Fire Juniors Announce Spring Tryout Dates

Tryouts will run through June 7th

The Chicago Fire Soccer
Club today announced the tryout dates for the eight Chicago Fire Juniors clubs
throughout Illinois and around the country. Set to begin in Naperville and
Highland Park, IL on Sunday, May 16, CFJ sessions will run through June 7.

Part of the fully-integrated Chicago Fire Player Development pyramid, the
Chicago Fire Juniors exist as the first step in the pipeline to becoming a professional
player. From the CFJ program, recreational players can advance up pyramid to
the Chicago Fire Academy, to the Chicago Fire Premier with the goal of reaching
the Chicago Fire first team.  

Having grown with the
additions of clubs in South Chicago, Northwest Indiana and Florida along with
the expansion of the CFJ club in Louisiana over the last year, the Chicago Fire
Juniors have further expanded their reach with the goal of implementing the
Chicago Fire Soccer Club’s philosophy throughout their satellite clubs.

“The Chicago Fire Juniors serves
to create an important base for us in our player development system,” said Fire
Youth Development Director John Dorn. “We’re proud to have expanded our reach
over the last year and look forward to the beginning of tryouts this weekend.”

Tryouts for all eight
Chicago Fire Juniors clubs can be found by visiting
or by visiting each club’s website listed below.


Chicago Fire Juniors Hub - 

Chicago Fire Juniors North

Chicago Fire Juniors South

Chicago Fire Juniors Florida -

Chicago Fire Juniors Louisiana -

Chicago Fire Juniors Michigan -

Chicago Fire Juniors Mississippi -

Chicago Fire Juniors NW Indiana -


About the Chicago Fire Juniors

Established in 2004 as the official
youth soccer club of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire,
CFJ has since expanded to include branches in Chicago land, Indiana, Michigan,
Mississippi and Louisiana.
The eight clubs are now a key feature of the Chicago Fire’s
Player Development Program and form the base of an integrated Long Term Athlete
Development Pyramid. This "Pyramid" creates a progressive
developmental structure providing players with the unique opportunity to move
from introductory play, competitive play and elite youth play into academy
(Fire Academy U16 & U18) and development programs (Super 20, NPSL, PDL) –
finally, onto the Fire MLS team. The Chicago Fire Juniors, in association with
the Chicago Red Eleven of the women’s W-League, replicate the Player
Development Pyramid for females by providing young ladies the opportunity to
play at a high level. For more information on the on Chicago Fire Juniors
contact Brian Roberts on (708) 496 6773 or