CESA Recreation Volunteers

The CESA Recreation program is a volunteer led program for ages 5-18, designed to allow players of all ability to get out on the field and enjoy the beautiful game! Without volunteers such as yourself our program would not be able to provide soccer playing opportunities to the community so we thank you in advance for your interest and hope to see you on the fields!

Please find information regarding HEAD COACHING and ASSISTANT COACHING volunteer opportunities within our Recreation Program:


As a Head Coach within our CESA Recreation program you have the ability to customize your team, and your child’s, practice schedule:

  1. We have 3 practice locations you can choose from to hold practice:
  • MeSA Soccer Complex - 1020 Anderson Ridge Rd., Greer, SC 29651
  • Wenwood Soccer Complex - 1967 Ridge Rd., Greenville, SC 29607
  • Brushy Creek Soccer Complex - 4524 Old Spartanburg Rd., Taylors, SC 29687
  1.  CESA Recreation teams practice twice a week and as head coach you can select whichever two days a week work best for you for practicing (for example: Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday, etc.).
  1. We have two time slots each day, Monday-Friday, for holding practices at our locations, either 5:00 - 6:30 PM or 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

**CESA Head Coaches do not have the ability to select players for their team**

**All players within the CESA Recreation program are placed based on a

first come, first serve basis in regards to registration date and request. **


Additionally, for volunteering your time as a head coach within our Recreation program CESA would like to extend a registration discount to you and your family. Every child you volunteer to coach will receive a discounted registration fee of $75 for one season of soccer (To receive the $75 registration for your son/daughter, please make sure to select the pay by check option when submitting the player's online registration. After you submit the registration call the CESA office to pay over the phone or mail in a check for the correct amount).

Please note that the discounted registration fees will only apply to the child/children you will be HEAD COACHING.



As an assistant coach within our CESA Recreation program you will be volunteering to assist the head coach at practices and games throughout the season. As an assistant coach, you will be assigned to the team that your son/daughter is assigned, based on the scheduling request on your child's registration.


Pre-Season Coaches Meeting

We hold a mandatory pre-season coaches meeting at the MeSA Soccer Complex prior to the kick-off of each season. At this meeting coaches receive general season information, practice field assignments, and team rosters, as well as any other pertinent season information.

The pre-season coaches meeting for the Spring 2017 Recreation Season is scheduled for January 29th at the MeSA Soccer Complex.

Season dates for the Spring 2017 season


Coaching Requirments


Requirements for CESA head coaches & assistant coaches
  1. CESA will register you with South Carolina Youth Soccer (SCYS). 

  2. Volunteer will complete a background check with SCYS before start of the soccer season as part of SC Youth Soccer Risk Management Program.

  3. Attend a mandatory coaches meeting prior to each season.

  4. U6-U12 head coaches and assistant coaches: Complete the F License certification course prior to season kick-off (see below for more information)

  5. U15-U19 coaches and assistants: Complete the F License certification course and attend the E License certification course prior to season kick-off (see below for more information)

If you have any questions about your SCYS registration status or coaching license please email Kellie Land

 at kellie.land@carolinaelitesc.com

Concussion Procedure and Protocol

All coaches must read and become familiar with the Concussion Procedure and Protocol.

You DO NOT need to return a signed form to CESA. SCYS will collect your electronic acknowledgement of the Concussion Procedure and Protocol when you complete your volunteer background check.

SCYS License Status

It is mandatory that all head coaches and assistant coaches complete a background check through SCYS.

U6, U8, U10 & U12 Head Coaches/Assistant Coaches - SCYSA requires you obtain an "F" license (completed online)  to be registered with SCYS.


U15 & U19 Head Coaches SCYS requires you to obtain "F" license course (completed online), as well as to complete your "E" License course.  CESA will reimburse all coach for both their "E" and "F" License Course regardless of the training location you pre-register to attend.

Please CLICK HERE to pre-register.

Once you've completed the course and received your coaching certificate please email a copy of your "F"/"E" License coaching certificate to kellie.land@carolinaelitesc.com and we will reimburse you for the course fee.


CESA will pay the D License course fee for any of our coaches or assistant coaches who meet the requirements and complete the D course (You must be registered as a CESA coach). D License is not required to coach in Recreation. Additional information on D License and pre-registration available HERE. If you pre-register for D course please make sure to select "Pay by check" option and forward your confirmation email to kellie.land@carolinaelitesc.com so that we know to send payment to SCYS on your behalf.

Roster Size 

U6-2Day: 10-12 Players Maximum

U6-3Day, U8, U10: 8-9 Players Maximum

U12: 11-12 Players Maximum

U15: 15-16 Players Maximum

U19: 16-18 Players Maximum

Game Guidelines

Recreation game guidelines for U6 - U19 age groups.

Coaching Links

USYSA Coaching Resources



USYSA National Youth License


For U6-U8 Coaching Links:


For U10-U12 Coaching Links:


For U15-U16 Coaching Links:


Goalkeeping Links:

USYSA Skills School Manual


USSF E-License Information


USSF D-License Information


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Phone: (864) 329-1113
Fax: (864) 329-1103
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Office Closed when Greenville County Schools close for holidays or inclement weather. 

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