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Chicago Soccer Academy - Junior Academy

Spring,Summer, Fall, Winter I & Winter II 2019-2020 Jr Academy registration is now OPEN. Space is limited so register now!

A detailed email will be sent out 7 days prior to the start of the program. T-shirt is provided and included in fees. 

Equipment needed: soccer shoes, shin guards, soccer ball (size 3-4 preferably)

JR ACADEMY SESSION DETAILS 2019-2020

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Offered 5 times per year
  • Coach:player ratio 1:12
  • All professional coaches
  • Best fundamental learning program in area!
  • 6 games per season (Fall, Winter I, Winter II, Spring & Summer) No Traveling
  • One practice per week during season
  • One game per week during season
  • Practice opportunities with Premier (travel) teams within age group
  • Possibility to advance to Premier travel teams within age group

Cost: 

  • Spring- $100 
  • Summer- $125
  • Fall- $125
  • Winter I -$125
  • Winter II - $125

After registration is complete, a detailed email will be sent out 7 days prior to start of program. T-shirt is provided and included in fees. 

LOCATIONS

SPRING,SUMMER,FALL LOCATION

CSA Training/Game Facility - Summer, Fall & Spring
Good Templar Park 528 East Side Dr, Geneva IL 60134

WINTER LOCATION

CSA Training Facility (Indoor) - Winter
551 W Roosevelt Rd, West Chicago IL 60185

FALL SESSION

Fall 2019 Start Dates - Sept 10th (Tuesday practices), Sept 11th (Wednesday practices), Sept 12th (Thursday practices), and Sept 14th (everyone for Saturday games) 

Practices are held Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday:
(Indicate when registering by referring to days/times below)
Tuesday 4:45pm-5:45pm
Wednesday 4:45pm-5:45pm
Thursday 4:45pm-5:45pm

Games are on Saturday between 8:00am-11:00am

WINTER I SESSION

Winter I Start Dates- Nov 6th (Wednesday practices), Nov 8th(Friday practices), and Nov 9th (everyone for Saturday games)

Winter I End Dates- Dec 18nd(Wednesday practices), Dec 20th (Friday practices) and Dec 21st (Saturday games)

***no practices the week of November 25th (Thanksgiving holiday)

Practice Options are Wednesday or Friday:
(Indicate when registering by referring to days/times below)
Wednesday or Friday (4:30-5:30pm)

Saturday games will be between 3pm-5pm

Location: West Chicago Sportsplex (551 W Roosevelt Rd  West Chicago, IL 60185) 

WINTER II SESSION


Winter II Start Dates - Jan 20th (Wednesday practices), Jan 22nd(Friday practices), and Jan 23rd (everyone for Saturday games)

Winter II End Dates- Feb 26th( Wednesday practices), Feb 28th( Friday practices), and Feb 29th(everyone for Saturday games)

Practice Options are Wednesday or Friday:
(Indicate when registering by referring to days/times below)
Wednesday or Friday (4:30-5:30pm)

Games are held on Saturday's between 3:00pm-5:00pm

Location: West Chicago Sportsplex (551 W Roosevelt Rd West Chicago, IL) 

SUMMER SESSION

Summer 2019 Start Dates - June 11th (Tuesday practices), June 12th (Wednesday practices), June 13th (Thursday practices), and June 15th (everyone for Saturday games) 

Practices are held Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday:
(Indicate when registering by referring to days/times below)
Tuesday 4:45pm-5:45pm
Wednesday 4:45pm-5:45pm
Thursday 4:45pm-5:45pm

Games are on Saturday between 9:00am-11:00pm

SPRING SESSION

Spring 2019 Start Dates - April 16th (Tuesday practices), April 18th (Thursday practices), April 19th (Friday practices), and April 20th (everyone for Saturday games) 

Practices are held Tuesday, Thursday or Friday:
(Indicate when registering by referring to days/times below)
Tuesday 4:45pm-5:45pm
Thursday 4:45pm-5:45pm
Friday 4:45pm-5:45pm

Games are on Saturday morning between 8am-11am

PHILOSOPHY

The players need to have fun and love the game first and CSA staff have the experience and techniques to get the effort out of each player. Once this is accomplished, confidence starts appearing in each player. Players will be introduced to technical and tactical components of the game in a fun learning environment. U4-U10 ages boys and girls are welcome.  Players will be separated during practice and games according to skill first, genre second, and age lastly to ensure each child is being challenged but at the same time having success. Players move to CSA traveling Premier program after Jr. Academy graduation.

VISION: CSA BELIEVES IN THE 3 C'S
Creativity - Players will be encouraged to bring out their creative side with the knowledge they have obtained from practices. This will allow the freedom for each player to experiment new things with the ball.

Confidence - Professional coaches will ensure building the confidence of each player through positive reinforcement and motivational techniques. On the field corrections and discovery questions will ensure the player's success in learning of the game.

Composure - Player's decision making is solely up to them but Professional coaches will educate the player on each alternative option possible.

CURRICULUM
Practices - Players will go through various activities including Speed and Agility, Dribbling, Moves, Passing, Shooting and 1v1 and 2v2.

Games - Players will play 3v3, 4v4, 5v5 small sided games during practice and regular games.  Players will learn to play all positions in the 8 weeks. Positions include goalie, defense, midfield and forward.  The small sided game concept allows players to maximize their touches on the ball along with physical development.

COACHING STAFF
Coach: Player ratio is 1:12
Director of CSA, Tim Balatsoukas, selects qualified licensed coaches that have playing experience and are specialized in developing players 2008-2013 birth year boys and girls. The coaching staff is mentored and trained to motivate, encourage, and “culture” the players to love the game of soccer in a fun environment.