Recreational soccer is a soccer program that is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high-level competition. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport and develop life skills including a lifelong love of the game.
Recreational Player – a player who is randomly assigned to a team without regard to his/her abilities and skills.
Recreational Team – teams formed randomly to play soccer.
Recreational League – leagues composed of teams formed in a random manner.
Where do I find programs?
Soccer Rhode Island offers programs for kids of all ages, sizes and levels of ability. If you are looking to place your child in a soccer program, please visit the Soccer Rhode Island Club Directory.
Soccer Rhode Island as your National State Association offers the following FREE tournaments to all member clubs’ teams:
Target United Cup
The Target United Cup is a recreational tournament sponsored by Target and US Youth Soccer. The Target United Cup is held every fall for U8 to U18 recreational teams. Please visit the Target United Cup webpage for more information.
Soccer RI Cup
The Soccer-RI Cup is the end of season FREE open cup sponsored by Soccer-RI. All teams who are association members of Soccer-RI in the U11-U19 age groups are eligible to register for the cup. Please visit the Soccer RI Cup webpage for more information.
Megan Cordeiro Foundation/Soccer Rhode Island U8 & U10 Festival
The Soccer RI Festival, benefitting the Megan Cordeiro Memorial Foundation is held every spring. Every U8 & U10 team is invited to enter the Festival. Please visit the Soccer-RI U8 & U10 Festival webpage for more information.