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Spring 2020 House League Information

Click here to register for the PRSC Spring 2020 House Soccer League.

Regular Registration closes March 15, 2020 (no late sign-ups allowed).

RATES

The In-District Early Bird rate is $90.00 (Ends February 1).
The In-District Regular rate is $115.00.
The Out-of-District rate is $165.00 at all times.
The special Kindergarten rate is $40.00 at all times for all Kindergarten players.

Please Note: We do not accept special requests above the Kindergarten Instructional level.

PRACTICES & GAMES

All Kindergarten Instructional play will be on Saturday mornings at one of these times: 8:30, 9:30, or 10:30 AM.  No mid-week practices for this division.

For players 1st grade and older, Boys matches will be on Saturday mornings, and Girls matches will be on Sunday afternoons, with one practice during the week. If you have any days with practice conflicts, please note that during your registration.

The Co-Ed Senior Division for High School players will play on Sunday afternoons.

2020 SPRING SEASON  SCHEDULE

  • March 15 - Registration Ends
  • April 18/19 - Opening Weekend
  • Week 1: 4/18  ~ 4/19
  • Week 2: 4/25 ~ 4/26
  • Week 3: 5/2  ~ 5/3
  • Week 4: 5/9 ~ 5/10
  • Week 5: 5/16 ~ 5/17
  • Week 6: 5/30 ~ 5/31
  • Week 7: 6/6  ~ 6/7
  • Week 8: 6/13  ~ 6/14

NOTE:  ANY CURRENT CLUB or PRSC Travel Team players MAY NOT join House League.

For any questions, please email the House League Committee.

2019 Fall Coaches Meeting

To All Fall 2019 House League Coaches!

 

We will be holding our Annual Coaches Meeting on Tuesday August 27th at Maine Park Leisure Center – Park Room (2701 W. Sibley St.), to review the rules for each division (including what is the Build out Line, when and what is offside, etc.), hold Q&A, distribute equipment, uniforms for those players and divisions not at the player evaluations, and rosters.  House League Head Coaches should plan to attend, and if not, have an assistant attend.  If neither can attend, please email the House League Committee to make arrangements.  Coaches should plan to attend during the following time that corresponds to the division in which they are coaching.

AGENDA

  • Instructional (Kindergarten): 5:30 - 6:00
  • Pee Wee (Grade 1): 6:00 - 6:30
  • Mid Junior (Grades 2-3): 6:30 - 7:00
  • Junior (Grades 4-5): 7:00 - 7:30
  • Mid Seniors (Grades 6-8) & Seniors (Grades 9-12): 7:30 - 8:00

COACHES STILL NEEDED (holding up rostering)

  • 1 Mid Junior Boys (2/3rd Graders)
  • 1 Mid Senior Boys (6/7/8th Graders)

MEETING Highlights

  • Games Schedules are expected to be posted by Labor Day weekend.
  • First Games will be Saturday/Sunday September 7/8
  • Practices are expected to begin the week of August 26, weather permitting.
  • Division Coordinator Introductions (rosters now been released to those divisions not missing coaches)
  • Background checks may be required for new coaches.

2019 FALL HOUSE LEAGUE REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 1!

Click here to register for the PRSC Fall 2019 House Soccer League.   The Early Bird Rate will expire June 30.  Don't wait!

Regular Registration closes August 16, 2019 (no late sign-ups allowed).

RATES

The In-District Early Bird rate is $90.00 (Ends June 30).
The In-District Regular rate is $115.00.
The Out-of-District rate is $165.00 at all times.
The special Kindergarten rate is $40.00 at all times for all Kindergarten players.

Please Note: We do not accept any special requests above the Kindergarten Instructional level.

PRACTICES & GAMES

All Kindergarten Instructional play will be on Saturday mornings at one of these times: 8:30, 9:30, or 10:30 AM.  No mid-week practices for this division.

For players 1st grade and older, Boys matches will be on Saturday mornings, and Girls matches will be on Sunday afternoons, with one practice during the week. If you have any days with practice conflicts, please note that during your registration.

The Co-Ed Senior Division for High School players will play on Sunday afternoons.

2019 FALL SEASON TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

  • August 16 - Registration Ends
  • Rosters delivered to coaches via Division Coordinators the week after
  • Week of August 26 - Practices commence
  • Opening Weekend - September 7/8
  • Closing Weekend - October 26/27

 

NOTE:  ANY CURRENT CLUB or PRSC Travel Team players MAY NOT join House League.

For any questions, please email the House League Committee.

Spring 2019 Picture Weekend

Pictures will be held this weekend May 4/5 at Emerson Middle School via PMI.  The specific picture schedule has been released to division coordinators who will notify all the coaches.  

May 4: Instructional, Pee Wee Boys, Mid Junior Boys, Junior Boys, Mid Senior Boys

May 5: Pee Wee Girls, Mid Junior Girls, Junior Girls, Mid Senior Girls, Seniors

A copy of the Spring 2019 Picture Order form can be found below:

2019 Spring Season Schedule

  • Week 1: 4/13  ~ 4/14
  • Week 2: 4/20  only ~ both boys and girls  [ No Games Easter Sunday ]
  • Week 3: 4/27  ~ 4/28
  • Week 4: 5/4   ~ 5/5 [ Pictures at Emerson via PMI this weekend ]
  • Week 5: 5/11  only ~ both boys and girls  [ No Games Sunday Mothers Day ]
  • Week 6: 5/18  ~ 5/19
  • Week 7: 6/1  ~ 6/2
  • Week 8: 6/8  ~ 6/9

2019 SPRING HOUSE LEAGUE REGISTRATION - EXTENDED THROUGH SATURDAY MARCH 16 2:00 PM ONLY!!!

Spring Registration Now Open

Registration Closing Soon

Click here to register for the PRSC Spring 2019 House Soccer League.

Regular Registration closes March 15, 2019 (no late sign-ups allowed).

Rates

The In-District Early Bird rate is $90.00 (Ends January 31).
The In-District Regular rate is $115.00.
The Out-of-District rate is $165.00 at all times.
The special Kindergarten rate is $40.00 at all times for all Kindergarten players.

Please Note: We do not accept special requests above the Kindergarten Instructional level.

Practices & Games

All Kindergarten Instructional play will be on Saturday mornings at one of these times: 8:30, 9:30, or 10:30 AM.  No mid-week practices for this division.

For players 1st grade and older, Boys matches will be on Saturday mornings, and Girls matches will be on Sunday afternoons, with one practice during the week. If you have any days with practice conflicts, please note that during your registration.

The Co-Ed Senior Division for High School players will play on Sunday afternoons.

2019 Spring Season  Schedule

  • March 15 - Registration Ends
  • April 13/14 - Opening Weekend
  • Week 1: 4/13  ~ 4/14
  • Week 2: 4/20  only ~ both boys and girls  [ No Games Easter Sunday ]
  • Week 3: 4/27  ~ 4/28
  • Week 4: 5/4   ~ 5/5 [ Pictures at Emerson via PMI this weekend ]
  • Week 5: 5/11  only ~ both boys and girls  [ No Games Sunday Mothers Day ]
  • Week 6: 5/18  ~ 5/19
  • Week 7: 6/1  ~ 6/2
  • Week 8: 6/8  ~ 6/9

NOTE:  ANY CURRENT CLUB or PRSC Travel Team players MAY NOT join House League.

For any questions, please email the House League Committee.

2019 SPRING HOUSE LEAGUE REGISTRATION - EXTENDED THROUGH SATURDAY MARCH 16 2:00 PM ONLY!!!

Spring Registration Now Open

Registration Closing Soon

Click here to register for the PRSC Spring 2019 House Soccer League.

Regular Registration closes March 15, 2019 (no late sign-ups allowed).

Rates

The In-District Early Bird rate is $90.00 (Ends January 31).
The In-District Regular rate is $115.00.
The Out-of-District rate is $165.00 at all times.
The special Kindergarten rate is $40.00 at all times for all Kindergarten players.

Please Note: We do not accept special requests above the Kindergarten Instructional level.

Practices & Games

All Kindergarten Instructional play will be on Saturday mornings at one of these times: 8:30, 9:30, or 10:30 AM.  No mid-week practices for this division.

For players 1st grade and older, Boys matches will be on Saturday mornings, and Girls matches will be on Sunday afternoons, with one practice during the week. If you have any days with practice conflicts, please note that during your registration.

The Co-Ed Senior Division for High School players will play on Sunday afternoons.

2019 Spring Season  Schedule

  • March 15 - Registration Ends
  • April 13/14 - Opening Weekend
  • Week 1: 4/13  ~ 4/14
  • Week 2: 4/20  only ~ both boys and girls  [ No Games Easter Sunday ]
  • Week 3: 4/27  ~ 4/28
  • Week 4: 5/4   ~ 5/5 [ Pictures at Emerson via PMI this weekend ]
  • Week 5: 5/11  only ~ both boys and girls  [ No Games Sunday Mothers Day ]
  • Week 6: 5/18  ~ 5/19
  • Week 7: 6/1  ~ 6/2
  • Week 8: 6/8  ~ 6/9

NOTE:  ANY CURRENT CLUB or PRSC Travel Team players MAY NOT join House League.

For any questions, please email the House League Committee.

House League Spring 2019 Information

Spring 2019 Registration is expected to open January 2019.  Please check back for the registration link.

 

Tentative Spring 2019 schedule will be:

  • Beginning April 2019 - coaches notified of teams and practices start
  • Mid April 2019 - weekend games commence
  • Early June 2019 - last weekend of games
Seeking Parent Volunteers

October 6-7 Weekend Rained Out Games

The Rained Out Weekend games of October 6 and 7 have been rescheduled for November 3/4.

The Saturday October 6 games are now rescheduled to Saturday November 3 (same times and fields).

The Sunday October 7 games are now rescheduled to Sunday November 4 (same times and fields).

All team schedules are updated and reflective on the schedules.

Mandatory Background Check for ALL coaches (HEAD AND ASSISTANT)

 

All  Coaches (Head and Assistants) will be required to take a mandatory background check before being allowed to coach in the House League.  The direct link is here.

House League - Fall 2018 Season Information

IMPORTANT FALL SEASON DATES AND INFORMATION

The Fall season is rapidly approaching. Here's the essential information you need for your planning purposes.

See our publication for FULL details on this upcoming season:

https://www.prsoccer.com/news_article/show/942500

Fall 2018 Head Coaches Only Meeting - Monday August 27

House League Fall 2018 Coaches Meeting Information

There will be a Coaches only meeting, Monday August 27th to be held at 720 N Garden Street, to review the rules for each division, hold Q&A, distribute equipment, uniforms for those players and divisions not at the player evaluations, and rosters.  Head Coaches should plan to attend, and if not, have an assistant attend.  If neither can attend, please email the House League Committee to make arrangements.  Coaches should plan to attend during one of the following times:

 

  • Instructional (Kindergarten): 5:30 - 6:00
  • Pee Wee (First Grade): 6:00 - 6:30
  • Mid Junior (Second/Third Grade): 6:30 - 7:00 
  • Junior (Fourth/Fifth Grade): 7:00 - 7:30 
  • Mid Seniors (Grades 6-8) & Seniors (Grades 9-12): 7:30 - 8:00

 

The game schedules are expected to be posted  by Labor Day weekend.  The first games will be Saturday/Sunday September 8/9.  Practices are expected to begin the week of August 27, weather permitting.

 

If there are any questions, please email the House League Committee.  

FALL 2018 HOUSE LEAGUE PLAYER EVALUATIONS & UNIFORM PICKUP: 2ND THROUGH 8TH GRADERS

 

House League Player Evaluations

House League Player Evaluations: 2nd through 8th Graders

In an effort to make teams more evenly distributed, all 2nd through 8th grade House League players need to be evaluated. The Player Evaluations days will be held on August 11th (Boys) and 12th (Girls) at the fields at Emerson Middle School (8101 N Cumberland Ave).

Each player should bring a ball of the correct size for their level.  You may wear your regular soccer shoes and shin guards are not required for this evaluation.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled rating time to check in and receive your evaluation number.

The actual evaluations should only take a few minutes.  Players will be evaluated by our travel trainers.  The trainers will be assessing your child looking at the following skills: dribbling, running, and passing.  Each assessment is meant to create a basic evaluation in order to properly roster teams to make them as evenly skilled as possible.  

The below details the evaluation times / agenda per day.   Please note there will be no make-up dates as of right now (unless of inclement weather), and as such, if you're unable to make the time or date as specified below, please email the PRSC House League Committee

 SATURDAY 8/11 SUNDAY 8/12
       
Mid Junior Boys (2nd and 3rd Grade) Mid Junior Girls (2nd and 3rd Grade)
Last Name Begins With   Last Name Begins With  
A - E 9:00 A - E 2:00
F - J 9:15 F - J 2:15
K - O 9:30 K - O 2:30
P - Z 9:45 P - Z 2:45
       
Junior Boys (4th and 5th Grade) Junior Girls (4th and 5th Grade)
Last Name Begins With   Last Name Begins With  
A - J 10:00 A - J 3:00
K - Z 10:15 K - Z 3:15
       
Mid Senior Boys (6th, 7th and 8th Grade) Mid Senior Girls (6th, 7th and 8th Grade)
A - J 10:30 A - Z 3:30
K - Z 10:45    

 

 

Uniform / Kit Pickup Post player evaluations

After your child has completed their evaluation, they will be able to pick up their new uniform kit.  There are new uniforms (2 shirts and 2 pairs of socks - orange & blue) this year, and are expected to be used for 2 years.

 

For Kindergarten, 1st Grade and High School players, uniforms will be distributed to the coaches during the Coaches meeting the week of August 20.

 

Please reach out to PRSC House League Committee for any questions.

2018 Fall 2018 Registration - OPENS JULY 1

Spring 2018 SEASON - Registration OPENS JULY 1

Check here to register.  

 

Early Bird Rate Ends July 30, 2018; Regular Registration closes August 10, 2018 (no late sign-ups allowed).

Rates

The In-District Early Bird rate  is $90.00 (Ends July 30).
The In-District Regular rate is $115.00.
The Out-of-District rate is $165.00 at all times.
The special Kindergarten rate is $40.00 at all times for all players.

Please Note: We do not accept special requests above the  Kindergarten Instructional level.

 

Practices & Games
All Kindergarten Instructional play will be on Saturday mornings at one of these times:  8:30,  9:30,  or  10:30 AM.  No mid-week practices for this division.

Boys matches will be on Saturday mornings while girls matches will be on Sunday afternoons, with one practice during the week.  If you have any days with practice conflicts, please note that during your registration.

The Co-Ed Senior Division for High School players will play on Sunday afternoons. 

2018 Fall Season Tentative Schedule

August 10 - Registration Closes

Player Evaluation Days - Week/Weekend of August 11/12 and Additional Days TBD  - NEW Uniforms will be distributed during Player Evaluations (Mandatory for Grades 2 - 8)

Week of August 20 - Coaches Meeting & School commences 

Week of August 27 - First week of practices 

September 8/9  - Opening Weekend

October 27/28 - Last Weekend 

NOTE: ANY CURRENT Club or PRSC Travel Team players MAY NOT join House League.

For any questions, please email the House League Committee.

Updated: June 29, 2018 @  4:30  PM

House League Parent Webinar

For all parents who could not attend the Parent Webinar, it is now posted on the PRSC YouTube channel and can be viewed directly here or link below:

https://youtu.be/Mc6qdmH0ON8

 

For any questions, please email the House League Committee.

PRSC: House League Pre-Season Spring Announcements

Please read for the following Spring 2018 preseason announcements.  

  1. All parents should be notified by now of their teams and roster movements have been finalized.  
  2. Current field conditions can be viewed on our Field Conditions page.  The House League continues to work with our PRSC Trainers and the Park District to assess the current field conditions daily and will endeavor to update the site by mid-afternoon approximately and will send an email if fields are closed additionally.
  3. All team schedules have been posted to the website.  We invite all parents and coaches to use the SportsEngine mobile application to reference team schedules.  Tips to use the mobile application can be found here.  Please note ALL games to be played on Saturday May 12  that weekend.  There will be no games Sunday May 13.
  4. PMI team photos will be held at Emerson Middle School Saturday April 14 & Sunday April 15.  Blank order forms can be downloaded here.  Your coach should be receiving order forms from their division coordinators and can also be picked up at the school before your team photo assignment.  The full schedule can be found here.  
  5. NEW this season the House League will be offering our first online LIVE parent webinar.  This is your chance to hear from the League Directors about our club and all the information you need for the season.  Some topics include:

    • How teams are built and organized.
    • Important date reminders.
    • Basic soccer and PRSC rules.
    • Open forum to ask questions.  Questions can be submitted in advance, or during the webinar.

The parent webinar will be held next Wednesday April 18 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM approximately.  Specific details on how to register and listen, and when your child's division specific time will be sent shortly.  If you're unable to attend the live webinar, it will be recorded and subsequently posted to the PRSC website.  

 

For any questions, please email the House League Committee.

Updated: April 10, 2018 @  10:00  AM

Happy Holidays 2017 from PRSC: House League

Additional Registration Information

Background checks are conducted on all coaches.

If your child has special needs accommodations, please consult our website, www.prsoccer.com

House league general information:

“Park Ridge Soccer”
PO Box 59A • Park Ridge, IL 60068
www.prsoccer.com
Telephone:   847-825-8728

Parental Disclaimer
As a parent or guardian of the player whose name appears above, I hereby consent to his or her participation in the Park Ridge Soccer Association Program. I understand that insurance of any kind WILL NOT be provided for accidents or injuries that occur from any cause whatsoever in connection with the program. I agree to relieve from any responsibilities and hold harmless the Park Ridge Soccer, an affiliate of the Park Ridge Recreation and Park District, their officers, officials, team managers, coaches, trainers, or any other official of these organizations, for any accidents or injuries whatsoever that occur in connection with this program. Photos may periodically be taken of participants in the program or during special events. Please be aware that these photos are for PRS use only and may be used in the Association’s brochures, pamphlets, website or flyers.

Code of Conduct for Park Ridge Soccer Club
Soccer is a game; it should be fun. Children play soccer to improve their skills, for excitement, to be with friends, to make new friends and to be part of a team. In your role as a soccer parent you have duties and responsibilities. You are responsible to help your player understand the meaning of success. Winning is not everything. Improving skills, both personally and as a team, giving maximum effort and striving to do one’s best are all measures of success.

As a soccer parent, I am responsible for my own behavior and the behavior of my players. Under no circumstances will I participate in the following behaviors or allow my players to do so:

1. Blame a loss on a player, referee, parent or spectator. 3. Curse or swear at a player, referee, parent or spectator.

2. Belittle or demean a player, referee, parent or spectator. 4. Push or strike a player, referee, parent or spectator.

I have read the above and understand my duties and responsibilities.

If you have any questions, please call (847) 825-8728

Visit our website at: www.prsoccer.com

Park Ridge Soccer is an affiliate of the Park Ridge Recreation and Park District

Instructional Program
Kindergarten coed program with children placed on teams by school whenever possible. A number of teams will be drawn from more than one school. Teams play every Saturday morning for hour long games, at 8:30 am, 9:30 am, or 10:30 am, on a variable schedule.

House League Program
1st grade boys and girls will be on separate teams. Boys will play on Saturday mornings and Girls will play on Sunday afternoons. 8-game season and teams setup by school whenever possible. A number of teams will be drawn from more than one school.

2nd-8th graders play an 8-game season with separate leagues for boys and girls. Boys will play on Saturday mornings and Girls will play on Sunday afternoons.

High school play for our Senior Division is Coed and matches are held on Sunday afternoons.

PRSC will provide each player a new jersey and socks. These new uniforms are offered at no additional cost.  These uniform items are intended to be used for two seasons.

Players must provide their own SHIN GUARDS, BLACK SHORTS, and a BALL FOR PRACTICE. All players must wear black soccer shorts. Cleated soccer shoes are optional in the House League Program, but are NOT ALLOWED in the Instructional Program.

 

FEES PER PLAYER:

IN-DISTRICT : (Living in or attending school within the boundaries of Park Ridge Park District
Total Fee for Kindergarten $40
Discounted “Early Bird” for 1st grade and older $90
Regular Fee for 1st grade and older $115

OUT OF DISTRICT:
Total Fee for Kindergarten $40
Regular Fee for 1st grade and older  $165   [no discounted fee]

For information on financial assistance - see our website at: www.prsoccer.com

$25 of each registration fee is a tax deductible donation - except for kindergarten.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!  Each division has a limited number of places available. Divisions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. After a division is filled, your child may be placed on a waiting list. All out-of-district participants will be accepted on a space available basis. Please Register Early!

If you have any questions, please call the Park Ridge Soccer Hotline at 847-825-8728

Visit our website at: www.prsoccer.com

Park Ridge Soccer is an affiliate of the Park Ridge Park District

 PARK RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

SOCCER GOAL SAFETY AND EDUCATION POLICY

I. INTRODUCTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF ACT

This Soccer Goal Safety and Education Policy (“Policy”) is adopted pursuant to the Illinois Movable Soccer Goal Safety Act, also known as Zach’s Law, 430 ILCS 145/1 et seq. (the “Act”). The Act requires Park Ridge Recreation and Park District (the “District”) to create a policy to outline how it will specifically address the safety issues associated with movable soccer goals.

II. DEFINITIONS

The following words shall have the following meanings when used in this Policy.

“Act” means the Illinois Movable Soccer Goal Safety Act, also known as Zach’s Law, 430 ILCS 145/1 et seq.

“Authorized Personnel” means Permitted Users and all District employees who have responsibility for or contact with Movable Soccer Goals.

“Board” means the Board of Commissioners of the District.

“District” means [PARK RIDGE RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT].

“Movable Soccer Goal(s)” means a freestanding structure consisting of at least 2 upright posts, a crossbar, and support bars that is designed: (1) to be used for the purposes of a soccer goal; (2) to be used without any form of support or restraint other than pegs, stakes, augers, counter-weights, or other types of temporary anchoring devices; and (3) to be able to be moved to different locations.

“Organization” means any unit of local government other than the District, and any school district, sporting club, soccer organization, religious organization, business, or other similar organization.

“Permitted User(s)” means an Organization and all of its employees, agents, coaches and volunteers that use Property for Soccer-Related Activities.

“Policy” means this Soccer Goal Safety and Education Policy.

“Property” means real property owned or leased by the District where Movable Soccer Goals are used.

“Safety Guidelines” mean the Guidelines for Safely Securing Movable Soccer Goals attached to this Policy as Attachment 1.

“Soccer-Related Activity” means use of Movable Soccer Goals on Property, including without limitation, soccer games, scrimmages, practices and the like.

2. III.MOVING AND SECURING MOVABLE SOCCER GOALS;WARNING LABELS

Prior to the commencement of the soccer season each year, the District will place and secure Movable Soccer Goals on its Property in accordance with the Safety Guidelines. Only Authorized Personnel or Permitted Users shall be permitted to move any Movable Soccer Goal the District owns, installs, or places on its Property.

Thereafter, if a Movable Soccer Goal becomes unanchored or improperly secured, only Authorized Personnel shall be permitted to re-secure it in accordance with the Safety Guidelines.

A warning label such as the following shall be posted on all Movable Soccer Goals:

ONLY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL MAY MOVE AND ANCHOR THIS GOAL. IF THIS GOAL IS NOT ANCHORED DOWN, DO NOT USE IT AND CONTACT THE COMMUNITY CENTER AT 847.692.5129. SERIOUS INJURY INCLUDING DEATH CAN OCCUR IF IT TIPS OVER.

IV. ROUTINE INSPECTIONS BY DISTRICT

The District shall routinely inspect all Movable Soccer Goals that the District has installed or placed onto its Property to verify that they are properly secured and document such inspection in writing.

V. PERMITTED USER INSPECTIONS, PLACEMENT IN NON-USE POSITION AND NOTICE TO PLAYERS

As a condition of the use of Property, before and after any Soccer-Related Activity, Permitted Users shall make a physical inspection of each Movable Soccer Goal to assure that the goal is secure in accordance with the Safety Guidelines. If any Movable Soccer Goal is not properly secured, the Permitted User shall secure the goal in accordance with the Safety Guidelines. If the Permitted User does not have the necessary equipment to secure the goal in accordance with the Safety Guidelines, the Permitted User shall place the goal in a non-use position by laying it forward onto its front bars and crossbar and shall immediately notify the District of the location of the goal.

As a condition of the use of Property and prior to the commencement of the soccer season each year, each Organization shall advise their players and the players’ parents and guardians that Movable Soccer Goals may not be moved and that any use of a Movable Soccer Goal that is inconsistent with Soccer-Related Activity is strictly prohibited, including without limitation, playing, climbing, or hanging on any part of the Movable Soccer Goal. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, these activities can result in serious injury, including death. A sample notice is attached hereto as Attachment 2.

VI. USE OF DISTRICT PROPERTY BY PERMITTED USERS

A copy of this Policy shall be provided to all Organizations using the Property for Soccer-Related Activity. Prior to using Property for Soccer-Related Activity, each Organization shall provide each of its Permitted Users with a copy of this Policy and shall require that each of its Permitted Users comply with all applicable provisions of this Policy. 3

VII. REMOVAL

At the conclusion of each soccer season, the District will either remove all Movable Soccer Goals that it has installed or otherwise placed on its Property and store such goals at a secure location or otherwise secure such goals on its Property by placing the goal frames face to face (front posts and crossbars facing toward each other) and securing them at each goalpost with a lock and chain; or locking and chaining the goals to a suitable fixed structure such as a permanent fence; or locking unused portable goals in a secure storage room after each use; or fully disassembling the goals for season storage.

VIII. ACQUISITION OF TIP-RESISTANT MOVABLE SOCCER GOALS

After the effective date of this Policy, the District will not purchase any Movable Soccer Goal unless it is tip resistant. A Movable Soccer Goal whose inside measurements are 6.5 to 8 feet high and 18 to 24 feet wide is not tip-resistant unless it conforms to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard F2673-08 for tip-resistant Movable Soccer Goals or is otherwise equipped with another design-feature approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, the District may continue to use its existing goals in a manner consistent with this Policy.

IX. APPLICABILITY

If any provision of this Policy conflicts with any provision of the Act, the provisions of the Act shall prevail.

This Policy shall not create any new liability or increase any existing liability of the District, or any of its officers, employees, or agents, which exists under any other law, including but not limited to the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, 745 ILCS 10/1-101 et seq. Nor shall this Policy alter, diminish, restrict, cancel, or waive any defense or immunity of the District or any of its officers, employees, or agents, which exists under any other law, including but not limited to the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, 745 ILCS 10/1-101 et seq.

X. AVAILABILITY OF POLICY

All District employees who have responsibility for or contact with Movable Soccer Goals shall be advised of this Policy.

A copy of the Policy is available to all other employees and any member of the public by requesting a copy from: Park Ridge Park District’s Administration Office at 847.692.3482.

XI. AMENDMENTS

This Policy may be amended by the District at any time.

XI. EFFECTIVE DATE

This Policy becomes effective October 20, 2011.4

ATTACHMENT 1

NOTE: The Guidelines for Movable Soccer Goal Safety published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission state that there are several different ways to properly secure a soccer goal and that the number and type of anchors to be used depend on a number of factors, such as soil type, soil moisture content, and total goal weight. The following guidelines are taken from the CPSC recommendations for Anchoring/Securing/Counterweighting goals. It is advisable to adapt Attachment 1 to the extent the recommendations are appropriate to a District’s particular situation.

GUIDELINES FOR SAFELY SECURING MOVABLE SOCCER GOALS

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a properly anchored / counter-weighted movable soccer goal is much less likely to tip over. Accordingly, it is IMPERATIVE that ALL movable soccer goals are always anchored properly (e.g., see Figure 2 below) and that they are secured to the ground (preferably at the rear of the goal), making sure the anchors are flush with the ground and clearly visible.

There are several different ways to secure a Movable Soccer Goal. The number and type of anchors to be used will depend on a number of factors, such as soil type, soil moisture content, and total goal weight. Each goal shall be secured in accordance with the appropriate anchoring system as set forth below.

In addition, warning labels required by the District’s Soccer Goal Safety and Education Policy will be attached to each goal. Nets shall be secured to posts, crossbars, and backdrops with tape or Velcro straps at intervals of no less than one every four feet.

Illustrations and Recommendations according to

the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission5

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Anchor Types

1. Auger style

This style anchor is “helical” shaped and is screwed into the ground. A flange is positioned over the ground shoes (bar) and rear ground shoe (bar) to secure them to the ground. A minimum of two auger-style anchors (one on each side of the goal) are recommended. More may be required, depending on the manufacturer’s specifications, the weight of the goal, and soil conditions.

2. Semi-permanent

This anchor type is usually comprised of two or more functional components. The main support requires a permanently secured base that is buried underground. One type (3.2a) of semi-permanent anchor connects the underground base to the soccer goal by means of 2 tethers. Another design (3.2b) utilizes a buried anchor tube with a threaded opening at ground level. The goal is positioned over the buried tube and the bolt is passed through the goal ground shoes (bar) and rear ground shoe (bar) and screwed into the threaded hole of the buried tube.6

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3. Peg or Stake style (varying lengths) Anchor

Typically two to four pegs or stakes are used per goal (more for heavier goals) (Figure 3.3). The normal length of a peg or stake is approximately 10 inches (250mm). Care should be taken when installing pegs or stakes. Pegs or stakes should be driven into the ground with a sledge-hammer as far as possible and at an angle if possible, through available holes in the ground shoes (bar) and rear ground shoe (bar) to secure them to the ground. If the peg or stake is not flush with the ground, it should be clearly visible to persons playing near the soccer goal. Stakes with larger diameters or textured surfaces have greater holding capacity.

4. J-Hook Shaped Stake style

This style is used when holes are not pre-drilled into the ground shoes (bars) or rear ground shoe

(bar) of the goal. Similar to the peg or stake style, this anchor is hammered, at an angle if possible, directly into the earth. The curved (top) position of this anchor fits over the goal member to secure it to the ground (Figure 3.4). Typically, two to four stakes of this type are recommended (per goal), depending on stake structure, manufacturers specifications, weight of goal, and soil conditions. Stakes with larger diameters or textured surfaces have greater holding capacity.7

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5. Sandbags/Counterweights

Sandbags or other counterweights could be an effective alternative on hard surfaces, such as artificial turf, where the surface cannot be penetrated by a conventional anchor (i. e., an indoor practice facility) (Figure 3.5). The number of bags or weights needed will vary and must be adequate for the size and total weight of the goal being supported.

6. Net Pegs

These tapered, metal stakes should be used to secure only the NET to the ground (Figure 3.6). Net pegs should NOT be used to anchor the movable soccer goal.8

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NOTICE

October 2011

To All Parents and Guardians of Soccer Players:

One of our primary objectives is that children have safe recreation areas. To that end, soccer goals should remain securely anchored to the ground and nets firmly attached to the goals.

In an effort to keep the goals and nets secure and children safe, you are required to advise your children/soccer players and any other person accompanying you for whom you are responsible that the following is strictly prohibited:

• Moving any soccer goals and any use of a soccer goal that is inconsistent with soccer-related activity, including without limitation, playing, climbing, or hanging on any part of the soccer goal. This especially applies to children climbing on or hanging from nets or goal frames. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, these activities can result in serious injury, including death.

If you observe any child inappropriately using a soccer goal or net, immediately and politely ask the child to stop. If the activity continues, please notify a coach or referee as soon as possible. Players violating this rule may be forced to sit out, at the coach's discretion.

Finally, if you see any soccer goal that is not anchored down or any net that is not firmly secured to the goal, please notify a coach or referee immediately.

Sincerely,

Park Ridge Park District &

Park Ridge Soccer Association

Do you know what the Thor Guard lightning horn means?

Park Ridge residents sometimes hear alarm horns when outdoors in the warmer months, especially when skies begin to darken. Do you recall what the signals mean?

Here’s a quick overview about the system in place to protect the community.

From April to November, parks, athletic fields, pools, golf and baseball facilities, outdoor parks and property are protected by Thor Guard. The Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System consists of sensors within the City of Park Ridge that measure electrostatic charges at ground level and in the atmosphere.

When conditions indicate a lightning occurrence is probable, alarm horns provide an 8-12 minute warning to clear areas and seek shelter.

A warning horn will sound a 15-second blast when a potentially dangerous weather situation is approaching. CLEAR THE AREA IMMEDIATELY AND SEEK PROPER SHELTER.

Wait for the “all clear” – 3 short blasts – to resume activities.

Here are the 18 locations protected by Thor Guard alarm horns:

  • Maine East High School
  • North Park
  • Northwest Park (Franklin School)
  • Oakton Sports Complex
  • Woodland Park
  • Ni-Ridge Park
  • Jefferson/Emerson School site
  • Hodges Park
  • Northeast Park (Field School)
  • Maine Park
  • Carpenter School
  • Hinkley Park
  • Centennial Park (Lincoln/Washington Schools)
  • Maine South High School
  • South Park (Roosevelt School)
  • Jaycee Park
  • Brickton Park
  • Southwest Park

Fall 2017 House League Player Evaluations: 2nd through 8th Graders

Fall 2017 House League Player Evaluations

Fall 2017 House League Player Evaluations

House League Player Evaluations: 2nd through 8th Graders

In an effort to make teams more evenly distributed, all 2nd through 8th grade House League players need to be evaluated. The Player Evaluations day will be held on August 19th (Boys) and 20th (Girls) at the fields at Emerson School.

Each player should bring a ball of the correct size for their level.  You may wear your regular soccer shoes and shin guards are not required for this evaluation.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled rating time to check in and receive your evaluation number.

The actual rating should only take a few minutes.  The below details the evaluation times / agenda per day.  Please note there will be no make-up dates as of right now and short notice, and as such, if you're unable to make the time or date as specified below, please email the PRSC House League Committee

 SATURDAY 8/19 SUNDAY 8/20
       
Mid Junior Boys (2nd and 3rd Grade) Mid Junior Girls (2nd and 3rd Grade)
Last Name Begins With   Last Name Begins With  
A - E 9:00 A - E 2:30
F - J 9:15 F - J 2:45
K - O 9:30 K - O 3:00
P - Z 9:45 P - Z 3:15
       
Junior Boys (4th and 5th Grade) Junior Girls (4th and 5th Grade)
Last Name Begins With   Last Name Begins With  
A - J 10:00 A - J 3:30
K - Z 10:15 K - Z 3:45
       
Mid Senior Boys (6th, 7th and 8th Grade) Mid Senior Girls (6th, 7th and 8th Grade)
A - J 10:30 A - Z 4:00
K - Z 10:45    

 

Please reach out to PRSC House League Committee for any questions.

Spring 2018 Season Tentative Schedule

 Date Description
 
January 31 Early Bird Registration Ends
March 3 Spring Registration Closes
Mid March Rosters released to Coaches
April 2 Weekly Team Practices Commence
April 14/15 Week 1 Games (Opening Weekend)
April 21/22 Week 2 Games
April 28/29 Week 3 Games
May 5/6 Week 4 Games
May 12 Week 5 Games - All Games (Boys in the AM; Girls in the PM) Saturday - No Games Sunday May 13)
May 19/20 Week 6 Games
May 26/27 No Games (Memorial Day Weekend)
June 2/3 Week 7 Games
June 9/10 Week 8 Games (Last Weekend)

House League SPRING 2018 Coaches Meeting Information

There will be a Coaches only meeting at the beginning of the Spring season to review the rules for each division, hold Q&A, and distribute equipment and rosters.  Coaches should plan to attend, and if not, have an assistant attend.  If neither can attend, please email the House League Committee to make arrangements.  Coaches should plan to attend during one of the following times (TBC):

  • Mid Junior (Second/Third Grade): 5:00 - 5:30 
  • Junior (Fourth/Fifth Grade): 5:30 - 6:00 
  • Instructional (Kindergarten): 6:00 - 6:30
  • Pee Wee (First Grade): 6:30 - 7:15
  • Open: 7:15 - 8:00
  • Mid Seniors (Grades 6-8) & Seniors (Grades 9-12): 8:00 - 8:30

As a reminder, all coaches will be required to pass a background check if didn't take one in the Fall and will be contacted if required.