Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Q:  My older children's coaches have called. I have not heard from the U6 coach. Are we registered? Have we been forgotten?

A:  No, you have not been forgotten. Traditionally, U6 starts after Labor Day. Their first practice is probably right around the first day of school.

Q:  I forgot my coach's name and phone number. How do I reach them?

A:  Just send us your child's name and we will e-mail you his/her coach's information.

Q:  Will the schedules be on the web?

A:  With so many changes to the practice schedule right now, probably not. But we do plan to post the regular season schedule on our website. We hope our sponsors can come and see the games, too! For the competitive divisions, game scores and standings will also be available. We will also be listing referee schedules on this site.

Q:  Is it too late to volunteer?

A:  No! We always need help, in all areas of league operation. Right now, we are actively searching for referees, coaches and assistants, and concession staff. Please contact any of our Board Members for more information.

Q:  What do the sponsors receive in exchange for the support?

A:  Check out the great deals and advertising received:

Q:  How old do you have to be to become a referee?

A:  Kids 12 and over can learn to be referees.

Q:  Do I have to go to Registration Night?

A:  No, you don't, but we would love to see you all! You can mail your completed application and check, made payable to MESL, PO Box 4233, Manchester NH 03108, or register online. If this is your child's first year with us, please enclose a copy of their birth certificate for our records.

Q:  How can I sign up?

A:  As of now, our registration period is open. We begin taking registrations in March at our Open Registration Night or with our new online registration system. We will now be able to accept credit cards, Visa and MasterCard (only online).

Q:  Is financial aid available?

A:  Yes, assistance is available. Please contact any board member, or if you prefer, John O'Neil, our President. Any information will be kept confidential.

Q:  How do I found out about cancellations?

A:  We are not listed on the radio. Either your coach will call, or you may check our website or Facebook.

Q:  What is included in the registration fee?

A:  Your child will be provided with uniform consisting of shirt, shorts and socks as well as 12 to 16 games along with practices.

Q:  Are there any openings left?

A:  Sign up now. After July 1st, any new registrants will be put on a waiting list.

Q:  What is the Board of Directors?

A: The Board is comprised of 18 dedicated volunteers that run the league. Some of the positions of President, Vice President, P/R, Fund Raising, Treasurer, Director of Referees, Registrar, Secretary, Concessions, and others. The Board meets on the first Sunday a month during the off-season, Mondays during the season.

Q:  If I am a coach, will my child be on my team?

A:  Yes! Be sure to note that you are willing to coach on your child's application. The Division Manager will contact you.

Q:   If I sponsor, will my child be on that team?

A:  Yes! Be sure to note that you will sponsor on your child's application. The Fundraising Director will contact you.

Q:  Who do I make checks payable to?

A:  Make all checks/money orders payable to either Manchester East Soccer League or MESL.

Q:  After we signed up, we moved out of town and cannot play. Can we get a refund?

A:  Yes. We have a few exceptions to our refund policy and moving is one of them.


After May 31, registration fees are non-refundable with the following exceptions:

  1. Teams are full and player cannot be placed on a team
  2. Player has a doctor’s note
  3. Player has moved
  4. Administration error by either MESL or parent (example: signed up in the wrong league)

Ever wonder why we ask for help SOOO often?

Did you know that Manchester East Soccer League is run entirely by volunteers??

We need concession stand shift leaders, field liners, general help cleaning up the fields after games, referees, board members, team parents and more! 

If you would like information about our open board positions, please contact John

We are currently looking for the following positions to be filled:

U12 Division Manager

Concession Director

Fundraising Director


Media Director

If you are a patched referee and are interested in refereeing  games at MESL please contact Frank.

Anyone interested in becoming a referee can sign up for classes. Referee classes are scheduled at NH Referee. If you have any questions, please contact Frank.