Parting words…

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Each week as I’ve gone out to do errands and buy groceries while working at the NISL, I’ve always noticed that no matter where I go there are always cars with stickers in their back windows for clubs that are in the league. Where I live in Sugar Grove I always notice the hundreds upon hundreds of Strikers Fox Valley, TCSA, and other club insignias from the local clubs greeting me as I make my way around town. As I’ve noticed these club stickers I’ve always thought to myself, “Wow, those parents have no idea that because their son or daughter is in that club, they are helping me pay for my groceries!” It’s always been a nice and humbling realization that’s helped me appreciate all of you that help us support our families by being a part of this league. 

For those of us lucky enough to make a living through soccer, I think we should all be very proud to be a part of this community. Our daily jobs revolve around providing children with a fun way to get outdoors, be healthy & active, and to learn the important life lessons that come from athletic competition. With soccer our kids learn to practice and develop a set of skills, set goals to achieve, accept defeat, to preserve over those defeats, to rally around the selflessness of teamwork, and to rejoice in the rewards and results of their hard work. I think many of us, myself included, can lose sight of all of these wonderful things as we get stuck in the daily grind and stress of the paperwork, online registration, and other tedious tasks that we need to do to get the kids on the field. It’s always good to take a step back and remind ourselves that beneath all of the competition and administration, we’re all just here to give the kids those moments to step on the field and enjoy the game. 

I’ve been overwhelmed with the many well wishes and thanks I have received from coaches and administrators over these last few weeks. I just want to thank all of you for the kind words and support you’ve given me, it’s been enormously heart-warming. 

It’s been an absolute pleasure helping all of you over these last few years. 

Thank you for helping me and the rest of the NISL staff put food on our tables and support our families through this wonderful game. 

  • Jason Murray
Largest & Most Competitive
Youth Soccer Leagues
in the United States

Office Closed


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.


NISL Staff


Thank you,

Northern Illinois Soccer League

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