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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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Thanks for a great season - see you this fall!  Don't forget to register by June 30.

Upcoming Events

Quick Contacts

Click the title below to e-mail AYSO 418 District 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.

Kids Zone

AYSO 418 News

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!

Volunteer with us

06/19/2014, 10:15pm CDT
By CVPA

School is out and the kids have played their last AYSO soccer game for the season.  Now is a great time to complete your volunteer application for Membership Year 2015.  We need volunteers to do what we do for more than 3,000 kids.  There are many ways to help.  Visit the Volunteer page to find a position and submit your application.

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.

Sponsors

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 webmaster@ayso418.org

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