Team Chicago/Eclipse Partnership Update

Posted by Team Chicago Academy on May 08 2018 at 09:18AM PDT in 2017-18

Team Chicago/Eclipse Girls Development Academy Partnership Update

May 8, 2018

It was announced recently that Eclipse Select will not be participating in the US Soccer Girls Development Academy in the 2018-19 season. This is not the outcome Team Chicago was hoping for, and thus brings our partnership with Eclipse to a conclusion.

Technical Director Dave Lovercheck will no longer coach the 01/02 Eclipse GDA team effective immediately. Lovercheck had this to say: “while we are disappointed that Eclipse has chosen not to participate in the Girls Development Academy next season, our partnership was formed and executed with the best of intentions: to allow Team Chicago and our most talented and interested players to participate in the Development Academy, and we accomplished that. The dissolution of the partnership will allow me to focus 100% of my energy on my top priority— ensuring that Team Chicago provides the best possible environment on and off the field for our players, teams and staff.”

Team Chicago will explore other avenues to participate in the Girls Development Academy in the future.

This change will have no effect on any Team Chicago programming for the 2018-19 season.

Team Chicago tryouts continue throughout May. More information can be found at

Please contact Dave Lovercheck with questions or concerns at 917.743.2114 or