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Performance Night


Performance Night offers players the opportunity to work the Chicago Fire Academy professionals on their own personal development.

PERSONAL CORE VALUES: Specifically concentrating on the body and mind, the Chicago Fire PASS program will deliver a Chicago Fire Core Values personal development workshop focusing on the importance of knowing your own personal core values and how each of these are important to successful development.

SLEEP, HYDRATION, & NUTRITION: Monique Ryan, a nutritional professional based in Evanston who works with the Chicago Fire Academy, will also present on sleep, hydration and nutrition. 

Performance Night Schedule

U9-U12 Sleep, hydration, and nutrition 6:30-7:30 Evanston Twsp. HS A-252
U13-U19 Personal core values 6:30-7:30 Evanston Twsp. HS S-214
U9-U12 Personal core values 7:30-8:30 Evanston Twsp. HS S-214
U13-U19 Sleep, hydration, and nutrition 7:30-8:30 Evanston Twsp. HS A-252

Pre-Registration Link


  • The event is free of charge. 
  • Players in and out of the club are welcome! 
  • Please pre-register by clicking the link above. Walk-ups are welcome. 
  • Please enter DOOR 2 at ETHS on the west side of the building and off of Wildkit Drive. Both workshops are on the 2nd floor. Please follow the signs. 
  • Parking is FREE of charge
  • Players should bring a notebook and pencil or pen


Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. They will not participate in the workshops but can attend with their player to learn the same information at the same time. Parents do not have to pre-register (players only pre-register). 

Sleep, Hydration, and Nutrition

Monique joined the Chicago Fire Soccer Academy in May of 2018 as a sports nutrition consultant. She maintains a private nutrition practice in Evanston, IL. Personal Nutrition Designs, LLC, started in 1992 and works with all levels of athletes participating in team sport, endurance, and skill sports. Monique has consulted with USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, several professional cycling teams including the Saturn Cycling Team and Team Type 1, and was a Subject Matter Expert for Ironman™. She is the author of Sports Nutrition for Team Sports, and Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes (3rd edition). Monique has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition. She is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist. She currently competes in triathlons and is a four-time Ironman 70.3 finisher. Monique is working with the Chicago Fire First Team for the 2019 season. 

Monique's presentation is sponsored by Gatorade Sport Science Institute

Core Value Workshop

Felix Yu from the Chicago Fire Academy PASS Program will deliver a workshop on; 

  • Personal Core Values
  • Goal Setting and SMART Goals

All Team Evanston and CFJ North Shore players, as well as those players not in the club are welcome to attend. The event is FREE of charge. 

Players will interact in small groups during the presentation. Players will also complete a personal core values worksheet where they will leave with a better understanding of their current values and how they can be applied to training, learning, and teamwork. 


CFJ North Shore will offer workshops for all players to attend throughout the year. These workshops are optional and will take place in a classroom-like setting where presenters will educate players on the topics. Players will be encouraged to attend and learn as much as they can. 

  • Personal Core Values Workshop
  • Sleep, Hydration, Nutrition Workshop
  • Injury prevention Workshop

Fire Academy PASS and CFJ North Shore

The CFJNS Leadership Program is an extension of the Chicago Fire Academy PASS Program. The PASS program that goes beyond the traditional X's and O's of coaching and towards a 'broad based holistic approach' to educating young athletes. 

  • Perform: to achieve, realize, work, or attain;
  • Advise: to consult, help, counsel, or recommend;
  • Support: to frame or provide a ground fountain, base, or scaffold;
  • Serve: participants of the Chicago Fire programs at all levels.

PASS supports player development by offering unique personal development workshops that helps players improve their intrapersonal skills and practice their personalities leadership style. 

CFJNS's Leadership program follows PASS's few, some, and all methodology. 

  • ALL players will have an opportunity to participate in the personal development workshop and performance workshops including discussion on personal management of sleep, hydration, and nutrition. 
  • SOME players will be nominated for the captains' training where players will enter into leadership cohorts meeting with coaching staff and PASS leadership to discuss how to positively influence and impact the team's culture.  
  • FEW players from our leadership cohorts will be offered our Coach- in-Training program and/or our Club Ambassador program. This will support players leadership inside and outside of the club.  

CFJ North Shore Leadership Program Calendar

Nov. 14 November Performance Night Sleep, hydration, nutrition, core values Evanston Twsp. HS
TBA January - June Leadership Groups Core values, captain's training, goal setting TBA
TBA March - June Club Ambassadors TBA
TBA March - June Coach in Training TBA
TBA March Injury Prevention Workshop TBA
TBA January - June PASS IT ON Community service hours TBA

CFJ North Shore leadership programs

Learn more about how our players are developing their leadership traits and personal character.

Chicago Fire Academy PASS Program

Learn more about the Chicago Fire Performance Advisory Support Services

Personal Nutrition Designs

Monique Ryan consults the Chicago Fire Academy on personal nutrition and is based in Evanston, IL.