"Louise “Lisel” Schaaf, who was documented as Illinois’ oldest resident, the oldest living person from Germany and the oldest living immigrant to the United States, has died at 113 years and 192 days old, according to a research group that verifies supercentenarians for Guinness World Records." “There also were many German athletic organizations. That’s how she met her husband. She liked to say she first saw Erwin Schaaf “on the soccer field.” He was a starter for the Schwaben Athletic Club soccer team, still in operation out of Buffalo Grove.” Louise's husband, Ernie Schaaf, played for Schwaben In the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Rest in peace.
Schwaben AC is has been approved as a US Club Soccer Players First-licensed club, one of only 82 clubs in the country. We’re honored to be nationally recognized on the forefront of raising the standards of youth soccer, as a Players First-licensed club. Players First is built on five pillars: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety. More info on our Players First page.
We will be posting daily trip updates of the players in Hamburg, Germany. Follow their journey on the International Exchange Program page.
Schwaben is proud to introduce our first round of signed collegiate soccer athletes for the class of 2018! Most have been with Schwaben since U8 and it’s been a pleasure to coach, develop, and play so many seasons with these young men.
Congratulations on your accomplishments and best wishes for a bright future at college!
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.
Schwaben AC is looking for youth soccer coaches starting Fall 2019. 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
US Club Soccer encourages all members and related personnel to take proper precautions. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is a valuable resource of the latest information.
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.