FC United Soccer Club is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing an environment which fosters a passion for soccer. By building a sense of teamwork, confidence, fitness and individual skills, players in the TSC will achieve success both on and off the field.
Originating as a small local club and now being one of the largest local clubs in the Midwest, we have not forgotten our roots. Developing our core from the New Trier community, we look to strengthen our young people through a competitive atmosphere that breeds proper technique, ball movement, relationships, teamwork, and discipline. Without ever ignoring the goals of the player and team, we achieve this by our dedicated staff and coaches.
Margaret Fisher, Club Administrator
Susie Taylor, Club Administrator
Stephanie Strauss, Marketing Director
FC United Soccer Club
495 Central Avenue, Suite 201
Northfield, IL 60093
Illinois Youth Soccer Association
Midwest Regional League
USYSA Region 2 (Midwest)
FC United Soccer Club is a non-for-profit soccer organization dedicated to providing an environment that fosters a passion for soccer. By building a sense of teamwork, confidence, fitness, and individual skills, players in FCU will achieve success both on and off the field.
The club is split into two branches based on age groups—the Trevian side of our club offers age groups from Under 8 to Under 12 for both boys and girls. FC United is the older branch of our club, and it offers teams from the Under 13 to Under 18 age groups.
Teams are selected at tryouts, which are held in late May and early June. Current FC United players do not receive preference for placement on next year’s teams, but rather teams are selected based on a player’s skill level, which is evaluated at tryouts by the FC United Tryout Committee.
Our program is split into three seasons—fall, winter, and spring. For fall and spring seasons, FC United teams will practice twice a week. Practice schedules are set about a month before each season, but spring practices are usually held at the same time as your fall practices. Teams will play ten and eight league games per season, respectively. Boys usually play on Saturdays while girls’ games are usually held on Sundays. Additionally, all teams will play in at least one tournament in the fall, and depending on which team your child is placed, some teams will compete in other tournaments as well. For the winter season, FC United teams will practice once a week and play games in one of our in-house leagues.
All FC United coaches are paid, professional coaches who hold USSF (United States Soccer Federation) and/or NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) licenses. The coaches are experienced in coaching younger players, and many have playing experience at the collegiate, semi-professional, and professional levels. Coaches are hired by the club following an extensive interview process that includes contacting references and background checks. The coaching staff is supervised and evaluated by the Executive Director and Director of FC United.
Club fees include the following: Field fees, indoor costs, coaches, administrative fees, insurance costs, two practices a week for outdoor and one practice a week for indoor, outdoor league registration, game referees, and one tournament per year.