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AYSO Region 183 - Chicago - Peterson Park

Soccer Fest Event Information

Soccer Fest Saturday June 15 2024

9:00am - 1:00pm

Peterson Park South Fields / Field house area     

Important - Volunteers are needed; see below for more details. 

1.     Fun! Fun!  

2.     *** Soccer Tunnel ***  

3.     Volunteers  

4.     Goal Setup  

5.     Game Schedule

6.     Rules

7.     Field Map

8.     Parking 

9.     Trophy Distribution

10.   Snack Distribution

11.   Player Registration - LAST DAY

12.   Coach Registration  

13.   Referee Registration

14.   Other Rules 

Soccer Fest Fun -  Fun! Fun! 

We are hear to celebrate the year-end of playing soccer at AYSO Region 183.    Our celebration is a fun-filled day with food, fun and soccer games.    All teams are scheduled to play 2 short-sided soccer games.    In addition, players will receive a trophy and some snacks.

Soccer Tunnel

At the end of each soccer fest and after team shakes hands, encourage all parents to create a soccer tunnel.   Parents stand forward facing each other and in two lines to create a single tunnel.  Invite all players and siblings to run thru the tunnel after they game.  Everyone standing to should cheer the players, etc. such as "good game", "we had fun", "yeah, yeah yeah" ! ! !  


Soccer Goal, Field and Fest Setup and Clean up 

If your team is not playing at 9am, we don't have enough volunteers to help setup by 9am.   We need now 10 team parents to come out and help setup.   Please arrive by 7:30 so that we can have all the goals setup by 8:30am.

The more coaches or team parents that help out at 7:30am, the faster the we can get all of the goal setup by then.   We have 12 fields to setup in less than 1 hour !   In the past goals have been put up by 1 or 2 team parents.   

Please email us at [email protected] if you can lend a hand. 

In addition, likewise if coaches / team parents are free at the end of soccer fest, please chip in some time to help with clean up fields, take down of goals, fold chairs and tables.   We start to close up after all of the games have completed.  

Game Schedule

Soccer Fest Rules

Soccer Fest Field Map

Soccer Fest Parking

Parking can be found at North Park Village and Peterson Park Parking Lots.   However please do not park in the circle / turn-around area just beyond the Peterson Park field house.  If you do park at this location, you'll receive a parking ticket and a no parking sticker on your car window.    Also, please do not park in the Senior housing lot area. 

You can also find parking on Central Park Ave and right hand side of the street (Peterson Park side).    Entrance can be found at Central Park Ave and Ardmore Ave.        

Trophy Pickup and Official Coach Sign-Off  

As an official AYSO Coach, you are required to sign-out for your trophies and snack distribution.   Our volunteers will ask for your to sign and confirm the number of players on your team.    You as the coach or assistant coach must sign out since your team roster sheet at the table.     

We recommend that coaches pickup trophies 30 minutes prior to first games. 

Player Registration Reminder

We've mentioned that June 15 is the last day of registration before prices increase by $30 per player. 

Coach Registration

Coaches who are returning to coach for next season, please go to the Trophy/Registration Table and bring and picture ID.  If you've coached this season, we have a pre-printed easy form for you to sign-off.  New Coaches will need to sign up with a new volunteer form.     

New Coaches are welcome to sign up at the registration table or register online.      

Referee Registration

Our Region is growing and our Referee staff needs help.   We encourage parents who are interested in learning the game from a different perspective (not as coach or player), to become a referee.   All parents who've become Referees in youth soccer find it a very rewarding experience and challenging.     Fan, Coaches, Players give the utmost respect to all Referees in AYSO 183.

Keep the Park Clean and Green! 

Let's keep the parks green!  Coaches and Team Parents bring a small garbage bag so that no trash is left on the field.    Please pick up some trash as you leave the area. 

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Peterson Park AYSO 183

PO Box 59472 
Chicago, Illinois 60659

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 773-231-7941
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