SMSC Elite will hold Select tryouts for the 2020-21 season June 11-22 for players U9 to U19. For U9&U10 EDL players and U11&U12 residing in Jackson County, tryouts will be June 11-14 at Ocean Springs Sports Complex. For U9&U10 EDL players and U11&U12 residing in Harrison County, tryouts will take place June 15-22. Players wishing to try out for SMSC Elite Premier Blue teams (U13-U18) will all try out at Gulfport Sportsplex. All others will try out in the county in which they reside.
ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR 2020 TRYOUTS. Due to Covid19 restrictions, there will not be any on site registration provided. SMSC will communicate schedules for age groups on June 3rd and will be enforcing all 'Return to Play' guidelines from USYS and local governing authorities.
Parents can find all tryout information, age groups, and contact information here: Team Formation FAQ
SMSC recognizes the challenges many families are facing due to Covid19 related work stoppages and impacts. SMSC ELITE FEES for 2020-21 have been frozen at previous rates. Flexible payment plans will be available, and plans are in place for Financial Aid and team / individual Fundraising. SMSC is committed to providing a safe and accessible environment for our players.
SMSC recognizes that many parents and athletes have concerns about returning to play during the COVID19 pandemic. If you determine that you are not comfortable returning to play in June, but wish your child to be considered, please register for the tryout and select the ‘Opt Out’ option. SMSC Technical Staff and team coaches will either place your child according to their ‘body of work’ in 2019-20, or we will defer their tryout until teams resume training in late July or early August. SMSC is committed to respecting every family’s right to choose their comfort level with Return to Play during these very challenging moments.
To All SMSC Members:
At this time - All SMSC sanctioned games and practices are undergoing examination with respect to 'Return to Play' guidelines set out by USYS, US Club Soccer, Government, and local authorities. Programs will be released to play as guidelines evolve that are practical for age groups to follow protocols. SMSC Select / CSC Galaxy teams expect to have limited training beginning June 1st following social distancing protocols currently in place.
For Immediate Release:
March 25, 2020
South Mississippi Soccer Club and Coast Soccer Club are excited to announce that the two groups will be merging effective May 1st, 2020. The expanded club, which will operate under the name South Mississippi Soccer Club, Inc, will encompass over 2750 playing members and will effectively become the largest youth soccer club in the state of Mississippi.
We are excited to bring expanded services to all levels of play while maintaining our club philosophy of eliminating ‘pay to play’ and making soccer an accessible sport for all.
SMSC is pleased to announce that we will be working with Centennial Plaza and the management group Lodging Leisure as our official housing partner for the club. This partnership will include booking options for SMSC members and family, housing for SMSC tournaments, and event and fundraising hosting. Use promo code SMSC when booking at Centennial Plaza, Sleep Inn & Suites or Margaritaville Biloxi and receive a 15% discount on rates courtesy of SMSC!
South Mississippi Soccer Club is pleased to continue our relationship with Papa John's Pizza as a major club sponsor for the 2019-20 season. Use promo code SMSC40 and receive 40% off any regular priced pizza from the regular menu. 10% of your purchase will be donated to SMSC. Papa john's is locally owned and community invested.
Papa John's will continue as a major REC sponsor and as an overall club partner and supporter.
Look for Papa John's Pizza on sale at County Farm concessions during SMSC events.
This promises to be a great season and we're thrilled Papa John's is going to be a part of it !
Target provides an early Christmas present to SMSC with contribution to coaching education and financial aid. Thank you!
Caring for our pets and animals is a responsibility we all take to heart. We love and nurture our dogs, cats, and other creatures as members of our families. We don't want them to get hurt or be stressed out in an environment they aren't accustomed to.
That’s why Harrison County and SMSC ask that all pet owners please don't bring your animals to County Farm Soccer Fields.