Chicago Fire Soccer Club Trains Young Players on Campus

View PhotogalleryYoung soccer players honed their skills under the professional guidance of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club on the campus of Trinity July 8-13.

During the 5-day intensive training, known as the National Talent Center (NTC), 57 advanced soccer players, ages 10-18, received world-class instruction in all areas of the game under the supervision of Chicago Fire staff and guest coaches from Fire 1st Team and Academy.

Trinity and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club have partnered in recent years on the Faith and Family Event and programs that help Trinity students purchase discounted tickets to Chicago Fire soccer games, said Pete Hamstra, dean of admissions. “When the idea was proposed to partner with the club to put on a soccer camp, we started working to make it a reality.”

“Trinity has a wonderful facility, and it was truly a pleasure working with Sam Mahtani, marketing and media associate and assistant women’s soccer coach, and other Trinity staff members who made our coaches and players feel completely at home on this beautiful campus,” said Chris Andrew, Chicago Fire camps and training coordinator. “We hope to expand the program in future summers and look forward to continuing to partner with Trinity.”

Said Hamstra, “I am hoping some of these great young soccer players will be playing for the Trolls someday.”