Registration deadline: August 1, 2022
Strafford Recreational Sports offers a wide range of opportunities for youth players K through 6th to get their soccer on.
For grades PK - 2, we have co-ed soccer teams comprised of local youth players, learning skills, who play against other teams from Strafford.
For grades 3 - 6, we offer teams who play against neighboring towns, such as Epsom, Chichester, Northwood, and Pittsfield.
Please note that during preseason league discussions, the topic of co-ed teams at the Grade 3-4 and 5-6 level came up. The idea of going coed came about due to the low registration turnout some towns had last season leaving them with too few players to have a team. If registration turnout is low again this year for those towns, they may move their teams to co-ed. Strafford would then move our grades 3-4 and 5-6 to coed teams to stay on par with the league.
The season begins in August and ends in October.
Pre-K and Kindergarten: 45 minutes on Saturdays
Necessary gear: Water bottle and sneakers
Grades 1 and 2: 1 practice and 1 game per week (game on Saturday)
No travel, all games at home. Practices start around 5 or 5:30 and are 60-90 minutes
Necessary gear: Water bottle, shin guards, cleats or sneakers
Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6: Practice/games 3 times per week (game on Saturday), travel to other towns
Necessary gear: Water bottle, shin guards, cleats, soccer socks, shorts (usually royal blue)
Soccer balls and shirts are provided by Strafford Recreational Sports for all levels.
Code of Conduct
All parents and players must abide by our code of conduct. Click the following link to read:
Strafford Recreational Sports Code of Conduct
Summer Soccer Camps
Players seeking additional instruction to improve their skills and knowledge of the game are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities available in neighboring towns and the seacoast area. Show up at the start of the soccer season prepared, with a new set of skills, a sweet bag of tricks, but most important...confidence!
Below is a list of some of the soccer camps available this summer.
UNH Soccer Camp
Coe-Brown Soccer Camp
Seacoast United (Offering a Northwood and Deerfield camp)
Barrington Soccer Club (Day Clinics)
Caramba Soccer Camps (Offering a Chichester camp)
Brazilian Art Soccer Training (Offering a Dover camp)
Strafford Recreational Soccer Seeks Referees
The Strafford recreational soccer program is seeking certified referees for the fall soccer season. This is a great opportunity for local high school-age youth to make some extra money during the soccer season.
See the following website for information regarding referee certification.
If you are already certified and would like to get on our referee list, contact us!