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2014-2015 High School Boys Registration Information

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Teams Do Their Best at Octoberfest

U12 Girls Orange team wins title in overtime on last-minute goal!

October 12, 2014 - Libertyville, IL

Team Evanston's Ryann Lucas, knocked out of the game earlier, knocked in the tournament-winning goal with a minute remaining in the second overtime period after a free kick by Sophia Weglarz proved too hot to handle.  Ruby Rogers also scored from near midfield to close out the first half in the girls' 2-1 victory in the Libertyville Octoberfest GU12 championship game.

Over 30 Team Evanston teams competed in the Octoberfest Classic Tournament in Libertyville, IL this past weekend.  All of the teams fought hard and played well, and the Girls U12 Orange, Boys U09 Blue, and Boys U11 Blue teams were crowned tournament champions; with the BU09 Blue team winning every one of their games.  Team Evanston also had six other teams fall in their semi-final matches, four by a single goal each.

The Girls U12 Orange advanced to the final after two wins and a tie in group play, during which the team scored four goals and gave up just one. The championship was a highly competitive and physical match that saw four TE players helped off the field with injuries.  The game went to overtime after regulation ended 1-1.  Late in the second period of overtime, a direct kick taken by Team Evanston led to a rebound that was skillfully finished for a 2-1 victory.

The Boys U09 Blue won three group games and then the final through brave goalkeeping, solid defending, and team wide scoring. The championship game was very close with the boys coming from behind to win 4-3.

The Boys U11 Blue team won two games and tied one in group play to earn a place in the championship game against an old foe, CL Force U11 Premier.  Playing from their hearts, the boys came out blazing and scored a goal in the first five seconds of the match, then added two additional goals to secure a 3-0 victory.


U12 Girls Orange - Champions


U09 Boys Blue - Undefeated Weekend!


U11 Boys Blue - Champions

U17 Girls Premier Advances to State Cup Semi-Final

U17 team (picture taken Spring 2014)The U17 Girls Premier team, currently ranked 6th in Illinois and 21st in the 14-state IYSA Region 2, has advanced to the semi-finals of the Illinois State Cup, taking on the Oak Brook Inferno on Saturday, October 18th. The winner will play in the State Cup Final on Sunday against the winner of the NSA Lasers/Eclipse Elite game.

This is the team’s second visit to the State Cup semi-finals in as many years, having lost to the eventual winner of the State and Regional Cups last year. The Illinois State Cup competition brings together elite teams in the area, with the winner advancing to a Regional and then National Cup. This Fall, the U17 Premier Girls team went 3-0 in the "pool play" round, beating Chicago Fire Juniors West 7-2, #4 ranked Inter Homer Glen 2-0, and Campton United 2-0.

The U17 Girls Premier team has also gone undefeated in Midwest Regional League play this Fall and currently sits atop the bracket, and has been accepted into two highly competitive, prestigious college showcase tournaments, CASL in North Carolina and the Disney Showcase.

The U17 Girls Premier team - with players from 6 different high schools, and 12 of them playing for ETHS - is coached by Branko Savic and consists of Alex Berkley, Emma Carey, Kamari Chisholm, Sheridan Cleave, Caitlin Dalton, Julia Donati, Flower Edington, Kira Favakeh, Madison Gilbreth, Isabel Hart, Julia Kenney, Kate Kremin, Emela Mehicevic, Nora Mertz, K'Tyah Point-Du-Jour, Gabrielle Schwartz, Ashley Steadman, Kaylee Takagishi, and Meghan Ter Molen.

US Women's National Team Set For CONCACAF Qualifiers

Follow the link and check out the complete national team roster and info on their upcoming games.

Pilot Yoga Program To Be Held At Indoor Facility

Registration will close at the end of the day on Thursday, October 16th.

Team Evanston, in collaboration with Heaven Meets Earth Yoga, is offering a “Youth Intro to Yoga” class.  We will be piloting a 4 week Youth Intro to Yoga class to be held in the Team Evanston indoor facility.  Our intention, after the pilot, is to gain feedback from attendees and instructors with the hope of providing a permanent youth and parent offering as well as more schedule options in January 2015.  The enrollment in the initial pilot session will be limited to 40 participants.  Please note the details below:

Program:  Introduction to Yoga - Youth

Location:  Team Evanston Indoor Facility - 2025 W. Dempster St.

Session Dates and Time:  4 week session every Sunday:  October 19th, October 26th, November 2nd, November 9th  -  10:00am- 11:00am

Session Cost:  $60.00/4 week session

Registration Process:  This a pilot program with limited enrollment of 40 participants.  Registration will be handled by Rich Hollingsworth, Team Evanston Administrator. 

The first 40 participants to indicate interest by paying the session fee will be confirmed for the pilot.  Please indicate your interest directly to Rich Hollingsworth at 847-748-1452 or via email at info@teamevanston.org.  We will create a wait-list for interested participants that are not confirmed for the initial pilot.

ODP Fall Clinic Coming to Team Evanston's Indoor Facility

The Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) runs the Illinois Olympic Development Program (ODP) for the purpose of identifying players with potential and  developing them to represent their state, region, and the United States in soccer competition. Players are evaluated based on technique, tactics, fitness and athletic ability, and attitude. IYSA will be running one of its free ODP clinics for girls at Team Evanston’s facility on Tuesday October 21st. There are two sessions: Girls U11-12 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm and Girls U13-14 from 6:45 – 8:00 pm. They allow a maximum of 40 players in each session, first come first serve. The clinic is managed by the IYSA, and we have no part in sign-up or conducting it. Players from any club (not just Team Evanston) can attend. To sign up, click here, and check out the free clinics under Event News, on the left-hand side.  Accepted players will be excused from practice on Tuesday in order to attend the event.


Note that there are other clinics being held around the area as well. And, IYSA holds regular ODP sessions in the fall and winter in Northbrook and Schaumberg, open to all players (for a fee), beginning November 16th. See the IYSA website for more details and to sign up for these other sessions.

Fall Newsletter now on the Newsstands

The Fall 2014 edition of the Team Evanston newsletter is now available.  Click here to access it. It contains information on new appointments, drop-off procedures, results of our parent survey, and more.


Let There be Light!

The City of Evanston has just granted Team Evanston a permit to practice on all four lit outfields at James Park. Previously, we had permits to use only the two south outfields, which is why teams have been practicing away from the lights, an increasingly-worrisome issue given the waning sunlight. After much discussion with the City and the Evanston Baseball/Softball Association (EBSA), the City has issued Team Evanston a new permit. Thank you, EBSA and Jim Ferrera, Recreation Services Manager, for doing this for us.

Note that EBSA still has priority on fields 2 & 3 (the north two fields) should they schedule a weeknight game, but otherwise, they are ours to use. Lights will be on from dusk until 9 pm.

Palatine Celtic Cup Success

Over Labor Day weekend a dozen Team Evanston teams aquitted themselves well against many top teams from the area and some from out of state in the annual Palatine Celtic Cup soccer tournament.  Congratulations to the U12 Orange and U13 Orange girls teams on their runner-up finishes and to the U9 Orange boys who won all of their games.  The U17 Girls Premier and U10 Boys Orange teams had strong showings, but fell in the semi-final round.

The U12 Orange girls' historically stingy defense once again rose to the challenge in the Green Division, allowing the team to win their bracket with a 2-0-1 record.  Playing a much higher-ranked team in the finals, the girls lost a tough game 2-0 but showed that they have made big strides following a 6-1 loss to the same team in the Spring.

The U13 Premier girls team took second place in the Celtic Cup White division, losing 3-0 to AC Milan from Detroit, a highly-skilled team that scored a total of 19 goals in the tournament.  The U13 team went 3-0 in bracket play, and won the semi-finals 1-0 versus FC Lake County.

The U17 Premier Girls team made it to the semi-finals in one of the most prestigious girls showcase tournaments in the Chicago area. Among 12 teams playing in the Green (top) division, 8 were ranked among the top 15 in Illinois.  The girls made it to the semi–final match before being knocked out of the tournament..

The U09 Orange boys team went undefeated in winning their division in the tournament.  High powered offense was on display as the boys defeated Lincolnshire Lightning (IL) 5-1, Chicago Kicks United (IL) 6-2, and Glenview Select (IL) 10-1 en route to first place.  Coach Branko Savic said simply, "Well done boys!!!"

The U10 Boys Orange team reached the semi-finals before losing to eventual tournament champion AC Milan Detroit Juniors 5-3. The Evanston team forced the semi-final game into overtime by tying the match 2-2  in the final minutes of regulation. Team Evanston scored 18 goals in bracket play, the most in the U10 division.


U12 Orange Girls - Runners-up


U13 Premier Girls - Runners-up


U09 Orange Boys - Undefeated weekend

2014-2015 Academy Information

Register Online! 

Our Academy program introduces 5-6 year old players to the basic skills of soccer in a fun and exciting environment. The program consists of two sessions per week: eight weeks in the fall and eight weeks in the spring. The first session of each week on Mondays will focus on fundamental skill-building, while the second session on Wednesdays will focus on game-play. It is Team Evanston’s belief that the game is the best teacher and our players must be put in that environment weekly.

As part of the registration fee, all Academy players will receive two Team Evanston t-shirts, one pair of socks, one pair of shorts, and a soccer ball on the first day of practice. Players should always bring a bottle of water.


Team Evanston Academy – Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Details
  • Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm at Bent Park
  • Sep 8th - Oct 29th and Spring April 13th - May 20th
  • Cost: $480 (price includes Fall 2014 and Spring 2015)
  • Eligibility: players who are entering 1st grade in August 2014. Note: we also accept players who are younger based on their ability/experience.
  • Click Here To Register 
2014 Fall Season Information
To find out more about the 2014 Fall Season with Team Evanston, please click the links below. 
**Please note the coaching assignments and training schedule are not yet final and may be adjusted in a few places. Additionally the U12 Boys Premier Team, U13 Boys Premier Team and U14 Boys Premier team's training days are subject to change due to NISL game days occurring during the week. **
Facility Drop-Off and Pick-Up

The apartment building next to our indoor facility has lodged complaints with the city that Team Evanston cars are blocking residents’ access to their parking spaces. When dropping off and picking up your child, you must enter Greenwood from Dodge and line up on Greenwood heading west, so the line of cars runs east of the facility and are all headed in the same direction. You may not double-park anywhere west of the facility.  Please do not enter Greenwood from the west (Hartrey), enter it only from Dodge.

This is mandated by the city – no exceptions!  

Spirit Wear

 We are proud to announce that our club will now have Spirit Wear for parents, family members and Team Evanston supporters. Spirit Wear will allow for you to support your son/daughter on the sidelines in Team Evanston attire. Please check out our web page to see all the options, colors and different designs that are available for purchase. 

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