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   Law 4 - The Players Equipment

IFAB Laws of the Game 2020-2021


A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous.

All items of jewelery (necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather bands, rubber bands, etc.) are forbidden and must be removed. Using tape to cover jewelery is not permitted.

The players must be inspected before the start of the match and substitutes before they enter the field of play. If a player is wearing or using unauthorised/dangerous equipment or jewellery the referee must order the player to:

1. remove the item

2. leave the field of play at the next stoppage if the player is unable or unwilling to comply

A player who refuses to comply or wears the item again must be cautioned.


ALL Teams of all Ages must have Coach IDs and Official roster with them on the field at all times.

How to print Coach ID, Official Roster & Player Cards (U13+)- CLICK HERE

NMCSL Game Reports will be replaced by Dual Roster Game Reports out of GotSport

Interested in Coaching or Managing a GNWSA Team in Fall 2023?  

Please use the links below to register: 

 Coach or Manager - CLICK HERE to register 

The link is ONLY for Coaches and Managers of Recreational teams registered within GNWSA.

Coaches affliated with other organizations and Clubs may not register with GNWSA without autherization from the GNWSA President.

Effective Jan 1st 2020, all Coaches, Team Managers and Volunteers are required by law

to take the Safe Sport Training annually. The training is required once in the Fall to Spring season following the same pattern as background checks. 

On June 1st of each year all Coaches Background Checks and Safe Sport training expire. 

ALL coaches must submit a Background Check and Complete their Safe Sport certification once per June 1st - May 31st each soccer year.

SPRING 2024 Practice Field Reservations - Click here to view*

Please contact your commissioner to adjust.

Roanoke Sports Field Reservation Form

 Please send to Eric Lorenz at

GroupMe info - all coaches MUST be in Slack!

Please email your age level commissioner to be added. You only have 24hours to accept an invite

SPRING 2023 Birth Year Breakouts
4v4 - Size 3 Ball
2019: U4 Coed
2018: U5 - 2017: U6 - 2016: U7 - 2015: U8
7v7 - Size 4 Ball
2014: U9 - 2013: U10
9v9 - Size 4 Ball
2012: U11 - 2011: U12
11v11 - Size 5 Ball
2010: U13 - 2009: U14 - 2008: U15 - 2007: U16 - 2006: U17 - 2005: U18 - 2004: U19


Coaches Forms & References
Please click on an underlined title for more information. If you are unable to find a form or information that you are looking for, please refer to the NMCSL Website, or the NTSSA Website.

Coaches/Parents Guide
Coach/Volunteer Code of Conduct

NTSSA Guest Player Form

NTSSA Medical Release Form

NTSSA Player Release Form

Referee Pocket Guide
Roanoke Sports Field Reservation Form

Tournament Listings

Soccer Field Diagram

Six Tasks of a Coach

US Soccer Grassroots Roadmap

NMCSL Spring 2023 Game Report
(save as Word 97-2003 to retain formatting)

**Attention GNWSA Coaches**
Coach Registration Requirements
1) Register to Coach - Every season there will be a link here on the coaches page to register.
2) NTSSA Risk Assessment: As part of the registration, you will be asked to complete a background check. This only needs to be done once each June 1st - May 31st soccer year. If you are a new coach you MUST complete this step prior to receiving team roster or being assigned to a team.
3) Safe Sport Training: This only needs to be done once each June 1st - May 31st soccer year. If you are a new coach you MUST complete this step prior to receiving team roster or being assigned to a team.
All of these steps MUST be completed in order for you to be assigned to a team.
NOTE: If you are a returning coach and experience problems accessing your COACH profile, contact the GNWSA Registrar at for assistance. Please do not create a new account as this creates duplicate records and will cause issues for you getting your Safe Sport and Background Check to clear.


Greater Northwest Soccer Association - "Developing soccer players for the Northwest Independent School District"


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1224 N. Hwy 377, Suite 303

Roanoke, TX  76262