Fall soccer registration now open

MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization (KYSO) is taking registrations for fall recreational soccer through July 7 at www.kanelandyouthsoccer.com.

The fall season includes eight games between Sept. 6 and Oct. 18. All games and practices are held next to Kaneland High School in Maple Park. Games are played between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturdays; each team typically practices one evening per week.

Registration is open to boys and girls ages 3 to 17 and special needs players through the TOPSoccer program. The program is open to children from Big Rock, Elburn, Hinckley, Kaneville, Maple Park, Sugar Grove, and Virgil.

The Little Knights program for children 3 and 4 is an introduction to soccer that includes eight one-hour skills and game sessions on Saturday mornings. Little Knights is $50, which includes a soccer jersey.

The recreational program for ages 5 through 17 is $110 through July 7. Recreational soccer includes a full uniform including jersey, shorts and socks, and features volunteer coaches supported by college-level players and trainers and certified referees. After July 7, the normal registration rate of $145 is in place. Discounts are available for multiple-player families.

KYSO also provides a TOPSoccer program for players with special needs. TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a national soccer program created to train young people with disabilities in a caring coaching environment. The program is generally carried out by volunteers at the local level, with financial support from US Youth Soccer and local youth soccer organization such as KYSO.

TOPSoccer is offered free to registered players.

For registration questions, contact Mo Gannon at 630-463-9001 ext. 707 or registrar@kanelandyouthsoccer.com.

Player assessments for all age groups will be conducted in early August and teams formed immediately after assessments. Practices begin the week of Aug. 18.

Volunteer coaching positions are also available and a coach training session and orientation will be held in early April. Contact Matt Krol at 630-463-9001 ext. 702 or email reccoach@kanelandyouthsoccer.com for details.

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