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Northwind SC & AYSO EXTRA Tryouts




Northwind SC & AYSO EXTRA
2021-2022 Season Tryouts


Registration is required. Tryout schedules will be posted on this page and emailed to registered players. 

Northwind SC will field boys and girls teams in the 7U to 19U age divisions.

AYSO EXTRA will field boys and girls teams in the 9U/10U and 11U/12U combined age divisions. Players born in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 will be evaluated for both the Northwind program and the AYSO EXTRA program.


Tryout Registration

2021-2022 Northwind SC / AYSO EXTRA

Northwind SC is the travel club soccer program offered by AYSO Region 418. Northwind teams compete in the Illinois Youth Soccer Association member leagues and tournaments. 

AYSO EXTRA is an interregional AYSO travel soccer program. The EXTRA program enhances AYSO’s primary Core soccer program by providing more competitive play, within an AYSO travel league.

Tryouts for Northwind and AYSO EXTRA teams will be held in May 2021 for the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 season. Registration for tryouts is required.

AYSO's Travel Soccer Programs

AYSO Region 418 offers two travel soccer programs for players who are looking for a more competitive soccer experience: Chicago Northwind SC and AYSO EXTRA.

Chicago Northwind SC fields boys and girls teams ages 7U to 19U, providing an opportunity for participants to play travel soccer at the highest level commensurate with their individual ability, potential, and interest. Northwind teams play in competitive Illinois Youth Soccer Association member leagues and tournaments during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Additional summer training is available. 

AYSO EXTRA is an interregional AYSO soccer program that allows players to represent AYSO Region 418 in competitions with teams from other AYSO regions in the Chicago area during the fall and spring seasons. EXTRA offers progressive player development, designed for players who have the interest, skills and abilities, and who want to enhance their soccer experience within a national AYSO program. EXTRA fields boys' and girls' teams in the 10U and 12U two-year age divisions. Teams are coached by certified volunteer coaches. EXTRA players are required to be concurrently enrolled in the Core Program and are therefore members of two soccer teams.

The Northwind SC and AYSO EXTRA programs follow AYSO's Six Philosophies: Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development. 

Selection Process


The tryout committee recognizes that tryouts are extremely important to players and families. We have tried to make the tryout process a fair, fun, and pressure-free environment for the players. 

The decision to place a player on a team is never made unilaterally, but through group deliberation and consensus. This ensures a fair and objective tryout selection process.

By using an evaluation system that utilizes multiple criteria, the tryout committee’s goal is to ensure that its final decision on team placement is objective and holistic. Decisions are made after a thorough and careful review by the tryout committee. 

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Chicago, Illinois 60640

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