News and Announcements


Team Chicago is excited to announce that Greg Frederick will be joining its staff. Greg comes from Bolingbrook Raiders Soccer Club where he has been a very successful coach for the past four years. His coaching experience also includes stints at Naperville Central H.S., Illinois Math and Science Academy, and Marcus H.S. in Flower Mound, TX.

Greg played NCAA Division II soccer at McKendree University in Lebanon, IL just outside St. Louis where he earned a bachelor degree in Business Management. Outside of coaching soccer, Greg owns his own company – The Pickle Guy Inc. – which is headquartered in Lisle, IL.

Team Chicago is excited to announce its scheduled 2016-17 coaching assignments:

1998 Boys Mike Skupien (Elite)

1998 Girls Dave Lovercheck (Elite)

1999 Boys Mike Skupien (Elite)

1999 Girls Dave Lovercheck (Elite) and Greg Frederick (99/00 Frederick)

2000 Boys Steve Berry (Elite)

2000 Girls Phil Nielsen (Elite) and Joe Moreau (00/01 Premier)

2001 Boys Steve Berry (Elite)

2001 Girls Phil Nielsen (Elite)

2002 Girls Phil Nielsen (Elite) and Ben Tatham (Premier)

2003 Boys Mike Skupien (Elite)

2003 Girls Matt Chura (Elite) and Ben Tatham (Premier)

2004 Boys Mike Skupien (Elite)

2004 Girls Dave Lovercheck (Elite) and Anny Bierman (Premier)

2005 Boys Steve Berry (Elite) and ? (Premier)

2005 Girls Dave Lovercheck (Elite), Magno Barreto (Premier), and Greg Frederick (Select)

2006 Boys Magno Barreto (Age Group head coach)

2006 Girls Dave Lovercheck (Elite) and Sue Soderberg (Premier)

2007 Boys Magno Barreto (Age Group head coach)

2007 Girls Ricky Del Toro (Elite) and John Rizzo (Premier)

2008 Boys Brian Bierman (Age Group head coach)

2008 Girls Brian Bierman (Age Group head coach)

2009-10 Boys Brian Bierman (Age Group head coach)

2009-10 Girls Brian Bierman (Age Group head coach)

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Volunteer Help Needed for Tryouts

Posted by Team Chicago Academy at May 3, 2016 3:44PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

We still need a lot of help for tryouts.
2 hour shifts
Sunday, May 8 – 4 spots available
Saturday,May 21 – 12 spots available
Sunday,May 22, – 20 spots available
Monday, May 23 – 8 spots available
Tuesday, May 24 – 8 spots available
Tuesday, May 31 – 10 spots available
Wednesday, June 1 – 6 spots available

Here’s how to volunteer in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Team Chicago Summer Camps!

Posted by Team Chicago Academy at May 2, 2016 9:07AM PDT

Team Chicago is pleased to announce 3 weeks of summer camps for travel players this summer. The dates for the camps are:

June 13-16

June 20-23

July 11-14

The camps are open to all travel soccer players born between 2001-2010.

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

Each camp will run Monday-Thursday from 9am-noon. The camps will be run by Team Chicago Directors Dave Lovercheck and Herb Schuler and the Team Chicago coaching staff. Each camp is $125.

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

For more information contact Dave Lovercheck at

Team Chicago Tryouts!

Posted by Team Chicago Academy at Apr 29, 2016 12:42PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Team Chicago Soccer Club is the elite club soccer program for the Wheatland Athletic Association with professionally licensed coaches and trainers. Team Chicago is composed of boys and girls elite travel teams from U7 (2010) through U19 (1998). Our teams play in the Young Sportsmen Soccer League (YSSL) and in the Illinois Women’s Soccer League (IWSL), the USYSA Midwest Regional League (MRL), and the USYSA National League. Team Chicago teams and players have had significant success at the state, regional, and national level.
Team Chicago’s philosophy is to help develop technically and tactically gifted players who play attractive possession-oriented soccer and who are prepared to succeed at the Regional and National team level, as well as the high school and college level. We are focusing on doing so by providing a “boutique” feel for a smaller number of more elite teams than our competitors in the area. This allows us to provide far greater attention to the players especially as it comes to feedback (on-line and in person)to aid their development, and extensive and personalized support during the college search-process.

Each year Team Chicago has players joining some of the most coveted collegiate soccer program across the United States. Since 2013 we have placed 89 players into college programs. 78 on scholarships in Division I, II, and NAIA and 11 into prestigious Division III programs.

We also have a long history of developing Youth National Team players. Over the past 15 years we have had 20 boys and girls called up for National Team duty.

The Team Chicago coaching staff is second-to-none in the Chicagoland area. It includes 4 A-Licensed coaches, 2 B-licensed coaches, 2 C-licensed coaches, and another 3 coaches who will complete their C-licenses this summer. Our staff also includes 4 current or former college coaches and 7 coaches with extensive experience as Director of Coaching at other elite youth soccer clubs around the country.

Team Chicago has its own practice and game complex as one of the only youth soccer clubs in the Western suburbs, including 5+ acres of outdoor lighted fields and a newly renovated 30,000 sf indoor facility with a state-of-the-art sand-only infill turf field as well as a Futsal court.

Below are some of Team Chicago’s most recent headlines capturing our successes:

“U17 Brasilia Clinches 2015-16 National League Title”
“U12 Vitoria Claims 2015 IYSA State Cup Title”
“U19 Botafogo Runners-Up at 2014 USYSA National Championships”
“U19 Botafogo Claims Third Straight USYSA Region II Title”
“U14 Cruzeiro Claims 2014 IYSA State Cup Title”
“U14 Cruzeiro Claims 2014 MRL Premier I Title”
“U18 Botafogo Crowned 2013 USYSA National Champions”

Team Chicago is now accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 season tryouts. The tryouts start on May 7th (U16-19 Girls) and run through early June.

Please visit for the complete tryout schedule and tryout registration.