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Kaneland Youth Soccer starts online registration

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Submitted by KYSO

The Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization has opened online registration for the spring 2013 soccer season.

Registration can be completed by visiting www.KanelandYouthSoccer.com and clicking on the "Register Now" button on the left side of the page through Jan. 30.

KYSO provides recreational soccer opportunities for boys and girls, ages 4 to 17, and the spring 2013 season runs from April 13 through May 18.

KYSO provides TopSoccer for special needs players in partnership with U.S. Youth Soccer.

Registration fees are $85 and include refereed games, coaching and player uniforms including shirt, shorts and socks. Discounts are available for additional players, filling volunteer positions and coaching.

Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization provides Big Rock, Elburn, Hinckley, Kaneville, Maple Park, Sugar Grove, and Virgil youth with recreational and competitive travel soccer opportunities. It has approximately 50 recreational soccer teams for boys and girls, ages 4-14 (U-5-U-14) and a small but growing number of travel teams. It is a 501(c)(3) corporation.

The KYSO recreational program teaches soccer through the use of smaller teams and fields, maximizing participation by all. The program also allows young players to learn and enjoy soccer in a positive and fun environment, usually with their neighbors in the community and with their friends from school. For the player who is primarily interested in fun, fitness, and friendship, KYSO provides a healthy athletic activity through its recreational and small-sided games program. This program emphasizes fun and de-emphasizes winning at all costs. Every child is guaranteed playing time (at least, three quarters minimum) and the game is taught in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.

New board: The Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization recently announced its 2013 board members at its Dec. 13 meeting held at the Kaneville Community Center.

Returning executive board members include: Sean Carmody, president and director of recreational soccer; Bob Bartholomew, vice president; Brian Lundberg, treasurer; Tracy Schilling, registrar and director of TOPSoccer; and Maureen Gannon, director of risk management.

Returning directors include: Brad Simmons, director of club soccer; Kevin Rising, director of referees; Rob Sand, director of purchasing and equipment.

New directors added to the board include: Patty Rodwick, director of volunteers; and Tom Guernon, director of marketing and development.

The board seeks volunteers for the following roles: a treasurer and a secretary on the executive board; and a director of coaching.

For information on filling board vacancies, contact Patty Rodwick at volunteer@kanelandyouthsoccer.com.

Kaneland Youth Soccer is currently enrolling players in its spring soccer program. For more information, visit kanelandyouthsoccer.com.