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Special Needs Soccer (VIP Program)

VIP Special Needs Program

AYSO VIP Program provides a quality soccer experience for children whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams. We recognize that everyone needs to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance. The VIP program offers that acceptance and carries the philosophy of "Everyone Plays®" to new heights - giving everyone a chance to play. The VIP program offers children ages 4-18 with special needs the chance to: Play Soccer - Meet Friends - Have Fun

Spring 2016 Season

Saturdays, 3:45 PM to 5:15PM

Between Foster and Lawrence, east of Lake Shore Drive... Field #4 (near the AYSO Tent)

Please call or e-mail Jonathan Weatherly, AYSO VIP Coordinator, for more information. (847) 989-1817 or

Want to play?

Registration will open soon for our next season which will run from Fall 2016 through Spring 2017. The signup process is not the same as in years past and will not be done through eAYSO. Instead, you will click "Sign Me Up!! in the top right corner of this page to set up an account within our new registration portal. Among the many enhancements this system will provide to our region is the ability for our VIP players to pay online. You will no longer need to send a physical check to the office. Financial aid may be available. Please see our VIP Player Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

Youth Volunteers wanted now for VIP soccer!

Youth volunteers, a.k.a. "Buddies", are needed now to assist on Saturday afternoons 2:45pm to 4:15pm. Please see our VIP Volunteers Frequently Asked Questions section for more information. Contact Hedy Keiderling, VIP Youth Volunteer Coordinator, at if you are interested in getting involved. This is a fun way to complete your school's service hour requirement!

* See our VIP Youth Volunteers of the Year.

Still have questions? Contact Jonathan Weatherly, VIP Division Administrator at