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Gaylord Soccer League: Developing Players, Coaches, and Fans

Gaylord Soccer League: Developing Players, Coaches, and Fans

Recreational Soccer Program

Recreation soccer is intended to be an affordable opportunity that provides an opportunity to develop athleticism, sportsmanship, and team building in our community’s youth. This program is run entirely by volunteers. Teams will be led by coaches that will have variable experience. Practices are highly encouraged, but a minimum number of practices is not required; practices are at the discretion of the coach. Gaylord Soccer League provides teaching aides to all volunteer coaches.

The Recreational program is a fall soccer league.  All games are played at the Gaylord Soccer Complex on the corner of North Ohio and Fairview.

U5 to U6 Coed
U8 Girls and Boys
U10 Girls and Boys
U12 Girls and Boys
U14 Girls and Boys 

Open Registration

Registrations are to be completed online during the months of April and May for the fall season and can be accessed on the GSL web site at


Fees are based on family members living in the same household.  A discount of $15 will be given for each participant beginning at the second participant in the program.

1 Player = $100

Partial refunds of only $35 will be given after July 1st. No refunds after July 15th.

Cost Includes:
Soccer Jersey & Socks  (players are responsible for shorts)
Approximately 10 games of soccer
(Practices  while not required are encouraged, are at the coaches discretion, and are based on their availability)
MSYSA Insurance Coverage
Certified referee(s) as available, for divisions U10 and up
Facility maintenance (e.g., concessions, restrooms, and field maintenance)
Family Fun Day
  Rec Tournament for divisions U10 and up

U8 games are refereed by a coach/assistant coach/ or volunteer all of whom must have a valid Risk Management Card.

U10 – U14 games are refereed by USSF certified referees when possible AND available. In the event a referee is not available a coach, assistant coach, or volunteer may act as a non-partisan referee.

Weather Related Cancellations

Referees, Coaches, and GSL Board members or designees are solely responsible for field wide cancellations as a result of severe weather at game time. Make up games are scheduled between coaches, and it is their responsibility to schedule a field and referees, if necessary. Make up games cannot be scheduled during regularly scheduled game times unless a field is available and verified with the registrar.

Recreational Program Tournament
At the discretion of the GSL Board of Directors a tournament (date/time TBD) will be held for all recreation U10 and older teams providing there are enough teams in each age/gender division to support a bracket. This tournament is run in similar fashion to many MSYSA sponsored events and will include awards. 

Link to MSYSA (Michigan State Youth Soccer Association) Rules and Regulations


The above information can be reviewed and changed at any time by the Gaylord Soccer League Board of Directors.

"Providing instructional development and integration of competitive youth soccer  opportunities that enhance character,
community, and love of the game"- GSL

To verify eligibility of your child, please CLICK HERE to view the eligibility chart.

If you are willing to coach a Recreational Team, log into your account and go to the volunteer tab or email [email protected]


Gaylord Soccer League
617 Fairview Rd., PO Box 1147
Gaylord, Michigan 49735

Email: [email protected]

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