Northern Illinois Select
For players in age groups 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Player Development

  • Challenged by other high-level players
  • Training with highly-experienced coaches
  • Weekly training for consistent growth and high repetition

Player Identification

  • Pathway to id2
  • Exposure to US Soccer national team scouts



Northern Illinois Select - Features

  • Weekly training throughout each season (fall, winter, spring)
  • Goalkeeper-specific training included for selected goalkeepers
  • Exclusive to higher-level players (tryout-based)
  • Limited training group size to ensure attention from coaches and scouts
  • Coaches are highly licensed and experienced and do not coach for any youth clubs
  • US Soccer scouts will attend events throughout season
  • Identification/recommendations for id2 program
  • College coaches will attend events

Northern Illinois Select - Benefits


  • Your players will improve
  • Stronger players have an opportunity to be challenged, play with other strong players, and be identified for next level without leaving your club
  • Players have opportunity to be selected for national-level teams (good exposure/publicity for the club)


  • High-level coaching and challenging training environment
  • Consistent training with high repetition for best-possible development
  • Identification for id2, national teams, and colleges



Northern Illinois Select Differentiating Factors

  • Actual pathway to the next level (US Soccer scouts & colleges will attend)
  • Exclusive to motivated, higher-level players
  • Consistent, weekly training ideal for development
  • NISL Select staff do not coach for other clubs (no poaching)

Registration will open on August 26th, 2019


Northern Illinois Select 2019 Boys 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006


  1. FALL DATES: Sundays - 9/8 (tryout), 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10… Possible rainout dates: 11/17, 11/24
  2. FALL TIMES: 5-6:30pm (2009 & 2008); 6:30-8pm (2007 & 2006)
  3. LOCATION: Olympic Park Field #9
  4. TRYOUT FEE: $20 – comes out of registration cost if make the group
    - NISL MEMBER $160 – 7 sessions + tryout session
    - NON - NISL MEMBER $210 – 7 sessions + tryout session
  • 2009 & 2008 – 18 spots - Including two GK spots per age group
  • 2007 & 2006 – 20 spots - Including two GK spots per age group


The objective of the NISL Select is to

  • Identify motivated, talented players – with club assistance
  • Assist clubs in the player development process
  • Showcase and promote players to US Soccer’s National Teams and Training Centers, id2, and college soccer programs

We achieve this by providing

  • A professional training environment with higher-level players
  • Weekly specialized training with experienced coaches – NISL Select staff
  • Provide observations by US Soccer scouts and college coaches


  • NISL MEMBER $160 – 7 sessions + $20 tryout session
  • NON - NISL MEMBER $210 – 7 sessions + $20 tryout session


Tryout will be held on Sunday September 8th, 2019

  • 5:00pm to 6:30pm - 2009 & 2008
  • 6:30pm to 8:00pm - 2007 & 2006

Club DOC or Coach can recommend players
Players attend open tryout
NISL Select evaluates players and makes selections

  • Please note the number of players selected depends on the aim of the program or event


  • Highly motivated, passionate, and ambitious
  • Demonstrate higher levels of mastery of the key qualities of a player (as outlined by US Soccer)
  • Ability to read/understand the game and technical proficiency are more important than being able to physically/athletically dominant due to earlier physical maturation. We would rather take a smaller, temporarily “less effective” player who shows long-term potential than one who has average or below-average technique and soccer IQ but who temporarily dominates due to their size and athleticism.

Northern Illinois Select

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Youth Soccer Leagues
in the United States
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