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 and over-60 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. 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, so members have direct control over league affairs.


GSSL 2016 Accomplishments

I am proud to share with you the accomplishments of our staff and board in 2016:

  • We expanded the league by adding Thursday open Co-Ed, Sunday 0-30 Co-Ed and CR (Co Rec) Tuesday divisions.
  • We scheduled, refereed and tracked 3,372 matches.
  • We transitioned to a state of the art league management software package.
  • We transitioned to a state of the art financial system.
  • We maintained a solid financial position with proper reserves for operations.
  • We increased our social media outreach.

I thank our staff of Enisa, Cindy 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 2017,
Gabe Hanzeli, GSSL President


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 12 age groups compete in up to 20 divisions.

* Co-Ed Thursday: Open

* Co-Ed Sunday: Over 30

* Co Rec Tuesday: Open & 0-30 divisions

* 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


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 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 managers/teams to contact the office with specific player needs.



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.

For more information:

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

The Greater Seattle Soccer League

9750 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

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


206.782-6947 (Fax)

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