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Greater Libertyville Soccer Association

Recreational League Programs

RECREATIONAL LEAGUES -  SPRING AND FALL SEASONS:

 

Spring season League. .   6 games / weeks, Apr.-May:             On-line registration Oct./Jan. –     (Oct. early bird discount)

Fall season League . . . .   8 games / weeks, Sept.-Nov:            On-line registration May/June -    (May early bird discount)

 

 

Eligibility:   Boys:    Pre-Kindergarten - 9th grade      

Girls:    Pre-Kindergarten – 9th grade     

Must be 4 yrs. old by March 1 to play in spring, and 4 yrs. old by August 1 to play in the fall.

Recreational League Details

RECREATIONAL LEAGUE SPRING 2018
REGISTRATION  OPENS  -  OCTOBER 1, 2017 TO JANUARY 15, 2018

Late registration January 16th to April 1st, or until teams are filled.


RECREATIONAL LEAGUE FEES:
REGISTRATION FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      $99.00     (October 1 through January 15, 2018) 

(Registration Fee covers jersey, field rental, referee fees, referee instruction, field equipment, administrative cost, insurance, field and goal maintenance, etc.) Payment by credit card or check.  Child NOT placed on a team, until payment received.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $10.00 (taken off the registration fee)
(Register and submit payment by October 31, and $10. taken off the registration fee at conclusion of payment)
LATE FEE AFTER January 15th   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $50.00  (after January 15th)
(Late fee begins January 16th, a $50.00 non-refundable late fee, per child, is required.)
VOLUNTEER BUYOUT FEE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $100.00

(If not volunteering, a $100.00 non-refundable buyout fee, per child, is required at time of registering.  Buyout fee is only offered at the time of registration only).      
 

ELIGIBILITY:
Boys:    Preschool - 9th   

Girls:    Preschool - 9th     

Players must be 4 yrs. old by March 1 to play in the spring, and 4 yrs. old by August 1  to play in the fall.

VOLUNTEER POLICY:
Parents are required to volunteer 4 hrs. per child.
GLSA has implemented Volunteer Hub for the Recreational Program. The Volunteer Hub system allows parents to choose their own assignments.    

The RED “Volunteer Now” button and instructions are located on the Volunteer Info Page.  If you have an account in Volunteer Hub from previous seasons, DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT.   If you do not have an account in Volunteer Hub, you will need to create a username and password.  Remember, this is separate from your GLSA Blue Sombrero account.  Keep your username and password for your records as you will need it for future seasons. 

Parents who fail to register, chose and work a shift will be billed the No Show Fee $150 per child.

If unable to volunteer, a $100.00  non-refundable buyout fee, per child, must be paid at the time of registration.  Buyout fee is only offered at the time of registration.

REFUND POLICY:
Deadline for refunds is March 1st and must be submitted in writing to gwessel@glsa.org, or mailed to the GLSA Office.  A check for the registration fee will be mailed to you. (No Late fees or Volunteer Buyout fees are refunded.).  After deadline, refunds only issued for medical (physician’s note required) or relocation reasons.

SEASON:

The 6 game season runs April 14/15 to May 19/20.

Regularly scheduled games will be on Saturdays (all day) and/or Sunday afternoons, at the Libertyville Township Soccer Complex (LTSC) on Winchester Rd. (between Butterfield Rd. & Rt. 45).  Map of LTSC can be found under "Our Club", under "Playing Facilities". Game Schedules for the season will be posted under top "Recreational" tab, under "Schedules". If a full day of games are rained-out, they will be rescheduled the weekend after Memorial Day. GLSA will not refund for any games not played by June 2/3, 2018.   Any LTSC complex closings are posted on the front page.

UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT:

Each child will receive a jersey that is theirs to keep, to wear at games and practices. If a jersey has to be exchanged (provided GLSA has inventory) jersey must be in reusable condition (no additional printing or alterations.)  Soccer shoes are recommended, but not mandatory.

· All players must wear shin guards at all practices and games.  They should be size appropriate, and referees check before each game.        Coaches will not allow players to practice without shin guards. 

· All players must remove watches, jewelry, earrings (no starter studs), metal hair beads, etc. at practices & games.

· All players must bring their own soccer ball to practice. . . . . . . Preschool – 2nd = size 3;  3rd-6th = size 4; 7th-9th = size 5

· If a player wears eyeglasses, then sports safety glasses must be worn during practices or games.

JEWELRY:
GLSA prohibits players from wearing jewelry or earrings during practice or games.  Children with starter studs WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY until they are removed.

TEAMS:
Players are divided by gender and grade.  We attempt to form teams around schools and/or neighborhoods, AND the availability and location of coaches.  Teams begin forming as registrations come in and players are put on teams.  If a school and/or neighborhood does not have enough parent volunteer coaches, then players are put on teams in neighborhoods that do.  If more parents volunteer to coach in a grade level than there are teams, then not everyone will be able coach.  

Specific team requests not accepted.  Encourage your child to welcome new faces and make new  friends, and the opportunity to learn different skills from different coaches. In the event that we lose a coach, then GLSA will ask parents on that roster to come forward to coach, to keep that team intact.  If no one comes forward, then the team is disbanded and players spread out among other teams with openings. If there are no openings, then a refund will be issued.  

Late registrants are placed on teams with openings, on a  1st-come, 1st-serve basis, until teams are filled.

If your child is undecided about playing soccer, register anyway, because you have until March 1st to cancel and get a refund for the registration fee amount paid.  The buyout and late fee are not refunded. 
      

ROSTERS:

Preschool & Kindergarten = 10 (play 2- 3v3), 1st & 2nd  = 12 (play 2-4v4), 3rd, & 4th gr. = 10 (play 6v6)  /   5th/6th  = 12 (play 8v8)    /  7th/8th/9th  = 16 (play 11v11) 

COACHING:

Coach and Assistant Coach assignments are done on availability of teams within a Division.   Selected coaches and assistant coaches must attend the mandatory yearly coach's seminar covering goal safety and 1st aid. If you are assigned a team, you'll be notified by January 25th via email, of your team assignment.  
Kid Safe Risk Management Disclosure Statement” is required of ALL Coaches and Assistant Coaches, for a background check, and are good for 1 school year. This is a requirement of the Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA), and as a member, we must comply with its policies.  As part of the Kid Safe program, we are required to do a background check on everyone involved with coaching children.  This information is kept confidential. On form: League is = Recreational /  Club is = GLSA / Social Security is required. (Download under  "Our Club, under "Forms").

In FALL, if you're assigned as coach or asst. coach, you'll need to submit the Disclosure Form, which is good for 1 school year.

PRACTICES:

Coaches decide on practice days, times, and location, which are held in neighborhood parks or school grounds. Coaches put in countless hours coaching, and are not compensated for their time, so please cooperate with them regarding practices.  GLSA will not issue a refund or move players to another team because practice times or location conflict with other activities, or not with their best friend, etc. Only exception is if the move is to a team that’s short on players, and would not make teams uneven. Coaches decide their team’s practice day & time, so if this is of utmost importance to you, then volunteer to coach.

REFEREES:

A Referee Clinic will be held prior to the season. Youth referees are paid, and must be 12 years of age, (12-15 yrs. must obtain a work permit). Check the website for details and dates, under "Our Club" tab, under "Referees". Youth referees are not professional referees, and everyone is expected to respect referees’ decisions and not disturb them during the match.  Coaches complete referee assessments for each game, and constructive criticism can be written on these assessments cards. Misconduct by players or parents toward a referee, including abusive language, may result in game forfeit and/or suspension of the violator. 

TO REGISTER: 
Click on the "Login" or ""Register" button on the front home page.

The GLSA has the right to change any of these rules or make a decision that would be in the best interest of the participants.

Any questions or concerns, contact Gina Wessel, GLSA Club Administrator,  gwessel@glsa.org

Hope to see you in spring.

                                                                                                                                                  

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Email Us: gwessel@glsa.org
Phone : 847-984-2897
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