Youth Soccer Leagues

5 Benefits of Youth Soccer

Soccer is great exercise. If there’s one sport that will exercise basically every part of your child’s body, it’s soccer. So, if you want something that will build their endurance, strengthen their muscles and increase their flexibility all at the same time, soccer is one kind of sport that will guarantee to do all of those things and more.

Soccer is a team sport. When a child is developing, something that’s essential for them to learn is the importance of sharing with others. Being that soccer is the kind of sport designed in such a way that everyone on the team has to participate in order to score a goal, your child learns ways to share with others in order to win the game.

Soccer is a social activity. If your child is shy and you’re looking for a way to break them out of their shell, soccer can be quite effective. That’s because it’s almost close to impossible for them to be able to play the sport without interacting with others. Therefore, it’s a fun and encouraging way for them to become more social.

Soccer is a way to improve concentration.  The entire time that your child is playing, they have to keep their eye focused on the ball, no matter what is happening on the field. That definitely helps them to learn how to concentrate, even with a lot of other children around and in spite of noise.

Soccer is a fun way to learn about following instructions. As children and as adults, something that everyone has to learn about is how important it is to follow instructions. As your child’s coach and team leader is telling them what needs to be done in order to win the game, they are learning to pay attention to what can help them excel.

 

Instructional League - Spring

  • Season starts mid April, ends mid to late June depending on rainouts.
  • Eight game season.
  • Teams play once per week on Saturday.
  • Tee shirt and participation trophy included with registration fee.

Important Dates

Event Age Date Location
Early Bird Deadline U6  2/18
Regular Registration Deadline U6  3/4
Coach/Team Formation Meeting U6  3/14 Fountain View
Meet and Greet U6  3/19 Simkus
Coach Clinic U6 4/6 1-3pm Hampe Park
Opening Weekend U6  4/13
Picture Day U6  4/28  Glenbard North

Schedule

U6(Instructional) Game/Practice

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Youth - Spring

U8 is a house league. All games played in Carol Stream.

  • Team tee shirt included with registration fee.

U10 and above play in an intervillage league. Local travel required. Home games in Carol Stream.

  • Uniform required, not included in registration fee; available for purchase at the Simkus Recreation Center and Fountain View Recreation Center.

Season starts beginning of April, ends mid to late June depending on weather.

  • 8 game season.
  • No post season.
  • First two weeks are two practices per week; one weekday, one weekend.
  • When games start, one practice and one game per week.
  • Games are primarily on Saturdays with a possible week night game.

Participation trophy for all registered players.
Optional Memorial Weekend tournament for U8 and above. Additional fee required.

 

Important Dates

Event Age Date Location
Early Bird Deadline U8-U14  2/18
Regular Registration Deadline U8-U14 3/4
Coach Meeting (Coaches only) U8-U14  3/5  Fountain View
Player Evaluation (Mandatory) U10-U14 3/9 GBN Turf
Team Formation/Draft (Coaches Only) U8-U14 3/14 Fountain View
Meet and Greet U8-U10 3/19 Simkus
Coach Clinic U8-U14 4/6 1-3pm Hampe Park
Practices Begin U8-U14  3/25
Opening Weekend U8-U14  4/13
Picture Day U8-U14  4/28 TBD

Rules and Schedule

1s/2nd Grade Coed Rules Practice Game
3rd/4th Grade Coed Rules Practice Blue

Red

5th/6th Grade Coed Rules Practice Game
7th/8th Grade Coed Rules Practice Game

Intervillage Field Finder

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Instructional League - Fall

  • 5Season starts late August, ends mid to late October depending on rainouts.
  • Eight game season.
  • Teams play once per week on Saturday.
  • Team tee shirt and participation trophy included with registration fee.

Important Dates

Event Age Date Time Location
Early Bird Deadline  Pre-K (U6)  7/29
Regular Registration Deadline Pre-K (U6)  8/12
Coach Meeting (Coaches only) Pre-K (U6)  7/30  6pm Simkus
Meet and Greet Pre-K (U6)  8/22 6pm Simkus
Opening Weekend Pre-K (U6)  9/7 Walter Park
Picture Day  Pre-K 8/25 GBN


Schedule

U6(Instructional) Practice Game

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Youth - Fall

Grade 1-2 is a house league. All games played in Carol Stream.

  • Team tee shirt included with registration fee.

Grade 3 and above play in an intervillage league. Local travel required. Home games in Carol Stream.

  • Uniform required, not included in registration fee; available for purchase at the Simkus Recreation Center and during the Meet & Greet.

Season starts mid August, ends late October to early November depending on weather.

  • 8 game season.
  • No post season.
  • First two weeks are two practices per week; one weekday, one weekend.
  • When games start, one practice and one game per week.
  • Games are primarily on Saturdays with a possible week night game.

Participation trophy for all registered players.
Optional mid-season tournament for Grade 3 and above. Additional fee required.

Important Dates

Event Age Date Time Location
Early Bird Deadline  U8-U14  7/8
Regular Registration Deadline  U8-U14  7/22
Player Evaluations U10-U14  8/3 12-1pm 3rd/4th

1:15-2:15pm 5th/6th

Hampe Park
Coaches Meeting U8-U14  7/30 6pm Simkus
Team Formation U8-U14 8/8 Simkus
Meet and Greet U8-U10  8/13 6-7pm 1st/2nd

7-8pm 3rd/4th

Simkus
Practices Begin U8-U14  8/19
Opening Weekend U8-U14  9/7
Picture Day U6-U14  8/25 GBN


Rules and Schedule

U8 (coed) Practice Game
U10 (coed) Practice Game
U12 (coed) Practice Game
U14 (coed) Practice Game

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