News and Announcements

Team Chicago Academy-1999 Elite standout Sarah Griffith has been selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) High School All-America Team.

Purdue-bound Griffith was also chosen as the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association (IHSSCA) Player-of-the-Year.

Below is a link to the All-America Team announcement:


Team Chicago Academy-1999 Elite midfielder Claire Hensley has accepted a great scholarship offer to continue her soccer career at St. Bonaventure. Claire – who plays her prep soccer for head coach Jim Winslow at St. Francis – will be part of the Bonnies head coach Steve Brdarski’s 2018 recruiting class.

St. Bonaventure is a part of the NCAA Division I Athletic 10 conference.

Madison Zaleski Commits to Carthage!

Posted by Team Chicago Academy at Jul 11, 2017 6:26AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Team Chicago Academy-2000 Elite midfielder Madison Zaleski has committed to the Carthage College women’s soccer team. Madison – who plays her prep soccer for head coach Joe Moreau at Neuqua Valley – will be part of Lady Reds head coach Sara Meyer’s 2018 recruiting class.

Carthage is a part of the NCAA Division III College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.


Team Chicago Elite Development Camp
The Elite Development Camp is taking place the week of July 17 and space is limited. This camp is an intensive four day camp run by Team Chicago Technical Director Phil Nielsen and Girls Director Dave Lovercheck. See the attached flyer for all the details, and register before the camp is sold out!

The camp includes:
Tactical training
Technical application (the difference between technique and skill)
Functional/positional training
Video Analysis – individual and team
11v11 games each day
Growth Mindset training
College Search-Process training session
GK training
Athletic Trainer on-site
Zoom Reports Evaluation

Dates: July 17-20 (Rain Date July 21)
Time: 3-8pm
Location: Gentile Field, 2323 Liberty Street, Aurora, IL 60502
Cost: $300/player
The camp application is available here:

Contact Dave Lovercheck with questions at:

Team Chicago Summer Camp
We had two great weeks of summer camp in June, and our third and final week is coming up next week. Don’t miss out on the last week of camp this summer!

July 10-13, 9am-noon

The camp is open to all travel soccer players born between 2002-2011.

Camp will take place at Gentile Field (2323 Liberty Street, Aurora, IL).

This camp will run Monday-Thursday from 9am-noon. The camp will be run by Team Chicago Girls Director Dave Lovercheck and the Team Chicago coaching staff. The price is $150.

To register go to: and click on ‘camps’.

For more information contact Dave Lovercheck at


Please, join us in congratulating our 10U-19U Girls’ Director of Coaching – Dave Lovercheck – on earning his United State Soccer Federation “A” License. This is the highest coaching license a coach can earn here in the U.S. outside of the professional game.

Dave attended three week-long course sessions at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL from February through May, and had his final assessment last week at Commissioners Park while working with his 18U-19U team.

Dave joins Matt Chura, Steve Berry, and Chris Brown on our Team Chicago coaching staff with the USSF “A” License.