Why join our program?


“When you join the Sockers program there is a plan for you. At the first moment you enter the club, there is a plan for every player individually. The ultimate goal is to place each player into a team outside our club when they leave as seniors”.

"Our curriculumn's as staff are focused on the correct things. Everything is based on what a player will need to get better within their ability; rather than what they may need over one game after one weekend. Our program is set up for soccer education, a soccer school for teaching soccer. We place demands on ourselves as staff, to educate, be educated and licensed. Our internal education program provides better programming, leadership and coaching. All these things mentioned provide a better program for our kids and we are doing them together as a club”.

“We are always under a constant review from one year to the next. We are evaluating, discussing and planning the way we are providing experiences for our players. Which competitions they play in? which arenas they should be playing in? This ultimately give us continuity through the age groups and levels”.

“In youth soccer you need to have stability. Within stability you need good and consistent coaches, regular leagues to play in and to have set training routine. After the stability, players need opportunities to grow and to develop their own talent; this is how they will fulfill their potential."

"As players develop locally, they can move into arenas regionally and ultimately we can challenge them on a national platform. The U8 who are the most talented player, may not be most talented at U18 because of player growth at different points. We understand this and try to help all of our players get better along this journey. We help players together, the whole staff working as a team helps us to focus on every player's best interests, rather than staff focusing on the one team individually”

- David Richardson, President and Technical Director.

The reasons to become a member can be broken down into three areas:

  1. Our main objective is to place each player in a program outside of this club, where they can continue to play the sport.
  2. The elite coaching; the demands Sockers places on their coaches (together) to develop themselves and the program.
  3. The playing opportunities for players as their talent develops.

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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)

Store Hours 

Monday - Thursday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED

Contact Us

Phone 847.788.5326
Office 847.788.5321 (Financial)
Store 847.788.5327
Fax 847.788.5330



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