Greater Bethlehem Soccer League
WELCOME TO GBSL 2008
season will be the 41th year of GBSL in the
you have any questions in regard to the league, please speak to any of our
league commissioners or officers at the fields on Sundays. We also maintain an
information line, which can be reached at (610)
954-0996. You can also find information on our website at http://gbslsoccer.tripod.com.
Your division and team assignment appear next to your name and address. The
first digit is your division and the last two digits are your team number. For
example, if the number 208 appears, you are on Team 8 in Division 2; if the
number 411 appears, you are on Team 11 in Division 4. We have enclosed a
schedule for Divisions 2 through 5, and a map of the fields.
Division 1 players and their parents should report to the Division 1 area noted
on the enclosed map on Sunday, September 7th,
. There must be at
least one parent or guardian at the field for each Division 1 child during each
session. Flags will be set up with team numbers on them to show the specific
meeting area for each team. There is no team schedule for Division 1 players.
All Division 1 sessions will begin at
and end at
jewelry of any kind is to be worn during any GBSL practice or game session. Any
jewelry that cannot be removed should be covered with tape or a Band-Aid. There
are no exceptions to this rule.
strongly recommend that each player bring a water bottle (or
two during the hot early weeks). Players will be given frequent water
breaks, and while coaches may have extra water available, they are not expected
to provide water or cups for players.
the end of each session, all players in Divisions 1 thru 4 can return to the
information desk area for a free soda. Division 5 players can get their soda by
the Division 5 fields.
Parking: Please park in
the parking areas noted on the enclosed map. Parking is not allowed on
Division 5 parents should park in the lot behind Stabler Arena - all the lots
closer to the Division 5 fields will not be available for our use.
Division 5 parents should park in the lot behind Stabler Arena - all the lots closer to the Division 5 fields will not be available for our use.Sorry for the inconvenience.
Pick-up Parents: Please, make sure to be at the pickup area by to get your child. GBSL volunteers are not permitted to take your child home. The pick-up area is located near the information area. A portion of the parking lot will be blocked off to car traffic. Please be aware of children and soccer balls.
or early dismissals If
a session is canceled due to bad weather, we will attempt to notify the coaches
Sunday morning. We will also post a message on GBSL information line. Please be
aware of changing weather conditions as we may end a session early if the
weather worsens. Canceled sessions will not be rescheduled.
Soccer games All players are expected to play every game, with equal participation by all players. Division 1 will play 4 on 4 games; Division 2 will play 6 on 6; Division 3 will play 7 on 7; and Divisions 4 and 5 will play 9 on 9 or 11 on 11. The small-sided soccer is intended to encourage players to run, and space themselves properly on the field. GBSL does not permit slide tackling, or other dangerous play, at any level of competition.
year we hold an event during which we supply refreshments (hot dogs, chips,
candy, soda, etc.) to all the players followed by a prize raffle. We solicit
prize donations from area businesses for the raffle as well as donations to
cover the food items. If you think you can help or you patronize a business that
might donate please talk to someone at the information desk
had a strong response to our call for volunteers this year. However, we can
always use additional help. If you are interested, please contact any of these
individuals at the fields or leave a message on the hotline:
GBSL does not sanction or allow any games, practices, team meetings,
etc. outside of our Sunday afternoon time frame.
GBSL Event Schedule
Opening Day:September 7th
September 21th (Rain
date September 28th)
Soccer Day:October 12th (Rain date October 19st) .All games end by
All games end by
..Division 4 & 5
games end by
Session of Season: November