Join us for our most popular youth sports league of the year! Our Youth Soccer League will introduce and develop age appropriate skills and game-play strategies that lead to a lifelong enjoyment of “The Beautiful Game”, while creating a foundation of physical abilities that translate to a variety of other sports and activities! Our program features a progression based curriculum that provides a stepping stone approach to soccer skill development, and provides a well-rounded understanding of the game rules and strategies. Like all of our youth sports leagues, our soccer league is committed to our program’s Core Values of Inclusion, Skill Development, Family Balance, and Lifelong Enjoyment of the Game! Let’s Play!
TEAM & PLAYER PHOTOS – CLICK HERE to view gallery and place orders
Kindergarten (updated to include 10/26)
Girls 1st Grade thru 6th Grade (updated to include 10/26)
Boys 1st Grade thru 6th Grade (updated to include 10/26)
Teen Core (updated to include 10/26)- (“groups” report to their assigned field at the scheduled time. Teams are formed after groups have reported to their fields and warmed up)
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
October 26 – Final Day of League Games
We are excited to announce an new partnership with the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer! This partnership will have huge benefits for the overall league experience, with hands-on coach training sessions, custom lesson plans for all coaches in each age group, FREE youth skills clinics, week-long summer development camps, Fire game ticket deals, and exclusive in-game experiences for APRD players & families!
CHICAGO FIRE SKILLS CLINIC DETAILS:
WHEN: Thursday, October 10
TIME: 5:00pm – K-1st Graders, 6:15pm – 2nd through 4th Graders, 7:30pm – 5th through 8th Graders.
WHERE: Appleton Memorial Park – Softball Diamond 7
WHO’S INVITED? : All current participants of our 2019 Youth Soccer League.
PRE-REGISTER – SPACE IS LIMITED in each age group, so you MUST PRE-REGISTER your child to participate in this event. (If pre-registration link is still active, space is still available.)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Adults willing to help as station leaders are encouraged to volunteer for this event, and will receive a Chicago Fire gift for their time. Contact [email protected] to volunteer.
Grade levels refer to the grade in which the child will be entering in the Fall, as of September 1.
Kindergarten – Co-Ed (boys & girls together), games played on a U-8 sized field, 5 vs. 5, No Goalies.
1st Grade – Boys Division and Girls Division, games played on a U-8 sized field, 6 vs. 6 WITH Goalies.
2nd Grade thru 4th Grade – Boys Division and Girls Division, each grade separate, games played on a U-10 sized field. 8 vs. 8 WITH Goalies.
5th & 6th Grade – Boys Division and Girls Division, grades combined , games played on U-12 sized field. (9 vs. 9) WITH Goalies.
TEEN CORE (7th / 8th Grade) – grades combined, coed, games played on a U-12 sized field, 11 vs. 11 WITH Goalies.
For specific game formats, rules, etc, please see full league rules below in the “League Rules & Info” section.
- Kindergarten teams and Teen Core are Co-ed (boys and girls together). All other formats are separated by gender and grade.
- Grade levels are kept separated when possible (dependent on participation rates), and grouped together when necessary (5th & 6th Grade combined, for example).
- Play with your friends! Children will be placed onto teams by school (or combinations of nearby schools). Specific Friend and Coach Requests WILL BE HONORED whenever possible!
SCHEDULE & LOCATION:
DATES: Games will be played on Saturdays, September 7 through October 19, 2019. (No games October 12)
LOCATION: 2019 Games will be played on the Northeast side of the USA Youth Sports Complex, off of French Rd. PRACTICES will take place at a variety of city operated park sites / fields, and reserved by league coaches for use.
ADDITIONAL LEAGUE RESOURCES: