Sockers FC Juniors Program

Sockers FC Juniors is a co-ed soccer program for players 5-7 years old.




The Sockers FC Juniors program focuses on building balance, coordination and fundamental soccer skills. This program provides a more advanced age specific approach to soccer. Sockers FC Juniors works on enhancing individual and team skills through emphasizing fun and effort in every drill. There will be one practice and one inner club league game per week. The program is suited for players looking for more of a challenge than recreational soccer in a fun and safe learning experience. Players learn more advanced fundamental soccer skills through fun, age-appropriate and creative skill building games and have the opportunity to practice those skills in a non-competitive game.


Practices and games will be located at Soccer City Indoor Arenas or outdoors at Rose Park, directly behind Soccer City.



Soccer City Palatine

545 Consumers Ave.

Palatine, IL 60074

Directions: click here


Rose Park

530 S Williams Ave
Palatine, IL 60074

Directions: click here






Our practices and games have the ability to move outdoor or indoor depending on the weather. The outdoor field is steps away from the indoor facility so if weather takes a turn for the worse we simply move inside or if the weather decides to be lovely and warm we simply move outside. This gives us the ability to create a controlled positive soccer experience for your child and a consistent calendar to accommodate your busy schedules with no cancelations due to poor conditions.




Our coaches are USSF license coaches also educated and focused in the grassroots philosophy of player development. All coaches share United States Soccer Federation best practices in creating a fun, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment. All games and practice will be staffed by us so just sit back and relax because we do all the coaching and planning just bring the snacks!!


Jen Russ- Coordinator




Any questions? please call 847-788-5312


In 2013 Jen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Dominican University. After graduation, Jen worked as an aid in a special needs preschool classroom. Although Jen loved her students and the lessons she learned, she realized that her true passion was teaching soccer.

Jen began her soccer career in 1997 with the Downers Grove Roadrunners Club. After playing on Varsity for four years at Downers Grove North High School and playing club in the off season, Jen moved on to play for the Dominican University Women’s soccer team. During her time at Dominican University, Jen played as an outside defender and was named to the 2012 All-Northern Athletics Conference Second Team.

After graduating college in 2013, Jen began her coaching career with United Soccer Academy coaching a U13 girl’s team. Then in 2014 she moved to Sockers FC where she began to coach both boys and girls ages U8-U11. While continuing to work with the U8-U11s, Jen has also taken over the Juniors program.     

Along with coaching for Sockers FC, Jen is also the Lil’ Kickers Coordinator for kid’s ages 18 months to 9 years old. She is in charge of growing our satellite locations in Lake Barrington and Lake Zurich.

Michael Richardson- Technical Advisor

Michael, who was born in Inkberrow, England, moved to the U.S. at the age of 5. His professional career began in 1987 at the age of 19 with the Chicago Sting of the Major Indoor Soccer League. After playing with the Sting for one year, he joined the Chicago Power of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL). He spent 6 seasons with the Chicago Power before he was traded to Milwaukee where he spent another 5 seasons. Michael is no stranger to outdoor soccer. In 1995-1998 he played for the Chicago Stingers of the USL (United Soccer League). Michael has been an All-Star forward, midfielder, and defender. He has been coaching since the age of 15 and is a USSF licensed coach and is currently a staff coach at Sockers FC. Michael has a passion for coaching youth players the skills necessary at any age and any skill level.

Besides playing soccer his whole life, Michael is president and GM of Soccer City LLC, Lil Kickers-NWI, and Skilz Academy in Palatine.




Sockers FC Juniors Practice and Game Information:


Free evaluation for New Player Only

Click here for a free evaluation or call 847-788-5312


Practices will be held on Wednesday’s from 4:45pm-6:00pm

Games will be held on Saturday’s, Times TBD

Cost $16.50 per practice $10.75 per game 

Must have Registration  Fee ($28 for individual or $43 for family)

$15.00 Sibling Discount


Note: Schedule may vary due to facility usage
FALL 2015

Practice: 8 weeks starting September 9th – October 28th

Games: 8 weeks starting September 12th – October 31st

Cost: $218.00

Note: October 17th game will be played during the week


Practice: 6 weeks starting November 4th - December 16th @ Soccer City - Field 3
Games: 6 weeks starting November 7th- December 19th 
@ Soccer City - Field 3

Cost: $163.50

Note: No game November 28th and no practice November 26th as well


Practice: 11 weeks starting January 6th – March 16th

Games: 11 weeks starting January 9th – March 19th

Cost: $299.75



Practice: 8 weeks starting March 30th – May 18th

Games: 8 weeks starting April 2nd – May 21st

Cost: $218.00





Included in the Price:

Sockers FC Juniors T-Shirt

Shorts, Shin guards, and socks can be purchased through the Sockers FC Store. *Black shorts and white socks are mandatory

How to Register:

IMPORTANT: Registration portal goes through Soccer City DASH online registration by Clicking Here you will be redirected to Soccer City DASH online. note: Registration takes place through Soccer city not Sockers FC Chicago.


1.  Go to


2.  Click on “Register” at the top.


3.  Enter your email and password if you already have an account through Soccer City


Create an account through New Customer Registration

4.  Once you are logged-in to your account, click on “Register” at the top lett of the page.


5.  Choose the child you would like to register


5.  Then click on “Teams & Leagues”


6.  You are registering your child under “Join a team”


7.  Then choose which Juniors session(s) you would like to register for.


Difficulty registering? or need further assistance please call 847-788-5312 or 847-394-9860






Alternate programming and partners:


lilkickers   Programs 18months- 9years Click here
skilzlogo   Skills classes for all ages, all levels Click here
soc_cit   Birthday Parties- Call: 847-788-5312

Rentals- Call: 847 394-9860



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Sockers FC Chicago

545 S. Consumers Ave., Palatine, IL 60074 USA

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 4:00pm (Finance 9.00 - 2.00pm)

Contact Us

Phone 847.788.5326
Office 847.788.5321 (Financial)
Fax 847.788.5330



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