Tournaments and league play usually start early in the morning and can end anytime from 2:00 PM to later in the evening depending on the amount of teams in the tournament, if the team plays well enough to make the playoffs, etc... Because you don’t know how long a tournament day can be, you should send your son or daughter with plenty of water and food. A large water jug is recommended. Pack extra food and drink. Players can always bring the uneaten food home. Players also need to bring their complete uniform: extra shirts, spandex, socks, shoes, ankle braces, and kneepads. There can be downtime during a day so bringing homework and reading material is a good idea. Please note that most tournaments do not allow parents and players to bring outside food into the venue. In these cases, lunch must be eaten outside in the car.
Leagues normally consist of 3 matches per league date. Matches will normally start at 8:00 AM and completed by 2:00 PM. Some leagues are split up into an AM wave, starting at 8:00 AM, or a PM wave, starting at 3:00 PM, due to large number of teams participating in the league.
Play in the Windy City Power League which has three seeding dates used to rank each team and place them in a division of teams of similar competition levels.
We’ll play in Palos Series, which will re-seed all of the teams after each round/day, striving to ensure teams play against similar competition. Our boys teams will then compete in the Chicago Qualifier at McCormick Place, followed by 3-4 additional single day local tournaments. All tournaments combined, our athletes will play in 40-45 matches in one season.