Shorewood Soccer League: Welcome

Welcome to the Shorewood Soccer League!

 Check our News page for current updates.

Upcoming dates:

January
Sat 01/24/2015 - Open Registration 9:30a-12:30p at Shorewood Library
Sat 01/24/2015 - Spring Registration Deadline (late fee if registering after this date)
Sat 01/31/2015 - *Tentative* Juventus Soccer Winter Clinic TBD at Trinity School

March
Sat 03/21/2015 - Coaches meeting / equipment pick-up  9:00a-11:00a at Grace Bible
Wed 03/25/2015 -  Uniform / Badges pick-up  5:30p-6:30p at Crossroads School

April
Wed 04/22/2015 - Referee Meeting  6:00p  at Shorewood Library
Sat 04/25/2015 - U5-16 Spring Season begins at Crossroads Fields
Mon 04/27/2015 - Picture Night  5:00p-8:00p at Troy Middle School

May
Sat 05/16/2015 - SSL Soccer SLAM (U8 and up)  All Day at Crossroads Fields

June
Sun 06/07/2015 - Make-up date for cancelled games  TBD  at Crossroads Fields
Sat 06/13/2015 - U5-16 Spring Season ends

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The Shorewood Soccer League is an all-volunteer run, recreational, co-ed soccer league operating in Shorewood, IL. A member of the Illinois Youth Soccer Association, the league has been in operation since 1982 with an objective of providing a quality coed recreational soccer experience for all participants.

We currently offer two seasons a year, Spring and Fall, with each season having 8 weekly games. All children age 4 to 15 are welcome to play.

To contact the Shorewood Soccer League, click on the Board Members List link on the left to choose the appropriate person to email.

League Voice Mail System: (815) 773-9907

En Español


Monday, May 13
Juventus - Girls Teams Forming

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Families with girls ready to elevate their soccer play to that next level, Juventus is looking to form teams for Fall season. Juventus has setup it's coaching staff and team manger just for the future girls teams. Our first team we are targeting is a U10/U11 all girls team. We currently have 3 girls playing with Juventus in this age group and 2 that are attending tryouts. We need 5 more.

Please bring them by our practices at the Troy Crossroads Fields on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

If interested, please see our web site at www.youthsoccerclub.org and contact Drew Kobus at drewmk@sbcglobal.net.



Concussion Awareness



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Effective September 1, 2014 all coaches participating in Shorewood Soccer programs are required to get a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports Completion Certificate. Also, effective September 1, 2014, the Shorewood Soccer League is adopting the Illinois Youth Soccer Association Concussion Notification Form.

Coaches can access the FREE 30-minute CDC Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports Competition Certification course directly through the CDC link:

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/index.html

Since, the CDC does not keep your certificate on file, please photograph, print, scan, or save your certificate for future reference.  You will need to present this certificate to the league. 

The Concussion Notification Form will soon be available to all coaches.  Check back before games begin.



Wednesday, April 16
Fall 2014 Handouts Now Available on Handouts Page

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New handouts are now available on our Handouts page for the Fall 2014 season. 

Added are:

  • Fall 2014 Picture Schedule
  • Fall 2014 All Divisions Game Schedule
  • Names on Jerseys form 

Click here to go directly to the Handouts page or utilize the Handouts link in the left side menu.




Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Parents - Disclosure Form/Background Check

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Every adult that is assigned to a team, whether you are the Head Coach or the Team Parent,  MUST fill out the on-line disclosure form so the league can run the  required  background check.   This must be done every season so we have your current information.

Click HERE to access the secure page, enter your information and then submit.  You'll get a confirmation page, which you can print and hold on to as your proof that you have complied until you get your badges (coaches and assistant coaches only). 

All information must be filled out - including your social security number.  Your social security number is obscured in the data that we see - it is not accessible by the soccer league. 

Any adult assigned to a team that does not fill out the form will not be able to participate in practices or games!   




Monday, May 13
Shorewood Adds Program for kids up to 16 Years Old

 

Are your kids getting too old for Shorewood Soccer? Are you running out of options for your children to play soccer beyond elementary school? Shorewood Soccer is expanding our older player offerings. Our U11, U12, and U13 will continue to play as they have for the past 2 years, as a combined group. We have created a new U16 division, for U14 through U16 players, that will compete in 3v3 games. Teams will consist of 6 players and a parent coach. The teams will play a minimum of 2 games each weekend. The 3v3 game is a high paced game with numerous touches on the ball. It is an exciting game to play and watch.

We are very excited to create this new offering so please spread the word that we are expanding our league to accommodate your high school age kids!

3v3 Soccer is a variety of soccer played between two teams. Each team may only have 3 players on the field at a time (hence providing the name, "3 v 3", "3 versus 3", or "3 on 3"). This style of soccer is more commonly referred to as a "small-sided" game, as compared to a full game with larger teams. The field used is smaller than a regulation soccer pitch, instead it typically is 30 yards wide by 40 yards long, although these dimensions vary quite a bit when the game is played indoors due to the varied styles and sizes of indoor pitches. It uses a much smaller goal than fullsided soccer. In most 3v3 there is no keeper.

"3v3 Soccer" is claimed to be the fastest growing form of soccer in the World. Its greatest popularity is in the United States, where hundreds, and perhaps thousands of Tournaments take place each year.  It is a much faster paced, and higher scoring game than traditional full sided soccer. The speed of the attack, the use of triangulation, and the strategies bring aspects of Hockey into the game. The quick shift from one end of the field to the other after a goal is scored, or upon loss of possession is reminiscent of Basketball. It requires the blending of individual skills with teamwork.

Its gain in popularity is largely because every member of the team gets equal playing time, and equal touches on the ball. All players on the field are a part of the play. Because of the speed of the game, and the fact that players are constantly in motion, there are frequent substitutions. A typical player may be rotated on six times or more in one game. There are no permanently assigned positions as there are in full sided soccer, giving each team member equal status and equal importance. This helps to develop individual skills.

Note: This is considered a Soccer skill competition, and cannot be played at the same time a player is actively playing for a high school soccer team. If your child is on the high school soccer team, they can play in their off season.



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