HOTC Elite

18 teams | Boys & Girls ages 7-19

Welcome to Heart of the City, where we're passionate about developing young soccer talents! We're thrilled to announce tryouts for our competitive travel soccer program, HOTC Elite, for the upcoming 2024-25 season. 


HOTC Elite is more than just a soccer program, it's a community where players grow both on and off the field. Based in Waukegan, IL, our program is open to boys and girls from U8 to U19. 


Here's what sets us apart: 

  • A dynamic curriculum designed to elevate players' skills 
  • Year-round training, league play, and tournaments, including college showcase tournaments for high school teams 
  • Experienced USSF licensed coaches, including former college players and ODP coaches 
  • Exciting educational field trips and life skills opportunities for our younger teams 
  • Youth development and support to enhance the player experience 
  • A dedicated college soccer recruitment program led by our recruitment specialist 
  • Established relationships with college coaches and recruiters 
  • Affordable fees, scholarship opportunities, and flexible payment plans 


Registration for tryouts is now open, and there's no cost to sign up. Join us for a chance to be a part of something special at HOTC Elite. 

Get to know our professional coaches.

Click here to register to tryout for our Elite Program in your area. 

HOTC Elite Philosophy

  1. Developmental Focus: We place a strong emphasis on continuous improvement and growth, believing that every player has the capacity to reach their full potential with the right guidance and support. 
  2. Holistic Approach: Our director’s, coaching staff, and youth development team are dedicated to providing a well-rounded experience for our athletes, addressing not only their soccer skills but also their physical, mental, and emotional development.  
  3. Positive Learning Environment: We strive to create a positive and inclusive learning environment where athletes feel empowered to take risks, make mistakes, and learn from them.   
  4. Long-term Impact: Beyond soccer, we believe that our program has the potential to positively impact the lives of our athletes, instilling valuable life skills, such as teamwork, discipline, and perseverance, that will serve them well in their future endeavors. 

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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