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Grapevine-Southlake Soccer Association

Practice Time Allotment Policy

Effective Date: April 1, 2018


All teams (U6 – U19) are guaranteed at least one practice time. Field locations and available times will vary each season. GSSA may only assign practice times to soccer organizations not directly affiliated with GSSA after all GSSA requests have been accommodated – and subject to any restrictions and guidelines provided by the Cities of Grapevine and Southlake.

U4 – U5 games are designed to include practice time before each game. No additional practice is provided.

Decisions are made at the discretion of the GSSA Field Commissioners.

Coaches are responsible for maintenance of the fields. Cleanliness, decorum, locking gates, honoring time slots, respecting the equipment and cooperation with other teams is expected. Violations of these or any other impermissible behavior not listed will be subject to revocation of field usage.


Practice space is assigned by the GSSA Field Commissioners. Every effort will be made to assign returning coaches their previous season’s reserved spot if they wish. Board members get first priority. Coaches who attend the coaches meeting will be given next priority.

· U6-U8 Teams

o   Will be assigned 1 hour slots. (generally earlier times)

· U9+ Teams

o   Will be assigned 1.5 hour slots

o   Will be assigned larger fields (generally later times)

o   Can request a second practice day after the 2nd game of the season has been completed. These will be issued on a first come first serve basis.

o   Will be assigned smaller fields.

· Teams may request scrimmage times based on availability.

·  All Teams must carry proof of field reservation on hand and must be authorized.


GSSA to allow teams to schedule practice fields / times with the following requirements:

·         Teams must be registered with GSSA in the most recent season.

·         All participating players must also be registered with GSSA.

·         Teams must go through the appropriate GSSA field commissioner for scheduling of the practice field, date and time.

·         Only Grapevine practice fields are available during the off season. No Southlake fields.

·         Teams must adhere to the City of Grapevine’s maintenance schedule and field closures.

·         Teams are subject to field availability controlled by the GSSA Field Commissioner (Grapevine).

·         All off season reservations must be made in advance are by day only, not weekly repeating.

·         During the summer, teams are limited to max 5 sessions. During the winter, teams are limited to 4 max sessions.

Field Status

Open Open

Bob Jones Park - Grass  (07:12 AM | 05/18/24)

Open Open

Bob Jones Park - Turf  (07:12 AM | 05/18/24)

Open Open

Oak Grove Park (03:29 PM | 05/22/24)

Closed Closed

Meadowmere Park (03:29 PM | 05/22/24)