Youth Sports 2019-05-23T20:19:59+00:00

Champions Indoor Soccer League

2019/20 Season Dates Coming Soon!

Our goal is to provide quality-playing time for all players and teams in a safe, fair and competitive environment. In an effort to ensure fair competition, Athletico Center will attempt to match appropriately competitive teams in each age group.  Selection will be based upon team past performances as well as informational statistics obtained from outdoor standings and results. View league rules online.

League Rules: View Online

Age Groups: U8 – U19, boys and girls
Multiple divisions within age groups where applicable

Game Length:

  • 9 games
  • 2 x 20 minutes halves
  • minute half-time

Formation & Field Size:

  • U8-U10 (7v7): 55 x 31 yards
  • U11-U14 (7v7): 62 x 36 yards
  • U15-19 Girls (7v7): 62 x 36 yards
  • U15-19 Boys (9v9): 62 x 55 yards

Game Dates:   

  • December 1st, 2018 – March 17, 2019
  • No games December 17 – 31

Team Fees and Discounts:

  • U08 – U14: $1485/team (max 18 players)
  • U15 – U18 Girls: $1485/team (max 18 players)
  • U15 – U18 Boys: $1935/team (max 18 players)
  • 10% discount for each team when clubs register 8+ teams

League Administration Dates:
High school boys see below

  • Registration payments due: September 24, 2018 (no exceptions)
  • Conflict Request Form: September 24, 2018

*No request will be honored after this date* We will do our best to honor all reasonable request that do not affect the overall integrity of the league.

  • Final Schedule published to families: Nov. 9, 2018

High School Boys

  • Team Submission Form due: October 19, 2018
  • Registration payments due: October 19, 2018
  • Final Schedule published : November 9, 2018

Membership

Each player subject to additional $30 annual membership fee entitling the player to participate in any program at Athletico Center for a year

How do I register a team? Please email Kenneth@Athleticocenter.com to get a team submission form to enter your teams into the league.

Do all player’s need a membership/facility usage fee? Yes, all participants need to have a membership that extends past the league ending date.

Do I have to sign a waiver? If yes, where? Yes, all participants need to sign a waiver to participate. You will be automatically prompted to sign the waiver online, if it has been over a year since you last signed one. You may also stop by and sign a waiver in person.

Does my team need a official league roster? Yes, we use the official tournament rosters of YSSL/IWSL/NISL for age verification purposes.

Will there be warm up  time before my games? There is no warm up  time between games.

Can I wear cleats? Yes, but no metal studs, screw ins or square studs.

Why do I need a photo taken? All players need a current photo for identification and player card issuance.

When will my photo be taken? All photos will be taken before your first game. Please arrive at least 30 min early before your first game.

Why is my card not printed? You need to have an updated membership, waiver, and photo on file for your card to be printed. We print cards once we have all this information from every member of your team.

How do I purchase a Membership/facility usage fee through DASH? Log in by going to our website at athleticocenter.com and clicking on member login. After logging in look to your right for fourth blue box down where it says facility usage fee/membership and click add facility usage fee. Choose who needs it and checkout.

What forms of payment are accepted? We accept visa or mastercard.

Where do I view my team’s schedule or standings? You can view your team schedule and standings by logging into your DASH account and clicking on team.

Recreational Soccer League (Coed)

Looking for a youth recreational soccer league in Northbrook? Join the Athletico Center! Our  indoor rec soccer leagues consists of players from the area looking to learn soccer fundamentals or to just play in a league with friends. We are all about creating a fun and encouraging atmosphere for youth soccer players.

Parents: Enjoying cheering from the sidelines in our clean and modern sports facility, located right on the border of Northbrook and Glenview. rainouts or cold weather to brave! Want to be more involved? Our recreational soccer teams are led by volunteer coaches. Let us know when you’re registering if you’re interested in coaching.


Jersey Provided for all players.

Potential Game Times: 8:00am, 8:45am, 9:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am, 11:45am & 12:30pm

League Rules: Be sure to review our U6 & U8 League Rules to ensure a fun and safe soccer experience.

Payment: $720/Team or $92/Individual Player. We require all players to have an active Athletico Center Membership ($30/player of $60/family).

Safety Requirements: Shin guards and soccer socks required. Cleats optional.

Friend Requests: Each player may request to play with ONE mutually requested friends. If friend is not mutually requested, team placement will not be guaranteed. Please put both the first and last name of the players you are interested in participating with.


Jersey Provided for all players.

Potential Game Times: 8:00am, 8:45am, 9:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am, 11:45am & 12:30pm

League Rules: Be sure to review our U10 & U12 League Rules to ensure a fun and safe soccer experience.

Payment: $1080/Team or $110/Individual Player. If you are registering as a team we require a $350 deposit, CC on file & full payment by start of first game. We ask all players to have an active Athletico Center Membership ($30/player of $60/family).

Safety Requirements: Shin guards and soccer socks required. Cleats optional.

Friend Requests: Each player may request to play with ONE mutually requested friends. If friend is not mutually requested, team placement will not be guaranteed. Please put both the first and last name of the players you are interested in participating with.

How do I register? Visit www.athleticocenter.com, and register online! Need help? Call us at 224-326-2061

Can I play with my friends? Yes! You may request to be with one other friend. We cannot guarantee that all requests will be accommodated but we will do our best! It is recommend that your friend requests you as well. Chain-requesting will not be honored.

How are teams made? Once registration is complete, we will take friend requests into account and manually build teams for the players.

Who will be my coach? Coaches for the recreational leagues will be volunteer parents. If you are an AYSO certified coach we encourage you to volunteer!

How competitive are these leagues? The recreational leagues are designed to mimic the same values as the AYSO program. While we are NOT an AYSO league, we have designed this league for players who love the game and will follow similar AYSO guidelines. There will be no standings or scores kept and parents are strongly encouraged to applaud and encourage the players on the field.

When are the games? Games will be played Saturday mornings starting at 8am

Can my club soccer team participate in these leagues? The recreational leagues have been designed for recreational players. While club can enter the leagues, we will disperse advanced players to keep team skill levels equal across the various teams.

Will there be practice time before my games? There is no practice time between games

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Lil’ Kickers

Soccer for Kids 18 months – 9 years old

Lil’ Kickers is a nationally recognized child development soccer program. Classes are available to children ages 18 months to 9 years. The Lil’ Kickers curriculum was developed using renowned child development theory, so classes are tailored to specific ages and abilities, and can accommodate most children. While we are always true to our theoretical roots, we are continually working to discover new ways to enhance the program.

Lil’ Kickers-LKSOCCER.COM offers classes at 10 locations running year round (including Northbrook), making LKSOCCER.COM the biggest Lil’ Kickers franchisee in the country serving over 19,000 children annually in the Chicagoland area! LKSOCCER.COM provides all coaches with over 100 hours of training in child development theory before stepping onto the field, as well as ongoing training throughout their career as a Lil’ Kickers coach.  What makes our coaches so great? They incorporate a developmental perspective when approaching children—always mindful of what children are capable of accomplishing at each age. If you are interested in Lil’ Kickers – Try a FREE Trial class to see the Lil’ Kickers program in action!

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Flag Football League

Spring Session: April 19 – June 7

Who said you can’t play football indoors? Flag Football League provides a fun and competitive football environment that enhances character, community and passion for the game year around in a clean, safe and warm environment! Get Inside and Have Some Fun! View our Flag Football League Rules.

Game Length:

  • Friday 3:45pm -8:15pm
  • 40 Minute Games (2 x 20 min halves)
  • 10 Games over 1o Weeks

Friend Request:

All players may submit request one teammate. We will do our best to honor teammate requests however requests are not guaranteed in an effort to maintain league integrity.

Membership:

Must have an active Athletico Center Annual Membership fee ($30 per player) and an active waiver on file. All participants must follow The Athletico Center’s Flag Football Rules.

Receive a FREE jersey when you register!

Are we provided with a coach? No coaches aren’t provided we feel parent participation provides a fun environment for the kids

Is there a max number on a team? Yes, 10 kids for all house teams, for private teams we suggest 13 max in order for the kids to have fun and have equal playing time.

My son can’t play anymore, can I receive a refund? You can’t receive a refund after the first game has been played. (If an injury occurs outside of the Athletico Center which prohibits a participant from continuing in the program, a doctor’s note must be provided and a credit will be applied to customer’s account. No refund will be issued. Credit must be used within 6 months of notification of injury).

Can we reschedule a game? We do not reschedule games due to field space and rental we can not reschedule any games ( We cannot reschedule games due to space availability during the season.)

Is a practice day included? No, practices are not included with the league.

When will Jerseys be issued? If all rosters shirt orders are in, shirts will be ordered the monday before and issued to the team manager/coach before the first game of the session. If not, shirts will be ordered until the following Monday of the second week and issued that Friday to the team manager.

Can my son or daughter wear cleats? Yes, Players are allowed to wear cleats as long as they are not metal, screw ins or square.

Are there referees at the games? Yes, there are referees for 3rd grade and up. But no referees for kindergarten and 1st/2nd grade. We encourage the coaches to enforce the rules of the game. The coaches are also QB’s for the kindergarten and 1st/2nd grade leagues.

Do all players need a waiver? Yes, all participants need a waiver on file. Login to Dash to sign a waiver online or fill one out in person as well.

Do all players need a Membership? Yes, all players are required to have a membership that extends throughout the entire session.

I have more than one friend request, can we be on the same team? We accept one MUTUAL friend request.

My child is in 5th grade but wants to play with a friend in 7th grade, can he play on their team? We allow children to “play up” in higher grade divisions if they so desire. Children are not allowed to play down in younger divisions without written permission from the league.

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Nerf Battles: Weekly Open Play

Wednesday Nights

Join us on the field for weekly action-packed Nerf Battles! Each field will be assigned a coach to help facilitate and referee gameplay.

We have a limited amount of space available. Reserve your spot online for free to guarantee your child’s spot! Payment is due at the time of play. Please note when you reserve a spot you are taking away the opportunity for another child to play! If you are unable to attend please cancel your reservation at no cost to open up the spot for another family!

When: Wednesday

  • 7-10 years: 5:30-6:30pm 
  • 11-14 years: 5:30-6:30pm 
  • 15-18 years: 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • 18 and up years: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Can I just walk in with my friends and play? We have a limited amount of space available. Reserve your spot online for free to guarantee your child’s spot! Payment is due at the time of play ($10/hour). Please note when you reserve a spot you are taking away the opportunity for another child to play! If you are unable to attend please cancel your reservation at no cost to open up the spot for another family!

What is the age limit to play in Open Play? The minimum age for Open Play is 5 years old to play. The ability to hold the blaster, load the blaster, and shoot the blaster is key to having ultimate fun. Please note that some children under the age of 7 may struggle with handling and operating the blaster.

How do I play Dart Tag games? Every player will be briefed before the start of play to go over safety rules before collecting their blaster, goggles, and colored jersey. Players will receive instructions on how to play and given rules of the game before gameplay. During the games, Referees will be on field to ensure everyone understands each game and are following the rules.

What blasters do you have? We provide basic blasters. Basic blasters are single shot and hold six bullets at a time. All bullets are provided by us!

Can I bring my own blaster? YES YOU CAN! Leave your darts at home as we will provide all bullets! We do not provide disc ammo only blasters that hold darts or mega darts. Certain blasters will not be allowed (see below).

Banned Blasters:

  • All Disc blasters
  • Centurion
  • Crossbolt
  • Fusefire
  • Modulus
  • Recon XD
  • Raider
  • Rampage
  • Retaliator
  • Stampede
  • Slingfire

What do I have to wear to play? We recommend that you wear activewear as you will be running, jumping, ducking and hiding. All players must wear gym shoes.

Can I bring in outside food or drink? No outside food is allowed. Snacks and drinks are available at our concession.

Do you have to have a group or team to play? We are open to single players, groups, or team play. Open Play is individual registration and first come first serve. If you and your child’s friends would like to play we recommend reserving your spots online all at one. Our Nerf Battle Leagues are open to individual registration or team registration (team of 8).

What is the maximum number of people to play each hour? We allow a maximum of 8 players on a team (16 in a game).

Can my organization do fundraisers, team building, or company outings with Nerf Battles? Whether it’s a fundraiser looking for a unique event, a high school team searching for an engaging team building activity, or a corporation looking to get out of the office – we are happy to work with you to create a memorable event. Please use the contact form to send your request and our event team will contact you.

Do I need a reservation to join Open Play? Walk-ins are welcome, although due to the limited space available we recommend you reserve your spot online. We cannot guarantee your participation without a reservation. 

What if I can’t make it? If you are unable to attend Open Play, simple cancel your reservation through your confirmation email. Use the button at the bottom of your confirmation email to cancel or reschedule your reservation. 

Do you serve alcohol? We serve beer & wine (must be 21 and older). Drink responsibly! 

View our Complete List of FAQ’S to learn more!

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Battle Leagues

More Information Coming Soon!

Stay tuned – More information is coming soon!

Nerf Battles FAQ’s

We have a limited amount of space available. Reserve your spot online for free to guarantee your child’s spot! Payment is due at the time of play. Please note when you reserve a spot you are taking away the opportunity for another child to play! If you are unable to attend please cancel your reservation at no cost to open up the spot for another family!

The minimum age for Nerf Battles is 7 years old to play. The ability to hold the blaster, load the blaster, and shoot the blaster is key to having ultimate fun. Please note that some children under the age of 10 may struggle with handling and operating the blaster.

We provide basic blasters. Basic blasters are single shot and hold six bullets at a time. All bullets are provided by us!

YES YOU CAN! Leave your darts at home as we will provide all bullets! We do not provide disc ammo only blasters that hold darts or mega darts. Certain blasters will not be allowed (see below).

  • All Disc blasters
  • Centurion
  • Crossbolt
  • Fusefire
  • Modulus
  • Recon XD
  • Raider
  • Rampage
  • Retaliator
  • Stampede
  • Slingfire

We recommend that you wear activewear as you will be running, jumping, ducking and hiding. All players must wear gym shoes.

No outside food is allowed. Snacks and drinks are available at our concussion.

We are open to single players, groups, or team play. Open Play is individual registration and first come first serve. If you and your child’s friends would like to play we recommend reserving your spots online all at one

We allow a maximum of 8 players on a team (16 in a game).

Open Play: If you are unable to attend Open Play, simple cancel your reservation through your confirmation email.