Registration is now open. Up to date information on planning for the Spring Season can be found on our Registration page here.
March 1st: Registration for Spring to open
For those families who registered and participated in the Fall, you’ll recall that we opted to split the typical IFC calendar into 3 parts – Fall, Winter, and Spring – managing registration and dues collection separately for each part to allow for a higher level of flexibility. If you registered in the Fall, you paid for your membership ($200 per player) and for Fall training ($100 or $150 per player, depending on age group). This Spring you will be asked to pay a training fee once again, along with the required league fees for CIYSL and to cover referee payments. We will share these details once we know what the costs will be from CIYSL.
For those families registering for the first time this year, the IFC membership fee will be required as well.
Once registration opens, we ask that you complete it as soon as possible, but no later than March 15th.
March 22nd: Spring training commences
Assuming the weather cooperates, practices will begin at Dodds on Monday, March 22nd. With the need to set specific teams for specific age groups in order to compete in CIYSL, our groups may look different than they did in the fall. For example, instead of a u14 training group, we may have both u13 and u14 teams training and competing separately. Specific details concerning teams and practice times will finalized in advance of the start of training.
March 28th: CIYSL competition begins
CIYSL plans to have league schedules finalized in early March, with games to begin as soon as March 28th. With IFC training beginning March 22nd, we will request that our teams not be scheduled to compete in league games that very first weekend. We will post the schedules as soon as they are final.
May 7-9th: IFC Spring Invite
As previously announced, our spring tournament will take place at the brand new Rantoul Family Sports Complex. Reminder that as in past years IFC families will be asked to volunteer with some aspect of tournament set up and/or operations. All IFC teams will be registered to play in the Spring Invite.
Illinois FC joins the nation in mourning the death of George Floyd and the long line of other Black Americans who have lost their lives needlessly. Our country needs to commit to meaningful change, and IFC reaffirms its commitment to being a positive force in the community.
At the core of Illinois FC is the belief that youth soccer provides great benefits to our children. Sports brings people together and helps young athletes learn the value of teamwork and overcoming obstacles. It is not enough, though, to just be open to diversity. We must assess and evaluate our own institution and hold ourselves to the highest standard. We know how much the parents at this club sacrifice in time and money to help their children grow and benefit from the experiences that organized soccer can offer, but we also recognize that it is a privilege to be able to do this for our children. As we recover as a club from a lost spring season let us move into the future not only with a goal of returning to a state of normalcy but with the goal of improving our definition of normal so that our community thrives and the privilege of being part of this organization is available to all.
For all IFC COVID-19-related news, go to: https://www.illinoisfc.com/covid19
2310 N. Willow Rd.
Urbana, IL 61802
(located inside Soccer Planet)
Phone: (217) 344-9174
Hours: 9am-1:00pm Mon - Fri (and by appointment)
Illinois FC is a not-for-profit youth soccer club that is dedicated to serving the greater Champaign-Urbana community. Illinois FC aims to offer all young players the opportunity to reach their full potential in soccer by providing them a safe, fun and challenging environment in which to do so. Illinois FC offers youth programs for players 3-8 years old, as well as full-time travel soccer programs for players U9-U19.