Spring 2020 Season Status – Final Update

The Gallatin Soccer Club Board of Directors had a meeting on the evening of Friday, April 17th and at that time elected to CANCEL the Spring 2020 Recreational Soccer Season. It is with heavy hearts and regret that we come to this decision. As a club, we continued to hold out hope that we would be able to provide our players and parents with some form of soccer for the Spring. However, continued uncertainty around state and local requirements along with a new return to play date of May 15th as set by USYS and TSSA, simply makes it not feasible.

Given this, GSC can offer two options to players:

1) Carry Over – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – By default, Gallatin Soccer Club is going to AUTOMATICALLY carry forward all player registrations to the fall season. This means that if you are playing in the Fall 2020 season YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING, we will do all of the work of moving the player registration to the new season. You will get FULL CREDIT for the Fall season EVEN IF there is a change to registration prices. GSC knows that the vast majority of our players return and play season after season, therefore we have made this the simpler default option. For those carrying their registration forward who have NOT yet picked up their uniform, you will be able to do so at a later date.

2) Refund (partial) – We do understand that there may be a few players that cannot return in the Fall. Those players/parents may choose a refund of registration fees MINUS $5. Unfortunately, GSC had already invested several thousand dollars into the Spring 2020 season in the form of fees, services, equipment, and other capital outlay. We are doing our best to not pass along all of those expenses, but a small amount per player was unavoidable. Also, note that we cannot offer a refund for any uniform that was already picked up. However, for those that request a refund and had NOT already picked up their uniform, the uniform fee will be included in the refund. For any player that wishes to choose a refund, you must request the refund using the web form at the link below:

    REQUEST REFUND

  • ALL refund requests MUST use the on-line form and be received by Midnight, Friday, May 8th.
  • Note, all refunds requests must be validated and processed manually. If any information provided does NOT match what we have in the system it will delay the processing of any refunds.
  • If you registered more than one player in the Spring and you wish to request a refund, you must submit the form once FOR EACH PLAYER THAT YOU WISH REFUNDED.

GSC looks forward to seeing our players as soon as possible and sincerely hope that the vast majority of our players will simply take advantage of us carrying forward their registration to the Fall 2020 season so that we can provide the season paid for. We are also investigating the possibility of a summer WELCOME BACK event, but do not have any details as of this time.

Spring 2020 Status Update – April 7th

Spring 2020 Status Update – April 7th

Currently, the Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) and US Youth Soccer (USYS) have both set a *tentative* return to play date of May 1st, 2020. Likewise, this matches up with the current City of Gallatin mandate in regards to no organized, sanctioned play in the city parks until AFTER April 30th.

Gallatin Soccer Club has, and continues, to hold out hope in being able to play soccer in some capacity this Spring season. We know that all are struggling in these unprecedented times and feel that the return to athletic events will be a therapeutic return to normalcy for players and parents alike. However, we also acknowledge that we cannot continue to push back dates with no end in sight. Therefore, in an effort to get families information that they can plan around, the GSC Board of Directors has come up with the following contingencies for play and cancellation that sets dates that families can plan around.

1) IF given clearance for a safe return to play within the first week of May, GSC WILL work to play a 6-7 game schedule on a compressed timeline in May. If able to play, it may become necessary to modify games and schedule:
– Flexibility of play dates including evening games or double-header days
– Possible modification of game lengths if necessary to accomodate schedule
– Reduction or elimination of practice days, especially prior to first game
– Possible modification or elimination of tournament play

2) If at any time between now and then, the timeline for return to play is pushed further back by TSSA, USYS, or the City of Gallatin, then GSC will unfortunately be forced to cancel the Spring 2020 season and begin processing the necessary credits and/or refunds.

However, if the decision to cancel is one that must be made, we do ask everyone to please understand that Gallatin Soccer Club is a non-profit volunteer run organization which purchases and maintains ALL of the Goals, Nets, Corner Flags, etc that are used for play. A significant investment was made in goals and nets for the Spring 2020 season. While we hope to avoid the scenario, it could be possible that GSC requests families, to accept future season credit in lieu of refund when at all possible.

Spring 2019 Make-Up Schedule for Week 3 Games

Coaches and Parents,

Below is the schedule that will be used for making up our Week 3 games that were rained out. We have to work around referee availability, but we have done our best to ensure that each division has a chance to get their week 3 games in. Some games will be shortened as listed below to ensure that we can get games completed without keeping teams too late for weeknight games. A downloadable and printable version of the make-up schedule is available HERE.

Game length:
KR – 10 min halves (unchanged)
U6 – 6 min quarters
U8 – 6 min quarters
U10 – 20 min halves
U12 – 25 min halves
U15 – 25 min halves

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Important Concession Information

gsc-concessions-constructionGSC Families, due to some needed renovation changes and construction that will be taking place inside the GSC concession stand, it is going to be CLOSED for the duration of the Spring 2019 season. However, GSC has been working with vendors who will be coming to our games to offer our families food and drink options while that construction is under way.

  • Randy’s Doghouse will be there to offer his GRILLED hotdogs / polish sausages with all the fixins (grilled onions and peppers, jalapenos, etc) along with chips, water, and soft drinks. In addition, he will also be offering other popular sports concession items like Gatorades, Hot Chocolate (outside temps dependent), select candy items, and MORE! Randy has been at our Summer 3v3 Under The Lights Tournament the past 2 years and has always been a fan favorite.
  • Kona Ice, which is ALWAYS A HUGE HIT with the kids, has agreed to be at our games most weekends. Flavor your own Groovy Grape, Tiger’s Blood, or other favorite Kona Ice flavor shaved ice after (or BEFORE!!) your game.

These vendors will be offering concessions selections throughout the game day, INCLUDING moving to the upper fields for afternoon games. This is a welcome PLUS for our U12 and U15 players, coaches, and parents!!

PLEASE NOTE this means that we will NOT be able to offer the TEAM SNACK deals. We recommend that any teams, coaches, or parents wanting to provide team wide snacks (chips, cookies, oranges, etc) plan to bring those to the field with them instead of relying on purchasing them at the park.

Street Skills Academy

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Dear Soccer Players and Parents,

We would like to inform you that Darren Laver from the Street Skills Academy will be delivering 6 fun, skill-based training sessions this fall/winter:

The Street Skill Academy

The Street Skills Academy is not like your usual soccer coaching. This 6 session program is about developing skill, creativity and the ability to perform in 1 v 1 and 3 v 3 situations. Our mission is not only to show players what it takes to be a truly great player, but to allow players to fall in love with the beautiful game. The program is all about creating an optimal learning environment where players can learn to express themselves in a non-judgmental atmosphere; these are the key attributes that all great clubs adopt throughout Europe. As part of the program we teach the players how to play in small areas, tight situations and be truly immersed in their learning, improving their decision making, their speed of thought and speed of play. Players will leave the program becoming inspired and motivated to enjoy the game of soccer.

Coach Darren Laver

Englishman Darren “Flave” Laver, an internationally renowned “street soccer” player who is featured in the EA Sports FIFA Street video game, brings his unique skills training program to the States…

Darren is recognized as one of the leading Street Soccer coaches and soccer skill performers in the world. He has provided his soccer skills training program to many professional academies throughout Europe and now provides his training expertise throughout Tennessee as a ‘Technical Consultant’ for the TN State Soccer Association. In 2011, all of his achievements led him to being voted Best Street Soccer Player in the United Kingdom and he was selected to be one of 24 star players featured in the EA Sports FIFA Street Video Game (2012).

Details are as follows:
Dates
Monday Evenings:
1. November 5th
2. November 12th
3. November 19th
4. November 26th
5. December 3rd
6. December 10th

Times
• 5 pm – 6 pm (U8 – U10)
• 6 pm – 7 pm (U11 – U13)
• 7 pm – 8 pm (U14 – plus)

Cost – $95

Address
Gallatin First Church of the Nazarene
407 N Water Ave, Gallatin, TN 37066

Register NOW at streetskillsclinics.com to confirm your place

SPACE IS LIMITED

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FREE Creative Coaching Academy Course

Gallatin Soccer Club in associating with the TN State Soccer Association is hosting a FREE 3 hour Creative Coaching diploma course in Gallatin, TN for all coaches at all levels.

Wednesday, August 29th from 6p.m. to 9p.m.
Hosted by Gallatin Soccer Club at:
Howard Elementary School Gymnasium
805 Long Hollow Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066

To register for this course, use the below link. Make sure to choose the Gallatin Soccer Club course as there are several listed.
https://www.ccatraining.com/register-for-a-course/

To learn more about these short 3 hour courses visit:
https://www.tnsoccer.org/creative-coaching-acadamy

We hope to see you there!

GSC Teams in Cleveland Grimes Friendship Cup

Several of our GSC recreational teams did a great job representing Gallatin Soccer Club this past weekend in the Cleveland Grimes Friendship Cup!

Formerly known as Kohl’s Cup, TSSA hosted the Spring 2018 Cleveland Grimes Friendship Cup in Cookeville, TN June 2 and 3rd. This soccer event is named in honor of the memory of Cleveland Grimes, former TSSA Board Member and Executive VP and provides a family fun atmosphere that is open to all Division 4 Recreational teams.

Well done Gallatin Green Hornets and Gallatin Silver Sharks!


Creative Skills Camp

We are excited to announce that Gallatin Soccer Club has partnered with Creative Skill Camps to bring this fun and innovative soccer camp to our home fields at Triple Creek for one week only this summer!

If you are registering multiple kids, be sure to use the promo code “SIBLING10” when you check out for a 10% discount!

Learn more or register at https://streetcamps.com/

From the CSC Website: We bring you the very best skills training camp in the world. The camp is all about coaching players to become more creative and dynamic and to become better decision makers and problem solvers. With a combination of 3v3 inflatable fields, music and some of the best trainers in the world, there is no doubt this camp will be an experience players will never forget. Creative Skill Camps pride themselves on the quality of coaches that run the camp. Our coaches are the best in their field, ranging from Futsal, to real life characters from the EA Sports FIFA Street video game.