2017-2018 Registration

Online Registration is now OPEN!  Start the registration process here.  Below are answers to some of our Frequently Asked Questions about registration.

Registration

1. How old must my child be to participate in AYSO 300?

Our Core program includes divisions for players as young as 4 and as old as 18 years of age.  If your player will turn 4 years old by September 1st, he or she will be eligible to play in our Core League though we will need to see a copy of the player’s birth certificate for age verification.

Kick Start is an AYSO Playground Soccer program specially designed for 2 to 4 year olds.

2. When is registration and how do I register my child?

Online registration for our Core program for the Fall and Spring seasons is now open.  Links to register for both new and returning players are featured on our home page at www.ayso300.org.

If your player is new to the league, you will need to show a birth certificate for age verification.  If your player is turning 4 between the dates of August 1st and September 1st of this year, please email our Registrar at registrar@ayso300.org

An in-person registration event primarily designed for families of new players will take place on Sunday, May 21st in the Lyons Township High School – South Campus cafeteria. Parents can stop by anytime between 11-3PM to register their child or to bring in their player’s birth certificate for age verification.

Families with new players are encouraged to first register online to save time, and then visit the in-person registration so that they can show our volunteers a copy of their player’s birth certificate for age verification.

3. What is the deadline for player registration?

July 15th.  Any registrations completed on July 16th or later will be automatically assigned to a waiting list.

4. If I have a returning player, do you need to see his/her birth certificate?

No, birth certificate review is only required of all new players with AYSO 300.

5. What if I can’t attend the May 21st registration event? How do I submit my player’s birth certificate for age verification?

The league will notify parents whose players have not yet been age-verified with a notice of other in-person registration opportunities later in the summer.  You will be contacted if your returning player’s birth certificate was never verified during the previous season.

6. How much is the registration fee for participation?

AYSO 300 offers an early-bird registration fee which runs through and includes June 15th, and then our regular registration fee which begins on June 16th.

This year’s early-bird registration fee is $115.  This is $10 more than last year due to park district user fees now being charged by the Western Springs and La Grange park districts.

Beginning June 16th, our regular registration fee will apply in the amount of $150.

7. What’s included for the price of registration?

Weather permitting- 8 weeks of soccer in the Fall and 7 weeks of soccer in the Spring, a weekly parent-coached practice session, free clinics run by our professional trainers Monday-Thursday and Sundays for players who want extra soccer, and a year-end family picnic on the final game day in June.

A uniform for the year and trophy at end of season are also included.

With our relationship with the Chicago Fire, in the Fall, we also have an annual Family Fire Day offering reduced priced tickets to a Chicago Fire soccer match and host a pregame tailgate for registered families who choose to attend.

8. When does the Fall Season begin?

Opening Day games for the Fall season typically start the first Saturday after Labor Day.  This year that will be September 9th, 2017.

9. What if we want to play in one season but not the other?

You can register for Fall Only or Spring Only if you choose.  The same registration fees will apply, however, regardless of whether your player plays both seasons.

If your child plays Fall Only and later decides he/she wants to still play in the Spring, then all we need is your notification of this, and we will accommodate without any further charge.

10. What division will my child be in?

As always, AYSO 300 will be building teams based on school grade.  When you register your child, he/she will be automatically placed in a division based on their birth date.

If your player’s birthday is between August 1st and September 1st you will have the option for your player to “play up” on a team with his/her school grade.

Some soccer groups this year are changing how they group kids into teams.  AYSO 300 will continue to build teams and maintain divisions based on school grade and not on calendar year.  We feel it’s more fun for kids to play with other kids in their grade.

11. Can I make a team request?

The only way the league will guarantee a special request for a player to play with another player is if each player’s parent agrees to volunteer together as a Head Coach or Head Referee or Assistant Coach.  Each volunteer must complete required training for each position and each volunteer must request each other in the comments field provided during registration.

12. On what days will my child’s practices and games take place?

In the U5 and U6 divisions, players play only on Saturdays and not during the week.  Each Saturday begins with a 30-minute practice session followed by a 24-minute game.

For the U7 and older divisions, your parent-volunteer coach will ultimately decide on what day, at what time, and at what field your team will hold it’s weekly 1-hour practice session.

All games are Saturdays and game start times are scheduled between 8AM and 1PM.

13. What is AYSO 300’s refund policy?

Requests for refunds must be received in writing or email prior to August 1. Refund amount will be based on the following:

Any refund request received in writing/email postmarked by July 15 will receive a full refund of the amount paid. Any refund request received in writing/email postmarked between July 16 and August 1 will receive 1/2 refund of the amount paid.

No refund will be issued for requests postmarked or received after August 1. A refund will not be granted if your child attends a practice or a game. All refund requests must be made in writing or email.

Please email requests to: registrar@ayso300.org or mail requests to:  AYSO 300 Registrar P. O. Box 74 Western Springs, IL 60558