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Team Chicago is offering various camp opportunities for players to continue learning throughout the Summer and to prepare for the Fall season.

2019 Summer Soccer Technical Training Camp:
Specifically Designed for the Serious Soccer Player birth years 2001-2009. Learn Advanced Soccer Techniques and Moves. Improve Soccer Strength, Speed and Agility. Individual Skill Challenges Every Day. Brand New, Innovative Training Equipment. Technical Instruction and Individual Feedback led by Team Chicago Director, Kevin Gowrie.

Tentative Daily Schedule
9am- Technical warm up
9.15am- Speed & Agility stations (evasion belts, ladders, hurdles, parachutes, resistance chord, balance boards etc)
9.45am- Unopposed Technical work (Themes – Attacking moves, Protecting the ball to spin out of pressure, Attacking first touch, Aerial first touch)
10.30am- Opposed exercise to challenge individual (Related to theme of the day)
11am- Skills stations (goal shot finishing, re-bounder volleys, soccer tennis, juggling challenges etc)
11.30am- 3v3/4v4 games

Dates: June 17-20 (Monday to Thursday)
Time: 9am-noon
Location: Gentile Field, outside the WAA SportsCenter, 2323 Liberty, St. Aurora, IL.
Cost: $150

Registration Link ( will take you to waasports.org)

Keeper Striker Camp:
This camp is open to travel soccer 2000-2007 aged boys and girls of all skill levels. Our striker / goalkeeper camp will allow players to improve their technical skills and tactical awareness in front of goal. Players will engage in a competitive yet fun training environment with a high level of coaching led by Team Chicago Director, Chris Brown.

Striker Focuses – Shooting technique, placement shooting, 1v1s, finishing off a cross, heading, volleys, playing with your back to goal, near and far post runs and much more..

Goalkeeper Focuses – Game situation footwork and handling, positioning for different shots and situations, reading cues of shooters, balls above the head, reaction saves, breakaways, distribution, dealing with crosses, overall decision making and more…

Dates: June 24-26 (Monday to Wednesday)
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Gentile Field, outside the WAA SportsCenter, 2323 Liberty, St. Aurora, IL.
Cost: $125

Registration Link ( will take you to waasports.org)

World Cup Watch and Play Camp
The Women’s World Cup is this summer, come and watch games then go right out onto the field and play! This camp will be run by Team Chicago Director, Kevin Gowrie. Players will watch games in the WAA Sports Center before going out to play games of their own.

Dates: July 2-3 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
Time: noon-5pm
Location: Gentile Field, outside and inside the WAA SportsCenter, 2323 Liberty, St. Aurora, IL.
Cost: $125

Registration Link ( will take you to waasports.org)

Team Chicago Summer Camps
This camp is open to all travel soccer players and will be run by Team Chicago Directors Dave Lovercheck, Chris Brown and Kevin Gowrie. Technical and tactical themes will be emphasized in a fun and challenging environment. Players will be grouped according to age and ability.
Equipment Needed: Soccer Ball and dressed to play soccer.

Dates: July 8-11, or July 29-Aug 1 (Monday to Thursday)
Time: 9am-noon
Location: Gentile Field, outside the WAA SportsCenter, 2323 Liberty, St. Aurora, IL.
Cost: $125

Registration Link ( will take you to waasports.org)

Team Chicago Elite Camp
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. Open to players from any club.

This camp Features:
- Tactical training, and technical application (the difference between technique and skill)
- Functional/positional training
- Video Analysis –(individual and team
- Advanced Skills, Techniques and Moves
- Improve Soccer Specific Strength, Speed and Agility using brand new innovative training equipment

Dates: July 29-Aug 1 (Monday to Thursday)
Time: 4-7pm
Location: Gentile Field, outside the WAA SportsCenter, 2323 Liberty, St. Aurora, IL.
Cost: $225

Registration Link ( will take you to waasports.org)

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Team Chicago Academy-2002 Elite standout Kaitlynn Delveaux has accepted a great scholarship offer to continue her academic and soccer career at Seattle University. Kaitlynn, who plays her prep soccer at Normal Community High School for Head Coach Matt Chapman, will be part of Julie Woodward’s 2020 recruiting class.

The Redhawks are part of the NCAA Division I and play in the Western Athletic Conference.

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Team Chicago Academy-2002 Elite standout Abby Dellamorte has accepted a great scholarship offer to continue her academic and soccer careers at the University of Illinois Springfield. Abby, who plays her prep soccer at Bolingbrook high school for Head Coach Matthew Kocourek , will be a part of UI Springfield Coach Erin Egolf’s 2020 recruiting class.

The Prairie Stars are part of the NCAA Division II and play in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

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Team Chicago Coaching Announcement!

Posted by Team Chicago Academy at May 14, 2019 10:20AM PDT

Team Chicago is pleased to announce the final group of coaching assignments for the 2019-20 season!

Girls
Team Chicago Academy-2005 Elite – Dave Lovercheck
Team Chicago Academy-2005 Premier – Greg Frederick
Team Chicago Academy-2005 Select – Kenni Greaves
Team Chicago Academy-2006 Elite – Chris Brown
Team Chicago Academy-2006 Premier – Troy Edwards
Team Chicago Academy-2007 Elite – Dave Lovercheck
Team Chicago Academy-2007 Premier – John Rizzo
Team Chicago 2008 Elite – Chris Brown
Team Chicago 2009 Elite – Chris Brown
Team Chicago 2010/11 Elite – Chris Brown

Boys
Team Chicago 2010 Elite – Martin Harris
Team Chicago 2010 Premier – Martin Harris
Team Chicago 2011 Elite – John Rizzo

Tryouts for these age groups will be held on Saturday, May 18 at Gentile Field, 2323 Liberty Street in Aurora.

For more information and to register for tryouts please go to: https://www.teamchicagosoccer.org/Default.aspx?tabid=862922

For more information contact Technical Director Dave Lovercheck at dave@teamchicagosoccer.org or 917.743.2114.

Team Chicago Coaching Announcement!

Posted by Team Chicago Academy at May 11, 2019 2:15PM PDT
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Team Chicago is pleased to announce the following coaching assignments for the 2019-20 season!

Team Chicago Academy-2006 Elite Boys— Martin Harris
Team Chicago Academy-2007 Elite Boys — Kevin Gowrie
Team Chicago Academy-2007 Premier Boys — Kenni Greaves
Team Chicago 2008 Elite Boys — Kevin Gowrie
Team Chicago 2008/09 Premier Boys — Mike Bastida
Team Chicago 2009 Elite Boys — Kevin Gowrie

Tryouts for these age groups will be held on Monday, May 13 on the turf field at Commissioners Park in Naperville. 2008/09s will tryout from 5-6:30pm, 2006/07s will tryout from 6:30-8pm.

Additional coaching assignments will be announced soon. Register for tryouts here: https://www.teamchicagosoccer.org/Default.aspx?tabid=862922

For more information contact Boys Director Kevin Gowrie at kevin@teamchicagosoccer.org.