The Illinois Youth Soccer 5-Star Competitive Club Recognition will be awarded to an Illinois Youth Soccer Member Competitive Club that promotes Illinois Youth Soccer programs, coaching education, referee development, risk management, parent education and sideline behavior.
Illinois Youth Soccer will recognize the 5-Star award recipient on its website and publications and provide the 5-Star Competitive Club Recognition medallion for display on the recipient’s website and publications.
|5-Star Competitive Clubs|
|Crystal Lake Force|
|Ela Soccer Club|
|FC Barrington & FCX|
Illinois Youth Soccer 5-Star Competitive Club Criteria
Illinois Youth Soccer Membership & Support
All of the Club’s competitive teams/players and recreational program teams/players, with the exception of the club’s US Soccer Academy primary teams that are excluded from participating in any other program, must be registered with an Illinois Youth Soccer member league.
The Club must actively support Illinois Youth Soccer programs and encourage their players to participate in the Illinois Olympic Development Program.
The Club must place Illinois Youth Soccer logo and link on its website free of charge to IYSA.
All the Club’s competitive coaches must have the following US Soccer Federation licenses:
All referees including assistant referees that the Club assigns must have a US Soccer license.
The Club must meet all of the following Illinois Youth Soccer risk management criteria:
Parent Education and Sideline Behavior
The Club must certify and document that it has a parent behavior program in place.
Illinois Youth Soccer 5-Star Club Recognition Benefits
A Club that earns the prestigious Illinois Youth Soccer 5-Star Club Recognition will receive the following benefits from Illinois Youth Soccer: