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Summer Camps 2021

Summer Soccer Series 2021

June 21-24 Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-6:00 pm Midfield Maestro Playmaker Robert Crown Turf Fields
June 21-Aug. 4 Monday/ Wednesday only 4:30-6:00 pm Goalkeeping Academy Robert Crown Turf Fields
June 28-July 1 Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-6:00 pm Midield Maestro Advanced Playmaker Robert Crown Turf Fields
July 5-8 Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-6:00 pm 1v1 Academy Robert Crown Turf Fields
July 12-15 Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-6:00 pm 3v3 Training Robert Crown Turf Fields
July 19-22 Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-6:00 pm 3v3 Prep Camp Robert Crown Turf Fields
July 24 Saturday All day Live 3v3 National Tour James Park
July 26-29 Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-6:00 pm Top Striker Junior or Advanced Robert Crown Turf Fields
Aug. 2-5 Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-6:00 pm Shooting and Finishing Robert Crown Turf Fields
Aug. 2-5 Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-6:00 pm High School Boys Prep Camp Robert Crown Turf Fields
Aug. 9-12 Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-6:00 pm Pre-season Camp Robert Crown Turf Fields

Registration for Summer Soccer Series Camps - 2021

Re-directs to Sprocket Sports' registration system.

Summer Training Overview - Session Components

Players participating in Summer Training Camps will experience session planning following professional teaching methodologies:

  • Dynamic physical warm-up and activation
  • Introduction of the training’s key technical concepts
  • Progressive game-related technical activities that isolate skill development and encourage technical speed through repetition and gradual increases of defensive pressure
  • Conditioned small-sided gameplay concentrating on player’s selection of the technical skill in specific tactical situations
  • Physical cool down

What players receive from camp

All our camps are planned and coached by one of our professional coaching staff overseen by one of our club’s coaching directors. Upon registration, all players will receive a welcome packet.

This includes:  

  • Experienced coaching from our certified, professional coaching staff
  • Training expectations for behavior
  • Uniform standards for each day
  • Instructions on what to bring to training
  • Camp schedule and itinerary
  • Camp training session plans

Live 3v3 is a National 3v3 tour that organizes and operates 3v3 soccer tournaments for ages 2014 (U7) – Adult. Live 3v3 ranks 3v3 teams and teams can qualify for additional events, such as regionals or nationals, through competing in their local events.

Coming to Evanston, IL on July 24th! 

Live 3v3 Tournament Registration!

Register for the Live 3v3 Tournament at James Park!

3v3 Tournament Training

Leading up the 2nd annual Live 3v3 tournament on July 24th at James Park, CFJ North Shore is offering 3v3 training for individual U7-U19 players and 3v3 teams interested in learning the tactics and techniques used in 3v3 play. Each day, players will work on improving attacking and defending techniques by concentrating on specific technical skills and by using small-sided games. Training will include attacking 1v1 skills, defending 1v1 techniques, tactical decision making during quick transitions, combination passing and goal scoring.

Camp training themes include:

  • Overloading the attack to create 2v1 numerical advantages
  • Quick combination passing to enter scoring zones
  • Deceiving and evading a defender to finish
  • Balancing the attack to stop counter-attacks
  • Delaying and denying space for teammates to defensively recover
  • Setting up ‘pressure pockets’ for ball recovery and launching counter-attacks
  • Positive competitive mentality to increase team unity and decrease negative reaction


  • 3v3 Training: July 12-15 (4:30-6:00pm)
  • 3v3 Tournament Prep: July 19-22 (4:30-6:00pm)

LOCATION: Robert Crown Turf Fields │ 1801 Main Street │ Evanston, IL 60202

PRICE: $175 per week

Registration for Summer Camps 2021

Re-directs to Sprocket Sports' registration system.

1v1 Academy

Our 1v1 Academy camp is open to players from all positions who have an interest in enhancing their ability to get past defenders, creating chances to score, and scoring more goals! Players in the camp will train 1v1 attacking skills techniques from a variety of common game situations including creating their own space to shoot on goal and dribbling past defenders. 1v1 defensive skills will also be worked on as soccer is a two-way sport!

Training themes include:

  • Attacking skills to dribble past an opponent
  • Hesitation skills to freeze an opponent and/or create space on the dribble
  • Turning skills on the dribble to keep possession and evade defenders
  • 1v1 defensive skills to delay, deny, and deflect
  • Emphasis on scoring from rebounds
  • Cultivating a goal-scoring mentality


  • July 5th (4:30-6:00pm) | 1v1 Defending
  • July 6th 4:30-6:00pm) | 1v1 Attacking skills when running at a defender/ goals
  • July 7th (:30-6:00pm) | 4:30-6:00 pm 1v1 hesitation skills and turning skills
  • July 8 (4:30-6:00pm) | 1v1 game day
  • July 9th (4:30-6:00pm) | Rainout only

LOCATION: Robert Crown Turf Fields │ 1801 Main Street │ Evanston, IL 60202

PRICE: $175

Registration for Summer Camps 2021

Re-directs to Sprocket Sports' registration system.

Top Striker Camp

Our Top Striker Camp is open to players from all positions who have an interest in goal scoring. Players in the camp will train different goal scoring techniques from a variety of common game situations including creating their own space, combining with players to score, and scoring from passes crossed into the penalty area.


  • The Advanced Level is for players who have already demonstrated a goal scoring finesse and are working on furthering their techniques with nuanced striker training, fitness, and defensive pressure. This course address tactical situations, scoring out of the air, and striker movement. If you have already taken Top Striker, you should register for the Advanced Course.
  • The Junior Level is for players who are interested in learning the fundamental techniques and movements of striker play. This includes ball striking techniques, scoring from rebounds, and creating shots on the dribble.

Training themes include:

  • Ball striking from distance
  • Emphasis on scoring from rebounds
  • Organizing the striker’s movements in the box
  • Combination link-up patterns to unbalance opposing defensive lines
  • Creating a shot from the dribble
  • Scoring from cut-back passes and crosses
  • Solving for the off-side line
  • Cultivating a goal-scoring mentality


  • July 26th (4:30-6:00pm) | Create your shot: changing speed and direction
  • July 27th (4:30-6:00pm) | Make your mark: Ball striking and rebounds
  • July 28th (4:30-6:00pm) | Crossing and finishing
  • July 29th (4:30-6:00pm) | Box organization and beating the offside line
  • July 30th (4:30-6:00pm) | Rainout

LOCATION: Robert Crown Turf Fields │ 1801 Main Street │ Evanston, IL 60202

PRICE: $175

Registration for Summer Camps 2021

Re-directs to Sprocket Sports' registration system.

Midfield Maestro

The midfielder can control the game with his/her vision, ball control, and selection of pass. A midfielder can push the game forward by playing quickly toward goal or keep the tempo in a game by finding passes that help control the possession of the ball. It is a position where risk v. reward must be weighted as midfielders link the attackers to the defenders.

Our Playmaker and Advanced Playmaker courses address the key moments of changing the game. Decisive passing, turning out of pressure, and creating space are the key technical topics that coaches will focus on during this course.


The Playmaker Course concentrates on the techniques used by midfielders to serve the game. These include identifying key passes and the different techniques to disguise key passes, training technical skills to escape enclosing defensive pressure, and practicing the fundamental concepts of when to break defensive lines with a pass, when to drive into space on the dribble, and when to take long range shots on goal. Technique and decision making in common midfield scenarios for 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 will be a focus throughout the course.


The Advance Playmaker course focuses on total control of the ball from the ground and the air, as well as challenging players use of the midfield’s space. The coach will discuss prioritizing the playmaker’s selection of passes, including identifying the game’s clues to know when each passing option is preferred. The course focuses helping the playmaker learn to orchestrate the tempo of the game through training activities with specific tactical scenarios. Players in this course will be challenged with decision making, speed of play, and timing the pass. At the conclusion of this course, players will have received information to becomes kings/queens of the midfield.

Midfield Maestro Skill Development

Our Midfield Maestro Camp gives position-specific instruction for decision making techniques. Specific instructions include;

  • Ball Mastery | close control and two-footed skill development
  • Game-specific vision | increased off-ball scanning and spatial awareness
  • Talent development | introduce a greater range of first touch control techniques and improving the selection of 1-v-1 moves to attack the goal on the dribble
  • Soccer-specific body control | enhanced balance for greater disguise and capacity to be ‘unpredictable’
  • Competitive mentality | cultivating players who represent themselves with confidence and integrity
  • Score more goals | maximizing opportunities to the greatest effect for the team and the individual player to score!


  • Playmaker: June 21st - June 24th (4:30-6:00pm)
  • Advanced Playmaker: June 28th - July 1st (4:30-6:00pm)

WHERE: Robert Crown Turf Fields │1801 Main St. │ Evanston, IL 60202

WHO: All players U7-U19 are welcome!

COST: $175

Registration for Summer Camps 2021

Re-directs to Sprocket Sports' registration system.

High School Prep. Camp

High School Boys’ Preparation Camp will prepare players for the rigors of high school soccer by customizing the training based on high school coach feedback and the unique demands of the physical high school game.

Camp training themes include:

  • Technical training preparation to sharpen the quality of a player’s control and 1st touch
  • Controlling the ball from the air while under defensive pressure
  • Speed of tactical decisions under defensive pressure
  • Improving the attacker's movement to exploit the opponent’s defensive backline
  • Box organization when attacking and when defending
  • Speed, agility, and quickness training to improve coordination, body control, and explosive technique
  • Finishing from low driven passes and from aerial crosses
  • Training for the "Cooper Test"

The camp is coached by Senad Hot, the CFJ North Shore Director of Coaching, and supported by the Evanston Soccer Association coaching staff.

SCHEDULE: August 2nd-August 5th


PRICE: $200

Registration for Summer Camps 2021

Re-directs to Sprocket Sports' registration system.

Pre-Season Club Camp - Week 1 and 2

Our annual pre-season summer camp will prepare players technically, physically, and psychologically for the coming season. Technical and physical preparation will challenge players each day while the coaching staff works on introducing basic tactic concepts throughout the week. The technical standards for the 2020-21 season will be set using the Curriculum set forth by the Chicago Fire Academy. Small-sided internal games to goals will be included each day of the game. 

The camp is recommended for all players on Team Evanston teams. We highly recommend this camp for Orange teams from U9-U12 as they prepare for the pre-season Fire Invitational (August 21st -23rd).

The camp will conclude with a day full of scrimmage games and fun competitions. 


Week 1

  • Aug. 3                    James Park                          Total technique: Ball mastery challenge
  • Aug. 4                    James Park                          Total control: Passing and receiving
  • Aug. 5                    James Park                          Total attack: 1v1s, 2v1s, 3v2s to goal
  • Aug. 6                    James Park                          Gameday: In-house small-sided games
  • Aug. 7                    Rainout

Week 2

  • Aug. 10                 James Park                          Creating your goal: 1v1 Attacking techniques
  • Aug. 11                 James Park                          Make your goal: Combination passing to create goals
  • Aug. 12                 James Park                          Counter attacking: Attacking and defensive transitions
  • Aug. 13                 James Park                          Finding the finish and picnic
  • Aug. 14                 Rainout


  • 6:00-8:00 pm             2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, HS girls                CFJ North Shore


  • $225/ per week                2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, HS girls                CFJ North Shore

Purchase both weeks and receive a 15% discount per player

Registration for Summer Camps 2021

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GK Academy Summer Training

Our GK Academy Summer Training is open to all players interested in goalkeeping technique, power, and explosiveness. Players can select weekly training options for the entire summer. Training will be led by Coach Jove who will keep players active with position-specific technique, movement, and distribution.

Training themes include:

  • Shot stopping from various angles
  • Handling from low and high shots
  • Handling from crosses
  • Saving the rebound
  • Distribution with the feet
  • Distribution with the hands
  • 1v1 breakaway


  • Full 7 Weeks: June 21st - August 4th (Mondays & Wednesdays)
  • Week 1: June 21st & June 23rd
  • Week 2: June 28th & June 30th
  • Week 3: July 5th & July 7th
  • Week 4: July 12th & July 14th
  • Week 5: July 19th & July 21st
  • Week 6: July 26th & July 28th
  • Week 7: August 2nd & August 4th

Team Evanston: 4:30-6:00pm
CFJNS: 6:00-7:30pm



  • $299 for full 7 weeks
  • $50 per week if registering each week separately

Registration for Summer Camps 2021

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Shooting and finishing Camp

Our Shooting and Finishing Camp offers participants the opportunity to take as many technically correct shots on goal with both feet as possible. They will train on all areas of the field at as fast a pace possible for that particular player so that when players get scoring chances in games, they can calmly convert those chances into goals because they have practiced that shot over and over.

Camp training themes include:

  • Receiving, turning & finishing
  • First touch shooting, second touch finishing
  • Right and left foot shooting
  • Side volleys
  • 1v1 attacking with dribbling moves
  • Small-sided games

Registration for Summer Camps 2021

Re-directs to Sprocket Sports' registration system.