Seminars & Meetings

The Illinois Youth Soccer Expo and Chicago FireFest will offer a variety of informative seminars for parents, players, coaches and league administrators including the very popular College Recruitment Seminar, which will give players tips about how to get noticed by college coaches.

2014 Meeting & Seminar Schedule

Presentation Description Location Time
YSSL Scheduling Meeting Required meeting for all YSSL teams to finalize their schedules for the Fall 2014 season Stadium Club Big Room 8am
State Premiership Meeting Meeting for participating Fall State Premiership teams to discuss rules, procedure changes and the 2014 schedule Media Room 9am
Tournament Directors Meeting Required meeting for directors of tournaments that want to be sanctioned by Illinois Youth Soccer for 2015 Stadium Club Small Room 10am
Systems Of Play Presented by Ian Barker, NSCAA Director of Coaching Education Media Room 10:30am
What Is Illinois ODP? Want to know what the Illinois Olympic Development Progam is? Get a complete breakdown of what ODP is and how it has helped develop some of the top talent that has come out of Illinois over the past 30 years. Stadium Club Small Room 12pm
Chicago Fire & Illinois Youth Soccer: A Community Vision A look at the new programs that Illinois Youth Soccer & the Chicago Fire have partnered on and how they will directly impact IYSA-members and the greater soccer community in Illinois Media Room 12pm
Rec League Meeting Meeting for all Illinois Youth Soccer member recreational league. Meeting will cover: Changes for the 2014/15 soccer year, insurance, concussion awareness & protocol and more 2-Star Club 12pm
College Recruitment Seminar Want to play soccer at the college level. This very popular presentation will give you tips on how to get noticed by college coaches. Boy's and girl's soccer players & their parents are encouraged to attend this important presentation by Scholar Athletes USA, the official college recruitment partner of the Chicago Fire & Illinois Youth Soccer Stadium Club Small Room 1pm
Follow Your Dreams Presented by Rafael Amaya, Former MLS Player Media Room 1pm
A look at Inner City Players who continued their path to success by not giving up and how they set examples of staying on track to accomplish their goals
Evolving US Soccer Education Scott Flood, US Soccer & Coaching Education Media Room 2pm
Goalkeeping Seminar Presented by Aron Hyde, Chicago Fire Goalkeeping Coach Media Room 3pm

How To Get To Meeting Rooms

South Club

  • Take the Gate B stairs up to the top of the North Concourse.
  • Follow the Concourse around east toward the glass doors marked “Gate D Exit”
  • Go down 1 flight of to get to Stadium Club - Continue down the Gate D Exit stairs on your right hand side until you reach the 1st floor. Proceed all the way through both sets of glass doors in front of you to exit Gate D.  Once outside, head to your right and enter in through the glass doors marked D1 (just past the Fire Fan Shop).  Enter through D1 and follow the stairs up into the South Club.

Media Room

  • Take the Gate B stairs up to the top of the North Concourse.
  • Follow the Concourse around east toward the glass doors marked “Gate D Exit”
  • Go to ground floor and thru gray doors to get to Media Room – For the Media Room, take the Gate D Exit stairs down to the 1st floor, proceed through the final set of glass doors at the bottom of the stairs and then immediately turn to your right toward the set of gray double doors near the two sets of elevators.  Head straight through the grey doors and the Media Room is straight ahead.

Second Star Club

  • Take the Gate B stairs up to the top of the North Concourse.
  • Follow the Concourse around east toward the glass doors marked “Gate D Exit”
  • The Second Star Club is straight beyond the “Gate D Exit” doors.

Stadium Club (for YSSL Meeting)

  • Take the Gate B stairs up to the top of the North Concourse.
  • Follow the Concourse around east toward the glass doors marked “Gate D Exit”
  • To access the Stadium Club, continue down the Gate D Exit stairs on your right hand side to the 2nd floor and enter though the glass doors marked  “STADIUM CLUB”. Head left through those doors and then immediately right toward the Stadium Club.

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