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Chicago Fire Emerging Talent Program

The Emerging Talent Program (ETP) is defined as  a series of player and team development initiatives designed to meet the attitudes, desires, and aspirations of today’s top talent across the entire Chicago Fire  youth development network.  
ETP is supplementary and in addition to a player's existing club provision and includes four programs: 
- Elite ID Camp;
- Fire Juniors Elite Teams;
- Generation Red and; 
- International Soccer Tours.

Evan Kirkenmeier

Chicago Fire Youth Development

Phone: (708) 496-6647

Who can take part in the Chicago Fire Emerging Talent Program?

Program What Clubs? Gender 2006 2005 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Elite ID Camp ALL Fire Jrs clubs Boys & Girls * * * * * * *
Fire Juniors Elite Teams ALL Fire Jrs clubs Boys & Girls * * * * * * *
Generation Red CHI Fire Jrs clubs Boys & Girls * * *

Elite ID Program

Chicago Fire Juniors ELITE ID PROGRAM  includes a collection of 'all-star' teams of players from all local CFJ Clubs and Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, & Michigan. A focus of this program is to identify ‘emerging talent’  from across the Fire Juniors Club network, placing them in a training camp environment, and selecting players to represent Fire Juniors Elite SC teams in national youth tournaments.  

Features include:
    - ID Camp to identify players via a 4-day residential (invite only) Girls- Sunday, July 29th- Wednesday, August 1st; Boys- Wednesday, Aug. 1st- Saturday, Aug. 4th.
    - Disney Juniors  Showcase  Tournament (FL) for 2004, 2005 and 2006 boys & girls in November and December 2017;
    - Mayors Cup International Tournament (NV)/ PDT (AZ) for 2001, 2002 and 2003 boys & girls, respectively, in February 2018.

Generation Red

Chicago Fire Juniors GENERATION RED is a number of 'all-star'  high school aged teams comprised of elite players from the 4 Fire Juniors youth soccer clubs based in Chicago (City, Gold, South & West). A focus of this program is to create competitive boys and girls teams to compete in signature college showcase tournament events

Features includes:
    -Camp to identify players (Invite only) in August (girls) and November (boys);
    -Indoor and Outdoor Practices;
    -College Showcase tournament competition.