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ILLINOIS ALLIANCE SOCCER

Update on Alliance Tryouts

Please see the attachment below for a very important update regarding Illinois Alliance.

IFC ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP IN NEW ILLINOIS ALLIANCE

IFC is excited to announce the formation of the Illinois Alliance together with Illinois Fire Juniors of Bloomington and Midstate Soccer Club of Decatur. 

The Goals of the Alliance include:

  1. Operate in the best interests of all players no matter their level of play
  2. Create pathways for players interested in higher levels of play
  3. Continue to participate in traditional fall/spring seasons with home club
  4. Enhance and strengthen each club in their local market
  5. Utilize each member club for additional programming, resources and coaching education
  6. Build a long term relationship for future programming

 

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Trapped Player Opportunities

With the change to birth year by US Soccer creating issues for players in 8th grade, the Alliance clubs are working together to form trapped year player teams. Teams will play under the Alliance umbrella in an effort to form more developmentally appropriate teams, with opportunities for play in leagues/tournaments etc. Players with an alliance club-should register with their member club for tryouts and attend the tryouts in July. Players not with an alliance club-should register under the alliance tryout registration and attend tryouts in July. If you have questions about either the Fall-Boys 2006 or Spring-Girls 2006 please reach out to doc@illinoisfc.com.

Alliance Structure

We will operate with a "Player first focus," with representatives from each club overseeing the well-being of the program and development of the players. We will launch with three member clubs but all players are welcome.

We will utilize a neutral uniform with club logos on the shirt. Players' last names will be on game shirts to help with player identification.

Staff Coaches will be from member clubs & local collegiate staff, all licensed coaches with experience coaching high level players.

High Level Curriculum developed for new programming with guidance from each member club and Chicago Fire FC with training offered in each member club location.

Programming Options

We anticipate the following programming and events.

  • Winter Leagues for each member club. Supported by each club
    IFC-Youth League, Midstate-Futsal League, IFJ-HS League
  • Guest playing opportunities with MLS Academy league, Indy Fire Jnrs ECNL for players that meet the criteria from the member clubs
  • Summer Tryouts
  • Winter Training for each team
  • Goalkeeper training
  • Opportunity for players to be evaluated by MLS Academy and ECNL staff from Chicago Fire FC and Indiana Fire Juniors
  • College coaches invited to visit tryouts
  • Soccer in College platform provided to all players and overseen by each member club
  • Chicago Fire College ID Camp (tentative due to covid-19)

 

Possible Events

BOYS

Bethesda

Chicago Fire ID winter camp

Chicago Fire Winter Showcase (Grand Park)

CASL

Dallas Cup
Disney Showcase
Jefferson Cup
Mayors Cup
PDA Showcase
Players Showcase

Presidents Cup
SC Del Sol Showcase
SE Showcase
SLSG Showcase & Friendlies
State Cup
Surf Cup
Super Y League
US Club National Cup

 

GIRLS

Bethesda

Chicago Fire ID winter camp

Chicago Fire Winter Showcase (Grand Park)

CASL
Disney Showcase
Eclipse Challenge Cup
Jefferson Cup
Mayors Cup
Players Showcase
Presidents Cup
SC Del Sol Showcase
SE Showcase
SLSG Showcase & Friendlies
State Cup
Surf Cup
Super Y League
US Club National Cup
WAGS

Tryouts

For players 2010 to 2007 the goal is to offer programming in the summer of 2021. Once finalized, details will be shared regarding this programming and tryouts. Tryouts will be held in winter 2020.

Tryouts are open to all male and female players no matter their club affiliation.

For players 2006 and older we hope to begin training in winter 2020. Following are the tryout dates for high school age players who wish to be considered for the Illinois Alliance teams.
Players should attend both tryouts.

JULY 27-Decatur: 6 to 8 PM- GIRLS

JULY 28-Champaign: 6 to 8 PM-BOYS

 

Registration will open shortly-more info to come. www.illinoisalliance.club

 

Fees

Costs will be largely a la carte dependent on team by team basis.  We are not doing this for profit and only looking to cover costs.  Costs will also be based on how many/which tournaments are selected.

Estimated costs are $400 to $500

Fees to include:

Training 

Coaches

Two to three regional tournaments

Chicago Fire Talent ID Camp

MLS Academy/ECNL ID & Training

College Placement program

Uniforms Package $100 Adidas brand.

Home Shirt

Away Shirt

Training Shirt

Shorts

Socks

 

Scholarships potentially available through home club.

More details will be forthcoming as they are available. IFC is excited to support this venture and believes it will benefit all players in the club through new opportunities as well as coaching and resource development. 

 

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