Naperville Premier Soccer League

Spring 2024 Team Registration Closed
Please contact Kim Levitt with any questions. 
klevitt@napervilleparks.org


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WHO WE ARE

The Naperville Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is designed for teams seeking an enhanced focus on player development in a more competitive environment without the time and cost constraints of a club or travel league. 

NPSL offers TWO PROGRAMS based on grade level:

NPSL University (1st Grade)

The NPSL University program is a great opportunity for 1st grade teams to receive specialized training while still cultivating a recreational experience. University teams have one 45 - 60 minute training session per week with a certified trainer and participate in Naperville Youth Soccer Saturday games led by their volunteer coaches (no scores or standings are recorded). Players wear an NYS reversible game jersey and follow NYS game rules.

NPSL League (2nd - 8th Grade)

Each grade within NPSL plays within its own division. Teams practice 1 - 2 times per week for approximately 45 - 60 minutes and participate in weekly NPSL Saturday games at various locations (scores and standings are recorded; awards are given to 1st and 2nd place teams at the end of the season).

During registration, 2nd - 8th grade NPSL teams select one of the following trainer or no-trainer options (fees vary accordingly):

Option 1 - No Trainer; Volunteer Coach Leads All Practices and Games
Option 2 - One Trainer-Led Practice per Week; Volunteer Coach Leads Games
Option 3 - Two Trainer-Led Practices per Week; Volunteer Coach Leads Games

REGISTRATION

NPSL registration is by Team only. Head coaches complete their team’s registration online, choosing the preferred trainer or no-trainer option (for 2nd - 8th grade only). A $200, non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Non-residents are charged an additional $20 per player (collected during the roster development process).  

Spring 2024 Team Registration Closed
Please contact Kim Levitt with any questions. 
klevitt@napervilleparks.org

UNIFORMS

NPSL University 1st Grade Teams must wear the NYS reversible jerseys which can be purchased at the Fort Hill Activity Center. 

NPSL 2nd - 8th Grade Teams choose their own uniforms. Teams may opt to wear the NYS reversible jerseys, t-shirts from local hobby stores or full uniforms; all options are acceptable.

Uniform Requirements: 

-       Each team member must wear the same jersey, shorts and socks.
-       Each player must have a home and away jersey to prevent color conflicts with opposing teams.
-       Each jersey must have a unique number on the back; no two players may use the same number.


Program Information

Coach Newsletter
League Overview
League Rules
Grade Level Rule Highlights
Schedule
Coaches Forms
Apply to Be a Referee

Field Maps

Cantore Park
Commissioners
Frontier Sports Complex
Knoch Park
Meadow Glens
Nike Sports Complex
Queensbury Greens
South Pointe Park
Westglen Park

FAQ's

Registration is available online, via phone or in person. Individual players do not need to register when a team is registered; individual registration will take place later.

Yes, your child may play in both the NYS and NPSL programs. However, staff will not be able to accommodate any scheduling conflicts between the leagues. If you registered your child for NYS but elect to play on a team within NPSL instead, please remember to call the Park District’s Community Relations Department at 630-848-5000 to withdraw your child from NYS.

Yes, there is no restriction on club team players, or the number of club team players playing in the NPSL.

The cost to participate depends on the options that teams select when registering. It also depends on the grade level of the players. Cost is determined on a per team basis; the individual fee will be determined by the option selected and the number of players on a team.

Grade 1  plays 5v5 and can have a maximum of 10 on the roster.
Grades 2-3  play 7v7 and can have a maximum of 14 on the roster.
Grades 4-6 play 9v9 and can have a maximum of 16 on the roster.
Grades 7-8 play 11v11 and can have a maximum of 18 on the roster.

At the time of registration, it is necessary to provide only one name. Individual players will be added through waiver information provided to the coach from the NPSL coordinator.

If you are short players at the time of registration, you will still have time to recruit additional team members. Players can be added up until the Wednesday prior to the second game of the season. In addition, the NPSL coordinator may be able to provide coaches with contact information of players seeking teams.

Please contact the NPSL coordinator to see if there are any names on the interest list of individual players looking for teams.

Individuals that would like to play but do not have a team may sign up for the Interest List. Please see program guide for further information. Team placement is not guaranteed.

NPSL has partnered with Coerver Coaching to provide training services. Coerver® Coaching was founded in 1984, by Alf Galustian and former Chelsea great CharlieCooke, who were both inspired by the philosophy of legendary Dutch coach, Wiel Coerver. Together, they developed a program of teaching that was unlike anything else available then or now. Coerver is a comprehensive coaching program for young players teaching both individual skills and team play for players of all ages and abilities.

Coerver Coaching in the USA is run by independent Licensee’s in each State. Soccer Success Inc., founded in 2005 by David Parker has been the Coerver Coaching Licensee for Illinois since 2006. Trainers are hired through a stringent recruitment process. All candidates are assessed on the field in a practical coaching setting and through a formal interview. 

Teams submit their practice preferences at the time of registration. The contractual training provider collaborates with teams to finalize practice day, time, and location a few weeks before the program begins. NPSL Practice locations and times as follows:

Yes.

Priority is given to NPSL teams using trainers for training areas at Nike Sports Complex, Frontier Sports Complex, Meadow Glens Park and DuPage River Park. In the fall, only teams using NPSL trainers will be allowed to use the lighted areas of these parks. Teams that do not use a trainer through NPSL may rent lighted fields for an additional fee.

All games are played in Naperville. Specific field locations may change from season to season.

Training sessions start two weeks prior to the start of each season and games are played over eight weeks. Games are not played over the Memorial Day or Labor Day weekends.

Games are typically played on Saturdays. There is a possibility of an occasional weekday game, depending on the number of teams registered for a division.

We cannot accommodate any scheduling changes due to outside activities. Teams may switch times with another team in their group, but the coach must schedule these changes with prior approval from the coordinator.

Position rotation will be determined by the coach.

Playing time given to each player will be determined by the coach.

For spring, teams need to sign up by February 2; registration begins during the winter season. For fall, teams need to be signed up by early July; registration begins during the summer season. After these times, it still may be possible to register a team. Please contact the NPSL coordinator for further information.

Players can be added to the roster up until the Wednesday prior to the second game of the season.

A waiver must be completed EVERY season.

DCFS and Code of Conduct forms are valid for one year (fall and spring). A Volunteer Agreement MUST be completed every season.

NPSL is open to all teams. Any non-resident player must pay an additional $20 fee. Please note that resident status is based on taxes that are paid to the Park District and not just if you have a Naperville address.

Choice of uniform and where to purchase them will be decided by the individual team. Teams may opt to wear reversible NYS jerseys, t-shirts from local hobby stores or full uniforms; all options are acceptable.


Videos

Welcome to Naperville Youth Soccer

Coaching Information

The Car Ride Home

Practicing Outside of Practice

Parents Coaching from the Sidelines

Coaching During the Game