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Level 1: Academy Training & Academy PLUS

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Program Overview

The primary focus at our "Level One” Academy Program is to develop each child’s basic motor skills utilizing a one player-one ball environment designed to be; fun, engaging, and rewarding.

Our professionally licensed coaching staff will incorporate a variety of mid week technical training sessions and bi-weekly game day experiences designed to help each child develop their soccer and social skills in a relatable environment centered around PLAY. 

This program is an ideal introduction to soccer for complete beginners, or players who are actively participating in recreational (Park District & AYSO) programs and who would like more professional soccer instruction.

We now offer programs in THREE locations: ANTIOCH, GURNEE & GRAYSLAKE

Below you will find information on our seasonal programming. Please note: For the game day experiences, we combine all players from each location to allow us to connect all players and families across our program. Players are initially assigned fields based on age and skill levels, but can also be moved across fields as the season progresses to find the best challenge for their continued development.

Primary training & game day programs run year round and we will also be offering TWO x Four day summer camps.

Should you wish to find more information on our soccer club with programming for players aged 5 to 18, please review our various web pages.

FALL 2024 - ACADEMY DETAILS

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PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Boys and Girls born: 2017, 2018 & 2019
  • 10-Week Program
  • Start Date: Friday, August 16
  • End Date: Friday, October 25
  • No session 8/30 Labor Day weekend

LOCATION OPTIONS AND TIMES:

  • Antioch (TIM OSMOND PARK) from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Gurnee (HUNT CLUB PARK) & Grayslake (CENTRAL PARK) from 5:15 to 6:15 pm
  • FIVE Game Day's (SUNDAY'S from 1:00 to 2:00pm at Hunt Club Park, Gurnee)
    • August 25, September 8, 22 & October 6 & 20

PROGRAM REGISTRATION:

ANTIOCH - CLICK HERE & Select "Youth Sports" (Max 28 spaces) -

GURNEE/GRAYSLAKE - CLICK HERE (Max 36 spaces)

Cost: $150.00 (Includes t-shirt)

QUESTIONS

Email our Academy Director Matt Bohmann at mbohmann@fclakecounty.com

WINTER 2025 - ACADEMY DETAILS

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LOCATION: ROUND LAKE SPORTS CENTER  - 9 week session

  • Boys & Girls born 2017, 2018 & 2019 are now eligible to attend.
  • Start Date: Saturday, January 11 2025
  • End Date: Saturday, March 8
Session Times: 9:00am to 10:15am OR 10:30 to 11:45am (30 players max per session)
Cost: $175.00 (Includes t-shirt)
Registration: COMING SOON

Program Concept: This program will take place solely on an artificial turf field and be a combined training session and game day experience.

During the first half of each session, players will develop their fine motor functions, general body mechanics and technical skills (with a ball) in a training environment. The second half of the session will incorporate small sided games where players can experiment various skills in an enjoyable game like environment using different size fields, number of players and scoring objectives.

WANT TO RECEIVE ADVANCED UPDATES??

Email our Academy Director Matt Bohmann at mbohmann@fclakecounty.com to be placed on a distribution list to receive the registration information when it goes live. (You can also check our club social media pages).

ANNUAL Player Package

Seasonal Training Details

  • Season One: Fall (September to October): 1 x 60min session per week x 10 weeks + 5 game days (Gurnee, Grayslake & Antioch locations)
  • Season Two (Turf): Winter (January to March) 1 x 75 min session x 9 weeks (2 session time available)
  • Season Three: Spring (April to June) 1 x 60 min session x 8 weeks + 4 game days (Gurnee, Grayslake & Antioch locations)

Each outdoor session is limited to 30 players and parents can sign up for individual seasons. Training sessions are primarily held on Friday nights between 5:00 & 7:00pm. Our goal is to run gender specific sessions, but depending on numbers, we may have mixed groups. (Winter sessions mix training and game day activities and are 75 min in duration)

To be added to our distribution list and receive seasonal program details and registration information, please contact our Academy Director (Matt Bohmann) mbohmann@fclakecounty.com