Soccer FAQ

Q: What is the deadline for signups?

A: The deadline is August 31st.  Online registration must be completed or mail in registrations postmarked by this date.

Q: What happens if I sign up after the deadline?

A: The player may be placed on a wait list, with no guarantee of being placed on a team.  There is a $10 late fee after 8/1

Q: May I pay online, or through the mail?

A: Registration can be completed along with the payment on our website.  You may also download the registration form and mail it in.

Q: What are the age divisions?

A: The age divisions are as follows:
Age on Dec 31 of current year:

AGE DIVISIONS:

Division Age
U6 5 - Before 8/1 of current season
U7 6
U8 7
U10 8, 9
U12 10, 11
U14 12, 13
U17 14, 15, 16
U19 17, 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limits: No one younger than 5 years of age and or older than 18 years of age as of August 1st of the current year.

All players must participate in the appropriate group, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Q: When does practice start?
A: Practice starts usually around the first week of September.  This may be later depending on the coaches availability.

Q: When will I hear from the coach?
A: After the teams are formed in the middle of August, you should hear from your coach by the end of August. 

Q: Where is practice?
A: Practice location depends on the coach and field availability.  Coaches pick their preferred field if available every season.  Possible field locations are Fishburn, Madison, Highland Park, Shrine (PH).

Q: How many practices are there and what time?
A: Generally practice is only 1 or 2 times per week, which day and the time is determined by the coach.  For younger players, practice is around 45 minutes, for older players up to 1.5 hours.

Q: When do the games start, how many and how long does the season last?
A: Games usually start the 2nd week of September for U14 and older players.  For U7 – U12, games begin the second week of September.  Each schedule typically has 8-10 games over 8 weeks.  If games are postponed due to weather, the season can last longer, of course.

Q: How many games are there per week?
A: Usually there are 1-2 games per week.  There may be up to 7 days without a game also in your schedule.

Q: How do I get a game schedule?
A: The coach or team parent is responsible for furnishing schedules to players and parents.

Q: What if it is raining?
A: PRACTICES:  Your coach is responsible for canceling practice due to inclement weather, and contacting players.

GAMES: The weather hotline for game cancellations depends on WHAT FIELD you are playing at, not for the recreational dept. schedule you play under.  Since GSA plays under 3 different rec. dept schedules, please call the number that oversees the FIELD that you are playing at.

Roanoke City –  Rivers Edge Sports Complex and Reserve Ave. Fields, Breckenridge, Preston Park, Maher Field
853-1196 – updated by 7:30am Sat. and 4pm weekdays.

Roanoke County – Vinyard Park, Va. Med Center, Green Hill Park, Cave Spring, Mt. Pleasant, Glenvar, Hollins, Merriman, Salem, etc.
387-6455 ext.6 – Updated by 7:30am Sat., 11am Sun., 4:30pm weekdays.

Botetourt County – Cloverdale, Greenfield, Read Mountain, Troutville, Covington, Blue Ridge, Botetourt Sports Complex 
992-0012 – Updated by 7am weekends and 4pm weekdays.