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2002 - 1999 teams start their quest towards a 2017 National Title
For games scheduled in Rockford, teams can mutually agree to play at another location but game MUST be playd no later than the date and time listed. All Open Cup game change request must be received by email@example.com no later than August 8. All Group Play game change requests must be received no later than September 8.
The Illinois State Cup is the most prestigious tournament in Illinois and the official state championship tournament of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. Don’t be confused by similarly named league tournaments claiming to be a "state cup" championship.
Since 1966, even before its incorporation, Illinois Youth Soccer has been conducting this official annual state competition that is part of the national US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. The
Illinois State Cup provides an opportunity for approximately 350 teams in the under 12 to 19 age groups to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition. Winners of the Illinois State Cup advance to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Tournament and have the opportunity to qualify for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Finals. The national finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels providing approximately 185,000 players on 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer’s 55 State Associations to compete against the best teams in the nation. The Illinois State Cup is one of the largest State Cup competitions in the United States.
Fall Illinois State Cup winners advance on to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships, June 23-28 in Sioux Falls, ND.
The Illinois Presidents Cup provides Illinois Youth Soccer teams in the under 13 – 18 age groups an alternative to the Illinois State Cup and an opportunity to advance and compete against teams from across the country in regional and national competitions. Region II has expanded to include U18 for the 2017 Midwest Presidents Cup.
The US Youth Soccer President’s Cup offers an alternative opportunity for teams to compete in a state, regional and national competition. The President’s Cup is a progressive, competitive experience (just like the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series) for teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a Regional or National tournament and have the unique experiences from the competition and camaraderie that a state to regional to national US Youth Soccer tournament offers.
U13-18 Presidents Cup state champions advance on to the US Youth Soccer Region II Presidents Cup June 15-19 in Overland Park, KS.
6 Teams Compete For National Championships
Raiders FC, Campton, Team Chicago, Chicago Cetic and Chicago Red Stars At US Youth Soccer National Championships
6 teams will represent Illinois and Region II at the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championship kicking off July 26 in Frisco, TX
You can follow results and standings from the US Youth Soccer Nationals here.
Some game will be broadcast live. See the broadcast schedule here
MRL SPRING 2017 APPLICATION PROCESS OPEN!
Submission Deadline AUGUST 3RD @ 5PM!
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR Spring 2017 MRL SEASON OPEN(U15-U19 TEAMS):
STEP 1: CLICK HERE TO APPLY into the IYSA GotSoccer system and pay $650 MRL Spring fee. Fee will be refunded to teams who are not accepted into MRL. Within 48 hours of completing this first application the team contact will be sent an email with a link to complete a second application.
STEP 2: Use the link sent by email to the team contact to apply into the MRL registration system.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR Spring 2017 IS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3RD @ 5PM!
More MRL information, rules, and history can be found at www.midwestregionalleague.com
Any questions regarding MRL can be directed to Jonathan Orlicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-290-1577 ext. 109
Updated June 9, 2016
The Illinois Women’s Soccer League is the premier amateur women’s soccer league in the state. The IWSL is a member of Illinois Youth Soccer and currently supports over 1200 teams for youth and adults.
Fall 2016 U15 Groups
Team App Becomes Illinois Youth Soccer Sponsor
Partnership Includes Launch Of Mobil Apps For Organization & Events
Illinois Youth Soccer is excited to announce our newest sponsor, Team App, the worldwide leader in effective digital team communication. This partnership will provide a communication platform that not only will be FREE (forever) for Illinois Youth Soccer members but also offers new sources of revenue for
“We discovered Team App at the NSCAA conference in Baltimore,” Chris Jamrozy, Illinois Youth Soccer Marketing Director said. “After talking to some of the US Youth Soccer state associations that use the Team App platform, we decided to give it a test run at ODP Nationals and for the ODP teams participating
Dan Dougherty, GM for Team App USA adds: "The Team App platform sells itself. A strong group of executive leaders across youth soccer have found and learned that Team App offers the best next generation communication platform and they are referring it to their peers" We are glad to add Chris and Illinois Youth Soccer to our growing list of promoters we call "Team App Medalists".
To create your own app for your league, club or team go to https://www.teamapp.com/clubs/new You can also search “Illinois Youth
If you need help on setting up your mobile app for your club, team or league contact Dan at email@example.com
SLYSA Joins Illinois Youth Soccer
The St Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA) has joined Illinois Youth Soccer as its newest member competitive league. As a member of Illinois Youth Soccer, Illinois teams can now compete in SLYSA while keeping their eligibility for Illinois Youth Soccer member events such as Illinois State Cup, Sports Authority Presidents Cup, Wintrust Illinois Cup and more.
“We are very excited to add SLYSA as a member competitive league,” Mary Jane Bender, Executive Director of Illinois Youth Soccer said. “SLYSA’s dedication to creating a safe, competitive and fun atmosphere on the Illinois/Missouri border will offer teams in the southern part of the state tremendous opportunity to grow the game.”
The St. Louis Youth Soccer Association was founded in 1975 and incorporated as a non profit organization in 1976. SLYSA operates competitive soccer leagues for boys and girls, ages 8 to 18, regardless of race, color, or creed. The major objective of the organization is to develop, promote, and provide top level competition for YOUTH Soccer in the greater St. Louis area.
The league has grown from 500 youth players, U8 through U19 to over 12000 boys and girls representing close to 800 teams.
“We are always looking to service our teams better. Joining the Illinois Youth Soccer simplifies the registration process for Illinois-based teams and allows them to continue to play in Illinois Youth Soccer events such as State Cup,” explains Johann Arnason, Executive Director of SLYSA. “We will offer teams based in Southern Illinois the option to play in one of the largest and most competitive select soccer leagues in the United States. We are excited about the partnership with Illinois Youth Soccer and have no doubt that it will help the league continue to grow."
Illinois Youth Soccer Joins US Futsal
State Association Now Becomes Governing Body For Futsal In Illinois
The Illinois Youth Soccer Association has entered into a multi-year partnership with U.S. Futsal, the only governing body for Futsal affiliated directly with U.S. Soccer and U.S. Youth Soccer. Futsal (five-a-side soccer) is played in all continents of the world by over 100 countries with 12 million players. Beach Soccer is a subsidiary of U.S. Futsal.
“Since Futsal is the governing body for Futsal in the United States, we are looking forward to working with U.S. Futsal to increase awareness of the small-sided game,” said Gus Bender, President of Illinois Youth Soccer. “Futsal helps the technical part of the game and the academies require it.”
“This new affiliation will greatly help increase the awareness and development of the sport of Futsal at the player, coaching and refereeing level in Illinois. We are excited to partner with such a highly respected organization with such a rich history in promoting and developing soccer” said Alex Para, President and CEO of U.S. Futsal.
Illinois Youth Soccer is the exclusive representative and official State Association for U.S. Futsal in Illinois. Illinois Youth Soccer is responsible for approving Futsal leagues, tournaments, registering players and coaches with U.S. Futsal, and hosting a U.S. Futsal State Cup in Illinois. The Futsal State Cup champions advance to US Futsal Regional and National Championships. The Illinois Youth Soccer Coaching Education Department will offer Futsal coaching clinics to help educate member coaches on technical and tactical aspects of Futsal. Illinois Youth Soccer will offer Futsal referee courses in conjunction with the Illinois State Referee Committee.
U.S. Futsal has been governing the sport of Futsal in the United States since 1981. Futsal is the international form of indoor soccer approved by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
If you are interested in starting a Futsal or Beach Soccer league, please contact Illinois Youth Soccer Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective Immediate For All Illinois Youth Soccer Activities
In accord with the recommendations in US Soccer’s Player Safety Campaign, Illinois Youth Soccer has banned heading for players aged 10 and younger for all Illinois Youth Soccer activities including but not limited to Illinois Youth Soccer Member League play, practices and tournaments. Following is US Soccer’s Player Safety Campaign and modified rule.
As part of U.S. Soccer's Player Safety Campaign, U.S. Soccer unveiled the U.S. Soccer Concussion Initiative that provides guidelines that were implemented in January of 2016.
The information contained in the initiative is intended to give U.S. Soccer Organization Members, as well as players, parents, team/club staff and coaches and referees, guidance and direction when dealing with head injuries and potential head injuries during soccer participation.
Included in the U.S. Soccer Concussion Initiative are specific changes to rules on substitutions and heading for certain age groups. Those changes included:
In addition to the safety initiatives, the following modified rule was published by US Soccer on February 12, 2016:
For more information, please refer to US Soccer’s frequently asked questions, which should help clarify questions regarding the new initiatives.
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