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Emerging Talent Program

The Emerging Talent Program (ETP) is the National ID Program of the Fire Juniors. ETP is defined by a series of player and team development initiatives designed to meet the attitudes, desires, and aspirations of today’s top talent across the entire Fire Juniors network.  

ETP is supplementary and in addition to a player's existing club provision and includes four programs: 

 

For more information on each program, visit their tabs.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE EMERGING TALENT PROGRAM?

PROGRAM GENDER 11U 12U 13U 14U 15U 16U 17U 18U/19U
Residential ID Camp Both * * * *
Fire Juniors National Teams Both * * *
Fire Juniors College Showcase Both * * * *
International Tour Both * * * *

HOW ARE FIRE JUNIORS PLAYERS SELECTED?

Prior to each Spring season, the clubs and their directors/coaches will submit player nominations for the upcoming Residential ID Camp. All nominations are based on a players technical ability and current commitment to their regular club programming.

Post-camp, Fire Juniors players are then selected to create Fire Juniors National Teams who come together and participate in a national-level showcase. 

The Fire Juniors College Showcase is a new initiative designed to be team based versus individual based. Each Fire Juniors club will have the opportunity to send their 15U-18U teams to a college showcase hosted by the Chicago Fire Soccer Club over President's Day Weekend. 

The International Tour is for 11U-14U players and is primarily offered to those players who attended the Residential ID Camp. This is an open invitation.

QUESTIONS?

Email us at firejuniors@chicago-fire.com or call us (708)-496-6662.