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Apply for Spring 2015

Do I need to re-apply for Spring?

If your child played with us in the Fall 2014 season, they will remain on the same team with the same coach for this coming Spring Season.  No additional action or payment is needed from you at this time. Contact your coach for team specific information as the beginning of the season nears.

If your child did not play with us in the Fall 2014 season, follow the instructions below to be placed on the waiting list.

 

Fees

Fees are $125 for the spring season.

 

Timeline

All applications received at this time with accompanying payment will be processed and placed on our Spring waiting list.  All of our teams were formed last summer and if/when we learn of openings on our existing rosters, those spots will be given to wait listed players in the order in which payment was received.

We have no way of knowing when/if/or how many spots will be available, but are optimistic we will be able to accommodate all who apply.  We will continue to fill available spots through the season opener on April 18th.

Any player we are unable to place, will receive a full refund.

 

General Application Instructions

To apply:
  1. Go to www.eAYSO.org.
  2. Create an account, or sign in with your existing account information.
  3. Select Region 418 – Chicago Lakefront.
  4. Make sure that you:
    (1) Complete the application in full,
    (2) Digitally sign the electronic participation waiver,
    (3) AND submit payment.  Applications received without accompanying payment will not be accepted.
  5. Once the player application is complete, please complete a volunteer registration.

 

For New Players Only

In addition to a completed application and submission of the application fee, proof of age must 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 registrar@ayso418.org.

 

What Division?

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, 2014.  If they have had a birthday since then, the eAYSO system will state that they are one year younger than they are today. Eligibility for our program is determined by the age your child is on August 1 each year.

 

Financial Aid

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 commissioner@ayso418.org 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.


Volunteer Applications

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:

  1. Log into eAYSO.org.
  2. Click on the "Apply as a new adult volunteer" or "Apply as a continuing adult volunteer" link as applicable.

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 cvpa@ayso418.org.


Confirmation of Application

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.


Questions about Registration?

Should there be questions concerning the application process, please contact Susan Boush, AYSO Region 418 Registrar, at registrar@ayso418.org.