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SMSC 2022-23 RECREATION PROGRAM

REC COACH REGISTRATION

SMSC is always looking for volunteers who want to get involved !  If you wish to coach this coming season, please register online.  

PROGRAM AREAS

SMSC Fields REC teams in the following catchment areas with practice and play close to home!  You will be assigned a 'play area' when you register.  In the 2022-23 season, U5-U8 teams will play only in their own county.

Harrison County

  • Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian, Orange Grove

Jackson County

  • Vancleave, Ocean Springs, *Pascagoula, St Martin, Moss Point, West Jackson, Gautier

*Pascagoula - NEW FOR 2022!

Tots and Academy programs offered at U5&U6 (Fall/Spring); U8 (Academy); U10,U12,U14 REC League.  U5-U8 will play exclusively in Pascagoula in Academy format under club Technical guidance.  U10,U12 and U14 age groups will play in the SMSC REC League.

Stone County

  • Stone County Rec Academy U5-U8; U10, U12 (Fall / Spring format)  Fall program begins Sept1.  Match play in Academy format.

SMSC 2022-23 AGE GROUP CHART

YEAR BORN

AGE GROUP

2022-23 FEES

Pascagoula Academy

2006, 2005,2004 19U (Spring) 7v7 $95  
2007 & 2008 16U (Spring) 7v7 $95  
2009 & 2010 14U $130 $130
2011 & 2012 12U $125 $125
2013 & 2014 10U $125 $125
2015 & 2016 8U Intro to EDL $225 n/a
2015 8U $95 $95
2016 7U $95 $95
2017 6U Fall / Spring $75 $95
2018 5U Fall / Spring $75 $95
2019 / Pre-K TOTS Fall / Spring $50 $50

REC ACADEMY U5 & U6  $55; REC ACADEMY U7-U12   $115

*2022-23 Fees have been set July 15, 2022

WHAT IS U8 INTRO TO EDL ?

SMSC is offering an Elite Development League that will operate in cooperation with the SMSC Rec League.  Players at U7 (2016) & U8 (2015) ages will have the option to sign up for this program.  Commitment to twice a week training is required and teams will be provided with paid staff coaching.  The program runs Oct15-March15 in partnership with the Rec program.  Local play only - Saturday game days.  Uniform included.  This program will be available in Harrison County and Jackson County for the 2022-23 season.

This program is for the player that wants to challenge themselves and develop ball mastery in a fun and positive environment.

Program oversight and direction led by Kevin Carmichael and Kara Worthington.  Please use the links to email questions for Coach Kevin or Coach Kara.

SPONSOR A REC TEAM !

SMSC offers several options for local business to get involved sponsoring a REC team.  Display your business name and help the kids have a great season !  SMSC is a 501 C3 and your contribution is tax deductible.

2022 FALL REC ACADEMY

The SMSC REC Academy will be held in September 2022 at two locations at Gulfport Sportsplex and Ocean Springs Soccer Complex.   Click the link for complete information.

SMSC 2022-23 REC SOCCER SCHEDULE

SMSC uses SINC for league scheduling.

2022-23 LEAGUE SCHEDULE (available Oct1, 2022)


U14 REC - Coastal League Play from October to April.

What is Involved in REC Soccer ?

  • Registration beings July 15th for the 2022-23 season
  • U5/U6  has two seasons - Fall and Spring with a Winter break.   Players must register for each season separately and new players are welcome in Spring.   Practice begins the week of October 3 for 5U/6U;  Spring practice begins approximately February 6th for 5U and 6U.   5U and 6U soccer is a co-ed program.
  • U7-U14  Practice begins the week of Oct 10 for 7U+.  Teams practice 1-2x per week.  Team coaches determine the evening of practice after team formation.
  • U14 Coastal League season will return to October-April.  Matches will be primarily on Saturday's until after Feb15/23.
  • For 7U+, Nike Shirt, shorts and socks are distributed approximately one week before the first game.  Separate Boys and Girls teams are formed at 7U.
  • 10-12 game league schedule with games on Saturday. Localized scheduling.   SMSC will be using the SINC scheduling platform to improve schedule access to membership.  Teams will play primarily in their own county.
  • Games start late October - these will be training matches.
  • Winterfest - jamboree (Nov)
  • Great Day of Soccer  (Feb)
  • REC League Championships for u10-u14 March 4&11.
  • Photo service - Harbor Photography Services (NEW!)
  • Coaching education & curriculum support from SMSC
  • Access to the REC ACADEMY in September (this is a separate registration)
  • Access to SMSC camps and the Elite Development Academy

Click on the image for more information about our 2021 REC Academy Program!

WHAT IS TOTS SOCCER ?

Tots Soccer is a program offered in Fall and again in the Spring for players born in 2019.  It is an introduction to organized activity and focuses on activities and games with and without a ball that is age appropriate.  Sessions generally last 45 minutes and parents are required to be present and assist with their child.   The objective of the program is to teach physical literacy and for our littlest players to have a great evening!

TOTS soccer is on Tuesday evenings. Session dates for Fall in Gulfport and Ocean Springs are Sept. 13,20,27 and Oct.4; Session times are 5:30-6:30 pm.

In Pascagoula, session dates are Tuesday evenings Oct 11,18,25 & nov1 from 5:30-6:30 pm.

SMSC FIELD LOCATIONS

  • County Farm     

15000 County Farm Road, Gulfport, MS   39503

  • Jackson County Sports Complex (Gautier)         

4400 Audubon Lane, Gautier, MS 39553

  • Lemoyne          

16308 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS   39532

  • Ocean Springs Sports Complex 

4517 Hwy 57, Ocean Springs, MS   39564

  • Pascagoula      

5001 Tillman St, Pascagoula, MS  39581

  • Vancleave Youth Sports Complex         

5400 Ballpark Rd  Vancleave, MS 39565

  • Jerry J. Fairley Recreation and Sports Complex

1120 New Hope Rd., Wiggins, MS   39577

  • ESPY

ESPY Ave, Pass Christian, MS   39571

  • VA Complex - 25th Street

101 25th St,. Gulfport, MS   39507

COACH FIELD BOOKING INFO

Harrison County

CONTACT: John Charman

  • County Farm & Gulfport Sportsplex,
  • Espy Fields,
  • VA Fields

Jackson County

CONTACT: Jessica Maddox

  • West Jackson (Lemoyne / St Martin)
  • Vancleave
  • Pascagoula
  • Jackson Co
  • Ocean Springs

Stone County

CONTACT:  Carissa Harrison

  • Jerry J. Fairley Recreation and Sports Complex

Heritage and Excellence Since 1978

The South Mississippi Soccer Club ("SMSC") is celebrating 38 years of existence here on the Gulf Coast. SMSC was established in 1978 as a full member of the Mississippi Soccer Association ("MSA") which was formed in 1974 with the United States Youth Soccer Association. In 1982, SMSC started the original Select Soccer Program in our area. The founding fathers of this program were volunteers. Examples of team names were "Coke United" and "Coke Express", after the local Coca Cola bottling company generously became a sponsor of the program. In 2012, SMSC merged with Biloxi’s Real Mississippi Select program to form the largest pool of soccer players on the Gulf Coast with a membership of over 2,000 players. Become a part of the soccer heritage in the most successful program on our Gulf Coast! We are SMSC!

Partnership with Harrison County and Gulfport

Since its beginning, SMSC has partnered with both the Harrison County Board of Supervisors and the City of Gulfport for soccer success. The City of Gulfport has resolved its "deepest appreciation and gratitude to SMSC and its continued support of SMSC as a community partner with the City for over 30 years and in SMSC’s future endeavors for the persistent provision of opportunities in the game of soccer in our area." The Harrison County Board of Supervisors has allowed SMSC to oversee the County Farm Soccer Complex and funded many programs and improvements throughout the years for soccer advancement. SMSC currently has over 2000 players from ages 4 to 18 and is the second largest soccer club in the state of Mississippi and the only club on the Gulf Coast offering recreations, all star and select soccer. With the continued support of the City of Gulfport and the Harrison County Board of Supervisors, SMSC will continue to prosper for generations to come.