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SPRING REGISTRATION IS OPEN

12/04/2018, 4:00pm EST
By Gryphon

Are you excited for the Spring Season - WE ARE!

EXCITED FOR SPRING?
SPRING REC REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
 

 

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS SPRING
We have listened to your suggestions and heard your cheers. We love that you take stock in your Club and we want to create the Club you want for your player to develop and have fun.  We are working hard behind the scenes to continue to enhance your soccer club. For now, see the new calendar below and see ways to save on your registration this Spring.
 

HOW CAN YOU SAVE?
We will never penalize families for not registering by a certain date, so we don’t offer early-bird pricing. However, see the different ways you can save on your Registration Fee at any time.

  • Uniform Re-Use Program. If you want a $10 off your Registration, click that you are re-using your uniform from last season and you will receive $10 off AND a Player Pack (you will receive both a GASL water bottle and a GASL string backpack).

  • Where’s Gryphon? Find the Discount Code on our Facebook Page. If you can find the Code hidden in our banner, you can get $10 off your Registration Fee. Good Luck!

  • Coaches Discount. All Coaches get a $50 Discount. Not only do you get to get paid having fun, you are part of a Coaching Family. We help all coaches by offering Clinics and online courses. We provide the coaching equipment; gear and we give each coach weekly practice plans.

  • Be part of the Admin Team. All Directors and staff get a discount on your Registration Fee. These roles are Equipment Staff, Field Painting, Office staff and Director Assistants. Let us know if you are interested.

 

CALENDAR
Check out the new schedule so you know how, when, where and so on!

3/1  Spring Registration CLOSED
3/2  Spring Coach Clinic/Meeting
3/2  Spring Staff Meeting
3/9   Parent Meeting
3/18  Week of 1st Practices
4/13  Spring 1st game
5/18  Spring Last Game
5/31  Tourney/Cup (For 10U & up)

 

Rec & Rec+ 2019 Spring Season Registration

12/01/2018, 1:00pm EST
By Gryphon

Registration Open for all players ages 3 - 19U.

 
 
 
Sporting Indiana FC

David Benson (Sporting Indiana FC) sent you a message.

EXCITED FOR SPRING?

SPRING REC REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
 

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS SPRING

We have listened to your suggestions and heard your cheers. We love that you take stock in your Club and we want to create the Club you want for your player to develop and have fun.  We are working hard behind the scenes to continue to enhance your soccer club. For now, see the new calendar below and see ways to save on your registration this Spring.

 

Click HERE to register now!

 

HOW CAN YOU SAVE?

We will never penalize families for not registering by a certain date, so we don’t offer early-bird pricing. However, see the different ways you can save on your Registration Fee at any time.
 
  • Uniform Re-Use Program. If you want a $10 off your Registration, click that you are re-using your uniform from last season and you will receive $10 off AND you will receive a GASL Player Pack (includes a GASL water bottle & string backpack).
  • Where’s Gryphon? Find the Discount Code on our Facebook Page. If you can find the Code hidden in our banner, you can get $10 off your Registration Fee. Good Luck!
  • Coaches Discount. All Coaches get a $50 Discount. Not only do you get to get paid having fun, you are part of a Coaching Family. We help all coaches by offering Clinics and online courses. We provide the coaching equipment; gear and we give each coach weekly practice plans.
  • Be part of the Admin Team. All Directors and staff get a discount on your Registration Fee. These roles are Equipment Staff, Field Painting, Office staff and Director Assistants. Let us know if you are interested.
Check out the new schedule so you know how, when, where and so on!
 
3/2  Spring Coach Clinic/Meeting
3/2 Spring Staff Meeting
3/9  Parent Meeting
3/18  Week of 1st Practices
4/13  Spring 1st game
5/18  Spring Last Game
5/31  Tourney/Cup (Optional, For 10U & up)
 
 
 
 
 

2018 Fall GASL Season!

10/29/2018, 11:30am EDT
By Gryphon

The Fall Rec season is over and it was awesome!

GASL wrapped up its second Fall Season. We are so proud of all the kids and their growth. They worked hard and had fun this season. Every player is different and grow at different speeds so we understand that every kid's season goals are different. Some need ot focus more on the social aspect, maybe trying to stay on the field without crying and some are working on controlling the ball with both feet. Either way, we saw lots of smiles and lots of successes.

Coaches work hard to focus on their players and build confidence through little successes. We focus on the five phases of the development of players - social, technical, physical, psychological and tactical. Our coaches took the time preseason to attend the Coaches Clinic which offered directives from the Sporting Staff to build their coaching skills and boy did they deliver. What a great group of coaches. Watching the kids at the start of the season to end of season, they have all grown. It is a great thing to watch kids develop at a sport that they love to play and to have the support of great coaches and caring parents. 

The season always wraps up at Incrediplex where the kids get an a match on the turf field, followed by the awards ceremony with their age group and finally heading to the games and inflatables to cap the day. It is always a fun and rewarding day.  This Sunday was no different. The kids had fun playing indoors on the fast turf and playing with a fast rolling ball. Small shots soared across the playing surface putting smiles on the younger players. The older players were able to showcase the controlling footskills they worked on all season by keeping the ball close and focus on the weight of a pass. There were tons of goals and some great defensive plays. The 10U's had a championship for the girls side and boys side which was exciting to crown a league champ. We were happy to say the 12's and 14's played out  in fun fashion. We are proud that the 14U's ending the Rec+ League play undefeated. Good work teams! 

During the awards ceremonies they kids were able to have a team chant, watch the Fall video, high five Coach Fuzzy and get their trophy. The kids sang and clapped to the songs of the video which was fun to be a part. The Rec+ awards allowed the coaches to say something about their team and present their trophies. Check out the video attached.

All in all, it was great successful season filled with amazing players, caring coaches and supportive parents. We couldn't have asked for a better Fall (except less rain and poorly timed Fall Breaks:D) and we are grateful. Thanks for all involved and hope to see you all this Winter Indoor Seasons or in the Spring.

Games are cancelled, but...

09/08/2018, 10:00am EDT
By Fuzzy

Hello Gryphons!

Just because the fields are closed in games are canceled today doesn't mean we can't challenge your players this weekend. Challenge all of your players to at least get 100 touches on the ball this weekend. Whether that means they do toe touches or tick tocks while they watch cartoons or whether that means the ball is at their foot while they play video games. (See video snipets below)

If you challenge your Gryohon to work towards that 100 touches, capture it and send to the Directors or post to social media using #GASLRainDayTrainDay

Please follow GASL on social media

Facebook announcement:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=299644487287491&id=180049155913692

Instagram announcement:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=299644487287491&id=180049155913692

Ideas:

  • Dribble ball around house.   Coach Note: Control is by keeping ball close and stopping ball with the bottom of your foot.
  • Ball mastery while you watch TV, read or play video games.   Coach Note: roll ball with foot, heel to toe and side to side. Let their foot memorize the ball.
  • Juggle outside.   Coach Note: there's no lightning so get outside in juggle see how many juggles they can get in a row and then challenge them to do one more. Keep it under control - no big kicks.
  • Learn a soccer move.   Coach Note: You Tube "learn cool soccer moves" and practice one. Slow it down to watch technique.

Be patient with your cooped-up Gryphon.  Be encouraging and complimentary.  You will see them glow when theyve accomplished something.

Encourage the Will, Complement the Skill!

Have fun and be safe this weekend! Hopefully we'll see you next week on the pitch.

-Coach Fuzzy

GRYPHONS & SAFE SPORT

03/02/2018, 11:45am EST
By Fuzzy

PROTECTING YOUNG VICTIMS FROM SEXUAL ABUSE AND SAFE SPORT AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2017

 

Gryphons, we would like acknowledge to the “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017,” which is the federal legislation signed into law in February of 2018.

Please read below the information shared to us by USSF. The Club wants this to be accessible to all Club Members

This summary is not intended to replace the need for every member to review the statute and we urge our members to contact us should you have any questions.This letter is not intended to provide legal advice to our members.
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February 2018, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law and became effective immediately. The legislation is available for download here. The U.S. Center for SafeSport has released a fact sheet about the legislation, and here is a video PSA about the Center.

In addition to the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s fact sheet, which provides information regarding the entire law, here is additional detail on the specific mandatory reporting of child abuse requirements included in the new legislation:

  • The bill amends the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 to extend the duty to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours to all adults who are authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes by a national governing body, a member of a national governing body, or an amateur sports organization that participates in interstate or international amateur athletic competition. These individuals are called “covered individuals” in the new legislation.
  • Child abuse is defined as physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, or negligent treatment of a child.
  • Per current federal regulations, reports of child abuse should be made to the local law enforcement agency or local child protective services agency that has jurisdiction to investigate reports of child abuse or to protect child abuse victims or to the FBI. These regulations have not yet been updated to reflect the recent change in the law. Until such time as the regulations are updated, U.S. Soccer will make reports to (1) local law enforcement where any alleged incident took place to the extent it can be determined and the incident occurred in the United States, (2) local law enforcement where the victim resides if different than (1), and (3) the FBI.
  • An individual who is required, but fails, to report suspected child sexual abuse is subject to criminal penalties including fines and up to one year in jail.
  • These obligations are in addition to any state law requirements that an individual may have in a particular jurisdiction.

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As stated above, you are required to report suspected child abuse within 24 hours to the local law enforcement agency or local child protective services agency that has jurisdiction to investigate reports of child abuse or to protect child abuse victims or to the FBI.

Additionally, please also communicate the report to the U.S. Soccer integrity hotline at https://www.ussoccer.com/integrity-hotline or (312) 528-7004 and the U.S. Center for SafeSport at https://safesport.org/report-a-concern. Reporting to the U.S. Soccer integrity hotline and the U.S. Center for SafeSport is not a substitute for reporting to law enforcement, child protective services, and/or the FBI.

Here are some other resources you’re encouraged to browse:

  • SafeSport.org is not only a medium to make a child abuse report, but it also has numerous fact sheets, articles, downloadable graphics, and resources.
  • “Safer, Smarter Kids” – of Lauren’s Kids – creates abuse prevention education for elementary-aged children. Here is a parent toolkit that encourages conversations between parents and children by leading families through sample scenarios.
  • ChildHelp.org operates a 24-hour national child abuse hotline, as well as programs for prevention, intervention and treatment.

If you have any questions, concerns or report, please contact Chris Steeno - chrissteeno@sportingindianafc.com

-Sporting Indiana FC & Geist Area Soccer

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