Field Hotline: (864) 288-0980

CESA Recreation General Information

Welcome to the CESA Recreation page. The CESA Recreation program is a volunteer led program for ages 4-19, designed to allow players of all ability to get out on the field and enjoy the beautiful game! We offer recreation programs for players in the U6-U15 age groups every Fall and Spring, while our U19 programs are only available in the fall due to high school soccer taking place. Recreation teams practice two nights a week and have games on Saturdays.

Complete program details and registration information for each age group and program can be found on the recreational program tabs to the left. CESA does allow teams to stay together from Fall to Spring ONLY if players remain in the correct age group.

The only REGISTRATION REQUEST that is guaranteed is PRACTICE FIELD LOCATION. If we cannot assign your player to a team at the field location you requested you will be issued a full refund.

***ALL OTHER REQUESTS are not guaranteed and therefore are not eligible for refunds***

We do our very best to honor your practice day/time requests but it is not always possible. Once teams are full in each practice day/time slots, players will be placed based upon openings on teams in all practice day/time slots.

For any other information concerning the Recreation Program, please see the other information available through the menus and links of this web site and please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Location Information

CESA Greenville offers three practice location preferences for recreation players to choose from, however we may not always be able to accommodate location request due to team/space availability at any given location:

  • MeSA Soccer Complex - 1020 Anderson Ridge Rd., Greer, SC 29651
  • Wenwood Soccer Complex - 1967 Ridge Rd., Greenville, SC 29607
  • Brushy Creek Soccer Complex - 4524 Old Spartanburg Rd., Taylors, SC 29687

We also offer 3 satelite programs throughout the Upstate for players in the surrounding Greenville community:

  • CESA Anderson -- offering 2 practice locations
    • Anderson Civic Center -- 3027 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Anderson, SC 29625
    • CESA Anderson Downtown -- 507 E. Fant St., Anderson, SC 29625
  • CESA Spartanburg
    • Duncan Soccer Complex -- 125 South Main St., Duncan, SC 29344
  • CESA Tri-County 
    • Hurricane Park -- 1109 Wren School Rd., Piedmont, SC 29673

CESA Recreation Age Group Information

Fall 2021/Spring 2022

Age Group Criteria

Practices per week Games per week          Coach             Fees
U6-2Day Born in 2016 & 2017 2 0 Volunteer $110
U6 Born in 2016 & 2017 2 1 Volunteer $140
U8 Born in 2014 & 2015 2 1 Volunteer $140
U10 Born in 2012 & 2013 2 1 Volunteer $140
U12 Born in 2010 & 2011 2 1 Volunteer $140
U15 Born in 2007, 2008 & 2009 2 1 Volunteer $140
U19 (Fall only) Born in 2006, 2005, 2004 & 2003 2 1 Volunteer $140

High School Prep (Fall Only)

Born in 2006, 2005, 2004 & 2003 2 1 CESA Staff $395

**All Registrations submitted after June 11th will be $160 for U6 3day-U19 and $450 for High School Prep**
 


How do I know if the fields are open?

If the weather is inclement, call our Fields Hotline Number, 864-288-0980, or check the homepage of the website. Both are updated by 3:00 pm on weekdays and 7:30 am on weekends. 

Please do not call the office for information on field closings at 864-329-1113


Uniforms

Official CESA recreation uniform jerseys can only be purchased at Lloyd’s Soccer located at 1018 S. Batesville Rd., Building 4B Greer, SC 29650.  The phone number to Lloyd’s Soccer is (864) 848-6805.

PLEASE NOTE: All players MUST wear the official CESA uniform for ALL games. The team listed first (HOME team) on the game schedule will wear the RED official CESA uniform jerseys. The team listed second (AWAY team) on the game schedule will wear the WHITE official CESA uniform jerseys.

  • Players can have any number on their jerseys (or no number if they choose).

Equipment

Shin guards are required for all practices and games. Cleats are not required, but are encouraged.

Players must provide their own soccer ball.

  • U6-U12 - Size 4
  • U15-U19/HSP - Size 5

Practices & Games

In an effort to offer greater scheduling flexibility for all teams, and minimize travel on the weekends for players and families, all age groups in our CESA Recreation Program will play in the CESA Developmental League. Games for ALL recreation teams will be on Saturdays:

  • U6-U12 will be played at the MeSA Soccer Complex
  • U15-U19/HSP will be played at Wenwood Soccer Complex

Practices are held Monday through Friday from either 5:00-6:30 or 6:30-8:00 at our 3 locations: Brushy Creek, MeSA or Wenwood.

  • Coaches get to pick their practice days and times, so we do not know when coaches will practice until after teams have been formed.
  • We want to be flexible to our coaches first, as they are volunteering their time and have busy schedules just like the rest of us. We will try to work with families who have practice conflicts, but we cannot make any guarantees.

Coaches

The recreation teams are coached by parent and independent volunteers. The only requirement for our volunteers is that they enjoy working with kids and enjoy helping kids develop on and off the field. 

Soccer experience is not a coaching requirement. All coaches are required to obtain a coaching license based on the age group through US Youth Soccer, complete Sexual Abuse Training and complete a Background Check.

CESA strives to place every child on a team who wants to play, but we can only form as many teams as we have coaches for. Not only do we support our volunteer coaches, the success of the club relies heavily on families volunteering!

The volunteer coach is one of the most integral parts of CESA Recreation and we value their dedication and commitment to ensuring that our kids are safe and having fun.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Head Coach please email Kellie Land, kellie.land@carolinaelitesc.com.