Age Group Select teams compete locally in the Premier League (U7-U12) or in SLYSA (U13 and above).
Below the age of U10, SLSG Illinois does not form “top teams” as this is not beneficial to the long-term development of individual players or the adequate depth of player pools needed to compete on the national, regional and local level at older ages.
At U11 above, SLSG starts to transition players into teams that are formed solely on current ability.
From the age of U13 and above, SLSG Illinois offers teams that compete Nationally (US Development Academy-Boys and ECNL- Girls), regionally (NPL Midwest Development League-Boys & Girls), and locally (SLYSA).
Teams that do not compete in National or Regional Leagues full under “Age Group Select” programming. The training frequency and competitive calendar of all “Age Group Select” teams are set by the SLSG Illinois Full-Time staff to meet the needs of the individual team based on their age and ability.