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Good Sportsmanship Weekend - Part II

Team Evanston Parents,

The leagues our players participate in are extending last weekend's Good Sportsmanship Weekend to this weekend as well.  Please heed their request to be quiet and respectful toward Referees, and refrain from sideline coaching and commentary toward players on either team.


"Sports rage" is on the rise in soccer, where parents criticize referees and players, focusing their attention on goal scoring and winning instead of on more important aspects such as skill development, fun, teamwork, and player self-esteem. It’s an easy trap to fall into, but we all need to be aware of it, and we need to stop it. Our leagues currently have a shortage of referees because many are tired of the abuse they're receiving from fans on the sidelines.

In response to this, the YSSL and IWSL are promoting Good Sportsmanship Weekend this weekend, October 29-30. Click here to read about it.

Our club fully embraces the sentiment and would like all our parents to exemplify what it means. Please don’t complain about refereeing, comment on a player’s performance, or shout instructions such as “Shoot!” or "Pass the ball!" Instead, offer encouragement to the players when either team does well, stay calm, and quietly enjoy watching the beautiful game. Your behavior sets a tone: if you remain positive, players will have fun, relax, be good sports, and learn, which is really what youth sports are all about.

Thank you.



Team Evanston Night at Northwestern

Several hundred players and family members took part in Team Evanston night at Northwestern University, with practices on NU's lakefront followed by food and a chance to watch the men's soccer team take on UIC. It was a beautiful night along the lakefront, and everyone seemed to have a great time.We won much goodwill with the university and their soccer program by having so many Team Evanston players show support for their local Big Ten team.

Thank you to everyone that came out and made the event such a success. We hope such events become part of our tradition.


Libertyville Tournament

This past weekend, Team Evanston was represented by 20 teams in the Libertyville Octoberfest soccer tournament.  Coaches were impressed by the players' spirit and level of play during the beautiful fall weather.  The Boys 11 White team qualified for the semi-finalsand the Boys U10 Orange team brought home a nice trophy for winning their flight - congratulations!

Boys U10 Orange - Flight Champs!


Field Changes for Team Evanston Home Games

A reminder that due to field closures, many Team Evanston home games have changed locations in the last 10 days.  Please double-check your schedule on your team page to make sure that you are going to the correct field.  Girls games can be found by clicking here.  Boys games can be found here.

A map of the new field layout at James Park can be found here.

2016-2017 Academy Information

Register Online! 

Our Academy program introduces 5-7 year old players to the basic skills of soccer in a fun and exciting environment. The program consists of two sessions per week: eight weeks in the fall and six weeks in the spring. The first session of each week on Mondays will focus on fundamental skill-building, while the second session on Wednesdays will focus on game-play. It is Team Evanston’s belief that the game is the best teacher and our players must be put in that environment weekly.

As part of the registration fee, all Academy players will receive two Team Evanston t-shirts, one pair of socks, one pair of shorts, and a soccer ball on the first day of practice. Players should always bring a bottle of water.


Team Evanston Academy – Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Details
  • Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm at James Park (baseball outfield #2)
  • Fall: September 7th - Oct 31st - 8 weeks
  • Spring: Dates TBA - 6 weeks
  • Cost: $445 (price includes Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
  • Eligibility: players who are entering 1st grade in August 2016. Note: we also accept players who are younger based on their ability/experience.
  • Click Here To Register 
Facility Drop-Off and Pick-Up

The apartment building next to our indoor facility has lodged complaints with the city that Team Evanston cars are blocking residents’ access to their parking spaces. When dropping off and picking up your child, you must enter Greenwood from Dodge and line up on Greenwood heading west, so the line of cars runs east of the facility and are all headed in the same direction. You may not double-park anywhere west of the facility.  Please do not enter Greenwood from the west (Hartrey), enter it only from Dodge.

This is mandated by the city – no exceptions!  

USSF Youth Soccer Mandate

** UPDATED **      As many of you have heard, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) has mandated several changes to youth soccer that all sanctioned youth soccer clubs must implement by the 2017-2018 season, noting that it’s best practice for clubs to implement the changes for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.

On Thursday March 24th, our club will host a meeting at the indoor facility regarding the changes that the USSF has mandated.  Please consider joining us out on the field for a presentation and discussion surrounding the mandates.  Team Evanston Director of Coaching Branko Savic will lead the TE meeting from 7:00-8:00 p.m. and Eleven United DOCs Rob Mitchell and Maurizio Grillo will discuss the different ways that the mandates affect 11U players from 8:00-9:00 p.m.  If you have players in both programs we encourage you to attend both for age-specific information.

Please plan to park north of the facility along Greenwood St., and use the rear entrance, or in the Evanston Plaza and use the front entrance.  Parking in front at 2025 Dempster will be very, very limited. 

You can use this link for a map of the area with parking options.  

For a quick view of the age group changes, click here.

You may click here to gain an initial overview of the changes that USSF is mandating.  The site page includes a detailed FAQ document, the age group (birth year) chart, and a video overview from USSF, detailing all of the upcoming changes.  


Spirit Wear

 We are proud to announce that our club will now have Spirit Wear for parents, family members and Team Evanston supporters. Spirit Wear will allow for you to support your son/daughter on the sidelines in Team Evanston attire. Please check out our web page to see all the options, colors and different designs that are available for purchase. 

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