Firebirds Soccer Club

2019-20 HS Boys Tryout Sign Up

HS Boys Program Details

HS Boys Program for 2019/20 Season

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

  • 2001200220032004, 2005 (half year players, who will plan to play with the club in Winter,Spring and Summer)

Tryout Information

Tryouts for the 2019/20 season will be held

Tue 10/22 7:00 - 9:00pm

and

Wed 10/23 7:00 - 9:00pm

at the Glenbard East High School turf field.

Our Program:

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

Over the past 5 years, our HS boys program has grown to include up to 100 players within 6 teams. 

 

Our players have become invaluable to their respective High Schools including; Glenbard East, Wilow Brook, Montini, Glenbard South, Hinsdale South, Addison Trail, Timothy Christian, and West Chicago respectively.

 

Our program boasts a team ranked in the top 5 in Illinois. We have had success in State Cups, State Premierships, State Presidents Cup tournaments, along with participating in the Top 2 levels of YSSL.

 

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.


Program Details: (November thru Aug)

Winter Season – 11/16- 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.  

 

Spring Season – 4/11- 6/13

The Fall season consists of 10-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 for our Black level teams. In addition, teams are considered for State tournaments, e.g Presidents Cup. $725

 

Summer Training Program 7/6 – 7/31 (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 into 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.  

 

HS Boys Select  - will be a tryout at a later date

We will hold an additional tryout for our HS Boys Select program. This program allows for players to participate in high-level tournaments with a select group. 

 

Costs:

Full Program - $1,050

  • Summer Training Program
  • Full 10-week Spring Training Season
  • 8 Spring League games
  • Minimum 1 Spring Tournament
  • Indoor Training Program
  • Indoor League

*Doesn’t include if selected for Select Tournament team*

 

Spring Season Only - $725

  • Full 10-week Spring Training Season
  • 8 Spring League games
  • Minimum 1 Spring Tournament
  • Indoor Training Program

Additional Programs:

  • Summer Training Program - $160
  • 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

 

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.

 

An example of the Coaches that we have working within our HS Boys program;

 

  • 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.

 

  • Jordan Lomax –  Technical Director

Jordan joined Firebirds SC in 2015 where he has since proven to become a quality addition to the training staff, demonstrating a focused and determined personality which has seen him find success with the clubs teams.

Jordan played at the semi-professional level in the UK, where had later gained experience coaching working with local clubs and achieving his FA coaching licences. His passion for the game saw him work for UK International Soccer, where he continued his personal coaching development, coaching hundreds of players at different abilities across the USA. Further, Jordan achieved a Bachelors Degree in Sports Coaching and Development at the University of Cumbria in England.

 

Michael Williams –Technical Director

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-wenthusiasticusiastic 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.