Where Current Players Become Future Stars

The Chicago Red Stars Academy provides soccer-specific camps and clinics to athletes in and around the Chicagoland area. The Chicago Red Stars Academy's mission is to create an inclusive, challenging, and inspiring atmosphere for young female athletes to thrive. We aim to help athletes build confidence, leadership skills, and personal growth through the game of soccer.

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2023 Camp Schedule

ALL
ELITE
POSITIONAL
PARK DISTRICT
SATELLITE
RESIDENTIAL
GAME DAY CLINIC
January 3 - 5
9am - 12pm

Holiday Break Camp

McCook, IL
Max McCook Athletic and Exposition Center
Girls Birth Years
2011-2017
January 15
Half Day: 9am - 12pm
Full Day: Please bring a packed lunch

MLK Day Camp

Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Sports Center
Girls Birth Years
2011-2017
February 19
Half Day: 9am - 12pm
Full Day: Please bring a packed lunch

Presidents' Day Camp

Westmont, IL
Westmont Yard
Girls Birth Years
2011-2017
Camps:

Summer Kickoff, Downers Grove, World Cup Kickoff, Elite SeatGeek, Preseason Academy

Competition Level:

Competitive, Highly Competitive

Description:

The Chicago Red Stars Elite Soccer Academy provides an immersive experience for young female athletes. Led by current Red Stars staff, coaches, and players, the program focuses on a full day structure, much like collegiate and professional players, with an emphasis on improving technical ability and tactical awareness. The experience includes multi-day sessions, game film, nutrition and healthy eating for the female athlete, plyometric mobility, recovery, outside speakers, team building and leadership exercises. Campers will receive a Red Stars Academy T-Shirt and other Red Stars swag!

Camps:

Golden Boot Academy, Goalkeeper Academy

Competition Level:

All levels welcome (Recreational, Competitive, Highly Competitive)

Description:

The Chicago Red Stars Golden Boot Academy is specifically designed for strikers and attacking-minded players, with a focus on shooting technique, skill development and tactical awareness in the final third. The staff will put players through a challenging and comprehensive, age/level appropriate training program that provides repetition and ideas in attacking moments. Campers will receive a Red Stars Academy T-Shirt and other Red Stars swag!

The Chicago Red Stars Goalkeeper Academy is specifically designed for female goalkeepers with a focus on the technical and tactical side of the game that are required to be a top-level goalkeeper! The staff will put goalkeepers through a challenging and comprehensive, age/level appropriate work out to give the players an edge over their competition! Campers will receive a Red Stars Academy T-Shirt and other Red Stars swag!

Camps:

 Lycée Francais de Chicago, Oak Park, Glen Ellyn, Game on! Sports Camp 4 Girls, Midlothian 

Competition Level:

All levels welcome (Recreational, Competitive, Highly Competitive)

Description:

Challenge yourself with a more intense and competitive soccer camp experience with the Chicago Red Stars. Red Stars Academy Park District camps are led by current Red Stars Academy staff, players, and coaches. We aim to provide a professional, fun and welcoming environment for girls to cultivate new skills while further developing and mastering current strengths. The camp curriculum focuses on foot skills, passing/receiving, and finishing techniques that allow players to be successful in game situations. Campers will receive a Red Stars Academy T-Shirt and other Red Stars swag!

January 3 - 5
9am - 12pm

Holiday Break Camp

McCook, IL
Max McCook Athletic and Exposition Center
Girls Birth Years
2011-2017
January 15
Half Day: 9am - 12pm
Full Day: Please bring a packed lunch

MLK Day Camp

Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Sports Center
Girls Birth Years
2011-2017
February 19
Half Day: 9am - 12pm
Full Day: Please bring a packed lunch

Presidents' Day Camp

Westmont, IL
Westmont Yard
Girls Birth Years
2011-2017
Camps:

 Madison, Milwaukee

Competition Level:

All levels welcome (Recreational, Competitive, Highly Competitive)

Description:

The Chicago Red Stars Soccer Academy offers satellite camps that take place outside of the Chicagoland area. We aim to provide a professional, fun and welcoming environment for girls to cultivate new skills while further developing and mastering current strengths. The camp curriculum works on foot skills, passing, and finishing techniques that allow players to be successful in game situations. Red Stars Academy satellite camps are led by current Red Stars Academy staff, players, and coaches. Campers will receive a Red Stars Academy T-Shirt and other Red Stars swag!

Camps:

Benedictine

Competition Level:

Competitive, Highly Competitive

Description:

The Chicago Red Stars Residential Camp offers young female athletes an immersive soccer-specific experience. Our program is structured in the same way that collegiate and professional players are, with an emphasis on improving technical ability and tactical awareness. Red Stars Academy residential camps are led by current Red Stars Academy staff, players, and coaches. Campers will receive a Red Stars Academy T-Shirt and other Red Stars swag! There are two options: residential and commuter. Residential campers will spend two nights at Benedictine University's Jaeger Hall and will receive eight meals (Lunch/Dinner on July 14, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner on July 15, Breakfast/Lunch on July 16). Commuting campers will arrive at 8:45 a.m. each day and be picked up at 8:00 p.m. from the stadium turf field. Commuters will be provided with lunch each day. 

Camps:

April 29, May 7, May 27, June 10, June 18, July 1, July 29, August 5, October 15

Competition Level:

Competitive, Highly Competitive

Description:

The Chicago Red Stars Academy hosts one-hour clinics that are held prior to selected Red Stars home games. Game day clinics are led by current Red Stars Academy staff and coaches, putting participants through drills and technical training aimed at improving individual ball control. In addition, players will take part in small-sided soccer games designed to maximize ball touches. The clinic will conclude with a 15-minute Q&A with a current Red Stars player(s).

*Participants must also purchase game tickets to participate

General Faq

Do you offer discounts?

For groups of 5 or more, group discounts are available. For more information on how to redeem the discount, please contact [email protected].

What is the refund/cancellation policy?

You can find our refund policy here.

What is the latest I can register for a camp or clinic?

Registration for camps and clinics closes at 5:00 p.m. CST the day before the camp or clinic begins. 

What documents must I review prior to the start of a camp or clinic?

You should receive a confirmation email that includes a link to fill out a form for camp participants. Please ensure that the form and waiver are completed before arriving at camp.

What happens if there is inclement weather?

  • The Chicago Red Stars Camp staff will communicate any cancellations or changes due to inclement weather. We will monitor the weather forecast closely and do our best to notify parents/guardians within 24 hours. This communication will be sent via email to each parent or guardian.
  • If there is severe weather during camp, the staff will evacuate the fields and bring all campers indoors. We will leave the field if lightning strikes within a 10-mile radius and will not return until 30 minutes after the last lightning strike, according to NWSL (National Womens Soccer League) emergency procedures.

How do I contact with additional questions?

You can email us at [email protected].

Camps Faq

What does the format of the day look like?

Half Day: 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Full Day: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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What should my child bring with them to camp?

  1. Cleats
  2. Shin guards
  3. Soccer ball
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Water bottle
  6. Clothing for all weather conditions
  7. Snacks

Do I need to bring my child a packed lunch?

  • 9am - 12pm Campers: Do NOT need a packed lunch
  • 9am - 3pm Campers: Please bring a packed lunch
  • Wisconsin Campers: Please bring a packed lunch

Can I stay and watch?

We ask families who wish to stay to do so outside the field in indoor facilities or away from outdoor facilities. During the last hour of camp, families are welcome to come and watch.

How do I receive my free match ticket?

A ticketing representative will be present at the last day of each camp to help receive your free ticket or a Chicago Red Stars representative will reach out and get each participant set up with a ticket and you will have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets. You may also contact them directly at [email protected].

Game Day Clinic Faq

What time should I arrive at the stadium?

It is recommended that you arrive at the stadium 20 minutes prior to the start of the clinic.

Where should I park?

The East Lot. You can access the East Lot from Harlem Ave. through gate S2.

Do I have to pay for parking?

No. Paying for parking begins 2 hours prior to kick-off.

Can I stay and watch?

Yes. There is a designated seating area within the stadium for parents and family members to watch. Parents/family members/spectators must stay in the designated section for the entirety of the clinic.

What should my child bring to a game day clinic?

  1. Indoor Shoes/ Tennis Shoes/ Sneakers, NO CLEATS!!!
  2. Shin guards
  3. Soccer ball
  4. Water bottle

Do I receive a free ticket for Game Day Clinics?

Campers attending Chicago Red Stars Game Day Clinics will not receive any free tickets. All tickets for admission to the game will need to be purchased separately.

Collect them all!

Each camper will receive a t-shirt for participating! Can you collect all three this season?
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