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Soccer Programs take place at LoVerde Sports & Rec Center, 7847 Caldwell.

Open Soccer @ LoVerde Ctr

Soccer Academy

Ages 3-14
The basics of soccer will be covered throughout this 4 week program. Basic soccer skills will be covered in these soccer academies and above all, how to have fun while becoming a passionate soccer player. All players are encouraged to participate as Coach Halsema will make sure you are challenged according to your current skill level.  4 week academy.

 Who  Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 Pre Academy Age 2  320309-01  Wed  May 2-May 23  10:00-10:30a  55/70
 Pre Academy Age 2   320309-02   Wed   May 2-May 23   2:00-2:30p   55/70 
 Level 1 Age 3-4  320309-03   Wed   May 2-May 23   10:30-11:00a   55/70 
 Level 1 Age 3-4  320309-04   Wed   May 2-May 23   2:30-3:00p   55/70 
 Level 2 Age 5-6  320309-05   Tues   May 1-22   5:00-5:45p   55/70 
 Level 3 Age 7-8  320309-06   Tues   May 1-22   6:00-6:45p   55/70 
 Level 4 Age 9-10  320309-07   Thurs   May 3-24   5:00-6:00p   55/70 
 Level 5 Age 11-14  320309-08   Thurs   May 3-24   6:00-7:00p   55/70 
 Pre Academy Age 2  320309-09  Mon  Aug 6-27  10:00-10:30a  55/70
 Pre Academy Age 2  320309-10   Mon   Aug 6-27   2:00-2:30p   55/70 
 Level 1 Age 3-4  320309-11   Mon   Aug 6-27   10:30-11:00a   55/70 
 Level 1 Age 3-4  320309-12   Mon   Aug 6-27   2:30-3:00p   55/70 
 Level 2 Age 5-6  320309-13   Tues   Aug 7-28   5:00-5:45p   55/70 
 Level 3 Age 7-8  320309-14   Tues   Aug 7-28   6:00-6:45p   55/70 
 Level 4 Age 9-10  320309-15   Thurs   Aug 9-30  5:00-6:00p   55/70 
 Level 5 Age 11-14  320309-16   Thurs   Aug 9-30    6:00-7:00p   55/70 


1v1 Specialist Series
Boys & Girls Ages 6-13
This will be a 4-week class that will revolve around developing 1v1 skills for the individual. 1v1 skills are a vital part of the game of soccer. We will focus on moves and abilities to beat the opponent from head on, the side, and from behind. We will also implement 1v1 games into this class in order to get players comfortable executing the moves they have learned in game situations.

 Who  Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 Level 1 Age 6-8  320312-01  Sat  7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11  9:00-10:00a  62/77
 Level 2 Age 9-10  320312-02  Sat  7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11  10:00-11:00a  62/77
 Level 3 Age 11-13  320312-03  Sat  7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11  11:00a-Noon  62/77

Ball Control Series
Boys & Girls Ages 6-13
This will be a 4-week class that will revolve around developing ball control for the individual player. We will focus on how to master the ball at your feet as well as how to control the ball from the ground and air with all different parts of the body. We will develop these skills in game like situations by playing 1v1 and 2v2 games with different ball control elements being implemented throughout the game.

 Who  Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 Level 1 Age 6-8  320312-04  Thurs  Jun 7-28  4:30-5:15p  55/70
 Level 2 Age 9-10  320312-05  Thurs  Jun 7-28  5:30-6:30p  62/77
 Level 3 Age 11-13  320312-06  Thurs  Jun 7-28  6:30-7:30p  62/77

Goalkeeper Academy
Boys & Girls Ages 8-14
In this 4-week class, we will teach each participant the basics of playing the goalkeeper position in soccer. Getting to roll around on the ground and keep the ball out the goal is the best part of being a goalkeeper. This class will be inside at the LoVerde Center so long pants and long sleeves are recommended. Level 2 must complete Level 1 or have pre-approval to enroll.

 Who  Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 Level 1 Age 8-14  320312-07  Mon  Jun 4-24  4:30-5:30p  95/119
 Level 2 Age 8-14   320312-08   Mon   Jun 4-24   5:30-6:30p   95/119 
 Level 1 Age 8-14   320312-09   Mon   Aug 6-27   4:30-5:30p   95/119 
 Level 2 Age 8-14   320312-10   Mon   Aug 6-27   5:30-6:30p   95/119 

3v3 Micro Series
Boys & Girls Ages 7-12
This will be an 8 week class. Kids will come to play 3v3 games and learn the art of spacing, moving with and without the ball, and playing under pressure. Kids will get an amazing amount of touches on the ball all while developing their technical skills and start to learn the tactical side of the game.  No class July 3.

 Who  Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 Level 1 Age 7-9  320312-11  Tues  Jun 5-Jul 31  5:00-6:00p  95/119
 Level 2 Age 10-12  320312-12   Tues  Jun 5-Jul 31  6:00-7:00p  95/119

Summer Soccer Camp
Boys & Girls Grade 1-5
Summer Soccer Camp will be one week long and will be offered in half-day or full-day options. We will have instruction on all phases of soccer as well as games to learn how to apply what you have be taught. With 2018 being a World Cup summer, we will have World Cup themes and videos during break times.

 Who  Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 Sess 1 Grade 1-5  320313-01  M-F  Jul 9-13  9:00a-Noon  125/188
 Sess 1 Grade 1-5  320313-02  M-F  Jul 9-13  9:00a-3:00p  225/280
 Sess 2 Grade 1-5  320313-03  M-F  Jul 23-27  9:00a-Noon  125/188
 Sess 2 Grade 1-5  320313-04  M-F  Jul 23-27  9:00a-3:00p  225/280


One Day Fun Day
Each date will consist of soccer activities for children to participate in.  There will be some instruction on various soccer topics and plenty of fun pick-up games to play.  Pay when you enter.

 July 6, 18, 20, 30
 August 1, 3, 7, 10
 Noon-2:00 pm  $20 per day or
 $125 for all 8 dates


Pick Up Soccer
Boys & Girls Grade 6-High School
Pick up soccer is a great way to come out and play soccer without any organization and make new friends or even keep old ones. You pay the fee at the door and can stay for as long as you would like according to the scheduled time for each age group.  Please check out NPDSoccerCenter on Facebook for open/pick up soccer days & times.


Women's League
18 & Over
We will be kicking off our inaugural women's league this spring/summer. Games will be played at the LoVerde Sports and Recreation Center. This league will be a maximum of 10 teams with a minimum of 6 teams needed to run the league. Play will consist of 8v8 games on a 66 x 32 yard field. 10-week game schedule with 9 weeks of regular season and one week of playoffs.

 Code  Day  Date  Time  Fee
 320314-01  Tues  Starting May 29  7:00p  $750


Adult Co-Ed Soccer League
18 & Over
This league will be a maximum of 10 teams with a minimum of 6 teams needed to run the league. Play will consist of 8v8 games on a 66 x 32 yard field. Teams will need to have a minimum of 3 females on the field at all times. 10-week game schedule with overall standings determining the league champion.

 Code  Day  Date  Time  Fee
 320314-02  Wed  Starting June 6  7:00p  $750


Fall Soccer League
Boys & Girls Grade Pre-K-8 (as of Sept. 1)
The program is designed to provide a fun and safe environment, teach the game of soccer, promote social interaction and teach team concepts. Soccer develops individual skills and teamwork and is vigorous and continuous exercise for the young athlete. Uniform will be an additional cost.  Universal reversible jerseys will be used for all NPD Soccer Leagues year round.  The participant must purchase soccer spikes and leg guards. This league is for recreational soccer players. Club soccer players should not register for Niles Park District recreational soccer. We are always looking for volunteer coaches. Registration deadline is August 15. Please visit our website for additional information-
Location:  To Be Determined

Co-Ed Tiny Tot Soccer (Pre-K)

 Code  Day  Date  Time   R/NR 
 420301-05  Sat  Sept 8-Oct 27  TBD  77/98

Co-Ed Tot Soccer (Kindergarten)

 Code  Day  Date   Time   R/NR 
 420301-01  Sat  Sept 8-Oct 27  TBD  77/98

Co-Ed Small Fry Soccer (Grade 1 & 2)

 Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 420301-02  Sat  Sept 8-Oct 27  TBD  77/98

Co-Ed Big Shot Soccer (Grade 3 & 4)

 Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 420301-03  Sat  Sept 8-Oct 27  TBD  77/98

Co-Ed JV Soccer (Grade 5 & 6)

 Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR 
 420301-04  Sat  Sept 8-Oct 27  TBD  77/98

Co-Ed Varsity Soccer (Grade 7 & 8)

 Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 420301-06  Sat  Sept 8-Oct 27  TBD  77/98

Private Sessions
Niles Park District is now offering private sessions for the serious soccer player who is looking to get 1 on 1 attention to further their soccer game. Topics for private sessions will be geared towards the individuals wants and needs by our Director of Soccer, Jeff Halsema. Each private training session will be 1 hour long and can be set up according to the individual schedule. Coach Halsema brings over 15 years of coaching experience at the club and college levels to help you attain your desired goals.

Private Training Session Fees:
$50 per one hour session
$175 for four one hour sessions
Please call Jeff Halsema at (847) 583-2751 for more information or email him at 

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