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2016 Summer Outdoor League Open for Registration

Get registered now for the 2016 Spring/Summer Outdoor League.  For ages 4-14 (grades PK through 8th).    Register online for your convenience.  

Note: Players who are currently 3 years old, but will be turning 4 prior to September 1st, are invited to play.

Volunteer Coaches Needed for Summer League

Parents, don't forget - volunteer coaches needed for all age groups. Coaching is fun & rewarding. Plus, all parents who volunteer to be a head coach get the following perks:

-You get your child's registration fee rebated back to you at the end of the season.
-You get a gift certificate to Backyard Grill & Bar.
-You get a free team photo.
-Coaching training & materials provided - no experience needed!

Please think about volunteering to coach your child's team. Early registration discount ends January 30th

Winter Indoor Kickers Academy

Info for the Winter session:

  • Trainings start January 12
  • No Training Feb 18 & Feb 25
  • Last day of training March 10





Raptor Tots 2016

We are now accepting registrations for the 2016 Raptor Tots season.  There are 4 sessions to choose from:

  • WINTER    JAN 13 - MAR 12   7 WEEKS    $70
  • SPRING    APR 6 - JUNE 11    10 WEEKS   $100
  • SUMMER  JULY 6 - SEPT 10   10 WEEKS   $100
  • FALL      SEPT 28 - DEC 3      10 WEEKS   $100

Session Class Times

WED     9AM
SAT    9AM
SAT   10AM 
SAT   11AM 

More info on the Raptor Tots page.

Soccer Ball Sizing

Ever wondered what size soccer ball is best for your child?  Did you even know that soccer balls come in different sizes?  Refer to the image to the right to see what size is best for your child.  Using the correct size is important to your child's soccer development.

Coaching Education for Volunteer Coaches

Whether you are thinking about coaching, new to coaching, or have coached for several years, coaching education is very important. There is always more to learn! If you are looking to further your coaching education, we highly recommend taking U.S. Soccer's "F" Coaching License Online Course.

This course is a 2-hour course that can be completed online. It can be accessed through the U.S. Soccer website.…/licenses/national-f The "F" course is intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots course is to share U.S. Soccer's best preactices in creating a fun, activity-center and age appropriate environment for players.

Take Your Family to Moore Dentistry

Thank you Moore Dentistry for supporting local youth soccer.  Please contact them for all your family dentistry needs.

Contact Baney for all Your Siding and Roofing Needs.

  Thank you Baney for supporting local youth soccer!

"Use Baney Construction & Restoration , your local roofer and siding experts for all your Construction needs." Call CJ at 815-262-3471.

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Follow us on Twitter & Facebook and get up to date information on schedules, weather cancellations, upcoming registrations and more!

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Submit Your Photos!

Submit a photo of your RYSL player in action, and it might make our website!  We would like to have a photo slideshow on our site, highlighting our RYSL players.

Please submit your photo to Jen Mateus.  By submitting your photo(s), you are giving RYSL permission to publish them on the RYSL website and/or RYSL printed materials.

We can't wait to see them!


Inclement Weather Policies:

RYSL Games will be played in the rain.  We will only cancel if a storm threatens, or lighting is visible.  The following is our inclement weather procedures.  Rockford Park District contacts the RYSL League Administrator and makes a decision as to if games will be played. A decision on weather will be made at 4:00pm. If games are to be cancelled, RYSL parents can find out in the following ways:

  • Our website
  • Our Facebook page
  • Twitter Feed
  • Rfd Park District Weather Line  987-1644
  • Please use the 1st three options, as these are the quickest way to find out if games are cancelled.  

We will schedule make up games within the season for games missed due to weather cancellation. Parents will be given notice as to when the make up games will occur. The make-up game will be played on a Tuesday.