This page will be updated regularly as an information source for those teams playing in GCL 19U in 2021-2022. Hopefully this page will be able to provide the proper information to all concerned parties.
Please see the note below regarding 19U spring Play.
Welcome to the 19U page. You will find information here that will be helpful primarily for managers and coaches, but hopefully it will also answer questions for parents and players. Please create a link in your browser favorites so you can check often for updates. As I receive questions during the year that affect many people, I will try to answer them in the FAQ section.
This page will be updated regularly as an information source for those teams anticipating playing in LHGCL 19U in 2020-2021. This is a time of transition for teams, managers, and commissioners, so hopefully this page will be able to provide the proper information to all concerned parties.
Game Day Procedures
The Field marshal for each weekend game will be provided by the home team for that game. No vests or radios will be used. The field marshal must sit or stand in the designated area near midfield and instructions for calling the trainer will be posted at that site. If there are problems, call for a league official to come to your field.
Spring Play for 19U
In the past, GCL has tried to accommodate our 19U teams by having a tournament style play-off rather than standard league play during the spring portion of the season. Four of those years were lost due to rain, and the one year we were able to play, the finals were not played due to a lack of interest.
In the interest of helping teams make plans, the league has decided to discontinue the spring play-off and conclude all 19U play in the fall. We are working on a plan to hold a showcase tournament in the interest of having more players seen by college coaches before the signing date. More information will be available as we get things more in place - stay tuned!
Click here to see the league fees.
Regarding League fees for 19U
19U fees are slightly different from the other age groups, and Gotsoccer doesn't handle it well with the automatic aging process and differing team ages. If you are claiming a bye, the bye fee of $700 is due by the posted deadline. The next fee is the registration/bond fee which is a $1000 registration fee (payable through your Gotsoccer account) and $400 bond due by the posted deadline. The bond will be refunded in the spring if you meet all obligations in a timely manner, and for that reason, all bond fees must be paid by check or money order mailed to the league P.O. box. Be sure and fill out the bond form to enclose with your bond payment in order to expedite the return of the bond. No Charge payments are permitted on bond fees. There is a field usage fee of $500 due in October..
To reiterate - the bond fee cannot be paid by credit or debit card - it must be posted by check or money order.
While you are filling out the bond form (located in the associated forms section of the opening league screen), go ahead and complete the conflicts form.
Adding Players to your Roster
Rosters are frozen. If you need to update your roster, add, remove or change a player #. You will need to do the following:
Contact your registrar to make the changes to your official NTX Roster. Changes must be made in your GotSoccer account as well.
Once these changes have been made by your registrar, they will send you a new Official NTX Roster. YOU MUST NOTIFY THE LEAGUE by following the instructions below. CHANGES From the Registrar are not automatically updated in our event.
1. Upload your NEW signed Roster to the Documents tab in our Event.
2. Email email@example.com by the posted deadlines
3. Once the change has been approved, you will receive an email. Print your game card, check your Virtual ID Cards to make sure that the change is correct.
The player will be eligible for competition ONLY when you are notified by roster sthat all paperwork is correct. Please allow time to do this - the deadline for adding a player for a weekend game is 5:00 pm the Thursday immediately prior to the weekend to allow time to complete all of the steps that the league has to execute in order to get your player eligible, and 1:00 pm the day prior to a weeknight game. There is a deadline in place regarding player adds, CPP adds, and other requested roster changes - please check it out!
After you have been notified that your roster update has been approved, or you have received confirmation that the CPP was approved, check your Virtual IDs and make sure every number matches the game sheet. We can't change things at the field!
Don't play an ineligible player! Allow time for the paperwork to be processed. And remember that your deadlines are not necessarily when we will be able to process your requests. All of us have families and full time jobs, and sometimes they get in the way of soccer.
Phone: Cell: 214.403.3160
1. Print out your game card from Got Soccer. (I recommend you print your Game Card no earlier than the afternoon or evening prior to your scheduled game - as late as possible in order to list any CPPs used by your opponent.)
2. Gather the correct amount of referee pay for your game. You must bring exact change so it can be distributed to the Referees as follows:
3. Hand the Game Card and Exact Referee pay to the Referee prior to the game. Please approach the referee well prior to the pre-game coin toss and captain's meeting. This allows them to distribute pay, handle the Virtual ID player check-in, and prepare for your game properly.
4. Have your Virtual IDs ready to be reviewed 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. If you are going to be late, hand this duty off to someone else. Make sure that another person is able to sign in to the team account in case you are unexpectedly delayed.
5. After the game is over, BOTH Managers need to collect the game cards from the referee. Inspect the card and verify that the score and any cards notated are recorded accurately.
6. Entering Scores: Instructions for entering your scores after the game can be found here:
7. After entering the scores, upload your game card to the documents section of your gotsoccer account. You MUST inform me via email or text if there were any cards shown or if any adults (coach, spectator, etc.) were dismissed from the game. Please do so on the game day - this is for your protection so that you do not inadvertently play an ineligible player, or have an adult present that should not be there.
Click here to access instructions and information about Club Player Pass
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Club Player Pass Problem Possibilities
Review the posted deadlines regarding Roster changes and Club Player Pass submissions. Late requests are denied....end of story. The deadlines are put in place to give us enough time to review the request and allows both teams a point in time that should allow them to print their game cards and have them match. All deadline information is on the website as well as a great tutorial for new managers. Begin the process of adding your CPPs and/or new rostered players well before the deadline in the event there is an issue - and there is quite often an issue. Don't play an ineligible player!
d. And finally if all of the above is not working, then reach out to me for a possible solution. The league has some tools that may be able to discover the problem and guide you to a solution.
As the season progresses I will post FAQs based on the most common questions I receive.
Q. What is the bond fee?
A. The bond fee of $400 is only applicable to the U19 age group. It is your security deposit that guarantees that your team will complete all of its responsibilities for the year, e.g., not forfeiting any games, paying all fees in a timely manner, providing field marshals as requested, etc. The league will deposit your check when it is received, and upon the completion of the season will refund to each team (or club, depending on who posted the bond) the entire fee if all responsibilities were met in a timely fashion. The bond must be posted by check or money order - be sure and indicate the team name as well as "bond fee" on the payment.
Q: I have 5 players missing for an extracurricular non-soccer related activity. Can I have my game rescheduled?
A. Short Answer: NO. Long Answer: We have over 220 teams in our league. Many teams have several dependencies, We have a certain number of fields and other limitations and restrictions. We don't say NO to be difficult. We say NO because your request could affect 5 other things. If we allowed every reschedule request, we would never play our full schedule.
Q: I missed the deadline to add a Club Player Pass for my next game. Can you make an exception?
A: Short answer: NO. Long Answer: We have deadlines in place to allow us enough time to review your request. If you anticipate that you MIGHT need a CPP, go ahead and fill out the request and leave the player deactivated if it turns out that you do not need her to play that day. No harm - no foul, and you keep yourself ahead of the dead line! If you still feel your request should be granted, you can send an appeal letter in to me for review.
Q: We will be using the same Club Pass Player for several games, do I need to fill out a request for every game?
A: Short Answer: Yes! Long Answer: Yes! We must review each request.
Q: We have a coach who coaches in another league (boys, college, Plano, etc.). Can we get a reschedule?
A. Short Answer: NO. Long answer: The league is not able to schedule around other leagues. We do our best to minimize conflicts with other teams in LHGCL that have the same coach, but there is no way we can coordinate with every other outside league.