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Center of Excellence

Center of Excellence Boy's & Girls 2010 - 2005

The Center of Excellence aims to provide players opportunities to access appropriate levels of training, coaching and support, throughout the talent pathway, enabling the program to reach our ultimate goal in producing elite US male & female players to compete at a US Regional or National Level Event.  The Center of Excellence is open to any registered soccer players within the State of Illinois.

The training program is designed for all players born 2010-2005 who enjoy challenge and competition, who love the game and put a high priority on soccer and training outside of their normal team training. Typically these male & female players will show determination – to get better, to learn all they can, to train across age groups and learn from the best players, coaches and directors within the area.

Any player that is not part of The Center of Excellence program will not be eligible for Elite ID Camps, Elite Competition or International team selection.

Joe Ilett

For information on the Center of Excellence please contact

Phone: (708) 387-8009

Session 1

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at The Max, 11/7-12/12

10 Training Sessions, 2 x 60 minute session per week, for 5 weeks.

Session 1 will consist of technical practices with an emphasis on ball mastery, speed, agility, and quickness. Practices will be designed with a focus on coaching the individual player within a small group setting.  Training in small groups will allow for the appropriate challenge for the player, and lead to a peak performance.

Session 2

Sundays at LTHS North Campus Fieldhouse, 1/13-2/17.

Girls Session- 5:00-6:00pm
Boys Session- 6:00-7:00pm


5 Training Sessions, 1 x 60 minutes sessions for 5 weeks.

Session 2 will be Futsal based training, focused on developing technical skills and ability to play in situations of high pressure. The nature of Futsal training places a large emphasis on individual soccer competencies that can be translated into a game situations.

Refund Policy

Once you register for the CENTER OF EXCELLENCE for your son/daughter online you have agreed to pay the full fee for the whole program and will be issued NO REFUND at any time. The same rules apply for the training programs, camps and seminars operated by SEG and/or LTSC and our partners: once you register, you are responsible for the one time payment associated with the program for which you have registered. THIS FEE IS NON REFUNDABLE.

*Payment will be refunded only, if the class is cancelled on behalf of SEG or LTSC and/or partners.