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Summer 2021

Summer Season 2021!

Information about the Summer Session can be found here.

You can now register to play in two different divisions! 

O50 - anyone grandmothered-in or 47 years or older is eligible

Questions can be directed to Alicia at vpnewplayers@ggwsl.org

This is our first summer season for open and O35 and we will attempt to keep players on the same team together but may not be able to due to limited space.  This summer is to get back into the swing of things after significant time off and we will be trying to balance the teams within in each division for competitiveness and fun for all.  Please do not expect divisions to be as competitive as the fall or spring seasons.  Thank you for understanding.

  • All games will be played on Sundays
  • Open and O35 games will consist of 30-minute halves with a short half-time.
  • The O50 games will consist of 35-minute halves with a 5-minute halftime.
  • All games will be played on half a regulation-size field.
  • Depending on the total number of participants, we will play small-sided games of either 6, 7, or 8 a-side.
  • The team roster maximum will be decided by the number of sign-ups.
  • Sign-ups are done on an individual basis but players can make requests.
  • Open and O35 start Sunday, June 13 / 8-10 week season / Small-sided 8v8
    • 11:00 am & 12:00 pm - Berkeley (open and O35)
    • 9:00 am & 10:00 am - San Francisco (open/blended)

  • O50 starts Sunday, July 11 / 5-week season / Small-sided 8v8
    • 9:00 am (playoffs at 11:00 am) Berkeley

The number one priority is the safety and comfort of our players. We are following all recommended local and State COVID protocols and recommendations for adult recreational sports, which may change soon.

GGWSL COVID Heath & Safety Plan

Registration Procedure

GGWSL Players who have a player profile set up

  • Go to USER LOGIN (top right corner of any GGWSL.org page) or https://ggwsl.org/LibSys/SysUser.php. Log into your profile by entering your email address and password.  If you forgot your password hit RESET PASSWORD.
  • Once you get into your profile look at the right column on the page for MY LEAGUES.  Hit the link for PLAYER REGISTRATION.
  • Follow the prompts


Those players that are new to the league or do not have a player profile set up

  • Go to USER LOGIN (top right corner of any GGWSL.org page) or https://ggwsl.org/LibSys/SysUser.php. Hit the link to CREATE NEW USER ACCOUNT.
  • Fill in the Login Information, User Information, and Address sections on the page.  Once done, hit CREATE USER PROFILE at the bottom of the page.
  • From your newly created profile, look at the right column on the page for MY LEAGUES.  Hit the link for PLAYER REGISTRATION.
  • Follow the prompts

Rules for Summer 2021

The current FIFA Laws of the Game (as published by United States Soccer Federation -http://www.fifa.com/en/game/laws.html) will be in effect with the following modifications:


  • Length of Games: 2-30 minute halves (no half time, switch sides) or 45-minute halves (O50 division only).
  • Number of Players: 6- 8 players are allowed on the field for each team, including the goalkeeper. Team rosters must have a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15-18 players (roster maximum may be higher in certain circumstances). A minimum of six players is required on the field for an 8 aside team to start and continue a game. 5 players are required for 7 aside and 4 players are required for 6 aside.
  • Substitutions: may be made when the following two conditions are met: the ball is out of play and the referee gives consent. The departing player must be off the field of play before the entering player steps on and the entering player must enter at the midfield line
  • No offsides will be called.
  • Uniforms: shin guards are required for all players. Numbered jerseys are required for all players except the goalkeeper. The goalkeeper must wear a different color jersey than all other players.  Jerseys must be similar in color for all field players (except for the jersey number). 
  • Goals: standard size goals and nets will be used.
  • Field Markings: The field will be one-half of a regulation soccer field. A reduced-size penalty area will be indicated by lines, cones, blue tape stuck to the field, or some other distinguishable way.
  • Goalkeeping: After the goalkeeper uses hands to control the ball, an indirect free kick (IFK) will be awarded by the referee to the opposing team if the goalkeeper throws or kicks the ball beyond the mid-field line without the ball first touching a player or the ground. The IFK will be taken from the mid-field line where the ball passed over the line. This rule applies to drop-kicks, goal kicks, punts, and throws by the goalkeeper.  The goalkeeper may completely release the ball from their hands to the ground and then play it as any field player may do so (once she does so, she may be challenged as an opponent might challenge any opposing field player).
  • Slide Tackles: slide tackles are prohibited. A direct free kick (DFK) will be awarded to the opposing team that will be taken from the spot of the slide tackle.
  • Goal Kicks: Goal kicks must be taken from anywhere within the goalie box. Goal kicks may not pass over the halfway line in the air unless first touched by a player other than the player taking the goal kick. Opposing players may stand anywhere outside the penalty area on a goal kick.
  • Opposing players must be at least 7 yards (as opposed to 10 yards) on free kicks and kickoffs.
  • Penalty Kicks: The penalty spot from which the penalty kick is taken is at the point of the white triangle next to the “20” marked on the field. This is centered on the goal and 12 yards from the goal line.
  • Referees: One USSF certified referee shall be used. Players are expected to honestly assist the referees with regard to balls out of play over the touchlines and the goal lines.
  • No jewelry: Players may not wear any jewelry except for players having a medical condition requiring a medic alert bracelet or medic alert necklace. Medic alert items must be taped to the body.

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