OPRF ALLIANCE is a parent-led competitive traveling soccer club, started in fall 2012 by a small group of parents with an interest in soccer who wanted to create an affordable traveling soccer option for area families. Our focus is on developing soccer skills, leadership skills and confidence. Our fees are a fraction of the cost of other clubs because all of the coordination and coaching is done by experienced, licensed parent volunteers.
During our first season, we fielded two teams: a U14 girls team and U15 boys team. Many of our players come from Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois but we draw players from other nearby Cook County communities as well. See below for more information or contact us.
Our Director of Coaching is Luis Aguilar-Lopez, an experienced coach and player with National C and National Youth Soccer license credentials. He is joined by a group of motivated local parent volunteers. Each volunteer coach has years of coaching and playing experience and meets all league coaching requirements including license credentials. Every one of our coaches is from our community and is a local parent.
OPRF ALLIANCE is registered as a non-profit organization with the State of Illinois and with 501c3 status through the Federal government. Our soccer teams adhere to all rules and regulations of the Illinois Women’s Soccer League, the Illinois Youth Soccer Association, US Club Soccer and the Northern Illinois Soccer League. Our Director of Coaching is Luis Aguilar-Lopez, a veteran coach and player National D & E license credentials and a parent who volunteers his time. Our coaches, in addition to Luis, are local residents Chris Smith, Mark Shepherd, Andrew France, Ryan Gillingham, and Desmond Bailey. Each of these coaches has E license credentials, are experienced coaches and are local parents who volunteer their time.
We are always looking to add more teams and recruit more motivated parent volunteer coaches. Please contact us to discuss.