WHAT IS SOCCER IN THE COMMUNITY?

Soccer In The Community (SITC) is the youth programming department of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. The objective of SITC is to provide year-round, professional coaching and resources to youth soccer organizations, players and coaches.

The Chicago Fire and Soccer In The Community has partnered with Illinois Youth Soccer (IYSA) to become the 'Official Recreational Camp Provider' of the state association. In doing so, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club and IYSA aims to positively impact every level of soccer in Illinois.

SITC is separated from the Academy and Chicago Fire Juniors.

 

PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

PROGRAM AGES TIME DESCRIPTION
SUMMER CAMPS 2-16 years 1, 3 & 6 hours Chicago Fire Summer Camps are professional, community based programs designed for girls and boys of all abilities. Coaches from Chicago Fire Soccer In The Community travel throughout the Midwest to provide an unrivaled camp experience, which includes a Fire camp jersey, a Fire camp ball and a ticket to our unique Summer Camp Graduation at Toyota Park!
LITTLE SPARKS 2-5 years 1 hour Little Sparks is the Chicago Fire's introduction to soccer program where children and parents can take their first steps in soccer together! Little Sparks is specially designed to develop a childs physical, social and emotional capability in a fun-filled, imaginative environment, while fostering a love for the game of soccer.
SOCCER SCHOOLS 6-16 years 1 hour Chicago Fire Soccer Schools offer players of all abilities an additional opportunity for technical training with professional Soccer In The Community coaches. With smaller class sizes and a focus on the individual player's needs, Chicago Fire Soccer Schools are the perfect program to take a player to the next level.
COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR ALL N/A Chicago Fire Community Ambassador staff are tasked with engaging with Chicagoland youth organizations by providing FREE, year-round, professional soccer clinics and resources. Serving organizations such as youth soccer clubs, schools and underprivalaged neighborhoods, the Community Ambassador connects with children and volunteers through the game of soccer.

 

STAFF

NAME TITLE EMAIL PHONE TWITTER
Lee Hannant Manager lhannant@chicago-fire.com 708-496-6774 @CoachLeeHanno
Chris Solomons Community Ambassador csolomons@chicago-fire.com 708-496-6768 @ChristopherSo19
Caleb Steffens Program Manager - Summer Camps csteffens@chicago-fire.com 708-496-6771 @CalebSteffens9
Scott Wallace Program Manager - Little Sparks swallace@chicago-fire.com 708-496-6771 @CoachSLWallace

 

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