January 2023

Our Online Teamstore is Moving!

For the past few months, the Blackhawks' online team store was housed on the SoccerHive site. However, from this year onward, our team store will transition to Chipply. Hummel's objective with moving our teamstore to Chipply is to provide a site that is easier to navigate for our families and provides Hummel the ability to process orders at a faster rate. Hummel has spent the past few weeks building out our store with the hopes that it will be up and running in the coming days. For now, if you need to purchase a uniform, please reach out to Linh at linh@blackhawksoccer.org.

Keep an eye out on our social media and emails to know when our new teamstore is live and ready to take your orders!

Summer Camps Registration are Now Open!

Have you begun planning out what summer activities your kids could get involved with this year? We offer several different summer camps, from Little Hawks to Tryout Prep Camp, that allow players to learn and improve their skills, build relationships, and soak up the fun of playing soccer! Spots fill up fast, so be sure to register today!

Summer camp schedules and registration can be found here.

Babysitting Fundraiser

Want a date night out? Drop the kids at Orchard Rec Center for a pay-what-you-can Babysitting fundraiser. Kids 4 to 12 Years old can be dropped off Friday, January 27th at 5PM and picked up by 9:30PM.

Click the following link to sign up your kids. https://forms.gle/Nwqf34EguNPwMQ3t9 

Recommended payment is $25 / kid or $70 total for 3 or more kids. 

If you can give more, please do.

If you can give less, please do. 


We appreciate and are grateful to whatever you can give! Every penny helps players fund their Sweden trip.

Payments can be made by cash, check or Venmo to Jenni Hoyt @Jenni-Hoyt (phone number 303-921-7627) when dropping off your kids.

Tell your friends, neighbors and anybody else who has kids and could enjoy a night out!



Chris Scanlon!

Coach Chris began coaching soccer with the Alan Merrick Soccer Academy while in college at the University of Minnesota. He coached his first club and high school teams in 1999. His first Blackhawks team was the U18 Boys in the summer of 2007, making them the 1989 Age Group! In 2012, he became the Blackhawks' Developmental Director. He is so thankful to have worked with thousands of awesome Hawks!

Q & A

HawkNews: Where did you play soccer growing up?

Coach Chris: I began playing soccer at 5 years old in Ohio and moved around to Florida, Wisconsin, and to MInnesota for college. I have stayed in this wonderful winter wonderland ever since. 

HN: What is your favorite soccer team and why?

CC: Along with a lot of the older crowd, my favorite team remains Manchester United. They were one the few teams I was able to watch in the late 80's/early 90's. My first favorite player was Mark Hughes. 

HN: What do you love about coaching Blackhawks?

CC: The thing I love most about coaching soccer is seeing my former players in the over 30 leagues still loving the sport. Go Hawks!!

Sweden Updates!

First WeTravel Payment Date Coming Up

Attention all Sweden Travelers! 

Your first payment is due February 1st, 2023, just 2 and ½ weeks away. This is the first of 3 payment installments. Future payment dates are April 1st and June 1st. Please take this time to login to WeTravel (https://www.wetravel.com/), verify your travel information and payment plan.

To verify your travel information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18JqBfa-peazmL9hII9CnLX_05eIaxVPqISEutanYdJA/edit?usp=sharing

To view your payment plan:


Emails for Sweden

Are you responsible for a player that is going to Sweden but aren’t receiving the Sweden emails?

If you’d like to be added to the list, please email Donn O’Malley (DonnOMalley1030@gmail.com)  and provide your player’s name to be added to the TeamSnap email list.

This will ensure you receive all the communication sent out by the planning committee.

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