The Kidsports recreation soccer league is an opportunity for children and youth to participate in soccer at a non-competitive level with an emphasis on development. It is established to increase the skills and techniques of soccer players from kindergarten to fourth grade.
In 1996 and again in 2015, Kidsports made some major changes in its recreational league in response to new mandates by the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the Oregon Youth Soccer Association (OYSA). They recommended that youth soccer programs play with smaller sized teams that enhance learning soccer techniques and tactics and creates a more exciting game. The small-sided game allows players more touches with the ball and establishes a faster more challenging style of soccer. The Kidsports Soccer Advisory Committee has carefully monitored and examined the results of its change to small sided soccer and believes it has been an unqualified success.