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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-U10 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 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 6 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 Coaching, Tim Balatsoukas, selects qualified licensed coaches that have playing experience and are specialized in developing players U4-U10. The coaching staff is mentored and trained to motivate, encourage, and cultivate the players to love the game of soccer in a fun environment.

Spring 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 2021

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Offered 5 times per year
  • U4-U10(2018-2011 for current 2021 season)
  • 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- $135
  • Summer- $135
  • Fall- $135
  • Winter I -$190
  • Winter II - $190
  • Winter III- $190

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

After registration is complete, a detailed email will be sent out 7-10 days prior to start of program. 

LOCATIONS

SPRING,SUMMER,FALL LOCATION

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

WINTER LOCATIONS

  • West Chicago Sportsplex (551 W Roosevelt Rd  West Chicago, IL 60185) 
  • Sportsplex St Charles( 1400 Foundry Rd St Charles, IL 60174)

FALL SESSION 2021

Fall 2021 Start Dates - Sept 7th(Tuesday practices), Sept 8th (Wednesday practices), Sept 9th (Thursday practices), and Sept 11th(everyone for Saturday games) 

Fall 2021 End Dates - Oct 12th(Tuesday practices), Oct 13th(Wednesday practices), Oct 14th(Thursday practices), Oct 16th (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 2021

Winter I 2021 Start Dates- Nov 2nd(Tuesday practices), Nov 3rd(Wednesday practices), Nov 4th( Thursday practices) and Nov 6th (everyone for Saturday games)

Winter I 2021 End Dates- Dec 14th (Tuesday practices), Dec 15th (Wednesday practices) Dec 16th( Thursday practices) and Dec 18th (Saturday games)

***no practices/games the week of November 22nd (Thanksgiving holiday)

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

Saturday games will be between 8:30am-11:30am(40min games)

Location: 

St Charles Sportsplex( 1400 Foundry Rd St Charles, IL 60174)
Selected age groups for Saturday games only

West Chicago Sportsplex (551 W Roosevelt Rd  West Chicago, IL 60185) 
All practices take place at West Chicago Sportsplex

WINTER II SESSION 2022


Winter II 2022 Start Dates - January 4th (Tuesday practices), January 5th (Wednesday practices), January 6th (Thursday practices), and January 8th (everyone for Saturday games)

Winter II 2022 End Dates- February 8th (Tuesday practices), February 9th (Wednesday practices), February 10th(Thursday practices), and February 12th (everyone for Saturday games)

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

Games are held on Saturday's between 8:30am-11:30am

Location: 

St Charles Sportsplex( 1400 Foundry Rd St Charles, IL 60174) Selected age groups for Saturday games only

West Chicago Sportsplex (551 W Roosevelt Rd  West Chicago, IL 60185) 
All practices take place at West Chicago Sportsplex

WINTER III SESSION 2022-REGISTRATION OPEN IN DECEMBER


Winter III 2022 Start Dates - February 15th (Tuesday practices), February 16th(Wednesday practices), February 17th (Thursday practices), and February 19th(everyone for Saturday games)

Winter III 2022 End Dates- March 22nd (Tuesday practices), March 23rd (Wednesday practices), March 24th(Thursday practices), and March 26th (everyone for Saturday games)

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

Games are held on Saturday's between 8:30am-11:30am

Location: 

St Charles Sportsplex( 1400 Foundry Rd St Charles, IL 60174) Selected age groups for Saturday games only

West Chicago Sportsplex (551 W Roosevelt Rd  West Chicago, IL 60185) 
All practices take place at West Chicago Sportsplex

SPRING SESSION 2022

Spring 2022 Start Dates - April 19th (Tuesday practices), April 20th (Wednesday practices), April 21st (Thursday practices), and April 23rd (everyone for Saturday games) 

Spring 2022 End Dates- May 24th(Tuesday practices), May 25th (Wednesday practices), May 26th (Thursday practices), and June 4th (everyone for Saturday games) 

****no games May 28th for Memorial Day Weekend 

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

SUMMER SESSION 2022-REGISTRATION OPEN IN MARCH

Summer 2022 Start Dates - July 7th (Wednesday practices), July 8th (Thursday practices), and July 10th (everyone for Saturday games) 

Summer 2022 End Dates - August 11th (Wednesday practices), August 12th (Thursday practices), and August 14th (everyone for Saturday games) 

Practices are held Wednesday or Thursday:
(Indicate when registering by referring to days/times below)
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm

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