The GSYSL spring season has finally started and the kids are back out playing the sport they love. We at
GSYSL wish all the kids, parents and coaches a great season. Keep in mind that we are here to serve the
kids and their parents, while winning is a goal it is not all that matters. If the kids and their parents are
not happy, they will go elsewhere, this could be to another club or even worse another sport.
This spring GSYSL had sixteen players apply for spring financial aid, GSYSL paid out a total of $2,543.00
in aid. We are happy that we are in a position to offer assistance to help the children so they are able
to play. Keep in mind that GSYSL provides financial aid in both the spring and fall season. If you know
of a family that may need help, please make them aware of this program. The College Scholarship
Committee is at work going through the applications that we have received. The league has earmarked
$20,000.00 for college scholarships, we wish the best to all that applied.
I am happy to say that the reschedule requests so far this season have been down from previous years.
Last spring we had over 100 requests to change games due to spring vacation. I would like to personally
thank the clubs and coaches who took the time to poll their parents to see if their children would be
available to play. The teams that told us that they would not be able to play had no games scheduled.
Be sure to take advantage of letting us know when you cannot play, so we are able to schedule games
Games that were cancelled due to vacation or other reasons should be made up as quickly as possible.
We know that there is a good chance that at least one weekend will be rained out and we do not
schedule games over Memorial Day weekend.
There have been a few questions that have come up regarding the date of the Senior Tournament. We
are aware that the second weekend of June is the same weekend as the ODP Tournament, at the end of
last spring we took a survey asking if teams wanted to play this weekend or Father's Day weekend. The
overwhelming response was to play the second weekend.
GSYSL ENTERS AGREEMENT WITH PRECISION FOR UNIFORMS AND TRAINING EQUIPMENT
I would like to make you aware of an agreement we recently established with leading uniform and
training equipment company Precision. Precision is a well-respected soccer brand in the UK that
supplies a number of the Premier League & National teams, and they are looking to expand into the
North American market. As a result we have established an agreement with them that allows GSYSL
teams to purchase high quality uniforms and training equipment at reduced prices.
In addition, Precision has agreed to assign GSYSL with a dedicated representative to answer questions
and assist coaches and managers with ordering. Specific contact details are listed below.
Precision North America
I really hope you take advantage of this agreement, as this is a great opportunity for you to differentiate
your team's training and look and train like the professionals.
Chair - GSYSL