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Program Overview

Season Schedule

The season consists of two “halves”, Fall and Spring.  The Fall season runs September through the first week of November.  We return to the same teams in April and play through mid-June.

Each outdoor season consists of 8 games, held at Jackson Park (near 63rd St and Lake Shore Drive).  Game times are between 9a and 11a.  Specific team schedules will be posted on the website at the start of the season.

The winter indoor season runs in January and February at the Nichols Park gym.  Registration for the indoor season will be open later in the fall.


Fees

The fee for the outdoor programs is $185 with a discount for siblings at $175.  This cost includes 16 games (fall and spring), weekly training sessions, a uniform, a basic photo package and a trophy at the end of the year.  (Early registration discounts are usually offered in the summer - keep an eye out!) In addition, there is a AYSO registered players are also covered with player insurance. 


Registration Process

All players must pre-register online, through the regional website.  After completing the parent and player questions, you must print and return a copy of the registration form in person.  Parents also need to complete a volunteer application to sign up for the role they selected during the player registration. We will post to the website the dates/times for Form Turn-In events so you can complete the registration.

After the region receives printed and signed forms and payment, we make team assignments and a coach will contact you with details.


Team Formation

After you complete the online registration AND turn-in the signed registration forms, we make team assignments.  Teams are coed and divided by age based on the player’s age as of August 1.  We currently have the following divisions, where “U” stands for Under: U5, U6, U8, U10 and U12/14.

AYSO believes in the benefits of “short-sided” play, where for each age division we intentionally adjust the roster sizes and the number of players on the field to less than the standard 11 v 11, until children reach our oldest age division. This allows players to develop skills progressively.


Training Sessions

Team coaches will lead players in weekly training sessions, in addition to the weekly game. The Under 5 players have a training session on Saturday morning for 30 minutes before the 30-minute match.  U6 and U8 teams train one day a week for 45-60 minutes, while U10 and older teams may practice twice a week. The practice fields (for all but U5) are on the Midway Plaisance (59th St) between Kimbark and Blackstone.  The coach will work with his/her own schedule and then coordinate with families to find practice times that will work best for the squad.


Everyone Volunteers

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) brings families together through soccer in nearly 1,000 local leagues.  At the regional level, the program is all volunteer run.  The important adults in our players’ lives contribute to the program as coaches, referees, field set-up assistants or event coordinators.  You and your child will enjoy the sport together.  The national resources provide the training and structure to make your volunteer efforts successful and enjoyable.  We also require adults to complete a volunteer application.  The national headquarters conducts background checks so that all our children can play in a safe environment.

National Partners

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Contact Us

AYSO Hyde Park/Kenwood Region 751

3120 S Parnell Ave 
Chicago, Illinois 60616

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 773-570-0475
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