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AYSO Region 418 is an all-volunteer organization providing Spring and Fall soccer programs for elementary through
high school kids on Chicago's north lakefront. Participation is open to all.

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Region 418: AYSO Region Of The Year

Region 418 earns Platinum Award

Region 418 was awarded Platinum status by AYSO National

Region 418 was once again recognized as an AYSO Platinum Region for the year.

Platinum Regions model AYSO's philosophies and commitment to providing the best family friendly youth soccer experiences for all players throughout their immediate communities and beyond. Congratulations to every volunteer, parent, player, coach and referee who tirelessly works so very hard to make Region 418 a fantastic place for our children to enjoy soccer.

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AYSO 418 News

Fall 2016 Season Start Info

08/24/2016, 10:15am CDT
By webmaster

What you need to know for the start of the Fall 2016 season.

Opening Day
League play begins Saturday, September 10, for all divisions. We play every Saturday through Saturday, November 5.

Your coach will contact you once we have teams and coaches assigned and let you know what day he or she is considering as the best time for practice. Practices will begin the week following Labor Day, though some may begin sooner.

Your Child's Coach
You may hear from your coach before Labor Day weekend. If you do not hear by Labor Day, please contact our Regional Commissioner (Rob Randolph) at or the Division Administrator for you child's appropriate age and gender division. Meanwhile, your Division Administrators are balancing teams, assigning players, and assigning volunteers.

Official registration is closed and we cannot promise placement on any team at this time. We will, however, accept a registration for the wait list. If we have enough field space and volunteers, we may be able to create more teams. For future reference, our official registration always closes by the end of June.

Registration is closed.

08/01/2016, 10:30am CDT
By webmaster

Registration is now closed for all divisions except VIP, U5, and High School divisions

Registration is now closed for all divisions except VIP, U5, and High School divisions.

Registration is closed, but the free wait list is open.

We will build teams this week and players will be accepted off the wait list on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority going to those that volunteer to coach their team.

Register now!
Hope to see you volunteering as a coach or referee in the fall!

August is U8, U10, U12 Coach Certification Month

07/07/2016, 12:00pm CDT
By Communications

Coaches-Get Certified in August on EAYSO.

August Coach Certification Courses.

Weekday sessions Field 9, 10.

Weekend sessions at Welles Park.


  Roster # S/A/R Training date Course name Instructor name City
  201602416 6/D/0418 08/29/16 U-10 Coach Utley, Jonathan Chicago
  201602409 6/D/0418 08/29/16 U-8 Coach Dunaway, Matthew Chicago
  201602415 6/D/0418 08/22/16 U-10 Coach Utley, Jonathan Chicago
  201602408 6/D/0418 08/22/16 U-8 Coach Dunaway, Matthew Chicago
  201602418 6/D/0418 08/21/16 U-12 Coach Utley, Jonathan Chicago
  201602407 6/D/0418 08/15/16 U-8 Coach Dunaway, Matthew Chicago
  201602414 6/D/0418 08/08/16 U-10 Coach Utley, Jonathan Chicago
  201602406 6/D/0418 08/08/16 U-8 Coach Dunaway, Matthew Chicago
  201602417 6/D/0418 08/06/16 U-12 Coach Utley, Jonathan Chicago

We are the "AYSO Region of the Year"!!

06/08/2016, 10:15am CDT
By webmaster

It gives me great pride to announce that AYSO Region 418 of the Chicago Lakefront was recently acknowledged as the ​2015 AYSO Region of the Year! The award was presented to us at the AYSO National Annual General Meeting in May, and recognizes the AYSO Region which best represents the organization in its support of AYSO philosophies and policies, in its striving for constant improvement, and its commitment to training volunteers.

More than anything else, this tremendous accomplishment is a recognition of our volunteers. Whether you are a coach, referee, assistant coach, or any other volunteer, you earned this award. As an all-volunteer organization, our successes are really the work of our volunteers. More than 700 volunteers keep our Region going and each volunteer does the work of two people or more. It is a testament to the dedication that all of us have to providing the best soccer experience that we can to our 3,​500 players and their families. AYSO provides us the framework and philosophies, you bring it to life every practice and game!

On behalf of the AYSO 418 Board, thank you again to all of our volunteers. You should all go celebrate this incredible achievement, but before you do be sure to volunteer for next year too! Consider also inviting a friend or colleague to volunteer so we continue to spread the positive soccer culture that we are developing on the Lakefront. More importantly, let's just keep working together as volunteers to provide an AYSO sports environment where our players can grow and develop both on and off our fields.

Thanks again for all that you do!

Yours in AYSO spirit and pride,

Rob Randolph
Regional Commissioner
AYSO Region 418 Chicago Lakefront

Soccer Fest 2016


06/07/2016, 10:00am CDT
By webmaster

Get ready for a weekend full of soccer!

SoccerFest 2016!  Get ready for our biggest and best soccer weekend of the year.

U10 and U12 families get to experience a 2 day tournament including 3 pool play matches and a final playoff match.  Our U14 families enjoy a single day tournament with 2 pool play matches and the opportunity to play for the Division Championship!  All currently assigned players of U10, U12 and U14 should check your match schedules and make sure you are available to support your team in the fun, season ending event. 

This tournament is team specific!  No Guest or Borrowed Players are allowed. 

Support your team and get ready for a fun day!  This event is organized and managed by a great team of VOLUNTEERS!

Be one by sending us an email to

For the master schedule, click here..... 

For the Soccerfest Rules & Procedures, click here.....


05/31/2016, 2:30am CDT
By Webmaster

Congratulations to all the Northwind teams that competed this weekend! Here are a few of the results coming in:

U13 Boys Blue - National Division Champions

U12 Boys Blue - 11v11 Champions

U12 Girls Blue - World Cup Flight Champions

U11 Boys Blue - Silver Medalists

U9 Girls Blue - Division Champions

U8 Girls Blue - Division Champions

Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Registration Open!

05/15/2016, 6:45pm CDT
By webmaster

New Registration System by Blue Sombrero

We are now open for registration for next year (Fall 2016/Spring 2017). Follow this link to our new Region 418 registration site. You will need to create a new player account. This new registration tool does not utilize eAYSO, our old registration system. We hope you find this new system user friendly and easy to navigate.

Click here to view the new birth age divisions.

Safety awareness

09/08/2015, 10:15pm CDT
By Safety Director

Safety comes first!  As we prepare for the upcoming season, coaches, referees, and AYSO officials need to be aware of their important role in completing incident reports.  Please see the Safety Awareness page for more information and helpful links.

Game day reminders

09/07/2015, 11:00am CDT
By Commissioner

Please remember these guidelines:
  • All players must wear full equipment, including, uniform, soccer shoes, shin guards, and socks.
  • No jewelry is permitted on the field, so cut off friendship bracelets and remove ear rings before the game.
  • Bring a water bottle and stay hydrated!
  • Snacks are always an enjoyable part of the game, but please make them healthy and ask your team about any food related allergies.
  • Most of all play safe, play fair, and have fun!

Want to be a Coach?

We are always looking for motivated volunteers to become coaches! No coaching experience, or even soccer experience, is required. We will train you! Becoming an AYSO coach is a fun and incredibly rewarding experience. You will have the opportunity to teach kids both soccer skills and life lessons that they will carry with them the rest of their lives. Make an impact. Become a coach! Please see our "How to Become a Coach!" page.


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Quick Contacts

Click the title below to e-mail AYSO 418 Division Administrators.  For more contacts, please see the Contact Us page.

DA Coordinator Carol Deely
U5 Brent Vincent
U6 Boys Michael Lingertat
U6 Girls Michael Lingertat
U8 Boys Eric Smith
U8 Girls Dan Long
U10 Boys Jamie Ellison
U10 Girls Blair Hughes
U12 John Patterson
U14 Gene Kinsella

Discounts & Coupons

  • AYSO 418 families can purchase Premier Tickets for any Chicago Fire match for a discounted price of $25 (regularly $40). Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.
  • Chicago Soccer, an AYSO Region 418 corporate sponsor, offers a 10% discount to AYSO 418 families. Mention AYSO 418 for the discount.

Questions or suggestions regarding this site may be directed to

 AYSO Region 418 Chicago Lakefront
4507 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 101, Chicago, IL 60640