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The Northern Illinois Soccer League (NISL) was founded in 1975, and has since become one of the largest and most competitive Youth Soccer Leagues in the United States. With over 17,000 players on 1,300 teams in more than 120 Chicago Metropolitan communities, the NISL, as a member of US Club Soccer and the US Soccer Federation, is authorized to carry out registration of Amateur Youth & Senior Clubs and Programs.
Once a player signs a registration form, the player is bound to that specific Club for the duration of the Soccer Playing Year (August 1st - July 31st). If, at any time between December, January or February, a competitive player requests to transfer to another Club, that player must complete and submit a Player Request Transfer Form to the NISL Administrative Office.
Indoor soccer is a great way to get in extra training in while in the off-season. There are many benefits of indoor soccer, the most obvious being climate control. Whether you are trying to get out of the heat, rain, wind, cold, or playing surface, indoor soccer will help you get in additional training sessions while escaping the elements.Read more...
Your young soccer player shows increased signs of interest in the game as he or she plays on a recreation or town team. You want to give them every opportunity to succeed and you start looking into club soccer teams. You may get confused and/or frustrated with all the different options since there are hundreds of club soccer teams, with more formed all the time. Deciding which one to join can be quite a process to say the least.Read more...
In a period when many parents enroll their children in organized sports, it is imperative that basic nutrition guidelines for young athletes be followed. This will help these children to progress to their desirable potentials. Along with their improvement in performance, a healthy diet may reduce injury, reduce recovery time between competitions, make them feel better both physically and mentally, and create healthy eating habits for life.Read more...