SESC Recreational Soccer is a community based soccer program offered in the Southeast Portland area. The quality of our recreation program attracts children and parents throughout the community because we provide every youth soccer player the best possible experience.
Recreational teams are organized by grade level (not birth year, like competitive is).
Kindergarten – 8th Grade
We have leagues and teams for all kids U6 – U14 (roughly 5 through 13 years old).
U6: Co-ed Teams.
U7 – U14: Boys / Girls Specific
(Non-Binary / Gender Neutral? Contact us! All are welcome, but leagues are split between traditional gender associations (male/female) above U6)
U6 – U7 Mighty Mites
U8 – U14 Recreational (you are here!)
Fall: 1 – 2 practices per week
Spring: No Practices (weekend games only)
Days & times are not set until a few weeks before the first game.
When Portland Parks allots field assignments, we let coaches know. They will then communicate with their teams when and where practices will be.
1 per week (weekends)
Season schedules will be released a few weeks before the season starts and will be communicated by your coaches and posted on the PYSA website (non-mighty mites), our website (mighty mites) as well as the Mojo app (all levels).
Late August/Early September – Early November
March/April – May
Registrations are separate for each season.
May 15 – July 15 (2nd -8th grades)
May 15 – August 15 (pre-k/k-1st grade – Mighty Mites)
February 15 – March 15 (all ages)
The purpose of the SESC U6 – U14 recreational soccer program is to provide an educational and fun environment for children to learn and participate in the sport of soccer. We at Southeast Soccer Club believe that all children who want to play can do so, regardless of ability. Our programs are structured to introduce young players and new coaches to the sport of soccer with an emphases on participation and enjoyment, as well as fair and balanced competition. Parents – we want your child to have a wonderful time and grow into a young adult with soccer as a positive aspect of their development! In return we ask that the kids who register to be on a team want to be there, will give the proper effort at practices and games, and will give the coaches and fellow players the attention and respect necessary for the team to be successful.
Further details are on the FAQ page, and more Mighty Mites U6-U7 details are available on our Mighty Mites pages, accessible from the Recreation Menu above.
A PDF of the Portland Youth Soccer Association U9-U14 Parent Guide is Here.
Are you interested in Coaching a SESC recreational team?
As a non-profit organization, SESC relies on volunteer coaches to help run and promote recreational soccer within our community. SESC provides a number of resources for coaches to make the experience both enjoyable and rewarding. The unselfish commitment of our coaches benefits the club, the parents, and most of all the children of the Southeast Portland Community.
Check out the coach information provided by using the Coaching menu on this website.
For more questions please contact our Director of Coaching.