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Outdoor Rec Soccer

Playing It Safe-Outdoor Soccer

The Wheatland Athletic Association follows the guidelines issued by the State of Illinois under the Restore Illinois Plan in the operation of programs and facilities. Please click here for up to date information and guidance.

NEW! Team Chicago Juniors - Recreational Soccer with a Pathway!

WAA Fall Soccer - Playing IT Safe! 

1st grade through 8th grade – Saturday Training and Games

• Team Chicago trainers will be assigned to each site
• Each age group will have 75 minutes of activity
o First 15-30 minutes will be skills instruction and training
o Last 45-60 minutes will be game play
• Team Chicago trainers will lead instruction and referee games
Volunteer coaches are needed! Coaches are encouraged to schedule one additional practice per week 

Kindergarten Soccer – Saturday Training and Games at 10:30 AM
• Teams will be assigned to sites
• Team Chicago trainer(s) will be assigned to each site
• First 15-30 minutes will be skills instruction and training.  Last 30-45 minutes will be game play
• Team Chicago trainers will lead instruction and facilitate games
•  We still need volunteer coaches!  Please volunteer!

Program Information

Outdoor Recreational Soccer (K-8th Grade)

The Wheatland Athletic Association (WAA) runs outdoor fall and spring recreational soccer leagues for youth K through 8th grade.
The Kindergarten program is co-ed. Teams for 1st - 8th grade have separate leagues for boys and girls. WAA is a volunteer non-profit organization and all recreational coaches are volunteer. 
Leagues are held outdoors on local fields in the fall and spring seasons. Additional training opportunities are available for registrants and coaches. Registration is open to all experience and skill levels. The emphasis of the program is for participants to have fun learning the basic skills and rules of the game of soccer.

Current Season Photos

Fall 2021 Photos

At home Soccer

What to do while waiting to play soccer? 

Coach Magno has created training videos to help you work on your skills at home!  Watch them here!

WAA Rec Soccer Training Video #1
WAA Rec Soccer Training Video #2
WAA Rec Soccer Training Video #3
WAA Rec Soccer Training Video #4
WAA Rec Soccer Training Video #5

(Be patient with youtube videos; high demand is causing load errors)

Watch some past soccer matches:  
Full Match Brazil vs Argentina 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers 11 10 2016 

The men's soccer final of the Olympic Games 2016 was between the host nation Brazil and the reigning World Cup Champion Germany.
Brazil vs Germany - FULL match - Men's Football Final Rio 2016

Train in you
r backyard
Soccer dribbling video


2021 Fall Team Chicago Juniors Master Schedule
Home Team wears YELLOW
Away Team wears GREEN
Master schedule (spreadsheet)
Master Schedule pdf

Soccer Picture Information:

We will be doing individual and team pictures on Tuesday 9/21 and Wednesday 9/22 at the WAA Sports Center. 
Picture Schedule

Picture day code: 18335 Order Link only online orders accepted

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled picture time to help expedite the process. If you don't know your scheduled picture time, please check with your coach. Props will not be provided on picture day. With that being said, please make sure your athlete provides their own.

We kindly ask that all families/coaches/athletes wear face coverings while on picture day premises. Of course, the coaches and athletes will be able to remove their face coverings prior to their pictures being taken.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently only accepting online orders.

**Orders must be submitted prior to or on picture day to avoid a service fee**

Order Link:

Registration Information

2021 Fall Recreational Soccer

Kindergarten - $50,  Saturdays, September 11 through October 16

1st-8th - $85, Saturdays, August 28 through October 23, NO GAMES ON SEPTEMBER 4.

Rec Soccer Coaching Clinic, August 14, 8:30AM (time is tentative) for everyone interested in coaching youth soccer.

Coach Meeting - August 10th 7pm.  Rosters and Equipment for 1st to 8th grade teams available on August 11,

Kindergarten teams available on August 17. 

Equipment, Rules & Directions

    Prior to Attending:
    • Parents must make sure participants are symptom free prior to attending. 
    • Players should wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before participating
    • Parents must review State of Illinois All Sports Policies prior to participating.



    • WAA Soccer Kit - $20 Kit contains yellow shirt, green shirt, black shorts and soccer socks.  WAA Soccer Kits are available at the WAA Sports Center, 2323 Liberty St. Aurora, IL. Sizes are: Youth S-M-L and Adult S-M-L
    •  Shin guards and socks to cover the shin guards - Any color sock is allowed.
    •  Soccer Ball - Grades K-2 use size 3 ball, Grades 3-5 use size 4 ball, Grades 6-7-8 use size 5 ball.
    •  White or Black athletic shorts (no pockets or belt loops), Gym shoes or outdoor soccer cleats (no metal cleats allowed).



  • Recreational Leagues - varies by division. Please see our Directions Page on this website.

Volunteer Opportunities

Coach Meeting - August 10th 7pm.  Rosters and Equipment available at or after meeting.
Rec Soccer Coaching Clinic, August 14, 8:30AM (time is tentative) for everyone interested in coaching youth soccer.

WAA is a volunteer non-profit organization and depends upon parents to volunteer as coaches in all of our sports.  Please consider volunteering as a head or assistant coach for your child's team.  Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. 

  • Head Coach responsibilities include attending coach meeting, contacting player families, scheduling and running team practices and coaching at league games.  Coaches may ask for participant parent assistance as needed. 

  • Assistant Coach is responsible for helping the Head Coach with all of the above, and takes over for the Head Coach when needed

Soccer Referees

WAA needs YOU to be an Outdoor Recreational Soccer Referee 

Click Here for more Information! 

Special Requests

Remember: Special requests for team placement will be considered carefully, but there is NO GUARANTEE they will be honored.  For requests to be considered, the registration should be submitted as early as possible.  Requests are considered on a first come, first serve priority.  Each participant is limited to two requests (eg, friend, coach) per registration.   WAA tries to place children based on special requests, neighborhood and school.   However, we also have to make balanced teams and and are limited by the number of volunteer head coaches.  Please spell names of requested players/coaches correctly.

DSG Special Offers!


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Wheatland Athletic Association

2323 Liberty St 
Aurora, Illinois 60502

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Phone : 630-978-2855
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