Faqs ProgramsWhy GGFC?GGFC’s training and player development differ from other clubs. We are the only All Girls Soccer Club in all of NYC.We emphasize individual creativity and development. Our coaches are part of the Positive Coaching Alliance and we like to encourage our players through positive, constructive feedback.For more information on how GGFC differs than any other soccer club, please check out our About Us page here. What is Formativo?Formativo is beginner soccer program that helps younger children get introduced to the game of soccer and teach foundational skills.Training for Formativo is once a week with no games or competitions throughout the year.For more information on this program, check out our Formativo page. What is travel soccer?Travel soccer is a competitive program for players to continue to grow and have a strong drive to develop their soccer abilities and love of the game. Players that are ready to play competitive soccer, want to learn new skills, are ready to make the necessary commitment to play travel soccer and are ready to be coached by licensed coaching staff will benefit from playing travel soccer.Click here for more details on our travel teams. Where do teams practice?Pier 40 is our home field for the majority of our programming.We also supplement our training sessions with other downtown field locations including Chelsea Waterside Park, JJ Walker, Pier 25 and downtown gym spaces for the winter season.Where are home games?Our home games are at Pier 40 and occasionally Randall's Island for our older travel teams. When is the season and how long is it?The competitive travel soccer season runs from September to June.Our Development programs such as Formativo and Formativo Toddlers has three seasons - fall, winter and spring. While the programming is run year round, players need to register for each season separately. Will my kid get help if she wants to play in college?We have so many resources for our players to continue playing after their high school career.One of our unique and special offerings for our families is our very own GGFC College Information Recruiting Series where the club brings in different college resources such as college coaches (DI, DII, DIII), academic advisors, financial aid representatives, and more, all for an intimate information session that can better assist our players (and parents) in finding the perfect college for them. I’m not sure what level my child should play. How should I proceed?If you are uncertain about in which program your daughter should play in, GGFC can coordinate a trial session to see which program and/or team may be the best fit.Click here to schedule a trial session. When are practice schedules released?Our fields are secured through local permitting offices and schools. That being said, we are bound to their respective timeframes for permit schedules and when they choose to release final permits for the season. We cannot guarantee practices days and times will remain the same throughout the year given the permit changes. Each season (fall, winter and spring) programs will most likely experience a change or shift in the schedule in regards to day(s) and time(s) of the week. We have different permits/rentals each season and have to try and accommodate the many teams and programs we have within the club.In general, fall schedules will be released in August, Winter schedules in early December, and Spring schedules in mid February. What is the commitment level for travel teams?All team players are required to attend all practices and games throughout the year. We understand that things come up and there may be conflicts at times, and in those instances we ask that you notify your team coach in advance with the reason your daughter will be missing so they can plan accordingly. When are the games for a travel team?GGFC participates in different leagues dependent on the team's age group, experience and level. Our teams currently compete in WYSL and NYCSL.Team game locations and times vary and may be played on Saturday and/or Sundays depending on which league your team is in.Teams will also enter various tournaments throughout the year with a schedule released prior to the season. RegistrationWhat are the steps for travel team registration?To be eligible for travel registration, you must receive an invitation from the club inviting your daughter to join a team.Once that an invitation is received, you can proceed to register your daughter through the LeagueApps platform.Please note: if you do not have a pre-existing account on LeagueApps you will first need to create an account for yourself and add your daughter to your Family Account. Does my daughter need to tryout for the development or technical training programs?No, players do not need to tryout for the developmental (Formativo) programs or technical training teams. Only travel teams require players to tryout. To sign up for a tryout for one of our travel teams click here. TryoutsWhere and when are tryouts?Our club-wide official tryout weeks occur around April & May for the upcoming fall season. However, if your child has missed the official tryout date, we are happy to host an open tryout throughout the year at one of our training sessions. Simply email email@example.com for more details.How do I try out?If you are registering for our official tryout week, please visit our Registration page here and click on the upcoming tryout event to register your daughter.If you are interested in trying out for a team outside of our main tryout weeks, you can visit our homepage on our website and scroll down to the Tryouts section. Click "Tryout Now" and complete the registration process. Does it cost money to tryout?No it does not cost money, to tryout for a team is free! What do I need wear and bring to tryouts?All your daughter needs to bring is what she would normally bring to soccer practice. If she is new to the sport, she should wear: soccer socks, cleats, shinguards; and bring a soccer ball and water bottle.When do I find out if I made a team?During our official tryout weeks, we will be sending out invitations to register for the upcoming season the week after we conclude our second week of tryouts. If your daughter is trying out mid-season, you will be notified via email within 48 hours of trying out for a team if your daughter has made the team. How are players selected for teams?Coaches and staff will evaluate all players and make team selections based on ability and specific team needs. The players performance over the course of the previous year combined with their efforts during tryouts are used to help select the most appropriate team/level for each player. GGFC staff will review evaluations collectively following the second tryout week and make final determinations on team selection. Who will notify me on the tryout results? / How do I find out if I made the team?You will receive and email from the Technical Director and Executive Director notifying you if you made a team.Do I need to be there at tryouts? / Can I watch during tryouts?Parents do not need to stay for the tryout, but parents are more than welcome to watch the tryout from outside of the field. Parents may observe tryouts from designated areas, however, GGFC does not permit parents to talk specifically to, or coach their child, during the session.How can I help prepare my child for this experience?For many children, this may be the first experience they will have with being selected, or conversely, with not being selected. It’s important that you, as a parent, manage their expectations. FinancialDoes GGFC offer tuition assistance?Yes, GGFC offers scholarships for those families that qualify. In addition, GGFC offers free installment payment options for all members. All payments need to be submitted by April 1st of the current season. Please note, late payments will incur a service fee.How much does registration cost and what are the travel team fees?Registration is $250 and the travel fee cost varies with team age.Please note: GGFC does provide scholarships. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, the application can be found on our website under “Resources.”What is and is not included in travel team fee?Club dues cover a wide range of program costs, including but not limited to: Included in the travel team fee: professional coaching fees, referee fees, tournament registration fees, administrative staff and fees, equipment costs, field/gym rental space, goalkeeper training, and insurance.Uniforms are not included in the travel team fee.Are tournament registration/trainer fees included in tuition?Yes, based upon the age of the team, selected tournaments are included in the tuition to facilitate appropriate player development and/or college showcase opportunities. Any additional tournaments the team attends outside of those outlined in the beginning of the season will be covered by the team. Player travel and hotel costs are not included.What if my child gets injured during the course of the season/year?Generally, no refunds of payments will be made once a player has been accepted into a program. Additionally, each family must pay all fees for the year regardless of circumstances that may arise limiting a player’s activity. Any request for a special waiver of this policy based on extraordinary circumstances must be made in writing to the Executive Director. The decision of the Finance Committee is final. SponsorshipsHow can I help sponsor a team or player?If you are interested in sponsoring a team or player, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title: Sponsorship and we would be happy to work with you!Does Gotham Girls FC fundraise?Yes, as a non-profit 501c3 we leverage fundraising efforts to supplement our scholarship fund and offset operating expenses.If you have questions regarding youth soccer rules or information such as what ball size to purchase, please visit this site here for more information.