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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

September 20 games are on.  

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

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!

AYSO at 9/5 Chicago Fire Fan Appreciation Night

09/14/2014, 9:15pm CDT
By Marketing Director

All soccer players, families, and friends have the opportunity to purchase tickets at a discounted price to the October 5 Chicago Fire game.

Premier tickets (regularly $40) are available for only $25.  Also, the first 200 people attending from AYSO 418 will be eligible for a post game autograph session with a Chicago Fire player!

Email ekaczynski@chicago-fire.com to request a spot - see more information is on the program flyer.

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!

Team creation and game scheduling is complete!

09/01/2014, 12:45pm CDT
By Commissioner

Any new registrations will go on a wait list at this point.

Coaches have been sending information to teams in preparation for the first game day on September 6. We look forward to seeing you all on the pitch.

Meanwhile, enjoy what remains of summer!

Say cheese! Picture day is September 27!

08/31/2014, 11:00pm CDT

Pictures are scheduled for Saturday, September 27.  Click here to learn more.

AYSO Region 418 Safety Director Fall Safety Awareness

08/28/2014, 9:45pm CDT
By Safety Director

To all Coaches and Referees;

AYSO’s goal is for every girl and boy stepping onto a soccer field to learn soccer and have a safe, fair and fun experience.

We rely on you to ensure that safety comes first. Please consider it your role that incident reports are completed whenever there is a personal injury, damaged property or threats of or actual physical violence surrounding an AYSO game, practice, event or property.

The Incident Report Form should be completed by the Coach, AYSO official or AYSO volunteer which may be a member of the Regional Staff such as the Regional Safety Director, or Tournament Official. The report is NOT to be completed by a parent unless the parent is the Coach.

Please be sure to print and keep a copy of a blank Incident Report Form in your coach/field bag along with a pen. It is imperative that reports are completed for ALL safety incidents that occur this season AND that these reports are emailed within 48 hours to Region 418 Safety Director, Brendan Deely - safety@ayso418.org.

All AYSO registered participants are eligible to be covered by the AYSO insurance policy provided they meet the necessary requirements, which starts with the timely submission of a completed Incident Report Form.

See the useful links below:

A Few Coach Reminders

  1. First Aid Kits should be present at all practices and games. If you need an additional kit, please contact Safety Director.
  2. Water breaks, at the discretion of the Referees and Coaches
  3. Sunscreen
  4. No participation while wearing a cast or splint. No exceptions.
  5. Field Safety Walks, Saturday, September 6-Once again, we will ask the players, parents, coaches & referees of the first game on each field, September 6, to line up and walk the fields to clear all debris ensuring a safe playing field for all. Look for a reminder closer to September 6.

Let’s have another SAFE, FAIR AND FUN season for all the kids. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your comments or concerns.


312-953-1624 cell


Brendan Deely

Safety Director

AYSO 418 Chicago Lakefront

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.


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