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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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Saturday, 5/30 games are on.

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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.

Kids Zone

AYSO 418 News

Northwind/EXTRA tryouts: Tuesday Tryouts POSTPONED

05/21/2015, 6:45pm CDT
By Northwind Communications

AYSO Northwind and AYSO Extra will be holding open tryouts this week. See the Northwind and EXTRA pages for more information and to sign up. 

IMPORTANT WEATHER UPDATE: To those scheduled to tryout or volunteer for Northwind/EXTRA on Tuesday, May 26: Unfortunately field conditions (standing water) mandate that we postpone Tuesday's tryouts and reschedule them for Friday, May 29. Visit each program’s Tryout page for details. 

Registration starts May 3!

04/27/2015, 7:15pm CDT
By Registrar

Registration for Membership Year 2015 starts on Sunday, May 3.  Click here and act now to secure your child's spot for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016! 

Special Chicago Fire Opportunity

04/26/2015, 10:45pm CDT
By Marketing Director

Come celebrate a night of Chicago soccer with your fellow AYSO 418 families!  The Chicago Fire takes on Real Salt Lake on Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.  Selected families from AYSO 418 will have an opportunity to participate in on-field experiences before, during, and after the Fire game.  Click here for tickets and to learn more.
 
Note: If your child is interested being on the field for the Tunnel of Fire, please contact Ed Kaczynski at 708-496-6784 or ekaczynski@chicago-fire.com.

U10 REFEREES NEEDED!

04/13/2015, 10:45am CDT
By Referee Admin

As we kick in with the spring soccer season, this is the perfect time to take that referee course you were thinking about taking!

Dear U10 families
Follow this link to see when we are offering our spring U8 and U10 ref classes. The U10 ref classes are half on-line and half in classroom to help work with your busy schedules. http://www.ayso418.org/page/show/527206-referee-training
 
We ask that every U10 ref, new and old, commit to helping work at least one morning or afternoon session of the season ending SoccerFest tournament. Because of a current shortage of U10 referees, teams that provide a certified referee will be scheduled in the refereed tournament flights; teams not providing a certified referee will be scheduled in the non-refereed (self-refer) flights. Please make sure your team gets in the former!
 
Please let me know if you would like to sign up for a class. I will let you know about the easy steps to get registered for the class and about the helpful ways can help you in your first games on the field - it is a great way to participate and enrich your kids soccer experiences!

Referee training classes added for Spring

03/21/2015, 9:15pm CDT
By Regional Referee Administrator

In preparation for spring soccer, there are a number of referee classroom training classes being offered in March, April, and May.  See the Referee page for more information.

Make AYSO Soccer Camps part of your summer plans

03/13/2015, 11:00pm CDT
By Coach Administrator

It's not too early to start thinking about summer soccer!  AYSO Soccer Camps are conducted by the best nationally and internationally qualified coaches.  

The 2015 camps run June 22-26 and August 10-14 and there are several options for all ages. See the AYSO Soccer Camps Summer Camps page for more information.   

Fall safety awareness

10/08/2014, 10:15pm CDT
By Safety Director

Safety comes first!  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.

 

Volunteer of the Year: Nick Hardgrove

09/17/2014, 11:00pm CDT
By Coach Administrator

AYSO 418 celebrated our volunteer of the year, Nick Hardgrove, on September 13, 2014.  
 
Nick has been a tireless multi-team coach for the 418 and Northwind - as shown in the attached photo.  He has put a face and a name to AYSO's Positive Coaching.  His connection and his ability to motivate his players are unrivaled.  He is a true champion for our kids of the 418!  Visit our Photo Gallery to see more pictures.
 
Thanks, Nick!

Referee volunteers - we need you!

09/11/2014, 11:30pm CDT
By Referee Administrator

Don’t think you have what it takes to be a ref?  Well, AYSO has made it easy for you by already thinking through all the excuses for you!  See more here.

The kids sorely need you, especially at the U8 and U10 levels. All involved agree (and especially coaches) that kids’ soccer experiences are greatly enhanced when a trained referee is officiating their game. 

AYSO 418 is still holding ref training sessions for interested volunteers.  Click here to see upcoming sessions or e-mail Dave Schlensker, AYSO Region 418 Referee Administrator.

Game day reminders

09/03/2014, 11:00am CDT
By Commissioner

Heading into the first game, 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.

Sponsors

AYSO 2015 Camp Flyer

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