Seasonal Camps

MIDFIELD MAESTRO

WHEN: November 9-12 / M-TH
5:00-7:00 pm

WHERE: ROBERT CROWN TURF FIELDS │1801 Main St. │ Evanston, IL 60202

WHO: All players U7-U19 are welcome!

COST: $275 per player for training

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE MIDFIELD MAESTRO COURSE?

Specific technical instruction on the skills and decision-making ability required for the various types of midfielders.

Players will be coached by a member of the Evanston Soccer Association (Team Evanston and CFJ North Shore) professional coaching staff.

All sessions will be designed by a licensed professional staff coach.

Encouragement and instruction tailored for each participating player.

Training games, activities, and repetition designed for players to develop their ability to command the ball and command the space around the ball.

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Key Benefits
  • BALL MASTERY | Close control and two-footed skill development
  • GAME-SPECIFIC VISION | Increases off-ball scanning and spatial awareness to improve players vision of the field
  • TALENT DEVELOPMENT | Introduces a greater range of first touch control techniques and improving the selection of 1v1 moves to attack the goal on the dribble
  • SOCCER-SPECIFIC BODY CONTROL | Enhances balance for greater disguise and capacity to be unpredictable
  • COMPETITIVE MENTALITY | Cultivates players who represent themselves with confidence and integrity while also applying a gritty, best effort
  • SCORE MORE GOALS! | Maximizes opportunities for the team and the individual player to score!

WINTER 3v3 TRAINING

WHEN: NOVEMBER 16-19 / M-TH
5:00 - 7:00 pm

WHERE: ROBERT CROWN TURF FIELDS │1801 Main St. │ Evanston, IL 60202

WHO: All players U7-U19 are welcome!

COST: $275 per player for training

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE 3v3 TRAINING CAMP?

Specific technical instruction on the skills and decision-making ability required for the 3v3 competition.

Players will be coached by a member of the Evanston Soccer Association (Team Evanston and CFJ North Shore) professional coaching staff in sessions designed with the methodologies of the Chicago Fire Academy Curriculum.

Encouragement and instruction tailored for each participating player.

Training games, activities, and repetition designed for players to develop their ability to command the ball and command the space around the ball.

Lots of touches on the ball! High work to rest ratios so the players play lots of soccer!

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Key Benefits
  • BALL MASTERY | Close control and two-footed skill development
  • GAME-SPECIFIC VISION | Increases off-ball scanning and spatial awareness to improve players vision of the field
  • TALENT DEVELOPMENT | Introduces a greater range of first touch control techniques and improving the selection of 1v1 moves to attack the goal on the dribble
  • SOCCER-SPECIFIC BODY CONTROL | Enhances balance for greater disguise and capacity to be unpredictable
  • COMPETITIVE MENTALITY | Cultivates players who represent themselves with confidence and integrity while also applying a gritty, best effort
  • SCORE MORE GOALS! | Maximizes opportunities for the team and the individual player to score!

Thankful Classic 3v3

WHEN: NOVEMBER 21st
1:00pm - 3:00pm

WHERE: ROBERT CROWN TURF FIELDS │1801 Main St. │ Evanston, IL 60202

WHO: All players U7-U19 are welcome!

COST:

  • $35 per player (max. 6 players per team)
  • $10 OFF for players who attended the 3v3 Training

Players are invited to create their own teams for the 1st annual 3v3 Classic. This is an internal tournament for Team Evanston and CFJ North Shore players. It is a fun event that will provide competition for all involved. All teams will receive a minimum of 3 group stage games. Medals will be awarded for the Champions.

This year’s 1st annual Thankful Classic will support the Greater Chicago Food Depository. All participants must bring at least 1 canned or non-perishable food item.

Contact Almir Hot for any questions - almir@teamevanston.org

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Key Benefits
  • A fun, competitive activity where players can compete against teammates
  • Get together! See teammates, coaches, and clubmates
  • Support the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Summer Camps Overview

Players participating on the Summer Training program will experience session planning following professional teaching methodologies:

  • Dynamic physical warm-up and activation
  • Introduction of the training’s key technical concepts
  • Progressive game-related technical activities that isolate skill development and encourage technical speed through repetition and gradual increases in defensive pressure
  • Conditioned small sided gameplay concentrating on player’s use of the technical skill in specific tactical situations
  • Physical cool down

All our camps are planned and coached by one of our professional coaching staff overseen by one of our club’s coaching directors. Upon registration, all players will receive a welcome packet.

Key Benefits
  • Experienced coaching from our certified, professional coaching staff
  • Training expectations for behavior
  • Uniform standards for each day
  • Instructions on what to bring to training
  • Camp schedule and itinerary
  • Camp training session plans

Soccer Tennis Saturdays

Soccer Tennis, sometimes called Soccer Volley, has become a popular game for players as it is both fun to play and competitive. Like tennis, Soccer Tennis Saturdays will have small soccer tennis courts set-up on grass where players can play in 1v1 or in small groups. These games are start with a player serving the ball over the soccer tennis net to their opponents. Each team has a maximum amount of touches to get the ball back across the net without it touching the ground. The game challenges players first touch, ball control from the air, and technical coordination. Most of all, Soccer Tennis is fun!

  • July 18th
  • August 1st
  • August 8th
  • August 15th
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Key Benefits
  • Improves 1st touch ball control from the air
  • Improves weighted (controlled) passing ability from the volley
  • Challenges body coordination and balance
  • Fun! Soccer Tennis is always a player favorite!

3v3 Training Camp

Leading up the club’s 1st Live 3v3 tournament on July 25th at James Park, Team Evanston is offering 3v3 training for U7-U19 players and 3v3 teams interested in learning the tactics and techniques used in 3v3 play. Each day will work on improving attacking and defending techniques by concentrating on specific technical skills and by using small-sided games. Training will include attacking 1v1 skills, defending 1v1 techniques, tactical decision making in transition, combination play, and goal scoring.

  • July 20 9:00-11:00am Get to Goal: Attacking 1v1 techniques
  • July 21 9:00-11:00am Creating quick 2v1s in attack
  • July 22 9:00-11:00am Defensive tactics: Cover, Deny, and delay
  • July 23 9:00-11:00am Pre-tournament 3v3 competition

Live 3v3 National Tour July 25th at James Park

Live 3v3 is a National 3v3 company that organizes and operates 3v3 soccer events for age 2014 (U7) – Adult. Live 3v3 ranks 3v3 teams and teams can qualify for additional events, such as regionals or nationals, through competing in their local events.

Live 3v3 Tournaments Event Website

3v3 Training Camp Information

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Key Benefits
  • Attacking and Defending 1v1 Techniques
  • Tactical decision making in transition
  • Combination play
  • Goal scoring

Top Striker Camp

Our Top Striker camp is open to players from all positions who have an interest in goal scoring. Players in the camp will train different goal scoring techniques from a variety of common game situations including creating their own space, combining with players to score, and scoring from passes crossed into the penalty area.

  • July 27 9:00-11:00 am Create your shot: changing speed and direction
  • July 28 9:00-11:00 am Make your mark: Ball striking and rebounds
  • July 29 9:00-11:00 am Crossing and finishing
  • July 30 9:00-11:00 am Box organization and beating the offside line

Top Striker Camp Information

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Key Benefits
  • Ball Striking from distance
  • Emphasis on scoring from rebounds
  • Organizing the striker’s movements in the box
  • Combination link-up patters to unbalance opposing defensive lines
  • Creating a shot from the dribble
  • Scoring from cut-back passes and crosses
  • Solving for the off-side line
  • Cultivating a goal-scoring mentality

Pre-season camp I & II

Our annual pre-season summer camp will prepare players technically, physically, and psychologically for the coming season. Technical and physical preparation will challenge players each day while the coaching staff works on introducing basic tactic concepts throughout the week. The technical standards for the 2020-21 season will be set using the Curriculum set forth by the Chicago Fire Academy. Small sided internal games to goals will be included each day of the game. The second week will finish with a club picnic.

The camp is recommended for all players on Team Evanston teams. The camp will conclude with a day full of scrimmage games, fun competitions, and a picnic.

Week 1: August 3-6
Week 2: August 10-13

Pre-Season Camp Information

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Key Benefits
  • Start training early with our coaching staff
  • Begin to work on technical topics specific to our curriculum
  • Get a head start of preparing for the season
  • Improve your fitness before the season begins

Summer Small Group Training

This training is open to all players, both inside and outside the club, at a time when we are all looking forward to playing soccer outside. For current players, it will be a fun way to see old teammates and clubmates again. For new players, this is a great way to get to know our coaching staff!

The goal of Small Group Training is to develop each player’s technical skills, while at the same time building fitness and engaging in fun competitions. Activities will focus on developing quick feet and technical skills with the ball; body feints, hesitations, dribbling, passing and shooting/finishing will be practiced during these sessions.

Small Group Training will follow social distancing guidelines as defined by the Illinois Youth Soccer Association’s (IYSA) Return to Activity Protocol.

Registration Details

  • Weekly registration: $50
  • 6-week registration: $250 (includes a week free!)

Schedule and Location

Summer Small Group training is planned to take place at James Park in Evanston.

Sessions will be held 2 times per week for an hour and will be scheduled between 4:30-8:00 pm on Mondays-Thursdays; more information will be released soon.

  1. June 8-11
  2. June 15-18
  3. June 22-25
  4. June 29 - July 2
  5. July 6-9
  6. July 13-16

Fridays will be rainout dates. Additional dates will be announced if required.

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Key Benefits
  • Challenging technical work under the direction of our experienced coaching staff
  • Fun, competitive, individual activities where players can compete against themselves and teammates
  • Boost fitness levels and improve agility, balance, and coordination while working with the ball
  • Getting back together! Seeing teammates, coaches, and clubmates again

Open Registrations

Winter Registration is Open! (Nov 30–Mar 15)
Registration Deadline:Nov 05
3v3 Winter Training (Nov 16–Nov 19)
NOVEMBER 16-19 / M-TH 5:00 - 7:00 pm All players U7-U19 are welcome!
Midfield Maestro Winter Clinic (Nov 09–Nov 12)
November 9-12 / M-TH 5:00-7:00 pm All players U7-U19 are welcome!
1st Annual Thankful Classic! (Nov 21)
Registration Deadline:Nov 19