Summer Soccer Opportunities

 

PCSL/IFJ Summer Camp and Training Offerings

There are a number of changes to the traditional IFJ/PCSL summer offerings this year. While some of our programming has been reduced, we are proud to say we are providing a number of camps this summer. For more information, visit the webpage on the IFJ Summer Camps and Clinics.

 

PCSL Pre-Season Camp
Due to the cancellation of the Spring Season, we will be offering the PCSL Pre-Season Camp FREE of cost. This camp is from 5-8pm, July 27-July 30. If you are looking to get a fun camp prior to the fall season, then please sign up!

If you have questions about the PCSL camp, please contact PSCL League Administrator Pam Bauman at league@pcslsoccer.org or Director of Operations Tammy Stauffer at tammy.stauffer@illinoisjuniors.com

Note: All camps are currently limited to the first 100 players during Phase 3. A waitlist will be created in the likely event we enter into phase 4 in July and can offer additional spots. If you are interested in attending any of these camps or trainings, act now as we anticipate interest may be higher than usual due to our recent spring season.

 

Other Camps offered this summer:

IFJ Premier Camp- 8-11 AM, July 13-16. Cost: $89 Illinois Fire Junior (IFJ Travel and PCSL Players), $99 Non-Illinois Fire Juniors Players. Open to travel soccer minded players aged U8 - U14. Participants will learn advanced technical and tactical skills from local and international professional coaching staff.

IFJ Goalkeeping Camp – 8-11 AM, July 13-16 Cost: $89 Illinois Fire Junior (IFJ Travel and PCSL Players), $99 Non-Illinois Fire Juniors Players. This is the eighth annual Premier Soccer Camp & Premier Goalkeeping Camp for the serious U8-U14 male and female soccer athlete.

Training and Performance Center Summer Soccer Camp: 11AM-12PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting June 2. Cost: $79 for TPC Members, $119 for Non-TPC Members. Prepare for your soccer season with 2 sessions per week focusing on speed and agility training and ending with a focus on ball handling skills. All sessions are taught by Kate Lorenz, D1 Soccer Player at Troy University.

Additional Training and Performance Center offerings will be sent out in a later email.

If you have any questions about any of our other camp offerings, please contact either our Director of Operations Tammy Stauffer tammy.stauffer@illinoisfirejuniors.com, or our Director of Coaching Myron King at myron.king@illinoisfirejuniors.com.

 

New for 2020: High School Training Camp

In addition, we are proud to announce a new offering this year for athletes preparing for High School and College soccer. Illinois Fire Juniors, in partnership with E. P. Legacy Soccer, will offer a brand new 2020 High School Training Camp. This camp, starting June 15th and ending July 29th, will feature training 2x a week from current college coaches, former college coaches, and other highly trained club coaches from both inside and outside IFJ….all for only $200! If you are a boy or girl born in 2007 or older, this will be a camp you do not want to miss!

The IFJ/Legacy camp is designed to prepare a player physically and technically for their fall school /club season while also educating both the player and parent on many aspects of the college recruiting process. Topics covered (both in person and through zoom call) will include education on college recruiting time periods, how to identify a school that is the best fit for you, how best to get noticed, and the do’s and don’ts of the recruiting process. In addition, the IFJ/Legacy camp will allow your kids to train or interact with current and former coaches from colleges and university from all over the region. Coaches are still being added daily, but schools already represented by coaches already committed to attend include: Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Millikin, University of Illinois- Springfield, Heartland Community College, Lincoln Land College, Lincoln Train College, and more. In addition, a number of club coaches from both inside and outside of IFJ are slated to attend. For more information, register on the IFJ/Legacy 2020 Summer Training Camp page.

Space is limited. This camp will likely be the only camp of its kind offered this summer anywhere throughout central Illinois, so reserve your space today! If you have questions about the IFJ/Legacy 2020 Summer High School Training Camp, please contact our Assistant Director of Coaching Chad Jones at chad.jones@illinoisfirejuniors.com.