News and Announcements
Team Chicago Academy-2001 Elite standout Abigail Hillman has committed to continue her soccer career at Loyola University Chicago. Abigail– who plays her prep soccer for head coach Ed Watson at Naperville Central High School – will be a part of Loyola head coach Barry Bimbi’s 2019 recruiting class.
The Ramblers are part of the NCAA Division I Missouri conference, and are coming off their best season in program history winning the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and Tournament Championship.
Team Chicago Academy-2001 Premier standout Abby Kay has committed to Aurora University. Kay – who plays her prep soccer for Neuqua Valley and Coach Joe Moreau – will be part of Spartans Head Coach Shannon DeNinno’s 2019 recruiting class.
Aurora University competes in the NCAA Division lll Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC).
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.