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EXTRA Program Information

Introduction to EXTRA

EXTRA is a program that offers AYSO soccer for players who want to play at a more competitive level. Club soccer teams are in place in many parts of the country, but for those who want to play harder and still be a part of AYSO, EXTRA is perfect.

EXTRA gives athletes whose interests and abilities lead them to a more progressive soccer experience. You can feel secure knowing your child is part of a trusted organization and will be given fair playing time. EXTRA doesn’t take away from the regular program, but adds to the strength of the organization by providing more competitive play the AYSO way.  The EXTRA program embraces the Six Philosophies of AYSO:  Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development.

Coaches are trained under AYSO’s coaching program, the only youth soccer coaching program accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education.

The program is more challenging quality soccer at a less challenging cost than travel programs.  Just as important, it Is designed to be FUN.  A higher level of competition should never prevent players from enjoying themselves—the AYSO way.

Tryouts for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season

All players are welcome, but they must attend the tryout sessions for their division.  Sign up for the division where your child will be playing NEXT FALL.  Glenview AYSO will continue to follow a "school year" approach for forming teams. 

  • Eligible birth dates for the U10 division are 8-1-07 thru 7-31-09.  3rd and 4th graders (for fall 2017) typically play in U10.
  • Eligible birth dates for the U12 division are 8-1-05 thru 7-31-07. 5th and 6th graders (for fall 2017) typically play in U12.    


Tryouts will be held at the Athletico Center, located at 1900 Old Willow Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062.Each session will last 90 minutes.
If you have any questions about tryouts or, especially, if your child cannot make both tryout sessions, please email our EXTRA Coordinator at, so the UK Trainers can make an extra effort to evaluate the player within the time available.  

Wednesday 5/17:         5-6:30 PM U10 Boys and Girls

                                        6:30-8 PM U12 Boys and Girls

Wednesday 5/24:         5-6:30 PM U10 Boys and Girls

                                        6:30-8 PM U12 Boys and Girls

Step 1:  Register your child for the appropriate tryouts in the Events section at  Anyone who did not play in the 2016/2017 season will first need to create a user/family profile for themselves and a player profile for their child(ren)..
Step 2:   Arrive at least 15-20 mins early for check-in and personal warmups.   All players must wear soccer cleats and shin guards.  Bring water.

Key Details about Glenview's EXTRA program

  • A travel-style soccer program with professional soccer trainers who are partnered with AYSO-trained volunteer coaches
  • Players are rostered on the EXTRA team AND the primary core team (i.e. house team) and participate fully with both teams in the Fall and Spring
  • The program records team records, tracks divisional standings and has a playoff format and tournament in the Spring
  • Tryouts are held in May for the upcoming season
  • Player tryouts are free but, if selected for a team, you'll be required to register and pay for the upcoming season to lock in your spot.

Who are the coaches and trainers?

The professional UK Trainers run a dedicated practice each week and attend games to provide additional training.  The EXTRA coaches are parent volunteers with significant coaching experience.  
Who do we play?
All game play is inter-regional.  Glenview plays games at home and travels to locations in the north Chicagoland area, such as Deerfield, Skokie, Evanston and Rogers Park.
What is the cost?
Participants will pay the the regular core program of $165 and an additional EXTRA program fee of $395, which covers a 2nd uniform, a hoodie and the fees for the UK Trainers.
When is the season?
Games are played on Sundays after 4:00 pm.  The Fall and Spring season mirrors the regular AYSO season. Practices being in August and games run into November.  Then play resumes in the Spring.  
What is the time commitment for practice?
Training sessions are once per week for 2 hours.  Training sessions are typically held on Wednesdays or Thursdays between 4:30-7:30 pm. Players are expected to attend both EXTRA practice session and house team practice each week.
How will I know my child makes the team?

After teams have been formed , players selected to join a team will receive an email with information and instructions on how to complete the EXTRA team registration process, and to make payment for the extra fees.  We don't expect notifications (good or bad) to come more than 3-5 days after the last tryout session.

More questions?
Send a note to

Area 6D Divisional Results

Schedule, standings and results for the area's EXTRA programs

For Further Information...

For additional information or questions and to confirm your spot for tryouts, contact LeeAnn Christopherson at
  • Please also inquire and mention to us if you are interested in coaching an EXTRA team.
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