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Building a legacy

one player at a time

Since 1986, Southside Youth Soccer League has provided a safe environment to learn fair play and good sportsmanship while making soccer fun!

Under-8 youth soccer players at Southside Youth Soccer League in St. Petersburg, Florida

Our home fields:

possibly the finest in the county

We are lucky to call Lakewood Soccer Complex in St. Pete our home. The beautiful fields are meticulously managed by City of St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation.

Our coaches

We love teaching soccer. Each of our teams is assigned at least one head and one assistant coach. Some have coached soccer for over 30 years! Check out some quick drills kids can practice at home or on the fields.

League schedule

Fall Season

Our recreation season runs October to mid-February of each year under the Gulf Coast Youth Soccer Association (GYSA). Boys and girls play together, grouped by age: Under 6, Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16.

Fall Registration now open!

Registration takes place every August. Team practices start in October. Matches are held on Saturdays starting in November; about half are played at home, the other half at other GYSA team fields within the county.

Spring & Summer

In the spring, our coaches lead individual drills and exercises to improve soccer skills for kids of all skill levels. The season usually starts in April; registration starts in February.

During June and July, players put their skills to work with a team in order to help them become a better player during game time. Registration usually takes place in April.

It’s important for players to continue practice throughout the year to build on the skills they acquire.

League Sponsor

We welcome additional sponsors! Please call 727-865-BALL

Parents support their children at a Southside Youth Soccer League U8 home game

Mission & history

Southside Youth Soccer League was created in 1986. Our club is a non-profit organization that serves the families of South Pinellas County and its local communities. Our mission is to provide a safe environment that teaches soccer, fair play and good sportsmanship to children ages 4 to 18 to help them reach their potential in soccer and beyond. Join us!

Anthony Wallace played on our U8 team (“Black Bears”) in 1995 and went on to play in the FIFA U-20 World Cup and then win the Major League Soccer Cup with the Colorado Rapids Soccer Club in 2010!