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About us

Since 1977, the Jr. Irish Soccer Club has consistently provided the best soccer experience for area youths. Our coaching staff is recognized as the best in the area and is affiliated with the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary's College, Bethel College, Holy Cross, Goshen College and most area high schools. Our coaches are recognized through the state and region through their involvement in the Indiana Olympic Development coaching and Indiana Coaching Education staff.   Our teams and players have won numerous state championships, played on many of the state Olympic Development teams and have or are playing at many universities and colleges. Our soccer playing complex is second to none. Jr. Irish hosts one of the biggest and widely respected tournaments in the Midwest.

Whether playing at the Academy, Indiana Soccer League, or the National League, your child will be provided the opportunity to improve his/her individual and team skills.  Our goal is to provide the best coaching and player development opportunities in northern Indiana.

Mission Statement

Jr. Irish Soccer Club is dedicated to providing Northern Indiana the best training and competitive environment possible.  The club’s mission will focus on the overall development of the player, creating a technical skill set that will allow the player to grow in their tactical knowledge.  A professionally licensed coaching staff will give the players an opportunity to grow in the game as well as learn important life skills such as discipline, commitment, and sportsmanship.    

Philosophy

Jr. Irish Soccer Club will offer a development plan with a seamless flow starting at the age of eight that takes players through to their high school career.  The curriculum properly develops players through the stages of a soccer career that will prepare them for a collegiate career.  Putting the player first, Jr. Irish will focus on creating a development-based environment to allow players to maximize their potential.          

We Offer:

  • A Full time Director of Coaching that focuses on implementing a curriculum and educating coaches.
     
  • A professionally licensed coaching staff that will provide players both the technical skill set as well as the tactical implications to the game.
     
  • A quality training environment that encourages competition and work ethic.
     
  • Proper league and tournament placement against teams that will expose them to the highest possible competition.  Jr. Irish teams will compete in all divisions of ISL, Great Lakes Conference, US Soccer National League, and Super Y league.
     
  • A collegiate recruitment system that will allow maximum exposure to all Jr. Irish players.
     
  • The finest facilities in the area to promote the ten-month development process.  The Airport fields with twenty-one professionally manicured fields and exclusive training at Soccer Zone, the premier indoor facility in the Michiana.
     
  • The stability and confidence in knowing that the 43 year old club will consistently serve the soccer community.
     
  • Jr. Irish hosts the Memorial Day Invitational (MDI), one of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the Midwest.