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Seashore Youth Recreation Program (SYRP)


With approximately two-thirds of the NCYSA membership being registered Recreation players, Recreation is the foundation of youth soccer in our state. Every player, parent, team official, coach, and club official matters in creating the right environment. We want to play a major role in developing the next generation of players and leaders within North Carolina.

NC Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) defines a recreation team as one: that does not use tryouts, invitations, recruiting or any like process to roster players selectively to any team on the basis of talent or ability. The system utilized for rostering the players must be a fair and balanced distribution of playing talent among all teams participating.

North Carolina Youth Soccer Association strives to promote an emphasis on PARTICIPATION, not COMPETITION. Help children understand this is the “Game for All Kids.”

The Seashore Soccer League's Recreation Program is one of the biggest soccer programs on the Crystal Coast with more than 1,200 players annually . Our Recreation Program serves families from Carteret, Onslow, and Craven Counties. Practices and matches are played in the Fall and Spring. 

Player Pathway/Program Comparison

Evaluations & Assessments

SSL will not hold assessments or tryouts for recreation. However, our staff will periodically recommend to players that excel, to move into other programs that will challenge them. This process follows our player development pathway and systematic approach for player identification. If you believe that your child is not be challenged in recreation or clearly stands out above all the rest, we highly encourage you to attend our annual tryouts and supplemental tryouts that will be announced periodically throughout the year. For players born in 2008-2010, we are always accepting applications for our Academy Development Program. For more information, please contact

Trainings & Seasons

Fall (beginning of September - late October) and Spring (beginning of March - late April)

Fall and Spring are the primary seasons for the program, each running approximately 8-weeks. SYRP players train once weekly, between 40-60 minutes each training session depending on the age.

Program Fall Start Fall End Tentative Practice Tentative Games
SYRP U6 (Coed) Early September Mid October Mon 5:30-6:30pm Wed 5:30-8:30pm
SYRP U8 (Boys/Girls) Early September Late October Mon 6:30-7:30pm Wed 5:30-8:30pm
SYRP U10 (Boys/Girls) Early September Late October Mon 5:30-6:30pm Wed 5:30-8:30pm
SYDP U10-U13 (Boys/Girls) Early August Mid November Mon & Wed 5:30-7:30pm Wed 5:30-8:30pm (Bi-Weekly)
ECSA U13-U19 (MS-HS Boys/Girls) Early September Late October Mon or Wed 6:30-7:30pm *Nights & Weekends

Scrimmages & Matches

Teams play matches primarily on Wednesday evenings against other local SYRP teams. There will be approximately 7-8 scheduled matches.


SYRP teams are based on players' birth year and region. Players should register in the region that is most convenient for them.

  • North or Ft. Benjamin: Hwy 70 (typically West of Morehead City)
  • South or Western Park: Hwy 24 (typically Cape Carteret, Swansboro)
  • Central or Swinson/Rotary: Morehead City
  • Eastern or Freedom Park:  Beaufort


2017-2018 Uniforms

Fall 2017 marks Seashore Soccer 40th Anniversary and Year 1 of the new uniform cycle (complete cycle is 2 years). All SSL Youth players will receive a uniform kit with our new logo built into the price of the fall season, spring season, or full year registration. 

Uniform Kit Explained:

  • Fall only players
    • Receive kit in registration price
  • Spring only players
    • Receive kit in registration price
  • Full Year players
    • Receive kit in registration price

*Special Note:  If you register for the fall and then later register for the spring, you will only pay for a uniform in the fall. If you register for full year, you will pay for the uniform in the registration price. If you do not play fall, but register for spring, the uniform will be added to your registration cost.

The uniform kit includes:

  • 2 Jerseys (Royal & White)
  • 1 Short (Black)
  • 1 Pair Socks (Black)

Other club and team items may be made available through our club and team store link which will be posted here later.

*Logo will be placed on left chest

Seashore Soccer League Admin

Seashore Soccer League Admin

Phone: 252-499-0922 (Text or Call)