Registration info

You can register your kids at our Team Website if new to AYSO 300, select the “Create Account” link.  Welcome to our Soccer Community!

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our programs and registration, please see below.

When does registration open and how do I register my child?

Online registration for new players for our Spring 2024 Season opens on February 15th, 2024.  Registration for our Fall 2024-Spring 2025 Soccer Year will open May 18, 2024.

If you’re new to AYSO 300, you can start the registration process by creating your Family Profile at our Team Website and then select the “Create Account” link.

Below are key dates for registration:

Date Event
February 15th Registration For New Waitlist Players Opens – Spring Season Only – Early Bird Registration Fee in February
February 29th Final Day For Early Bird Registration Fee
April 1st Parents of Waitlist Players will receive a confirmation of waitlist status or team or Playground Soccer session assignments by this date
May 18th Registration Opens for the next Fall 2024-Spring 2025 Soccer Year

For any questions about the above, please email registration@ayso300.org

When does AYSO 300’s next season start?

the Opening Day for our 2024 Core program’s Spring Season is Saturday April 20th.  Registration for new players opens on February 15th.

AYSO Indoor is ongoing with sessions and futsal coached by our talented United Coaches.  AYSO Indoor options and registration links can be found by selecting the red INDOOR button on this page.

Here are key dates for the remainder of our 2023-2024 Soccer Year.  These dates can also be found at our Facebook Events page and our Calendar page:

February 15 Spring Season Registration Opens
February 29 Final Day for Early Bird Fee
April 1 Confirmation of team assignments for new players
April 15 Opening Week of Playground Soccer Sessions
April 20 Opening Day of Core Spring 2024 Season
June 1 NO Core or Playground Soccer Sessions due to La Grange Pet Parade
June 2 SUNDAY Game Day for Core teams and Playground Soccer Sessions
June 8 Final Game Day of Spring 2024 Season and Family FUN Picnic
How much does it cost to play in AYSO 300?

Our VIP program is for kids with special needs and cost of registration is $40.

The cost of registration for NEW players for our Playground Soccer and Core team programs for the Spring 2024 Season depends on when you complete registration:

Date of Registration Spring 2024 Registration Fee Waitlist?
February 15 – February 29 $145 Yes
March 1 $180 Yes

The above dates are based on the date that you complete registration. If you have not completed online payment, then you have not completed registration.

Waitlist registrations are fully refundable *IF* we’re unable to assign your player.

Please visit our United or United Academy program pages to learn more about pricing information for each program. 

Registration details, dates, and fees for our Fall 2024-Spring 2025 Soccer Year will be posted in May.

What’s included for the price of registration?

Our Soccer Year begins with a Fall Season starting in September and ends with a Spring Season starting in April. 

Players who register prior to the Fall Season have the option of registering for “Fall and Spring” or “Fall Only”.

The registration fee amount for “Fall and Spring” is the exact same fee for “Fall Only,” so “Fall and Spring” is the better value because you are playing two seasons for the cost of one season.

Each season our Core program includes:

  • Weekly practices with a volunteer parent coach.
  • Weekly parent-coached game.
  • 4 days a week of optional, professionally-coached clinics.
  • Each season includes 7 or 8 weeks of clinics, practices, and games (the # of weeks varies season to season based on the calendar and weather/field conditions).
  • A single uniform is provided for each player during the Soccer Year.  The uniform includes socks, jersey, and shorts.  Uniforms are not custom fit for players and players will only receive one uniform per Soccer Year. 

Families must obtain their own shin guards (required) and soccer cleats (optional but recommended.)  The league schedules a “Soccer Shoe Donation/Exchange” prior to each season to help parents looking for lightly-used soccer cleats for their kids.

At the end of the Spring Season, trophies or medals are given to younger players (Playground Soccer-U10) and a special non-trophy item is given to older players (U12 and older) in recognition and appreciation of their efforts and Good Sportsmanship.

Each Spring season ends with our Annual Family Picnic on the final game day which includes food/beverage, fun games, and other activities for all family members to enjoy at no additional cost.

With our relationships with the Chicago Fire and Chicago Red Stars, each season we try to offer Special Events that include reduced priced tickets for soccer matches, pregame tailgates, and other special event and player experiences exclusively for registered families.

When I try to register my child, why is the "Core" Registration "greyed-out"?

The Core registration is most likely greyed-out because your child is already registered and the system won’t let you re-register.

To confirm that your child is already registered, log in to your Family Profile at ayso300team.org/app/family-profile 

If you see a blue “Update Registration” button next to your child’s name, your child is already registered for the season.

Why is registration for the Spring Season a "waitlist" registration?

Waitlist registration for the Spring Season opens on February 15th each year and remains open until the start of the Spring Season.  Beginning on February 15th, families can register their child at our Team Website.

Rosters for our Core program teams and for our Playground Soccer sessions were formed prior to the Fall season.  These rosters carry-over into the Spring season.  For this reason, any new Spring player registrations are “waitlist” subject to finding roster spots for new players.

Waitlist players will be placed on teams as soon as possible where roster spots exist, or when and if we have enough players and coach volunteers to form new teams.

Waitlist registration families should hear an update of their waitlist status and confirmation of their team or Playground Soccer session assignment by April 1st.

Families will receive a full refund of the registration fee if and only if the league is unable to assign their player for the Spring Season.

Can I make a team or coach request?

The league will only guarantee a special team or coach request to play with another player, or to play for a specific coach through our “3-Volunteer Team Volunteer” policy.

Up to 3 families will be assigned to a team together so long as their players are in the same division and a parent from each family fills the Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and Referee volunteer roles.

Each of these 3 parent volunteers must be registered parents in our registration system and must name each other as team volunteers in the field marked “Coach/Ref/Volunteer Comments” which is located in “Volunteer Preferences” in your Family Profile.

AYSO 300 will not accommodate requests for more than 3 families on a single team and will not accommodate requests to play for a specific coach if the requesting family is not volunteering as a Head Coach, Assistant Coach, or Referee.

What division will my child be placed in?

AYSO 300’s Soccer Year runs from August 1st to July 31st.  So when you register your child, he/she will be automatically placed in a division based on their birth date relative to a July 31st cut-off date.

If your player’s birth date is between August 1st and September 1st, we allow the option for your player to “play up” on a team with his/her grade because we find that kids enjoy soccer most when they play with other kids in their grade.

If your child has an August birth date and you would like them to “play up” with their grade, please indicate this preference in our online registration.

New players who turn four years of age after September 1st are only eligible for Playground Soccer, which is our non-team oriented program for 3 and 4 year olds. 

To learn more about how existing Playground Soccer players can potentially “graduate” to a U5 team in the Spring Season, see our Playground Grads page.

Where does AYSO 300 play soccer?

Nearly all AYSO 300 soccer activities take place at public parks and schools located where most of our families live: Brookfield, Countryside, La Grange, La Grange Park, and Western Springs.

Here’s a map of the AYSO 300 Community and where we sometimes play depending on field availability each season.

Our Core league, United Academy, United teams, VIP, camps and clinics all take place in these same communities.

Our United teams practice in these same communities, but will sometimes travel to indoor and outdoor fields outside of our region.

Our high school “U19” Core program occasionally travels outside of our region for games.

When and where will my child’s games take place?

In our Core program’s U5 and U6 divisions, teams play only on Saturdays and not during the week.  In these two divisions, each Saturday begins with a 30-minute practice session followed by a 24-minute match.

For the U7 (1st graders) and older divisions, all games take place on Saturdays and all start times are scheduled to start typically between 8AM and 2PM.

In the Spring Season, we will also sometimes play on the Sunday of the La Grange Pet Parade weekend.  For details on this, view our Calendar.

Game times will vary each week.  Game schedules for all teams will be posted at ayso300.org/schedule in the weeks prior to Opening Day.  Game schedules will also be found when logging into our Team Website.

All AYSO activities take place at parks and fields in either Brookfield, Countryside, La Grange, La Grange Park, or Western Springs and game location is not based on where your family lives. Here’s a map of Where We Play.

When and where will my child’s practices take place?

In our U5 and U6 divisions, teams practice and play only on Saturdays and not during the week unless they wish to attend one of our Clinics

For the U7 (1st graders) and older divisions, parent-volunteer coaches ultimately decide prior to each season what day, what time, and at what field their team will hold a weekly recurring 1-hour practice.

AYSO 300 makes no guarantee that your team’s volunteer coach will select a practice day/time that is conflict-free of other activities your child may be participating in. 

Our professionally-coached Clinics FREE for registered AYSO 300 players and an excellent alternative if your child cannot attend or has to miss their team’s parent-coached practice.

All AYSO activities take place at parks and fields in either Brookfield, Countryside, La Grange, La Grange Park, or Western Springs and practice location is not based on where your family lives.  This is Where We Play.

How do I submit my player’s birth certificate?

If your player is new to the league or we never verified your child’s birth certificate in the past, you will need to show us a copy of your child’s birth certificate for age verification.

Parents may choose one of the following options for one-time age verification:

1) Email a copy of the birth certificate to bcs@ayso300.org. Birth certificate copies will be deleted as soon as a volunteer reviews and manually verifies in our system.

2) Upload a scanned copy or screenshot of the birth certificate. You can do this after completing registration by logging in to your Family Profile.

In your Family Profile you should see a button next to your child’s name for uploading the birth certificate. Birth certificate copies will be deleted as soon as a volunteer reviews and manually verifies in our system.

If I have a returning player, do you need to see his/her birth certificate?

If you previously provided a copy of your child’s birth certificate for age verification, then no, birth certificate review is only required of all new players with AYSO 300.

If you never showed us a copy of your child’s birth certificate either in-person, or by uploading to our secure site, then yes, we still need to see it for one-time age verification.

Is financial assistance available for families in need?

In AYSO, Everyone Plays®.  Kids are able to participate regardless of skill level, experience, physical or mental disabilities, or financial constraints.  A limited amount of financial assistance is available for those families in need.

Each year, AYSO 300 is fortunate to have generous donors and donations.  With some of these funds we’re able to offset partial need-based scholarships awarded to families in need of financial assistance to help with the cost of registration in AYSO programs.

While these funds are limited, if your family is in need, please email registration@ayso300.org to learn more about what financial assistance may be available.

What is AYSO 300’s refund policy?

Refunds are provided under limited exceptions, however, full refunds are generally not possible because of registration and credit card processing fees.  See below for detail. 

When a player is registered, AYSO 300 automatically incurs an expense of $20 per player as a National Player Fee (“NPF”) paid to AYSO National. This $20 fee is non-refundable and will be deducted from all Qualifying Refunds processed.

When a player is registered, AYSO 300 also automatically incurs non-refundable credit card and processing fees on the transaction, so these processing fees will also be deducted from all Qualifying Refunds.

Refund requests should be made as soon as possible to registration@ayso300.org

For the Fall 2023 Season for registration in our Core program, a Qualifying Refund is any refund request received at registration@ayso300.org by August 1, 2023. For the Fall 2023 Season, no refunds will be given after August 1st.

For the *Spring 2024* Season for “Spring Only” registrations in our Core program, a Qualifying Refund is any refund request received at registration@ayso300.org by April 1st, 2024. No refunds will be given after April 1st.

No refund is given for “Fall and Spring” player registrations in which a player plays in the Fall but chooses not to return in the Spring. This is because the registration fee for playing “Fall Only” is the same as the registration fee for playing “Fall and Spring”.

For waitlist registrations, the registration fee will be fully refunded if the league notifies the family that it’s unable to assign a waitlist player to a team or a Playground Soccer session.

Being on the waitlist but not yet assigned to a team does not qualify for a refund unless it is before the refund deadlines listed above.

The only exception to this policy is instances where the league notifies a family that it’s unable to assign a waitlist player to a team or a Playground Soccer session.  In these cases a full refund is granted.

 

Do AYSO 300 parents have to volunteer?

AYSO is an all-volunteer run organization.  We rely on parent volunteers like you and are always in need of more help.  For these reasons, we ask at least one parent per family choose a volunteer role.  We have roles across a wide variety: coaches, referees, uniform distribution, picture day, and many administrative functions.  

To review or change your parent volunteer role, log in to your Family Profile and view and edit your Volunteer Preferences.

Please be sure to uncheck any volunteer role boxes that no longer apply and check only the box that accurately identifies the volunteer role that you’re committed to fulfilling.

MORE INformation

Camps

Core

Clinics

Division Guidelines

Volunteers

Safety

Other Programs

Playground

Non-team oriented, specially designed for 3 and 4 year olds with a focus on helping to develop fundamental motor skills using soccer as a common thread. Every session is run by our talented United Coaches.

Core

Team play for kids ages 4-18 includes one weekly game and practice coached by trained parent volunteers and optional professionally-coached clinics.

United Academy

Professionally-coached team play and training uniquely focused on delivering player development through professional and positive coaching in a flexible, family-friendly format.

United

Professionally-coached Travel soccer teams and training, uniquely focused on delivering player development through professional and positive coaching.

VIP/EPIC

Recreational soccer for kids with disabilities. Volunteer “buddies” help support our VIP players of all ages to create a positive soccer experience for all.

qUESTIONS?

Get in touch with us if you have any questions. A volunteer will get back to you as soon as possible.