The mission of the Chicago KICS United Futbol Club (CKUFC) is to develop well-balanced, successful student athletes in a positive, encouraging environment that gives them the opportunity to participate with other athletes that have similar goals and capabilities. Of equal importance is that CKUFC will also challenge the athlete to undertake the type of life-skills training and acceptance of responsibility that will prepare them for success at the high school and college level.
Modeled after the European Academies, our intent is to train and produce elite soccer players that are capable of playing at the highest levels of the sport. Our program develops a natural progression of teaching techniques, which create instinctive solutions during a match. The teaching and coaching methods instill a sense of pride, passion, skill and overall match understanding in players at all levels.
Building the athlete’s soccer sense will go hand-in-hand with building their time management and study skills, while instilling in them the importance of giving back to their community and being a role model for those who will follow them.
It is our hope that a large proportion of these young athletes will pursue the sport through their teenage years and on into adult life. Our training sessions and programs will be challenging - ensuring that each player leaves our program with confidence, high self-esteem and most importantly, the kind of fun and enjoyable experiences that will build strong relationships within the team.
Our vision is to create a model soccer organization unique to Chicago, this Region and to America. All activity is directed to the development for boys and girls at U8 to U19 age levels.
We have challenged our staff to meet these goals by:
*The above is excerpted from Arsene Wenger’s motivational handout
Below are the seasonal dates for all the Travel Academy Teams
|Season||Program:||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||Travel Academy||August 1||August 31|
|Fall||Travel Academy||September 1||November 15|
|Winter||Travel Academy||November 16||March 31|
|Spring||Travel Academy||April 1||July 31|