FALL 2021 Season

Registrations for the Elgin Youth Soccer Association FALL 2021 season are now open until July 31, 2021:

 

Elgin Youth Soccer RECREATIONAL 5U/6U, 7U/8U, 9U/10U-----LINK 

  • $140.00 per Season uniform included

  • Elgin Youth Soccer Association Recreational soccer introduces players to the basics of soccer with a focus on developing skills, teamwork and having fun!  This registration link is for registering recreational players born in 2017–2012. 

Elgin Youth Soccer RECREATIONAL 11U AND UP-------LINK 

  • $155.00 Per Season uniform included

  • Elgin Youth Soccer Association Recreational soccer introduces players to the basics of soccer with a focus on developing skills, teamwork and having fun!  This registration link is for registering recreational players born in 2011–2004.   

Elgin Youth Soccer DIVISION 2- 11U AND UP---------LINK 

  • $155.00 per season uniform NOT included (Check with Coach)

  • Elgin YSA offers CAYSA Division-2 select soccer programs for players ages 11U–19U. Division 2 provides age-and-skill-appropriate soccer development progression at all competitive/select levels.  Please note that players interested in playing Division 2 competitive select soccer will need to attend try-outs and receive coach approval to be placed on a team.  This registration link is for registering DIVISION 2 players born in 2011–2004. 

Elgin Youth Soccer SUPER 2/DIVISION 1- 11U AND UP-----------LINK 

  • $280.00 ANNUAL FEE (Fall/Spring) Uniform NOT included (Check with Coach)

  • Elgin YSA offers CAYSA WDDOA Alpha, Challenger, and Prime select soccer programs for players ages 11U–19U. WDDOA provides age-and-skill-appropriate soccer development progression at higher competitive level.  Please note that players interested in playing WDDOA competitive select soccer will need to attend try-outs and receive coach approval to be placed on a team.  WDDOA players register, pay, and commit for ONE seasonal year (composed of the Fall and Spring).  This registration link is for registering WDDOA players born in 2011–2004. 

 

ELGIN YOUTH SOCCER INSCRIPCIONES PARA OTOÑO 2021 

Elgin Youth Soccer RECREACIONAL 5U/6U, 7U/8U, 9U/10U-----ENLACE     

  • $140.00 POR TEMPORADA uniforme incluido 

  • Elgin Youth Soccer Asociación futbol Recreacional inicia a los jugadores a los conceptos básicos del fútbol con un enfoque en el desarrollo de habilidades, trabajo en equipo y divertirse! Este enlace de inscripción es para inscribir a jugadores de nivel recreativo nacidos en 2017–2012. 

Elgin Youth Soccer RECREATIONAL 11U AND UP-------ENLACE     

  • $155.00 POR TEMPORADA uniforme incluido 

  • Elgin Youth Soccer Asociación Recreacional inicia a los jugadores a los conceptos básicos del fútbol con un enfoque en el desarrollo de habilidades, trabajo en equipo y divertirse! Este enlace de inscripción es para inscribir a jugadores de nivel recreativo nacidos en 2011–2004.   

Elgin Youth Soccer DIVISION 2- 11U AND UP---------ENLACE     

  • $155.00 POR TEMPORADA uniforme NO incluido 

  • Elgin YSA ofrece futbol a nivel selecto División 2 en CAYSA para jugadores de 11U a 19U.  División 2 proporciona una progresión de desarrollo de fútbol apropiada para la edad y la habilidad en todos los niveles competitivos / selectos. Tenga en cuenta que los jugadores interesados en jugar al fútbol selecto competitivo de la División 2 deberán asistir a unas pruebas y deben recibir la aprobación del entrenador para ser acomodados en un equipo. Este enlace de inscripción es para registrar a jugadores en DIVISIÓN 2 nacidos en 2011–2004. 

Elgin Youth Soccer SUPER 2/DIVISION 1- 11U AND UP-----------ENLACE     

  • $280.00 CUOTA ANUAL uniforme NO incluido 

  • Elgin YSA ofrece programas de fútbol seleccionados WDDOA Alpha, Challenger y Prime para jugadores de edades 11U-19U. WDDOA proporciona una progresión de desarrollo de fútbol apropiada para la edad y la habilidad a un nivel competitivo más avanzado. Tenga en cuenta que los jugadores interesados en jugar en nivel selecto competitivo WDDOA tendrán que asistir a las pruebas y recibir la aprobación del entrenador para ser acomodado en un equipo.  Los jugadores de WDDOA se inscriben, pagan y se comprometen por UN año de temporada (compuesto por el otoño y la primavera). Este enlace de inscripción es para registrar jugadores WDDOA nacidos en 2011–2004. 

THANK YOU TARGET!

 

Elgin Youth Soccer Association applied for and was granted funds from Target, the retail company, for their youth sports grant program.  The Funds were used for fields improvements for the players use.  Feel free to send a Thank you to Target or buy something from them so they can continue to provide local community support.

TARGET

The Volunteer 

The coaches in Elgin are all volunteers and may most likely they are a parent to one of the players.  Many soccer associations are run by volunteers that dedicate not only time, sweat, and money, they also give a lot of their heart and soul to make an environment that is fun, competitive, and educational.  Many parents do not understand how much a volunteer coach does for a team.  The coach sets up practice schedules, may hold several coaching certificates and national licenses that they spent their own time to get in order to be better at what they do.  The coach sets up a line up and when no one lets the coach know that a player cannot make it, they must make last minute adjustments.  For any one hour your child spends with them, the coach has already spent that much time thinking about the practice or game and even writing down notes.  During practice, the coach also takes the time to work with the kids as much as they can, given the time constraints to which they are limited to in practice.  Your child may be only 7 years old but may have a coach that coaches a competitive division 1 team or has had experience coaching at that level.  Your coach may be heading to that level soon with your child as well.  There are many select teams that are competing with, and many times, beating, coaches that are paid to be there.  Keep in mind, a volunteer coach is always learning something every time they are on the soccer field about how they can do their job better, but the pay is always the same, nothing.

The coach is supported by many people that make their job possible, the youth sports board members.  These are individuals that you can easily say “If you want something done, give it to the busy person”.  The board members have regular jobs and family time and requirements just like any parent does.  Many of the board members are also coaches, referees, team moms, team managers, and generally there to support in multiple capacities.  They make the time in their own busy schedules to ensure that everyone’s kid has fun and has a safe environment to participate in youth sports.  The only time anyone talks about the board in a youth sports is to complain about something.  Seldom does some one on the board hear that the 20 plus hours they put in over the summer to make sure the fields were in a playable condition for opening day in the Fall is appreciated.  No one say thank you to the person that puts in 40 plus hours to registrar players and verifying ages and trying to get all the kids that want to play somewhere.  No one appreciates the time spent getting players trained to be referees and spends time and money to make sure it happens.  The board members know they work for the kids and that is the reason why they continue to do their job thanklessly, costing them their own time and money the same as the coaches. 

These volunteers know that the child’s safety comes first, and the fun comes second.  Someone in there, the board members and coaches are also teaching life lessons to the youth.  You don’t always win and if you do win, you respect your opponent for making you work hard to earn the win.  These coaches have to go through background checks and several hours of youth sports safety training including concussion protocol and child molestation recognition training on their own time.  In the end, when you see one of the volunteers or volunteer coaches out in public, their only reward is to hear a parent or a player say “hello” or “hello coach” and know that  they have helped another person in the life lessons of working hard as a team to achieve a cooperative goal.

Thank you to all the hard-working volunteers that make Elgin Youth Soccer successful season after season!

James Sides

President EYSA

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PLEASE NOTE: If lightning is seen or thunder is heard and it is close than 10 miles, everyone MUST clear the fields and go into their cars (not by them) for 30 minutes from last lightning strike or thunder.  THIS IS REQUIRED OF EVERYONE and you can have practices revoked for not complying with this REQUIREMENT.  This is for the safety of everyone involved and this is the policy.