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Grapevine-Southlake Soccer Association

Uniform Policy

Effective Date: April 1, 2018


REVISIONS

·         Adoption Date: April 1, 2018

·         Revision Date: April 1, 2019

·         Revision Date: January 14, 2020

·         Revision Date: May 1, 2021

·         Revision Date: May 9, 2022

 

ALL AGE GROUPS

 

ATTIRE MANDATES

Teams are required to wear the GSSA provided uniform kit at all North Texas Soccer, Northern Mid-Cities Soccer League, and Grapevine Southlake Soccer Association sanctioned events and games, as well as the Tournament of the Champions.


Coaches are not required to wear GSSA related gear at any time. However, we do encourage coaches to purchase GSSA gear through our vendor’s online store.


The back of the uniform may not be altered with any additional information including, but not limited to, the player’s name or the team’s name. This is to protect the player per Safe Sport guidelines.


The jersey number, GSSA logo, and corporate sponsorship logo (if applicable) may not be obscured or altered.


Alterations to the GSSA provided uniform are strictly prohibited.

·         This includes but not limited to cutting, dying, and printing, changing the physical appearance of the uniform whether permanently or non-permanently.

·         Players will be responsible for any cost to replace altered uniforms.

 

UNIFORM FITTINGS

GSSA provides uniform size charts on the website and (when possible) offers multiple opportunities to try on the uniforms before registration closes to ensure that players are requesting the correct size uniform. It is the responsibility of the player to guarantee the correct sizes before ordering. Check the GSSA website for size measurements and/or fitting dates and times.

 

WAIT LIST PLAYERS

GSSA does not guarantee wait list registrants will receive their requested size, in which case, GSSA reserves the right to provide a default size from existing inventory. Default sizes are based on the average size jersey per age group.

 

UNIFORM OPT OUT

While new uniforms are provided annually, we encourage players to wear uniforms for as long as possible. If the player is eligible for a new uniform, but all or some of the uniform still fits, parents may choose to donate the uniform back to GSSA. Instructions will be provided at the time of uniform distribution. If you choose to opt out of a new uniform, but GSSA determines that the player needs a new uniform due to any reason, including but not limited to a jersey number conflict, a uniform kit will be issued to you at no charge.

 

JERSEY NUMBERS

Jersey numbers are ultimately determined by GSSA and our vendor. Once assigned, jersey numbers stay with the player from season to season and team to team. In the case of a number conflict, a player may be assigned a new number.

 

UNIFORM RETENTION / REPLACEMENT

If a player misplaces, damages, or grows out of a uniform prior to the GSSA replacement time frame for their age group, the player is responsible for purchasing a replacement.

 

The player may also be required to purchase a new uniform kit at full price in any of the following situations:

·         The player decides to leave their current team and join another team causing a jersey number conflict.

·         The player takes a season off and rejoins GSSA.

 

Uniform replacement orders placed during GSSA regular and late registration windows will be processed and shipped in bulk to the GSSA office and will be available for pickup during scheduled uniform distribution. Additional orders placed outside registration windows will be subject to shipping and handling fees at the player’s expense.

 

Scholarship players will receive a 50% discount on replacement uniforms if ordered through the GSSA office. Scholarship players that choose to order via the vendor’s online store are responsible for the full cost of the order.

 

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

The GSSA expects coaches to follow and enforce compliance with these policies. Violations of these policies may result in oral or written warnings, and, in the case of repeated or serious violations, a team’s coach may be suspended for one or more games or expelled from coaching in the GSSA. Any GSSA Board Member may issue oral warnings for minor violations. All other disciplinary actions (written warnings, suspensions, expulsions) may be issued only by the GSSA President. Any suspension or expulsion may be appealed to the GSSA Board of Directors by filing with the GSSA’s President or Administrator a written notice of appeal within 14 days after receiving notice of the suspension or expulsion. A timely filed notice of appeal will stay the suspension or expulsion being appealed until the appeal is decided by the Board of Directors.

 

U4 – U8 AGE GROUPS

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Uniform kits are provided to players at no additional charge. Players will receive one uniform kit every two seasons, therefore, players that receive a uniform kit in any season will be required to retain the kit for the next season. GSSA does encourage players that return to the same team each year to OPT OUT of receiving a new uniform if it still fits properly.


GSSA will do our best to accommodate a player’s registration size requests but reserves the right to substitute a larger size, if necessary.

 

UNIFORM KIT (Consists of the following items):

Two jerseys:

  • Green / White (home jersey)
  • Purple / White (away jersey)

Shorts:

  • Black

Socks:

  • Black

 

OFFICIAL GSSA PROVIDED UNIFORMS

Provided by PROTIME SPORTS

 

 

U9 – U19 AGE GROUPS

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

GSSA provides a higher quality home away uniform kit to U9-U19 players. Initial kits are provided to players at no additional charge. GSSA expects uniforms to be worn for a minimum of one year or two seasons. However, if the uniform fits, the player can use the same uniform kit for as many seasons as possible.

 

GSSA will do our best to accommodate a player’s registration size requests but reserves the right to substitute a different size, if necessary.

 

UNIFORM KIT (Consists of the following items):

Two jerseys:

  • White / Kelly Green / Purple
  • Purple / White / Kelly Green

Shorts:

  • Black

Socks:

  • White

 

GOALIE JERSEYS

Goalie jerseys can be purchased through our office at the expense of the player or coach.

 

OFFICIAL GSSA PROVIDED UNIFORMS

Provided by PROTIME SPORTS


 

Field Status

Closed Closed

Bob Jones Park (05:43 PM | 12/01/22)

Open Open

Oak Grove Park  (04:24 PM | 11/15/22)

Open Open

Meadowmere Park (04:24 PM | 11/15/22)