News and Announcements
Team Chicago 2007 Elite Boys won the Lou Fusz 9v9 Championships with convincing wins over St Louis Scott Gallagher Santos, Missouri Rush Nero, Kolping Kicks and St Louis Scott Gallagher Chelsea. The Boys outscored their Missouri opponents 20-2 over the four games not conceding until the Championship game where they gave up 2 goals in the 5-2 win.
Coach Gowrie said “The boys really came together this weekend. They moved the ball very well, dominating possession & creating a lot of excellent scoring opportunities in each game. The performances are some of the best I’ve seen so far from this group. they have worked hard this season so I’m happy for them to experience this success before we head indoor for the Winter. It was very well deserved”.
Aurora, IL November 7, 2018
In Saturday’s opening group play, the 04 girls defeated a physical Lockport Maroon team 2-0, followed by a gritty 1-0 win against the CBSC Flash. On Sunday morning they crushed a desperate Missouri Panathinakois Green team 5-0 successfully clinching their group!
In the Championship match the 2004 Premier girls met one of their IWSL A level division rivals Tinley-Frankfort Force, who previously beat them earlier this fall in league play. The TC girls were poised and ready for the rematch starting of the game with a great surge of energy setting up Sophia “Sett” T. to hit a low whipping cracker into the back of the net. The 2nd half opened with howling winds directly in Team Chicago’s face, but that didn’t deter their drive to continue dominating possession which led to a corner kick. The set play was perfectly executed to the back post where an aggressively attacking Kylee M. placed a beautiful volley making it 2-0. The Force girls battled back gaining some momentum which was quickly snuffed out by a TC counter attack where Kaidence H. whacked a thundering near post shot making it 3-0. When the final whistle blew TC’s defensive team and GK Maggie L. pitched a perfect weekend shut out as the TC girls scored 11 goals allowing 0 against.
Coach Frederick said, “This 04 team has battled adversity all season and they have learned how to work together as a team to find success! Their commitment to team work and passing coupled with strategic vision combined with the will to win shined brightly this weekend! I’m very proud of their growth through the fall season and their hard work and efforts were justly rewarded with a Championship win!!” He also added “A special thanks to the 05 Elite girls who joined us in STL to guest play!
This was just another GREAT example and showing of Team Chicago club commitment and support!”
Team Chicago is happy to announce we are again partnering with the No Matter What Golf Fundraiser on November 23, 2018 for a round of golf and good cheer to help raise funds for the Team Chicago Scholarship Fund. Come and join the fun in this one-club, 9 hole golf event! There will also be a raffle with some great prizes!
Date: Friday, November 23, 2018
Location: Tamarack Golf Club, 24032 Royal Worthington Drive, Naperville
9-10am: Open bar (beer and wine)
10am: 9 holes of golf (walking), one club golf.
4 free beer tickets while you play!
Burger Lunch Buffet bar with condiments, homemade chips, House salad & pasta salad
1 hour open draft beer after golf.
Players are limited to one club for the duration of the event.
Come join the Team Chicago Community as we have fun and raise money to help fund travel and scholarships for players and families. Get out of the house after Thanksgiving, regardless of the weather, and enjoy some golf and good times, and raise money to help Team Chicago players!
The deadline to register is Monday, November 19.
Event is open to anyone over the age of 10
Space is limited so register right away!
For Team Chicago players looking for additional training during the winter, WAA offers futsal training. All Team Chicago players receive a $25 discount on the registration fee! Session one begins this week, don’t miss out!
Brazilian Touch – Futsal Training
Futsal is an indoor version of soccer. Its name is derived from the Portuguese; futebol de salao and the Spanish; futbol sala/de salon, which can be translated as “indoor soccer”.
Soccer greats such as Kaka, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Marta and Messi grew up playing Futsal, and credit it with developing their incredible skills. The game is played five-a-side on a basketball-size court, with a small, low-bounce ball. This rapid-paced game demands lightning-fast reflexes, quick decision-making and pin-point passing. Futsal will improve the game and ability of any soccer player through its intense pace and rapid execution. Whether the player’s aim is to increase skills, advance to a higher level in their club, make the High School team, or attain a goal even beyond that, our Brazilian Touch – Futsal program is the perfect complement to the regular club training sessions.
2018-2019 Brazilian Touch Futsal Training
WAA offers advanced player’s the opportunity to receive high level Futsal skills training in a group setting. The emphasis of the program will be on a player skill development focusing on ball skills and ball manipulation. Program is run by a professional trainer. The Brazilian Touch program is intended to complement the player’s regular club soccer experience, and players from all town and club programs are permitted and encouraged to participate in the program.
Fee per Session: $125, $25 discount for registered Team Chicago players
U9-U10 – Sundays 12:00PM – 1:30PM
U11-U12 – Thursdays 5:00PM – 6:30PM
U13 – U14 – Thursdays 6:30PM – 8:00PM
High School – Sundays 1:30PM – 3:00PM
Session 1: November 4-December 20, NO CLASSES ON NOVEMBER 22, 25.
Session 2: January 6 – February 14, 2019
Session 3: February 17 – April 7, 2019 NO CLASSES ON MARCH 24,28,31
Location: WAA Sport Center, 2323 Liberty St in Aurora 60502
No cleats! Indoor, non-marking shoes only! Typical soccer gear must be worn.
Team Chicago Academy 2005 Select girls went 1-0-1 in group play, beating TCSA Pride 2-0 and drawing LTSC Select 0-0. Advancing to the semi-final, the 05 Select found a familiar foe, facing LTSC Select who they drew 0-0 in group play.
Unlike the previous match-up, Team Chicago was able to break their strong defensive line and their goalkeeper winning the game 2-0.
In the final match, against Elmhurst FC, Team Chicago allowed the first and only goal in the tournament finishing the first half down 1-0. In the second half Team Chicago came back more aggressive and tied the game in the 10th minute. After that, it became another battle offense vs defense for the rest of the game ending 1-1. With the tie, they went to PK’s with Team Chicago Goalkeeper Anna P. stopping two PK’s, Zara S. and Abigail T. made their PK’s giving TC Academy 2005 Select the first place.
Coach Magno was very proud of the girls and said the team showed well by providing entertain soccer that provided great goals, moves, passing and movement off the ball, as well as tough defending and goalkeeping.
Job well done by the girls!