Firebirds Soccer Club

2019-20 Firebirds HS Girls Registration

Welcome

WELCOME TO 2019-20 Firebirds HS Girls Registration

This registration will secure your players roster spot with the Firebirds. 

This year, you will have the option to add the additional programs Firebirds offers separately or as a package (the package will save you an additional $90).  See information below:

You will always have 2 payment options:

1. Pay in Full

2. Pay in Installments - Initial Payment and 3 installments on 8/1, 9/1 and 10/1

 


Regular Season Fee: $725 (Includes Fall season, Fall Tournament, and Winter training)

Payment Options:

1. Pay in Full - $725

2. Pay in Installments - $125 up front and $200/mo for 3 months (8/1, 9/1 and 10/1)


Gold Program Fee: $1095 ($90 saving) Includes Fall Season, Fall Tournament, FITS Winter training and ALL additional training programs listed below

  • Summer Camp ($160 Value)
  • Preseason Camp ($75 Value)
  • Winter Indoor League ($225 Value)

Payment Options:

1. Pay in Full - $1,095 

2. Pay in Installments - $195 up front and $300/mo for 3 months (8/1, 9/1 and 10/1)


If you do not want to participate in all 3 additional programs, you can also select them individually and pay them upfront

- Summer Camp (7/8-8/2) 2 x 2 hour sessions. $160 per player

- Preseason Camp (8/12-8/15) $75 per player

- Winter Season (November - February)  $225 per player

Payment Options:

1. Pay in Full 

This year, we are asking all of our parents to volunteer for our Du Page Invitational tournament. If you are unable to volunteer you can choose to OPT OUT. If you OPT OUT, then there will be an additional $50 charged to your player's registration


HS Girls Program for 2019/2020 Season

Open Tryouts held 5/5 & 5/6 @ Glenbard East HS from 6-8pm

The program:

Tryouts will be open for the following ages (Birth Year):

  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005 (half year players, who will plan to play with the club FALL only)

Our Program:

Firebirds SC continues to build upon its highly successful Girls High School program. 

In the past 3 years we have had two teams play within the State Premier Division and State Cup competitions, a further 2 participate in the Presidents Cup along with playing within the top divisions of IWSL. We are constantly achieving our goal of providing players a pathway to playing soccer at the collegiate level with over 10 players going on to play college soccer since graduating from our program.

Our players have become invaluable to their respective High Schools, with recently over 11 Firebird players representing the Glenbard East team which finished 3rd in State. We welcome players from all High Schools to try-out if they are keen on playing college soccer, or even just developing their skills and love for the game within a professional program that cares for it’s players.

Program Goal:

To provide all players with a positive learning environment where they feel a sense of belonging and pride. Our program provides a platform for players to reach their soccer aspirations, with a key focus to players aiming to play college soccer.

Our Coaches:

Our club boasts a coaching staff of the highest quality. Not only do our staff all possess professional licensing and extensive playing and coaching backgrounds,  but they are also the most personable staff in the area and truly care about our players and our club, and that’s what sets us apart.

 

Some of the coaches that we see within our HS Girls program are listed below:

  • Adam Hewitt – Director of Coaching

Adam re-joins Firebirds Soccer Club as Director of Coaching since leaving the club in 2015 to complete his Masters in Management, whilst coaching at the youth professional level in England.  Adam holds his FA Level 2 in Coaching football, and is working towards his UEFA B. He also has achieved Football Psychology and Talent Identification qualifications, USSF Coaching licences with a goal to reach the A Licence. Further to his Masters, academically Adam has achieved an Honours Degree in Sport Development and Coaching.  He has also achieved his NVQ in Sporting Excellence and a BTEC National Diploma in Sport.

Adam has been coaching for over 9 years, both in the UK and the USA. Following playing full time at the Professional level in England, Adam coached within the Lincoln University Football program and in the USA for U.K. International, where he became a Regional Director. Adam continued to play during his studies at the Semi-professional level for Stamford AFC and Lincoln United respectively.  Adam currently also coaches at the Collegiate level with the Men’s program at Saint Xavier University.

  • Emily Tyner– Girls Technical Director

Here is some impressive background on Coach Emily: "Emily Tyner comes to Firebirds Soccer Club this spring with club and college experience. She is currently at Dominican University as an assistant women’s soccer coach with an abundance of experience as a coach at the collegiate level, including five years as a head coach and four years as an assistant coach. Tyner’s most recent experience came at Ave Maria University where she served as an assistant coach, focusing on goalkeeping and defense, from 2015 to 2016 before becoming program’s the head coach in the Spring of 2016. As the head coach of the Gyrenes, Tyner led the program to the most wins in university history and the program’s first conference tournament appearance. Prior to Ave Maria, Tyner had stops at Providence College, St. Joseph’s College, and Saint Charles Community College in addition to Scorpions Soccer Club and Blackburn Rovers Professional Football Club in Blackburn, England. She currently holds USSF C license."

James Van Artsdalen – Head of Goalkeeping

James' specific focus is goalkeeping.  Once one himself, he played for multiple clubs around Chicagoland (Spartans, Euro, Sockers, Magic) before competing collegiately for Lake Forest College and Wittenberg University (respectively). That experience helped him gain the chance to play abroad in Costa Rica with second division side Club Deportivo Barrio Mexico, earning game time with both the U23's and the first team during a promotion battle.

His coaching background includes stints as the U16-U18 head coach & director of goalkeeping with Springfield Thunder (OH), staff coach with PAWs Goalkeeper Academy, as well as spending time with the Chicago Fire Player Development program. He currently has a USSF National D License and working towards NSCAA qualifications as well.

The club is thrilled to add James to their staff. An experienced and knowledgeable GK coach who will construct and ensure quality delivery of the GK program

Michael Williams – Head Coach

Michael has been with Firebirds Soccer club for 3 years now. He joins us from UK International Soccer where he works as an Assistant Regional Director. Mike is a hard-working, ethusiastic and passionate coach who clearly demonstrates his love for the game and player development.

Prior to Firebirds,  Michael gained key academic and vocational qualifications alongside invaluable experience working with children both on and off the soccer field. Michael graduated in 2012 with Bachelors of Science in Business, Management and Economics. During this time he also became a Level 2 English F.A qualified Soccer coach and referee. Since then he has gone on to acquire 12 years of experience working with children, including 2 years as a grade two and three elementary school teacher back in England, 4 years working with local Football clubs in Liverpool, and 4 years working in the USA. Michael also brings experience from his playing days, he played throughout his childhood and went on to represent the University College Lancashire for 4 years.

Program Details:

Summer Training Program 7/9 – 8/3 (All players able to participate) $160

The Summer Training program sees players participate in 2 x sessions per week for 2 hours. The program is designed to maintain fitness, stay on the ball and further develop technical and tactical ability, allowing for a further development period than just the fall season. This program will give players and teams a significant head start going in to the season and they will have already gelled as a team and. In addition, this program will form invitation only teams to participate in a travel tournament.  

  • Summer Select Travel Tournament 7/13-7/15 (Invitation only from Summer training program) $80 per player plus travel expenses

Players who participate in the summer training program will effectively be putting themselves into a pool of players of which may be invited to participate in a travel tournament on the weekend stated above. Selection will be based on level of play, and then numbers of attending players. Not all players from the Summer Program may make the team.

  • Pre-Season Camp 8/13-8/16

Firebirds SC host their annual pre-season camp where all players are put through their paces before the official start of the Fall season. Players will work physically and technically to ensure that they are fully prepared for the season.  $75 per player

  • Firebirds Showcase 8/17-8/19

Firebirds host a pre-season tournament of which external clubs are invited to participate. It is planned that our HS Girls teams will participate in this showcase event, subject to number of registered teams. $0

Fall Season – 8/20- 11/11

The Fall season consists of 12-weeks of training and game play. Teams practice 3 x weekly and play games traditionally on Sundays. Teams will also participate in at least 1 tournament during this period of which we tend to line up a college showcase tournament. In addition, teams are considered for State tournaments, e.g Presidents Cup. $625

  • Winter Season – 11/11- Mid Feb.

Right as the Fall season ends, we run into our winter program. All teams have the opportunity to participate in an Indoor league consisting of 10-12 games played over the weekend. From January we also offer all HS aged teams 1 strength and conditioning and ball work session per week, right up until it is time for their respective HS tryouts.  $225

 

Costs:

  • Full Program - $1,095;
    • Summer Training Program
    • Participation in Firebirds SC Showcase Tournament
    • Pre-season Camp
    • Full 12-week Fall Training Season
    • 10 Fall League games
    • Minimum 1 Fall Tournament
    • Indoor Training Program
    • Indoor League

*Doesn’t include if selected for Summer Travel Tournament*

  • Fall Season Only - $725;
    • Full 12-week Fall Training Season
    • Participation in Firebirds SC Showcase Tournament
    • 10 Fall League games
    • Minimum 1 Fall Tournament
    • Indoor Training Program
  • Additional Programs list:
    • Summer Training Program - $160
    • Pre-season Camp - $75
    • Indoor League - $225

 

Through partnerships with various soccer service providers our club is also able to provide the opportunity to participate in various additional programs such as the ones stated below;

  • College Recruitment Program
  • Elite Mentorship

Note

By completing this online form you will also automatically be completing the relevant required forms listed below.  No need to print or scan these as the information and electronic signature are built into this online form. 

IYSA Medical and Liability Waiver

US Club Soccer Youth Player Registration

Illinois Womens Soccer League Player Registration Form

Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Adam Hewittt

Inquiries

Phone: 773-7078858