The Soccer Year

Heat United Soccer Club’s soccer year is from July thru June, with a 8-10-game fall season, an 8-10-game spring season, indoor winter training, and two tournaments a year. Signing up for the soccer year means registering the player in an age group (U8, U9, U10, etc.), with a club (Heat United), and a club team (U10 Black Boys, U13 Red Girls, etc) in a league (YSSL, or IWSL) affiliated with IYSA. The player is committed to that age group, club and team for the fall and spring outdoor and winter indoor seasons. Players can be transferred or released depending on individual circumstances.

To determine a player’s age group, visit this link: US Youth Soccer Age Eligibility Chart (IYSA)
Ages 4 thru 6 compete in Sparks Soccer Academy

Parent Contract

Please read Heat United Soccer Club Parent Contract upon electronically registering with the club, have your player also read the contract. The contract documents your commitment to abide by Heat United SC’s standards in the areas of:

Much of the basis of Heat United SC's Parent Contract can be found in the Illinois Soccer Coaches Association (ISCA) Soccer Pocket Intro Guide which follows FIFA's Code of Conduct. We also direct our players and parents to abide by.

Outdoor Soccer Season

We play in the YSSL, IWSL, IYSA Premiership division & Midwest Regional League (MRL) IYSA State Cup fall and spring competitive travel outdoor soccer seasons. We play other same-age and similar-ability teams in the Chicago metropolitan area and suburbs.

The fall season runs from early September through early November. The spring season runs from early April through late June.


Practices for the fall outdoor season start around the middle of August, about a month before the season starts. Our teams are run by professional certified coaches to ensure individual and team development.

Practices for the spring outdoor season start in late March or early April, depending on the weather, with practices running two nights a week. During the season a third night is sometimes held for individual technical skills training for the entire club.


Depending on age group one to two tournaments are included in the club fees. If they wish teams may play in additional tournaments, however that team will be responsible for all additional costs.

Winter Soccer Season

The club provides indoor training over the winter. If a team decides to play in an indoor league, the cost will be paid by the individual team.

Summer Soccer Camps

We recommend summer soccer camp for players so they can develop individual and team skills during the late summer off-season. Not all summer soccer camps are equal; Heat United tries to organize a quality camp and can recommend camps that provide quality training.