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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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March 13, 2019 - NISL LEAGUE MEETING

NISL DOC, Club Administrators & Coaches Meeting

The NISL wants to remind ALL club DOC, Administrators and Coaches to attend the meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. This meeting will be held at the Wyndham Garden Schaumburg.  It is MANDATORY that all club/organizations are represented at this meeting! If a representative fails to attend the club/organization will be fined $150.00  

           

  LOCATION:      Wyndham Garden Schaumburg Chicago Northwest

                         1725 East Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173

 

  DATE:              Wednesday, March 13, 2019

 

  TIME:              7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

                          An attendance sheet will be on hand for club representatives 

                             to sign in at the meeting.

 

 

Thank You

Northern Illinois Soccer League

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Hello NISL Board of Directors,

 

The "Collaborative Scheduler" is now open and will remain open all season long.

The games will automatically lock within 5 days of the scheduled game time. If in the event of an emergency you still need to change a game time within the 5 days, you will have to email the league and the usual late reschedule policy will apply. 

The Collaborative Scheduler is located in every Admin account under the "Leagues" tab, in the "S2019 BOYS - 04 - CLUB/CONF DIVISION" event.

Instructions for the Scheduler are located here: http://northernillinoissoccerleague.com/index.php/u-s-soccer-connect/u-s-soccer-connect-tutorials/u-s-soccer-connect-collaborative-schedules

 

 SCHEDULING GUIDELINES:

  1. Each Home Game needs to be updated with your team's preferred Game Day, Time, and Field Location. You can update this information immediately and then begin to contact your opposing teams to start scheduling. 
  2. When changing your game day, please do notmove the game to a different week without first emailing your opposing team asking for their approval. The schedules are laid out to give each team one game a week. By moving a game to a different week you will be doubling up your opposing team's schedule, so make sure to check with them first.
  3. If both teams agree to a date or time change, you can play your game whenever you wish, including during the week.
  4. Each Home Game MUST have a Home Location/Field selected individually and saved into the Scheduler. Without a location, the referees will not be know where the game is being played! The Field Locations are located inside your "Locations" tab. 
  5. You can email your opposing team by clicking on the little blue envelope that is directly next to each team name. (Schedules and Contact Sheets will also be emailed individually to each team contact over the next few days)
  6. Only Club Representatives with "Admin" access will be able to use the Scheduler. You club has full control over who has this access. If you have any questions regarding Administrator access, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  7. If you are not hearing back from another club promptly, email us by clicking the blue envelope under the "League" column in the Collaborative Scheduler and we will try to find an alternate contact for you.
  8. Please note, Easter is on Sunday, April 21st and Memorial Day Weekend includes May 25th and May 26th. You may have games initially scheduled on these dates, so please adjust games accordingly if you do not wish to play games on these dates.

 ADDITIONAL INFO: 

- The Mandatory DOC and Administrator meeting will be held on March 13th at the Wyndham Garden Schaumburg from 7pm – 9pm.

- We will only print passes for your club upon request. Passes are not needed for any NISL League games, but your club may be participating in Tournaments that require them. If that is the case, please email us with at least one week advance notice with the team or player names of the passes you require.

- For those advancing in the Chicago Cup, the third round of games will be in the system this week.

If you need any online assistance related to your US Soccer Connect accounts, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Thank you!

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NISL 2019 SPRING CHICAGO CUP UPDATE

If you need to know which Tournament Group your team is in, it is located on your Team's Settings page under "Existing League Registrations". 

The scheduling will follow the exact same rules as the rest of the league, only the games will have a specific date that the game will need to be played by that is indicated in the Tournament Brackets (the team on top of your match-up is the "Home Team"). 

In order to access your "Chicago Cup" Collaborative Scheduler, you just need to click on the "F2018 BOYS - 05 - CHICAGO CUP" event folder in your "Leagues" tab.  


 

 

 

 

 

 


  • 9U    2010 G1     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @ 12:00 PM       FIELD 5 N
  • 9U    2010 G2     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @ 10:30 AM       FIELD 5 S
  • 9U    2010 G3     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @ 10:30 AM       FIELD 5 N
  • 10U  2009 G1     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @ 12:00 PM       FIELD 5 S
  • 10U  2009 G2     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @   1:30 PM       FIELD 5 N
  • 10U  2009 G3     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @   9:00 AM       FIELD 5 N
  • 10U  2009 G4     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @   9:00 AM       FIELD 5 S
  • 11U  2008 G1     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @ 10:30 AM       FIELD 8
  • 11U  2008 G2     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @   9:00 AM       FIELD 8
  • 11U  2008 G3     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @ 12:00 PM       FIELD 8
  • 12U  2007 G1     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @ 12:00 PM       FIELD 4
  • 12U  2007 G2     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @ 10:30 AM       FIELD 4
  • 12U  2007 G3     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @   1:30 PM       FIELD 4
  • 12U  2007 G4     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @   9:00 AM       FIELD 4
  • 13U  2006 G1     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @ 11:00 AM       FIELD 1
  • 13U  2006 G2     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @ 11:00 AM       FIELD 2
  • 13U  2006 G3     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @ 11:00 AM       FIELD 3
  • 14U   2005 G1     Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @   9:00 AM       FIELD 1
  • 14U  2005 G2      Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @   9:00 AM       FIELD 2
  • 14U  2005 G3      Olympic Park Finals  -  SATURDAY, JUNE 22  @   9:00 AM       FIELD 3

  

  Chicago Cup Rules & Regulations

The tournament is single-elimination, so please update the score immediately following the game. The victor needs to email the league and inform us that they are ready to move to the next round of their tournament bracket and the league will create your next game in the system. 

We will not be sending contact sheets for the entire bracket, so just like the regular league if you do not hear from your opposing team through the Collaborative Scheduler, click the blue envelope under the "League" column and let us know that you need contact information. 

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information (847-398-4545)

 

Thank You

Northern Illinois Soccer League

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NISL PLAYER TRANSFER DEADLINE - MARCH 1, 2019

 

Players completing a player registration are bound to that team for the entire seasonal year unless he/she requests a release. A request for a release must be submitted to the club stating the reason for the release.The parents then submits the release to the NISL.

Players may be denied a release by the league office if the player is suspended by the team/club for team/club infractions, owes club fees and equipment. All players must have secured the necessary clearance from the player's former club before a release is processed.

In the case of a dispute between player and club or between clubs, the NISL office, upon receiving written evidence from the club or player, shall evaluate the evidence submitted. The NISL administrative office shall render a decision on the status of the player's registration.

 

NISL Player Transfer Form

Player Transfer Form

Once a player signs a clubs registration form, the player is bound to that specific Club for the duration of the Soccer Playing Year (August 1st - July 31st of the following year). If, at any time between December, January or February, a player requests to be released or transferred to another Club, they must complete and submit a Player Release & Transfer Form to the NISL Administrative Office.

The player must also submit a Release & Transfer Request Fee of $175.00 at that same time. Fall Deadline is August 1st - Spring Deadline is March 1st

When a player is released, his/her player pass shall be surrendered to the league office.

 

Thank You

Northern Illinois Soccer League

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