News and Announcements

The WAA Sports Center is hosting Thanksgiving Saturday tournaments.

The 3v3 Tournament is for boys and girls in the 3rd and 4th grade. The games are 9am-1pm with a 5 game guarantee and 4 players per team.

The 4v4 Tournament is for boys and girls in the 5th and 6th grade. The games are 2pm-6pm with a 5 game guarantee and 5 players per team.

The tournaments are open to all players regardless of club affiliation.

Please, see the attached flyer for more information.

The document WAA_Thanksgiving_Tournament_2017.pdf was attached to this post.

The Team Chicago/No Matter What! Golf Fundraiser is coming up next week on Friday, November 24. We have added a new sponsor for the event, Dixon Golf, who will be onsite with some great prizes and discounts on gear, as well as the chance to enter the Fiesta Bowl Million Dollar Hole-In-One-Challenge! We will also be raffling a Team Chicago Adult sized jacket, and a Milwaukee Battery Operated Electric Jacket!

Come out and have some fun, make new friends and socialize with the Team Chicago Directors and help raise money for the Team Chicago Scholarship Fund! Details are below:

Date: Friday, November 24, 2017
Location: Tamarack Golf Club, 24032 Royal Worthington Drive, Naperville
Cost: $80

9-10am: Open bar (beer and wine)
10am: 9 holes of golf (walking), one club golf. 
4 free beer tickets while you play!
Burger and Brat 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.
Register here:

The deadline to register is Monday, November 20. 
Email Dave Lovercheck at for more information.

The document Golf_Fundraiser_Flyer.pdf was attached to this post.


Team Chicago Academy-2002 Premier – head coached by Ben Tatham – won the IWSL 16U B Division in impressive style. Going undefeated 8-0-2 with 41 goals for and 9 goals against including 4 shutouts.

2002 Premier also went a perfect 4-0-0 in claiming the Evolution Labor Day Tournament title with 15 goals for and 4 goals against.

Congrats to the girls and kudos to Coach Ben on doing an outstanding job pulling together a new group of girls to play Team Chicago style soccer.


Team Chicago Director of Goalkeeping Merit Stloukal has been named Illinois ODP Goalkeeping Head Coach by the Illinois Youth Soccer Association. Merit will be overseeing both the boys and girls ODP goalkeeping program.

She will continue in her role as Director of Goalkeeping for Team Chicago. Please, join us in congratulating Merit on this new position with Illinois ODP.


Team Chicago Academy-2003 Elite beat Synergy 1 – 0 on an Allie Krol goal to secure promotion to MRL Premier II division for the 2018 season. With the win 2003 Elite finished the MRL season with a 8-1-0 record and 25 goals for and 5 against. 

Head Coach Matt Chura – “This team set out several goals at the beginning of the season and to their credit accomplished most of them culminating with promotion in MRL. Remarkable season and every player contributed at key moments to the success of the TEAM.  Great job girls!”