Ela Soccer Club becomes only the third youth soccer program in Illinois to win the US Youth Soccer Five Star Recreational Program Award, a press release states.
With more than three million players, US Youth Soccer is the largest youth sports organization in the United States. The award is rewarded to youth soccer organizations that promote coaching education, referee development, goal safety, kid safety, positive sideline behavior and overall organization.
“This award reaffirms our commitment to providing every child with the best experience while they have fun, develop and grow into better players and people,” stated Doug Anderson Ela Soccer President. “This award would not be possible without our tremendous staff and the hundreds of volunteer coaches that spend countless hours all for the benefit of the areas youth."