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Residential ID Camp

General Camp Information

The Residential ID Camp is a 4-day event that includes elite level players from all 11 clubs in the Fire Juniors network. The camp provides an opportunity to identify and evaluate emerging talent from across the network, with a view to selecting players to the participate in the Fire Juniors Elite teams in an elite level youth tournament. Key information includes:

  • 4-day Residential ID Camp (invite only) in July/August  (11U-14U only);
  • Camp includes a mixture on training sessions, ID games, and off-field workshop lead by Chicago Fire staff and outside professionals;
  • Camp is coached by the leading club directors and coaches from within the network;
  • Chicago Fire Academy (boys) and Indiana Fire ECNL (girls) staff in attendance to evaluate players for potential academy opportunities and;
  • Residential assistants onsite for the duration of both camps and provide 24-hour supervision of the players alongside other camp directors and staff.

2019 ID Camp Information

  • Camp Location - Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, IL
  • Girls Camp - Sunday July 28th-Wednesday July 31st, 2019
  • Boys Camp - Wednesday July 31st-Saturday August 3rd, 2019
  • Age Groups - 2009-2006s

Key Documents

2019 Residential ID Camp Staff

Girls ID Camp

Camp Director - Craig Jones (Kentucky Fire Juniors)
GK Coach - Carl Whitehouse (Michigan Fire Juniors)

2009 Girls

Head Coach - Joe McNab (CFJ City)
Assistant Coach - Ashley Pickens (CFJ South)

2008 Girls

Head Coach - Jose Smith (CFJ South)
Assistant Coach - Chris Denham (Michigan Fire Juniors)
Assistant Coach - Alex Hoefler (Kentucky Fire Juniors)
Assistant Coach - Ben Angel (CFJ South)

2007 Girls

Head Coach - Josh Lindemann (Indiana Fire Juniors)
Assistant Coach - Melissa Miller (Florida Fire Juniors)
Assistant Coach - Dominic Hart (Michigan Fire Juniors)
Assistant Coach - Christian Lauria (Kentucky Fire Juniors

2006 Girls

Head Coach - Paul Williams (Florida Fire Juniors)
Assistant Coach - Joe Sochacki (Indiana Fire Juniors)
Assistant Coach - Jonny Carter (CFJ West)
Assistant Coach - Brittany Johnston (Indiana Fire Juniors South)

Boys ID Camp

Camp Director - BJ Johnson (Indiana Fire Juniors)
GK Coach - Marek Los (CFJ West)

2009 Boys

Head Coach - Ben Vega (CFJ South)
Assistant Coach - Pete Kowall (Illinois Fire Juniors)

2008 Boys

Head Coach - Senad Hot (CFJ North Shore)
Assistant Coach - Aaron Henkle (Indiana Fire Juniors)
Assistant Coach - Brock Hickam (Kentucky Fire Juniors)
Assistant Coach - Eloy Torrijos (CFJ West)

2007 Boys

Head Coach - Jonny Carter (CFJ West)
Assistant Coach - Kuba Piotrowski (CFJ North Shore)
Assistant Coach - Jesse Diluzio (Kentucky Fire Juniors)
Assistant Coach - Arijan Rasidovic (Florida Fire Juniors)

2006 Boys

Head Coach - Simon Bird (Kentucky Fire Juniors)
Assistant Coach - Derek McMullen (CFJ South)
Assistant Coach - Adam Miller (Indiana Fire Juniors South)
Assistant Coach - Justin Dumestre (Louisiana Fire Juniors)


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