We've been working hard on schedules to get everything ready for your teams! Nick, our Director of Coaching (DOC), has shared each team's spring training schedule beginning the week after spring break. For those still in town, we will have small-sided, pick-up style games on April 3 & 5 at the JI Fields. Watch social media for times and field locations.

The spring tournament schedule has also been communicated so if necessary, your team managers will be setting up hotel blocks for stay-to-play tournaments. Please note that hotel blocks are not yet available for the Indiana Challenge Cup, President's Cup and State Cup tournaments yet.

We are taking advantage of this spring like weather and working hard to get the fields ready for spring soccer action. Please note, with frequent and extended rain showers, we must close the fields at times to protect the grass. If we tear them up in training, we won't be able to use them for games so we appreciate your grace and patience if we need to cancel a training. Training is important so please do your best to attend and we'll work hard to keep the fields in the best possible shape for the spring.

Lastly, spring game schedules will be available soon. The Indiana Soccer League and Got Soccer recently had a big technical problem so everything is being finalized. As soon as the schedules are available, team managers will get games loaded into your Sports You calendar.

Can't wait to see you on the fields!


Help get the fields

ready for spring!

Get your 2 volunteer hours out of the way over spring break. We need help setting up and moving goals, getting the trash cans out, marking fields and more. If you are in town over spring break, please consider

helping us get the fields ready!

Tuesday, 4/4 & Thursday, 4/6

5-8 pm

Trivia Night Success!


Our first annual trivia night was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that purchased a table and rallied your friends to create a team! We appreciated all of the participation in table themes/decor as well as our raffle and silent aution events. We could not have pulled off such an amazing event without our incredible sponsors, volunteers and Fundraising Committee including Eric Bradley, Ginee Ames & Jill Walsh!

We only expect this event to grow in the future and can't wait for next year!

What an amazing Jr. Irish Soccer Club community! Thank you!

Spring Coaching Focus

As we enter into March, we continue to work on small sided aspects of the game 1 v 1, 2 v 1, 3 v 1, 3 v 2, and more. Additionally, we are reinforcing attacking and defending principles as we prepare to move outdoors with more field space.


Coach Corner: Von Backus

Von coaches the 2014 Girls JI Team and is a coach for the John Adams High School Girls team. Originally from Scotland, she came to the US about 7 years ago to coach in Chicago.

When asked why she loves coaching, Von says:

"I love using sport as a tool to engage and develop people. The experience I give my players can dictate their relationship with sports for many years to come. I love seeing the growth in all aspects of their skill set including technical, social and self confidence. My philosophy has always been to work with the person on who they are, then the athlete will naturally follow." 

Von's entire family loves Jiu Jitsu and her husband, Bob is a professional wrestler! When not coaching, she enjoys boxing, rugby, CrossFit and traveling.

First Aid & CPR Training

Jr. Irish takes the health and safety of our families and players very seriously. We are thrilled to let you know that our club is investing in an AED device that will be available for Academy home games and other Jr. Irish home games. We are offering First Aid & CPR training to all coaches and Board members. Our goal is to offer the class to interested JI families this spring for a small fee. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!

Tryout dates for 2023-2024:

Tuesday, June 6: U8-U10

(2017-2014 birth years) 

Monday, June 12

& Tuesday, June 13: 11-U19

(2013-2005 birth years) 

Supplemental Tryouts: 

Thursday June 15: 2017-2005 birth years

Monday June 19: 2017-2005 Birth Years

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