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At GSA, we emphasize three important things for U5-U8 players

  • FUN!  Players will want to play more when they are enjoying themselves.
  • DEVELOPMENT!  We use a unique approach to teaching even the youngest players.
  • SPORTSMENSHIP!  A key value that need to be taught to all of our youth playing sports.

When kids are small, we play small-sided games. As they grow, we grow the number of players on the field accordingly. At GSA, young players have more fun because we have fewer kids on the field at one time. This results in more movement, more touches on the ball, more dribbling, more scoring and more FUN!

Each team is led by a volunteer coach under the guidance of our Lead Trainer for Recreational Soccer. The trainer provides the framework for each practice which ensures that all players are being coached to learn fundamental soccer skills. The curriculum is based on the US Soccer Federation guidelines and incorporates methods used by the best your soccer organizations around the country.

GSA Fall 2023 Rec Registration is CLOSED.
Please check back this November when our Spring 2024 Rec Registration opens.

Rec Fees Include:

A Uniform Kit (jersey, shorts, socks) which can be used for both Fall & Spring Seasons. *Only NEW players joining in the Spring 2024 Season will receive a NEW Uniform Kit. Players returning from the Fall 2023 Season will use their same uniform for the Spring Season.

Fall Season starts a NEW uniform cycle, every player is considered NEW in the FALL.

Every Spring Season, returning players from the previous Fall will receive the uniform discount.

Volunteer Hours

Families are required to perform volunteer hours to help support the club, details can be found here. A refundable Volunteer Deposit is collected at registration and refunded at the end of the year, after all volunteer hours are completed.

U5-U8 Rec Registration Fees

AGE GROUPYear of BirthNew Player CostNew Player Late Fee

Rec U5-U8 Practice Specifics:
– Shin guards and size #3 ball are required for all practices
– Meet and greet with coach/player/parents will be at your first practices which start the week of August 28, 2023

Age GroupPractice TimePractice Field Ball Size Playing Format
U5 (2019 DOB)Mondays 5:30-6:30PM GSA Field 3#33v3
U6 (2018 DOB)Wednesdays 5:30-6:30PM GSA Field 3#33v3
U7 (2017 DOB)Tuesdays 5:30-6:30PM GSA Field 3#34v4+GK
U8 (2016 DOB)Thursdays 5:30-6:30PM GSA Field 3#34v4+GK

Rec U5-U8 Game Specifics:
– Shin guards and size #3 ball are required for all games
– In the event of a rainout, make-up games will be rescheduled during weekly practice times
– Final Games (coach appreciation, bring your coach a homemade thank you card!

U5-U8 Game Dates
Sep 9
Sep 16
Sep 23
Sep 30
Oct 7
Oct 14
Oct 21
Oct 28

Contact Jill Gardner, DOC of Rec Soccer.