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About Our Region

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is a nationwide non-profit organization that develops and delivers quality youth soccer programs in a fun, family environment based on AYSO's Six Philosophies:

  • Open Registration - we do not hold tryouts... anyone who wants to can play!
  • Everyone Plays - we want all players to equally participate in our games
  • Balanced Teams - we believe the best competition occurs between teams that are even in terms of player experience and ability
  • Positive Coaching - coaches are here to teach, develop skills and encourage!
  • Good Sportsmanship - win or lose, playing the game fairly is the most important thing!
  • Player Development - a committment to developing each player's soccer abilities

We are committed to creating a fun, no-pressure atmosphere for teaching kids the great game of soccer. We are located on the Chicago lakefront, in Section 6, Area D, Region 418 of AYSO.

Our region has a membership of approximately 3,000 players ranging in ages from 4 to 19 years of age. We do not have a defined geographical service area; everyone is welcome to participate. However, most of our players and coaches live on Chicago's near and mid north side, and games, practices, and meetings are set up with that in mind. If you live elsewhere you may wish to check our links page to see if another AYSO region is more convenient. For example, the Rogers Park community on the far north side and the Hyde Park/Kenwood community on the south side have their own AYSO regions.

For more details about our main Fall/Spring program, click here. To see an overview of all of our programs, click here.

Office address

AYSO Region 418 Chicago Lakefront
4507 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 101
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 929 - KICK