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GBGSL Fall 2020

GBGSL is a Recreational Soccer League for Girls enrolled in grades K through 6  

Our ask: PLEASE REVIEW ALL information below PRIOR to registering and/or emailing GBGSL with questions.

GBGSL runs on a tight budget to keep our programs affordable and fun for all participants. We have policies in place that we have developed over our decades of existence to provide the best experience for everyone and to run our program efficiently. 

Please read and understand these policies so you have appropriate expectations for what you are signing up for. Please refrain from requesting exemptions or special consideration from these policies. 

Eligibility: Girls must be CURRENTLY enrolled in Kindergarten thru 6th grade to play in GBGSL.  (NOTE: If the player you are registering is not in the grade that corresponds to her age, the registration system may place her in the wrong grade. If this happens to you, just register with the grade the system places her in and then email us at [email protected] so we can manually change the division. This must be done prior to the published deadline.)

Deadline: Fall 2020: July 31st 2020
Registration will close on the noted deadline with no exceptions. See below for info on registering for the waitlist after the close of registration. 

Cost Per Season: $43. Registration fees are non-refundable. Scholarships are available to families in need. We request that you pay what you can afford, if anything. When registering, choose “pay by check” as your payment option and email [email protected] to request a scholarship and we will provide instructions. 

Season:
·    GBGSL’s season includes 5 "regular" weekly Saturday morning games and 1 “jamboree” game – these dates will be published on our site and available during the registration process.
·      Weekly games are played at Calahan Park in Burlington. 
·      Games are generally scheduled between 8 am and 1 pm.
·      Schedules will be posted on the website, typically a week before the first game of the season.
·      The Jamboree, week 6, will be at Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington, unless otherwise noted. 
·      Fall 2020 Dates: September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10, 17 

Practice times and locations:
·      Practice times and locations are set by the volunteer coaches for each team. ·      Parents should be willing to drive to where practices are held at the convenience of the volunteer coaches. 
·      Coaches will be responsible for finding practice field space, GBGSL cannot tell you in advance when or where practices will be. 
·      Kindergarten teams do not practice. 

Uniform/Equipment: 
·      GBGSL has a long tradition of providing team shirts and coordinating socks to each player. 
         ·  Girls in Grades K through 4 will get a cotton t-shirt. Girls in 5th and 6th grade will get a tech jersey.
         ·  Each player will have an opportunity to specify their size during registration. Please pay close attention to the sizing when making your selection – all size selections are final, GBGSL cannot reorder new shirts after the shirts are printed.  
·      Cleats are not required but are strongly recommended.
·      Girls must wear shin guards to play. If it creates a financial hardship for you to purchase shin guards, please email [email protected] as we at times have extra shin guards we can provide.
·      No earrings or jewelry can be worn during play at games or practices. Earrings cannot be taped or covered, they must be taken out. This is a Vermont Soccer Association rule, there are no exceptions.   

How to Register:
·      GBGSL uses Blue Sombrero to manage our registration.
·      This site offers registration as a free service to all players.
         ·   Along with support from Dick’s Sporting Goods, the league is absorbing credit card fees for all registrations.
         ·      If you haven’t already, you will need to set up an account on Blue Sombrero https://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=977993.
·      Follow the instructions online to complete registration.
·      You are not officially registered until you have completed payment.
·      Please note: When you register you will receive 2 emails per season from Dick's Sporting Goods with coupons. If you prefer not to get the emails, there is an opt-out option in the initial email from them. 

Waitlist: Divisions are filled based on 8 teams per division (grades 1-6), 6 teams for Kindergarten, and the maximum team size limits listed in the Team Placement section below. This is done in order to ensure optimal playing time for all participants. Anyone registering after a division is filled is not guaranteed a spot for the current season and will be placed on the waitlist. If a spot opens on the waitlist, you will have 48 hours to register after being contacted by GBGSL via email. If you do not respond within these 48 hours, your child’s spot will be forfeited to the next person on the waitlist. 

Late Registration Policy: Anyone registering after the “Deadline” is not guaranteed a spot for the current season. If no spaces are available, you will be placed on a waitlist (see Waitlist policy above). If there is space in a division or a space opens up you will be charged the late registration fee of $63 ($43 + $20 late fee). You may request a scholarship, but we require all late registrations to pay the $20 late fee. 

Team Placement:
In order to ensure optimal playing time for all of our players, we limit our teams to the following sizes:                               
Kindergarten Division – 8 players per team                               
Grade 1-2 Division – 12 players per team                               
Grade 3-4 Division – 13 players per team                               
Grade 5-6 Division – 15 players per team
  
·      All registered players will be emailed with their Team assignment at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the season.

·      GBGSL’s goal is to make this a fun experience for all the girls, and we make every effort to put your child with at least ONE friend when possible. If your player would like to be placed on a team with a friend, please follow the instructions when registering her on Blue Sombrero. You MUST include that friend’s full name on your registration, AND the registration of that friend must include your child’s name in order to be placed on the same team.
·      Please note: GBGSL makes new teams every season. You and your daughter should not expect that you will have the same team with the same kids and the same coach as last season. We strongly discourage you from emailing the league and requesting changes of team placement. We want you to understand when registering that you should expect a different team and coach every season and that there is no expectation that teams exist beyond a single season.

Coaches: All GBGSL Coaches are volunteers, mostly parents like you. GBGSL is often in need of coaches. Click on the Coaching link at the top of the GBGSL Blue Sombrero page for more information, including details about the clinic we are offering. We do REQUIRE coaching safe sport training. Please do not request team placements with coaches. 

Sponsorship: We couldn’t keep our costs affordable without the help of our amazing SPONSORS. We ask for your help in finding other businesses appropriate for youth sponsorship. The name of the business will appear on the back of a team shirt or jersey. Additionally, the business logo may be displayed on this website (logo file will be required). We have tiered sponsorship levels: if the sponsor is a family with a child who is playing, the cost is $100. If it is an outside sponsor, the fee is $150. Sponsorship forms are due 9 weeks prior to the start of each season.  
QUESTIONS NOT ANSWERED HERE? Email us at [email protected]

Kindergarten Division

Registration closes on 07/31/2020 at 05:00 PM
Season Dates: 09/12/2020 to 10/17/2020
$40.00

Division 1/2 (1st and 2nd graders)

Registration closes on 07/31/2020 at 05:00 PM
Season Dates: 09/12/2020 to 10/17/2020
$40.00

Division 3/4 (3rd and 4th graders)

Registration closes on 07/31/2020 at 05:00 PM
Season Dates: 09/12/2020 to 10/17/2020
$40.00

Division 5/6 (5th and 6th graders)

Registration closes on 07/31/2020 at 05:00 PM
Season Dates: 09/12/2020 to 10/17/2020
$40.00

Team Sponsor with a Current Player

The Greater Burlington Girls Soccer League relies heavily on sponsors from the community to help support its activities. Without the support of sponsors, the cost of participating in the league would inevitably rise and the valuable experience of participating in team sports would be denied to some girls. Please consider joining your fellow community members in support of this unique opportunity. For parents WITH children participating in the league we now offer the chance to be a business sponsor for the previous year sponsorship rate of $100. This includes your business name on the back of team shirts along with your logo and a link to your website displayed on our new GBGSL site.

Team Sponsorship Spring 2020

Registration closes on 09/12/2020 at 05:00 PM
Season Dates: 09/12/2020 to 10/17/2020
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$100.00

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