GSSL Mission

The mission of the Greater Seattle Soccer League is to promote adult team soccer play  by  providing an enjoyable and competitive playing experience at all skill levels with safety, schedule reliability, quality refereeing, and professional league management.

 

About the GSSL

The GSSL is Washington's leading non-profit adult outdoor soccer league, serving Seattle and all of the greater Seattle area.

More than 250 teams play nearly 3,500 matches each year. The GSSL offers various levels of competition for Co-Ed, Open (all-ages), over-30, Co Rec Open, over-40, over-50, over-55, over-60 ,and over-65 divisions.

We offer four league sessions: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, as well as tournaments for teams to compete in year-round. The league plays according to FIFA law, with the exceptions of unlimited substitutions and slide-tackle restrictions in the older age groups. We also have slide tackle and reckless play from behind restrictions in the Co Rec and Co-Ed divisions.

The league features three, full-time, professional staff members, as well as one part-time member. In addition to this, the GSSL hires referees and manages them directly, as well as works one-on-one with them as needed.The GSSL is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by the member teams, meaning members have direct control over league affairs.

 

Cascadia Affiliation

Beginning on May 1, 2017, GSSL has started affiliation with Cascadia of US Club Soccer, of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and will become fully affiliated May 1, 2018.

USSF affiliation provides the following:

  1. Secondary medical coverage upon renewal of player card and signed waiver form
  2. Player cards that will work for all GSSL games and unrestricted tournaments
  3. Access to all USSF referees in our area once fully affiliated
  4. Our referees will receive USSF credit for GSSL games once fully affiliated

For more details and information, please click on our FAQ and Cascadia Affiliation link under “quick links”


How the GSSL is organized

The GSSL plays four seasons throughout the year:

* Winter season: January and February

* Spring season: March through May

* Summer season: June through August

* Fall season: September through November

Play is divided into age groups, with divisions based on skill within each group.
Typically, between six and twelve age groups compete in up to 20 divisions.

 

Divisions
* Co-Ed Thursday: Open
* Co-Ed Sunday: Over-30
* Co Rec Tuesday: Open & O-30
* Open: Players of any age
* Over-30: Players must turn 30 in the calendar year
* Over-40: Players must turn 40 in the calendar year
* Over-50: Players must turn 50 in the calendar year
* Over-55: Players must turn 55 in the calendar year
* Over 60: Players must turn 60 in the calendar year
* Over 65: Players must turn 65 in the calendar year

 


Approximately 250 teams participate in the Greater Seattle Soccer League. Over the last year, the GSSL has placed hundreds of new players to teams that match both their age and skill level. The GSSL maintains an active player pool list of all ages for our Co-Ed and men's teams. This allows manager/teams the ability to contact the office with specific player needs.


Players

Every player is an individual member of the GSSL. Each has a separate membership card, and may be on as many teams as he or she wants.

The GSSL is a competitive and recreational league that features players of all skill levels. Players in our league site our quality of play, referees and fields, relative low cost to play, and overall camaraderie being a part of the league allows, as reasons why they come back season after season.

The GSSL prohibits discrimination in membership on the basis of age (except playing group qualifications), ethnicity, race, gender or sexual orientation.

 

GSSL 2017 Accomplishments

I am proud to share with you the accomplishments of our staff and board in 2017:

-    Maintained a sound financial position and improved processes/tools in the office
-    Scheduled, refereed, and tracked 3,506 matches
-    Placed over 250 new players onto teams throughout our league
-    Expanded the league by adding the Over-65 Division
-    Our affiliation with Cascadia Adult Soccer assisted 8 players with secondary USASA medical insurance
-    Our players were able to use their Cascadia cards for open tournaments without having to purchase a tournament card
-    Increased our social media outreach and added new platforms such as Instagram, a GSSL player recruiting page, and Google+ for our referees

I thank our staff of Enisa, Cindy, Elle and Traci who continue to share their passion for the game with all of you.
I also deeply appreciate our strong professional board for all their help and support.

Enjoy good health and great goals in 2018,
Gabe Hanzeli, GSSL President


For more information:

For more info on how to join the GSSL as a team or player please contact:

Cindy Mitalas at cindy@gssl.org

The Greater Seattle Soccer League
9750 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98103

Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.

p: 206.782.6831
f: 206.782-694

www.gssl.org
www.teamsideline.com/gssl

soccer@gssl.org

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