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.
Concussions are the most dangerous injury caused by youths in soccer even more so with girls!
Most concussions can be prevented.
There are 4 distinct categories of signs to recognize a concussion.
There are many long-term effects of soccer concussions that are easily treatable if recognized.
Headgear and other devices designed to cushion the hit may not be as effective as you may think.
Thinking about joining a soccer club in Illinois? Well, as you tell by this site there certainly are lots of them!
I think first-and-foremost you need to keep in mind that soccer clubs for kids in Illinois are a business… nothing wrong with that; we sometimes forget this as we get enamored with a coach or club that loves our star soccer player; many times we put on our blinders and forget that the clubs exist to make money and add to their rosters.
NISL - Core Values
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...