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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.

Game Status

Fall games have ended - see you on April 11 for spring soccer! 

Upcoming Events

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

Winter indoor soccer - don't miss your chance

11/04/2014, 8:45pm CST
By Winter Indoor Program Coordinator

Indoor soccer starts January 10, and the slots are filling up.  If your son or daughter wants to play, you should register now, before all of the spots are gone.
 
This is a co-ed league and we want to encourage more of our female players to come out this winter and play indoor.  It is a lot of fun! 
 
To help get the message out,  we are inviting our U12 and U14 girls to recruit a friend to the world of soccer.  Invite a friend to join AYSO and play in the Spring and we will allow them to enroll in indoor, too.  This is a special opportunity we are only making available to the girls at U12 and U14. More friends = more fun so recruit your friends and let's play soccer!
 
Do not wait if you want to be able to participate in this popular program.  
 
We are still looking for a few more indoor coaches as well.  Please email indoor@ayso418.org if you are interested in coaching a team.

Picture pickup on November 23

10/29/2014, 11:45am CDT
By CVPA

If your team missed the picture pickup on November 1, you can still get them  from the AYSO 418 office on November 23 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

All pictures - both those taken during retake day and the original picture day - are ready.  All of the players' photos are packaged together for ease of distribution.  

Please designate a team volunteer to pick up the photo packets at the AYSO 418 office: 4507 North Ravenswood, Suite 101.

UK International winter soccer training

10/15/2014, 10:15pm CDT
By Coach Administrator

UK International Soccer is hosting winter indoor soccer training at Chicago Futsal Academy from November 3 to December 15.  UK International Soccer is the same group that runs the AYSO Soccer Camps for our region.  All slots are co-ed and held on Monday nights:  

U5 and U6 | 4:30PM - 5:30PM 
U8 and U10 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
​U12 and U14 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Click here for more information and to register.  Space is limited.

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!

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 two Loyola soccer games and a 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!

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.

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.

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