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Winter Soccer

We are pleased to be able to offer winter soccer at Ed Smith. This will be a minimal-cost option for East Side players (Pre-K - 4th grade) to continue to play throughout the winter. Training days are Monday and Tuesday evenings, depending upon age group. See Winter Soccer for more information. Interested parties can also reach out to Dave Larsen at

Featured Alumni

Check out our latest featured alum: Harmony Russell


October 28 is last day of fall session

For Kindergarten, 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8, if you are registered for fall, you are also registered for spring. You will be on the same team in the spring.

Pre-K has a separate registration for spring which will open on March 15. Spring registration is discounted for fall registrants.

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

1/2 Boys and 1/2 Girls volunteers needed

Sign up for Game Day Coordinator

The GDC keeps track of time and signals for the travel/away team to rotate for game 1 and game 2 at approximately 20 minute intervals using an air horn.

Volunteer for one Saturday.

Fall 2023 Soccer

Teams for 3/4 and 5/6 are available in SportsEngine as is the schedule for all games.

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

1/2 Girls Home fields and rotation schedule

1/2 Boys Home fields and rotation schedule

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 is September 16 - October 28.

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


 3/4 and 5/6 Schedule


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

Division Coordinators

Click Here


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