The Northern Illinois Soccer League (NISL) was founded in 1975, and has since become one of the largest and most competitive Youth Soccer Leagues in the United States. With over 17,000 players on 1,300 teams in more than 120 Chicago Metropolitan communities, the NISL, as a member of US Club Soccer and the US Soccer Federation, is authorized to carry out registration of Amateur Youth & Senior Clubs and Programs.
Columbus Crew center back and Ajax FC Chicago Alum
Over the years hundreds of players have worn the Ajax FC Chicago jersey. One such player that is proud to call Ajax home is current Columbus Crew star Eric Gehrig. When the Crew came into Chicago to play the Fire on August 2nd, Eric took time up from his busy training schedule and pre-match preparations to catch up with many of his family, friends, and former coaches. Eric even took the time to answer some questions that our current Ajax players had submitted to him.Read more...
Concussions are the most dangerous injury caused by youths in soccer even more so with girls!
Most concussions can be prevented.
There are 4 distinct categories of signs to recognize a concussion.
There are many long-term effects of soccer concussions that are easily treatable if recognized.
Headgear and other devices designed to cushion the hit may not be as effective as you may think.
Thinking about joining a soccer club in Illinois? Well, as you tell by this site there certainly are lots of them!
I think first-and-foremost you need to keep in mind that soccer clubs for kids in Illinois are a business… nothing wrong with that; we sometimes forget this as we get enamored with a coach or club that loves our star soccer player; many times we put on our blinders and forget that the clubs exist to make money and add to their rosters.