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Park District Youth Soccer Programs Expanding for Fall 2021

Naperville Park District will open registration for its fall youth soccer programs beginning Tuesday, May 18, with two new programs available for younger children.

Naperville Youth Soccer (NYS), the District’s recreational league, is introducing the NYS Pre-Kademy for children 2 ½ to 3 years of age. Pre-Kademy is a practice-only league, where children can learn new skills, have fun and be active outdoors.

Naperville Premier Soccer League offers focused skill training and a competitive environment without the time commitment or cost of a travel league. The League is now adding a program for first graders: Premier Soccer League University, where players receive specialized training within a recreational experience. This new program will provide a bridge between Naperville Youth Soccer and Premier Soccer. 

Naperville Premier Soccer League participants register as part of a team. However, for fall 2021, Naperville Premier Soccer is adding the option of registering as an individual. Teams will be made up of individuals who register and may include more than one grade level.

For details and to register, visit Naperville Park District will continue to follow participation guidelines for recreational sports relative to the coronavirus situation and participants are asked to review updates to these guidelines at prior to attending practices and games. 

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On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

Our Mission
We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
Our Vision
To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
Core Values
Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment.
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