FIRE JUNIORS OVERVIEW & PHILOSOPHY
Who are the Chicago Fire Juniors?
The Fire Juniors are the official youth club affiliate of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club with local youth clubs in Northwest Indiana, North, South and West Chicago; regionally in Mississippi, Michigan and Kentucky and nationally in Louisiana and Florida. The Fire Juniors are the first youth program of its kind in Major League Soccer (MLS) and creates a true player development “pyramid" to maximize player development potential. A pyramid creates a progressive developmental structure, providing players with the right environment to achieve their potential from introductory play through to the collegiate and professional levels. The Fire currently have two players who have come through this ‘Home Grown’ player pathway: Victor Pineda (Bolingbrook, IL) and Kellen Gulley (Jackson, MS).
Ranked as one of the top clubs in the US by Soccer America, the Fire Juniors national network of affiliate clubs maintains an infrastructure for player and team development that produces the highest quality player. As part of the Chicago Fire Player Development Program, Fire Juniors players (boys and girls) have access to unique opportunities for soccer development.
Welcome to Chicago Fire Juniors North Gold
Welcome to our Chicago Fire Juniors North Gold Soccer Club, Inc.
The Fire Juniors is the first youth program of its kind in Major League Soccer (MLS) and creates a true player development “pyramid" in order to maximize player development potential
Chicago Fire Juniors North Gold Soccer Club, Incorporated is an Illinois State Not-For-Profit Corporation.
CFJ North Gold offers Boys and Girls, between 4 and 19 an incomparable soccer experience in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago
What does it meant to be part of the Fire Juniors?
The Fire Juniors is a first class, professionally run organization that produces teams and develops players for consistent high-level competition. As part of the Chicago Fire Player Development Program, Fire Juniors players have access to unparalleled opportunities for soccer development -- opportunities that no other club can provide. Youth to professional, top quality leadership and coaching, the fire Juniors is always ahead of the curve and leading the way in the evolution of youth soccer.
What is the philosophy of the Fire Juniors?
The MISSION STATEMENT of the Fire Juniors is-
“To Lead the Evolution of Youth Soccer in the United States”.
The VISION of the Fire Juniors is
“To foster a culture of excellence both on and off the field of play. To create an environment that develops players from grassroots through to college, MLS and National Teams”.