FC Exeter (formerly Exeter Youth Soccer Association) is a non-profit, private travel soccer club located in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire serving families in the towns of Exeter, Kensington, Stratham, Newfields, Brentwood and East Kingston. Its mission is to support the development of happy, healthy and productive youth through competitive soccer. The organization fosters robust participation in its soccer programs, positive feedback and the success of its teams. FC Exeter competes primarily in the Northern New England Soccer League (NNESL). We offer travel teams from youth (fall/spring) thru high school (spring) divisions U8 thru U19. FC Exeter is a proud member of U.S. Youth Soccer.
The youth soccer training program is U8/9-U15 (up to 8th grade). Fall practices are twice weekly and Spring once weekly. FC Exeter coaches receive training and age appropriate soccer drills, game play and sportsmanship goals to share with their players. FALL SEASON starts with a preseason jamboree for all ages at the end of August with regular season travel games starting after Labor Day played on the weekends. Additionally, FC Exeter teams compete in the Capitol Cup tourney in October. End of season U11 & up qualify for playoffs & championship tourneys.
Integrated within the Youth Division is the The Academy Program. This soccer training program is for our U8-U10 age groups and includes Academy-style, collaborative practice as well as practice plans and coaching support from our partners at Seacoast United (SUSC). The fall practices are twice weekly and Spring 1x weekly at either Exeter Rec or Brentwood Rec fields. FC Exeter coaches receive training and age appropriate soccer drills, game play and sportsmanship goals to share with their players. Travel league competitive games are played on the weekends.
The High School Division is available in the spring and extends competitive play once players age out of the Youth Division. FC Exeter offers players at the high school level an affordable option to continue spring travel play within the club's established administrative framework, including utilization and access to our experienced coaching resources. This program promotes further development of the club's players through the older age brackets, and over the last decade has emerged as the pre-eminent high school age town travel program on the Seacoast. Players eligible are high school students in U16-U19 age brackets. Refer to the US Club Soccer Age Chart for division level by birth year located below.
FC Exeter has an enduring relationship with Seacoast United, one of New England's premier club soccer programs. Seacoast instructors work with FCX teams and coaches and offer leading training regimens for our teams to follow. Seacoast also helps our club evaluate players in order to place them on teams on which they'll best develop and thrive.