Sockers FC Chicago has seen a multitude of new faces - both girls and boys this month, come on out to see what development-based soccer is all about.May is traditionally the month where many soccer clubs hold their annual try-outs and for Sockers it's been a big deal once again!Sockers FC expanded into the area from their home base in Palatine two years ago and in their third year of tryouts the numbers are up once again. Many new players are coming from other clubs to further improve their skills and have access to play beyond division-based league games.On the boys and girls side this means access to the MidWest Development League as well as the National Premier League. Even further up the ladder, boys can access the DA or Development Academy of which only three clubs (including Sockers) has access to.The girls can also play at the highest level including ECNL or Elite Club National League - of which only two clubs (including Sockers) perform in.The highest levels of youth soccer are accessed through proven coaching and dependencies set by USClub and US Youth Soccer which are based on results in both boys and girls soccer that development soccer fosters.Players from all locations (Naperville, Palatine and McHenry County) are all pooled to form some of the top teams in the United States - such as last years u13 girls who were National Champions!The work is hard and the hours are sometimes long, but the opportunity for any and all players who have a strong passion for the sport is there - and that's where it all starts.Development is all about building personality and confidence at a young age through consistent coaching that also addresses player development at the individual level. Understanding that some players can and will develop at a different pace then others.Instead of just placing those players on lesser teams - as often is the case with many clubs, Sockers provides them the same coaching, same coaches and the same time on the ball as everyone else.So the opportunity is there when the time is right for that player to be the best they can!Come on out and see why players of all level are seeing the difference between development and competitive soccer!
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