GRAND LEDGE SOCCER CLUB (GLSC)
High School Coach (Boys & Girls)
The club tries to hold meetings every three months on a date and time and at a
location announced on our
Facebook page. Anyone with interest in Grand Ledge soccer is
welcome to attend. Please consider following us on Facebook to stay abreast
of club meetings,
events and news during the year.
GLSC plays a role in
four major programs for the community:
Recreation - The
program is a low level of competition for children 3 years old
through 6th grade. Typically, a rec league team holds one practice and
plays one game each week. Coaches are volunteers and costs are low.
Each season runs for 6 or 7 weeks. Players register for separate
seasons in the spring and the fall each year. Cost is around
$55/season which includes practices, games and a game shirt. GLSC provides goals,
helps find coaches
and provides some field maintenance for the recreation
program, but registration, league management and decisionmaking is
by the high school athletic department. Questions about the recreation program should be directed to the Community Recreation
Coordinator, Jen Daly, at
CASL is a
medium level of competition for children 8 years old through high
school. In general, players will play with their classmates and other children their age.
Players must try out and, although the club makes every attempt not
to, sometimes cuts must be made. CASL teams generally hold two practices per week and play one or two
games on the weekend. Team coaches may choose to participate
in additional tournament(s) during the year. Travel is generally
limited to the greater Lansing area. CASL plays a spring season
(March-June) and a fall season (September-November). Registration
for the CASL program costs approximately $100/season which includes only the cost of
practices, league games and administration.
Uniform items, tournaments and travel expenses are extra.
Soccer Camp - Soccer
camp runs for one week usually during the last full week of July.
Camp programs are developed for children 3 years old through high
school and typically run 1/2 day (shorter duration for the littlest
ones). Camp programming changes from year-to-year. Program, camp
dates, costs and registration information are usually announced on our
Facebook page in February. Registration for soccer
camp is through the high school athletic department.
High School - The club serves as a booster club for the Grand Ledge
Comets high school soccer program. GLSC has contributed to a number
of fundraising activities and capital improvements over the years and
provides equipment annually for the high school program.
Club members also provide support services at high school games.
If your young soccer player shows
enthusiasm and athleticism, you may want to
consider higher-level teams in the Lansing area. Local club teams offer
experienced, licensed and paid coaches to develop young talent to its
fullest. Club teams also offer a higher level of competition
and more travel. There are three "premier" level clubs in the Lansing
Michigan Rush Lansing
Cap City Athletic 1847
Chill SBC Soccer Club
Recently, some Grand Ledge players have joined teams with the Grand Rapids club,
Tryouts for club teams usually are held in June of each year with a
November tryout for players interested in playing only in the spring. Club
teams will practice at least three times during the week and play one or
two games on the weekends. Each season might consist of 8-10 league
games and 1-2 tournaments. All premier-level
clubs provide some indoor, winter training and specialized training for goalkeepers. Players will be
traveling throughout Michigan for games. Some tournaments may be played
out-of-state. Costs can run from $1,500 - $2,500/year (both spring and
fall seasons) depending on the
number of tournaments and travel expenses.
Most club teams hold camps
or open training sessions during the year that allow non-club players to
participate. You may want to try a camp or drop-in training session
prior to trying out to assess the skill level of the players in the club
and whether your child would be a good fit.