youth soccer • Grades 2, 3 & 4 E VALUATION N IGHT Grades 2, 3 & 4 March 4 • Prairie Lakes Gym Participants will take part in some skills drills and scrimmage amongst each other. Players will be divided by park district staff. It's important for your child to attend so that we have the opportunity to evaluate your child. Important forms are required to be filled out. No requests will be accepted. Please do not arrive before your scheduled time. Grade 2: 6:00 –7:00p Grades 3 – 4: 7:00 – 8:00p P ARENT'S M EETING Wednesday, March 13 6:30 –7:30p • Prairie Lakes Theater Parents should attend this meeting, as we will discuss important information regarding the soccer season, including games, practices, cancellation, equipment needed and much more. Be well informed before the season starts! Registrations taken after March 12 will be added to the waitlist, if space is not available. R EGISTRATION F EES R: $105/NR: $126 • Min/Max: 8/13 Includes required soccer shirt. Online registration ends at 5:00p on March 12. Scholarships are available through: The Des Plaines Friends of the Parks. Call for information: Trish, 847-391-5700 P RACTICE D AYS & T IMES Practices begin March 18 All practices are on the Prairie Lakes Fields Teams practice twice each week. Practice times are determined by the coach’s availability. Practices begin no earlier than 5:30p and end no later than 8:00p. GRADE DAYS CODE 2 Mon. & Wed. 549010-1 3 & 4 Mon. & Wed. 549011-1 22 youth soccer Juniors league MARCH 4— MAY 11 7 weeks Mary Dankowski, Program Coordinator The Des Plaines Park District Soccer League is a recreational league for boys and girls, and an affiliate of the Illinois Youth Soccer Association. Our program emphasizes player skill development, coach and referee training, parent safety awareness, and a safe environment for your child to enjoy the game of soccer. Youth Soccer teams will be gender specific and age appropriate if enough boys and girls register for each age group. Age groups with low levels of registration may be combined with the other practice location, or into a co-ed team, to fill the team roster. Grade levels 2 through 4 will be instructed by certified trainers during the season. Trainers will implement the techniques passed on by the US Soccer Federation that players in their respective ages should be learning. Practices will include a compilation of drills and games that focus on developing skills and building team chemistry. All participants will receive a phone call from their coach prior to the first practice. If you do not receive a call, please understand that we are recruiting coaches. If you do not receive a call by 3/17, or if you have any questions about the program, please call 847-391-5711. cp Games Games are scheduled from April 6 – May 11, on Saturdays, hourly from 11:30a– 4:00p, depending on the number of teams. All games are played on Prairie Lakes Field, and will be called by USSF and IHSA certified officials. Depending on the number of teams in each grade division, some division may merge with the Mt. Prospect league, which games are played on Sunday afternoon. Uniforms & Equipment All participants provide their own shorts, sweats, shoes, and required shin guards. A park district issued soccer shirt is required for games. All players must bring an initialed #4 soccer ball to practice. Picture Day All team soccer pictures will be taken before their scheduled practice. Details and order forms will be handed out prior to your scheduled date.