This fall Thunder Soccer will begin its 33 year of providing a quality recreational youth soccer program for kids in the Leyden community.
The Thunder Soccer Club was established in 1983 and is conducted primarily by parents as volunteers that become Coaches and Board Members. Thunder Soccer Club is a member of the Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) based in Arlington Heights, Illinois. IYSA is associated with US Youth Soccer. In March 2009, Thunder Soccer was recognized by IYSA and its 375 member clubs as the 2008 - State of Illinois, “Youth Soccer Club of the Year.”
Registration for Thunder Soccer’s Fall season will be held on two dates: Saturdays, August 22 and August 29 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at the Community Center. Fall practices will begin on Tuesday, September 8. The program includes twice-weekly practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at various parks and schools in the Leyden area. Games are played on Sundays at West Leyden H.S., 1000 Wolf Road, Northlake. This season’s first games will be played on Sunday, September 13. The final games will be played on Sunday, November 1.
Our Spring 2015 season sold out before the end of the second registration date. Don’t be left out. More volunteer coaches will allow more kids to play. Volunteer to Coach at registration.
Participants must be 5 years old by September 1, 2015. The program is intended for boys and girls in Kindergarten through eighth grades. Each participant receives a uniform (shirt and socks) participants provide shin guards and black (pull on) gym shorts. Soccer shoes or cleats are not required. Gym shoes are acceptable for practice and game play. Thunder sponsors a “Shoe Exchange” for our players to donate previously used soccer shoes to the program and players may “borrow” a pair to use for the season and to return them to the Thunder “Shoe Exchange” at the end of the season. In accordance with IYSA rules, Players must wear protective goggles. Eye glasses are not allowed to be worn in practices or in games.
Registration fee is $65 per player, with discounts for siblings. Your registration fee includes, Two one-hour weekly practices and one game per week (weather permitting), Supplemental Liability Insurance through IYSA, Team Photo package, Game award and Trophies for each player.
For more information, contact Wayne Bernacki (847) 671-0330 or Miguel Valdez at (847) 233-9176.