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REC SOCCER REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

REC LEAGUE REGISTRATION - DUE SEPTEMBER 15,2021

AFTER SEPT 15, Applications for TOTS, U5, U6, & U14 COASTAL LEAGUE must be approved by the registrar.  Email: registrar@smscsoccer.com

U7, U8, U10, U12 Registration is currently still open while team formation is ongoing.  New players may still register through the online portal.

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.  

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.

2021 FALL REC ACADEMY

The SMSC REC Academy will be held in September 2021 at two locations at Gulfport Sportsplex and Ocean Springs Soccer Complex.  

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 2021-22 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

SMSC 2021-22 AGE GROUP CHART

YEAR BORN

AGE GROUP

2020-21 FEES

2003, 2004,2005 19U (Spring) 7v7 $95
2006 & 2007 16U (Spring) 7v7 $95
2008 & 2009 14U (Fall / Spring) $125
2010 & 2011 12U $120
2012 & 2013 10U $120
2014 8U $90
2015 7U $90
2016 6U Fall / Spring $70
2017 5U Fall / Spring $70
2018 / Pre-K TOTS Fall / Spring $50

REC ACADEMY U5 & U6  $50; REC ACADEMY U7-U12   $110

*2021-22 Fees will be set July 15, 2021

What is Involved in REC Soccer ?

  • Registration beings July 15th for the 2021-22 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 4 for 5U/6U;  Spring practice begins approximately February 7th for 5U and 6U.   5U and 6U soccer is a co-ed program.
  • U7-U12  Practice begins the week of Oct 11 for 7U+.  Teams practice 1-2x per week.  Team coaches determine the evening of practice after team formation.
  • 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.
  • Ten game league schedule with games on Saturday. Localized scheduling.  NEW in 2021, SMSC will be using the SINC scheduling platform to improve schedule access to membership.
  • Games start late October - these will be training matches.
  • Turkey Day Shootout - jamboree (Nov)
  • Great Day of Soccer  (Feb)
  • REC League Championships for u10-u14
  • Photo service
  • 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

WHAT IS TOTS SOCCER ?

Tots Soccer is a program offered in Fall and again in the Spring for players born in 2018.  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 and begins October 5 at Gulfport Sportsplex and OSSC.  Session times are 5:30-6:30pm.


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

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

COACH FIELD BOOKING INFO

Harrison County

CONTACT: John Charman

  • County Farm & Gulfport Sportsplex,
  • Espy Fields, Nathan Powell
  • VA Fields, Shane Levensen

Jackson County

CONTACT: Jessica Maddox

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

2021-22 REC SOCCER RULES

14U + REC Rules

14U REC soccer uses regular FIFA Laws of the Game. 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020-21 REC SPONSORS!

GOLD PREMIER REC SPONSORS

  • Nike
  • Papa John's
  • Coca Cola
  • Centennial Plaza
  • Margaritaville 
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Academy Sports & Outdoors
  • GCI Radiology
  • Coast Electric
  • Gulf Islands Waterpark
  • Stars and Stripes Realty
  • Enterprise Rent a Car
  • Newk's Eatery
  • Hancock Whitney Bank
  • Target
  • Bancorp South
  • Gulf Coast Golf Carts
  • Legends
  • The White House
  • Sleep Inn & Suites

PREMIER TEAM SPONSORS

Drace Construction Corp
Haug,Farrar, & Franco llc
Ephesians Security
Maritime Defence Strategy
NeoLife Physical Therapy
Hope Academy

TEAM SPONSORS

BIN 605
Southern Mississippi Heart Center
GiGi 
WM Construction
Brown Water Banter
Wingstop
Benefield Eye Care
Jarrard Insurance
Coastal Industrial Contractors
Wimbrow Motorsports
Rocking C Truck and Trailer
The Rice Patch
South Mississippi Endodontics
Alliston's
BW Artisan Homes
Butler Homes
EDL General & Electric Contractors

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.