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 8/18, 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: $62/NR: $72
2nd–8th grade R: $105/NR: $131
Includes the required soccer shirt. 


Online Registration ends at 5:00pm on August 15.

Registrations taken after August 15 will be added to the waitlist, if space is not available.


All practices begin the week of August 21.
Choose the most convenient neighborhood practice location from the chart below. It’s also on page 35 of the Fall Spectrum. (Download a PDF of the Soccer Field Chart.)
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 September 9–October 21, 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 game on September 9. Details and order forms will be handed out at practice.

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 August 15.

Youth Soccer Leagues

Area 1, North
Bluett Park, 1408 E. Thayer St.
Chippewa Park, 197 N. Eighth Avenue

Area 2, Central
Lake Park, North End,  2000 Lee St. at Howard Ave
Prairie Lakes Park, 1515 E. Thacker St.

Area 3, South
Arndt Park, 1990 White St.
Eaton Field Park, 2975 Craig Drive
Barry Recreation Center, 7128 Barry St., Rosemont

Youth Soccer Leagues