Spring soccer registration is now open.

When signing up, please offer to be a coach/facilitator of a team as we will need parent volunteers to help with the teams on game days.


4 v 4 Spring Soccer Registration is now open for 2016.

Be sure to ask your friend if they would like to give soccer a try.

Competitive Division - All competitive players and invited guests (register under competitive 4 v 4 league) Depending on registration numbers, Competitive and recreational players can be combined to form the teams.

Recreational Division - Recreational players (register under Spring Recreational soccer and your proper age group)

Spring Soccer dates: Wednesday 3-16, Saturday 3-19, Wednesday 3-30, Wednesday 4-6, Saturday 4-9, Wednesday 4-12, Saturday 4-16, Saturday 4-23(last date) - 4-27 & 30 are Rain dates if needed

Start times for games:

Wednesdays - U-8 and U-10 -- 6:00 & 6:45 U-12 and U-14/Highschool -- 7:30 & 8:15

Saturdays - U-8 and U-10 -- 9:00 & 9:45 U-12 and U-14/Highschool -- 10:30 & 11:15

A few items of interest:

  • Cost for Spring session is $75.00 for the 8 sessions/game dates
  • Registration is open thru 3/8/16. Any registrations after this date will be to fill the openings remaining.
  • Age Groups Available :  U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, Highschool.
  • Teams may be coed depending on the number of players registered.
  • Competitive and Recreational divisions may also be combined based on registrations. 

U6 Spring Academy Thursday Nights 6pm - 7pm

The U5 & U6 Academy players will be trained by the St. Pete Raiders Training Staff. The format will be similar to the practice schedule for the Fall/Winter season, 25 mins of instructions and skills games and 25-30 mins of scrimmages.

A few items of interest:

  • Cost for Spring session is $65.00 for the 5 sessions/game dates
  • Registration is open thru 2/15/16. Any registrations after this date will be to fill the openings remaining.
  • Players will be provided a shirt and will have to provide their own size 3 ball, shin-guards and soccer cleats.

Spring Soccer dates for U6: Thursday 2-25, 3-3, 3-10, 3-17, 3-31(last date)  4-07 is Rain date if needed

Click here to register

Comparing Competitive Soccer to Recreational Soccer

Ever wonder what the difference is between Competitive and Recreational soccer? This article tells you the basic differences between the two.

U8 Pre Academy Program
For those Age 7 on August 1, 2015

The Purpose of the U8 Pre Academy is to teach the game of soccer the way it should be in these “Golden Years” of learning and in turn helping players to develop good habits on the field of play that will be with them throughout their soccer lives.

This training needs to be both fun, yet informative and help foster the love of the game which in turn will keep them playing and developing as both people and soccer players.

The game is divided into two areas - technical and tactical. Between the ages of 6-11 we tend to focus just on the technical side of the game, with a small slant on tactics as the players start to become proficient in this area. Tactics will then follow as they garner a better understanding of the game and the way it works.

There are no standings within this age bracket and no emphasis on winning thus removing untold pressure from the players and allowing them to express themselves and learn from their mistakes.

At this age professional training with qualified coaches plays a big part in their development along with training with like minded players will increase their chances of success as they mature. 

The expectation is that they will attend the two mandated 1 hour sessions per week and play every other weekend so burnout does not enter into the equation. The season would normally span roughly 4 months starting in November-February with a break in December for the Holiday season.

This program is vital for those that want to be a part of the U9 - U10 Academy which is the gateway for Club soccer at age 11.

The cost for this program is only $295.00, this will include a uniform, insurance, training and games. This fee can be paid in two installments to help defray initial outlay, but will incur a 10% handling charge.

For further information please speak with Kevin Dublin (Head Trainer).

Office: 727-400-2424
Email: kevindbln@gmail.com

Rec Academy Training

St. Pete Raiders Rec Academy
Pro Training for Rec Players

Welcome to the St. Pete Raiders and thank you for your interest in our program. The aim of the Rec Academy is to provide recreational players the opportunity of working with our professional staff coaches to improve and develop their soccer skills in a low-pressure environment, with an emphasis on individual player development and fun.
All players in the Rec Academy will have the opportunity to participate in two 4-week blocks.

For our U7 thru U12 players, each session will focus on a combination of technical development and small-sided games.  After your child experiences the St. Pete Raiders Rec Academy training program, they will be a better player; technically more sound, tactically more aware, and better prepared to take on all future soccer endeavors.
Upon completion of the final 4-week block, players that stand out and show their desire to take their soccer skills to the next level will be invited to participate in the St. Pete Raiders School of Excellence. Those accepting the invitation will continue their training in a small group environment, where they will experience an academy-type training atmosphere.  Training by our professionally licensed coaching staff allows for growth as a player and a person throughout their soccer experience, and better prepares the player for success both on the field and off.
Our program will be led by the Coordinator for the School of Excellence, Kevin Dublin, who comes to us with a history and passion of working with young players promoting the leadership skills, sportsmanship, and general love for the “beautiful game.”
Each session will be an hour long and will consist of a player to coach ratio of approximately 10:1.


Summer Indoor Soccer

St. Pete Raiders Soccer Club

is proud to offer

Summer Indoor Soccer for U-6 to U-16 players


In the past, the St. Pete Raiders has offered Indoor Soccer to beat the heat in the summer. It is another low pressure option with new and experienced players typically playing together in this great sport.

Past coaches and any parents that want to coach, start recruiting your players and get them signed up to play at the end of the school year. We will do our best to keep the requested players together where there are enough registrations to form teams and keep competitive balance.

Session  I -- Early June thru Mid July -- 6 games over 5 weeks (July 4th weekend Off)
Session II -- Mid July thru Mid August -- 6 games over 5 weeks
Game Times
Games are normally scheduled on Friday nights and Saturday mornings first, however the league has the option to add Sundays or another weeknight during the week to get the games scheduled based on the number of game times required to complete the 6 game schedule. NOTE: The U-6 age group normally meets at the same time each Saturday for 5 weeks.

Consist of up to 8 players per team for U-8 thru U-16 age groups. Teams will be co-ed (like Spring 4v4 League) and made up of both Competitive and Recreational players. U-6 age group has a 20 player limit with no assigned teams.

Age Groups for Summer
U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16

U-6- Training session and mini-games (20 player limit, no teams)
Ages based on August 1st of that year.

Usually occurs in Mid May. Discounts may be provided for those that sign up for both sessions at the same time.

**Requests to play with friends, classmates, teammates, etc. will be honored where possible. These summer sessions are geared for fun and to allow players to keep playing soccer out of the summer heat.**

Registration fees are normally around $65-$80 per player for all teams except U-6 - their fee is lower due to only meeting 5 times.
Any other questions please e-mail Ray Chassereau at  RecCoordinator@StPeteRaiders.org.


School of Excellence


OBJECTIVE: To select both Boys and Girls ages 6 to 8 from Recreational soccer who display ability and an aptitude to develop their skills in preparation for the St Pete Raiders Soccer Academy.
Identification of players will take place between the months of September and December.
Players will be selected by the Head Recreational Trainer and his staff.
The names of selected players will be given over to The Club Academy Director.