REC registration is now closed. Thank you Portland families!
Any rec team registration inquiries can go to our REC Director. Labor Day Weekend is season kickoff!!
The recreational program is open to all, regardless of skill, and continues through age 11. At the younger levels, children play all positions as they learn the basics of the game. As children gain a better understanding of the game, we offer opportunities to try out for travel teams, typically starting at age 9.
Teams will be formed following the closing of registration the week of July 13th based on registered plays and available coach volunteers. Beyond July 13th, team placement can not be guaranteed. PAYSA will form additional teams with late registrants on a first come, first served basis when numbers grow large enough to add a team, and only when a coach volunteer is identified to coach the team. If you are interested in coaching or helping the program in any capacity, please contact our REC Director, Maureen.
PAYSA has a scholarship program that provides financial support to any family that cannot afford the registration fee. Our mission is to provide access to all. Please go ahead and REGISTER your child first and select ‘pay by check’, then fill out our simple scholarship request form here if you need financial assistance. Your registration fee may be reduced or waived.
If you need assistance with the online registration please contact our Registrar at email@example.com
The program is divided by age and boys and girls play separately. The age categories are as follows:
U6. For ages 4 and 5 – Must turn 4 by October 31st. Children participate in fun-filled, 45 minute-long Little Kickers clinics on Saturday afternoons for six to eight weeks beginning the weekend after Labor Day weekend in September. This program is designed to create a fun learning environment that teaches basic skills through games. Parents are expected to remain on site for the duration of the clinics. Fee: $60 ($70 after July 13th)
U8. For ages 6 and 7. This program focuses on the very basics of soccer with an emphasis on understanding the game, ball handling and being part of a team. Players play short-sided (usually 6 to a side) and the emphasis is on having fun and developing basic skills. There is a weekly practice and a weekly game. Games are held on Sunday afternoons at Doherty Field. Parents are expected to stay during practice and game time. Players will be notified of team assignments after registration. Fee: $75 ($85 after July 13th.)
U10. For ages 8 and 9. This program helps children develop a sense of the game, the various positions, and how to work effectively as a team. Ball handling and basic skill development are a primary focus. Teams practice twice a week and play one game per week on Sunday afternoons at Doherty Field.Players will be notified of team assignments after registration. Fee: $75 ($85 after July 13th.)
U12. Ages 10 and 11. This program helps children develop a more sophisticated sense of the game, the various positions, and how to work effectively as a team. Ball handling and basic skill development remain a primary focus. Teams practice twice a week and play one game per week on Saturdays. Home games are played at Presumpscot Field. Teams will have the opportunity to travel for several of their games during the season to towns such as South Portland, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunk, Gorham or Cumberland.Players will be notified of team assignments after registration. Practices begin in late August. Fee: $75 ($85 after July 13th.)
Coaches are needed for our U6 through U12 programs. Please register as a coach on the Registration page.