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Spring Pre-Season Camp 2019

DATES Times CAMP AGE GROUPS LOCATION NOTES REGISTRATION COMMENTS
March 12 - 13 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Spring Pre-Season Camp U9 - U10 Edward Athletic & Event Center - Romeoville Limited Registrations! Open Registration
March 12 - 13 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Spring Pre-Season Camp U11 - U13 Edward Athletic & Event Center - Romeoville Limited Registrations! Open Registration

Prepare to Perform | Conditioning & Soccer IQ

The CFJ West Spring Pre-Season Training Camp provides Fire Juniors players with the opportunity to make vital preparations ahead of the shift from small-sided indoor soccer to the outside game in the Spring Season 2019. 

The adjustment from the small-scale game indoors to the wider open spaces of the outdoor game often takes players a significant amount of time to refine.  By preparing correctly players can ensure that the transition is efficient, and players can start the Spring Season 2019 at the peak of conditioning and with tactical ‘Soccer IQ’ corrected. 

Game principles are subtly different between the Winter Indoor Season and the outdoor Spring Season and often the changes to the size of the game require a different approach to the training style.

This ‘next-level’ training opportunity assists players with growing through the club pathways, beyond their junior club team, into the Emerging Talent Program, into the Fire Academy and the MLS Chicago Fire first team. 


Spring Pre-Season Camp Registrations JNR

2010-2009 (U9-U10) Girls and Boys

Spring Pre-Season Camp Registrations SNR

U11-U13 (2008-2006) Girls and Boys


CFJ WEST CAMP ARCHIVES

See below for what we have offered in past seasons! 

Winter Camps 2018-19

DATES Times CAMP AGE GROUPS LOCATION NOTES REGISTRATION COMMENTS
Nov 26 & 28 5 :00 PM- 7:00 PM Soccer Wars 1-V-1 U9 & U10 Edward Athletic & Event Center - Romeoville Limited Registrations! Open Registration
Nov 26 & 28 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Soccer Wars 1-V-1 U11 & U12 Edward Athletic & Event Center - Romeoville Limited Registrations! Open Registration
Dec 3 - 5 5 :00 PM- 7:00 PM Super Striker U9 & U10 Edward Athletic & Event Center - Romeoville Limited Registrations! Open Registration
Dec 3 - 5 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Super Striker U11 & U12 Edward Athletic & Event Center - Romeoville Limited Registrations! Open Registration
Dec 10 - 12 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Super Striker U15, U16, & U17 Edward Athletic & Event Center - Romeoville Limited Registrations! Open Registration
Dec 17 - 19 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Super Striker U13 & U14 Edward Athletic & Event Center - Romeoville Limited Registrations! Open Registration
Dec 26 - 27 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 5-V-5 Holiday Tournament U8 - U17 Edward Athletic & Event Center - Romeoville Limited Registrations! Open Registration

SOCCER WARS 1-V-1

Soccer Wars 1-V-1 Registration Link

Nov 26 & 28 - 2010-2009 - 9U & 10U

Soccer Wars 1-V-1 Registration Link

Nov 26 & 28 - 2008 & 2007 - 11U & 12U

Super Striker

Super Striker HS Program

Dec. 10th - 12th. For players U15 (2004+) and older.

Super Striker PRO Course - U13 &U14

Dec. 17th - 19th - 2006 & 2005 - U13 & U14

Super Striker SNR Course - U11 and U12

Dec. 3rd - 5th - 2008 & 2007 - U11 & U12

Super Striker JNR Course - U9 & U10

Dec 3rd -5th - 2010 & 2009 - U9 & U10

Holiday 5-v-5 Tournament

Cancelled for 2018. 


SUMMER CAMPS 2018


SUMMER CAMPS 2018 SCHEDULE

DATES TIME CAMP AGE GROUP LOCATION SPECIAL NOTES RAIN-OUT DAY (1 ONLY)
June 18th - 21st 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM SUPER STRIKER 2010 – 2008 | U9 – U11 Van Horn Woods, Plainfield Friday, June 22nd
June 18th - 21st 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM SUPER STRIKER 2007 – 2005 | U12 – U14 Van Horn Woods, Plainfield Friday, June 22nd
July 9th - 15th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM SOCCER WARS 1-V-1 2007 – 2005 | U12 – U14 Van Horn Woods, Plainfield Friday, July 16th
July 9th - 15th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM SOCCER WARS 1-V-1 2010 – 2008 | U9 – U11 Van Horn Woods, Plainfield Friday, July 16th
July 23rd - 24th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CREATIVE PLAYER #10 2010 – 2008 | U9 – U11 Van Horn Woods, Plainfield Girls Only Friday, July 25th
July 23rd - 24th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CREATIVE PLAYER #10 2007 – 2005 | U12 – U14 Van Horn Woods, Plainfield Girls Only Friday, July 25th
July 25th - 26th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CREATIVE PLAYER #10 2010 – 2008 | U9 – U11 Van Horn Woods, Plainfield Boys Only Friday, July 25th
July 25th - 26th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CREATIVE PLAYER #10 2007 – 2005 | U12 – U14 Van Horn Woods, Plainfield Boys Only Friday, July 25th
Aug 6th - 9th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8th ANNUAL CLUB CAMP ALL CFJ WEST PLAYERS Van Horn Woods, Plainfield Friday, Aug. 10th

Weekend Camps

DATE TIME CAMP AGE LOCATION SPECIAL NOTES RAIN-OUT DAY (1 ONLY)
June 23rd - July 28th (SATURDAY ONLY) 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 5-V-5 TACTICAL TRAINING 2012 | U8 Van Horn Woods, Plainfield Saturday, August 4th
June 23rd - July 28th (SATURDAY ONLY) 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 5-V-5 TACTICAL TRAINING 2010 – 2008 | U9 – U11 Van Horn Woods, Plainfield Saturday, August 4th
June 23rd - July 28th (SATURDAY ONLY) 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 5-V-5 TACTICAL TRAINING 2007 – 2005 | U12 – U14 Van Horn Woods, Plainfield Saturday, August 4th

Super Striker Summer Camps

As part of the Chicago Fire Juniors West Summer 2018 training opportunities, the Super Striker Camp provides players with the coaching environment to develop confidence in and around the goal as a goal scorer.  

Each 12 hour creative player camp builds 3 hour training blocks focused on individual skill development and attacking group principles in the offensive third of the field.  

Each of the 4 training events develops tactical understanding on the most difficult components of the game which is to score.  With a heavy focus on playing to goal in a competitive game-play training environment the relentless action can transfer directly back to your junior club team for the new season.  


SOCCER WARS 1-V-1 CAMP

CFJ West Soccer Wars 1-V-1 Camp is a curriculum driven soccer coaching developmental tool that provides players with an intense, competitive and thrilling training environment.

We cover the absolutely necessary ball mastery technical training, but more vital than mere technique is the all- important tactical ‘decision-making’  components of the game’s key moments. When and where  to utilize your range of skills is focused on and heavily coached.

Each training block builds upon the foundations laid during the previous session to understand be successful during the individual duels of the 1-v -1 attacking situations.

CFJ West Soccer Wars further develops those skills and game-play understanding and integrates them into the group tactics beyond the 1-v-1 scenario and into the  2-v-2 and 3-v-3 attacking situations to goal.


Creative Player Camp #10 CAMP

As part of the Chicago Fire Juniors WEST Summer 2018 training opportunities the Creative Player Camp provides players with the coaching environment to embrace the more innovative aspects of their soccer game.

The #10 ‘Playmaker’ role is revered in soccer and those players who can shoulder the creative responsibility for team are held in the highest regard.

Each 6hour Creative Player Camp builds 3hour training blocks focused on individual skill development and attacking group principles in the offensive third of the field. 

Each of the 2 training events develops tactical understanding on the most difficult components of the game which is to create goal scoring opportunities for yourself or teammates.  With a heavy focus on playing to goal in a competitive game-play training environment the relentless action can transfer directly back to your junior club team for the new season. 

For the Summer 2018 CFJ West are offering gender specific training opportunities.  Boys & Girls will be grouped skill-appropriately but separated to keep a boys only & a girls only Creative Player Camp. 



NEW! PSA and CFJ West training groups available!

The CFJ West 5-v-5 Tactical Training Concept utilizes small-sided games (SSG’s) to coach attacking and defensive principles of soccer. The relentless inclusion of the SSG training methodology allows players to experience the full game exposure in a micro training environment. 

Players are constantly connected to the play; attack, defense, transition & goal scoring. 

Participation in the play is absolute which accelerates a player’s development, enjoyment & contribution. 

CFJ West 5-v-5 Tactical Training Concept is a staple training tool of the Chicago Fire teaching methodology. 



AUG 6th - 9th from 9AM-12PM at Van Horn Woods

Annual Pre-Season Club Camp - August 2018

Open to all CFJ West Players! This is our 8th annual camp. Camp includes the annual water fight, camp tee-shirt, and Friday lunch.