Chicago Edge SC provides a quality program for area soccer players at all levels promoting growth and excellence in individual and team soccer skills, in a challenging, rewarding environment, providing a high level of achievement and character development
CHICAGO EDGE SOCCER CLUB
Oak Park and River Forest's Youth Travel Soccer Club
creates soccer teams that combine youth players of a similar skill level;
provides a focused and specialized coaching approach for each team resulting in each players accelerated soccer development;
fosters a positive atmosphere to build confidence and character in a supportive
places teams in their appropriate divisions so that all youth players benefit from a competitive soccer game and practice experience.
FALL SEASON UPDATE
Dear Chicago Edge Parents,
As you may know, following Governer Pritzkers’ latest mandates on youth sports, youth soccer will be operating in Illinois under the guidelines of a Level 2 Moderate Risk sport for the fall season. This allows for intra-club scrimmages and training, but not competitive games in sanctioned league competition. I realize this isn’t perfect but it still allows the players to get out on the field, continue to develop their skills and, most importantly, spend time with their friends and team mates all while following the most up to date health and safety guidelines.
We have modified our fall season program so it is in line with the latest mandates and in line with all Phase 4 guidelines. Here is a brief overview of the Fall season.
Each player will get 2 practices per week for 10 weeks and 8 weekend scrimmages (which will begin September 13th)
Each player will be assigned to an age group training ‘pod’. This Pod will be their training group for their twice weekly fall practices.
2 Training Pods will be combined for scrimmage purposes. The combined Pods will have 8 Sunday scrimmages at fields in Oak Park or River Forest
All players will practice and scrimmage only within their assigned pod for the fall season. No make up practices per phase 4 guidelines
There will be no clinics due to phase 4 guidelines on limiting exposure
There will be no tournaments per phase 4 guidelines
Players, coaches, and parents must strictly follow all safety protocols
Training pod assignments are currently being made by the coaches and those, along with the camp and season schedule, will be published this weekend. Our pre season camp is on as scheduled for August 17th to 20th with the regular practice schedule beginning August 24th. We are currently waiting for updated insurance costs from our leagues in the absence of regular travel games, when we receive that we will then publish a revised cost for the fall season. We hope to have that by early next week. We won't be asking for any fees toward the winter season until it is clear that the Winter season can proceed.
Specific team assignments and team formation will be postponed until competitive matches are permitted and a return to league play date has been set by our respective leagues (IWSL & NISL). Assignments will be based on the coaches assessment of performance from the practices and scrimmages.
We will hold a Virtual Town Hall meeting next week on Thursday August 13th @ 7.30pm to go over all aspects of the mandates and modified season as well as answer any questions that you may have. Please click HERE to register for the town hall.
Please look out for scheduling and fee information on the next few days. In the meantime, let me know if you have any questions.
For regular outdoor league games the system sends out automatic game reminders via email 48 hours before an event. (Text reminders - if a cell # AND provider has been entered in your account - will go out 2.5 hours prior to an event). Those are the easiest ways to RSVP as the email contains a simple YES or NO button. Those reminders are sent out even if you have already RSVP’d for an event - I guess the system wants to give you the option to change your status.
Often though the coaches need to know sooner the status of your child, especially when it comes to tournaments as lots of paperwork has to be turned in, which takes time to prepare. For those situations you can set your status in advance.
Simply log into your Edge account. Once logged in, you will see your Family Account.
Next to your player is a small calendar icon. Click on that and it will take you to all events for his/her team.
On any event click the little Thumbs Up icon and on the subsequent screen you can set attendance for your child.
Note: There can be issues when you have more than 1 player. If you have been viewing another teampage and then go through the steps outlined above, it can be that you won’t see the RSVP screen. When that happens, make sure that the CORRECT team is displayed above the events. If not, make sure you select your child’s team from the dropdown menu above the events. That usually takes care of the problem. If you still experience problems, don’t hesitate to shoot me an
Another option to RSVP is to make use of the free app, SI App:, that comes with our web system provider. The app is called SI Play (Sports Illustrated Play) and is pretty popular amongst our families. Simply go to your usual app store and locate the app, install it and log in the same way you would on the Edge webpage. The app will automatically recognize what team to display.
Note: There is a known issue though with the app when starting a new season. Your child’s team is not always updated automatically. If you see the previous season’s team, simply log out and log back in. If it’s still wrong, delete the app and reinstall it. That usually solves that issue.
Hope that helps!
Chicago Edge SC Webmaster