Leagues, Classes & Clinics

SOCCER SPARKS
Soccer Sparks is a small group, skill-based program designed for children aged 2-12. Instruction focuses on age-appropriate gross motor skills, soccer-specific language, and skill development in an upbeat, friendly, and welcoming environment.

ESSEX MIDDLE SCHOOL
SAT, MAY 8–29 OR JUNE 19–JULY 17 OR AUGUST 7–28
AGES 2–3 WITH A PARENT / 9–9:30AM
AGES 3–4 / 9:35–10:05AM
AGES 4–5 / 10:10–10:55AM
AGES 6–9 / 11–11:45AM
AGES 9–12 / 11:50AM–12:35PM
$50
DRAGOMIR PARVANOV

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TRACK & FIELD TEAM
Jump higher, run faster, and throw longer. Athletes will learn the fundamentals of track and field events in a fun, relaxed team environment and participate in small local meets throughout the summer season culminating in a state track meet in late July.

AGES 7–14 / ESSEX HIGH SCHOOL TRACK
MON, WED, THU, JUNE 16 JULY 21
5:30–6:30 PM
$85

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JR HORNETS SOCCER CLINICS
This exciting parent/child introductory program prepares your child for organized soccer in a fun, non-competitive environment. Age-appropriate equipment will be used to teach kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw-ins, and agility.

3–5 YEARS
MAPLE STREET PARK / 4:45–5:30 PM
MON, JUNE 28–AUGUST 2 OR WED, JUNE 30–AUGUST 4
$50
EHS VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER

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FALL SOCCER COACHING CLINICS
Thinking about volunteering to be a Fall Soccer coach but you don’t think you have what it takes or know how to coach? Don’t count yourself out yet. These clinics are designed to help you prepare for the season ahead, whether you are a new coach looking for help getting started or a returning coach looking to bush up on your skills.

AGES 16+ / TREE FARM / 6-7:30PM
K-2: TUE, AUGUST 10, 24
3-6: THU, AUGUST 12, 26
BETSY HOFFMEISTER

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FALL REC SOCCER
This six-week recreation soccer league is for boys and girls entering Kindergarten through 6th grade for the 2021–2022 school year. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd-grade teams are co-ed. Practices for grades 1–6 begin in late August/early September. Registration ends Monday, August 2. This league is run by volunteers; parental involvement is essential to the success of this program!

GRADES K–6 / TREE FARM
PRACTICE DAYS VARY, GAMES SATURDAYS
SEPTEMBER 4–OCTOBER 9 / TIMES VARY
BEFORE JULY 12: $60
JULY 12 OR LATER: $80 

Please visit our Fall Rec Soccer page for registration

SUMMER YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE
Join us for a fun, recreational, and skill-enhancing summer soccer experience. This format and structure allow us to change up teams for a new and exciting experience each week. Skill-building and warm-up sessions will be followed up by games that will range from 4v4 to a full match.

ENTERING GRADES 4–7 / MAPLE STREET PARK
MON/WED, JUNE 28–AUGUST 4 / 6:15–7:15 PM
$50
EHS VARSITY BOYS & GIRLS SOCCER

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YOUNG HORNETS SOCCER CLINICS
This new program is designed to take your Jr Hornets career to the next level. Coach Barber and the EHS Girls Varsity team will take the field with your child to further develop the foot/eye coordination, balance, and footwork needed to play the game.

MAPLE STREET PARK / 5:30-6:15PM
ENTERING GRADES K-1: MON, JUNE 28–AUGUST 2
ENTERING GRADES 2-3: WED, JUNE 30–AUGUST 4
$50
EHS VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER

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FALL SOCCER REFEREE CLINIC
Essex Rec invites you to attend this two-hour clinic to learn the basics of being a soccer referee. This course will not provide you with a referee certification but will get you ready to get out on the field to ref our fall recreational youth games (paid positions for some games). Participants will be provided with a whistle and referee shirt.

AGES 12–18 / MAPLE STREET PARK
MON, AUGUST 16 / 6–8 PM
$30
BETSY HOFFMEISTER

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