Team Formation Policy

Due to the varying degree of skill level posing a safety and competitive imbalance concern, currently rostered travel soccer players may not register for our in-house soccer programs.

In-House Athletic (Non-Board) League Team Formation Guidelines (Effective for 2015 and beyond)
Wheaton Park District Athletic Department personnel will use the below system to equitably form In-House Athletic League Teams. Please note, requests are not guaranteed.

  1. Volunteer coaches children will be placed first (Limit two (2) official coaches per team; one head coach and one assistant coach).
  2. When registering, participants can select their top friend or coach request. (Limit 1)
  3. When registering, participants can select a secondary friend or coach request, in the event the first request could not be accommodated. (Limit 1)
  4. Participants will then be placed on teams by the school that they attend.
  5. Finally, participants will be placed by geographic location. For example, schools near one another; Northeast, Northwest, Southeast or Southwest quadrants of Wheaton or surrounding communities that are closest to these quadrants.

When forming teams, the Athletic Department will make every attempt not to exceed double the number of participants that can play on the court or field at one time. For example; five players play at one time on the basketball court; so the team roster will not exceed 10 players.

Note: Requests are not guaranteed. If two players have the same request and only one request can be granted, we will grant the request to the first person to register, based on the date and time of registration.

Limits are double the number on the field at a time. This ensures that each player will get to play at least half of the game (example: 5v5 max. # is 10).

Soccer Formats:

Grade Limit Format
Pee Wee 16 2-4v4
Kindergarten 16 2-4v4
1st Grade 14 7v7
2nd Grade 16 8v8
3rd Grade 14 7v7
4th Grade 14 7v7
5th Grade 18 9v9
6th Grade 18 9v9
7-8th Grade 22 11v11
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Athletic Department
Wheaton Park District
1777 S Blanchard St
Wheaton, IL 60189
Ph: 630-668-3371

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Volunteers must complete the following:

Visit the CDC website for the free online course: HEADS UP Online Training Upon completion of the course and quiz, a certificate will be issued. Certificates should be printed and emailed to [email protected].

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If you need an accommodation to complete the Volunteer Application, please call the Administrative Office at 630-665-4710.

Volunteer Application & Background Check Waiver (PDF)
In accordance with the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act [325 ILCS 5/4], volunteers are required to report or cause a report to be made to the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873) whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to that volunteer in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.

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