News and Announcements
Sept 7th, 2018- Team Chicago Academy 04 (Finalist) and 05 (Champions) Premier find success at Chicago Development Showcase over Labor Day weekend.
Team Chicago Academy 2004 Premier girls opened group play with a 1-0 win over Kopion Academy, they continued with a 1-1 tie against the Kickers Premier followed by a dominant 5-0 win over Evolution Tiempo to clinch their bracket. In the Championship game they faced a tough rematch against a determined Kopion Academy team. The game was a back and forth battle that resulted in an 0-2 defeat. “It was a great weekend of quality soccer! Overall the girls outscored opponents 8-2 throughout the weekend”. Coach Frederick said and stated, “I’m proud of the girls, they worked hard both individually and as a team while gaining valuable experience, having fun together and bringing home some hardware!”.
The Team Chicago Academy 2005 Premier girls have had an impressive start to the 2018 Fall season winning their 2nd championship in just two weeks! During group play this past weekend they tied Campton United Red 1-1, handed Crystal Lake Elite White a bruising 8-0 defeat and faced their familiar rivals Chicago Rush Premier resulting in a 2-2 tie that put them thru to the Championship match.
The 05 girls faced their familiar Chicago Rush friends again in the final match and opened the first half with dominate play. Their passing and possession quickly wore down the Rush forcing them to take a foul outside their own 18. TC’s Gabby Kwait took advantage of the opportunity putting TC up 1-0 with a beautifully placed free kick! In the 2nd half, more beautiful passing put the Rush on their heels forcing them to take a hard-foul resulting in a deserved PK. Anna Yuccas calmly capitalized on the PK with a perfect shot that put TC up 2-0. In the final 5 minutes, the Rush put on a hard push and earned a crafty goal making 2-1. However, TC quickly snuffed the Rushes momentum by regaining defensive control and kept possession until the final whistle!
Coach Frederick commented, “I’m very proud of the outstanding and resilient team play, coupled with the will to dig deep to find success! The girls stayed organized under duress and displayed incredible heart from whistle to whistle to outscore their opponents 12-4 over the weekend. They worked hard to obtain our goal of gaining experience, having fun and bringing home some shiny hardware… Great job!”
Sept 6th, 2018,
TC 2007 Premier were finalists in this past weekends Rockford Labor Day Puma Cup. During group play on Saturday the 07 Premier beat FC Wisconsin 3-0 in the opener, followed by a 3-0 win over Kixx United. On Sunday they beat Naperville Eagles 1-0 to finish first in the group and move to the Championship match.
In the Championship match the 07 Premier played the Rockford Raptors. The Raptors struck first but not to be out done shortly after by a great free kick goal. Unfortunately, the Raptors struck again and even with multiple chances we were not able to find the equalizer. Overall it was a great weekend scoring 9 goals and only allowing 2. Coach Rizzo said “I couldn’t be more proud of these girls and how well they played. We are looking forward to starting the IWSL season”.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Aurora-It was a busy weekend for Team Chicago Academy teams, as many of our teams opened up the 2018 season with preseason events. At the Midwest Invitational hosted by OBSC Tournament, the club sent 2002 Elite, 2003 Elite, 2004 Elite, 2007 Elite and the 2005 Premier Girls teams.
The club went a combined 15 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. The teams scored a combined 55 goals for and only conceded 11, while all the Elite teams played up an age group. Team Chicago Academy teams that came home champions were:
2002 Elite Girls
2003 Elite Girls
2004 Elite Girls
2005 Premier Girls
Over in Aurora, our Team Chicago Academy 2000/01 Premier girls played in the Aurora Juventud tournament and went 4-0, outscoring the competition 33-1 over the weekend.
Congratulations to all of our teams and their success!
August 20th- Team Chicago Academy 03 Premier Girls win Crystal Lake Force Classic 2018 in Penalty kicks 5-3 after drawing 1-1 through regulation and overtime.
During group play the 03 Premier girls beat Crystal Lake 2-1 in the opener, followed by a 5-0 win over NUFC on Saturday. Sunday tied Aurora Kickers 0-0 to finish first in the group and move to the Championship match.
In the Championship match, the 03 Premier played a familiar foe, Crystal Lake who they saw in the first match of the weekend. Team Chicago struck just before to take a 1-0 lead into halftime. Following multiple chances to increase their lead in the first 10 minutes of the second half, Crystal Lake fought off those chances and found themselves on a break with 10 minutes to go and equalized the game at 1-1. Through the first 5 minutes of overtime no team really created a chance, but some great defending in the 2nd overtime by Team Chicago kept the game knotted at 1-1 with a goal-line clearance in the last minute of the match. The teams headed to PK’s were Team Chicago prevailed 5-3 over Crystal Lake to claim the Championship.
“Great weekend by the girls and proud of their performances throughout the weekend. "-Coach Brown
The Team Chicago Junior Elite Development Camp is an intensive four-day camp designed to help prepare players for the season. Team Chicago Technical Director Dave Lovercheck and Boys Director Kevin Gowrie will utilize on-field, classroom, and video-analysis sessions to challenge players tactically, technically, physically, and mentally.
Space in this camp is limited. Interested players must go through an application process and qualified players will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. This camp is for players looking for serious instruction in a serious environment.
This camp Features:
-Tactical training, and technical application (the difference between technique and skill)
- Video Analysis –(individual and team
- Advanced Skills, Techniques and Moves
-Improve Soccer Specific Strength, Speed and Agility using brand new innovative training equipment
- 9v9 games each day
This camp is open to boys and girls playing U12 and U11 for the Fall 2018 season (younger players will be considered as well on an individual basis). This camp is open to Team Chicago players and players from other clubs.
Dates: July 30-Aug 2
Location: Gentile Field, 2323 Liberty Street, Aurora, IL 60502
Cost: $225/player (payment must be made in full after acceptance is sent. Players joining after program start must pay full fee).
Register here: https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=294807