Greater Southwest Athletic Association

Welcome to the Greater Southwest Athletic Association!

Effective May, 2017, Roanoke City Parks and Recreation has made the following changes:

  1. Regions are now determined by what City Elementary School would serve your residential address.
  2. Football- Changed Age Divisions and added FLAG football for ages 5 and 6. 5 years old must be 5 on or by August 1 of the current year.
  3. Soccer- added U6 Age Division for 5 years old.  Must be 5 on or by August 1 of the current year.
  4. Basketball- new Age Cut-Off is January 1 (old was Oct 1) and added 5 years old by January 1 are eligible to participate.
  5. Baseball-  new Age cut -off is May 1st of the current season (old was Oct 1) and added 5 years old by April 1st are eligible to participate

Please see chart at bottom of this page for changes

 

Registration NOW OPEN for 2017 Greater Southwest Athletics; Region IV, SW, Roanoke CITY; Fall Football and Fall Soccer!

GSA Fall 2017 SOCCER (DEADLINE July 1)

GSA Fall 2017 FOOTBALL (DEADLINE July 25 *LIMITED SPACE Registration for age divisions will close before deadline if maximum number of players is reached)

Online Registration is open until deadline for GSA, Region IV, Southwest ONLY. 

Registration Fees (includes uniform):

  • $65.00 Football
  • $65.00 Soccer U6 through U12 age divisions
  • $70.00 Soccer U14 through U19 age divisions.  Price includes Virginia Youth Soccer Association membership required to participate in Roanoke County soccer league.

Unpaid registration fees* or requests received after the deadline will be placed on a wait list and cannot be guaranteed placement.  There is a $10.00 LATE FEE.

Attention *Greater Southwest Athletics parents: Be sure to register for *GSA Fall Football or *GSA Fall Soccer NOW before summer break.  Limited spaces fill up fast for GSA Football and July 1 is GSA Soccer deadline.  We must sort teams and order uniforms in early July to be ready for practices and start of game season.  Some Age Divisions begin games in early August.  Register now and one less thing to try to remember in June!

If you reside in Roanoke City, Region IV, GSA, Southwest; Go to www.GSAsports.org to:

  1. Register online with debit/credit card
  2. Download registration form to mail with payment

Questions / Information – click Football FAQ or Soccer FAQ

To register over the phone, call GSA office 904-6442

Parents we need your help ~ please consider VOLUNTEERING to Coach or Assist Coach.  Indicate when registering AND please send GSA an email comerjulie1@gmail.com, if volunteering.

 

If a sufficient number of coaches are not available, we may not be able to honor all requests for participation. 

 

 Teams will be set up early July with a Coaches Draft and practices season opens the end of July.

Game Season is Sept – early Nov. (older Soccer age divisions might begin games in August)

 

Player Eligibility In partnership with Roanoke City Parks and Recreation Youth Athletics, there are 4 Roanoke City Regional Recreational Clubs that provide recreational teams for players that reside in Roanoke City. Your Roanoke City Club Region is determined by what City Elementary School would serve your residential address.

Region IV, SW, Greater Southwest Athletics serves addresses that fall under the following City Elementary Schools: Crystal Spring, Fishburn, Grandin Court, Virginia Heights and Wasena.  If a student goes to school out of their home school zone (i.e. for the PLATO program at Highland Park or the STEM program at Fishburn), they may choose to play for their home region or for their school region.

For contact information for Regions I, II, and III, GO TO:

http://www.playroanoke.com/athletics/recreation-club-regions/  Or call Roanoke City Parks and Rec. 853-2236.

 

 

Please HELP SPREAD THE WORD and share this information below to ALL Roanoke City Youths, especially anyone new to the area or entering the age to play recreational sports. Information does NOT go through Roanoke City Schools.

 


IF you live in Roanoke City, please refer to this chart below – Youth Recreational Sports information per season.  Or go toplayroanoke.com

Roanoke City Parks and Recreation Youth Athletics- youth sports provided through Regional Recreation Clubs: Baseball, Softball, Basketball, outdoor Soccer, Football and Cheerleading
Your Roanoke City Regional Recreation Club is determined by what City Elementary School would serve your residential address.

To determine your regional recreation club, GO TO:  http://www.playroanoke.com/athletics/recreation-club-regions/   or call Roanoke City Parks and Rec. 853-2236

Fall SOCCER 
SIGNUPS and Registration DEADLINES Registrations April-June

Reg. Deadlines:  July 1 Registration may extend for Region I, II, and III. Region IV, GSA Soccer deadline is July 1 firm

PRACTICES Begin August
GAME SEASON Sept – early Nov
Eligible AGES 5 years old – Must be 5 on or before August 1st

 

6-18 years old – Age on Dec 31st.  Must be no older than 18 years of age as of Sept. 30.

Leagues by eligible age Age on Dec 31 of current year:

  • NEW Age Division: U6– age: 5  – must be 5 on or before August 1 of the current year (coed)
  • U8- ages: 6 and 7 (coed)
  • U10- ages: 8,9
  • U12- ages: 10,11
  • U14-ages: 12,13
  • U17-ages: 14,15,16
  • U19-ages: 17,18

 

Fall FOOTBALL
SIGNUPS and Registration DEADLINES *Registrations April-July /* Football reg. Deadline July 25

 

*limited space-registration for age divisions will close before deadline if maximum number of players is reached

PRACTICES Begin  Late July
GAME SEASON Sept – early Nov
Eligible AGES 5 years old – Must be 5 on or before August 1st

6-12 years old – Age on Oct 1st of the current year

Leagues by eligible age Age on Oct 1, current year:

  • FLAG- ages 5, 6. 5 years old must be 5 on or before August 1st
  • Biddy- NEW ages: 7, 8
  • Pee Wee- NEW ages: 9, 10
  • Little – NEW ages: 11, 12

 

Fall CHEERLEADING (REGION IV, GSA, DOES NOT CURRENTLY OFFER CHEERLEADING but you can call to be put on a Wait List if we get a volunteer Cheerleading Athletic Director
Call 904-6442

 

Winter BASKETBALL *effective May 2017, Roanoke City Parks and Rec changed the age cut off
SIGNUPS and Registration DEADLINES Registrations Sept-Oct /

 Basketball reg. Deadline Nov 1 Registration may extend for Region I, II, and III. Region IV, GSA Basketball deadline is Nov 1 firm

PRACTICES Begin Mid-November
GAME SEASON  Jan – Feb
Eligible AGES NEW- Age on  JAN 1st of the current year: 5-18 years old
Leagues by eligible age Age on JAN 1, current year:

  • Instructional (coed)- ages: New Age 5,6,7 years old
  • Biddy- ages: 7(playing 2nd year) and 8 years old
  • Pee Wee- ages: 9,10
  • Little – ages:11,12
  • Junior-ages: 13,14
  • Senior-ages: 15-18

 

 

Spring TEE BALL and BASEBALL*effective May 2017, Roanoke City Parks and Rec changed the age cut off
SIGNUPS and Registration DEADLINES GSA registrations Jan-Feb /  GSA Baseball reg. Deadline March 1 Registration may extend for Region I, II, and III. Region IV, GSA Teeball and Baseball deadline is March 1 firm
PRACTICES Begin Mid-March
GAME SEASON April – early June
Eligible AGES New-5 years old – Must be 5 by April 1st

 

New-Age on  MAY 1st of the current year for 6-12 years old

Leagues by eligible age Age on MAY 1st, current year:

  • T-ball- ages: 5, 6, 7:  5 -must be 5 by April 1st (coed)
  • Coach Pitch-ages: 8 (coed)
  • Pee Wee- ages: 9,10
  • Little –ages: 11,12

 

Spring GIRLS SOFTBALL
SIGNUPS and Registration DEADLINES Registrations Jan-Feb /  GSA Softball reg. Deadline March 1 Registration may extend for Region I, II, and III. Region IV, GSA Softball deadline is March 1 firm
PRACTICES Begin Mid-March
GAME SEASON April – June
Eligible AGES Age on Jan 1st of the current year: 6-18 years old
Leagues by eligible age Age on Jan 1, current year:

  • 8U- ages: 6,7,8
  • 10U-ages: 9,10
  • 12U-ages: 11,12
  • 16U-ages: 13-16
  • 18U- ages: 17,18