Youth Soccer

Grades K-8
Fall Soccer Leagues

Fall Soccer Begins: Saturday, September 10
The last games are scheduled for October 22nd, with October 29th as the rain date.


Click here for a map of the Fall 2016 Soccer Field layout at Community Playfield. 


Teams formed in the Fall 2016 season stay together for the Spring 2017 season. Additional registrations will be accepted if space is available. Boys and girls play in separate leagues which are divided into grade levels depending on the number of registered players. Grades K-2 players are divided into teams based on the school they attend. Players in Grades 3-8 are assigned to mixed school teams. The Park District can no longer accept friend requests or any other kind of personal request for preferred team placements with a particular coach. For more information contact: Sara Hilby at 847-256-9689.


Fall 2016 Soccer Coaches' Organization Meetings
at the Community Recreation Center

Dates & Times:
Kindergarten-Grade 1
: Saturday, August 27, at 10  a.m.
Grades 2: Saturday, August 27, at 1 p.m. Grade 3: Wednesday, August 24, at 7 p.m. Grades 4-8: Thursday, August 25, at 7 p.m.

Coaches will receive team rosters, game schedules and team uniforms at the meetings. Practice Sign-up: For the Community Playfield will take place immediately following the coaches meeting.

Click here to download the Volunteer Coach Soccer Manual.


Concussion Awareness

All coaches are required to take an online concussion course prior to their first practice. Get prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes at http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/youth.html

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course for coaches, featuring interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.

Click here to download a copy of the Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Park District Soccer Leagues

Boys and girls play in separate leagues which are divided into grade levels depending on the number of registered players. Grades K-2 players are divided into teams based on the school they attend. Grades 3-8 players will be assigned to mixed school teams. A waitlist will be created after the final registration deadline. Please note that the Park District cannot guarantee team placement after the deadline.

Uniforms & Equipment: Team uniforms consisting of jersey, shorts and socks are provided by the Park District and should be worn to all games. These uniforms are for both the Fall and Spring seasons. Participants need to provide their own rubber cleats and shin guards.

Coaches: We rely on parents and friends to handle coaching duties. Anyone interested in volunteering may call the soccer coordinator at 847-256-7133.  There will be a maximum of two coaches for Grades K-2 and a maximum of four coaches for Grades 3-8.

Games: All games are played on Saturdays at the Community Playfield located between Highcrest Middle School and Wilmette Junior High School. The games take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Refunds: A 10 % service charge will be added to all refund requests before the coaches’ meetings. After the coaches’ meeting a 50% service charge will be added to all refund requests.  NO refunds will be given after the season begins.

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