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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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Thanks for a great season.  Don't forget to register by June 30th and we'll see you in the fall!

 

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

Urgent - Time's almost up to register by June 30!

06/24/2015, 7:15pm CDT
By Registrar

Registration is open for Membership Year 2015.  Click here and act now to secure your child's spot for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016! 

Player applications and payment must be received by June 30th to guarantee your child's placement in our program next year. 

Players whose applications and payment are received after June 30th will be waitlisted.  Wait listed players will be offered spots on teams only after we know that we have enough volunteer coaches to support them.  Fees will also increase after June 30th to $235.
 

Player and Parent Registration Event on June 20

06/02/2015, 6:45pm CDT
By Commissioner

We are hosting a registration event on Saturday, June 20 from 11:30 am- 2pm at Clarendon Park Community Center
 
This event provides all the information you need to complete player applications and assure your child a team in the fall.

AYSO EXTRA travel program

06/01/2015, 8:15pm CDT
By Regional Extra Program Coordinator

Thank you to all that tried out for the AYSO 418 Extra Travel program.  Results are posted on the Tryouts page.

SoccerFest schedule

05/28/2015, 9:15pm CDT
By Referee Administrator

We are pleased to present the SoccerFest tournament schedule for 2015.  Click here to learn more about your U10-U14 team's schedule for these two fun-filled days of soccer on June 13-14.  See you there!

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.   

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!

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!

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