2017-2018 Tryouts will be held May 30-June 8
Dates and times are below.
Moving forwards all teams will now be known as Illinois Fire Juniors
Missed our Annual Tryouts and are still interested in playing with Illinois Fire Jnrs?
Please contact our Director of Coaching Myron King for more information at 309-807-7870 email@example.com
We take players year round as space allows.
Dates for our 2017-2018 Annual Tryouts are below. All tryouts will be held at Community Fields on Ireland Grove Road. Players are expected to attend both nights of tryouts.
Players should check in at the shed on the first night. Please plan on being there approximately 20 minutes prior to the first tryout, so you can check in and get all of the paperwork taken care of.
Please pre-register for tryouts at the link to your right. You will be able to pay for the tryout too online.
We have packed this page full of details regarding our teams, tryouts etc. Please take a moment to read down to get all the information you need.
2016-2017 tryouts saw the highest number of players ever to tryout, over 550 players and some 36 travel teams offering different levels of competetive for male and female players.
|AGE GROUPS||BIRTH YEAR||DAY 1 (DATE/TIME)||DAY 2 (DATE/TIME)|
|U8 & U9 BOYS & GIRLS ACADEMY||2010 & 2009||5/30 5-6.30PM||5/31 5-6.30PM|
|U10 BOYS||2008||5/30 5-6.45PM||5/31 5-6.45PM|
|U10 GIRLS||2008||5/30 5-6.45PM||5/31 5-6.45PM|
|U11 BOYS||2007||6/1 5-6.45PM||6/2 5-6.45PM|
|U11 GIRLS||2007||6/1 5-6.45PM||6/2 5-6.45PM|
|U12 BOYS||2006||5/30 6.45-8.30PM||5/31 6.45-8.30PM|
|U12 GIRLS||2006||5/30 6.45-8.30PM||5/31 6.45-8.30PM|
|U13 BOYS||2005||6/1 6.45-8.30PM||6/2 6.45-8.30PM|
|U13 GIRLS||2005||6/1 6.45-8.30PM||6/2 6.45-8.30PM|
|U14 BOYS||2004||6/5 5-6.45PM||6/6 5-6.45PM|
|U14 GIRLS||2004||6/5 5-6.45PM||6/6 5-6.45PM|
|U15 BOYS||2003||6/5 6.45-8.30PM||6/6 6.45-8.30PM|
|U15 GIRLS||2003||6/7 5-6.45PM||6/8 5-6.45PM|
|U16 BOYS||2002||6/5 6.45-8.30PM||6/6 6.45-8.30PM|
|U16 GIRLS||2002||6/7 5-6.45PM||6/8 5-6.45PM|
|U17 BOYS||2001||6/5 6.45-8.30PM||6/6 6.45-8.30PM|
|U17 GIRLS||2001||6/7 5-6.45PM||6/8 5-6.45PM|
|U18 BOYS||2000||6/5 6.45-8.30PM||6/6 6.45-8.30PM|
|U18 GIRLS||2000||6/7 5-6.45PM||6/8 5-6.45PM|
|U19 BOYS||1999||6/5 6.45-8.30PM||6/6 6.45-8.30PM|
|U19 GIRLS||1999||6/7 5-6.45PM||6/8 5-6.45PM|
Here is the direct link to the tryout page.
If you have any questions regarding the tryout process or any part of our club, please let us know.
Director Of Coaching
Illinois Fire Jnrs (Formerly (Illinois Fusion) is the premier youth soccer club in Central Illinois.
The Fire Juniors is the official youth club affiliate of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. Key features include:
A MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER APPROACH WITH A LOCAL FOCUS:
Fire Juniors are supported by a professional MLS structure while maintaining a local focus that meets the needs of youth players in the community. As part of the Chicago Fire Player Development Program, Fire Juniors players (boys and girls) have access to unparalleled opportunities for soccer development.
INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR BOYS & GIRLS: The dual ‘premier’ and ‘select’ programming gives youth players an opportunity to be placed in the right environment to maximize their individual player development potential.
BE PART OF A NATIONAL NETWORK OF MLS YOUTH SOCCER CLUBS AND TOURNAMENTS: The Fire Juniors network includes youth soccer clubs in North, South, City and West Chicago, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana and Florida.
Please be sure to read the parents handbook below and visit the links and PDF files listed for full details on our programs. If you have questions. Please be sure to let us know.
Illinois Fusion does an excellent job of preparing players in every way for competitive soccer. As a high school coach, I know that my players who have been part of Fusion will be well-prepared not just as soccer players but as people, too. The Fusion experience consistently develops young people who are skilled, creative, hard-nosed soccer players who also know how to enjoy the game and their teammates. Fusion players also tend to be versatile and knowledgeable about a variety of tactics and styles of play. Members of the Fusion coaching staff are experienced and caring who will work extremely hard to develop all-around great players, as well as assisting in developing great people. I highly recommend Illinois Fusion for anyone interested in developing as a competitive soccer player.
Illinois Fusion is a quality organization for players to better themselves as individual players and as a part of a team environment. Fusion does a good job of providing a positive atmosphere that promotes creative and expressive play while learning to play as a part of the team. As a high school coach I know I will get players with a good understanding of the demands of the game and the tactics required to be successful.
The Illinois Fusion Soccer Association does an outstanding job at preparing young soccer players to excel at the high school level. As a high school coach, I always look forward to getting players that have experience playing with IL Fusion teams. Fusion works hard to make sure that players have qualified coaches and are challenged with appropriate levels of competition during training activities and game play. This can have a huge impact on a player’s individual development. If your son or daughter is looking to make a bigger commitment to learning soccer, I recommend the Illinois Fusion Soccer Association.
As the U-High varsity soccer coach, it’s very important to have players continue to train, grow as players and compete during the off season. The Illinois Fusion program gives a great outlet for this. They have knowledgeable and experienced coaches that are dedicated to the game of soccer that will help your son or daughter improve their game in a fun but competitive environment.
"Illinois Fusion's philosophy of player development has consistenly turned out players who are creative, adaptable, solid on the ball, and tactically versatile. As a high school coach, these are the kind of players I want entering my program. Players who can excel in multiple positions, playing in any style required by the intensity of varsity competition. The Fusion philosophy is not only good for the school programs, but it is also good for the individual players who must battle for a place in the line up."
Prairie Cities Soccer League (PCSL) Refund Policy for Fall 2016/Spring 2017
Once a player is registered, $20 of the player fee is non-refundable. Late Registration fees are also non-refundable. If a player cancels before August 1, 2016, the maximum refund will be $75.
No refunds are issued under any circumstances after August 1, 2016 when teams are formed.
The PCSL board and staff take great care in organizing teams, but cannot guarantee:
Refund requests following these guidelines should be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow up to 30 days for processing
Please watch the video to the left. It explains in detail the structural changes that happened to our sport last year. Please note that the age group changes to Birth year is a Mandate by US Soccer our governing body. This change effects all clubs in the country. This is not something proposed by Illinois Fire Jnrs. All clubs must follow this mandate, regardless of where they are based. The video below is the official announcment from US Soccer, which describes the rationale behind it.