Team Chicago Staff Announcement!
Team Chicago is pleased to announce the addition of James Van Artsdalen as the Director of Goalkeeping for the 2019-20 season. James is an experienced goalkeeper trainer and director. He is currently an Assistant Coach with the women’s soccer program at Elmhurst College, is a member of Illinois Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program staff and most recently was the Head of Goalkeeping for the Lombard Firebirds.
James played in the Chicagoland area as a youth player before going on the play at Lake Forest College and Wittenburg University in Ohio. He went on the play in Costa Rica with Club Deportivo Barrio Mexico in the 2nd division. He has also coached at the Springfield Thunder (OH), been a staff coach at the PAWS Goalkeeper Academy and worked with the Chicago Fire Player Development Program.
Team Chicago Technical Director Dave Lovercheck had this to say: “James is an experienced, motivated young coach who will bring a great work ethic and the ability to push our goalkeepers to improve on a daily basis. I am pleased to add him to our outstanding staff for the 2019-20 season.”
James is completing his US Soccer Federation ‘C’ License and is enrolled in Northwestern University’s Masters of Sports Administration program.