Welcome to Crystal Lake Soccer Federation! Founded in 1976, CLSF is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable corporation. We are dedicated to the betterment of soccer for the children in McHenry County, Illinois and surrounding communities.
We accomplish this through our successful Recreational League and Force Competitive Team programs. . The goal of our program is to ensure that our players experience the ENJOYMENT of soccer while learning and developing an appreciation for the game by teaching teamwork, skills, tactics and the rules of the game. Our programs are designed to fit the needs of children of all age, skill and ability levels.
For more information about our programs, click on the FORCE or REC LEAGUE links at the top of this page.
We hope you enjoy your journey through our website. For more information about CLSF, please follow the links below. If you are unable to find any information you are seeking or have comments about our website, please call us at 815/477-CLSF (2753) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The philosophy of the CRYSTAL LAKE SOCCER FEDERATION is to provide an affordable quality program at both recreational and competitive levels for all children from school levels pre-school through high school, emphasizing skill development, teamwork and sportsmanship in a positive environment.
What Type of Weather Conditions Will Cause Game Cancellations?
Games will be played in most all weather conditions. Lightning is one weather condition which will force the suspension or cancellation of games. If the fields become unsafe due to an excessive accumulation of water, games may also be cancelled. On rare occasions in the past, games have been cancelled due to accumulations of snow. Game cancellations will be posted on the "Field Information" page of the website. Coaches are told to check the website and then contact individual players. The decision to cancel games is usually not made until early in the morning of the day of the game, and not the night before. This is due to the fact that our fields drain water extremely well and are usually playable except under the most extreme conditions.
Does CLSF have a high school age division for boys?
Yes, there is a spring recreational league. The league consists of 6-8 teams made up of boys in grades 9 through 12. All of the games are played at Lippold Park on Sundays.
How do I become a referee for the CLSF?
You must be at least 12 years of age before the start of the season and you must attend the referee classes, which are offered once in the fall and once in the spring. The classes are conducted by the McHenry County Soccer Referee Association. The dates of the classes are posted on our website. Please look to the left for the Referee link. For more info about the McHenry County Soccer Referee Association, visit their website at www.eteamz.com/mcsra.
Every parent should read the US Youth Soccer Parent Guide. It will give you an idea of what you should expect and what is expected of you in youth soccer