The New Lenox Soccer Association is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1981. The New Lenox Soccer Association (NLSA) is located in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, along the I-80 corridor. NLSA is a non-profit organization that devotes its efforts entirely to the youth within the community. The success of the Association is primarily due to the volunteers and their commitment to the league. The dedication of the parents, event helpers, team parents, coaches, and board members has made the organization what it is today. The number of players has steadily increased throughout the years. In 1981, the NLSA started with 165 players for the fall season. In 2007, 550 players were rostered for the spring season, and over 750 for the fall.
The NLSA continues to provide a recreational league with the primary objective to provide a supervised recreational soccer program. Within the framework of this program, it is our goal to provide a program in which participants learn both sportsmanship and teamwork. We also strive to provide instruction that both the individual players and the teams can develop skills at or above the level of competition as other teams in the area.
In the fall of 2010, the NLSA expanded to include a competitive soccer division. Our objective with this expansion is to provide local players with the opportunity to increase their soccer skills through professional trainers and increased competition. In addition, we look for these players to continue their soccer growth that will allow them to excel at the high school level and beyond. Our competitive teams compete in the Illinois Women’s Soccer League (IWSL) for the girls and the Northern Illinois Soccer League (NISL) for the boys.