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AYSO Region 418 Chicago Lakefront

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2019-2020 Core Program Registration: Wait List is OPEN for Spring 2020

Registration for the 2019-2020 Core Program Fall & Spring seasons was open May 1st through July 7th, with an Early Bird discount offered in May. We are now accepting wait list registrations for all Core Program divisions 06U through High School. Wait listed players will be accepted for Spring starting in March. Accepted players will be notified by email. The registration fee will be loaded onto the parent's My Account page as an open balance when they are moved off the wait list, and must be paid within 7 days to confirm enrollment. 

2019-2020 Playground & Schoolyard Registration: OPEN for Spring 2020

Spring season will start on April 11, 2020.

2019-2020 VIP Program Registration: OPEN for Spring 2020

Spring season will start on April 11, 2020.

2019-2020 Northwind SC & AYSO EXTRA Tryout Registration: CLOSED

Tryouts have concluded for the 2019-2020 Season. Registration for the 2020-2021 Season tryouts will open in April 2020. Tryouts will be held in May 2020. 
Email Northwind Director of Coaching Tom Roe, at [email protected] to schedule an individual tryout. Visit for program details. 

Registration Instructions & Forms

Player registration is online only, through a parent account on this site. Payment must be submitted at the time of registration. Visa/Mastercard accepted. Email [email protected] for instructions to pay by check.

To make the player sign-up process quick and easy, have the following items on hand:

All Players in All Programs:
Proof of Age (New Players Only) - a clear scan or photo of birth certificate or passport
Physician Name & Phone Number
Medical Insurance Provider Info
Emergency Contact Info
Player Uniform Size - Uniform Sizing Guide
Concussion Information Sheet
AYSO Player General Release Form - Submit this form if your child will be walking, biking, or driving themselves from practices or games.

Northwind Players Only:
IYSA Medical Release & Liability Waiver - Northwind Boys & Girls
IWSL Player Registration Form - Northwind Girls
YSSL Player Commitment Form - Northwind Boys

Click here to Register a Player

Whew, I’ve Registered for the Core Program! NOW WHAT HAPPENS?

AYSO is entirely run by parent volunteers. Before players can be assigned to teams, the Region 418 board recruits parent volunteers to be coaches, team parents, and referees. The division administrators then assign players to teams and email the rosters to team members. Recruiting and training enough volunteers to lead all the teams takes time. To help us get teams assigned quickly, please Sign Up to be an AYSO Volunteer when you register your child for one of our soccer programs.  Two coaches are needed for each team, so you can help out the most by signing up to be a coach for your child's team. You do not need to have previous coaching experience, and you do not need to have been an elite soccer player to be a great coach. AYSO has developed special training to help volunteers who may have little or no soccer experience quickly gain the age-appropriate knowledge and skills they need to become outstanding coaches. If you cannot volunteer as a coach, there are a lot of other positions that need to be filled each season, from referees to board members. Don't sit back and wait for someone else to make next season happen, step up and make it happen by signing up as a volunteer!

Due to the size of our region and our commitment to the AYSO Core Philosophy of Balanced Teams, we cannot accommodate friend requests. Coaches can request to co-coach together, and they and their children will be assigned to the same team. Volunteer to co-coach a team with a friend! Every effort will be made to keep players from the same outdoor Fall/Spring team together and assign them to the same Winter Indoor team. This cannot be accommodated in every instance.

07U and older divisions will have one practice per week for Fall and Spring seasons, starting the week before the first game. Each team's coaches set their own practice day, time and location, and will post the practice schedule on the Team Page Calendar or the Dick's Team Manager App. The Saturday game schedule will be posted to the Team Page Calendar by the Region 418 board. 05U and 06U divisions meet at the same time each Saturday for one combined practice/game session and do not have a mid-week practice. There are no practices during the Winter Indoor season in any division, only Saturday games. 

Practices are important for your player and the team’s development. Let the coach know if your child will miss a practice or game. If your child will miss all of the practices, first talk to the coach. Then email the Division Administrator to see if a team switch may be possible.

You will receive an invitation to join the team on the free Dick's Team Manager App for Android or iPhone when the coach imports the team roster to the app before the start of the season. Update your child’s RSVP for practices and games so that the coach knows who will be in attendance. You can also use the Messages tab in your account at or the Email tab in the Team Page to email the coach or team. 

The registration fee includes: complete uniform - jersey, shorts, socks (only team jersey is provided for Winter Indoor); supplemental accident insurance, and team and individual pictures. In addition, you need to obtain shoes, shin guards, a soccer ball for practice, and a water bottle. Players are required to wear shin guards at all practices and games. Soccer cleats are highly recommended for proper footing on grass fields. Cleats are prohibited on the indoor fields, so players participating in the Winter Indoor program are recommended to wear indoor turf shoes or regular athletic sneakers.

From the board, to the coaches and referees, AYSO Chicago Lakefront is run by volunteers! AYSO is a parent-based volunteer organization established to provide a positive experience for our children. Be positive. Learn the rules.Volunteer. Above all, be a good example of tolerance and respect for the players and volunteers.

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AYSO Region 418 - Chicago Lakefront

4507 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 101
Chicago, Illinois 60640

Email Us: [email protected]
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