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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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Opening day is September 6!  See you soon!

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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 Elsie Lindgren
U12 John Patterson
U14 Gene Kinsella

Region 418 Strikes Gold!

Region 418 was awarded Gold status by AYSO National

Region 418 awarded Gold status by AYSO National assessment.

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AYSO 418 News

AYSO Region 418 Safety Director Fall Safety Awareness

08/28/2014, 9:45pm CDT
By Safety Director

To all Coaches and Referees;

AYSO’s goal is for every girl and boy stepping onto a soccer field to learn soccer and have a safe, fair and fun experience.

We rely on you to ensure that safety comes first. Please consider it your role that incident reports are completed whenever there is a personal injury, damaged property or threats of or actual physical violence surrounding an AYSO game, practice, event or property.

The Incident Report Form should be completed by the Coach, AYSO official or AYSO volunteer which may be a member of the Regional Staff such as the Regional Safety Director, or Tournament Official. The report is NOT to be completed by a parent unless the parent is the Coach.

Please be sure to print and keep a copy of a blank Incident Report Form in your coach/field bag along with a pen. It is imperative that reports are completed for ALL safety incidents that occur this season AND that these reports are emailed within 48 hours to Region 418 Safety Director, Brendan Deely - safety@ayso418.org.

All AYSO registered participants are eligible to be covered by the AYSO insurance policy provided they meet the necessary requirements, which starts with the timely submission of a completed Incident Report Form.

See the useful links below:

A few coach reminders:

  1. First aid kits should be present at all practices and games. If you need an additional kit, please contact the Safety Director
  2. Water breaks, at the discretion of the Referees and Coaches.
  3. Sunscreen.
  4. No participation while wearing a cast or splint. No exceptions.
  5. Field Safety Walks, Saturday, September 6-Once again, we will ask the players, parents, coaches & referees of the first game on each field, September 6, to line up and walk the fields to clear all debris ensuring a safe playing field for all. Look for a reminder closer to September 6. 

Let’s have another SAFE, FAIR AND FUN season for all the kids. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your comments or concerns at the contact information below.


Brendan Deely

Safety Director

AYSO 418 Chicago Lakefront


312-953-1624 cell

More ways to enjoy soccer this fall!

08/18/2014, 10:30pm CDT
By Coach Administrator

AYSO 418 brings you more than just Saturday soccer!  Click here to read more about special events with our partner organizations, starting with a Loyola soccer double header and team building opportunity on Friday, September 5.

AYSO Region 418: Referee Training - We Need You!!

08/02/2014, 12:00pm CDT
By referee

Looking for a great way to volunteer for AYSO? We need referees at the U8 and U10 level.  Kids at this age especially need the assistance of a certified volunteer who has learned the basics of the rules to help keep the game safe, fair, and fun.  No previous knowledge in soccer is necessary; our experienced trainers will give you all the info you need to help your kids's games go great.  We ask that every team provide at least one ref so that as many games can be officiated by a certified ref as possible.  We also provide experienced referee mentors to help you in your first few games to get used to experience.
Please follow this link to see when our U8 and U10 classes are available.  To make the U10 classes go faster, we offer an on-line portion to help minimize the classroom part of the course.  If you have any questions, please contact the Referee Administrator Dave Schlensker at ref.admin@ayso418.org or the Director of Referee Instruction John Sawin atref.instruction@ayso418.org Remember that reffing is a great way to be part of your players' soccer experience!

Summer soccer camps - great options for July and August!

07/16/2014, 10:00pm CDT
By Coach Administrator

Chicago Fire Summer Camp

Back for their 3rd summer, our Region 418 partner and Northwind Training team is back with great fun and skill development for all youth ages.  Training takes place in our own Lakefront Meadows near field #4.

Week 1:   July 21 to 25
Week 2:   August 4 to August 9

Register via Illinois Youth Elite Soccer.      


Loyola Soccer Camp

The Loyola University Soccer team hosts a variety of day/week/weekend camps at the Loyola Soccer Park at 6336 N. Hoyne in Chicago for age specific boys and girls camps.  Camps run multiple times starting in June and through July 20 - check the Loyola website for options.  Loyola has been a great partner of the 418.  They offer a mix of free and modest fee camps through out the year.


AYSO Summer Camp  

Join our Region 418 and AYSO National partner for great summer soccer training.  UK International coaches are primarily from Great Britain and are AYSO Safe Haven Certified and trained in AYSO philosophies. 2 opportunities for local camps at our home fields at Foster and Simmonds.  

Week 2 is August 11 to August 15

Coaches: plenty of summer training options!

06/30/2014, 9:30pm CDT
By Coach Administrator

Trained coaches make our program better.  We are commited to all coaches building their skills and age specific leadership to create the best experience and learning environment for our players.  Click to visit the Coach Training page and learn more about Coaching Certification Courses this summer.

Now is the time to register!

06/20/2014, 8:00am CDT
By Registrar

Registration is open!  This is a great time to secure your child's spot for 2014 Fall and 2015 Spring. In fact, if you don't get this done before June 30, you'll pay more and there will be no guarantee your child will get on a roster.  

This is a new registration timeline than we've ever done before. We want to be able to communicate team assignments to families earlier in the summer and that requires cutting off registration sooner. Help us help you.

Don't delay -- register today!

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.


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.

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 AYSO Region 418 Chicago Lakefront
4507 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 101, Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 929-KICK