For Players / Parents

Practice begins in August - Time and location - depends on the Coach's schedule.

Games are every Saturday in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area.

First game starts at 9:00am and last game start times vary.

No games on Labor Day weekend.

NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT ANY TIME ON ANY OF THE FIELDS, ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAY GAME DAYS.

Registration

Registration takes place in two forms: On-line and In-person. Registration will open May 1st online. We will refer to this as"early registration" and - though it is not necessary to register early - you benefit from the lowest registration fees and having your coach/friend requests met.

For more information, visit the Registration Page

Play Up Requests

GCYSL will only permit play ups by one birth year, not by age bracket. As an example 2009 is still U12, however 2008 could request a play up to U14. Please review the age matrix under the '2019 Registration Overview' for age breakouts by birth year. All play up requests require approval from the board and will only be considered if space is available in the higher age group. To request approval, please submit the following:

    • Child's name
    • Birthdate
    • Soccer experience
    • Age group wishing to move from and to
    • Height & weight
    • Explanation as to why you and your child would like to play up

Please submit these requests to: coaching@goldcountrysoccer.org

Notification will be provided by email to the parent(s) of the board's decision as each player is considered on a case by case basis. We cant express enough as a league that each player's safety is our utmost concern.

Of Note: As an organization, we discourage children from playing out of their age group. It has also been the league's experience that the idea of playing up is one that is usually advocated by the parents – not a reflection of what the children want to do.

The desire to have their children play with older kids usually comes from the perception that advanced players are better off playing alongside players of a higher skill level. But it is a misconception that they won’t improve if their teammates aren’t as advanced.

Instead of worrying that a talented player's development is being impeded by playing with less advanced players, consider that the stronger player is being given the opportunity to take on a leadership role. A standout 7-year-old among same-age peers takes on a greater responsibility on the field than he or she would while playing with older players.

Move those more advanced players with older players, and they become role players instead of playmakers. While playing with their age peers, they help minimize the weaknesses of their teammates while maximizing their own strengths

Player Grants

The league will be offering a limited number of registration grants to players for the 2019 season. Deadline for submission will be June 30th. The Board will review all grant submissions at the July board meeting. Those accepted will be notified immediately.

For form submissions and questions, please email: grants@goldcountrysoccer.org

To apply, each child will need to submit the following:

Only after all three criteria have been completed above, will the registration fee(s) be refunded. There are a limited number of scholarships available and decisions of recipients will be decided at the July GCYSL board meeting. Players will be notified by end of July.

Code of Conduct

The goal of the Gold Country Soccer League is to help the youth in our community to learn to play and enjoy the game of soccer. Parents play an important role in achieving this. Not only do you get to drive them around to practices, games and other team functions, but you also get to model behaviors that will affect your children and everyone around you. We ask that read and agree to the following code of conduct:

Parents Code of Conduct

We ask that you also share these simple rules with your guests and family members.

Other Resources

Rainouts and Cancellations

Playing Status Guidelines (weather, air quality)

Club Soccer Information (aka "Metro")

USYS Parent Resource Library

Recreation Soccer or Club Soccer?

What Age Group?

Soccer Camps / Special Events