Chicago Fire Juniors to hold tryouts during first week of May

CHICAGO - The Chicago Fire Juniors has announced that the club will be conducting tryouts for the 2005/2006 season during the first week of May at two locations in west suburban Wheaton, IL. On Sunday, May 1, the Senior Girls (U15-U18) tryouts will begin at the Hubble Middle School Alumni Field, while on Monday, May 2, the U12-U14 Boys and Girls will tryout at Seven Gables Park. On Saturday, May 7, the tryouts for U8-U11 Boys and Girls will be held at the Hubble Middle School Alumni Field. Please check the schedule below for dates and times for specific age groups. For more information on the CFJ tryouts, including directions to the tryout sites, visit www.ChicagoFireJuniors.com or call the CFJ office at 312-705-7250.

Senior Girls (U15-U18) Tryouts:

When: Sunday, May 1 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 8; same time/location)

Where: Hubble Middle School Alumni Field - corner of Roosevelt Rd and Main St. in Wheaton, IL

Age: U15 and U16 Girls

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m. CT

U17 and U18 Girls: 7:00-9:00 p.m. CT

U12-U14 Boys and Girls Tryouts:

When: Monday, May 2 (Rain Date: Monday, May 9; same time/location)

Where: Seven Gables Park (Fields A, B, C, D) - located off Naperville Rd. between Butterfield and Roosevelt in Wheaton, IL

Age: U12 Boys and Girls

Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m. CT

U13 and U14 Boys and Girls: 6:30-8:00 p.m. CT

U8-U11 Boys and Girls Tryouts:

When: Saturday, May 7 (Rain Date: Saturday, May 14; same time/location)

Where: Hubble Middle School Alumni Field - corner of Roosevelt Rd and Main St. in Wheaton, IL

Age: U8 and U9 Boys and Girls

Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m. CT

U10 Boys and Girls: 2:00-3:30 p.m. CT

U11 Boys and Girls: 4:00-5:30 p.m. CT

Spots Still Available for Fire Academy Spring Training Phase

The Fire's senior team players are not the only players in the Fire stable going through "spring training," as the Chicago Fire Youth Development Department has announced the schedule for the upcoming spring phase of its Fire Academy training program that will begin in mid-April. Sites, dates and times for the program's three locations - North, West and City - are listed below. Spots for the Spring 2005 phase are still available and players interested in trying out for the Fire Youth Academy program should contact Paul Cadwell at 312-705-7250 or via email: pcadwell@chicago-fire.com. Consideration for the program can also be gained by participating in the Chicago Fire Academy Soccer Camps this summer. For more information on the Fire Youth Academy, including directions to the three spring Academy sites and fee information, visit the Youth Development section of www.Chicago-Fire.com or contact Roland Hahn in the Fire Youth Development office at 312-705-7212 or rhahn@Chicago-Fire.com. Those already in the program can receive the latest information on training schedules and practice cancellation updates by calling the Fire Academy Hotline at 312-705-7333.

Fire Youth Academy Spring 2005 Schedule (Subject to change)

"North" Training Site - Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines, IL (767 Algonquin Rd.)

U-10 & U-11/12: Mondays from 5:00-6:30 p.m. - April 11, 18 & 25; May 2, 9, 16 & 23; June 6

U-13/14 & U-15/16: Mondays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. - April 11, 18 & 25; May 2, 9, 16 & 23; June 6

"West" Training Site - American Legion Field in Carol Stream, IL (570 S. Gary Ave.)

U-10 & U-11/12: Fridays from 5:00-6:30 p.m. - April 15, 22 & 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3 & 10

U-13/14 & U-15/16: Fridays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. - April 15, 22 & 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3 & 10

"City" Training Site - University of Illinois at Chicago Campus in Chicago, IL (14th Place & Halsted St.)

U-10 & U-11/12: Fridays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. - April 15, 22 & 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3 & 10

U-13/14 & U-15/16: Fridays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. - April 15, 22 & 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3 & 10


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