday;
Under-16 through Adult games are played on Sundays; U-16 and U-19 may have
weeknight games as well.
14. When will I know which team my player is on?
Coaches are instructed to call their players after
the team assignment meeting. That date is listed on our season
15. What equipment does my player need?
Players need shin guards, soccer
cleats, and an age-appropriate ball.
Under-5 to Under-8: size 3 ball;
Under-9 to Under-12: size 4 ball; Under-14 to Adult: size 5 ball.
16. Is my player insured?
All registered players are covered by
a secondary insurance through North Texas Soccer. Please contact the GLSA office
for claim forms if your player is injured during the season.
17. What are the field and goal sizes?
Under-5/Under-8: the field is 20 yds
x 30 yds and the goal is 6'5w x 4'h.
Under-9/Under-10: the field is 30-34 yds
x 56-60 yds and the goal is 12'w x 7'h.
Under-11/Under-12: the field is 45 yds x
yds and the goal is 21'6"w x 7'h.
Under-13/Under-16: the field is 56
yds x 109 yds and the goal is 24'w x 8'h.
Under-19: the field is 66 yds x 120
yds and the goal is 24'w x 8'h.
Adults: the field is 45 yds x 80 yds
and the goal is 21.6'w x 7'h.
18. What are the playing rules?
We use guidelines which can be
found under the Coach's Box tab for youth games
and under the Adult League tab for adult games.
19. Are trophies awarded?
All Under-5 through Under-8 players
receive a participation trophy. Trophies for Under-9 through Under-19 are
determined by the number of teams in each age division. The breakdown can be
found under the Coach's Box tab. Adult league
winners may either receive T-shirts for the team or use $200 for next season
20. What is Academy soccer?
Academy soccer is an opportunity for
Under-7 through Under-10 registered recreational players to increase their
playing ability by practicing with experienced coaches. This does not take the
place of recreational soccer, but enhances it. GLSA does not require Academy players
to be rostered to a recreational team; however, a player's recreational team is
considered primary for games and practices. Please contact our Competitive
Director for more information.
21. What is Competitive soccer?
Competitive soccer is a select level
of soccer for players who are eligible for Under-11 through Under-19 age
divisions. Teams are required to have tryouts and the selected players sign a year-long
contract, pay a fee to be on the team, and travel to play games, usually to
Tyler or the Dallas area. Please contact our Competitive
Director for more information.