GSA's purpose is to promote the advancement of competitive youth soccer in the greater Gainesville area. This shall be achieved through the development and retention of outstanding soccer players using licensed coaches, professional instruction, and a commitment to sportsmanship, teamwork, and personal development. Soccer will be the basis for teaching honor, integrity, cooperation, commitment and good will through victory and defeat. Finally it is our hope that each player develops a passion for the game that provides him or her with a lifetime of playing, watching and loving soccer.- GSA is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization.- Players must try out for competitive teams and commit for one year of play with acceptance.- Approximately 8-12 matches each season (fall & spring) and 2-4 tournaments per year.- Playing time for comp teams is earned. All kids play equally on Rec teams.- Practice 2-3 times per week.