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Chicago Soccer Academy - Junior Academy

2018 Jr Academy season schedule is listed below. Space is limited! Register Now!

After registration is complete, a detailed email will be sent out 10 days prior to start of 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

2008-2015 AGES SUMMER, FALL, WINTER I, WINTER II & SPRING

  • 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) No Traveling
  • One practice per week during outdoor seasons
  • One practice per week indoor during winter months
  • Practice opportunities with Premier (travel) teams within age group
  • Possibility to advance to Premier travel teams within age group

Cost: 

  • Spring- $100 ( Referral of 1 2009-2012 birth year players receives $25 discount)
  • Summer- $100( Referral of 1 2009-2012 birth year players receives $25 discount)
  • Fall- $100
  • Winter I & II - $175

After registration is complete, a detailed email will be sent out 10 days prior to start of program. T-shirt is provided and included in fees. 

WINTER I SESSION

Winter I Start Dates- October 24 (Wednesday practices), October 26 (Friday practices), and October 27 (everyone for Saturday games)

Winter I End Dates- December 5 (Wednesday practices), December 7 (Friday practices) and December 8 (Saturday games)

***no practices the week of November 19 (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 Jan 15 week thru Feb 23

Winter Practices are held on Wednesday's or Friday's
2008 - 2015 Birth Year - 4:30-5:30pm

Games are held on Saturday's between 2:00-5:00pm

SPRING and SUMMER SESSIONS

Spring -  start Apr 9 week thru May 18

Practices are held Tuesday, Thursday or Friday:
(Indicate when registering by referring to days/times below)
2008 - 2015 Birth Year - Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm or 5:30-6:30pm
2008 - 2015 Birth Year - Thursday 4:30-5:30pm or 5:30-6:30pm
2008 - 2015 Birth Year - Friday 4:30-5:30pm or 5:30-6:30pm

Games are held on Saturday's between 8:00am-11:00am

LOCATIONS

SPRING,SUMMER,FALL LOCATION

CSA Training/Game Facility - 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

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.

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