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

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.


Featured Alumni

Check out our latest featured alum: Liam Sherwood

Rec Soccer Alums


Throwback Thursday

First tournament for one of our first ADP teams, 2007 Boys (Lakefront Tournament in Webster, NY, June 2015).

You may see a couple of these players reffing your games on Saturday.

Game Times & Locations (Spring 2024, tentatively Fall 2024)


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



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
  • Division Coordinators


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.




Follow Us On Social!

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

Division Coordinators

Click Here

Practice Locations

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At Home Practice

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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


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