Kaneland Youth Soccer fall registration through July 7

By on June 26, 2014

ELBURN—The Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization (KYSO) is taking registrations for its fall recreational soccer season through July 7 at www.kanelandyouthsoccer.com. For registration related questions, contact Mo Gannon at (630) 463-9001, ext. 707, or by email at registrar@kanelandyouthsoccer.com.

The fall recreational season includes eight games running from Sept. 6 through Oct. 18. All games and practices are held at the KYSO fields next to Kaneland High School in Maple Park. Games are played on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and noon. Each team typically practices one evening per week.

Registration is open to boys and girls ages 3 through 17 and special needs players through the TOPSoccer program.

Three- and 4-year-olds play in the Little Knights program. This introduction to soccer program includes eight, one hour skills and games sessions on Saturday mornings. Little Knights is $50 and includes a soccer jersey.

The recreational program for ages 5 through 17 is $110 through July 7. Recreational soccer includes a full uniform including jersey, shorts, socks, volunteer coaches supported by college level players, trainers and certified referees. After July 7, the normal registration rate of $145 is in place. Discounts are available for multiple player families.

KYSO also provides a TOPSoccer program for players with special needs. TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a national soccer program created to train young people with disabilities in a caring coaching environment. The program is generally carried out by volunteers at the local level, with financial support from US Youth Soccer and local youth soccer organization such as KYSO. TOPSoccer is offered free to registered players.

KYSO features small sided games, balanced teams and college level trainers to support player development and provide coach support.

Player assessments for all age groups will be conducted in early August and teams formed immediately after assessments. Practices begin the week of Aug. 18.

KYSO provides Big Rock, Elburn, Hinckley, Kaneville, Maple Park, Sugar Grove, and Virgil youth with recreational soccer opportunities. KYSO has approximately 50 recreational soccer teams for boys and girls ages 4 through 17. KYSO recreational program teaches soccer through the use of smaller teams and fields, maximizing participation by all. The program also allows young players to learn and enjoy soccer in a positive and fun environment, usually in their own community with the same children with whom they go to school.

For the player who is primarily interested in fun, fitness and friendship; KYSO provides a healthy activity through its recreational and small sided games program. This program emphasizes fun and de-emphasizes winning at all costs. Every child is guaranteed playing time (three quarters minimum) and the game is taught in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.