Northern Illinois Soccer League

    Northern Illinois Soccer League

    42 Years serving the communities in the Chicagoland Area

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    History

    The Northern Illinois Soccer League / N.I.S.L. was founded in 1975 as a competitive youth soccer league for Boys and Girls ages U8 through U19.

    It provides the day-to-day organizational structure for more than 1,000 teams in over 97 Chicago area communities.

    It is one of the largest youth soccer leagues in the state of Illinois.

    Our Mission

    Our mission is that all soccer related decisions should be made with the player in mind. We are interested in the development of youth soccer, not the politics. Our office staff consists of players and coaches that believe in creating and maintaining a league that is focused on the development of the players at various levels and providing a competitive and equal playing field. We believe the NISL should be governed by simple administrative procedures which provide players, teams and clubs flexibility in the player development process. The NISL will create, develop, and foster the growth of club and community soccer programs throughout the Chicago Metropolitan Area and surrounding states.

    Our Vision

    NISL will provide a fun, safe and supportive environment, which nurtures and guides children to develop their talents, knowledge and appreciation for the game of soccer.

    NISL will provide an equal opportunity to all soccer players, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators and officials to participate in youth soccer competitions.

    NISL will provide an equal opportunity to all soccer players to participate in a competitive soccer environment that encourages good sportsmanship, principles of fair play, and the building of good character.

    NISL will provide leagues and divisions so all soccer players, etc. can reach their highest level of competition.

    League Managment

    The NISL is owned and operated by Northern Independent Soccer League. Participation in the NISL is governed by the rules adopted by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the United States Soccer Federation (US Soccer), except where modified below.
    All competition in leagues/divisions affiliated with the NISL is governed by regulations approved by the NISL and the league office.

    Open Cup Decatur Alabama

    Open Cup Decatur Alabama

    The Open Cup and the Northern Illinois Soccer League will begin a strategic partnership beginning with the 2018 Open Cup (April 7-8 / April 13-15). The Under 14 NISL Champions (BOYS: Eclipse 2004 Black: GIRLS: Roadrunners 2004) will both receive guaranteed complimentary entry into the top divisions of the Open Cup Under 14 Divisions. Not only will this bring the best teams from the Chicago area in these divisions but more teams from other divisions will also be recruited and...

    Bonzi is Now US Soccer Connect

    Bonzi is Now US Soccer Connect

    We are excited to announce that the NISL’s registration platform, “Bonzi”, has now rebranded under the name “US Soccer Connect” as part of their direct partnership with US Soccer. All of the functionality and previous log-in information for your “Bonzi” Administrator and Member accounts will remain the same, but you will no longer see the Bonzi name or logo as it has all been replaced with the new “US Soccer” branding. Going forward any references to NISL registration will be...

    U.S. SOCCER COACHING EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES GRASSROOTS PATHWAY INITIATIVE

    U.S. SOCCER COACHING EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES GRASSROOTS PATHWAY INITIATIVE

    EIGHT NEW GRASSROOTS LICENSING COURSES WILL FOCUS ON COACHING FUNDAMENTALS WITH RESPECT TO U.S. SOCCER’S PLAYER DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES CHICAGO (Dec. 20, 2017) – U.S. Soccer has announced eight (8) new grassroots level coaching courses to be introduced in early 2018. These courses will be focused on empowering coaches through experiential learning and a player-centered approach. The course options will relate directly to small-sided games and the respective age-groups outlined in the Player Development Initiatives. The new Grassroots Licensing Courses will...

    National Cup XVII Regionals announced

    National Cup XVII Regionals announced

    Dates, locations of National Cup XVII Regionals announcedSouth Central Regional added to lineup CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 20, 2017) – The 17th edition of the National Cup, US Club Soccer's cup-based national championship series, features six Regionals throughout June and early July 2018. The National Cup includes various state cups, which begin in the spring, before progressing to the National Cup XVII Regionals – held in six locations throughout the country. Ultimately, qualifying teams then compete for national titles at the...

    US Club Soccer Players First: United Soccer Coaches Convention Guide

    US Club Soccer Players First: United Soccer Coaches Convention Guide

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Via US Club Soccer) – The 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention is about a month away, but it’s not too early to start planning your schedule for the largest annual gathering of soccer coaches in the world. As has been the case for the past two conventions, US Club Soccer will be hosting classroom and field sessions with LaLiga: Thursday, Jan. 18; 1-2 p.m.: Classroom session – “Player Formation and Planning Development for the Long Term” with LaLiga...

    Stop Sucking the Fun out of Youth Sports

    Stop Sucking the Fun out of Youth Sports

    As the public address announcer for Chicago Wolves hockey games for 13 years and four more years handling those duties on weekends at Wrigley Field for the Chicago Cubs, Mike Terson has seen moments of unsportsmanlike behavior, and heard the ugliness of fans who let their emotions overcome their common sense. Unfortunately, he's also seen that in his career working with sports for children. That's why his selected presentation for a local TEDx Talk sponsored by the Vernon Area Public...

    The National Cup

    The National Cup

    The National Cup is US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship competition open to members. Qualifying 13-U through 18/19-U teams from National Cup XVII Regionals and qualifying state cups advance to the National Cup XVII Finals. Applications will be available soon. National Cup XVII Regionals will be open to 12-U through 18/19-U boys and girls age groups in the Mid-Atlantic and West Regionals, while the other Regionals – Midwest, Northwest, South Central and Southeast – will feature 13-U through 18/19-U divisions....

    2018 GIRLS NPL FINALS

    2018 GIRLS NPL FINALS

    Fall 2017 Women National Premier League (WNPL) 1st Place 99/00 WNPL - Sockers 99/00 Blue NPL Finals, July 12-16, 2016, at Aurora Sports Park in Aurora, CO 1st Place 2001 WNPL - Sockers Pre-Academy 2001 NPL Finals, July 12-16, 2016, at Aurora Sports Park in Aurora, CO 1st Place 2002 WNPL - Elite SC NPL Black NPL Finals, July 12-16, 2016, at Aurora Sports Park in Aurora, CO 1st Place 2003 WNPL – Chicago Soccer Academy NPL Finals, July 12-16, ...

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    Northern Illinois Soccer League Office

    545 S Consumers Avenue Palatine, Illinois 60074 - USA
    Tel. (847)398-4545 Fax (847)398-4593

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