Mighty Mites

PreK - 1st Grade

Our Mighty Mites program is designed for families of young kids (PreK - 1st grade) who are interested in learning more about soccer and playing on a team.

Teams are made up of around 11-13 kids, all from the same grade level. During the fall season, there are practices once a week and games on Saturday mornings at Winterhaven Elementary. During the spring season, there are no practices but, just like in the fall, games are on Saturday mornings at Winterhaven Elementary.

It is a fun, laid-back environment where parents can introduce their kids to soccer while getting to know some new friends along the way. Come for the soccer, stay for the community!

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Season Dates Practices Games Status
Spring April - May 0 6 Registration Closed
Fall Sept - Nov 1 7 Register Now

Ages & Price

Division Grades Price 1
U6 Coed PreK & Kinder $75 2
U7 Boys & Girls 3 1st $75


  1. Financial assistance is available. Please let us know at checkout if you are in need of financial assistance.

  2. Fall and Spring season's are separate registrations. The price represents one season.

  3. At U7 divisions are split between "boys" and "girls" teams but parent's are free to choose with their child which gender division they feel most comfortable playing in.

General Information
Game Length 40 minutes
Half Length 20 minutes
Halftime Length 5 minutes
Field Size 20x30 yards
Game Format 3v3 (no goalies) with small goals
Season Length 8 or 9 games
Game Day Saturday Mornings
Game Location Winterhaven Elementary
Practices 1/week in the fall, 0 in the spring


Practices are held once a week during the fall season at various local parks throughout SE Portland. Practices in the spring are optional (and it is up to the coaches to find field time/space).


Games are 40 minutes long (two 20-minute halves) with a 5-minute halftime break. The Mighty Mite’s season is usually 6-8 weekends, with all games being played on Saturday mornings (sometime between 8 am and 2 pm) at Winterhaven Elementary School.

The game formats for Mighty Mites are two 3v3 games (no goalies) played simultaneously. Teams will play an opposing team on two adjacent fields (with coaches and players in between the two fields). The fields are 20×30 yards and have pop-up goals at each end. A volunteer from each team referees each game (loosely).

Winterhaven Elementary School is at 3830 SE 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97202.

Volunteer Coaches

Each team is coached by adult volunteers. Coaches receive a small discount on registration for their kids. SESC provides coach training, team gear (balls, cones, small goals, etc) and coaches gear for all of our Mighty Mite volunteer coaches.

If you are interested in coaching (or being an assistant or team manager) please sign up during the registration process, or let our registrar know.

Ready to Sign Up?

Head over to our registration page and learn how to sign up.

Need More Information?

Check below in our Frequently Asked Questions section for more details that might help you decide if MM is the right program for your child, or you can check out the other pages in our Mighty Mites section:

Mighty Mites

Frequently Asked Questions

For details regarding the rules of play for MM games, see our MM Rules page.

How is SESC Mighty Mites Different than Rec Soccer?

The kids in U6 and U7 Mighty Mites have an experience similar to the older players – they play on real teams with Fall practices and weekend games in both Fall and Spring. The big difference is that SESC runs the MM league ‘in-house’, so teams will play other MM teams from SESC and the games are at the same field all season. In the U8 and older Rec divisions the league is run by PYSA – Portland Youth Soccer Association, so SESC teams play teams from other clubs, and games are spread around the Portland area.

What equipment does my child need to have?

Each player must have the following equipment:

  • Soccer Shoes: Cleats for outdoor, flat bottomed for futsal
  • Shin guards, worn under the socks
  • Water bottle
  • Soccer ball (size 3 for Mighty Mites; bring balls to practices only, not games)
  • No jewelry, casts, etc.

Team jerseys are provided by SESC and covered with registration, so families won’t need to purchase specific uniforms. All other gear is player provided (cleats, shorts, soccer socks, shin guards, ball, water bottle). SESC families get a 15% discount at Tursi’s Soccer Stores. Most major sporting goods stores carry soccer equipment and clothing, as well.

We also have a gear exchange program.