Chicago Fire Academy welcomes applications from all players who have an interest in joining our academy to complete the online application at the link at the bottom of this page. Our current teams and birth years are U13 (2010), U14 (2009), U15 (2008) and U17 (2006/07). We also encourage players from born in 2011, 2012 and 2013 to complete our application. 

Once an application is reviewed, an academy staff member may reach out for further information. An academy scout may attend a future game with a player’s current club, or a player may be invited into for a trial with a current academy team. 

Throughout the year, we also run talent ID Clinics and host a Talent Center over the winter for current U12 (2011) players. Further information on these events will be shared once available.

For other questions, reach out to us at