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About Fire Juniors Cadets

Cadets FAQs

What are the Cadets? 

The Cadets is a training program run by Chicago Fire Juniors West (CFJ West) for its recreational soccer partner PSA during PSA's fall and spring seasons. 

This training sessions takes place 1 time per week and is designed to supplement PSA players training with skill building sessions. This training is designed and coached by a member of the CFJ West's professional coaching staff. This is not designed to replace PSA training. The PSA player will attend their regular training and games with their PSA team and coach, but attend an additional session on Friday with the Fire Juniors Cadets. 


When - Wednesdays - April 28th - May 26th
Time - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Where - Legends Field (located at Plainfield South HS)
Cost - $50

What will my child gain from this experience? 

Cadets is a program for 4 - 6 year olds.  It supports the development of our youngest players through coordination and basic ball mastery.

These sessions will progress each training session and over the course of the season to build players' confidence, technical skills, and game understanding.  

The program will focus on improving players abilities in the following areas of the game:
  • Ball control with different parts of each foot
  • Striking the ball techniques for goal scoring and passing
  • 1-V-1 skill moves such as "scissors", step-overs, and body feints
  • Turning skills to evade defenders and find space
  • Shooting and finishing 
  • Proprioception and coordination of the body 

Who should register?

We recommend players who enjoy the game and are enthusiastic about learning about soccer.

What should we bring? 

Bring a ball and water. Please wear soccer cleats or gym shoes, athletic clothing and shin-guards covered by soccer socks.