Des Plaines Park District

Youth Soccer Leagues

The Des Plaines Park District Youth Soccer Leagues are recreational leagues for boys and girls, and an affiliate of the Illinois Youth Soccer Association. Our program emphasizes player skill development, coach and referee training, parent safety awareness, and a safe environment for your child to enjoy the game of soccer.

Teams in the Youth Soccer Leagues are gender specific and age appropriate if enough boys and girls register for each age group. Age groups with low levels of registration may be combined with the other practice location, or into a co-ed team, to fill the team roster.

All participants will receive a phone call from their coach prior to the first practice. If you do not receive a call, please understand that we are recruiting volunteer coaches. If you do not receive a call by 3/23, or if you have any questions about the program, please call Josh Cantres at 847-391-5711, or email

Registration Fees:

Pre-K–1st grade R: $55/NR: $69
2nd–8th grade R: $100/NR: $125
Includes the required soccer shirt. 


Online Registration ends at 5:00pm on March 13.

Registrations taken after March 13 will be added to the waitlist, if space is not available.



All practices for Spring 2018 begin the week of March 19.
Choose the most convenient neighborhood practice location from the chart below or download a PDF.
Complete information about the program is always online and in the Spectrum Programs & Events Guide.

Players in the Pre-K thru 1st grade level will practice once a week. All other grade levels will practice twice a week.
Location, time and day are at the discretion of the volunteer coach.
Please note: If registration is low in your practice area, you will be moved to the next available practice area where we can complete a team.


Games are scheduled from April 7–May 12, on Saturdays, hourly from 11:30a–4:00p, depending on the number of teams. All games are played on Prairie Lakes Field, and are called by USSF and IHSA certified officials.


All participants provide their own shorts, sweats, shoes, and required shin guards. A park district issued soccer shirt is required for games.
Players must bring an initialed soccer ball to practice: a #3 ball (4–5 year olds), #4 ball (1st–5th), and a #5 ball (6th–8th).

Picture Day

All team soccer pictures are taken before your practices. Details and order forms will be handed out prior to the scheduled date.

Please note

Due to the complications that arise from late withdrawals after the formation of teams, there is a $20 processing fee applied to any refund requested after march 14.

Youth Soccer Leagues

North Area
Bluett Park, 1408 E. Thayer Street
Chippewa Park, 197 N. Eighth Avenue
Craig Manor Park, 800 Madelyn Drive

Central Area
Barry Recreation Center, 7128 Barry Street, Rosemont
Lake Park, North End,  2000 Lee St. at Howard Avenue
Prairie Lakes Park, 1515 E. Thacker Street

South Area
Arndt Park, 1990 White Street
Eaton Field Park, 2975 Craig Drive


Administrative & Leisure Center2222 Birch Street • 847-391-5700

Golf Center Des Plaines353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF

Lake Park Golf Course & Marina1015 Howard Ave • 847-391-5730

Mountain View Adventure Center510 E. Algonquin Road • 847-391-5733

Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

Prairie Lakes Community Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-391-5711