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227 youth | 14 teams | Boys & Girls ages 7-19

Heart of the City Elite is a competitive soccer program based in Waukegan, IL for boys and girls (U8-U19). Athletes perform at higher levels of play with a focus on player development.

Our program combines competitive soccer with life skills training and college/career-readiness programming. View our Mission & Values as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization as well as our Program Continuum for a comprehensive list of program offerings.

Program features:

  • Dynamic and high level curriculum to prepare players for the next level
  • Year-round training, league play, and tournaments, both local and some out-of-state (college showcase tournaments included for high school teams)
  • Highly qualified USSF licensed staff, including former college players, high school and ODP coaches
  • Educational field trips & life skills opportunities for younger teams
  • College soccer recruitment program led by our recruitment specialist
  • Comprehensive college and career-readiness support
  • Established relationships with college coaches and recruiters
  • Low fees, scholarship opportunities and flexible payment plans

Get to know our professional coaches.

Girls Tryouts

Club Goals

Develop complete soccer players that play an intelligent brand of soccer  

• Develop players to support winning high school soccer teams

• Develop players to support the state, regional and national ODP squads

• Create a developmental pathway to play at the highest level

• Support and develop our coaches

• Build a lifelong love and commitment to the game of soccer


Season Timeline

Preseason Summer Camp

Fall Season

Winter Season

Spring Season

Interested in playing or coaching for HOTC Elite? Contact our Director of Sporting Operations Letisia

847-623-6200 ext.1

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