Who/What are the Gallatin Soccer Club Rangers?
The GSC Rangers are the competitive Club Teams that represent Gallatin Soccer Club.
What exactly is a “Club Team”?
This is known to people by different names such as “Club” or “Select”. Unlike the in-house Rec league which forms teams to play against each other in a recreational setting, the Rangers club teams compete against teams from other Middle Tennessee and surrounding area clubs in a more competitive environment. This can be in the form of “friendly” matches or in sanctioned tournaments.
How are teams formed?
Teams are formed by players being selected by coaches and/or staff from a pool of players that come to an open tryout. These tryouts are held during the summer and form teams for the Fall/Springs seasons. You can find more information in the “Tryouts” section in the Competitive menu or by clicking HERE. Occasionally there are additional tryouts to “fill-in” spots on a team though these tryouts can only be attended by recreational players or players not already committed to another club team.
What type of games are played?
Teams may participate in “Friendly” games against other clubs which are similar to an exhibition match that do not affect any tournament or league play. Tournaments usually consist of 3-4 games played over a 2-3 day weekend. U12/U13 and older teams may participate in the Tennessee State League where they compete over an entire season against other teams from around the state of TN to determine a state championship.
When do club teams play?
Friendly matches are scheduled by the team coaches and generally are on Saturday or Sunday in the afternoons. Tournaments however will generally require players be available most of the day on both Saturday and Sunday. If a team is playing in a local tournament they may be asked to play on a Friday evening as well. Local games may occasionally happen on a weeknight.
Is there a lot of travel involved?
The individual teams have input on how much and how far they travel and the number of tournaments to participate in. For most teams, the majority of games are right here in Middle Tennessee with many in Sumner or the surrounding counties. Some teams looking for more varied competition or participating in TSL play might travel within the state or occasionally to neighboring states. Even for those teams, overnight travel is usually limited to one or two weekends per season.
Is playing for the GSC Rangers expensive?
The cost of playing for a Club Team is generally more expensive than playing recreational soccer, but the club makes efforsts to keep it from being cost prohibitive. The GSC Rangers offer some of the most affordable teams in Middle Tennessee and often are *significantly* more affordable than other local clubs.
What costs are involved?
Exact costs are team dependent. Below is an approximation of costs which are based on playing a FULL SEASONAL YEAR from August – May. Club fees are determined by the AGE that a team plays at, Juniors (U12 and under) or D3/D2/D1 (U13 and older). The Club Fee includes registration for the player with TSSA, coaches registration with TSSA, and other club expenses. Team fees vary per team and are determined by number of Games, Tournaments, or League play and may also include accommodations for coach(es) if an overnight stay is required.
Players are responsible for purchase of their own equipment including uniforms, practice shirts, balls, shin guards. Full home and away uniform kits are required with new kits purchased every other year (even years). A Gold practice shirt is required for all teams with some also requiring the optional gray practice shirt. Uniforms and practice shirts are all available through the team store. Prices for those items are listed below. Players are also responsible for any travel expenses for games.
– per year
|$40 / $50|
– per season
|$100 – 250 (estimate)|
|Uniform Kits||$120 **|
|Practice Shirt||$20 **|
|**based on adult sizes|
How do I access the GSC Rangers TEAM STORE
CLICK HERE to visit the GSC Rangers SOCCER.COM team store to pick up uniforms or spirit wear!
Can a player play Recreational and Club/Select soccer
Playing Club/Select Soccer generally requires a commitment that interferes with playing a regular recreational soccer schedule. So, while some recreational clubs may allow this, to be fair to Rec only players at GSC, the Gallatin Soccer Club currently does not register players for recreational soccer if the player is registered and will actively play as a Select player.