***The TCSA Premier Program has made an alliance with Strikers Tri-Cities (formerly knows as Strikers Fox Valley) and will work together to create teams with players of similar ability levels in order to premote player development. For any questions call the TCSA office at 630-377-1101.***
The Tri-Cities Premier program is the newest and highest level program at Tri-Cities. Currently the program boasts 27 teams and continues to grow each year. TCSA Premier offers the highest level of competition within the sport of soccer for “club soccer”. Professional Premier Coaches will develop and lead this program for those TCSA participants who have the desire, competitiveness, and dedication to play at this level. Our Premier coaches believe in developing players over several years versus selecting players others have developed. This way the Premier Program truly prepares the child to play at the highest level of soccer in high school and college. TCSA’s goal is to provide every child the opportunity to play soccer at the highest level of their ability. The Premier program is intended to complement our Recreational and Parent Coached Travel programs.
Premier teams are led by a full time professional coach. Teams will have 10 weeks of training during the fall and spring season with 2-3 practices per week. During the fall and spring seasons there will be 8-10 league games, mostly on Sundays. Games will be played at various locations throughout the Chicagoland area against other top teams in the region. Premier teams will also train during the winter at our Indoor Facility. There will be up to four tournaments throughtout the year, depending on age, with the possibility of out of state tournaments for teams U12 and older. The training focus for Premier teams is to improve skill through player development. Team development becomes important as ranking begins to determine higher level tournament acceptance. Older players will be preparing for high school teams and will be working towards being eligible to participate in college showcase events.
Open tryouts are held each year for our Premier Level Program in early June. Players who wish to play at the Premier level must attend.