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The Chicago Fire Residential Camp is designed to give players a professional experience they won’t get anywhere else in Chicago. Players will receive technical and tactical training, match preparation and instruction, and lessons on responsibility, nutrition, game analysis from a professional MLS club. Guest speakers will also provide an additional component to the camp experience. All areas of camp are in place to help players understand what it takes to play at the highest levels, and what they can do outside of practice to develop all aspects of their game.


Daily Sessions will include:

  • Technical warm-up
  • Ball mastery
  • Interactive seminars from Chicago Fire staff/coaches
  • Guest speakers
  • Small-sided games to promote creativity
  • 9v9 or 11v11 games to showcase tactical understanding


Coaching Staff:

Players will be coached by select Chicago Fire youth staff who are both highly qualified and highly experienced in coaching elite youth players. All coaching staff have been through professional training programs.


Housing and Meals:

Residential campers will stay in air-conditioned rooms on the campus of North Central College in Naperville, and will stay two to a room. Each camper will be responsible for their own linens, pillows, and towels. Campers will receive three meals a day at Kaufman Dining Hall, while commuters will receive lunch only. All meals are buffet style and are all you can eat.



All attendees will receive a full Chicago Fire Adidas practice uniform and a complimentary ticket to the Chicago Fire’s home game vs. New York Red Bulls at Toyota Park on August 11th.


Sunday (Day 1) Schedule:

1:30-2:30pm – Arrival and Check-in

2:45-3:30pm – Opening address

4:00-4:45pm – Tour of NCC

5:00-6:00pm – Dinner

6:15-7:45pm – First training session

8:00-9:00pm – Age group meetings

10:00pm – Lights out


Typical Daily Schedule (Days 2 and 3):

7:00-8:00am - Breakfast

8:30-9:15am – Ball mastery session

9:15-10:45am – Training session

11:30am-12:30pm – Lunch

12:30-1:00pm – Mandatory rest period

1:00-2:00pm – Lecture

2:30-4:00pm – Training session

5:00-6:00pm – Dinner

6:30-8:00pm – Game play

8:00-9:00pm – Age group meetings

9:00-10:00pm – Evening entertainment

10:00pm – Lights out