Youth Soccer

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Soccer Summer Camp

The Village of Hawthorn Woods and Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer are proud to team up to offer youth soccer programs that provide instruction to build upon each player’s skills in a recreation-based environment where players learn by playing together on the field. Our summer 2021 Youth Soccer Summer Camp will focus on player skill development through training and drills. Camp is instructed by Coach Tom and Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer.

AGES 5-8

MON - FRI, June 14 - 18
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Fees: $80/res; $92/non-res
Code: 3127

AGES 9-12

MON - FRI, June 14 - 18
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Fees: $95/res; $110/non-res
Code: 3128

Any missed camp day will be attempted to be rescheduled. But due to inclement weather, field conditions and instructor availability, some camp days may not be able to be rescheduled.



Heritage Oaks Park

More Information

Player Communication

In order for the league or camp to communicate to parents and players, all should register to receive text or email alerts for unforeseen schedule changes. To register for this free service:

Parents/players must register for this service; you will not be automatically signed up. Returning participants must re-register. Register for this prior to the first practice. Relatives assisting with drop-off and pick-up may register as well. Please communicate any messages to those assisting with your player who are not registered for the service.


Please make sure your player brings the following (these items are not provided):

  • Rubber soccer cleats or a sturdy athletic shoe
  • Shin guards
  • Soccer ball
  • Water Bottle

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Players must bring their own ball & water bottle.
  • Spectators must maintain 6-feet of social distance from those who do not reside in the same household as them. 
  • Players should self-screen before every practice and game. If a player is or anyone living in the same household as the player is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, the player should not attend. Symptoms include (but not limited to): cough, fever over 100.4, shortness of breath, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell. 

Coaches & Referees

Practices and training sessions led by Coach Tom Chmela:

  • Hawthorn Woods Resident
  • Owner/Director Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer Club
  • Owner Kits Sports Center
  • Retired P.E. Teacher - Evanston Township High School
  • Experienced coach at all level including high school & college

Games coached and refereed by: Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer Staff & Players


Village of Hawthorn Woods
Parks & Recreation Department
(847) 847-3533