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Sport Skills Training

Check out our Futsal and Basketball training programs below. For information about other sport skills/conditioning opportunities for youth as well as adults, contact Courtney Griffin at 773-325-4562 or

Futsal - NEW!! April 2017

Chicago Futsal Club Futsal Training
Try the sport that is becoming the industry's recognized best training complement to outdoor soccer - futsal! It's a great way for your child to learn the fundamentals of football (soccer) including passing, controlling, and coordinated team movement. The heavier, low bounce ball makes it easier for players to control, allowing them more touches on the ball. In addition, it forces players to develop power and precision and the small court forces players to find creative ways to get out of high pressure situations. Plus, the kids just have fun! And isn't that why you really want your child to participate is sport activities?

About Coach Jake Brodesky
Coach Brodesky is the founder of Chicago Futsal Club (CFC). He was excited to find a platform in which all kids could participate in a version of soccer that allows them to kick harder, think faster, and touch the ball more than a regular game of soccer. Chicago Futsal Club leverages those benefits and adds thoughtful organization and coaches who love teaching so that your children can further their love for the beautiful game! In addition to operating Chicago Futsal Club, Coach Brodesky is a Head Coach for Chicago KICS United FC Select Academy, volunteers with Urban Initiatives' Work to Play Program, and works in the tech industry in Chicago. Let Coach Brodesky show your child the fun and fitness that goes with futsal!

Program Details
Age Groups: 

  • Group 1: Born 2008/2009 Saturdays 10 - 10:50 am 
  • Group 2: Born 2006/2007 Saturdays 11 - 11:50 am 
  • Group 3: Born 2005/2006 Sundays 8 - 8:50 am 
  • Group 4: Born 2002-2004 Sundays 9 - 9:50 am   
Dates: 7 Training Weeks; April 29 - June 11
Fees: $120 Ray Members, $135 Non-members
For More Information: Contact Stephanie Punda at


Back to the Basics Basketball Training
Looking for your child to improve their basketball skills and have fun? Regardless of skill level, Coach Merrell will bring out the best in your son or daughter through progressive training on the fundamentals of basketball. Includes conditioning, ball handling, and shooting techniques and drills. We provide both private and small group training sessions for all ages! Use the contact information provided below to help us tailor a program that is right for your child.

Private Basketball Coaching
Are you interested in individual or small group basketball training? Our coach would love to tailor conditioning and skills training just for you and/or your team. We are happy to schedule 1-on-1, 1-on-2, or small group training. For more information, contact Courtney at ​