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East Side 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.

We are supported by player fees, donations, and a lot of volunteer hours, and offer scholarships to children who cannot afford our fees.

Registrations after August 15 and for the spring session only are accepted on a space-available basis.

Players are placed on teams in appropriate divisions, according to the grade level of the player.

The Kindergarten and 7/8 divisions are co-ed. Other levels have separate boys and girls divisions but may be combined based on the number of players registered.

Our goal is to create teams that are as even as possible and factors such as age, school, and ability are considered in the placement process.

We welcome you to join us as a player, volunteer coach, or other volunteers.


Contact Us

East Side Soccer
319 Nottingham Plaza PMB 124 
Syracuse, New York 13210

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.

Recreation Soccer

Fall session has concluded. Spring session begins late spring.

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
PreK 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 Barry Park - field 5

3/4 Girls

9:00, 10:30 am

Barry Park - field 3

5/6 Boys 10:30 am, 12:00 pm Barry Park - field 1
5/6 Girls 9:00, 10:30 am Barry Park - field 2
7/8 Co-ed 8:20 am Barry Park - field 1



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Division Coordinators

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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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Winning vs. Development by Adrian Parrish

By Moira McDermott 11/01/2022, 4:15pm EDT

Past President Peter Clark recommends this timely article by Adrian Parrish

Winning vs Development by Adrian Parrish

Openings for 2013/2014 Boys and Girls

By East Side Soccer 02/07/2022, 2:45pm EST

2013/2014 Boys/Girls starting 2nd session

The 2013/14 Girls Team has openings for a few new players in the second session. Coach Alex's team will start a second session on Feb 11th. If you are interested in playing, please contact Coach Alex at

Practice: Mondays, 6 to 7 pm at Sport Center 481
Games: Saturdays at CNY Family Sports Centre, Jones Road


Congrats to all the players on the 2013 Girls Team for a great first indoor session! 

Last 5 matches:

1) East Side NY  11 - CNY Premier Girls Black 1

2) East Side NY 13 - CNY Premier Girls Pink  3

3) East Side NY 5 - Fulton Lady Raiders 1

4) East Side NY 3 - Invictus U8/U7 2

5) East Side NY 6 - CNY Premier Girls Pink 2


The 2013/14 Boys Team is starting a second session of games and practices on Feb 10th.  

Practice:  Fridays, 6 to 7 pm, at Sport Center 481
Games:  Saturdays at CNY Family Sports Centre

Please, contact Coach Wil Mecum at to join the team!  


Mask policy at Sports Center 481

By ESS 12/13/2021, 5:15pm EST

Per the NYS mask mandate we will require all people, vaccinated or not, to wear a mask into, during and out of our facilities.

  • NYS lifts most Covid restrictions

  • By Site Admin 06/15/2021, 12:30pm EDT
  • Effective immediately, state-mandated COVID restrictions are lifted across commercial and social settings, including sports and recreation. Guidance for mask wearing for non-vaccinated individuals still remains.
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