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IMPORTANT

ALL SCHEDULES ON THIS WEBSITE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS THE SEASON MOVES ALONG.

SCHEDULES ARE FROZEN THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE GAME WEEKEND.

ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR COACH TO CONFIRM GAME TIMES/LOCATIONS. REMEMBER, THESE ARE KICKOFF TIMES, NOT ARRIVAL TIMES. ALL GAMES START AT THE EXACT TIME STATED.

TO LEARN YOUR TEAM NUMBER ASK YOUR COACH. MANY CLUBS HAVE MULTIPLE TEAMS IN EACH AGE GROUP.


Game change procedures

Game changes MUST be received by the Board by 8pm on the Tuesday preceding the game.

Please get in the habit of reviewing your schedules online every Wednesday, as that is when any agreed to changes will be posted.

To request a game change, you must first email the opposing team's club rep. The reps are listed on this web page under "Contact Info". If the other club agrees to the change, forward the email to schedules@ghsl.net. Games will NOT just be "pulled" from the schedule, you must provide the new date, time, and location in your original request.

Any requests that come in after the deadline, or do not have BOTH clubs clearly authorizing a specific change, will NOT BE MADE.

A fine will be charged for any games that are not played, that are listed as of Wednesday morning. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you need to cancel a game late, please email the league as soon as you are aware. A fine will still be imposed ($100), but at least you will not waste the other team's time. Consider it a "cost of doing business." Please do not expect us to waive these fines, for any reason.

What is Recreational Soccer?

What does “recreational soccer” mean? 

US Youth Soccer definition in “Policy on Players and Playing Rules” states:

recreational league” means a league in which— 

a.       the use of tryouts, invitations, recruiting, or any similar process to roster players to any team on the basis  of talent or ability is prohibited; 

b.      (the club administering the league accepts as participants in the league any eligible youths (subject to reasonable terms on registration) 

c.       a system or rostering players is used to establish a fair or balanced distribution of playing talent among all teams participating; and 

d.      league rules require that each player must play at least one-half of each game except for reasons of injury, illness, or discipline. 

recreational team” means a team that participates in a recreational league.

Some common perceptions of recreational soccer are:

  • Made up of players assigned to a team in a random manner without regard to the ability of the players – as opposed to “travel” soccer where the players are selected to be on a team through some sort of tryout or selection process.
  • “Less competitive” than “travel” soccer. 
  • “Lower intensity” for training and practices.
  • “Less travel”, fewer games 
  • “Less-skilled” players. 
  • “Less experienced” coaches. 
  • Beginning players
  • Annual or biannual shuffling of players to new teams,  and more

Recreational soccer: Is that soccer program that is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high-level competition. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport and develop life skills including a lifelong love of the game.

Recreational Player – a player who is randomly assigned to a team without regard to his/her abilities and skills.

Recreational Team – teams formed randomly to play soccer.

Recreational League – leagues composed of teams formed in a random manner.