Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get the roster if I missed the May Meeting?
No- team parents will contact players. Rosters are not distributed in advance to anyone other than team parents and coaches.
My team does not have a full roster, will more players be added?
Yes, assuming more players register and/or if we have to disband teams because of lack of volunteers.
Are teams formed according to neighborhood?
Yes, if you get registered during early registration. All player registrations after the June meetings will be placed on whatever team needs are.
I've received info on my younger children but nothing on my older child?
Teams for U6-U9 are formed prior to the June meetings. U10-U14 teams are formed later in the summer. All rosters will be finalized by the end of August.
What are the ages limits for children?
We take all children between the ages of 4 and 18. In our youngest (U5) division, a player must be 4 by the start of the season to be eligible. All older divisions have a birthday cutoff of August 31st. We try to roster by grade, but if a child is born after August 31st, they would play in the next division down.
Will my child be on the same team as in the Fall?
The teams are completely reformed for each Fall season. Teams are kept as intact as possible from fall to spring, however a few teams typically have to be reformed. There usually are not as many teams during the Spring season and some children may have to be moved to new teams. (A benefit of being moved to another team is getting a new uniform at no extra charge.) Coaches and team parents will notify families regarding team assignments a few week before the start of the season. Sorry no team requests.
When does the season begin?
Fall 2011: Girls start on Saturday, September 10 (Kindergarten thru 6th Grade); Boys start on Sunday, September 11. The 7/8th Grade and High School teams play Inter-Regional games on Sundays, starting September 12. Last games Nov. 5/6. U5 Sept 10-October 15th.
When will I hear something?
We are very busy during March, July and early August organizing the teams, coaches, uniforms, game schedules, etc. In early April and the middle of August we hold a packet distribution session for the team parents. At that time the team parents are given the names and phone numbers of each player on their team. It is then the team parents duty to call each of their player's families as soon as possible.
As much as we'd like to give you information sooner, we just can't. With 1900 players per season, we cannot call each one or talk to all of you to let you know what is happening. So we ask you to be patient and wait for the team parents' call. Check the Glenview AYSO calendar for the date of packet distribution/pick-up. If you haven't heard from anyone within 4-5 days after packet distribution, call 847-729-AYSO and we will try to help you. (However, we sometimes are painfully slow to return voice mails. If you would like to volunteer to help us respond to voice mail questions on the AYSO hotline, we could use the help).
Where will practices be held?
The time and location of practices for 1st Grade through High School teams is determined by the coach. Players who register assume an obligation to attend at least one practice per week. Kindergarten team practices and games are combined into a single one hour session. With the exception of one or two pre-season practices, kindergarten teams do not have weekday practices.
We realize that soccer is just one of many activities our children are involved with. We also realize that soccer is not necessarily the most important. And we understand why you tell us that my child cannot practice on such-and-such a day due to religious school. Unfortunately it is not feasible to adjust each of the players requested practice schedules to those of specific teams (when the practice times are picked by the coaches rather than our league and may change up until the day practices start). We just do not have the resources to accommodate every request.
I (Want/Need) to Play With...
We wish we could accommodate all of your requests to be with your friends/neighbors, etc. We, too, have busy lives and understand the importance of car-pooling. But with the number of players, teams, etc. we support in this program, it's just not possible to handle these requests. Besides, it's great for the players to get out and make new friends each season.
AYSO also firmly believes in fair, balanced teams. We have found that teams with multiple players who know each other or who have played together before can have an unfair advantage and dominate a division. The only exception to this guideline is that siblings (brothers/sisters) living at the same address and in the same age group will automatically be placed on the same team, unless their parents request that we separate them. No other requests to play together, or requests to play with a certain coach, will be considered
What if I want to switch teams?
Wrong gender or wrong age group assignments will be corrected. Otherwise, team switching is not permitted. If your child has been placed with the wrong gender or age group, contact 847-729-AYSO.
My son daughter needs a bigger/smaller uniform?
We make every effort to provide a range of uniform sizes for each team, so that we can accommodate most sizes of players. Invariably, some kids will fall outside of the range and their uniforms may be too large or too small. We ask each Team to do their best in distributing the uniforms by size and in getting creative to make each uniform fit as best as possible (cinching up the drawstring, tying up a Jersey, substituting a like colored short, etc. ). The timing of Team Formation and the lead times required by our Uniform Vendor prevent Glenview AYSO from submitting custom uniform orders by Team. We simply don't have the resources (time nor Volunteers) to adequately handle the volume of change requests, so we ask each Parent to do their best in making it work out. Thank you for your effort in making this work for your team.
How much does it cost for a child to play?
The costs are defined on the Fees page. AYSO continues to hold down its costs while serving more than 1800 soccer players. AYSO represents the best bargain in Glenview sports.
What should be done if an incident has occurred?
An Incident Report is required whenever there is a serious incident involving AYSO participants, activities, facilities, or property including: injuries, hospitalizations, threats of bodily harm, law enforcement, fighting, lawsuits, property damage.
What if you suspect a player has received a concussion?
If you suspect that an athlete has a concussion, you should take the following four Heads Up steps: 1. Remove the athlete from play. 2. Ensure that the athlete is evaluated by a health care professional experienced in evaluating for concussion. Do not try to judge the seriousness of the injury yourself. 3. Inform the athlete's parents or guardians about the possible concussion and give them the CDC fact sheet for parents on concussion. 4. Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until a health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion, says they are symptom-free and it's OK to return to play.
Does AYSO provide accident insurance?
AYSO purchases Soccer Accident Insurance (SAI), which pays excess medical costs up to $50,000 maximum per accident to an insured person for accidental bodily injuries incurred as a direct result of participation in a covered activity subject to the policy terms and conditions. This is an Excess Accidental Medical Expense Benefit, and all eligible expenses will be reimbursed in excess of a primary policy or on a Usual and Customary basis. Download the SAI Brochure for more detailed explanation of the plan.
What is your refund policy?
Once your registration and payment are submitted, AYSO Region 362 has a no refund policy. We will not issue a refund under any circumstances unless we are unable to place your child on a team.