Am I too late to register?
Guaranteed registration has ended. Applications received now through the end of the summer will be placed on the waiting list.
If I'm put on the waiting list, do I still have to pay?
YES. If you do not submit payment, we will not process your application and your child will not be placed on a team. Only paid applicants will be offered spots as they become available.
Will I get a refund if my child is not offered a spot on a team?
YES. We will process refunds in September for all players who we were not able to accommodate.
Why do I have to pay if you don't know if you'll have space for my child?
We are an all-volunteer organization. We simply do not have the man-power to contact unpaid applicants to offer spots as they become available to see if they are interested enough to go back on line and pay before offering the spot to someone else. PAID applicants can be added to teams immediately, and that is the most efficient way for us to operate.
How likely is it that my child will get placed on a team?
Last year, we were able to place 1500 players who were wait-listed over the summer. There were only 20-30 players that we had to turn away. Those who were turned away either never submitted payment, or waited until the very end of the summer to apply. Spots are given in order based on the date we received your payment.
When will I find out if my child has been placed on a team?
All players are contacted in mid-late August by their coach, once the teams have been finalized. Most of our wait-listed players are notified at the same time as all of our other players.
Is there anything I can do to guarantee my child gets on a team?
YES. Our ability to take more players has everything to do with our ability to recruit enough coaches. If you are willing to volunteer to coach and complete the necessary training to be certified, your child will go to the TOP of the waiting list. We do this because you volunteering not only allows your child but ten others to be placed on a team. Please consider helping us out.
How/When can I find out when my child's games and practices are?
The schedule is not created until our final number of teams has been determined. So, your coach will communicate that information to you. The games are always on Saturdays. You practice day/time/location (if applicable) is determined by each individual coach, so they will communicate that information as well.
How much does it cost?
Fees will remain $195 for the 2015 membership year, which includes both the fall 2015 and spring 2016 seasons, as long as you get your application and payment in before June 30, 2015. Fees will increase to $235 after June 30.
All applications received by June 30, 2015 with accompanying payment will be processed and guaranteed placement on a team.
Applications will continue to be accepted through July 31, 2015, however the fee will increase to $235 and registration is not guaranteed.
Any player we are unable to roster on a team will receive a full refund.
General Application Instructions
Additional Requirements For New Players
With a completed application and submission of the application fee, proof of age must also be submitted for players who are *new* to Region 418. A copy of a birth certificate, passport, state ID or other document showing the new player's name and birth date should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
eAYSO will automatically calculate your child’s appropriate age division. We do not take into account how skilled or experienced your child may be. “Everyone Plays” and we strive to have “Balanced Teams” so that ALL teams have the opportunity to compete and have fun. There are no exceptions.
Keep in mind that for our purposes we only consider what age your child was on August 1, 2015. If they will have a birthday between now and then, the eAYSO system will state that they are one year younger than they are today. This is correct. Eligibility for our program and division placement is determined by your child's age your child is on August 1st each year.
Do you offer Sibling Discounts?
Region 418 does not provide family or sibling discounts. Instead, we offer financial assistance to families across a broad range of needs.
Region 418 makes a limited number of scholarships available. If you wish to inquire about or be considered for a full or partial scholarship, please contact email@example.com for a confidential discussion. No child will be excluded because their family cannot afford the registration fee, but we will ask that you support the region in some capacity throughout the season. We are entirely volunteer run operation and can always use more help.
Thanks for your interest in volunteering! For a list of the volunteer positions, see the Volunteer page or the Parent Handbook. As we explain on the Volunteer page, all new and returning volunteers must submit volunteer applications.
Volunteer applications are in addition to the volunteering interest information submitted with a player application.
To submit a volunteer application:
REMEMBER, AYSO IS AN ALL-VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION, AND VOLUNTEERS IN ALL CAPACITIES ARE NEEDED TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE CHICAGO CHILDREN THE HIGH QUALITY, POSITIVE SOCCER EXPERIENCE THAT AYSO REGION 418 OFFERS.
Only interest, not experience, is needed. Region 418 will provide the training and mentorship you need to become a coach, referee, or other Region 418 volunteer.
For questions about the volunteer application process, please contact Barbara Passman, Child and Volunteer Advocate (volunteer registrar) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
eAYSO does not send an email confirmation of an application, but parents do receive, via our merchant service company, confirmation that their credit card payment of the player fee was successful. The "Online payments" and "Print player forms" features ONLY become operative in eAYSO when an application has been correctly completed and filed. So, if you can see the option to pay the fee online and/or print a copy of your child's application, you know that you successfully filed the application. Upon receipt of payment, the player is then registered by the region.
Should there be questions concerning the application process, please contact Susan Boush, AYSO Region 418 Registrar, at email@example.com.