Spring 2019 Registration

Registration for the 2019 GRTYSA Spring Mod Season, ages U5 through U9, is now open. Here's the registration link: http://grtysa-southlake.sportsaffinity.com/

• GRTYSA player registration fee is $60. The fee is lower than fall as most players will be able to re-use their jersey from the fall. New players will receive new jerseys.
• Registration closes on February 28th, so register early. Returning player must register by this date to ensure a spot on their fall team.
• The U5 Division will be coed with boys and girls on the same team. U6-U9 have separate boys and girls divisions.
• The age chart for spring soccer is the same one used for fall soccer. For example, if your child played U7 soccer in the fall, they will still play U-7 soccer during the spring season.
• When requesting a team, please use the coach's name instead of the team name. This will help eliminate confusion when assigning players.
• If you are or plan on being a head coach of a team, please select pay by check. Head coaches get their player fees waived and if you pay by credit card the association will get charged a processing fee for a fee that we end up refunding. If you are not selected as a head coach, we will bill you later.
• If you do not plan to coach this season, please send an email to Tony Leavitt so we can find a replacement.

 
Spring 2019 Mod Season Details

• The 2017 MOD spring season will start in Mid-April and run until Mid-June. There will no games on Easter), May 14th (Mother's Day) and May 28th (Memorial Day Weekend).
• All U5-U8 games will be played on Sunday afternoons, no earlier than 1 PM.
• U9 game will be played on Saturdays to align with other regional league clubs. Games will played on May 13th. Games involving GRTYSA teams only may be played on Sunday.
• Games will be played on fields in the greater Renton area. U9 and U10 teams will play home games in Renton and road games in Kent, Auburn, etc.
• Practice times and dates are held at the discretion of each coach and team.
• Additional group training will be provided. Dates and times TBD.

 
Player Rostering Policy

• Returning players are guaranteed their spaces back onto their teams provided they register before the registration deadline given for that season. Returning players are defined as players that played on the team during the previous season.
• Only players returning to teams shall be placed onto rosters up and until the registration deadline.
• After the registration deadline designated for returning players has passed, openings on teams will be filled in the order in which players have registered.
• In the spirit of recreation soccer, a coach may not "save" or "promise" a space on their team to any player.
• If a player wishes to join a team, coaches should ask that player to register and request their team for the best chance at filling an open roster spot. This is not a guarantee.

 
Group Training with Pacific Northwest Soccer Club

GRTYSA is pleased to partner with Pacific Northwest Soccer Club (our premier program) to offer free training for U5- U10 players and coaches. No signup is required. Just show up and play.

Training dates for Spring 2019 TBD.

All training session will be held at Hazen High School.

Location Information: Hazen High School: 1101 Hoquiam Ave NE, Renton (field located in the northwest corner of the campus by the water tower)

Training can be attended by individuals or as a team. PacNW Trainers will lead with coaches encouraged to help.

Here is the schedule for the session; players MUST attend the correct timeslot for their age group:

6:00-7:00pm: U5 / U6 ages

7:00-8:00pm: U7 / U8 ages

8:00-9:00pm: U9 ages

 
USSF (United States Soccer Federation) Rules

USSF (United States Soccer Federation) mandated player development initiatives for Fall 2017. GRTYSA adopted these new standards starting in the Fall of 2016.

Here are the basics in regards of the birth year initiative:

  • Organizing youth born in the same year to play at the same age group simplifies and standardizes soccer structure across the nation.
  • Coaches do have the option to "play up" in order to keep their team together. This will be a coach decision.
  • Having players train and play according to their age and developmental stage supports the objectives of the small sided standards by focusing on the physiological and developmental needs of the player.

Age Chart

USSF Standards Chart

Rule Changes