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NISL Update on COVID-19 3/25

Hello NISL Members, 
 
During these uncertain and trying times, the NISL will continue to keep you updated as soon as developments are made. The NISL will only consider operating a league for its membership when the expert public health advice from reliable organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) make a decision that permits it safe for children to participate in NISL activities, whatever that length of time may be. Caution is our safety instruction to all.  Once the league has deemed it safe to resume activities based on the advice from these public health organizations we will update all of our members and we will provide sufficient notice prior to the start of any event or game. To be clear, all league events are suspended until further notice.

Thank you,

 

NISL Staff

847-398-4545

 

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NISL MEMBER UPDATE:

Precautions to take regarding COVID-19

 

March 6, 2020

 Dear members,

 In consideration of the growing threat of COVID-19 – the disease caused by the new coronavirus – US Club Soccer encourages all members and related personnel to take proper precautions. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is a valuable resource of the latest information.

Please monitor this CDC web page, which has important information about how coronavirus spreads, its symptoms, FAQs, global locations with COVID-19, travel advisories and more. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, such as:

 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

US Club Soccer will continue to monitor the situation. We also encourage members to consider implementing further precautions, such as eliminating handshakes, communal water stations, etc.

Thank you for your attentiveness in this matter.

Northern Illinois Soccer League

 

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Congratulations to all teams accepted into the NISL Premier League for the Spring 2020 Season! 

2008 Boys and all Girls divisions will be posted shortly.

 

BOYS SPRING 2020 PREMIER TEAMS


2001/02 Premier 1 (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri)

  1. Eclipse Select 01-02
  2. Sockers FC PA 1
  3. Inter FC 2001/02 NPL
  4. Roadrunners SC B2001/02 Premier
  5. PFA - Chicago Alliance FC
  6. Sockers FC PA 2
  7. Elite S.C. NPL (2001/02)
  8. Schwaben National 2001/2 NPL
  9. Chicago Soccer Academy 01-02 Schalke
  10. Crystal Lake FORCE 2001 NPL Team
  11. Sockers FC 01/02 PA2 SW
  12. Gremio FC Chicago 2001
  13. CFJ City 2001B Premier
  14. Sockers FC 2004 Academy

2001/02 Premier 2 (Tuesday Evenings)

  1. Sockers FC 01/02 PA1 SW
  2. South Suburban SA  2002/03
  3. Legacy SC 01 Navy
  4. Chicago Blast 2001 Pre Academy Boys
  5. Strikers FV '01/02 Premier
  6. Elite S.C. CPL (2001/02)
  7. Sockers FC PA 3
  8. CFJ City 2001B Premier Red
  9. Pilsen Athletic FC
  10. CFJ NORTH SHORE 2001B PREMIER RED
  11. KICS Pre-Academy
  12. Chicago Edge B2001 Premier

2003 Premier 1 (Wednesday Evenings)

  1. Sockers FC PA 1
  2. Roadrunners SC B2003 Premier
  3. Eclipse Select 2003
  4. CSA - GFC 2003
  5. Tierra Caliente SC (17U) Premier
  6. Sockers FC PA 2
  7. Illinois Premier 2003
  8. Elite S.C. NPL (2003/04)
  9. Lockport Juniors
  10. FC United USSDA U16 (UNGL)
  11. Chicago Edge B2003 NPL
  12. Inter FC 2003

2003 Premier 2 (Monday Evenings)

  1. Schwaben National 2003 NPL
  2. Sockers FC PA 3
  3. Chicago Soccer Academy 03 Dortmund
  4. Sockers FC 2003 PA1 SW
  5. Tinley Park Bobcats 2003
  6. Kopion 2003 Academy
  7. Gremio FC Chicago 2003
  8. FC Hawks 2003 Boys Red
  9. Crystal Lake FORCE 2003 NPL Team
  10. LG Celtics First XI 2003
  11. Elite S.C. CPL (2003/04)
  12. KICS Pre-Academy I (KICS)

 2004 Premier 1 (Thursday Evenings)

  1. CFJ City 2004B Premier
  2. Eclipse Select 2004
  3. ADDISON UNITED SELECT 2004
  4. South Suburban SA 2004 Premier
  5. FC Mayas Maroon
  6. BVB International Academy 04
  7. Sockers FC 2004 Academy 1
  8. Sockers FC 2004 PA1 SW
  9. Chicago Soccer Academy 04 Ajax
  10. Schwaben National 2004 NPL
  11. Sockers FC PA 2
  12. Inter FC 2004 NPL

 2004 Premier 2 (Friday Evenings)

  1. Chicago Blast 2004 Pre Academy
  2. Sockers FC 2004 PA2 SW
  3. CFJ City 2004B Premier Red
  4. Sockers FC PA 3
  5. Chicago Edge B2004 Premier
  6. KICS Pre-Academy I (KICS)
  7. Elite S.C. CPL (2004/05)
  8. Sockers FC PA 4
  9. Eclipse WEST 04-05
  10. ADDISON UNITED EAGLES
  11. South Suburban SA 2004

 2005 Premier 1 (Wednesday Evenings)

  1. Elgin Pumas 2005 - 15U (EPSC)
  2. Eclipse EAST 2005
  3. Sockers FC 2005 Academy 2
  4. Roadrunners SC B2005 Premier
  5. CFJ City 2005B Premier
  6. ADDISON UNITED SELECT
  7. Sockers FC 2005 Academy 3
  8. CFJ SOUTH 05B SELECT RED
  9. FC Mayas 2005 Maroon
  10. Sockers FC 2005 SW PA1

 2005 Premier 2 (Monday Evenings)

  1. LG Celtics First XI 05
  2. South Suburban SA 2005 Premier
  3. Sockers FC 2005 Pre-Academy 1
  4. KICS Pre-Academy I
  5. FC Hawks 2005 Boys Red
  6. Sockers FC 2005 Pre-Academy 2
  7. Crystal Lake 2005 NPL Team
  8. Schwaben 2005 NPL
  9. JaHbat B2005 Premier (JAH.FC)
  10. Chicago Soccer Academy 05 Man City
  11. Juventus U15

 2006 Premier 1 (Friday Evenings)

  1. Eclipse WEST 2006
  2. Lockport Juniors 06 Premier
  3. ADDISON UNITED SELECT
  4. Sockers FC 2006 Academy 2
  5. Fusion FC 2006 Premier
  6. IPROSKILLS 2006
  7. JaHbat B2006 Premier
  8. CFJ SOUTH 06B PREMIER
  9. Eclipse WEST Black 2006
  10. Inter FC 2006 NPL
  11. Chicago Fire Jrs City 2006

2006 Premier 2 (Thursday Evenings)

  1. Chicago Blast 2006 Pre Academy
  2. Chicago Edge B2006 NPL
  3. South Suburban SA 2006 Premier
  4. Sockers FC 2006 Academy 3
  5. Sockers FC 2006 Pre-Academy 1
  6. Illinois Premier
  7. ROMA FC U14 PREMIER
  8. WC RAMPAGE BLACK
  9. LG Celtics First XI 06
  10. Chicago Rush South Premier 2006
  11. KICS 2006 Pre-DA

 2007 Premier 1 (Tuesday Evenings)

  1. Eclipse West NPL 2007
  2. HDS EAGLES PREMIER
  3. CFJ SOUTH 07B PREMIER
  4. Lockport Juniors 07 Premier
  5. Sockers FC 2007 Academy 2
  6. WC RAMPAGE BLACK
  7. Chicago Flash 2007
  8. JaHbat B2007 Premier
  9. Sockers FC 2007 Academy 3
  10. Wizard FC Academy (U13)
  11. Addison United Select 2007

2007 Premier 2 (Friday Evenings)

  1. Lockport SC 07 Maroon Premier
  2. Inter FC 2007 NPL
  3. Roadrunners SC B2007 Select
  4. Elgin Pumas Premier 2007 (EPSC)
  5. Orland Park Sting FC 2007 Blue
  6. Chicago Blast 2007 Select
  7. Sockers FC 2007 SW PA1
  8. Eclipse West NPL 2008
  9. ADDISON UNITED SELECT 08 (AUSC)
  10. Chicago Inferno 07/08

 2008 Premier 1 (Saturday Mornings)

  1. CFJ City 2008B Pre-Academy
  2. Sockers FC 2008 Academy 1
  3. CFJ SOUTH 08B PREMIER
  4. Chicago Inferno 08
  5. FC United USSDA U12 Black
  6. Wizard FC Academy (U12)
  7. FC United USSDA U12 Red
  8. CFJ CITY 2009
  9. Eclipse WEST White 2008

 2008 Premier 2 (Saturday Mornings)

  1. Chicago Blast 2008 Select
  2. Lockport 08/09 Premier Maroon
  3. Sockers FC 2008 Academy 2
  4. Addison United 2009
  5. Sockers FC 2009 Academy 1

2007 Premier Girls

  1. CFJ SOUTH 07G PREMIER
  2. Chicago Edge G2007 Premier
  3. LG Celtics First XI 07
  4. Sockers FC G08 Academy
  5. WC RAMPAGE 2008G BLACK
  6. Fusion F.C. 2007-08 Girls
  7. Sockers FC G07 DA2
  8.  Bloomingdale Lightning 2008

2006 Premier Girls

  1. CFJ SOUTH 06G PREMIER
  2. Illinois Premier 2006 Girls
  3. Chicago Blast 2006 Pre Academy
  4. LG Celtics First XI 06
  5. 5. Sockers FC G06 DA2

 

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US Soccer D, 11v11, 9v9, 7v7 & 4v4 licenses in 2020

If you have a facility and would like to host a Grassroots course please contact NISL Technical Director, Brendan Eitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please be aware that the new Grassroots coaching course may requires you to actively participate and conduct field demonstrations and/or play in field sessions. However, if you are unable to actively participate in field sessions, please notify the course instructors at the beginning of the coaching course or anytime during the course.

 

CURRENT COURSES OFFERED


D Course hosted by Northern Illinois Soccer League

DATES: Feb 14, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020
College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL
All candidates $350.00


First Meeting, Dates: February 14-16

Friday Feb 14 5:30pm-9:30pm

Saturday Feb 15 8:30am-6:00pm
Sunday Feb 16 8:30am-6:00pm

Second Meeting Dates: March 28-29
Saturday April 4 8:30am-6:00pm

Sunday April 5 8:30am-6:00pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/3/details/6000

 

D Course hosted by Northern Illinois Soccer League

DATES: Apr 17, 2020 - May 31, 2020
College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL
All candidates $350.00

First Meeting Dates: April 17-19
Friday April 17 5:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday April 18 8:30am-6:00pm
Sunday April 19 8:30am-6:00pm
Second Meeting Dates: May 30-31
Saturday May 30 8:30am-6:00pm
Sunday May 31 8:30am-6:00pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/3/details/6001

 

11v11 in person Hosted by Northern Illinois Soccer League

College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL
All candidates $100.00
Date: March 22, 2020, 9am –1pm

https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/19/details/5995
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

9v9 in person hosted by Northern Illinois Soccer League

College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL
All candidates $100.00
Date: March 22, 2020 2pm –6pm

https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/20/details/5998
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

11v11 in person hosted by Northern Illinois Soccer League

College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL
All candidates $100.00
Date: April 10, 2020, 5:30pm –9:30pm

https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/19/details/5994
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

7v7 in person hosted by Northern Illinois Soccer League

College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL
All candidates $100.00
Date: April 11, 2020 9am –1pm

https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/21/details/5999
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

11v11 in person hosted by Northern Illinois Soccer League

College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL
All candidates $100.00
Date: May 16, 2020, 9am –1pm

https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/19/details/5996
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

11v11 in person hosted by Northern Illinois Soccer League

College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL
All candidates $100.00
Date: May 17, 2020, 9am –1pm

https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/19/details/5997
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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2019 8U Seeding Tournament
Saturday August 24th
 & Sunday August 25th, 2019

Please make sure your 8U & 7U players are registered in the US Soccer Connect System  (photos, birth certificates & assigned to a team)
so you can produce a tournament roster for the day of the tournament 

Teams will need 6 copies of your roster, one for each game at the Festival


 

2019 PreFestival Morning 

  


2019 PreFestival Afternoon


2019 PreFestival Evening


Seeding Map

 

 

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NISL 2019 SPRING OUTDOOR OPENING WEEKEND APRIL 13 & 14, 2019

REFEREE APPRECIATION WEEKEND

 

Let us gather together opening weekend and thank our referees for a job well done. For keeping our players safe, enforcing the rules of the game, and allowing the players to have fun in a competitive game environment.

 

Officiating soccer matches at any level can be a difficult, stressful, intimidating and often a thankless job."Referee Appreciation Weekend" gives our league the chance to show our referees that they are valued members of our soccer family and are appreciated by players, coaches and supporters alike. 

 

Share some love for your favorite referee on our Facebook, Twitter or 

Instagram page @NISLsoccer.  

Spread the word on social media and encourage club members to support the initiative.

Supply a drink and snack for Match Officials Officiating on opening weekend

A short thank you messages over the club's PA system through the day. 

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Hello N.I.S.L. Members,

The official start of the Spring season is this weekend! We look forward to a great soccer season! Here are a couple of reminders as we begin the season:

 

  • Please be sure to reach out to the league if you are having any issues with the collaborative scheduler or if you are having difficulty receiving a response from an opponent.
  • Be sure to select the correct location for all of your home games so opposing teams and referees know where to go.
  • Quarter Final Chicago Cup games must be played by April 21st. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any games that need to be scheduled.
  • Complete all player registrations by tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th in order to make sure players are approved in time for this weekend’s games.
  • Bring two copies of the game day roster to each game, one for the referee and one for the opposing coach.
  • All games changes must be updated in the collaborative scheduler more than 5 days before game time in order to avoid a late game change fee.

Recent FAQs:

Coach or Team Manager is Unable to Print Game Day Roster

If a coach/TM is unable to print a game day roster a Club Admin will need to log in, select the specific team on the left side tree, then select the “Manage Roster” button for the Spring 2019 season under Leagues and Tournaments. From there they will need to “Activate” each Coach or Team Manager by selecting the “+” all the way to the right next to the name, then select “Save”.

Player Not Showing on Roster

If a player has been assigned to a team but does not show on the game day roster, a Club Admin will need to log in, select the specific team on the left side tree, then select the “Manage Roster” button for the Spring 2019 season under Leagues and Tournaments. From there they will need to “Activate” each Player by selecting the “+” all the way to the right next to the name, then select “Save”.

Uploading a Photo

US Soccer Connect is working on fixing the photo button within the “Member Account”, however another way to upload the photo is to select “2018-2019 Season” on the left side tree. Then click the “Find” button and on the “Participant” tab, search for the player and scroll all the way over to the right and select the circle icon located under the “Camera” symbol and you will be able to upload the player’s photo.

Melissa Wegener
NISL REP

 

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US Soccer Grass Roots 9v9 hosted by Des Plaines, Illinois

Tuesday April, 9 2019 / 5:30pm - 9:30pm

ONLY A FEW OPENINGS LEFT 

NISL is will be offering the new US Soccer Grassroots License Courses. These courses are offered based on the game format/age group in which the coach is working and may be taken in any sequence. The following information is designed to help coaches with the registration process for these courses.

In-Person Courses are approximately 4 hours in length (2 hours classroom & 2 hours field) On-Line Courses take approximately 2 hours to complete



TO REGISTER FOR A US SOCCER LICENSE COURSE:

STEP 1: Access the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC). The Digital Coaching Center is a state-of-the-art online educational platform. The DCC allows coaches to create a personal profile, register for courses, communicate with technical staff, take part in online courses, create session plans with online graphic tools, access an archive of US Soccer training sessions and much more. The DCC can be found at this link: https://dcc.ussoccer.com

 

Users must create an account by entering name, date of birth, gender and email contact information. Setting up your account in the DCC is easy and FREE. 

 

STEP 2: After creating your account, a number of services are available in the DCC. Coaches interested in registering for a License Course must first take the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching. Taking the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching is FREE & takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

 

STEP 3: After completing the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module, coaches can register for of the Grassroots License Courses US Soccer Grass Roots 9v9 hosted by Des Plaines Park District, (the NISL will be setting up courses in the DCC throughout the year and throughout the State. Check the Coach Education page on the NISL website for updates and information on upcoming courses)

 

US Soccer Grass Roots 9v9 hosted by the Des Plaines Park District, IL

https://dcc.ussoccer.com/courses/available/20/details/4291

 

STEP 4: If there is a course offered that is of interest, coaches can register for that course in the DCC. Once registered, information and communication on the course will be available in the DCC

 

STEP 5: More information will be sent to all registered coaches prior to the course. Coaches are expected to attend all sessions of a course. Assignments (if needed) will be completed in the DCC

 

 

For More Information Contact Brendan Eitz / NISL Technical Director

847-788-5322 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Thank you all for attending the NISL League Meeting this past Wednesday. We appreicate you taking the time out of your week to join us. Please use the following link to reference the notes from the meeting and as always, please reach out to us if you have any questions. We look forward to a great spring season!

http://www.northernillinoissoccerleague.com/meeting/League%20Meeting%20Notes%20March%202019.pdf

Thank you,
NISL
847-398-4545
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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.

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Elite Clubs

US Club Soccer and the Elite Clubs National League are collaborating to create a new national competition and development platform for 14-U through 18/19-U boys beginning in August 2017. The Elite National Premier League (ENPL) will provide local and national regular-season competition, national showcase events and postseason playoff competition for top teams across the country.

League conferences

The ENPL will include both member Elite Clubs National League conferences (ECNL conferences) and member National Premier Leagues (NPLs), providing multiple entry paths into the competition. ENPL competition will include 14-U, 15-U, 16-U, 17-U and 19-U boys age groups, and will include participating teams from two independent qualification paths: (i) qualifying teams from designated National Premier Leagues across the country; and (ii) qualifying teams from ECNL club-based conferences across the country. These teams will come together to compete for the ENPL National Championship in a two-stage postseason event in 2018.

ENPL Playoffs

The inaugural ENPL Playoffs will be held in June 2018 in two locations – East and West – where teams will be seeded based on their regular season performance. Playoff winners will advance to the ENPL National Championships in early July.

No teams are guaranteed entry into the ENPL Playoffs. Whether qualifying through an NPL or an ECNL conference, all teams will earn their place into the ENPL Playoffs through a full season of regular league play.

Best Boys Players

By providing qualification paths for both team-based and club-based competitions, the ENPL will feature the best boys players in US Club Soccer. The regular season competition within each NPL and Boys ECNL Conference are unique and independently structured; however, consistent technical and competitive standards will apply, and all teams will be focusing on the same postseason destination.

Who We Are

Starting in 1975, the Northern Illinois Soccer League was initiated with the sole purpose of giving a few local athletes a place to play soccer, which was still considered a niche sport in the US at the time.

NISL’s Early Adoption

Through the NISL’s early adoption of forward-thinking methodologies, the league’s clubs have the opportunity to develop talent through player movement, small-sided games, and various other approaches that proactively enable development, instead of hampering their progress with cumbersome rules and regulations. One of the NISL’s greatest triumphs has been to create an environment where clubs have the freedom to be all that they can be.      

Standard of Excellence

With its Premier League as the standard of excellence in the region and soccer clubs flourishing under the league’s umbrella, the NISL will continue its legacy of providing the most innovative and competitive soccer platform possible for many years to come.

Embracing Soccer

By embracing soccer innovations from around the world and empowering its membership to develop club programs without the intrusion of complex bureaucracies, the NISL has grown over the last 42 years into one of the largest and most elite soccer leagues in the United States, with a staggering membership of 18,000 players from over 1,200 teams across 170+ individual clubs.

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Why Choose Us?

The NISL’s reputation of creating the greatest possible competitive environment has been well established throughout the years. Our Team Ranking System, when in cooperation Directors of Coaching, has proven itself to be the most effective method of placing teams into the best surroundings possible for player talent and enjoyment of the game to flourish.

US Soccer
US Soccer has begun taking a more active role in the development of new Standards and Technology to help our Soccer Community, and the NISL is enormously excited and grateful to share in this progress. US Soccer and the NISL are now both aligned onto the same “US Soccer Connect” registration platform that will streamline processes between the Federation and our members’ organizations.
Coaching Education
US Soccer has also recently evolved their Coaching Education programs and they have provided the NISL with the opportunity to start teaching their NEW Grassroots Pathway Initiative. Eight new Grassroots Licensing Courses have been created that focus on Coaching Fundamentals with respect to US Soccer’s Player Development Initiatives and the NISL now has the ability to teach these courses directly at minimal cost.
Right Level of Play
For our 8 years of age and under groups, the league has recognized that finding the right level of challenge for these children in particular, most of whom are learning Soccer for the first time, has become increasingly difficult as the number of players participating has grown. It is also coincidentally the time when it is most important for players to be introduced to the game properly.
Premier League
The jewel in the crown of the NISL is our Premier League program, which is the only locally played National Premier League. Widely regarded as one of the most competitive environments in the USA, the Premier League is centralized in location, which eliminates long distance travel and the expensive hotel and transportation fees that normally come with the search for quality games in the Midwest.

Northern Illinois Soccer League

We’re Special, We’re Different.

The NISL began primarily as a Coed league and as the female players slowly began to be segregated into their own exclusive leagues, many clubs have noticed that their Girls programs have not been as competitively challenging as they were than when they were playing Coed. Recent scientific studies and social changes have only reaffirmed our belief that young men and women should learn to respect each other as equals at as young of an age as possible, and there is no healthier way to cultivate this respect than to participate as teammates in the spirit of athletic competition.

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Hello NISL Members, 
 
During these uncertain and trying times, the NISL will continue to keep you updated as soon as developments are made. The NISL will only consider operating a league for its membership when the expert public health advice from reliable organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) make a decision that permits it safe for children to participate in NISL activities, whatever that length of time may be. Caution is our safety instruction to all.  Once the league has deemed it safe to resume activities based on the advice from these public health organizations we will update all of our members and we will provide sufficient notice prior to the start of any event or game. To be clear, all league events are suspended until further notice.
 

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NISL Staff

847-398-4545

Thank you,

Northern Illinois Soccer League

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