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EastSide FC

Outdoor Recreation Soccer Program U5-U10

Recreation Directors

Adam Suliman

Eric Hermann

Marcia Taylor

Spring 2018

Registration Deadline
April 8th

Season Starts

April 21st

Season Ends
June 10th


$130 Regular

$150 Regular

Special Requests & Wait List

Recreation Coaches Manual

Coaches Meeting Presentation

Picture Order Form

Open to all Southeast Michigan communities. The program is designed around FUN and skills development for ages 4 through 10. Teams are Co-Ed and are coached by volunteer parents with direction and support of a dedicated professional Recreation coach. Playing time is divided equally among all players. 6 divisions are formed in the following age groups: U5, U6, U7, U8, U9 & U10.   Two seasons are played, Fall and Spring. The Season is typically 8-10 weeks in duration. Spring season runs early-April through early-June. Fall season runs early-September through early-November. Games are scheduled on Saturday mornings and Sunday mid-afternoons. Games last 1 hour. Practice schedules are determined by each volunteer coach.

Consist of one reversible Eastside FC jersey, black shorts, black socks, shin guards and cleats are suggested but not mandatory.

                      Jersey cost:  $25 Youth or Adult
Games are played at local municipal fields.  Field addresses and status (opened or closed due to weather) as well as maps are available on the Fields page.

The primary criteria used for placement is to divide the players by age group, and elementary, middle school area. Determine areas for the volunteer coaches. Form teams around the coaches, using players from the same school area where possible, while maintaining the same gender ratio for all teams. Fill teams with players from areas that do not have enough coaches. If we have more players than coaches, we will refund money to the players we are unable to place. Late registrants are added to teams that need players, regardless of school area. Some may not be placed. The key thing to remember is that our goal is to place as many players as possible to promote good sportsmanship, healthier youth, improvement in soccer skills, and to have FUN!  Due to the popularity and size of our programs, we are unable to honor special requests for team placement.

Eastside FC values the sacrifice parents make to volunteer for such an important position. A dedicated professional Recreation coach is on staff to help mentor and demonstrate practice plans for each volunteer coach. Additionally, one player registration fee will be waived/refunded for any parent accepted to volunteer as head coach.  A coaches meeting is held prior to the beginning of each season to help educate and mentor and a coaches packet is distributed with information to be used throughout the season. ESFC also provides several useful templates for coaches to utilize  - i.e. game lineup sheets, pitch sheets, and US Youth Soccer practice booklets by age group. Please consider volunteering.

Eastside FC has a strictly enforced ZERO TOLOREANCE POLICY, please read and understand clearly the penalties for violating. Decisions of the referees are final and should not be argued.

Recreation Field Use
Recreation Recreation Recreation Recreation
Age Group U5/U6 U7 U8 U9/U10
Field Name Barnes - Small Ghesquire
East - Police
West - Ice Rink
GPNorth Back
Player Format 3v3 6v6 6v6 7v7
Ball Size 3 3 4 4
Field Size (yards) 13X15 40x35 60X40 60x45
Goal Size (feet) 1 yd - Cones 6x12 6x12 6x12
Goal Area n/a n/a n/a 6x12
Penalty Area n/a n/a n/a 10x24
Penalty Mark n/a n/a n/a 8yds
Penalty Arc n/a No No Yes
Corner Arc n/a 1yd 1yd 1yd
Corner Mark n/a No No 9yds
Sub Mark n/a No Yes Yes
A/R Line n/a No No No
Technical Area n/a No No No
Off Side Rule? No No No No
Pass Back Rule? No No No No
Restart Distance n/a 8yds 8yds 8yds

Contact Us

EastSide FC

PO Box 36156 
Grosse Pointe, Michigan 48236

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Phone : 313-458-8661
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