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East Side Soccer gear sale

Last week! Order by October 2.

t-shirts (long/short sleeve, cotton, performance), hoodies, caps, hats, bags, duffels

Classic East Side Soccer logo, ESSNY shield logo

For reference YS is  size 6-8, YM is 10-12, YL is 14-16.

Orders due October 2.

Fall 2023 Soccer

Teams for 3/4 and 5/6 are available in SportsEngine as is the schedule for all games (except 5/6 B 10/28).

Teams for 1/2 are available in SportsEngine.

Division Start time Location
Pre-K 9:00 am Sherman Park
Kindergarten 9:00 am Sherman Park
1/2 Girls 9:00 am Barry Park
1/2 Boys 10:30 am Barry Park
7/8 8:15 am Barry Park

Schedule for 3/4 and 5/6

Field locations for 1/2, 3/4, 5/6

Practice & Skills Training Schedule (Fall 2023) - begin Sept. 12

Group practice and skills training

Division Day Time Location
1/2 Girls Tuesday 6:30-7:15 pm Barry Park
3/4 Girls Tuesday 5:30-6:15 pm Barry Park*
3/4 Boys Tuesday 6:15-7:00 pm Barry Park*
5/6 Girls Wednesday 5:30-6:15 pm Barry Park*
5/6 Boys Wednesday 6:15-7:00 pm Barry Park*

*south fields by the parking lot

3/4 and 5/6 sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday are run by Allan Schroeder, Assistant Coach, Bryant & Stratton Men's Soccer. 

1/2 Girls session is run by Dave Larsen, parent and Board member.

There is not currently a group session for 1/2 Boys. This is a large division and would require a couple of parent volunteers.

These  academy style (group) practice/skills training sessions are open to all ESS players. Your coach may offer a team practice at another time. You are welcome to attend any, all, or none of the sessions.

2023-24 Recreation Soccer

Be a part of the world’s most played sport in an outdoor recreational program that focuses on learning new skills, being part of a team, meeting new friends and enjoying a new sport.   We have served children of the region for over forty years.

Registration is still open for Pre-K, Kindergarten and 5/6 Girls.

3/4 Boys is closed.
1/2 Girls is closed.
5/6 Boys is closed.
3/4 Girls is closed.
1/2 Boys is closed.

You cannot register for a closed division by registering for another division.

Please email with questions.

Please volunteer to co-coach! We need you. We need game day coordinators for 1/2 divisions. You can volunteer for one Saturday.

Have questions? FAQ

Open positions - volunteers needed

We are always looking for volunteer coaches. But in addition, we need people to support Eastside Soccer as volunteers in the following areas:

  • Division Coordinators (1/2 Boys, 1/2 Girls)
  • Game Day Coordinator (1/2 Boys, 1/2 Girls)
  • Treasurer
  • Registrar
  • Equipment Manager
  • Coach Development

East Side Soccer

East Side Soccer is an independent youth soccer league committed to providing a supportive and inspiring environment in which players learn and develop the skills and concepts of soccer. Our oldest and largest program is Recreation Soccer. We also have an Advanced Development program and a Referee program.

Recreation Soccer
We are an all-volunteer, outdoor, independent recreational league, serving primarily the City of Syracuse (NY) East and its adjacent suburbs. We are committed to providing a non-competitive environment to youth in grades K through 8, to teach the skills and concepts of soccer.


Recreation Soccer

Fall session begins September 16.

New to East Side Soccer? Join our Facebook group "East Side Soccer Syracuse".

You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

fb: @EastSideSoccerSyracuse
IG: @east_side_soccer
twitter: @EastSideSocSyr
tiktok: @eastsidesoccer

Game Times & Locations


Start Time Location
Pre-K 9:00 am  Sherman Park
Kindergarten 9:00 am Sherman Park
1/2 Boys 10:30 am Barry Park
1/2 Girls 9:00 am Barry Park
3/4 Boys 9:00, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm (varies by week) Barry Park - field 5, field 3

3/4 Girls

9:00, 10:30 am (varies by week)

Barry Park - field 3, field 4

5/6 Boys 10:30 am, 12:00 pm (varies by week) Barry Park - field 2
5/6 Girls 9:00, 10:30 am (varies by week) Barry Park - field 1
7/8 Co-ed 8:15 am (practice) 9:00 am (game) Barry Park - field 2




Contact Us

East Side Soccer
4465 E Genesee St PMB 289
Syracuse, New York 13214

Questions? Email:

SportsEngine Mobile App

Download the SportsEngine app to access team information (1/2, 3/4, 5/6).

Schedule information for 3/4 and 5/6 is available on the app.

How to add additional emails

How to add a guardian to your player's account


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Division Coordinators

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East Side Soccer hires multiple referees to officiate on Saturday mornings for the ESS Recreation program (fall and spring).

Preference is given to current and past ESS players who are WNYSRA certified referees. 

Please contact for information and if interested in reffing.

Entry level referee course. See

1/2 Girls Winter Soccer - Second Session

1st and 2nd grade (ages 6-8) girls come join us for winter soccer, February - April! We practice twice per week, Mondays and Wednesdays, at 5:30pm at St Matthews School in East Syracuse. Games are on Saturday mornings at CNY Family Sports Center (Jones Road). Cost is $250. Reach out to Dave Larsen with interest (

Adv. Dev. Program

All players (1/2, 3/4, 5/6) who would like to play with an ESS ADP team this winter should plan to attend ADP Evaluations being held next week.

Monday, October 24, 5:30-6:30 pm
Barry Park
1/2 Boys, 1/2 Girls
3/4 Boys, 3/4 Girls

Thursday, October 27, 5:30-6:30 pm
Barry Park
3/4 Boys, 3/4 Girls
5/6 Boys, 5/6 Girls

3/4 Boys and Girls can attend either day.

Season details will be given by coaches at the Evaluations.

For players new to ADP, ADP gives players who would like to train and play indoors over the winter the opportunity to continue to develop their skills beyond what is offered during recreation soccer in fall and spring. Due to the cost of renting indoor practice space and indoor league fees, ADP is more expensive than ESS Recreation, but ESS does everything possible to make ADP affordable for everyone who is interested.

If your player is interested in ADP but cannot make the Evaluations, please contact If you are interested but have questions, please consider attending the Evaluations where you will have a chance to meet the coaches and discuss the program with them.

ADP training



Practice Locations

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At Home Practice

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Respect the Ref

By ESS Web Manager 05/24/2023, 2:00pm EDT

Respect for referees begins with recreation soccer. Our referees are ESS alums who have been certified by WNYSRA. Many are high school players and some are as young as 13. Many are reffing for the first time this spring. We are grateful for our new and returning refs who will allow us to provide refs for all of our games this spring and next fall.

Any concerns with a referee should be brought to the attention of the Referee Coordinator. Please refrain from challenging referee calls during games.

Open letter to coaches and parents

Respect the Referee Campaign

Winning vs. Development by Adrian Parrish

By ESS Web Manager 11/01/2022, 4:15pm EDT

Past President Peter Clark recommends this timely article by Adrian Parrish

Winning vs Development by Adrian Parrish