The GAASA Board of Directors would like to welcome back all returning club members for the upcoming Spring 2020 soccer season. 

GAASA is the largest Ohio North Youth Soccer member league for the Greater Akron and surrounding areas. We are always looking to expand our membership so we can offer competitive play at multiple divisions and ages, so if your club is not currently participating with GAASA and would like to join our League, please contact the GAASA president for more information.  Our contact information can be found in our main menu, under GAASA Contacts.    

Effective September 1, 2019, Ohio North Youth Soccer has outlined their Athlete and Participant Safety Program, which all GAASA members shall follow.  Please review this new policy. 

Once again, we will be hosting multiple spring HS boys and girl divisions. Please be sure to declare the teams appropriately with either Div. 1 or Div 2. based upon their skillset and experience.  With a variety of ages, we need your assistance to properly split the divisions up to optimize the competition level.  

The GAASA Board would especially like to thank the coaches and parents who give so much of their time so the players are able to get the maximum enjoyment from this great sport.  We hope you had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.

The Fall season results are still posted and will be archived soon as we prepare for Spring. 

 LEAGUE CALENDAR

  • January 26th, Annual President’s meeting
    • Time: 6pm – 8-30pm, doors open at 5:40pm.
    • Location: The Norton Community Center,
    • Address: 4060 Columbia Woods Dr, Norton, OH 44203.
    • Attendees: All club presidents, + 1 guest. Or a club chosen representative, such as a board member, registrar, etc.
  • Spring Team Declarations Open, Thursday January 2nd        
  • Spring Team Declarations Close, Saturday February 8th
  • Spring Preliminary Divisions, Tuesday February 18th
  • Spring Team Registration Close, Tuesday March 3rd (7pm League Meeting)
  • Spring Preliminary Schedule, Monday March 9th
  • Spring Player Registration Close, Monday March 15th
  • Schedule Change Deadline, Monday March 15th                   
  • 1st Late Player Reg Ends, Tuesday April 3rd
  • EASTER SUNDAY, April 12th
  • Spring Season Starts, Saturday April 18th
  • Late Player Reg Ends, Tuesday April 28th (7pm League Meeting)
  • MEMORIAL DAY, Monday May 25th
  • Spring Season Ends, Thursday May 21st
  • Spring Play-Offs, May 30th/31st

 * League meetings are held at Pinnacle Sports - Fairlawn/Medina, 313 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256.

 

Notify Dennis Simons, Executive VP and Nic Olechnowicz, President, immediately should there be any disciplinary issues that involve game ejections / red cards.  Nic.o.gaasa@gmail.com & dsimmons.gaasa@gmail.com  When emailing the GAASA Board it is always helpful provide all the specifics (date/game number/team name/age-division/home field/coach w-contact info, etc).

 

GAASA as well as every other league in our area including OHSAA HS Soccer have been experiencing Referee shortages over the last few years.  GAASA recently hosted one of the first Grassroots Referee Courses on November 30th, 2019 to encourage new referees in our area.  As a part of GAASA’s commitment, the participants in-person class day fees will be refunded upon the completion of refereeing 5 GAASA games in the year 2020.  GAASA is also raising our referee fees beginning Spring 2020 to attract more referees to our games, and is contracting with a new referee assigner for our southern fields.  GAASA encourages its member Clubs to promote Becoming A OHN Referee, to all interested coaches and older players so they can obtain their USSF soccer referee license.  Ohio North State Referee Committee website can be found: HERE for more information.

 

GAASA has adopted the Ohio North Risk Management Policies, which can be referenced: HERE

Concussion Awareness and Safety

Coaches, Team Managers, Trainers, Referees must have a valid NFHS Concussion Training, you must carry the following items while at practice or competitions:

Leagues, coaches, referees, officials and athletes and their families must the “Return to Play” law.  If a coach, referee, or official is knowingly not compliant with the Return to Play law, including training requirements and removal from play requirements, he or she could face civil liability (see O.R.C. 3707.511 (F)(1)) should a child become injured due to his failure to follow the law.

 ***Referee Concussion Reporting Policy***

Referees are required to notify the proper league officials for players removed from games for any possible concussions.

Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Goal Safety

Thunder & Lightning Safety

Sports Injury Resources

General Risk Management Resources

Sexual Abuse Prevention

http://www.ohionorthsoccer.org/safesport/
On February 14, 2018, (S.534) was signed into law.  Click HERE for the U.S. Center for SafeSport's fact sheet about the legislation. Online awareness/prevention training is available at no cost to Ohio North Adult Members and consists of three (3) training modules which include: Sexual Misconduct, Mandatory Reporting, Emotional and Physical Misconduct. For more information on training and how to enroll, click HERE.

 

 

2020 Spring GAASA League Registration Coming Soon!
Player Registration
If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.
 
Coach Registration
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