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East Side Soccer Referee Training

We are excited to announce a Training Workshop for ESS Referees on Sunday, May 5. This half day session is a key part of our referee development program and will build your skills for officiating ESS recreation league games.

Key Details:

  • Date: Sunday, May 5
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Barry Park Field House
  • Cost: $25 (for referees who have not taken WNYSRA course)
  • (register and pay online here)

The training will cover the Rules of the game, specific ESS league rules and code of conduct, and procedures for receiving game assignments

Preference for Game Assignments: Referees who attend this workshop or have completed the WNYSRA training course and have played ESS will be given preference in game assignments.

Recreation Soccer

Spring session begins May 4.
Last game is June 22.
No games on May 25 (Memorial Day Weekend).

Registration for Spring (new players and Pre-K) is open.

Kindergarten-7/8

If you registered your child for soccer in the fall, they are already registered for soccer this spring. Your fee from the fall covers both seasons and your child will remain on the same team that they were on in the fall.

PreK has separate fall and spring registration. If your PreK child would like to play this spring, please register them.

New Spring players will be notified of their team assignment by April 26. Schedules with game times for 3/4 and 5/6 divisions will also be available by April 26. All other divisions (PreK, K, 1/2, 7/8) play at the same fixed time as they did in the fall (see Game Times & Locations below).

 

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


Division

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

 

 3/4 and 5/6 Schedule (available early May)

 

Featured Alumni

Check out our latest featured alum: Harmony Russell

Alumni-college-soccer-players

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

https://www.eastsidesoccer.org/volunteers

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.

https://www.eastsidesoccer.org/aboutus

 

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

Questions?

Try our FAQ

Still have questions?

registrar@eastsidesoccer.org

Contact Us

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

Questions? Email: web_manager@eastsidesoccer.org

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.

https://help.sportsengine.com/en/articles/6662746-se-mobile-start-up-guide

How to add additional emails 
https://help.sportsengine.com/en/articles/6304756-how-to-add-additional-emails-to-receive-messages-for-an-athlete

How to add a guardian to your player's account
https://intercom.help/SportsEngine/en/articles/6304039-how-to-add-guardians

Division Coordinators

Click Here

Referees

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 ESS_ref@eastsidesoccer.org for information and if interested in reffing.

Entry level referee course. See https://www.eastsidesoccer.org/referees

ADP training

 

 

Practice Locations

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At Home Practice

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News

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

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