Schwaben AC is very proud and send congratulations to the U18/19 Boys team for staying together through the years and winning every 2016 competition in their age group - The Triple Crown!
This is a great result of Schwaben player development plan, a gradual- gradual process from a young age with a focus on development over winning. Winning is a by-product of development and can be seen with the U18/19 team. Most have been together since U10 (some since U8) and did not always have winning seasons and suffered a lot of defeats but kept their focus on hard work and effort. Read more here.
We have some sad news.
Armin Homann, our member for 56 years, friend and team mate, passed away suddenly. Armin came to the Schwaben AC from Germany in 1960 and played soccer with the AC until his retirement as a player. He also played professionally in New York for two years, played many times for the Chicago All Stars and US Select Teams.
He came to this country with only his soccer ability, but became an entrepreneur at a young age. He opened a record store, started a radio program and his own travel business. He had an indomitable spirit and was one of the pillars of the German Community. For his efforts in the German Community, he received the Bundes Verdienst Kreuz from the German Republic.
We shared many, many memories together and we will miss him dearly. Our deepest condolences go out to his children and extended family.
Schwaben AC is second in a series by ChicagoNASL.com that explores the history of Chicago's oldest top amateur clubs. Read more about this fascinating story, here.
Schwaben AC is looking for youth soccer coaches starting Spring 2017. We are based out of Buffalo Grove, IL.
Responsibilities: Successful candidates will have the ability to communicate and organize practices. Knowledge of fundamental coaching technique as well as sports playing rules is required. Candidate must have the ability to work with people/kids and motivate others to improve performance. Individual will assist the Director of Coaching in all aspects of the program, including coaching, game preparation, coordination of special events, and any other duties assigned.
Qualifications: We are looking for coaches with at least 2 years prior experience coaching in youth/club soccer and appropriate coaching qualifications with a minimum “D” license and above.
Application: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and professional references to:
Thomas Gansauge at firstname.lastname@example.org