Welcome to Greenfield Area Soccer Club

"We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Welcome to GASC Recreational Soccer (Tigers FC)!

Calendar

At this time we are still planning an exciting Spring 2014 schedule!  But you can register on-line now for the Spring season!  See you on the fields.

Game Dates
No games are scheduled for Spring  season at this time

Note:  We schedule 7 games during the season.  **In the event we have full teams during late registration, you child will be waitlisted until we have an adequate number of players to form addition teams.  Please also consider helping to coach.  This could present a great opportunity for you and the children whose lives we touch.**

What is Recreational Soccer?

Recreational soccer represents the largest part of the Greenfield Soccer Club.  While many of the recreational players go on to become players for our traveling league, many more enjoy the recreational league that is designed to assure equal playing time, teach the game of soccer and the values of sportsmanship and teamwork.  These are values that they will use for the rest of their lives.  In addition, the opportunities to make friends and engage in a sport with lots of continuous activity.

Is it competitive?

Our leagues are non-competitive that scores and standings are not kept except at the older age levels.  However, we still encourage a level of fun competition between teams resulting in entertaining games.  Our League Commissioners work hard to assure that teams are evenly balanced with regard to experience and age which results in exciting and friendly competition.  This allows players to experience real-game situations to show what they have learned from their coaches without concern of having to win games.

What are the age brackets and the cost?

The club has six leagues:  Pele, U-6, U-8, U-10, U-11/14, U-15/18.  The “U” stands for “Under”, so U-6 actually has players that are under six years old (and a few that just turned six).  Use the table below to determine the league,  ball size and cost, of your player(s):

 

League

        Birthdate Between      

    Cost   

  Size of Ball 

Pele

8/1/2009-7/31/2012

$45

3

U-6

8/1/2007-7/31/2009

$50

3

U-8

8/1/2005-7/31/2007

$50

3

U-10

8/1/2003-7/31/2005

$50

4

U-11/14

8/1/1999-7/31/2003

$60

5

      U-15/18      

8/1/1995-7/31/1999

$60

5

 

Why am I asked to volunteer for the concession stand or pay an "Opt Out" fee?

During registration you will be asked to sign up to help with the concession stand.  We depend upon the income from the concession stand to maintain one of the lowest league costs in the area.  As a result, 3-4 hours of your time during the season is needed.  You may opt-out of working the concession stand by paying a $25 "opt-out" fee which is the cost of using paid staff to assure adequate service to our customers. 

Note to Coaches:  If you are coaching, please indicate that on your Comments so you can be refunded the Concession Stand cost.  Coaches, who volunteer their time toward helping assure a good soccer experience, are not required to work the concessions stand or pay the "opt out" fee.  

What if I want to coach?

Our league is run exclusively by volunteers which assures that our league’s costs are among  the lowest in the area.  We always welcome volunteers to teach both soccer, and game playing, skills.

Coaching recreational soccer is fun and rewarding.  It is a great opportunity to work with young players teaching them values that they will carry throughout their lives in addition to teaching them a great sport of soccer. 

I’ve never coached before.  I would not know where to start.

You were never a professional player?  Not even a backyard player?  Not a problem.  We have coaching classes and website information that will help you plan practices, learn the rules of the game and help you through the coaching process.  In addition, we have a league director and commissioners that are experienced coaches that can help you plan, and carry out practices.

What if I can’t practice on a certain night?

We make it easy to work around your schedule.  If you have a particular day that you cannot practice (or prefer to practice), place that information in the comments.  Also, if you have a coach that you particularly like, need to carpool or cannot play games on a certain weekend time, indicate it in the COMMENTS section of the registration.

When do the practices and games start and end?

Coaches will meet on March 16th.  After that time, they will begin contacting players to let them know about practice times.  Coaches may start practices as early as the week of March 17th, although most may not start that early due to not being able to contact all of their players, weather, and spring break.  The week of April 1st is mandatory for coaches to start practices so that they have at least 2 practices prior to the first game.  The first games will be the weekend of April 12-13th.  We will take the weekend off for Memorial Day and will finish our season on the weekend of May 31st-June 1st.

I want my child to play but I’m not sure I can afford it. 

Greenfield Soccer wants to give an opportunity for all children to experience the wonderful sport of soccer and the opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie, teamwork and sportsmanship skills that come with it.  The club regularly has fundraisers to help raise money to assist those who may have some financial concerns at the moment.  If you need some financial assistance, we can help.  Click on this link to get to a form to request financial assistance.  When you get to the forms page click the "Application for Fee Assistance" Adobe file and fill out the form.

I don’t like using the Internet to pay.  Is there another way?

In today’s environment, we recognize that some people are uncomfortable putting credit card information on the Internet.  You can mail payment to the following address:

                                     GASC                                    

                                     1547 North State St. #185 

                                     Greenfield IN 46140

Make checks out to “GASC”.

Or you can stop in at the Hancock County Library open registration day on February 9th from 9:00 am-2:00 pm.

My child has never played soccer before and is a little older, will (s)he do okay?

Absolutely!  Every season, we have new players arrive who have never experienced the game.  Our coaches help them individually and they quickly learn to play, often at the same level of more experienced players, depending on their ability to master some fundamentals.  In addition, for those entering U-8 and U-10, we will be offering a “Jump Start” program that will teach them the fundamentals of soccer and give them, well, a jump start on the season—they will enter their first practice with the foundations needed to expand their skills along with their teammates.

What equipment do I need?

Shin Guards:  required for all leagues

Soccer Cleats:  optional for Pele, recommended for U-6 and U-8, required for U-10, U-11/14 and U-15/18.  Please note that soccer cleats are not the same as baseball cleats.  Soccer cleats lack a cleat in the very front (toe) area of the shoe.

Ball:  although optional, it is recommended that you have an appropriate sized ball for your player.  Not all coaches can provide a ball and players like to practice what they learn at home.

T-Shirt and Socks:  these are provided to you by the league

Shorts:  it is recommended that players wear shorts except if weather is too cold.  While soccer shorts are best, they certainly are not required.

Water Bottle:  required.

What about practices and games?

Pele league generally have practices once per week but this is at the coaches’ discretion.  U-6, U-8, U-10 have practices once per week for an hour.  U-11/14 and U-15/18 have practices once per week for 90 minutes. 

Pele plays all games on Saturday morning.  For all other leagues, games are played either on Friday evening or Saturday morning.  Games generally run for 60 minutes but coaches often ask that players be at the field 15-30 minutes before a game to warm-up and practice.

I want to sign-up, what now?

Follow these simple steps:

1.        From this site, click on the following link if you already have an account (have played soccer in Greenfield) or create a new account if your child has not played before.

2.       After you have an account, click on the following link.

3.       Fill out the information for your player.  Be sure you are signing up for Spring 2014 Recreational Soccer.

4.       Note:  our club depends on parents to volunteer to keep our costs in line.  Our concession stand is one of the primary methods by which we raise money to control our costs.  In the past, the league has been forced to rely on paid personnel because of a lack of parent volunteers.  You are required to volunteer for the concession stand or as a coach or assistant coach.  If you do not wish to volunteer your time, you will be charged a $25 opt-out fee in order to compensate the club for any paid personnel.  Please indicate what volunteer position you wish to fulfill.

5.       Finish with the payment page and you are ready to go!  Enjoy the season!

What if I have more questions?

We will be glad to answer any questions that you have.  Please contact our league director Jerry Caldwell At recreational@greenfieldsoccer.org

Game Schedules

Forms

Download our Recreational Forms.
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