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Registration Fees

PreK-2nd Grade: $105

*** Please note that players have to be 4 years of age when the season starts to be eligible to play!

3rd & 4th Grade: $115

5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade: $120

(*Includes end-of-season tournament on June 15th, 2024)

High School: $115

Late fee start’s February 20th, 2024. An additional $10 will be added to the above cost.

*We are introducing an exclusive pilot program this season, a one day end-of-season soccer tournament, tailored specifically for recreational players! This special initiative is currently available for 5th to 8th graders, allowing us to assess rec-wide interest and logistics. Join us in shaping the future – your participation and feedback will guide us towards expanding this opportunity to all age groups next season!

Uniform Fees:

Full cost for youth sizes, ground shipping included, is $59.71
Full cost for adult sizes, ground shipping included, is $65.58

Here is a table that breaks down our recreation age groups. If you have any  questions or concerns regarding your player's age placement, please email our recreational director carly@eastsidetimbers.com

Age Group School Year
U5*** Pre-School
U6 Kindergarten
U7 First Grade
U8 Second Grade
U9 Third Grade
U10 Fourth Grade
U11 Fifth Grade
U12 Sixth Grade
U13/U14 Seventh & Eighth Grade
High School 9th-12th Grade

Scholarships & Instructions
The deadline for submitting your scholarship application is February 20th.
 

Gresham Grant

If you live in Gresham, or attend a school in Gresham, you may qualify for a full scholarship (registration & recreation uniform) through the City of Gresham Grant Program with Eastside Timbers. To qualify, check the map below, and if you are in the boundaries, fill out the online scholarship form below, save it, and email it to carly@eastsidetimbers.com! If you receive a scholarship, you will be given a code to register.

IMPORTANT: If you have multiple kids, please complete a form for each individual player.  You will then receive a coupon to use while registering. Do not proceed with registration until coupon has been received.

*If you require a scholarship but do not live in or have children attending schools in Gresham, please email and inquire about additional scholarship assistance.  

Becas e instrucciones

La fecha límite para enviar tu solicitud de beca es el 20 de febrero.

Programa de Becas Gresham

Si vive en Gresham, o si asiste a una escuela en Gresham, puede calificar para una beca completa (uniforme de recreación y registro) a través del Programa de subvenciones de la ciudad de Gresham con Eastside Timbers. Para calificar, consulte el mapa a continuación y, si se encuentra dentro de los límites, complete el formulario de beca en línea a continuación, guárdelo y envíelo por correo electrónico a carly@eastsidetimbers.com . Si recibes una beca, se te entregará un código para registrarte.

IMPORTANTE:  Si tiene varios hijos, complete un formulario para cada jugador individual. Luego recibirá un cupón para utilizar mientras se registra. No continúe con el registro hasta que haya recibido el cupón.

*Si necesita una beca pero no vive ni tiene hijos asistiendo a escuelas en Gresham, envíe un correo electrónico y pregunte sobre asistencia adicional para becas.  


City of Gresham Boundaries Map
Click map to access an interactive map where you can input your address and check if you live within the Gresham boundaries.
 
Mapa de límites de la ciudad de Gresham
Haga clic en el mapa para acceder a un mapa interactivo donde puede ingresar su dirección y verificar si vive dentro de los límites de Gresham.

Additional Skill Building Opportunities for Rec Players

Rising STARS

Rising STARS is tailored for current Eastside recreational players and those outside the ETTFC program who aspire to advance beyond recreational soccer. This is an ideal program for individuals seeking an opportunity to explore the developmental and competitive programs offered by Eastside, as they may find that the recreational level no longer adequately challenges their skill development. Recognizing that players develop at different rates, Rising STARS aims to address their specific needs.

Formerly known as Recreation ID Night, this initiative provides age-group-based training sessions led by our certified competitive and developmental coaches at the Eastside Timbers Complex, completely free of charge. Those who are identified during these sessions will be offered the chance to train alongside current developmental or competitive team players and coaches.

Thank you for all who attended our Rising STARS event on October 19th, 2023. We had a record breaking attendance! Parents will hear from Carly by Friday end of day to discuss next steps for your player/s. 

Our next Rising STARS event will be in April 2024, TBD


Treat Referees with Kindness

As we head into our soccer games, please remember that our referees are individuals, many very new to refereeing, with only their eyes and ears to guide them. They aren't elite Major League Soccer referees with assistants or access to VAR technology.

Inevitably, there may be moments when the referee makes a mistake. It's part of the beautiful game.

However, it's crucial to remember that these referees are here to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our young athletes. They're doing their best to ensure fair play and fun on the field.

Once we accept the occasional human error and move on, watching your child's game becomes a lot more enjoyable. Let's encourage and support our referees as they play their vital role in our soccer community.

P.S. Coaches, remember that this rule applies to you the most. Lead by example and help create an atmosphere of respect and understanding on the field.

Thank you.


Rec Rules of Play 2023 by Eastside Timbers & Thorns

About Eastside Recreation

Eastside Timbers Recreation is a community-based outdoor soccer program that operates in East Multnomah and Clackamas Counties. The program has leagues located in Gresham, Sandy, Clackamas, Troutdale, and Portland, offering playing opportunities for players from Kindergarten to High School for both Spring and Fall League seasons, as well as soccer camps.

Eastside Timbers Recreation is a non-competitive recreational league that aims to teach children the fundamentals of soccer through practices and matches. The focus is on having fun, learning and camaraderie, with no scores or standings kept, and rules in place to ensure that all teams are on a level playing field.

Our coaches are volunteers, many of whom are parents without prior soccer experience. However, they receive coaching clinics provided by Eastside Directors and session plans for reference. The training sessions are tailored to ensure that the children have fun, play games, and enjoy the game of soccer.

Practice schedules are decided by the coaches, with younger age groups (PreK to 2nd grade) training once a week and older age groups training once or twice a week. The coach informs the team of the practice schedule at least a week before the training. If the day or time does not work out for a player, they may be moved to another team, but this could require them to travel further. In some cases, players may be advised to stay on the same team and attend only the games. Recreational soccer games are typically held on Saturdays during the season.

To ensure the safety of our players, we require all Recreation Coaches and Assistant Coaches to submit a background disclosure and complete Safesport training and concussion protocol certification. Head Coaches who volunteer have their player's fees reduced.

We hope you'll join the Eastside Timbers family and have a great time learning soccer skills, making new friends, and enjoying the game of soccer!

*Completion of Rules & Policies, concussion certification, safeguard certificate and background must be completed for discount to be applied.  


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I contact someone at Eastside Timbers?

A: The Eastside office is located at 12402 SE Jennifer St -Suite 190 Clackamas, OR 97015 Monday-Friday  10:00am-5:00pm. Holiday hours may vary. Visitations by appointments only.  To arrange a visit with our staff, please email us at info@eastsidetimbers.com Phone: 503-667-8312

  • It is important to understand that Eastside Timbers uses email as a means of communication with our members and to keep them in the loop in regards to such things as upcoming events or possible league changes. If you are a current, active member, please DO NOT "opt out" of receiving our emails. Doing so will result in you not receiving the most up-to-date Eastside Timbers information possible. If you do not have access to email then you must make the effort of calling in to the Eastside office to keep yourself updated.

Q:  I have successfully registered my player and have paid the registration and any uniform order fees in full. What happens next?

A: Coaches will contact their players to set up practice times. If you have not heard from your coach by the date stated then give the office a call for coach contact information.

Q: Will this rec league team have the same coach/players from our last rec league team?

A: When registering there is a coach and buddy request option. We do our best to meet these request but we cannot guarantee them. 

  • Please do take into consideration that not all coaches return from one season to the next. 
  • Please keep in mind that you and a buddy may still request each other to be on the same team; your past coach does have the option of freezing you to their team; and teams are put together by schools when practical.

Q: My child has a friend on another team. Once played, can we switch teams so they can play together? For carpool purposes?

A: The answer to both is NO. We cannot accommodate these requests. Players must request each other as a "buddy" during the registration process to guarantee placement on the same team.

Q: Once placed, can my child switch teams to play with another coach? What if my child played for this coach in another season? What if the coach doesn't care?

A: Sorry, again the answer to all of these requests is no. Eastside CANNOT grant these requests. Please note - all team formation issues must be dealt with during the registration process.

Q: What if my player's team does not have a coach?

A: We will be actively working on retaining a coach for this team. Most of our coaches are parents or a family member. If you are interested in helping in anyway please contact the office at 503.667.8312 or email info@eastsidetimbers.com. Your player will play at a reduced rate and you will receive help and session/game plans.

Q: I did not order a uniform. Can I still buy one before the season starts?

A: If you did not order on-line during registration, we cannot guarantee to have a full uniform kit available. However, we do try to order extras for your last minute needs. Please email info@eastsidetimbers.com

Q: Does my player need to bring a ball to practice?

A: Yes, it is a very good idea for all players to have their own soccer ball. While we would love to be able to provide each coach with enough soccer balls for every player on their team, the reality is that we just cannot. Make sure that you purchase the proper size ball: Size 3 for U5-U7, Size 4 for U8-U12 and Size 5 for U13 and older.

Q: Once registered, if I need to drop my child from the program, do I get a refund?

A: If you find that your child cannot participate in our Recreation League after you have registered and made payment -

  • You must request via email or in writing to the Eastside Timbers office that your child be dropped and you refunded. Uniforms will not be refunded.
  • You cannot request your player be dropped and a refund issued via your coach or team parent. You must contact the Eastside office directly.
  • Refund requests must be made by date stated on our main recreation page season outline.
  • Any player dropping on or after this date will not receive a refund.
  • All requested refunds will incur a $10 processing fee for credit card fees and administration fees.
  • If registration fees were paid with a credit card, then the refund will go back on the credit card used, minus the $15 processing fee. Please allow 48 hrs.
  • If registration fees were paid with cash or check then a refund check will be mailed to your address on file, minus the $15 processing fee.
  • If you registered but did not pay, and have decided to drop your child, we ask you still give us the courtesy of letting us know of this drop. This could leave a team short of players, which is not fair.
  • Send registration drops and refund requests to info@eastsidetimbers.com

Q: Where will practice be?

A: Your coach will decide this. We try and form teams based on the school your child attends and the area you live in. We do this so hopefully training is close to you depending on field availability. Please click here for our list of fields that are available. Local parks can also be used.

Q: Where will games be played?

A: Many of the fields we use for training is where your games will played at. We normally have two or three location for each age group. These will be listed nearly the time and also on the game schedule. 

Q: What is the practice and game schedule?

A: Pre-k - 2nd grade normally trains once a week for 60 minutes between 5pm-7pm. 3rd-High School teams can train once or twice  a week. Trainings are normally held on a weeknight. Your coach will let you know when and where. Games are held every Saturday. You get eight games, one each week.

Q: What else do I need?

A: Socks, shin guards and a ball. Please place shin guards under the players socks.

We hope this helped. 

Additional Parent Information

We strongly advise you to visit the links below regarding concussions and player safety.  

www.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports/

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html 

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming Fall Recreational Soccer season, please reach out to us at HERE!