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No soccer May 25

Enjoy Memorial Day weekend.  See you on June 1.

Practice & Skills Training Schedule (Spring 2024)

Group practice and skills training

Division Day Dates Time Location
3/4 Girls Wednesday 5/22, 5/29 6:00-6:45 pm Barry Park*
3/4 Boys Wednesday 5/22, 5/29 6:45-7:30 pm Barry Park*

3/4 Girls

Monday 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 6:00-6:45 pm Barry Park*
3/4 Boys Monday 6/3 6/10, 6/17 6:45-7:30 pm Barry Park*
5/6 Girls Thursday 5/16-6/20 5:30-6:20 pm Barry Park*
5/6 Boys Thursday 5/16-6/20 6:30-7:20 pm Barry Park*

*north fields by the field house

The 3/4 sessions on Monday are run by David Pittman, Youth Sports Program Manager, YWCA of Syracuse & Onondaga County (Soccer for Success, Urban Soccer Development Program, coach).

The 5/6 sessions on Thursday are run by Paul Allsopp, Head Coach, SUNY Morrisville Women's Soccer. 

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.

Recreation Soccer

Spring session is May 4 - June 22 (no soccer May 25).

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 am Barry Park - field 1
7/8 Co-ed 8:15 am (practice) 9:00 am (game) Barry Park - field 2


3/4 Boys schedule

3/4 Girls schedule

5/6 Boys schedule

5/6 Girls schedule

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

1/2 Girls Home fields and rotation schedule

1/2 Boys Home fields and rotation schedule

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:

  • Treasurer
  • Registrar
  • Equipment Manager
  • Coach Development

Featured Alumni

Check out our latest featured alum: Harmony Russell


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.



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SportsEngine Mobile App

SportsEngine app has been updated. Make sure you have the most recent version.

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

Contact Us

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

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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

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