WELCOME to GSL CHURCH SPRING SOCCER PROGRAM for JK-1st gGades.
Spring Soccer Registration is January 1-31 and can be accessed through the GSL Church website at http://www.gracestlukes.org/spring-soccer/ beginning January 1, 2020 Please refer to the website listed above for ALL information regarding Spring Soccer. Registration fills-up quickly, so please register sooner than later.
JK-4th Grades Spring Soccer Information:
--For continuity, WHENEVER possible, the intent is to keep the spring soccer teams and coaches together from the PREVIOUS FALL SEASON. Because soccer is offered twice annually, this is the ONLY SPORT that teams will likely stay the same for ONE FULL CALENDAR YEAR. In ALL other sports the TEAMS WILL CHANGE FROM SEASON TO SEASON. The leagues we play in request balanced teams by age, grade and ability. The leagues in recreational church sports encourage players to be placed with different coaches and players from season to season, so we honor this. Thanks for supporting our mission!
*Efforts are made with GSL Coaches and Sports Leagues to accommodate multiple (overlapping) GSL Sports. Please refer to the GSL Church “Fairness Policy” (included on the online registrations and sports website) if you have any questions about practice attendance and game playing time.
*Some challenges with our Spring Soccer Program:
1. We don't have weekly GSL field usage for practices or home games, as it is utilized by the school for their baseball season; therefore, participants will travel a bit farther for practices and games, and ALL games will be played AWAY. In previous years, we rented the former Memphis Catholic Middle School field for additional practice space, but we no longer have usage of this field due to the new Compass Midtown School campus. So, currently, we are renting Tobey Field for practices.
The ESCRA League we play in has PROMISED they will make EVERY EFFORT to schedule GSL games within the Memphis City limits. One of the challenges is that during the spring season most available game fields are located in East Memphis, Germantown, Cordova and Collierville.
2. We have a vibrant Baseball/Softball/T-Ball Program and an Extended Basketball League (for 3rd & 4th grades) that overlaps with this season. This creates some challenges with scheduling all sports practices and games. The impact of these programs will be regularly re-evaluated and we’ll make any adjustments as needed.
*Please refer to the 2020 Calendar tab on the sports webpage for all season dates.
*Inclement Weather (Rain-Out) Information
Call 901.336.7246 at 8:00am on Saturdays for any Saturday game cancellations. - See more at: http://escrasports.org/sports/soccer/#sthash.nXWl7qBH.dpuf. For more information please contact Christi Authement at Cauthement [at] gracestlukes [dot] org.