Fall Soccer League
Soccer provides children of all ages an opportunity to stay fit, improve motor skills, learn teamwork and have fun.
Registration begins in early December. To participate, complete and submit the registration form at the park office or online at www.WashingtonParkDistrict.com by Friday February 12, 2016. All registrations received by the deadline are guaranteed to play. Registrations received after the deadline will be placed on a waitlist and are not guaranteed placement on a team. Late registrants will be accessed a $10.00 late fee. Players interested in the Legends Travel formerly ICSL league must complete an medical waiver available at the park district office and provide proof of insurance and age. Team requests will be limited to siblings.
Required Equipment – Shin Guards and water bottle, The WPD recommends each participant bring their own ball to practice. No jewelry is allowed during practices or games.
Uniforms - All players will receive a Washington Park District Soccer uniform shirt to be worn during the games.
Pictures - Tentatively scheduled for April 23, 2016
Practices and Games
Games will be played at Oak Ridge Park located at the end of North Cummings lane. Games will begin the week of April 4th and end the week of May 9th. The coach will be responsible for scheduling practice times and every effort will be made to allow the coaches to schedule practice times a maximum of two weeks prior to the first game. Games will be scheduled one weeknight (the weeknight each league will play is determined after the registrations are complete and the number of teams is determined) and on Saturday morning.
In an effort to provide ALL soccer players in the Washington Park District program an opportunity to develop their fundamental soccer skills, academy sessions will be offered to all Washington Park District participants. The academy sessions are in addition to team practices scheduled by the individual coaches. Coaches are invited and encouraged to attend the academy sessions. The dates and times are as follows:
5-8 years: Sunday April 10, 17 and 24 3:00-3:45 PM;; Monday April 11, 18 & 25 - 5:30-6:15 PM
9-12 Years: Sunday April 10, 17 and 24 3:45-4:30 PM; Monday April 11, 18 and 25, 6:15-7:00 PM
Volunteer Coaches needed. Please consider volunteering as a coach. Many coaches are needed to make this a great program! We provide equipment, training, and resources. Please indicate on your child’s registration form if you are interested in coaching and be sure to provide an e-mail address and shirt size. Unfortunately, if not enough coaches volunteer, the program is forced to have large teams, reducing playing time or limiting the number of teams within the leagues. The coaches meeting is tentatively scheduled for March 15th.
Recreational Soccer Leagues - Fee $50 R/$55 NR Includes team jersey, soccer academy, participation award and lots of fun. In an effort to be consistent the Washington Park District follows the United States Soccer Federation's guidelines for the organization of youth soccer. Recently, the USSF announced changes to the guidelines beginning in 2016. One change the WPD will implement in the spring of 2016 is the age range for each league. THe age range for each league is as follows and hopefully will make it easier to determine the league where your child should play:
Age Birth Year Code Ball Size Teams Goalie
4 & 5 Jan 1, 2011-April 1, 2012 2-1301-16 3 3 v 3 No
6 2010 2-1302-16 3 4 v 4 Yes
7 & 8 2008 & 2009 2-1303-16 3 6 v 6 Yes
9 & 10 2006 & 2007 2-1304-16 4 9 v 9 Yes
11 & 12 2004 & 2005 2-1305-16 4 9 v 9 Yes
The ICSL league is designed for the player who is looking for a higher level of competition. ICSL coaches will be trained. Typically, the ICSL games are played on Saturday afternoons in communities such as East Peoria, Morton, Washington or Lincoln. Depending upon registrations, try-outs might be involved and teams could be co-ed. Players interested in Legends Travel league must complete a medical waiver available at the Park office and provide proof of medical insurance and age. Registration deadline may be different than Future Legends. Players will receive a game jersey. The fee is $60 for residents and $65 for non residents.
The following leagues are available:
U9 (Born in 2007) - 2-1340-16
U10 (Born in 2006) - 2-1310-16
U12 (Born in 2004) - 2-1320-16
Jr High (born in 2002) - 2-1330-16
Legends Soccer Club
The Legends Soccer Club focuses intensely on creating brave creative leaders for life. Our no guilt, no shame, no blame philosophy gives kids the confidence to get out of their comfort zone and create the big play in any situation. The Legends Club has an academy teaching world class dribbling and finishing skills to better prepare players for the highest level of play. The hallmark of all Legends teams is superb individual skill, notable deceptive dribbling and goal scoring. THe Legends Soccer Club offers three to four practice sessions per week and game play in regional leagues and tournaments. The season runs from April -June and the league is try-out based. Questions: (309)738-8190: 444-9413 ext 104.