In order to comply with Federal & State Regulations, please note that the Glenside Gaelic Club will never request or accept information submitted by or received from minors under the age of 18. Additionally, all information submitted to the Club via the Internet will be confidentially maintained in accordance with the rules of the Association.
Registration/Uniform Fee – $95 per player. The Registration fee applies to all children and includes jersey, one pair of shorts and one pair of socks. Uniforms must be worn by players participating in tournaments or travel competitions but is not required for practice.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where and when do you practice?
The outdoor season will begin in April and run through the end of July. Practices will be held at
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY AMBLER CAMPUS
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002
and led by qualified coaches one or two times a week and games will generally be played on Friday nights.
- What equipment does my child need to participate?
Football does not require any equipment but players must wear a mouthguard. Shinguards are optional. It is suggested a ball be purchased for practice at home. Hurling/Camogie requires players to wear a helmet. This is not optional! Players must purchase a helmet and hurley for use in games. It is suggested that sliothars (balls) be purchased for practice at home.
- What age group is my child?
The age group in which your child is rostered is based on his/her birthdate as of January 1 of the current year. Eg. a child born on November 1, 2009 will be 6 on January 1, 2016; therefore this player will be rostered in the U8 age group. Competitive age groups are U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18 (Minor). Children may play in their age group, eg. U8 and in the next older age group, eg. U10. This decision is at the discretion of the player’s coach, based on the player’s ability and with permission of the player’s parent/guardian. Younger children who wish to participate at practices are considered U6.
- What are the eligibility requirements to participate in Gaelic games?
Children must be residents of the United States as of January 1 of the current year. Children registering with the Club must have health insurance. Parents/Guardians will be asked to provide health insurance information during Registration.A player transferring from another club must complete a transfer form, signed by their current Club’s Registrar. Transfer forms must be received by the Divisional Registrar by April 30 of the current year. Questions regarding transfers should be directed to the Divisional Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How do I register my child?
Registrations are submitted online. A link to our online form can be found on our home page. Registration forms and payments can also be processed at any of our Open House/In-Person Registration events as well as at any practice throughout the season. These documents will then be transferred to future seasons, so the only documentation required at future registrations is updated account information. Photos are then updated every three years.
- Does my child have to travel?
Travel is optional and should be discussed with your child’s coach. The Club will on many occasions be able to provide volunteer chaperones for parents who may not be able to travel. The Club is also continually fundraising to allow all children the opportunity to travel at more reasonable costs.
- Are injuries common?
It is more likely to be injured in a game of soccer or American football, than in a game of Gaelic football or hurling. Although the games are sometimes compared to Rugby, physical contact in Gaelic games is limited to shoulder-to-shoulder contact and only with the player in possession of the ball.
- What is the GAA?
The GAA, or Gaelic Athletic Association is the governing body of the Gaelic Games of Hurling/Camogie and Football. The GAA is an amateur, non-profit, community-based organization that promotes the Irish culture through sport, poetry, song, dance, and music.