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2015/2016 Travel Soccer Tryouts

AYSO’s Extra Travel Soccer program will be holding open tryouts for U9/10 and U11/12 girls and boys travel soccer teams for next season. Tryouts will be combined with the AYSO Northwind Soccer Club and players will have the opportunity to be considered for either program. All tryouts will be conducted by professional trainers on the turf and grass fields near Foster Avenue and Lake Shore Drive on the following dates:
Tuesday, May 26, U9 (4:00-5:30)
Tuesday, May 26, U10 (5:30-7:00)
Wednesday May 27, U11(4:00-5:30)
Wednesday May 27, U12(5:30-7:00)
Friday May 29 ,Make Up tryouts (4:00 to 5:30)
Please review descriptions for Extra and Northwind Soccer Club on the AYSO 418 web site and consider which program is right for you. All players will be considered for either program unless expressed otherwise.


AYSO Extra Travel Soccer

  • 1x Training Sessions Per Week (Fall & Spring) 
  • 1x Goalkeeper/Footskills Clinic during the Spring & Fall Seasons (Optional)
  • 15 travel soccer matches (fall/spring)
  • 1x IYSA soccer tournament 
  • 1x Playoff Tournament
  • Game Day Uniform (1x Jersey, 1x Shorts, 1x Socks)

Cost: $425-

EXTRA follows the AYSO Primary program, in which the divisions span 2 years, and will be holding tryouts for U10 and U12 teams.  However, to manage numbers, please show up to tryout with your specific single-year age group, as specified below.

Northwind or EXTRA?

The AYSO primary program hosts more than 3,100 players every Saturday, but many of those players would like more team experience in a more competitive setting.  Our travel club teams, Northwind and EXTRA, offer great options.  A player must participate in Region 418's primary program to be eligible to play on either EXTRA or Northwind.

EXTRA is an AYSO program that our region joined.  EXTRA teams offer a travel soccer experience, but strictly within the AYSO family of teams.  We offer one team each for U10 girls, U10 boys, U12 girls, and U12 boys.  Players are coached by a volunteer coach supported by a professional trainer.  Practices are once a week with one game typically on Sunday afternoon.  Our competitors are EXTRA teams from other AYSO regions, mostly teams from the North Shore.  The season includes both fall and spring.  Teams are coached and managed in adherence to the AYSO philosophies based on positive coaching, player development, everyone plays, and good sportsmanship.

Northwind is our signature travel club program for those players who want even more soccer in a very competitive environment.  These teams, U9 - U18 boys and girls, play against teams in IWSL (Illinois Women's Soccer League) for girls and for boys.  These are among the more competitive leagues in Illinois.  Practices are twice a week with one game on the weekends, typically on Sunday but sometimes on Saturday.  As with all AYSO teams, these teams adhere to the AYSO philosophies.  We have found we can be very successful in these leagues without sacrificing our values.

Tryouts are conducted jointly.  Players can choose to try out for both clubs or just one of them.  In either case, they can only make the roster for one team.  If you are interested, we would encourage you to participate in tryouts.  Roster sizes and number of teams are limited, so not all players trying out will be offered a position.  These teams include the best players from our AYSO families.