News and Announcements


May 16th, 2018

Aurora, Illinois- After going 3-0 in pool play, Team Chicago 2005 Premier advances to the Semi-Finals in the Illinois Youth Soccer Presidents Cup. 2005 Premier beat Eclipse Select Black 2-1 in the opener, followed by a gritty performance to defeat ELA Elite 1-0. In the final game of pool play, 2005 Premier faced Chicago Edge and avenged a couple of 1 goal losses with a dominating 4-2 victory to clinch their group. “Scoring came from a variety of sources, as Team Chicago scored seven goals from six different players.” Coach Greg Fredrick commented.

The 2005 Premier Girls will compete against Chicago Rush on Saturday, May 26 @ 2:00 in Rockford in the Semi-Finals. The winner of Presidents Cup will head to Regionals in West Chester, Ohio June 14-18th, 2018.

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Boys Tryout Update!!

Posted by Team Chicago Academy at May 15, 2018 8:52AM PDT

The 2005 and 2006 boys tryouts scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 are being moved due to field conditions. The updated day and time are:

Friday, May 18, 7-9pm

The tryout will take place at Gentile Field, 2323 Liberty Street in Aurora. Please bring water and be dressed to play. Bring indoor shoes in case of inclement weather.

Please contact Team Chicago with questions: or 630.978.8244.

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Team Chicago Coaching Announcement!

Posted by Team Chicago Academy at May 11, 2018 2:44PM PDT

Team Chicago is excited to announce the following coaching assignments for the 2018-19 season!

Girls Teams:
2005 Elite: Chris “Brownie” Brown
2005 Premier: Greg Frederick
2005 Select: Magno Barreto
2006 Elite: Troy Edwards
2006 Premier: Magno Barreto
2007 Elite: Dave Lovercheck
2007 Premier: John Rizzo
2008 Elite: Magno Barreto

More coaching assignments will be announced in the coming days!

Register for tryouts here:

Please contact Dave Lovercheck, Technical Director, with questions at 917.743.2114 or

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Team Chicago Summer Camps!

Posted by Team Chicago Academy at May 10, 2018 1:16PM PDT

Team Chicago Soccer Summer Camps!

Team Chicago summer camps are 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.

3 different 4 day camps to choose from. Register for one, two or three.

Camp 1 June 11-14, 9:00AM to Noon
Camp 2 June 18-21, 9:00AM to Noon
Camp 3 July 16-19, 9:00AM to Noon

TIME: 9:00AM to Noon

LOCATION: Gentile Field, 2323 Liberty St., Aurora, IL 60502

PRICE: $150 each camp each player

Register here:

Team Chicago/Eclipse Girls Development Academy Partnership Update

May 8, 2018

It was announced recently that Eclipse Select will not be participating in the US Soccer Girls Development Academy in the 2018-19 season. This is not the outcome Team Chicago was hoping for, and thus brings our partnership with Eclipse to a conclusion.

Technical Director Dave Lovercheck will no longer coach the 01/02 Eclipse GDA team effective immediately. Lovercheck had this to say: “while we are disappointed that Eclipse has chosen not to participate in the Girls Development Academy next season, our partnership was formed and executed with the best of intentions: to allow Team Chicago and our most talented and interested players to participate in the Development Academy, and we accomplished that. The dissolution of the partnership will allow me to focus 100% of my energy on my top priority— ensuring that Team Chicago provides the best possible environment on and off the field for our players, teams and staff.”

Team Chicago will explore other avenues to participate in the Girls Development Academy in the future.

This change will have no effect on any Team Chicago programming for the 2018-19 season.

Team Chicago tryouts continue throughout May. More information can be found at

Please contact Dave Lovercheck with questions or concerns at 917.743.2114 or