Society Soccer & Summer Fitness Program to begin June 20th!

Posted by Phil Nielsen on Jun 16 2011 at 10:20AM PDT in 2010-11

Society Soccer will begin Monday, June 20th, and run Mondays and Wednesdays through August 3rd – except for July 4th & 6th which will be off. U7-U11 players will go 5-6:30pm and U12-18 players will go 5:30-7pm.

Society Soccer is a Brazilian 7v7 game. The main idea behind Society Soccer is to create an environment where the players can be creative with lots of touches on the ball, and lots of opportunities to score goals. There will be minimal coaching during the 60-minute on-field sessions.

This summer we are offering an additional 30-minute session each Monday and Wednesday through our great relationship with Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers.

Anny Bierman, PT, DPT, will be present to lead a 30-minute preventative program with the players. For the younger group, focus will be on dynamic stretching to prevent/treat heel and knee pain during growth spurts, as well as on speed/agility training. As with the Monday night Academy Sessions this past Spring, the older group will continue to focus on ACL prevention as well as higher-level strengthening and plyometric activities.

Additionally, Anny will be devising a summer workout program for each age group. Exercises will be reviewed during the sessions and progressed every other week. Optional equipment for the exercises can be purchased through Accelerated’s supplier at a discounted rate and shipped free of charge to PlayUSA to be picked up (please, check the Summer Equipment document on TeamPages for more information).

Certified athletic trainers will also be on hand to perform free injury screens from 5-7pm each Monday and Wednesday at Play USA. All Team Chicago players and family members are welcome to take advantage of this service, both for acute injuries and nagging aches.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 630-428-1503 or email We look forward to a safe and fun summer!


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