RED STARS 
CAMPS AND CLINICS

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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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My daughter enjoyed the camp. She feels more confident and like she has a leg up on the other players in our smaller community league. You have a pair of Red Stars fans for life. Thank you!

-Parent testimonial, Golden Boot Academy

Elite Camps

The Chicago Red Stars Elite Soccer Academy provides an immersive experience for young female athletes. 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, yoga, outside speakers, team building and leadership exercises. The curriculum is led by current Red Stars staff, coaches, and players. Open to girls, birth years 2012-2007.

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Golden Boot Academy

The Chicago Red Stars Golden Boot Academy is specifically designed for strikers and attacking-minded players, that 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. Open to girls, birth years 2012-2005, and of all skill levels. 

Goalkeeper Academy

Specifically designed for female goalkeepers and all sessions are focused around 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!  Open to girls, birth years 2012-2005, and of all skill levels.

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Preseason Academy

The Chicago Red Stars Preseason Academy is a 4-day camp that focuses on skill development and tactical awareness sessions that have been used to create World Cup and Olympic Champions at the Chicago Red Stars. Red Stars Academy camps 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 both the technical (foot skills, passing, and finishing techniques) and tactical (shape and team movement) part of the game. Current Red Stars Academy staff, players and coaches lead Red Stars day camps. Open to girls, birth years 2015-2006, and of all skill levels.

Satellite Camp

The Chicago Red Stars Soccer Academy in Milwaukee is a 2-day camp that focuses on skill development and tactical awareness sessions that have been used to create World Cup and Olympic Champions at the Chicago Red Stars. Red Stars Academy camps 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. Current Red Stars Academy staff, players and coaches lead Red Stars camps. Open to girls, birth years 2015-2006, and of all skill levels.

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Park District Camps

Challenge yourself with a more intense and competitive soccer camp experience with the Chicago Red Stars. Our coaches, which include current and former Red Stars players, train participants using the same skill development and tactical awareness that is used to create World Cup and Olympic champions at the Red Stars. Campers will receive a Red Stars Academy T-Shirt, a free ticket to a 2022 home match, as well as other giveaways throughout the week. Open to girls, birth years 2015 - 2006, and boys, birth years 2015 - 2008.

Game Day Clinics

These one-hour clinics are held prior to selected home games and feature curriculums designed by Michelle Lomnicki, CRS Academy Director and former professional player. Current and former players serve as clinic 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 current or former Red Star players. 

*Participants must also purchase game tickets to participate.

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2022 CAMP SCHEDULE

June 24 - 26

Birth Year

Elite Academy at
Trinity International

Girls 2012 - 2007

Elite

Deerfield, IL

9am - 3pm

June 27 - 30

Birth Year

Goalkeeper Camp

Girls 2012 - 2005

Positional

Woodridge, IL

9am - 12pm

June 27 - 30

Birth Year

Golden Boot Camp

Girls 2012 - 2005

Positional

Woodridge, IL

9am - 12pm

July 8 - 10

Birth Year

Elite Academy at 
Benedictine University

Girls 2012 - 2007

Elite

Lisle, IL

9am - 3pm

July 11 - 15

Birth Year

Chicago Red Stars Academy
- Glen Ellyn Park District

Girls 2015 - 2006,

Boys 2015 - 2008

Park District

Glen Ellyn, IL

9am - 12pm

July 16

Birth Year

Chicago Red Stars Academy - 
Madison

Girls 2015 - 2006

Satellite

Verona, WI

9am - 3pm

July 17

Birth Year

Chicago Red Stars Academy - 
Milwaukee

Girls 2015 - 2006

Satellite

Cedarburg, WI

9am - 3pm

July 22 - 24

Birth Year

Elite Academy at 
Oak Brook SportsCore

Girls 2012 - 2007

Elite

Oak Brook, IL

9am - 3pm

July 25 - 28

Birth Year

Chicago Red Stars Academy
- Lycee Francais de Chicago

Girls 2015 - 2011,

Park District

Chicago, IL

9am - 12pm

August 1 - 4

Birth Year

Preseason Academy

Girls 2015 - 2006

Positional

Bridgeview, IL

9am - 12pm

August 5 - 7

Birth Year

Elite Academy at 
SeatGeek Stadium

Girls 2012 - 2007

Elite

Bridgeview, IL

9am - 3pm

PHOTOS

Camp Season
Scholarship

The Chicago Red Stars believe that every girl who desires an opportunity to play soccer should be able to have that chance regardless of her family’s financial situation. The CRS Cares Foundation is proud and honored to be able to provide scholarships for the Chicago Red Stars 2022 Camp Season to female athletes between the ages 6-18 who are in need of financial assistance.

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MEET THE STAFF

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Michelle Lomnicki

Director of Youth Development

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Anthony Szymel

Assistant Technical Director

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Victoria Buonanni

Senior Coordinator

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TRAIN LIKE A PRO

Questions?

Fill out our form and an Academy representative will be in touch.

 
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Illinois Bone and Joint Institute provides top-of-the-line training staff on-site at all Chicago Red Stars camps. A full-time trainer on staff means that campers aren't just training like the pros, but are being treated like the pros.

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