The Greece Girls Soccer League (GGSL) was established in 1972 to provide girls in the Town of Greece, New York with opportunities to do the following:
- Have fun!
- Learn the skills necessary to play good soccer.
- Develop physically and socially.
- Learn to work as a member of a team toward a common goal.
GGSL is a recreational house soccer league. Girls fromPre-K – 7th grade only play other GGSL teams and therefore do not have to travel outside the town of Greece. Girls from 8th grade to age 19 play games in MURSL (Monroe United Recreational Soccer League) and travel to different fields in Monroe Country to play other local recreational leagues. In 2014, we added the Woman's League for ages 20 and up (no limit).
In all, there are seven (8) age groups, based on current grade at time of registration:
1. Tykes (Pre-K to Kindergarten)
2. U7 (1st Grade)
3. U9 (2nd Grade-3rd Grade)
4. U11 (4th Grade-5th Grade)
5. U13 (6th Grade-7th Grade)
6. U15 MURSL (8th Grade-10th Grade)
7. U19-MURSL (11th Grade-College).
8. Woman's League (20 years and older and Up).
There are no try-outs for GGSL, any girl who lives in the town of Greece may join by registering and paying the registration fee (provided we have enough teams available). Historically, registration for the next season begins November 1st of every year. Please go to www.ggsl.org to register.
GGSL emphasizes making soccer fun for the players. Since the girls have the most fun when they’re actually playing, GGSL requires that each girl play at least 1/2 of each game. The coaches are encouraged to even out the playing time as much as possible. In particular, no girl can play 4 quarters in a single game unless everyone on the team is playing at least 3 quarters.
All of the coaches in GGSL are volunteers. About 1/3 of our head coaches are new every year. Many of them have been assistant coaches in the past, but a few of our volunteers have had no previous experience coaching soccer. GGSL continues to try to find effective ways to train both our new coaches and our experienced house coaches so that the girls playing in the league get the best possible soccer experience.
All of the members of the Board of Directors of GGSL are also volunteers. The number of people on the Board has continued to grow over the years as we have expanded the size and scope of our program. There were 18 Board of Directors positions authorized in the Greece Girls Soccer League By-Laws, Amended on March 14th 2014 edition. It has been our policy to increase the size of the Board whenever the workload of the Board members has gotten too large for them to handle comfortably, or when we needed a new function performed. We feel that the more people we can actively involve in the operation of the GGSL, the stronger the League will become.
GGSL's Mission Statement
The Mission of GGSL is to promote soccer in the Town of Greece area by providing a quality training environment for youth, coaches and referees to participate, develop and enjoy the game of soccer, and provide them with the necessary skills and values to succeed in life. This mission is based on the philosophy of achieving excellence in the game of soccer by promoting the physical development, mental growth, and moral character of its participants while strengthening the love of soccer.