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Chicago Soccer Academy - Junior Academy

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-U11 ages boys and girls are welcome.  Players will be separated during practice and games according to skill first, gender 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 ages 4-11. The coaching staff is mentored and trained to motivate, encourage, and “culture” the players to love the game of soccer in a fun environment.

FALL 2020 Jr Academy registration is now OPEN. Space is limited so register now!

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

JR ACADEMY SESSION DETAILS 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- $125
  • Summer- $125
  • Fall- $125
  • Winter I -$175
  • Winter II - $175

*Due to COVID-19 prices may fluctuate based on indoor restrictions

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 LOCATIONS

  • St Charles Sportsplex (1400 Foundry Rd, St Charles Il 60175)
  • West Chicago Sportsplex (551 W Roosevelt Rd  West Chicago, IL 60185) 

SUMMER SESSION

Summer 2020 Start Dates - July 8th (Wednesday practices), July 10th (Friday practices), and June 11th (everyone for Saturday games) 

Summer 2020 End Dates - August 12th (Wednesday practices), August 14th (Friday practices), and August 15th (everyone for Saturday games) 

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

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

FALL SESSION

Fall 2020 Start Dates - Aug 24th(Tuesday practices), Aug 25th (Wednesday practices), Aug 27th (Thursday practices), and Aug 29th (everyone for Saturday games) 

Fall 2020 End Dates - Sept 29th(Tuesday practices), Sept 30th(Wednesday practices), Oct 1(Thursday practices), Oct 3rd(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 2020 Start Dates- Nov 4th (Wednesday practices), Nov 6th(Friday practices), and Nov 7th(everyone for Saturday games)

Winter I 2020 End Dates- Dec 16th (Wednesday practices), Dec 18th (Friday practices) and Dec 19th (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 12pm-2pm

Location: 

  • St Charles Sportsplex (1400 Foundry Rd, St Charles Il 60175)
  • West Chicago Sportsplex (551 W Roosevelt Rd  West Chicago, IL 60185) 

WINTER II SESSION


Winter II 2021 Start Dates - Jan 20th (Wednesday practices), Jan 22th(Friday practices), and Jan 23th (everyone for Saturday games)

Winter II 2021 End Dates- Feb 24th( Wednesday practices), Feb 26th( Friday practices), and Feb 27th(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 12:00pm-2:00pm

Location: 

Location: 

  • St Charles Sportsplex (1400 Foundry Rd, St Charles Il 60175)
  • West Chicago Sportsplex (551 W Roosevelt Rd  West Chicago, IL 60185) 

SPRING SESSION

Spring 2021 Start Dates - April 14th (Tuesday practices), April 15th (Wednesday practices), April 16th (Thursday practices), and April 18th (everyone for Saturday games) 

Spring 2021 End Dates- May 19th(Tuesday practices), May 20th (Wednesday practices), May 21th (Thursday practices), and May 23rd (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 morning between 8am-11am