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Coaching Videos

Welcome to the Chicago Fire Juniors coaching video's page. This part of the website is designed for both coaches and players to both show some of our training exercises and highlight the key coaching points for different practice activities.

Passing & Receiving

Our passing and receiving exercises are aimed at helping players understand how to position themselves to receive the ball and play at a high tempo. The key it to have technically competent players who can keep the ball and are calm under pressure.


Maintaining possession is a key element in the style of play we look for from our teams. These activities build on the passing and receiving exercises and help make our players more aware of what is going on around them in a game situation. 



This section, moments in the game, is designed to give players and coaches a visual idea of what the various coaching topics are about. Each highlight is broken down and players are shown exactly what we are looking for not only in the game but through our coaching curriculum and guidelines. For optimum viewing, please click the youtube logo on the bottom right of the video and open in full screen mode. 

Defensive Phases

Attacking Phases

Technical Meeting // Spring 2015

Instructional Meeting

Each season, the Chicago Fire Juniors West Technical Staff engage in a technical meeting to look at new training ideas. Other areas of discussion include how to improve the club both on and off the field. Key points for discussion are;

  • Team Management
  • Technical Development
  • Game Understanding
  • Player & Coach Expectations
  • Seasonal Planning